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    O.C. Will be missed.. it was always a pleasure to see him at the Malver Ar. Show. He and I regularly had some great conversation and got into some fun trading deals.

    RIP my friend

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    Great wrightup of bringing back a wonderful old classic.

    These old guns are wonderful to handle and shoot. My HW55 is a Burgo and pre record trigger. It will still place pellets where they are intended to go if I do my part.

    thanks for sharing your gun and rebuild with us !

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    The gun at the  top is my BSA Improved model D from 1911

    the bottom gun to is my Diana model 27 from the 1930's

    have other BSA's and Diana's these are just the earliest ones

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    Welcome to the forum !

    i am here in East Texas also, Nacogdoches. Not a lot of us air guys here in the woods.

    My interest runs from .458 & .58 Quackinbush to vintage 10 meter rifles with a couple dozen of about every thing in between. Mostly hooked on Field Target. 

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    They sling a projectile toward an object i have chosen, I like any thing that will do that ! Always have guess always will.

    Have enjoyed air power projectile pitchers for most of my life, but got much more involved with them when I was unable to replenish my reloading supplies during the Clinton administration. Then during the Obma administration when .22lr and most reloading components were unavailable I dived into airguns whole hog. About the only powder burners I mess with any more are short range low energy guns and calibers that are less powerful that my big bore airguns. 

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    BSA Improved Model D 1911

    Diana 1/4 stocked Model 27 1920's

    Silver Fox marked Made In Tokyo Pre WW2

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    WOW wOw WOW Holy Cow WOW !

    Thanks for Sharing !

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    On one of my TX200's (yes I have to many, or at least some people would think so) When it came to me it had a 12FP kit already installed.

    It is a very nice kit, fitted guide rod, very nicely polished spring ends, bearing washers. The gun was just a touch over 12FP with AA 8.4.

    I installed a Tony Leach 22mm kit using replacement compression chamber and Latch rod so i did not have to disassemble any of the kit that was in the gun. The 22mm conversion made an unbelievable difference in the gun. Its now right at 11FP cocks with very little effort, more like a 6FP 10m gun. The lock time is fast, the gun feels sharp, It just a gentle thump with no vibration. The pellet impact can easily be seen in the scope since there is almost no movement in the firing cycle. Its almost as recoilless as my AA TX200sr. But the TX with the 22mm kit outshoots the sr. The kitted gun is fantastically accurate. 

    To say I am pleased is an understatement, I would like to get at least one more kit from Tony to set up in my TX200hc then decide which one gets the custom Field Target stock.

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    Build and design info is in the link, Easy to move since my shooting location is stationary I can shoot a all distances and easily reclaim led and there is no pellet or backstop debris.  

    https://www.airgunnation.com/topic/another-pellet-trap/#post-305803

     

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    Great shooting and fantastic groups !!!

    From your questions about the AA TX200HC in your other thread, Start shooting groups from Hunter FT position. Setting on a bucket or short stool, with crotch sticks or bipod of sorts, and turn the scope down to 16x. 

    20-35 yds is a great zero point since in Hunter class you can not adjust the scope for zero .

    Then start moving the target distance to learn the trajectory.

    Sometimes getting ready to shoot a match can be as much fun as shooting one, but does tend to be a lot more work.

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    The TX200 platform works great for FT. I tend to recommend .177 for the flatter trajectory and getting the pellets through the smaller kill zones.

    The TX200HC is plenty accurate for FT but the shorter cocking handle on them is something to consider as a 60 round course it can tend to wear some of us older guys down. I have a TX200mkIII that has the shorter barrel from the HC and prosport, the idea was to have less in barrel time thus a shorter lock time. If I was a better springer shooter I might be able to take the advantage it gives.

    In all honesty my recommendation is to shoot your Diana 430 at all distances from 10-55 yards. Load up and go to some FT matches shoot what you have and talk to the people competing at the matches. I have found showing interest in what there shooting will lead to an offer to give it a try. Shooting other guns including the TX200 will give you a better idea of what you are willing to spend your money on.

    FT is addictive it has led me to look at every gun I desire and plan for what FT class it would be best suited.

    I recently installed a 22mm piston kit in one of my TX200mkIII it is now the sweetest and most accurate shooting springers i own. I am able to shoot it so well I don't mind that it is only 11fp gun. 

    Good luck with your Field Target endeavor

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    The FWB300's what ever fashion is a fantastic gun, The one I own is a FWB150 which is the predecessor to the 300's

    The HW30 / R7 is also a great choice have one of each of them.

