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About mark williams

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    Mr Slippy
  • Birthday April 15

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    Lancashire countryside
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    Shooting, foraging, trapping and living off the land.
    HW 100 KT .177, HW 100 KS .22, AA T-Rex 200 mk3 hc .177. FWB Sport mk1 127 .22 classic, FWB Sport 124 .177 classic.
    G.S.P gundog,- pure "Hunting Machine"
    A few shotguns.

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  1. mark williams

    Out again

    Nice shooting John
  2. mark williams

    FT scope

    Hi Phil, I can`t speak for HFT but I can for the hunting side. As I`m sure you know, you`ll get a lot of personal opinions on this question but yes I`ve used the Mamba scopes for years. My HW 100 KT .177 carries the old Mamba 4-16x50 and is laser accurate to 50 yds. For hunting I rarely shoot further than 35-40 yds but when I do, I`m easily capable. I shoot on x10 all the time and have never wanted more magnification. The reticule is SCB, zeroed to 38 yds. I use 5yd increments but only "kick in" at 43yds,- 50 yds is 1/2 mill dot with AA Fields 4.52, 8.4g. Do HFT lads have a maximum range of 45 yds by the way ? Here`s a typical practice card I use. atb Mark
  3. mark williams

    Another couple of hours before dark

    Shooting Phil Phil, I have no experience whatsoever of shooting .25 at sub 12 level. When I calibrate near and far with .177 and .22 - 5 yds between point of impact/ mill dot readings is fine. What do you work with, with .25 Phil, especially as range increases ? Also, what is your maximum range with .25 mate ?
  4. mark williams

    Pure Airgunning, HW 97K.

    This permission`s rabbit numbers are now well under control. Just single rabbits are the normal nowadays . On the approach into the permission a single rabbit was nibbling away so I slowly stopped my van, got out, loaded up and took a rest as best I could, against the back of the van, range 53 yds lased. I had to shoot under that overhanging tree. You can just make out the white of the rabbit`s underside, centre of the disused lane, upper left to the blue water barrel. Here`s the camera view on full mag`. Lased to 53 yds. Here`s Kaiser, jumps the gates in and out, retrieving the rabbit to hand. Lads the HW 97, JSB Exact Express combination is really accurate and hard hitting. I`m very impressed with the tuned HW 97K .177, very impressed indeed. atb Mark.
  5. mark williams

    Primo trigger sticks

    Yes, 36 years in business, I must have some sort of popularity too Why did I even answer that ? ffks.
  6. mark williams

    Primo trigger sticks

    I don`t half attract your attention, don`t i You need to get out and shoot something , quickly ! "Just one" is a good start for you Mitch
  7. mark williams

    Primo trigger sticks

    Phil, get one of those Jack Pyke pigeon buckets with the swivel seat, it also carries a lot of gear for you when going static hunting. A big tip, sit with your back against a fence or tree trunk - both give greater accuracy to you. atb Mark.
  8. mark williams

    starting yours tomorrow Mark

    They are going to be stunning Jimmy. I`ve never seen anything like them on a rifle as yet.
  9. mark williams

    Well hello again

    Aye up Matty , Nice to see you around again
  10. mark williams

    Couple of hours

    Shooting Phill I imagine your range finding must have to be absolutely spot on with .25 cal at sub 12 ft/lbs ? How testing that trajectory must be, so much so as a couple of yards/ metres out with your range estimation/ range finder at 40 yds would surely result in a clean miss ? Compliments Phill
  11. mark williams

    HW97K 177 Vortek PG2 SHO

    Welcome Robo, Excellent shooting with your springer Just bought a 97 myself atb Mark
  12. mark williams

    Mark LGV - LGU

    One of my mates off another forum said,- A lot of HFT shooters are using these rifles Mark, that in itself answers many a question. It surely does ! I fell out with the router mark on my rifle`s stock, " big time" as did a large majority of readers who saw the photos I posted of it. The rifle, the Master Pro, certainly performed well in the field lads and I agree with all that Tim, ( Charlie Caller) is saying about the Walther rifles LGU and LGV, in .177. Yep a thought or two is in the back of my mind as whether or not to get another and close the cabinet. I thought the trigger not as good as AA or HW but do remember, those trigger units are " incredible". I thought the stock of the Walther - bland. I thought the blueing of the Walther not as good as AA but on a par with HW. I`m no gun smith but I instantly recognised something special was going on internally with the Walthers. A walther, " tidied up" trigger wise will make a very tasty hunting rifle and I`m close to thinking that way. The HW 97K I`ve just bought, I`m finding very hard to put down, it`s incredibly accurate and hard hitting as is my Pro Sport and T Rex, - I just love the competitiveness owning such rifles,- it " brings the best out of you as a spring rifle hunter ". Here`s my Walther Master Pro .177 first hunting session. atb Mark.
  13. mark williams

    A few more

    Compliments John , Nice shooting
  14. mark williams

    Airguning nostalgia

    My Dad loved second hand shops and antique shops, - I fecking hated them ! I was 9 yrs old on holiday at Blackpool, I was begging to go to the fair and he had me, my beloved uncle Wally, aunty Peggy and my Mum in fecking junk shops when I spotted a Milbro G something pistol - within seconds it was bagged and mine "IF" I shut up. Well my mate Paul had a Gat and we went hunting. Pauls Gat would just about take a sparrow at 5 yds ( early 1970`s) that Milbro just bounced off . I came home from school a few weeks after getting the pistol and my Dad had confiscated it, saying sorry Son you are not old enough to own it and you have to be accompanied by an adult. My Dad " broke my heart that day"- did I have to wait until I was 14 for a rifle, - 5 years is an eternity ! I walked the woods with a catapult for months and months, an elderly chap with a dog used to wink and say "Morning lad" on many occasions until one day he asked my name, he told me his name was Geoff`, to his friends and to call him Geoff`. Geoff` was Head Game Keeper to the estate and once I had told him about how lost I felt not being able to have an air pistol he waved his wand, spoke with my Dad and I was the Head Keepers youngest ever, unpaid, under keeper, ever ! My Dad could see my world was back and Geoff taught me everything I could wish for. My Dad bought me a Relum Tornado and 4x20 sights for my 12th birthday and said " don`t get caught on your own with it". On my 14th birthday my High School Headmaster had me do a seminar in the sports hall telling all the pupils about my life hunting, fishing and trapping the land, even allowed the Tornado in school for the seminar. Geoff` taught me how to Keeper and by the time I was 16 I was shooting the legendary FWB Sport 127 and the rest you pretty much know lads atb Mark.
  15. mark williams

    Mark LGV - LGU

    Am I becoming a little bit of an inspiration to Mitch boys - why else would he be following me, eh ? heh! heh! atb Mark.