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Popping my cherry finally!

Post by Toppy91 » 30 Aug 2018, 11:07 am

Morning Gents,

Licence is FINALLY approved. So will hopefully be heading to Belmont in the next couple of weeks for my first shoot. Any pointers for a newbie?
Much excited
Cheers!
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Post by JimTom » 30 Aug 2018, 9:37 pm

Have fun mate, be safe, listen to the advice of others. Plenty of people around to help if you need it. I have learned a lot from listening to old blokes at the range.
Those crusty old bastards do actually know what they’re on about.
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Post by SCJ429 » 31 Aug 2018, 7:45 pm

Mix your shooting up with different positions, seated, prone and standing. Don't point your rifle at anyone, even with the bolt removed. Point it down range or at the sky when removing it from the firing line. Remove the bolt and set back from your rifle during a check fire. Have fun.
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Post by Wombat » 31 Aug 2018, 7:52 pm

Remember a chamber flag at the range. Don't be shy about asking questions. If you find you flinch there are ways of getting rid of it, work on it as soon as you notice otherwise it gets harder to fix.
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Post by AZZA'S HJ47 » 31 Aug 2018, 8:04 pm

Go to ripley lol. As stated ask questions all of us are open to help each other. Have you picked up a rifle yet?
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Post by Toppy91 » 02 Sep 2018, 10:49 pm

AZZA'S HJ47 wrote:Go to ripley lol. As stated ask questions all of us are open to help each other. Have you picked up a rifle yet?


Not yet unfortunately all approved and paid for just waiting for my licence to arrive in the mail. I am actually closer to Ripley but like the idea of going mid week on my RDO.
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Post by Toppy91 » 02 Sep 2018, 10:50 pm

Thanks guys for all the advice. I’ll pop a post up when I am heading down. Would be great to head down with someone experienced
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Post by AZZA'S HJ47 » 04 Sep 2018, 9:55 pm

Some of us are there at ripley Most weekends i try to be send us a message if youd like once you have your stuff together. What is this rdo you speak of lol
Sako Varmint Stainless 243
Marlin 917v Stainless
Lithgow La101 .22
1917 BSA 303 (ted)
Finnish Vkt 1944 M39
Tikka T3X Super Varmint Satinless 223
Marlin 1895 SBL 45-70
Howa 1500 Stainless 308
BSA CF2 222 Remington
Colt 1911 9mm
Adler 12G
Sako 7mm rem Mag
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Post by Toppy91 » 06 Sep 2018, 8:12 pm

AZZA'S HJ47 wrote:Some of us are there at ripley Most weekends i try to be send us a message if youd like once you have your stuff together. What is this rdo you speak of lol


Funny you should say that. I got my PTA today. Called the shop to let them know I was coming in to pick it up. Then I was told my hogue stock was still on back order 4 months after I was told it was all there and was ok to be as long as I paid for it all (which I did) I think it was borrowed for another order. Anyway hopefully have it next week.

I work in the motor trade so get them if I really have to lol. Cheers mate. Will do
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Post by Toppy91 » 06 Sep 2018, 8:14 pm

AZZA'S HJ47 wrote:Some of us are there at ripley Most weekends i try to be send us a message if youd like once you have your stuff together. What is this rdo you speak of lol


Funny you should say that. I got my PTA today. Called the shop to let them know I was coming in to pick it up. Then I was told my hogue stock was still on back order 4 months after I was told it was all there and was ok to be as long as I paid for it all (which I did) I think it was borrowed for another order. Anyway hopefully have it next week.

I work in the motor trade so get them if I really have to lol. Cheers mate. Will do
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Post by Ziad » 06 Sep 2018, 9:04 pm

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Post by Stix » 06 Sep 2018, 9:16 pm

Toppy91 wrote:
AZZA'S HJ47 wrote:Some of us are there at ripley Most weekends i try to be send us a message if youd like once you have your stuff together. What is this rdo you speak of lol


Funny you should say that. I got my PTA today. Called the shop to let them know I was coming in to pick it up. Then I was told my hogue stock was still on back order 4 months after I was told it was all there and was ok to be as long as I paid for it all (which I did) I think it was borrowed for another order. Anyway hopefully have it next week.

I work in the motor trade so get them if I really have to lol. Cheers mate. Will do


Not good enough...!!!
That really sucks when retail outlets treat people like that...
Id make sure you let them know what they did when you buy your next gun mate...!!!
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Post by Toppy91 » 06 Sep 2018, 9:41 pm

Oh they won’t be seeing me for my next gun. It sucks more especially after all the hoops and waiting just to get the licence.
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Post by AZZA'S HJ47 » 06 Sep 2018, 10:17 pm

Toppy91 wrote:
AZZA'S HJ47 wrote:Some of us are there at ripley Most weekends i try to be send us a message if youd like once you have your stuff together. What is this rdo you speak of lol


Funny you should say that. I got my PTA today. Called the shop to let them know I was coming in to pick it up. Then I was told my hogue stock was still on back order 4 months after I was told it was all there and was ok to be as long as I paid for it all (which I did) I think it was borrowed for another order. Anyway hopefully have it next week.

I work in the motor trade so get them if I really have to lol. Cheers mate. Will do


Makes two of us although now day push more pencils than prybars. I still work on stuff when someone either drops the ball or jobs blow out.
Sako Varmint Stainless 243
Marlin 917v Stainless
Lithgow La101 .22
1917 BSA 303 (ted)
Finnish Vkt 1944 M39
Tikka T3X Super Varmint Satinless 223
Marlin 1895 SBL 45-70
Howa 1500 Stainless 308
BSA CF2 222 Remington
Colt 1911 9mm
Adler 12G
Sako 7mm rem Mag
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Post by Toppy91 » 06 Sep 2018, 10:22 pm

It’s hard being depended on haha. I look after Finance so there is always something to do :/
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Post by Toppy91 » 13 Sep 2018, 4:19 pm

Update. Picking up my rifle finally tomorrow!! What are the wait times like at Ripley and Belmont on a Sunday?
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Post by AZZA'S HJ47 » 13 Sep 2018, 7:22 pm

Get there early or be prepared to wait ill be there Sunday
Sako Varmint Stainless 243
Marlin 917v Stainless
Lithgow La101 .22
1917 BSA 303 (ted)
Finnish Vkt 1944 M39
Tikka T3X Super Varmint Satinless 223
Marlin 1895 SBL 45-70
Howa 1500 Stainless 308
BSA CF2 222 Remington
Colt 1911 9mm
Adler 12G
Sako 7mm rem Mag
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Post by AZZA'S HJ47 » 13 Sep 2018, 8:06 pm

Ripley that us i dont wast my time at belmont
Sako Varmint Stainless 243
Marlin 917v Stainless
Lithgow La101 .22
1917 BSA 303 (ted)
Finnish Vkt 1944 M39
Tikka T3X Super Varmint Satinless 223
Marlin 1895 SBL 45-70
Howa 1500 Stainless 308
BSA CF2 222 Remington
Colt 1911 9mm
Adler 12G
Sako 7mm rem Mag
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