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Joe

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New Member Intro
« on: March 28, 2018, 07:07:39 AM »
Howdy Friends,

I'm Joe and I started airgunning with a Daisy BB gun at a young age (perhaps 6 or so). I can't recall the exact model but I'm pretty sure it wasn't a Red Ryder. I remember being envious of my cousin's Red Ryder and believing it "shot harder" than my gun ;D. In any case, it looked like this and would have been a mid-late 1970s model. Perhaps the 1894 "spitting image" model?


Then I moved on to a .177 Daisy Powerline with a Tasco scope (both purchased from Walmart).

My best airgun from back then was a Sheridan blue streak. I sure wish I would have kept it. Both of my Daisy airguns had plastic stocks - the Sheridan was my first gun (airgun at least) with a nice wood stock.  I can't tell you how many pest birds (and more than a few game birds and squirrels) met their fate through that .20 caliber wonder-gun.

A decade or so later, I got back into airguns with a Beeman Goldfinger R9.  To be honest, through no fault of the gun, I never could shoot it well beyond 15-20 yards or so. I guess that goes for any springer in my case, even an ultra smooth shooting Paul Watts tuned HW 95 in .22.

Fast forward to the past several years and I've had and parted with a few dandy rifles:
The recently mentioned Paul Watts tuned HW95 .22


Daystate Huntsman / Midas .22


FX Royale 500 .25 tuned by Mr. Allen Zasadny


Benjamin 392, Leupold 3-9x33 EFR (perhaps not a dandy but certainly a classic!)


More recently, I've returned to the sport with a couple of new precision airguns:
Taipan Veteran .25 (2nd new PCP), Leupold 6.5-20x40 EFR*
* I just received the Veteran this week and haven't had time to scope it or do any serious shooting yet.

Brocock Bantam .22 (1st new PCP purchased), Sightron SII Big Sky 4.5-16x42


Mostly I like to shoot airguns (PCPs specifically) so I can quietly and efficiently lower the population of varmints such as those in my avatar*.  We plan to have poultry and livestock when I retire in a couple of years so my hobby might even get to be a tax write off.  8)
* Avatar pic:


In the next month or so I hope to learn more about night vision scopes and would like to try one on my Taipan Veteran .25.  I'll be reading more about what others have done/learned in the mean time.

Thanks and glad to be here!

Joe
« Last Edit: March 28, 2018, 08:13:11 AM by Joe »


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Joe

Taipan Veteran .25, Leupold 6.5-20x40 EFR
Brocock Bantam .22, Sightron SII Big Sky 4.5-16x42
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Re: New Member Intro
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2018, 07:36:49 AM »
Oh! Oh! The PCP bug has already hit you face! So... Welcome to the place were everyone else has been hit too! Especially one's pocketbook!
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Re: New Member Intro
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2018, 08:12:05 AM »
Oh! Oh! The PCP bug has already hit you face! So... Welcome to the place were everyone else has been hit too! Especially one's pocketbook!

Ha ha - too true! 
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Brocock Bantam .22, Sightron SII Big Sky 4.5-16x42
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Re: New Member Intro
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2018, 12:49:44 PM »
Hey Joe! Fix your avatar.
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I have an Omega compressor. If you're a fellow Guild member, and you pass through Roswell, NM, I'll fill your portable tank as a courtesy.

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Re: New Member Intro
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2018, 01:29:54 PM »
Hey Joe! Fix your avatar.

Just figured it out; I changed to "Direct Link" from imgur and it worked like a charm.   8)
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Joe

Taipan Veteran .25, Leupold 6.5-20x40 EFR
Brocock Bantam .22, Sightron SII Big Sky 4.5-16x42
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Re: New Member Intro
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2018, 04:49:27 PM »
You will like the Veteran! I love mine and I wasn't a bullpup fan.
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Re: New Member Intro
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2018, 05:19:05 PM »
Joe, I'm curious. What are all of the animals in your avatar?
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Re: New Member Intro
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2018, 06:37:10 PM »
Hello back to ya Joe and welcome to the Guild. Sure is a nice herd of guns you got there and thanks for sharing.

Chris
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Re: New Member Intro
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2018, 06:51:38 PM »
ShawninIL - glad to hear it!

Alan,

Thanks for asking!  Here's the line up:
12:00 - Common Opossum AKA Country Rat AKA Grinner
1:00 - Female House Sparrow (non-native, invasive species to USA)
3:00 - Male House Sparrow  (non-native, invasive species to USA)
4:00 - North American / Common Raccoon
6:00 - European Starling (non-native, invasive species to USA)
9:00 - Male Brown Headed Cowbird
10:30 - American Crow
Center Mass - Eastern Gray Squirrel (although ANY squirrel will do!  ;D).  My wife thought they were "cute" until they chewed up one of her photography blankets/sheets.  Even my mother-in-law doesn't like them "mooching" off her bird feeders.  Now, it's game ON!

Here's a closeup:


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Joe

Taipan Veteran .25, Leupold 6.5-20x40 EFR
Brocock Bantam .22, Sightron SII Big Sky 4.5-16x42
Burris Signature rings on all.

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Re: New Member Intro
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2018, 06:54:38 PM »
Hello back to ya Joe and welcome to the Guild. Sure is a nice herd of guns you got there and thanks for sharing.

Chris

Thanks for the welcome Chris!
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Joe

Taipan Veteran .25, Leupold 6.5-20x40 EFR
Brocock Bantam .22, Sightron SII Big Sky 4.5-16x42
Burris Signature rings on all.