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    The pleasure of cocking a springer

    I have just been reading on another forum how some get pleasure in cocking a nice springer, I have to admit that sometimes I like cocking a nice springer as much as shooting it LOL Dose anyone agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barryg View Post
    I have just been reading on another forum how some get pleasure in cocking a nice springer, I have to admit that sometimes I like cocking a nice springer as much as shooting it LOL Dose anyone agree
    Can I suggest you get out more?

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    I know what you mean. The satisfying 'click' when the trigger sear engages followed by the satisfaction of knowing that all that pent-up energy is ready for you to propel that little lump of lead speeding towards its target by just a gentle pull on that beautifully curved piece of metal. Mmmm I think I need to go and lie down in a darkened room now to cool off..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_T View Post
    Can I suggest you get out more?

    And I hope to god you don't mean a Spaniel
    I asked for that didn't I

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    I agree, Barry .
    After xx years shooting break barrels I somehow miss that satisfying series of actions its the whole thing, really, right up to bringing the barrel back up.

    (As you know I now have just the M 52 sidelever)

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    There is a special joy in using any well-designed and well-made thing, whether it's an airgun, a car, a knife, anything at all really. It's why people are prepared to pay tens of thousands for a Holland & Holland or a Purdey shotgun, when they could just spend a tiny fraction of that on a Hatsan. It's the same with airguns, people spend hundreds on a high quality airgun made by craftsmen when they could just spend 30 on a B2.

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    Its allso a pain when your practiceing prone shots though cheers marcus

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    One part I love about my Pro Sport is when you've pulled down the underlever, loaded the pellet, then you're pushing the underlever back up - watching the breech close as that part slides forward is satisfying. It's as though it's locking the pellet in there and there's only one way out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Johnstone View Post
    I agree, Barry .
    After xx years shooting break barrels I somehow miss that satisfying series of actions its the whole thing, really, right up to bringing the barrel back up.

    (As you know I now have just the M 52 sidelever)
    Ian I bet your TO1 52 is a pleasure to to use and load, better not say cock
    but I think that most nice springers are satisfying to use, but I know what you mean about break barrels.

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    The only PCP i have now is an FAC and the only 12ft/lbs air rifles i have are a HW80k B&C and a TX200HC MkII. I was bought up on them and will die on them, I just love em

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_T View Post
    Can I suggest you get out more?

    And I hope to god you don't mean a Spaniel
    Well I thought it was funny !

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    cocking break barrels

    I know what you mean,this is even better when they're as smooth & easy as my hw50 ,BSA 635 & FWB 124,downright unpleasant & makes me wince when cocking anything that grates or grinds though!

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    Not sure about an airgun, but the cycling of a semi auto shotgun or pump action takes some beating

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_T View Post

    And I hope to god you don't mean a Spaniel
    Made me laugh out loud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by humperdingle View Post
    Not sure about an airgun, but the cycling of a semi auto shotgun or pump action takes some beating
    Personally, I like the "Poomp!" of an O/U shell ejection

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