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What is the most fun you've had with an airgun?
« on: May 07, 2019, 12:56:00 PM »
Looking for ideas for the Airgun Guild Fun Shoot or whatever we end up calling it.

What is the most fun you've had shooting your airguns, or powder burners? We're talking various targets of any material, static or dynamic, etc.

I originally thought the LASSO thing has to be a hoot, but am open to doing something really unique with an emphasis on FUN and challenging.


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Re: What is the most fun you've had with an airgun?
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2019, 04:00:53 PM »
I like getting into informal competition with a friend now and then, plinking at some small, brightly coloured object at least 50 metres away, shooting unsupported and standing especially. Something like a 1" plastic ball on a thin cable tether works great, bouncing around as its hit. Especially fun when you knock it out of the way just as the other guy takes his shot, so he misses. You can keep track of hit counts, with landscape elements making for some challenging shots as it jumps behind some grass or into a depression. A variation can be hanging such a target in a tree so it's swinging while you shoot at it. There are a few tough plastics out there which hold up well to maybe 30fpe, or just use a metal target. Something like bright orange or white makes them easy to spot.

Similarly I like saving food tin lids to poke a hole and run a wire through, hooking them onto tree branches. Tight groups in thin sheet metal are somehow more satisfying than groups in paper.

My kid enjoys chasing pop cans with his 2240 regulated HPA carbine. Throws the can as far as he's able then shoots it until it's far enough away that hits become less likely... actually the cans are usually too full of holes by about 40 metres to hit very often, like shooting at Swiss cheese. He likes the noisy impacts on cans, making his relatively weak-shooting gun sound powerful.
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Re: What is the most fun you've had with an airgun?
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2019, 06:32:30 PM »
Nothing is cooler to me than the simple 'bong' of steel at long distance. Once you get past 200-250 yards you can absorb the recoil and reacquire the target through the scope and watch the impact. I've been able to follow my cast bullets onto the target at 300 yards. The beauty is the delay it takes for the sound to return. It's simple, doesn't require resetting, and is amazingly gratifying.

Not very imaginative but no less fun.
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Re: What is the most fun you've had with an airgun?
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2019, 10:26:00 PM »
Take down a bungalow on a decommissioned holiday park.

On a Dutch recreation park used for paintball and air-soft we had the opportunity for a fun shoot.
They had a building witch was rejected by the safety commission so they could not use it anny more.

Was great.
At the end off the day only a steel construction did survive.
For that we used a IED. 

 
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Re: What is the most fun you've had with an airgun?
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2019, 06:55:32 AM »
Take down a bungalow on a decommissioned holiday park.

On a Dutch recreation park used for paintball and air-soft we had the opportunity for a fun shoot.
They had a building witch was rejected by the safety commission so they could not use it anny more.

Was great.
At the end off the day only a steel construction did survive.
For that we used a IED.

Oh blowing stuff up is so much fun! Shooting a building up till destroyed? Joy!
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