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philpot last won the day on August 15 2017

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  1. philpot

    FAC Inbound, time to shop

    I find this really interesting bunch of posts. I looked at some info from Hawke scopes the other day regarding speed of various ammo which was quite handy to know. .22LR subs = 1057fps .22LR HV = 1260fps .17HMR = 2500fps .22WMR =2000fps So from that I see that .22LR subs and HV are not much different in terms of speed although I am not sure if 203fps will make any real difference other than HV being louder. What I am really trying to get my head around is the real difference between HMR and WMR. There is a 500fps speed advantage with HMR but affected by side wind far more than WMR. The WMR is a little lower recoil (I am told) with a better range of ammo offering ammo for different situations which has an appeal, such as hollow point and does less damage to rabbits at the same distance as a shot from an HMR (I am told). My thoughts are leaning towards the WMR although I am not certain what Deker means regarding WMR weight. Could you please just explain a little further, I assume you are saying the WMR is much heavier than an HMR .................. I think. Quote:- WMR is also a great calibre but Subs are as hard to find as Rocking Horse doings and the VERY heavy WMR are like falling off a cliff, but they tend to hit quite hard. Sorry Andy, your post has been hijacked a little but hopefully you will also find the comments of interest. Phil
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    FX impact

    I simply love my fac .25, never owned a gun like it and my 'go to' gun. You are right Mitch regarding outright kills, never fails to impress me how well they seem to dispatch the quarry but the biggest surprise of all to me is the trajectory of these .25 pellets with 47fpe up their skirts, just superb. I also use the Impact for close up ratting, why...... because I can walk down the cow sheds with this at hip height strapped with a Nitesite on and the gun is just so easy to use in this way and the balance is brilliant, this style has also accounted for quite a few rabbits as well but not at long range. I could never see me selling this gun. Phil
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    Hw110 New Rifle

    Shame you had to shoot the pet rabbit though . We have quite a few black bunnies on one of my perms along with really bright ginger rabbits as well. My pal has an HW110 and loves it, must admit I really do like the feel of them. Phil
  4. philpot

    Warden Adder Scopecam

    I think you are right Mick, it looks to be the same unit. I am not buying one as already said but for FAC air or rimfire .22LR /.17 HMR / .22WMR the ranges would easily be within the reach of this unit. I will stick with my two Nitesite units because I have bought them but also because my right eye (master eye ) is nowhere near as good as it should be and using both eyes is much easier for me at night. Phil
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    Warden Adder Scopecam

    Now that looks fantastic Mitch, well impressed but as I bought a New Nitesite Wolf last week, the pocket is empty. I really think that has the Ward 800 well beaten because it has so many options for use. A very exciting product. A massive bonus is the fact that it takes 18650 batteries which are easily available and of course rechargeable so you can keep a few in your pocket for those long sessions, I must have about 15 of those batteries lying around now. Phil
  6. philpot

    FAC Inbound, time to shop

    It is that logic that has put me off the HMR although I think I will go for a .22WMR which again has a good selection of ammo to offer for different situation according to what I have learned so far. I am interested to know which ammo produced the very high speed though in .22LR because that may well be a route I would like to have a look at as well. Phil
  7. philpot

    Hw110 New Rifle

    Welcome aboard Webbo and enjoy your new gun matey. Phil
  8. philpot

    Night vision ?

    Sorry Wilbur, not known to me and I would not buy an add-on nv at that sort of money, I would however splash the cash for a good Pulsar unit. I use two Nitesite nv units for my shooting which is a shed load cheaper that a Pulsar which is why I use them. If you can afford the price talk to Ianb on here for sound advice and model selection. Phil
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    Browning maxus

    I have used a Maxus and have to say that it shot very very well. Whilst not being a big fan of semi auto, they are superb for hide shooting it is just the hassle of picking up the empty shells that seem to land all over the place..............................I am waffling on, I am told the Browning Maxus is great to work on with all parts being easy to get hold of. If I was to buy a semi auto again, despite having a couple of Hatsans just for hide work that were cheap as chips and totally reliable, I would have the Maxus every time if it was to be my only gun. I would however shoot my Beretta DT10 every day of the week in preference to ANY semi auto. Phil
  10. philpot

    FAC Inbound, time to shop

    I have the Anschutz 1417 .22LR which is light and very accurate with RWS Subs but twice the price of either Browning 'T' bolt or CZ. Phil
  11. philpot


    Here are a few links Jimmy for the proper comb adjusters but you do get some cheaper on ebay every now and again around £45-£50 but these are the only ones right now mate. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Comb-riser-cheek-raiser-shotgun-adjustable-clay-target-or-hunting-wood-stock/123113742802?hash=item1caa26a1d2:g:lZkAAOSwx5laoTai https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Adjustable-cheek-rest-riser-comb-stock/292548188423?hash=item441d3b1907:g:HwEAAOSweW5VEOnj https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Air-Rifle-Adjustable-Cheek-Piece-Risers-Cut-To-Suit-Stock/112981565642?hash=item1a4e39e0ca:g:mcsAAOSwcL5XNkEf https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Comb-cheek-riser-adjustable-air-rifle-target-rifle-wood-hunting-accessories-new/123097098306?hash=item1ca928a842:g:yD0AAOSwpONZR5aA Just found this one which is much cheaper Jimmy https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Adjustable-Cheek-piece-for-air-rifle-air-gun-Cheek-Rest-Riser/192532791569?_trkparms=aid%3D888007%26algo%3DDISC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D50546%26meid%3D3a5cfc7bcdb14b48abac702bc519b781%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D112981565642%26itm%3D192532791569&_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982 Phil
  12. Same as you dixy and I love your shooting table. I am wanting a table for my pal and myself to set our fac rifles up to 120mt. Phil
  13. philpot

    Night vision ?

    Cheap rubbish Phil
  14. philpot


    I did wonder if the face of the loading port could be sprayed white so as to see more easily to load the pellet. Si did tell me that it is a very tight fit but it is just a thought. Phil
  15. Yes I have seen them Mitch but I cannot justify the price, it fcuks the pension very quickly, I can get two 16 shot for that price. I agree with you that they really do look good and I did read on a US forum that they were better made although I think the standard Impact mag works faultlessly. Phil