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ohouston



Joined: 22 May 2005
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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 05 7:52 pm    Post subject: 100 air gun club  Reply with quote    

100 for airgun club is steep.

Don't recomend airguns for live game, better get a .22 rimfire for small game. Join a smallbore rifle club - about 30/year?

For insurance best is BASC - 53 which includes membership and will also help support shooting interests in this country when we most need it!

Don't be put off getting a FAC for the rimfire, just need one landowner on board, some references and the cops do the rest. Its by far and away a much better rifle that the air gun for small game and bought S/H much cheeper anyway. Money you've saved on the 100 club and expensive airgun covers BASC/FAC/.22/Club and Bullets!!

Lloyd



Joined: 24 Jan 2005
Posts: 2699

PostPosted: Tue May 24, 05 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Did you find out any more about the club?

Treacodactyl
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Jumping on the bandwagon of opportunism
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 05 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not much time at the moment as I'm extremely busy. That's another reason why I'll not go knocking on doors until I have the time to turn up to shoot if required.

ohouston, I've been a member of BASC for a while now.

deerstalker



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 589

PostPosted: Tue May 24, 05 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sorry but I think you don't have the right attitude. You can't understand what it's all about until you do it (no chance of practicing on tame ones first!)!

Ask land owners ( as we all had to do). You don't tell them you have no experience.

My two year old grandson has fired a 12 bore and a .270 rifle and is learning all the time!

So just be a mam and do it (you may be told no but WTF?)


Edit, as another member said I meant man instead of mam (but if the cap fits)

Last edited by deerstalker on Wed May 25, 05 1:40 pm; edited 1 time in total

Gervase



Joined: 17 Nov 2004
Posts: 8655

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 05 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If you're nervous about knocking on doors, there's always the option of the small-ads in the back of Shooting Times. There's a fair bit of pigeon shooting available - though it has to be said that most of the paid-for shoots are very over-shot. It may be worth giving them a ring, however, and seeing what crops they and their eighbours have got and if they have any bag returns for the past week or so. If it sounds promising, give it a go. I've had some good days on paid-for pigeon shoots, and it's a way of honing your fieldcraft without feeling embarrassed.
A couple of days like that should give you the confidence to try cold-calling. That's when you should get some decent shooting.
And get hold of Archie Coates' book on pigeon shooting if you can - it's a mine of information.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44269
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 05 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks for that Gervase, sounds like good advice.

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