It's here! Improved Model D

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Re: It's here! Improved Model D

Postby Tank » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:00 pm

zunmik wrote:Looking very good I've never owned older rifles always been pistols perhaps something I should consider, M.


Well Mick, in my opinion everyone should own at least one old Bang Stick.

It caused quite a few people to think about things in a bit of perspective, the rifle is over a hundred and five years old, I can "ring the bell" with it. If your heart is in shooting and the history and traditions of shooting (not all of them, some of the "traditions" are a bit odious in my opinion) there is nothing nicer than the idea of competing against other, much more technical equipment. Ian Jones recounted a story to me recently, he was competing in a Field Target competition with such a gun and he called for quiet on the line after a couple of "dink's" but after quiet he knocket the target down first shot. Next guy up - Leupold Scope, custom rig, missed. He quietly whispered to Ian - "I just can't face getting up :oops: !"

Think about that, one guy is competiong against another, the scope alone on one competitors rig cost FIVE times more than the others complete get up.
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Re: It's here! Improved Model D

Postby zunmik » Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:50 pm

As an ex - Ft shooter for many years I know about the high Tec kit boy's, I always shot springer's, and enjoyed beating them till I was forced to retire due to medical issues in the late 90's, that's when I moved on to pistols, just recently I have been shooting rifles again provided that their not to damn heavy, I still prefer springer's that's why I shoot my "izzie" more than the walther doing ok with it now. At the forthcoming Fayre @ Melbourne i'll have a look @ some of the "old-uns" to try, and get some ideas for a future purchase, M. :think:
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Re: It's here! Improved Model D

Postby zooma » Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:58 pm

Really nice rifle Graham - thanks for letting me have a quick shoot with it - a very enjoyable experience and it had a surprisingly smooth action too.
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Re: It's here! Improved Model D

Postby Tank » Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:21 pm

Thank's Bob for the kind words. Jim was over today and he was hitting the spinners on my 25 yard range with it, with pellets too! :mrgreen:
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