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General Discussion / not much happening
« on: January 17, 2019, 08:05:41 AM »
I like many others havnt been posting lately,got too many other more important things to do around here
 this time of the year to be messing around with my guns or projects,as some will be aware we had solar
 panels etc fitted to our home some months back,half the system has been fitted and is up and running
 perfectly,we are currently producing approx 22/25 kilo watts of electricity a day,much of which we put
 back into the grid and get paid for from our power company,to the tune of $25/60 a month,all well and
 good you may think,but thats when the lines company kicks in,as they then start charging us to use their
 grid using a systemof creative and fraudulent accountingto bassically steal our power we are supplying
 them and then charge use the exact amount we get paid for the power we supply them we get supposably
 get paid for by our own power company,bassically this amounts to the lines company stealing our power
 then charging us for them doing so,funny thing is these new line charges only apply to exported power,if
 for some reason export any power these line company charges disappear,what the lines company is in
 effect doing is saying coz you didnt buy the power you use and export this is loss of income to them so
 are bassically telling us we need to remburse them for the power we didnt buy from them to make up
 for their of income from that power,totally fraudulent of course and nothing but theft of what is our
 property and what over a year amounts to a very significant amount of our electricity and money.
 what these arse holes are actually doing is stealing our property then charging us for the privilage of
 them doings so,currently the lines company from our power supplier gets approx 50000 kw a month for
 free back into the grid and is charging our power company for giving them that power they would other
 wise not have had,which they then resell for a bigger profit having been paid for it twice,what really hurts
 is we get charged gst on the money we get paid for our our exported power as well,this is definatly fraud
 and theft,and is entirely legal for them to do and get away with under the electricity acts due to a loop
 hole in regulations allowing lines companys to charge any one using their lines for doing so evan if its to
 the benifit of the lines companys having more power to sell on,facts are this country hasnt built any large
 power stations in 40 years yet population has increased by 1.2 million in that time,so power is in short
 supply today,the only power stations built were cogen plants built mostly by dairy companys and few
 small private power companys all using gas turbines,you would think the power industry would be
 encouraging private power generation as its to their benifit,but no,apparently not as their busseness
 model is all bout supplying power not buying it,so they see solar wind or any other private power
 producers as a threat to their busseness model so have come up with this way of bassically stealing
 power to boost their available power supplies for free and get paid for that free power twice,its actually
 three times as once the lines company has that free power they then sell it to the grid power suppliers
 who then on sell it to the power suppliers who sell it to their customers,nothing but a absolute fraud by
 the lines companys,there is no other way of putting it,this is all under investigation buy the government
 at present but in mean time the fraud continues.
 cheers mike

General Discussion / brown hawks down
« on: January 04, 2019, 06:32:02 AM »
this is some thing you townies wont see,we have several hawks who nest within 100 yards of the house who
 have done so for many years,we leave dead rats and mice on back lawn for them,so they often land and walk around the lawn checking out to see if any rats etc laying around,come right up to the house and
 have got so used to us and our animals,nothing seems to bother them now,its amazing to see our chooks
 wandering around the lawn and a large hawk wandering around the lawn at same time,chooks keep an eye
 on the hawks for sure but dont seem be too bothered having a hawk in their space,hawks dont seem bothered if our cats wander onto the lawn either,amazingly these animals just seem to have accepted each
 other and dont bother each other or seem concerned about each other too much.
 last night we had a hawk wandering around the lawn again with chooks and cats all within a few yards of each other for over half an hour,this particaler hawk is quite tame i can actually get quite close to it and
 feed it,wont take food out my hand but will let me get within few yards if it can see i have food for it,they
 really are an impressive bird up close eh!!we got bit of our own private wild life park round here as we often have wild ducks /pukecos wandering around the yard as well,they all seem to know we mean them
 no harm,so must feel very safe to get this close to us and our animals,you certainly wont see this type of animal behaviour in town.
 chhers mike

