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  1. Gary Martin

    Gary Martin sultans of spring

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    BSA Meteor super in .22 parents bought me for christmas, think i was about 14 years old at time. latest is a tx 200 in .177 and not std.
     
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  2. Fly fisher

    Fly fisher Member

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    Like many other shooters of a certain age, I started with a BSA Meteor and I now shoot a Steyr 110. Many years ago I drove to a gun shop in Worthing to buy a BSA International to use as a bench rest rifle. While I was there I noticed a rifle case with Cyrillic script on it which turned out to be a Vostock which apparently had won an Olympic gold medal. This rifle was over engineered to an unusual extent and it ever had a set trigger. I bought the rifle and 100 rounds of Eley Club .22 LR for £30. The accuracy with rubbish ammunition was astonishing. Colin Eaton will probably have heard of Vostock. Anyone else?
     
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  3. Finn

    Finn New Member

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    I remember my first gun, it was Gamo CF-20 underlever, I'm not sure how I tricked my granpa to buy it, I was probably no more than 9 years old at the time. It was reasonably accurate but it broke all the time, spring snapped many times over the years and that plastic loading gate broke at least once a year. Looking back, it was a pretty bad airgun overall, horrible trigger, not much of a looker and didn't stay together. Most recent is long barrel version of Steyr LP-50. It's not really a Steyr because I was not ready to spend that much money to plink cans with it few times a month, so I made the gun myself.
    I have seen those vostok rifles few times here, somewhat similar to russian TOZ guns, I remember my cousins 22 lr toz target rifle, it would not shoot badly no matter how bad the ammunition. Chambering was such that if you tried to open the bolt when live round was in, it would just eject the case and powder and bullet was stuck in the rifling.
     
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  4. berty177

    berty177 Judge Diva

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    First gun was a mk1 bsa meteor that i had off my uncle, still got it as if never sell her. Love the little thing and it’s topped off with a 2x20 scope that says Korean optics. God knows what make but the scope has turned over the years so to get the reticle right without canting I’d have to break my neck to use it now..

    latest gun is either the lg400 I’ve bought or the ripley AR5s (bit of retro)..
    Lg400 as the new ft rig and the ripley just because it is nice having one in the cabinet.


    Berty
     
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  5. Conor

    Conor Never been banned from sales Staff Member

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    HW80K that my dad bought me for Christmas, I was 14 so too young to hold a FAC so it was only used when he took it out. We had some great days out plinking and hunting. It had an old 4 x32 scope can’t remember the make.

    I currently have a Walther LG400, it’s currently scope-less and gathering dust in my cabinet...can’t beat a Steyr!
     
  6. Martz

    Martz Member

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    We're having an in house competition this weekend, prizes range from a day off cooking, a full day with a desk / monitors and a 24h period of no reality TV. The competition may be rigged.
     
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  7. Bensile

    Bensile Well-Known Member

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    Original model 50 cracking looking rifle in .22 tap loading and under lever cocking.

    Now on Steyr LG100
     
  8. what barn door

    what barn door Now them tin chickens are going to get it....

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    My first air rifle was a relum, I forget the actual model. I was about 18 at the time and friends with a younger lad probably about 13, he was disabled and it took a hell of a lot of determination and a fair bit of pain for him to shoot in the back field with me. Sadly his condition became terminal and I gave him the gun.

    I have several rifles at the moment and tend to use my EV2 the most and my Steyr LG110 the least, must make more effort to shoot more I think.
     
  9. john79

    john79 JEDI

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    Bsa supersport .22 and the most recent a Walther lg400 ft
     
  10. Simonev2

    Simonev2 Member

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    First daystate huntsman .22 latest Walther Lg300 carbontec.
     
  11. blacklab

    blacklab Active Member

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    first was a webley vulcan and recently hw100 for a bit of ratting
     
  12. JerryD

    JerryD Active Member

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    First: Diana Model 15 tinplate 0.177 - it was my big brothers gun, stored under my parent's bed. As a latchkey kid I used to sneak it out after school and before they came home to have a few sly shots in the garden.

    Latest is a CR97, bought on a whim because the stock is a fantastic piece of wood and it was meant to be a mule gun for me to try out my Delta. However, after fixing/fettling by the genius that is Dave Brayford, it's now my favourite PCP. Superbly accurate, very economic on air, nice trigger. Given that it was released in 1997, makes you wonder how far rifles have really come on since then!
     
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  13. suds

    suds Senior member

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    My first was a BSA Cadet Major, than an Original model 50 . Present guns are Steyr LG110 and an AA EV2
     
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  14. Andy P

    Andy P Gently does it......

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    First gun was a Christmas present when I was 14 a ASI Paratrooper in .22 brand new, I had the option of either model which one had a pellet loader on top or having a 4x20 scope on-top , I choose the scoped version.

    The family had just moved into a farm which we had the use of 35 acres Great days I had shooting rabbits and a crafty puff..:)

    Currently trying to shoot a Steyr LG100
     
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  15. tony1

    tony1 Active Member

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    my first air gun of my own was a webly tracker in .22 loved it.
    latest gun iv bought is another mk11 tx 200.
    main ft gun is my steyr hft model set up for ft.
     
  16. Ash Bailey

    Ash Bailey Grumpy old sod!

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    First - Relum Tornado .22 in 1977. From the "Littlewoods" or "Kays" catalogue. Shot many a bunny in Pattiesmuir, Fife! Open sights and IIRC a 4x24 scope.

    Sold in 1980 I think (But I got one last year - a 1977 model, and refurbished it as best I could).

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    Most recent - Air Arms TX200. As far from the Relum you can get, in Springer terms anyway!
     
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  17. Nomads HFT

    Nomads HFT Well-Known Member

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    First, a .177" BSA Merlin; a tiny rifle with the underlever buried in the fore end like an Airsporter, but with a pop-up breech like the HW57. Went best with Marksman pellets, which had the advantage of being fairly inexpensive.

    Most recent, an early Mk,3 TX200.
     
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  18. Cooper_dan

    Cooper_dan Well-Known Member

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    My first was a Stoeger x20s in .22 (I think most people on here have been shooting longer than me :p).

    Most recent is a Diana 100. Really nice bit of kit, probably a keeper.
     

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