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  1. I got it as I just fancied one, and at £195 I couldn’t say no
  2. Yeah, the cartridges aren’t cheep but he gets tired after 25 so shouldn’t be to bad for the moment I have found that top leaver is quite stiff and clunky, hopefully it’ll loosen up over time.
  3. @FLATTOP nice your stock looks in better condition than mine. Seems like a lot of gun for the money. Looking forward to giving it a go.
  4. Nice, has there been any pictures released yet?
  5. I’ve heard that the 457 is going to be around the £6-700 for the bass model.
  6. @Balaur they’re £499 new and as he’ll probably grow out of it in 4-5 years so it’s a no brainier.
  7. It the boys birthday tomorrow and I’ve picked him up a new 28g kofs youth stock with 26in barrels. Other than some real nasty nails, seconded hand o/u youth stock 28g weren’t much less than a new one after having to either drive to collect or have it transferred. I also want it to be something he would take pride in owning. I also picked my self up a small present AYA #4, just because I liked it, and it wasn’t lots of money
  8. Just back from his lesson and he loved it, and shot really well https://youtu.be/grF2q2iKKcc
  9. Thanks for the reply’s, I’ve booked him in for a half hour lesson, see what he thinks. Then if he’s hooked (fingers crossed, love for him to be my shooting buddy) I’ll measure him up and have a look at guns. I like the idea of a semi auto. Cheers
  10. Thanks @bird can you get 20 bores to fit a child without it costing the earth, or will a standard one work?
  11. My son, soon to be 11 seems keen on shooting some clays. I was thinking of seeing if he could handle my 12 bore, but don’t want to put him off. If anyone has some experience/advice I’d love to hear it. Cheers Dave
  12. I like your sun glasses, very modern
  13. My parents have returned from their holiday, so the feeder has come down. Not that they like having the tree rats eat the fruit, but my mums a bit squeamish three mornings landed six squirrels and a skanky magpie that looked like it had been fighting the local cats, rather than leave it limping around with a busted wing, I put it out. Now, I know that after a head shot nerves keep firing, the last squirrel I hit with a shot between eye and ear was still “breathing“, never wanting anything to suffer and at the time not knowing that it was a good head shot, I gave a follow up head shot, still breathing! Three head shots before it stopped! The last two and the magpie, feeder will go back up at home now.
  14. Controlling the squirrels is slightly easier than bugs, I lost all my greengages last year to insects! had a couple more this morning before work.
  15. The squirrels have started on my parents plum tree, so armed with my AirArms s410 and a tin of diabolo field, I’ve started on the squirrels. The feeder was only up for a few hours and had a couple of customers. I’ll be back there in a couple of days, hopefully with a few more tree rats to share.
  16. It was wobbling my head as they were so good before. But I should haven’t have put so much faith in hawke scopes
  17. Have now sorted my ammo problems by buying a new scope
  18. Now I’m lost, the last 100 rounds of the SK have been a bit random, a few flyers. Missed a squirrel last night, twice from the same place as always so I have the range nailed. Thought it may be my scope was I need of a zero, I have a target that’s permanently up, had a couple of shots snd from my aim point one was an inch high and left the second was an inch low and right. This has no put me off the sk’s, I need to be able just to pick up my rifle and and have confidence in it. So my question is, do I give the barrel a clean with a pull through or look at changing amo? I’ve put roughly 1000 rounds through it. Cheers
  19. I had a couple before this, but didn’t want to post anything too graphic
  20. Filled up the squirrel feeder within five minutes these two had appeared,
  21. Although I have committed to the sk’s, only having sub 1000 rounds with no more that I can find, I’ve gone back to look at the eley hp subs that grouped better, but suffered more with flyers. I still had a few leftover, and picking through them, a few bullets felt loose in the brass. Would this account for the flyers?
  22. As it’s been for 100’s of years, a scared population in a obedient population.
  23. Not wanting to continue off topic but if it was illegal, then wouldn’t it also count for the fac air rifle users? They all use round pellets for vermin don’t they?
  24. @Rimfireboy! I bought the 950 rounds that shop had left. What’s the view on solid rounds for hunting? If you’re going for head shoots, it doesn’t matter, does it?
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