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Discussion in 'General' started by Gareth Halfacree, 7 May 2015.

  1. Zak33

    Zak33 Staff Staff Administrator

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    congratulations :)

    I assume the 10/22 is on the Certificate as the one you can go buy now?
     
  2. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    Thanks, it came in the correct timescale of 12-13 weeks, so the application system seems to have run fine.
    The slot is open for a .22LR rifle of my choice, plus a slot for a moderator too.
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    So, I haven't been to the range since the birth of my second kid... I have no active permissions... My safe is full...

    Logically, then, it's time to look at buying ANOTHER AIRGUN.

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    Lookit, would you? How amazingly ugly is that thing? Kral Puncher Armour, a bullpup 12/14-shot PCP with two mags, sidelever, picatinny rail for accessories, adjustable cheekpiece, two-stage trigger. My local RFD has it in .22 calibre, though I'm tempted to ask if he could order one in .177 instead.

    Also, it comes in BRIGHT CHUFFIN' ORANGE.

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    (Also, green and blue as well as the originally pictured black, but c'mon, orange is clearly the bestest colour.)
     
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    Dunno about the orange Gareth but it looks to be a lovely bit of kit :thumb:
     
  5. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Multimodder

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    EEEEEeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, zee goggles, they do nothing
     
  6. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    Soooooo... I've decided to get back into shooting again after a hiatus of approximately five years, and being in Scotland I now have to apply for an "Air Weapon" licence at a cost of £72. I'm planning to go about this the old-fashioned way, so I'm going to save some dough whilst I wait for the licence to come through (it could take several months) and when the time comes I will hopefully have enough to get a nice rifle/scope combo.

    At the moment my plan is to go back to a setup akin to what I had before, which was a TX200HC in walnut with a Falcon Menace FFP scope. Ideally I'd like to have a springer and a PCP, but first things first. :)

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  7. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    Welcome back, Lenny. I did the same with my FAC; I sold my shotgun while the application was going through and bought my 10/22, (used model put aside for me), when the paperwork arrived.

    Latest acquisition last week:

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    A Ruger hardwood 'deluxe' stock to replace the beech one it came with (Exhibit B).
    There's the small matter of the tatty varnish to remove and replace (hopefully, if I can work out how) with a satin oiled finish.

    I've been looking for months, and this came in at a good price on evil bay.

    Also shown is the new Hawke 3-9 x50 subsonic illuminated bullet drop indicator scope.

    Next will be some trigger internals, to make it fire more smoothly. Such a great bit of kit, as it's simple, ubiquitous and easy to work on if you have a bit of sense
     
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  8. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    Look up the Armor-all and Tru oil technique for stock refinishing. I use it on bows and it's amazing.
     
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  9. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    Thanks Kayin, good to hear from you. I'll have a look and see if those items are available in the UK too!
     
  10. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    I sold my shotgun, and my bows are put up, but I still know plenty about gunsmithing. Glad to share that knowledge. If you need help, I'm glad to assist. Just let me know.
     

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