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Hi ,My name is Steve I’m 57. I live in London Ky now born and raised in Hyden KY . I spent most of my childhood in the woods with my trusty 10 pump air rifle on my back riding through the wood on my yamaha 1971 60cc motorcycle. Keeping crows out of the dog food was my mission for some reason when I was 11 . When the crows heard the bathroom window opening no matter how stealth I though I was after being shoot at they keep there eyes on that window and would fly to another location on the hill and waited for their opening to come back . I soon added a scope if you could call what I had a scope It looked kind of like this setup but older version .http://airgunmaniac.com/crosman-760-pumpmaster-with-4×15-scope-review/. I spent a lot of time figuring out how that scope worked and where I had to aim once it was set to its max to hit a crow in a tree I know was at least 100 yards away and I didn’t stop till I could . Shooting has been a big part of my life . I entered my first 10 meter air pistol competition in the mid 80’s with my daisy 717 and won first place in the Blue Grass games I was hooked for life . I got my first spring air rifle in 1987 it was the 1987 rws model 45 with the leather seal and still shoot it today and it’s been my small game hunting and target gun . I added the 1980’s Tasco 3-9×50 scope that was made in Japan that has great glass the day after I got the gun . I spent a lot of time making a click chart since it had the exposed turrets and the rotational indicating marks . I would set for hours in the woods shooting nuts out of the squirrels mouth after I got my limit for the morning . A few years ago I got the Hatsan 125 sniper 22 cal spring version . I have been working on shooting long distances 100 yards and longer . I like the challenge of the spring gun . At 100 yards I can group pellets in the 4 inch range ,6 inch range at 150 and around 8 inch at 200 yards . That my farthest shots so far . I know that’s not a very small grouping but I’m just getting started with the gun and its one hard kicking gun . I have started to become interested in field target matched and I want to give it a try with my old rws 45 springer so I have started making a click chart for my new scope I just added . Once I have it set for 10 to 50 yards I’m going to find the nearest match and give it a try . I have a few knock down field targets to practice on . I have also started shoot 10 meter air pistol again and have entered a on line shooting competition . You mark and number your targets take a photo of the un-shot targets and post it . then you shoot the match in the set time and take another photo of that target and post it . they score it and they keep a running score for the year and at the end of the year the person with the highest scores win .Its a lot of fun . If anyone knows where the nearest field target matches are held from London Ky please let me know .