New member - Essex

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Phil Kennett, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. Phil Kennett

    Phil Kennett New Member

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    Location:
    Essex
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    SARC - MAD
    Just to introduce myself, at the age of 60 I am new to shooting and have joined a few clubs (SARC & MAD) and considering both HFT and FT.

    I also practice BR 25 at the local range purely for fun with my Springers trying to perfect my skills.

    Will be asking for plenty of advice to hopefully improve in this challenging sport/hobby
     
  2. terryn

    terryn New Member

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    Location:
    ASHFORD KENT
    Club:
    Kent Woodsmen

    Welcome from a slightly older member (75). Love the sport although cant get down on the deck
    anymore,can get down but cant get up. Enjoy your airguns and I am sure you will be made more
    than welcome at any club you join.
     
  3. Phil Kennett

    Phil Kennett New Member

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    Thanks Terryn, I know the feeling at 60 shooting prone is challenging, and I am rubbish :) there is plenty of help though and I am thoroughly enjoying the experience
     
  4. DannyRoff

    DannyRoff HFT Masters Net Wizard

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    Location:
    Corringham
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    MALDON AND DISTRICT
    ello mate i shoot at both those clubs... welcome to the fold
     
  5. Phil Kennett

    Phil Kennett New Member

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    Thanks, probably see you at some point if I haven't already
     
  6. Wilson

    Wilson Member

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    Location:
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    Hoping to join Kent Woodsmen
    Welcome Phil, I'm new to all this too and at 61 have just brought my first air rifle in donkey's years (for maybe a smidge over what the wife thinks I paid). Really enjoying the challenge of learning about FT, there is so much to take in I don't think I'll ever get bored with it.

    Hope you enjoy your shooting!
     
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  7. Phil Kennett

    Phil Kennett New Member

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    Thanks Wilson, I to am enjoying HFT. I also fancy FT although not sure if trying to do both at my level is to much.
     
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  8. Wilson

    Wilson Member

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    I hear you Phil, I'm still grappling with the basics - sending pellets in the right general direction is a plus for me :(
     
  9. Phil Kennett

    Phil Kennett New Member

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    Oh I have managed to hit a few kill zones, just not the ones that I was aiming for
     
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  10. Lavant_Lad

    Lavant_Lad Old Git.

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    Location:
    Newcastle Upon Tyne UK.
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    Redfearns FTC. & Steve Smith's Dinnington.
    Welcome Phil, You have come to the right place, plenty of info here enjoy your stay.:)
     
  11. Phil Kennett

    Phil Kennett New Member

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    Thanks, been reading through lot's of threads and enjoying the learning curve
     
  12. Ash Bailey

    Ash Bailey Herder of delinquent cats.

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    Parkstone GC, Glevum, Nomads HFT.
    Hi Phil

    Welcome to STB!

    Have a great time with your new rifle and your new obsession (for that is what it is!)

    Stay safe mate, All the very best.


    Ash
     
  13. Phil Kennett

    Phil Kennett New Member

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    Thanks Ash bought my first rifle on June 6th and now have 5.........obsession is correct :)
     
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