Best advice you have had....

Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by Musicville, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. palmanda

    palmanda Member

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    “It’s supposed to be fun and if you happen to knock a few down as well........all the better”
     
  2. Ash Bailey

    Ash Bailey Herder of delinquent cats.

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    Slow down.... there's no prize for shooting quickly!

    I wish I'd remember that at the peg though!
     
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  3. Archer50

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    "Practice how you shoot and shoot how you practice". Don't spend all your time shooting indoors if your main objective is to shoot outdoors; don't practice on paper if you want to shoot tin chickens or real rabbits; above all don't keep 'special' equipment for competitions or hunts - always shoot the same kit until you know it backwards etc, etc....

    Alan
     
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  4. Peter M

    Peter M Cantankerous primate

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    The legend that is @MickyFinn showing me the wink trick a few years back.
    (No that's not a euphemism)
     
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  5. Andy B

    Andy B New Member

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    Always hold the break barrel/underlever/sidelever when loading spring rifles
     
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  6. paul.w

    paul.w Member

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    If you miss a target and you get angry about it. I was told 'leave it with the target don't take to the next one'.
     
  7. Steve M

    Steve M Member

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    And if you have waited too long holding your breath to take the shot, and the wobbles are starting to get going well, stop, take a break, and start again.
     
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  8. Steve M

    Steve M Member

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    And on that note, I need to stop smoking to improve my breath hold...
     
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  9. DeanB

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    If you are unsteady on a shot then the target is unlikely to fall. If it does fall then you were lucky and did not learn about the wind. Adjust your body position (and maybe hamster or butt hook) until you are steady.
     
  10. chucky82

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    Don't listen to anyone else when shooting make your own judgement on each target and shoot it for your own distance and windage. Listen to the person before who give it 2mil dots left because the Sun was in the east west your never learn your own mistakes.
     
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  11. Evo

    Evo Bob Evans,, always getting banned from sales

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    advice i was given

    look, go and put ya gun back in the vehicle, when you get home advertise it because your shite at shooting

    it was off hillier so i just ignored it lol
     
  12. Philip Rodgers

    Philip Rodgers New Member

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    Erm, Wink trick?
     
  13. Musicville

    Musicville New Member

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    Into photography too, I guess I am a lost cause!
     
  14. KevCresswell

    KevCresswell New Member

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    Pull string before shooting target we all have shot wrong target and i gave it this and it went there leave them at home
     
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  15. Musicville

    Musicville New Member

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    Yes I learnt this the hard way too!
     
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  16. kassak

    kassak Keith

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    Don't eat yellow snow.
     
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  17. Musicville

    Musicville New Member

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    Classic
     
  18. C.Eaton

    C.Eaton Confirmed Anschutz Nut...

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    Best advice I was ever given was not to waste money on blingy gear but spend on ammo and range time.
    Of course like all good advice I ignored as I thought I knew better...;)
     
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  19. bow

    bow Active Member

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    Shoot dots not targets.
    Get out on windy days and shoot. You'll learn more

    Oh and listen to good advice when it's given. Doh.
     
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  20. DaveRob

    DaveRob Member

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    ........... Errrmmm Wink Trick...... Im also in the dark.

    But a fantastic thread, well done OP

    DaveR
     
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