General Discussion / another one bits the dust
« on: January 02, 2019, 08:06:58 PM »
the little 22 rimfire double rifle added another feral cat to its tally today,this one had either be desperate for
 feed or the dumbest cat i have come accross.stupid thing chased a chook back inside the chook yard had
 poor terrfided thing thing bailed up in back corner,didnt see me coming til far too late so couldnt escape
 out the door,just turned round stood there hissing at me,double tap to head n all done n dusted,i knew we
 had another one around for last couple days,but hadnt seen the bugga,but mustve been real hungry coz
 dont normally see them out n about this close to house during the day stalking the chooks.
 school holidays again so guna be more dumped round here for sure,its same every school holidays.
 love this little double rifle for this type of shooting,nothing sporting about getting rid feral cats but does piss
 me off having to shoot other peoples so called pets they no longer want to take care of so just dump the
 poor things outside town and cause problems for other people their animals and local wild life,bloody
 callous and totally irresponsible.
 cheers mike

General Discussion / Happy chrismas
« on: December 24, 2018, 05:48:29 AM »
Seasons greetings to all,have a happy safe fun holiday dont eat and drink too much ,Will chatch you all in
 the new year,cheers mike

General Airgun Discussion / Day at the club
« on: December 15, 2018, 07:44:23 PM »
Recently joined my local airgun club,bassically to give me another shooting activity and another place to
 shoot,chew the fat with other airgun enthusitists etc,living as I do some distance from town I dont get the
 opputunity to spend time with others who share the same interests as myself,only small club,with 16/17
 members,but unlike some clubs have belonged to,its a very active club with most members attending
 shoots most weekends,this club dosnt take things very seriously,its all about having fun.
 Todays shoot was a real hoot,its the regular can shoot,no real rules cept get as many alli cans as possible
 with 20 shots out to 50 yds ,no power limits so every imaginable rifle and pistol is used,from 3.5fpe 177
 10 meter target guns to 30fpe 22 hunting guns being used today.
 Amazing that even 3.5 fpe 177 cal pistols and rifles are just as much fun and accurate out to 50yds as the
 more powerful guns,and just as much fun if not more than the more powerful guns,it was awsume being
 able to watch those little 177 cal pellets from 3.5 fpe rifles and pistols arce their way to target and hit
 them with precicission time after time,we got bored and moved firing line back to 75yds,nothing really
 changed once every one got the range dialed in,I didnt think was possible to get regular hits at 75yds
 with my 3.5fpe 177 cal target pistol,but was soon getting all my targets at 75yds without difficulty,I knew
 before the little pellet even got to target if was a hit or miss,coz could see the pellet for its complete
 travel,was bit like playing bowls,watching the arce of travel,some were using old restored 5/6 fpe
 springers with deadly effect,had forgot just how much fun we used to have as kids with our low powered
 airguns,as this was exactly what used do as a kid,what a blast best days fun shooting I have had in years
 Made even more fun by all the all the hooting n hollering from those waiting their turn trying put every
 one else off their shots all good natured of course and just added to the fun,A great days shooting with a
 great bunch of people,to me this is what clubs should be like and about,just having fun,we talking about
 organising fun steel plate and can shoots for next years with fast shooting co2 pistols including soft
 airguns the idea being to have shooter on shooter timed speed shoots simialler to the action pistol shoots
 run at pistol clubs with firearms,this should be lot fun.
 As no club events seem to posted anymore,I will now post my local club shoots,not so much to post
 scores as like today there was no winner just large pile of shredded cans,that definatly lost the day,but
 just to get out there that at lest one club having great deal fun with often very bassic airguns,there no
 elleteism in this little country airgun club,tho there some very good shooters in the club,they got no big
 cheers mike

