Walter Mitty

Re: Walter Mitty

Postby Archer50 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:27 pm

FPoole wrote:Must be a misprint. He meant to say .22 and he's shooting 1 shot groups. I forget what was being shot, but could this be the same guy that shot standing in a ditch and propped on a fence post? That thread was a real good one.


Not to mention the guy who regularly (his word, if I remember rightly) hits match boxes at 100 yards shooting standing, unsupported - and so do his mates! Of course, once every 10 years would be regular...... :D
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Re: Walter Mitty

Postby mcmjohnson » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:23 pm

Archer50 wrote:
FPoole wrote:Must be a misprint. He meant to say .22 and he's shooting 1 shot groups. I forget what was being shot, but could this be the same guy that shot standing in a ditch and propped on a fence post? That thread was a real good one.


Not to mention the guy who regularly (his word, if I remember rightly) hits match boxes at 100 yards shooting standing, unsupported - and so do his mates! Of course, once every 10 years would be regular...... :D


Oh, I'm disappointed now!! I thought he was shooting match heads not boxes!
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Re: Walter Mitty

Postby mcmjohnson » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:30 pm

Timmytree wrote:I just love these threads on other forums!
Someone returning to shooting after a 4 year break buying an HW springer in .177 and instantly getting 1/4 inch groups at 57 yards!
WOW! I'm obviously bloody useless, I'm giving up shooting the PS and S200 and going to take up knitting and bowls, then sit in my armchair and reminisce about the old days when I could light matches at 50 yards with a catapult made of knicker elastic.


Hi Timmytree, yes I was incredulous when I read that. Felt totally incompetent, even more so when he declared that his groups will get better as he gets more practice!!! Best wishes,Mark
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Re: Walter Mitty

Postby poguemahone » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:47 pm

wouldnt it be great if we could ''lure'' or ''decoy'' one of these ''long range super hero dreamers'' to post about their exploits on here :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
on the odd occasion they've graced the forum in the past, its often provided entertaining discussion :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Walter Mitty

Postby gdavison » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:40 pm

poguemahone wrote:wouldnt it be great if we could ''lure'' or ''decoy'' one of these ''long range super hero dreamers'' to post about their exploits on here :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
on the odd occasion they've graced the forum in the past, its often provided entertaining discussion :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


What I like about this forum is that we don't have the "deadshot sniper from another world" ex-spurts .. just solid info and good banter :D
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Re: Walter Mitty

Postby Archer50 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:47 pm

mcmjohnson wrote:
Archer50 wrote:
FPoole wrote:Must be a misprint. He meant to say .22 and he's shooting 1 shot groups. I forget what was being shot, but could this be the same guy that shot standing in a ditch and propped on a fence post? That thread was a real good one.


Not to mention the guy who regularly (his word, if I remember rightly) hits match boxes at 100 yards shooting standing, unsupported - and so do his mates! Of course, once every 10 years would be regular...... :D


Oh, I'm disappointed now!! I thought he was shooting match heads not boxes!


Come on! That's silly ;)
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Re: Walter Mitty

Postby gdavison » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:50 pm

I would suggest this thread title is changed from "Walter Mitty" to "Floyd Lawton" :lol:
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Re: Walter Mitty

Postby poguemahone » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:35 pm

Raj wrote:It was easier than you might think, Ebo ... Edna's knicker elastic was 50 yards long in itself ... and that is just the thigh hole. 8-)

hey, thats my dear departed old battleaxe of a mother in law you're making fun of. she's only been dead for 468 days and you're trying to discredit her, and imply she was fat. mind you, when we used to go to the zoo, the elephants used to give her buns. i really miss how much i used to hate that woman :lol:
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Re: Walter Mitty

Postby Sake-san » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:47 pm

No big surprise :) he / she had obviously just installed a couple of bits of milled plastic at each end of the spring, well known to completely transform a springer, utterly and totally, it's well documented on oh so many forums so must be true :shock:
The same people get low single digit fps strings with unweighed pellets, often improved further by installation of said plastic bits ... it's true it is :o
They are also blessed with a magic ability to get absolute, repeatable consistency from pellet batches by simply using the (completely erroneous) head size on the front of the pellet tin... :|

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Re: Walter Mitty

Postby gary martin » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:37 pm

maybe, a embellishment tournament should take place. 129 yard crow, but rifle slung backwards over the shoulder whilst using a mirror, sounds quite feasible. well maybe not on this forum, but maybe on some parallel universe forum!
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