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Kind of old meets new - I like it.

 

It's not even my rifle but, I'm really looking forward to seeing it back in one piece.

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Now this is above and beyond the call of duty. :thumbs: I was initially a little worried this new butt-pad might tip the stock-fit to me with the rifle a bit more forward. But, looking at it, it's not much thicker/longer than the original HW pad that would drastically alter the handling and fit of the rifle to me???. It's really looking very purposeful now. As well as beautiful.

 

I honestly don't know of a better HW80 out there. Certainly not after Jimmy Mac here has finished this.

 

He's coming down with it to my home on Saturday here so we'll see what she looks and handles like with her new "dress and shoes"!

 

I'm itching to put her back together and get her on the garden range.

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The stock looks superb Mac and I must confess to admiring your website Simon quite splendid pieces of art. My father was in the RAF and my son flew in both F1 and F2 Tornado's as nav and most of the paintings my father had of WW2 planes were passed on to my son for his gallery. Where abouts in Lincs do you live Simon.

 

Depending on the route you are taking Jimmy, I might be able to meet up and buy you a coffee to break your travels mate.

 

Phil

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Thank you very much philpot! :thumbs: I live in a small village, very near to RAF Coningsby's main runway. My house is under their circuit path. Most days and evenings it's Typhoons low over the rooftop :icon_eek:

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I dont know what route yet Phil as i have not put it in the s,nav yet

 

all i do is put the post code and address in and follow the instructions lol

 

But it would be nice to meet up on the way

 

atvbjimmy :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

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Thank you very much philpot! :thumbs: I live in a small village, very near to RAF Coningsby's main runway. My house is under their circuit path. Most days and evenings it's Typhoons low over the rooftop :icon_eek:

 

Gordon Bennett Simon ! I`ll bet your " forever turning the volume up and down" on your telly ! :rofl:

 

 

atb ​

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The triple glazing we have helps Mark. The Typhoons are on night flying training sorties right now at 21;15 PM but the Display Typhoon in practice sessions makes a powerful roaring thunder that gives the place a shake!

 

He was up with full reheat on at 08.00 A.M. one morning....He makes a steep sweeping turn right over our bedroom! :icon_eek::blink:

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Thank you very much philpot! :thumbs: I live in a small village, very near to RAF Coningsby's main runway. My house is under their circuit path. Most days and evenings it's Typhoons low over the rooftop :icon_eek:

 

Gordon Bennett Simon ! I`ll bet your " forever turning the volume up and down" on your telly ! :rofl:

 

 

atb ​

 

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Thank you very much philpot! :thumbs: I live in a small village, very near to RAF Coningsby's main runway. My house is under their circuit path. Most days and evenings it's Typhoons low over the rooftop :icon_eek:

Simon you will need the 80 running at full blast to get one of those buggers on it's way to roost!

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Well Simon thats it my good friend she is all box,d up and ready for transportation down to yours

 

just hope when you see her in the flesh so to speak you fall for her as much as i have

 

Iv put a lot of work into her for you and she is stunning

 

but the final decision is down to you

 

we will see you both tomorrow my friend

 

atvb to you both ,jimmy :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

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Holy smoke Jimmy that looks amazing after what it was when it went up to you. I've got Carlsbergs waiting for us when you get down if that's good for you. I figured if they did stock refurbishment, they would be the best..you know the rest. Like this really! Looks like you finished the Butt pad too?

 

Don't forget your camera for pics to show everyone of her re-united with her stock.

 

If the weather's bad mind, I'm not taking her anywhere near rain this weekend. ;)

 

See you both tomorrow Jimmy. Any idea what time you'll be arriving

 

Best regards and a safe journey.

Simon and Helen

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Flash ,theft of refurbished HW80 stock at Bigmac 97 kt`s , Police are investigating but so far no clues to be found..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Wake up it`s only a dream

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Flash ,theft of refurbished HW80 stock at Bigmac 97 kt`s , Police are investigating but so far no clues to be found..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Wake up it`s only a dream

Twat :thumbs::tongue2:;)

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WELL....

 

Jimmy BigMac97KT and Nicola have just left us this morning to get home to Newcastle for a family function. It's been an absolute honour and a pleasure to have them stay with us. We had a lovely day yesterday reconnecting and of course, putting the refurbished stock back where she belongs with her action and getting her back into zero on my 30-metre garden range. He brought his stunning HW100 rig down with him and we set that up too with a range session...Well, I can see why they are so well loved by most of you lads here who have them.

 

I don't really have the words to properly describe the kindness and warmth of friendship from this great man. But, they rolled up yesterday with a box...And after coffee and Helen getting dinner underway, out came the most beautiful HW80 beechwood factory standard stock I have ever seen. And I write with absolutely no bias at all. I took the HW80 action out of her reserve stock and slipped her into this beautifully finished original.

 

It is a stunning finish and smoothness that you'd only find on a Best Quality English Gunstock costing a fortune. The photographs before and during the work Jimmy has put in do not do the finished item justice.

