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  1. NeilM

    NeilM Well-Known Member

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    This post may well raise a few eyebrows in the South West and elsewhere.

    I have been out of shooting for a fair old while now, due to any number of reasons, but thanks to my bud Kev, I am starting to get an itchy trigger finger again.

    Not got a lot of gear left, so starting with a clean slate and we'll see where we go.

    I look forward to bumping into a few familiar faces over the summer.

    Neil
     
  2. RobF

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    Welcome back Neil...

    Still got a Walther?
     
  3. NeilM

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    Thanks Rob, I'm afraid not and I don't have much idea where it went after I sold it, if I did I'd probably try to buy it back.

    I still have my Nick Jenkinson FT300 though with a Leup EFR on top, so not entirely without arms.:D

    I have a hankerin for some spring action, which is what I have been speaking to Kev Jackman about.
     
  4. ChrisJ

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    Blimey .... Hi Neil... been out of shooting a while myself but still pop into East Devon FTC for a catch up every now and again, Hope you have been well and hope to see you soon. :)
     
  5. NeilM

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    I thought you got your thrills on four wheels these days Chris. :D

    All fine and dandy with me, I dislocated my right collarbone a couple of years ago, and it looks like that is the end of my competitive archery, at least with a compound bow.

    I have been keeping myself busy riding both horses and bicycles (road and offroad), but other than an annual 24 hour mtb race, no competitions, so I fancy putting in an occasional visit to SWEFTA just to see how bad my shooting has got.
     
  6. TonyF

    TonyF SWEFTA FT Champion 2006

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    Hi Neil

    Long time no see :eek:

    Come and have a go at SWEFTA League 2 - will be held at your 'old club' Mendip this Sunday, 22nd March 2015, will be good to see you for a chat and catch-up ;)
     
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    Neil! It really is you! I was so afraid we'd have to invent a new one. :eek:o

    Hope to bump into you this year sometime.
     
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    Welcome back Neil, you have PM


    Regards


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  9. TonyF

    TonyF SWEFTA FT Champion 2006

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    Daz and Rich, would be nice to see you both there to .... would be like the good old days! :D
     
  10. NeilM

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    Hello chaps, I'm sorry to say, yes, it is me larger than life and twice as aggravating.

    Tony, I will be on the Mendips on the 22nd, but unfortunately I'm committed to a 100k bike ride, although why I agreed to it is now utterly beyond me.

    Rich there could NEVER be another like me... thank goodness!

    Daz, thanks Party Boy, good to hear from you.

    Any of you going to GP1? I'm going to try to get along in the afternoon to watch the 'action' for a bit.
     
  11. TonyF

    TonyF SWEFTA FT Champion 2006

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    That's no excuse Neil, you could always try a bit of "Biathlon-on-Bike" and pop in for the comp as well. That would really test you and I can just imagine you in full Lycra with the FT300 strapped to your back :cool: ....

    Yes, I will be at GP1, Avon Hawks, so may catch up with you there!
     
  12. Dale

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    Hi Neil,

    Consider eyebrows raised appropriately! :D

    Welcome back.

    I am not doing a lot in the way of airgun shooting at this time, but am quite enjoying gallery rifle and pistol shooting, especially the '1500' using both my Ruger .44 Mag Super Redhawk and a .22 Browning Buckmark pistol.

    Regards
    Dale
     
  13. NeilM

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    I would have thought that an image of me in lycra with a rifle would be most peoples idea of a nightmare.

    Hi Dale, If those are real pistols you must now be overseas, if your still in the Uk then they must be airsoft (more's the pity). 1500 was my thing many years ago, I had a Shield S&W .357 with a Bo-Mar rib, lovely. I sold all my pistols, bar a Ruger bull barrel .22 before the ban.
     
  14. Dale

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    Airsoft - wash your mouth out with soap :D

    Quite real and quite UK legal complying with the 300mm/600mm rules.
     
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  15. NeilM

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    Ahhh, hand held...erm, carbines. :D

    What about black powder? I used to do some of that too with a repro Remington revolver and a Jager Kentucky rifle.

    Some of the modern cylinder conversions look great... still a bit smokey though I guess.
     
  16. Dale

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    By all means take the p*ss ;) - they still take as much skill to use as your old Shield.

    Not into BP any more, just don't have time to do it all.
     
  17. NeilM

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    Taking the p*ss out of the law Dale, not the shooters.

    It was a meaningless knee j e r k of a law when it came in, and time has not changed it for the better.
     
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