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How do you hold your straps?

Holding with 1 finger
3 (4%)
Holding with 2 fingers
26 (36%)
Holding with 3 fingers
9 (12%)
Jointed around the wrists
35 (48%)
 
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Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:15 pm

Stan Doff wrote:
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Theoben?
Weren't they the guys that replaced the spring behind the piston with an inert gas?


Theoben make what's called a gas ram instead of a spring but if your talking about PCP's then I only know of one man who has done stuff like you peak of...
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Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:26 pm

Timelord wrote:
Stan Doff wrote:
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Theoben?
Weren't they the guys that replaced the spring behind the piston with an inert gas?


Theoben make what's called a gas ram instead of a spring ...


I had a BSA meteor super about thirty years ago which used the then popular method of cocking a piston by drawing it back to compress a coil spring.IIRC it was about the early 80's I read in "Airgun World" of a new air-rifle that did away with the spring;instead cocking the piston squeezed a pocket of gas,which I think was something other than air.

but if your talking about PCP's then I only know of one man who has done stuff like you peak of


:shock: You can put drugs in air-rifles?......... :lol:

I did a quick Google and saw PCP in a forum thread.Putting two and two together I deduce it stands for Pre-Charged Pneumatics.
 
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Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:04 am

Well, I don't seem to be able to vote but I use one finger (on each hand that is :)). In fact, I use those rather spiffy JoE two finger straps but only use one finger.......if Mark were to make the same thing but with one finger less that would be suuuuuper (hint,hint).
 
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Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:36 pm

Stan Doff wrote:
I had a BSA meteor super about thirty years ago ...


I had a Diana-25 (.22) about 45 years ago (15-up-man-ship! :lol: ) -- with the Diana spring replaced by an adapted BSA Meteor one, you could put a pellet through the side of a galvanised dustbin (at point blank range, only, but still....)
 
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Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:14 pm

sftonkin wrote:
Stan Doff wrote:
I had a BSA meteor super about thirty years ago ...


I had a Diana-25 (.22) about 45 years ago (15-up-man-ship! :lol: ) -- with the Diana spring replaced by an adapted BSA Meteor one, you could put a pellet through the side of a galvanised dustbin (at point blank range, only, but still....)


My Theoben S-TYPE will make mince meat of all the above guns :cool:

Here it is below :D

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Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:30 pm

Big gun, small wi*^%[NO CARRIER]
 
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Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:41 am

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Big gun, small wi*^%[NO CARRIER]


Funny boy :lol: let's just say what ever I point it at is dead after I pull the trigger :shock: and with that comes great responsibility. Judging by your reaction I suggest you get a girlfriend with small hands next time round :lol:
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Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:09 am

Timelord wrote:
let's just say what ever I point it at is dead after I pull the trigger :shock:

Even if you point it at the ground ? :?

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Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:17 am

sftonkin wrote:
Big gun,....


Nah,it's only a .177
 
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Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:25 am

When you absolutely, positively, have to kill every single squirrel in the tree.

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Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:48 pm

Stan Doff wrote:
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Big gun,....


Nah,it's only a .177


.177 caliber in the legal 12ft/lb is a far superior caliber to use as you have more accuracy and better range than your .22 cal.

If you are talking FAC (firearms certificate) power then the .22 would be the better choice when your reaching 30-40ft/lb

So your theory on .177 or .22 is completely in 12ft/lb rifles is completely misguided. The reason being that both calibers will be very effective at 30-40 yards. The .22 will have a little more shock factor but the .177 will penetrate more thus having the same effect on the rabbit ie DEAD :lol:

The caliber argument will be going on for years and if you need to split hairs then use .20 caliber.

IMHO .177 in legal poundage rifles is the best caliber for hunting and target shooting. I know this because I own all 3 of these calibers and the .177 is the most reliable gun to use out of the 3, because of the extra range and accuracy to produce humane and quick kills.

Even a rat deserves a swift humane death
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Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:30 pm

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Even a rat deserves a swift humane death


But not squirrels - after what they did to my roof I want a rifle with a heavy butt to beat them with :twisted:
 
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Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:16 pm

Timelord wrote:
.177 caliber in the legal 12ft/lb is a far superior caliber to use as you have more accuracy and better range than your .22 cal.

So your theory on .177 or .22 is completely in 12ft/lb rifles is completely misguided. The reason being that both calibers will be very effective at 30-40 yards. The .22 will have a little more shock factor but the .177 will penetrate more thus having the same effect on the rabbit ie DEAD :lol:

The caliber argument will be going on for years and if you need to split hairs then use .20 caliber.


...and if you want to split hares use an AK47,right?

My old BSA was a .22, though it may not be anymore for all I know as I sold it some years ago as it wasn't getting any use by me.
Why I chose .22 for what was essentially a 'plinking' toy is something long forgotten.I suppose the prevailing fashion was for that calibre,that particular weapon probably giving about 9 foot-pounds energy at the muzzle.

I do remember subsequent discussion about calibres but anything I had in printed form has been gone longer than the rifle.
 
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Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:14 am

Old thread resurrection, sorry guys/gals, but the wind is´nt nice today, and I´m bored half-way stupid. So I´m trawling the forums, for anything just a little interesting....

I have recently converted to fingerstraps, tried a homemade pair out, and liked it.
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What next...
Blue Moon MSE UL on the way
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Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:06 pm

I use finger straps that are pretty much like the JOE one loop.

Mine started out as two seperate loops for first and middle finger. Problem was that about once an hour they'd slide off if I got to relaxed with them they'd fly off my fingers.. Droppping a line and running after it blows the whole kite flyer cool look- or would if there was a cool kite flyer look.

Had a few soft grey pairs I can't remember how or why.

When I saw the JOE straps I got out the straps and cut one loop off. They're my favorites. Pinky and ring fingers through the one loop.

I almost never throw away any kite stuff. Its like when you buy a UL and naturally the winds howl. Throw away something kite related and realize some use for it.

I broke a Rev 1 spar and left it in the bag for over 15 years. Got into Rev 1.5 and remembered the broken spar. It was a 4 wrap I wanted but didn't have in 1.5. Measured it and the clean break was at exactly the right 1.5 length. To the mm. Ferrurled it and have a center spar for ad hoc LE variations.

Just thought I'd throw that last bit in and do my part to derail this thread.

Mike,

Your new avatar is only the second (the fly was first )moving avatar I really like. Usually they annoy me.

Oops. Did it again.
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