 

IT IS TRULY, ABSOLUTELY STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL. The swirls of rich deep reds and browns of the grain and the utterly beautiful gold flecks he's brought out are beyond my powers of description. Other than to keep repeating words of stunning, beautiful, exquisite etc.

 

First thing was, Jimmy showed me the fit of the Bisley Adjustable pad and made his marks precisely on the metal stock-shoe to finish it off with his grinder and set the pad. Once this was finished and fitted together the rifle was reassembled.

 

This pad has transformed the fit of the rifle to me to absloute perfection. Far from pushing the stock-length to over-length as I initially feared, it now fits me and my reach as well as only a purpose-built made to measure bespoke rifle.

 

we took it out on the range after dinner and loaded first pellet. You'd expect to rezero the riflescope after a few days off from shooting and a change of stock but, WHACK! Straight into the 30 metre target centre! A couple of fliers followed but the black dot of single pellet hole began to appear slightly left off centre. Once click UP and RIGHT and the shots went clean through the two and a half-inch thick plyboard target-boards and thwacked the concrete Paving slab I have as a backstop behind.

 

Good old SIMMONS WHITETAIL CLASSIC SUPERNIGHTVIEW. 4.5 -14 X 40 AO. Graphite coated. 30/30 Du-plex reticle. Another blindingly superb air rifle scope no longer made... :cray:

 

The little extra width of the butt-pad has given the rifle just the perfect amount of stabilising, restful back-pressure on my left shoulder. It has now rendered the rifle absolutely at the peak optimum oscillation for recoil management at the shoulder. This makes each shot almost100% consistently controlled as it should from a properly secure yet gentle anchor from the butt to the shoulder. You have to pay a fortune for a rifle that fits you to that extent.

 

The pellets hit the under-5p sized hole in the wood to smack the concrete slab and only three pellets were fliers and even these stayed within what would be within a lethal spread. Nothing of them was ever hitting alarmingly wide.

 

I draw a simple disc with a black 'sharpie around a 10p piece and a dot in the middle. Groups all shots within that space. That's all it needs to be for hunting zero with this rifle. And once she's warmed up the fliers calm down and the groups begin to flow and tighten with boring ease.

 

Finally, when the turret caps go back on, there is a quarter inch .22 group from a heavy recoiling spring rifle that's 18 years old, at 30 metres measured distance. And Jimmy was there to witness it.

 

He'll be home later and will post up the pics he took with his own thoughts on our day I'm sure.

 

But for me, right here, right now, I have standing before me what must be ...THE BEST PERFORMING, FINEST HANDLING AND MOST BEAUTIFUL HW80 IN THE COUNTRY.

 

Ive said this all weekend but, Jimmy sir. I cannot thank you enough. It has been a genuine delight to have you both stay with us and the cats......and the Ghosts! :icon_eek::laugh:

 

(Poor Nicola's been looking over her shoulders :laugh: and had the fright of her life when one of the little cats we have, got into their bedroom and brushed her feet in the night! :icon_eek: :icon_eek: :icon_eek:

 

This is an old house that is haunted by ghosts here. And I'm not taking the piss Gentlemen, this is a fact. It is a 3-bedroom cottage and former village bakery that has been a happy and well loved home for over 150 years. There are no bad or malevolent spirits here. Only good ones. An elderly man who wanders about and a beautiful young woman I saw once. Combing her long dark hair in the spare bedroom window. (Seriously. I passed the bedroom door and I thought it was Helen's daughter Rosie and thought nothing more. It was when she was staying with us..until I found Rosie and Helen sitting downstairs a moment later...!)

 

 

 

(And he's taken the old HW77 of mine to restore that. It has a lovely swirl of grain in the beechwood. God knows how this is going to look once this gentle giant has worked his magic on it! :blink::huh::icon_eek:)

 

What can you say that properly acknowledges and states, about a great man as kind and generous with his talents and skills as this man, our Jimmy, among our company here?

Shooting his HW100 was something to behold. Just a sweet cycle of the cocking lever and he was whacking a half inch group in rapid succession. That rifle is as smooth and efficient as it gets. Hawke panorama on it is a lovely little optic for an air rifle. Got one on my HW97K and these are definitely worth having in your collection.

 

We shot in the garden till nightfall and went in to a few beers and a look over the guns. Proper stuff. Then supper and bedtime very happy.

 

We'll have Jimmy down with Littlehunter his grandson soon. I'll set to work on that little bairn's spring rifle technique with a few proper coaching sessions and a trip to my permissions. :thumbs:

 

Hurry and show the pics Jimmy when you get home buddy. We'll know you're home safe too.

 

Fondest love and wishes from us both, to you and Nicola dear pal.

 

Simon and Helen.

 

 

 

It's gonna be a lovely day today. The sun's shining, the weather's good...Off to the fields with the world's best HW80!

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Really don't know what to say there Simon, it's great when things turn out better than expected, and for all the work mac has put in I'm over the moon for you!

He is a big softly , is Mac with a heart of gold and would do anything to help any body out , that I do know

 

Any way Simon , your most likely right now under a bush some where enjoying your self , enjoy mate , and happy times to come with the new hw

Atb

Dave

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