General Discussion / Getting hard
« on: December 14, 2018, 07:26:16 AM »
As Hugh recently commented its getting hard to find interesting topics to post,particually when I cant post
 pics,but allso getting hard to continue posting when topics posted dont seem to be of enough interest
 to get replies to I try pretty hard to find interesting topics to post,the only topic that seems to get any
 discussion going is regarding import regulations and how nz police are applying them,this is a dead end
 and pointless discussion,and allways ends up getting a little heated as every one has different opinions
 based on their own experiences,but in the end it goes no where positive as it cant,simply because we have
 no input into how laws are written and administered by nz police and customs,but it certainly gets some us
 on our soap boxs.Personally I am over this particular topic its like kicking a dead horse.
 This used to be a very lively and interesting forum,but its struggling now just to keep going due to only a
 very few posting any thing at all,which is a shame and a lose to our airgun community,as this forum has
 a lot to offer to not only experienced airgunners but for those new to airguns as there is a huge wealth of
 excellent imformation and experience available on this forum,that would be a real shame to lose,things
 have some how changed dramatically in recent times,with pcp rifles being now on firearms licence,co2
 build projects which used to be a bit thing seem to have died out,clubs now longer post events or scores
 etc,every one seems to have found other things to do that are more interesting I guess,face book may
 have something to do with it too,but there isnt the wealth of knowledge on face book that can be found
 on this forum.I allmost gave up posting a while back and am now wondering again why I bother again.
 cheers mike

General Airgun Discussion / pcp airguns as weapons of war
« on: December 13, 2018, 07:51:52 AM »
Been bit quiet here lately so time for some thing nit different,As some maybe aware the first recorded use of
 an army using large numbers of pcp airguns was by the Austrian army against the French in early 1800s I
 believe, the Austrians had regements armed with 44 caliber 10 shot repeating pcp rifles and were the only
 army known to doso,back then the flintlock smooth bore musket was standard issuse to most armys,the
 problem with black powder muskets and canons was they didnt like wet weather and didnt work too well
 in the rain,so was common to call off battles until rain stopped,they allso emitted large clouds of smoke
 that very soon totally obscured the battle field,making it pretty much impossible foe any one to see what
 was going on,pcp airguns functioned perfectly fine in any weather didnt emit large clouds of smoke,didnt
 make lot noise and were bout as powerful as a musket,didnt foul the barrels with filthy burnt powder
 residue and could be had with rifled barrels as repeating mechanisms as well,The Austrian rifled pcp
 10 shot repeating rifles were very capable of accuratly killing men out to 200 meters,a musket couldnt
 do that at 50 meters with aimed shot,they allso didnt leave clouds of smoke to give away the shooters
 position,in their day these Austrian pcp rifles were the state of the art in military shoulder fired weapons
 Tho expenisive to make they didnt require large expensive stock piles of expolisive and dangerous gun
 powder either to be kept on hand so were lot cheaper to keep supplied with ammo.
 The Austrians decimated the French general officers from 200 meters and futher away allmost costing the
 french the battle which french eventually won on sheer numbers of soldiers on the field and superiour
 canon fire.airguns were banned by the French in Austria and I believe are still banned today.
 This is all just old history,but what many possibly dont know is the US special forces used modern US
 made high powered 45 caliber pcp hunting rifles in the second Iraq war as short range sniper rifles
 simply because of their low noise signiture and no muzzle flash to give the snipers position way,they
 may still be using them today but havnt been able to comfirm that,the US rifles were made specificaly
 for US special forces by a very well known builder of big bore pcp rifles in the US.I have no further
 information on exactly the type of rifle used,but assume it was a suppressed rifle.
 But would imagine they wouldve been silent dead to those they were used against and those around
 just bit interesting not well known history about pcp airguns in warfare.
 cheers mike

General Discussion / novagun and the drought
« on: December 08, 2018, 07:55:03 PM »
Know what you mean Hugh,but as only a few us seem to post,its bit hard for a few to keep things
 interesting,as we only have so many projects going between us to talk bout,I been on firearms projects
 more than airguns lately and not really interested in posting these and rest just maintainence and repairs to
 guns not my own,not very interesting stuff to post.
 cheers mike