    But to help muddy the water for the dollars you looking to invest you could also get into a FWB124. They make a little more energy, but they cock just about as easy at the HW30/R7, and yet they are a FWB and set the standard that other sporters are judged by. Both my 124's and 127 sill rival most any of my springers for accuracy. 

    Good Luck finding what ever you decide, but my recommendation is to get at least one of each.

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    This is the thread about the pellet trap I built.

    Built it for pellets but have tested it with my suppressed .22LR

    https://www.airgunnation.com/topic/another-pellet-trap/#post-305803

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    My line of thinking is in line with what has been stated by thomasair….

    I believe there would be much more danger of catching any bug by stoping at a Buckies (Y'all not in Texas think of a 100+ gas pump truck stop where 18 wheelers are not allowed)

    On the way to a match. Than being at a FT match. 

    Right now my mother is in a nursing care facility, that is under total lock down and has been that way for over a month now. They have 18 cases there at this time. My mother was tested this week and is not infected. I am sure it will be a very long time before I will be able to see her. As vulnerable as sick older people are they need to stay isolated. If a person has health issues they should isolate themselves. People need to be smart about there own health, and do what they think is best to take care of themselves and there family.

    I have been forced out of work and my business shut down, if not under they threat of fines and jail time I would open tomorrow. I am a barber I am in contact with each and every one of my clients. Its been that way for 44 years now. 

    I would shoot a match, I would enjoy the regular comradery and competitive spirit we enjoy, I might forgo shaking hands with the winner and instead give him or her an acknowledging nod, and a friendly thumbs up. 

    To many rules, to much isolation, every one being afraid of every one else there, I would rather stay home and not drive 4 1/2 hours to shoot a match. 

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    Guys,,, You do realize led comes out of the ground it is not a man made chemical. I have been inside underground led mines, it was not thousand of feet deep, maybe 20-30 feet deep.On the back side of a friends property was a location where Led was mined right on the surface of the ground in the late 17-1800, and probably a few hundred years before that by the local Indian's.

    What little we as airgun shooters scatter about is not going into a water system. Led does not dissolve as many other elements. Is it totally safe no. Just don't eat it or get in its way at over 4-500fps. Gun ranges that have bin in the same location for over fifty years using the same earthen backstops have no leaching problems into water systems or aquifer's.

    I use a pellet trap, to collect my led so I can cast it for big bore airguns and PB firearms. I also do not like the litter of splattered pellets in my yard, but I also do not like the litter of wood splinters from using wooden backstops. I see many people using treated lumber to build backstops and target holders. Yet no one seems to be worried about the hazards from the chemicals in pressure treated lumber. Hell bugs won't  even eat that stuff, so how safe can that be! 

    Hairsmith and his thoughts on led !

     Believe what you want and come up with your own fears. Now Bigfoot scare me to death…. Him and the Government ! But Mostly the Government.

     

     

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    I have been worried that my traiding will be curtailed some this year if the airgun shows are cansled or rescheduled.

    Many times I don't know what I am looking for until I see it laying on someone's table. Have come across many of my favorite guns that way.

    i have made many good friends, and hopefully no enemies during these trades. Next to the pleasure of finding a gun after a long search, finding a hidden jewel on a table followed by gentlemanly negotiations leading to the closing deal where both parties feel like they got the best end of the deal. To be one of the best parts of this hobby. Well almost sad good as getting the new toy home and finding it or my limitations !

    Lately my biggest problem is letting go of any thing I have acquired ! Maybe I need to dig deeper on the back of the vault to see how I still feel about some things I have not gotten out in a while. 

    AirNGass man always has some great traiding material !

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    I tend to go with the statement ( Mototsport racing & Bull fighting are sports every thing else is just a game )

    Tsmith -> well said

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    200 miles each way, Thus i am not an every month participant. 

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    I have a few of Dennis's guns a .458 & .308 rifles, and .308 & .58 pistols. Had breakfast with him at the Malvern Ar. Gun show last year he said he was still selling every thing he makes, but he was not making as many as he use to. He is a old world machinist and vastly talented, he also loves every thing mechanical, especialy guns and motorcycles, we have those in common.  Dennis usually leads a prayer at the Malvern show and its obvious he means every word spoken.  Visiting with him is one of the high points of the Malvern show for me.

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    Willie14228, Nothing embarrassing about your score ! At this point your learning the game,  gun,  ranging, scope, shooting from sticks, and and and. Field Target has a bit of a sharp learning curve. The most important thing is you had fun !

    I have not been able to get to Arlington for a while to much going on with life and family, but I am hoping to get things figured out so I can shoot more matches this year. I hope you stick with your plans of doing some things here in East Texas. Would be great to get with some like minded guys and do some FT practice matches. 

    Congratulations on your first match !

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