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Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by Strokebloke, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. Strokebloke

    Strokebloke Mk3 Fanatic

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    The Mk3 is away at Daystate, having new batteries fitted; and a service.
    So this morning I went to Sywell with my two new toys ~ Barry's seat cushion & the HW77, which has had only the most basic use so far.
    This morning was great for me - I felt full of confidence :-
    1. I was going to use a new cushion ~ 1st excuse
    2. I was shooting the springer ~ 2nd excuse
    3. The wind was swirling all over the place ~ 3rd excuse

    If I played my cards right I could reasonably expect to get through the entire 40 shot course and miss absolutely everything and still be reasonably justified by my 3 fail-safe excuses.

    I went round with Neil and Phil. They are very generous.
    Everyone else scuttled off fairly quickly when they realized that I was the odd man out and they might draw the short straw. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :)
    Neil and Phil engaged in their own battle, whilst still constantly encouraging and advising me.
    I got 3 out my 4 standers.
    I decided to try kneeling with Barry's cushion and got 3 out of 4 there as well (and I didn't topple over once - until I tried to get up again. Neil generously caught my gun; then explained that he hadn't wanted to see it fall in the mud. Gratefully, I crawled out of the mud that my gun didn't fall into, and back to my feet)

    And I scored some sitting shots too. :D :D I finished with 12. (reasonable by my standards) :eek:
    I really did enjoy shooting with the springer. There's just something about it that I like. ;)

    Phil says I'll become a C Grade shooter when I get a decent scope on the Mk3.
    I said I'll be an A Grade shooter eventually - and when he'd stopped laughing, he reiterated his assurance concerning my place in C Grade. :) :) :) So that's settled ~ A Grade it is. Or I'll die trying :D :D :D

    A great morning with some really splendid characters.
    Thanks Neil and Phil, for your patience and encouragement.
    Thank you too, to Barry, for your cushion.
     
  2. NJR 100

    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    Take your pic!

    Get some tidy photos of me and you can go in any "grade" you want:D
     
  3. Steve

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    Andys busy but asked me to post something about wide angle lens,bit over my head but said i'd do it:D
     
  4. NJR 100

    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    Yes wide angle for me, about as wide as he is off hitting the Kill lol :D
     
  5. Steve

    Steve Member

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    Shoot off at Anston apparently:D
     
  6. Strokebloke

    Strokebloke Mk3 Fanatic

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    Photos

    Oh, I've got some super photos of you Simon. Taken with a 20mm f2.8 Nikkor.
    Unfortunately whenever I take a photo of you they always come out less than pin-sharp.
    I get so excited I just can't stay still. My blood pressure and pulse rise alarmingly and I perspire unnecessarily; which makes holding a heavy D3 with a full steel lens on, something of an ordeal. Especially being as unsteady on my feet as I am, and in addition, being so digitally challenged.
    If you were of the other gender, I could fully understand my physiological agitation, but ........
    I can only put it down to being face to face with a real-life celebrity, from the Valleys, no less, that does it.
    Coupled with you being such a significant figure in the BFTA hierarchy: oh, and a pro tog, of course.

    Perhaps if we both wobbled in a syncopated rhythm, it might work.

    I could try using a tripod - but you're never still long enough for that. :)


    Could you perhaps consider an A minus Grade, especially for me ????
     
  7. NJR 100

    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    Yes wobbling is a fine art, i have perfected it in Standing and getting up from tha bag:).
    Sadly my kneeling and sitting is poor in that department usually.

    20ml? Set shutter speed 160+, auto iso and let the D3 work, i will try my end lol.
     
  8. Ratinator

    Ratinator 77.74

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    big lad

    Is it possible to get him all in focus?:D:D
     
  9. Neil-T

    Neil-T Boingers forever.

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    Would definitely need a tripod and f/32
     
  10. Strokebloke

    Strokebloke Mk3 Fanatic

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    Now those comments are just unkind :eek: :eek: :) I'm surprised at you lads. :rolleyes:
    Given that Simon has almost as many disabilities and deformities as I have, I sympathize with him enormously. I believe that's the right word to use in this context
    He is marginally a better shot than me and much better looking :D :D :D
     
  11. NJR 100

    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    So what Class did you want to go into :D
     
  12. Strokebloke

    Strokebloke Mk3 Fanatic

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    Oh Simon. You're so charmingly transparent. :rolleyes: :)

    AA would be stupidly unrealistic, wouldn't it ??
    Calps & Jack & James & one or two others would suspect - wouldn't they ??

    Let me build up a portfolio of well-lit-best-side-portrait-shots: then we'll decide. :D
    (by that time I might be able to hit a KZ or two, as well)
     
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