General Airgun Discussion / bulk filling co2 airguns
« on: December 02, 2018, 10:54:19 AM »
Tired politics so time for something completly unrelated to politics,some time ago I made up some bulk
 fill co2 cylanders for the Gamo G1200 and co2 extreme rifles i use controlling pest birds in warehouses
 etc,I had some major issuses get effective seals in fill valves,due to I found out using the wrong
 material for the seals,Having no finally resolved the seal ussues,the fill valves are now working and sealing
 as should do.Chronoing both guns brought up some interesting things,now having 36 grams of liquid
 co2 in a rifle that nornally used 12 gram disposibles,completly changed how this rifle performs,40 full power
 shots was normal from 12 grams,was expecting to get approx 120 shots from 36 grams being three times
 the previous capacity,that turned out to right,but it completly change how rifle performed,right from first
 shot and for 120 shots velocity stayed within the usual 535/545fps it normaly gave for approx 35 shots
 and didnt drop off until all the liquid co2 had run out,pretty pleased with that,as normally on 12 gram
 disposibles velocity started to drop of bout 30 shots,dont understand exactly how pressures work with
 small co2 sources but assume it got to do with amount of liquid in cylander to some degree,
 What became obvious to me was the larger amount liquid in 36 gram cylander seemed keep pressures
 more constistent and didnt really change until all the liquid was gone,then velocitys dropped pretty much
 instantly,rather than slowly as with 12 gram over the last 10/12 shots etc.
 Wasnt chasing extra power in either rifle just better economy,but end result being the accuracy has got
 significantly better and so good in first place,interesting if nothing else and got nothing do with politics
 which is like kicking a dead horse ,that kicking isnt going to change the fact its dead eh!!
 Mintie you the co2 man thought this may interest you,as bulk filling seems have other advantages than
 economy that i wasnt aware of.
 cheers mike

General Airgun Discussion / Pellets
« on: December 01, 2018, 09:39:26 AM »
Now I have my bulk filled co2 pest shooting rifles back on line,i needed more the specific pellets I use in
 them having allmost run out of these cheap locally made Diana/Kilwel branded pellets both rifles give the
 best accuracy with and being the only pellets one rifle will feed tru its shuttle feed system,but couldnt get
 any locally,so found a rather expenisive alternative that worked thru the fussy rifle,but damned things just
 wounldnt hold a group.both these rifles pretty accurate with the other pellets capable of keeping 5 shots
 into approx 25 cal hole at 15/18 yards,new expenisive pellets which measured exactly the same on heads
 and skirts couldnt keep 5 shots inside 1 inch at same distances,so were bloody useless to me,so now got
 allmost 500 of shotgun pellets,trouble is I dont own a shotgun eh!!Just goes to show that price dosnt
 allways mean better I guess.
 Started using these cheap localy nz made pellets years ago simply coz were cheap readily acailable in co2
 plinking pistols as we went thru so many pellets,but was surprised just how well made they are for weight
 diameters etc so tryed them out in accurate rifles and found they shot extremely well,and been using
 them in sub 12fpe rifles ever since,Ron young told me while back the machinery used to make these
 pellets had been sold to Aussie company and was being taken to Aussie,probly why finding it hard to find
 these pellets now,which is totally pissing me off,just one more nz company been taken over by an over
 seas company and shut down locally.
 Getting hard to find nz made things of any sort today as every thing good made localy seems to end up
 being made off shore these days,and they wonder where all our jobs go eh!!
 cheers mike

General Airgun Discussion / Hugh,re hammer bounce on GTA
« on: November 25, 2018, 01:47:30 PM »
Very interesting,member GTA but havnt visited in some time,good to see these same guys still up to their
 interesting experiments,like the concept for guns with internal sliding type hammers,rather clever and well
 thought out as usual for this bunch guys,they often come up with some interesting stuff.
 But at end the day many these guys still playing around with very bassic old crosman designed co2 guns
 adapted to hpa,trying to make silk purses out pigs ears when really comes down to it, not that i am
 giving them hard time for doing so,coz certainly very good at what they do,and very interesting to follow
 The truth of it is its guys like these who developed many the crosman guns now in production that
 crosman bassically just copied and call there own,and gave no credit to those who actually developed
 these guns crosman now produces,got to respect guys like these as they a very inovative bunch for sure.
 I agree with them entirely about friction type so called anti bounce systems,they next to useless,they allso
 right about using their system on co2 guns,every highly modified co2 2240 i made had hammer bounce
 and wasted proberly as much co2 as they put behind a pellet for every shot,which is why they had low
 shot counts eh!!most are the same.
 So good read Hugh,thanx for the heads up,learnt something usefull for the day,and thats allways a bonus
 eh!!GTA still the best forum to learn things as there so pretty clever tinkers on there.
 These days i am more into exploring new ideas for pcp airguns than just messing around modifying guns
 its just more interesting to me,pcp hunting pistols more my thing these days,simply coz most we can buy
 today are bassically just sawn off rifles minus the buttstocks,are under powered inefficent,and mostly
 just plain ugly too,every thing i hate and dont want in a pistol.pcp hunting pistols as they are today are
 for the most just crap as is to be expected from sawn off rifles minus buttstocks eh!!
 Would certainly recommend others read this GTA thread,its very informative.
 cheers mike

General Airgun Discussion / precharged hunting pistols
« on: November 25, 2018, 09:40:19 AM »
what is considered to be a pcp hunting pistol???what is even considered to be a pcp pistol today???Facts
 are no airgun manufacturer actually makes a properly designed pcp hunting pistol,what they do make are
 a serries of very short carbines minus their buttstocks,bassiaclly cut down versions of certain rifles they
 make,these are in real terms just sawn off rifles,not actually proper handguns as they were never
 origionally designed as handguns,popular guns like the PROD and others simialler to it are marketed as
 pistol carbines,but that is not what these guns actually are,they are actually short carbines with detactable
 buttstocks,which dosnt make them a pistol,just fitting some form of pistol grip on this type of gun,dosnt
 make it a pistol,its still what it began as,a full size rifle reduced it.s minimum size without its buttstock.
 As these guns are made from full sized rifles that were never designed to cut down in this way,parts like
 breechs/mags etc were designed for rifles,not pistols so are overly large and bulky for a pistol,mags often
 protrude out top and side of breechs,making it allmost impossible to fit open sights,so need optical sights
 just to usable a pistol,putting the sights so high above the barrel they make the gun top heavy and very
 bulky etc,pistols by defination should be as compact /light weight and easy to use as possible,which none
 these type of guns are,What is the point in a gun to be used as a pistol that needs optical sights a steady
 rest just to hold it up so you can actual keep it steady enuf to even able to see thru the sights eh!!!
 I dont denie some may have a use for this type of short buttless carbine,but are they truely practical
 hunting pistols???In my expreience NO.
 Truth is they can only sell this crap as pistols simply because there is nothing else available and why
 would a manufacture whos in busseness to make money even bother to come up with anything better
 when they have a capitive market allready buying there crap guns any way.
 Dispite all the inovation,new technolgy developed for rifles in recent years,none of it has been applied to
 develope better pcp hunting pistols,they remain the most bassic even primitive form of pcp air and dont s
 started out at 20 years ago and dont seem likely to improve any time soon either.
 The only ones who seem to understand what a good pcp pistol should and can be are the Russians and
 we cant seem get the Russian guns here these days anyway.
 This is exactly why i started designing and eventually building my own pcp hunting pistols,there is
 absolutly no technical or practical reasons why properly designed and built pcp much better pcp hunting
 pistols cant be developed,if these manufacturers can design and build suppurb pcp target pistols they
 cant do the same for hunting pistols as well but choose not to.
 There is allso absolutly no justification for many pcp airguns to be as expensive as they are today,all are
 produced on hi speed cnc or injection moulding machines spitting out precission componants at hi speed
 and in large numbers,just like toasters,and for low production costs,these are like firearms produced for
 little actual costs in materials or labour,simply coz there is no money in making guns in small volumes,
 they have to be mass produced to make money,I know from buying many firearms and airguns from
 overseas suppliers what they can be sourced for and the freight and taxs involved what the costs can be
 I am not getting at dealers here,they have make a living too,but some sure know how to make one hell
 a good living,going on their prices,Ron not one those either,totally straight up guy and great to deal with
 cheers mike

General Airgun Discussion / bitch for the day
« on: November 24, 2018, 09:39:08 AM »
Why is it that many hi powered pcp guns capable of using longer and heavier pellets effectivly come with
 mags too bloody short to handle anything but standard length pellets????Most 22 cal mags simpily wont
 take handy pellets like polymag preditors,i know they now make a shorter preditor pellet,but thats not the
 point i am raising here,the origional longer pellet which in my humble opinion is the better pellet due to its
 longer length and i believe is allso heavier,correct me if am wrong about the weight as havnt used the
 shorter pellets.What is so hard about designing decent mags capable of handling any length pellet for the
 caliber,particulally for higher performance guns most us using today,they still making the same mags they
 made years ago for 12fpe guns and sticking them in the more powerful guns just as they did years ago
 when it didnt matter,only a small thing and proberly dosnt matter to some,but i cant be the only one who
 has this issuse with mags or am i just being too picky,but it just annoys the hell outa me that my guns
 cant in some cases be used to their full potentual coz bloody mags cant use the pellets to allow them to
 be used to full potentual,i have modified all my air arms mags so can use preditor pellets,but cant do the
 same with my bsa mags and others i have.
 Just my bitch for the day lol.
 cheers mike

General Airgun Discussion / airgun clubs
« on: November 17, 2018, 04:35:58 PM »
Well finally tracked down my local airgun club,and will soon be a member,been long time coming,but am
 looking forward to it,just great to hang out with other aigun enthusists and get bit shooting in thats not
 hunting or pest shooting related for a change,good to meet new people to,spend too much time just doing
 my own thing these days,as club shooting very different to what i normally do with airguns,proberly guna
 have to buy or build new guns more suitable for club shooting ,guna hate that eh!!Not a big club only 15/17
 active members but all good people and seem enjoy themselves and i guess thats all that matters so i will
 fit right in i hope.
 Have been a bit critical bout club shooting in nz in previous posts particually FT because of what have seen
 at certain shoots etc.but will wait n see how that one pans out with this small club before i decide wether
 FT interests me enuf to want shoot it.
 So big change for me to once again belong to a shooting related club,but am looking forward to it and
 thats all good. cheers mike

Politics and Law / novas comments in shout box re changes ti arms act
« on: November 17, 2018, 04:14:49 PM »
bound to happen with new government,labour usually more likely to listen to nz police gripes on gun laws
 than nats,the politions bassically wiped their hands on gun laws a while ago and gave police the ablity to
 interperte the law whatever way suited them an apply those interperations any way they saw fit with no
 over sight from government,unfortunatly there is an element high up in our police who dont want civllians
 to own guns of any type,and think only the police should have access to guns,it has long been the agenda
 of these people to remove all guns from civillians hands by whatever means they could do so,as our
 pollys dont really care about this issuse and gun owners dont reppresent a large enuf voting block to
 affect elections,they simplily dont care what or how nz police interperate and administer the gun laws.
 the way the law is set up now,police can and are trying very hard to bring in what amounts to a very
 dodgy gun ban,by totally banning most types of airguns thru simplily refusing to issuse import permts,they
 are trying to do a simialler thing with certain types of firearms as well,simplily by refusing to issuse import permits to firearms dealers as well,this dispite the fact all these airguns and firearms are legal to
 own in this is gun control thru the back door.There is a long history behind this latest ploy by
 nz police going back to the 1980s when they started using the media thru programs like police 10/7 to
 make public believe this country was awash with illegal handguns and military weapons,when they knew
 the opposite was true,they have made it so a large proportion of public now believes as do many police
 officers that evan toy soft airguns are leathal weapons so are just as dangerous as firearms,fact is nz
 police by this means have actually enabled idiots with toy guns to commit all sorts armed crime with toy
 guns,fact is the rash of this type crime can be laid right back on nz police because of their long running
 propaganda media compane,so if anyone thinks thats guna change or get better in any future law
 changes where the police will dictate those changes due to the requirment for public consultion having
 now removed from all future gun law changes by parliment,they got be living in LA LA land,you can now
 garrentee that any future changes to these laws wont be foe gun owners benifit this time around.
 cheers mike

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