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    Range Anxiety

    No not the EV oneÖ. I donít really fancy waiting around in car parks for 3 hours then overdosing on caffeine when boredom sets in


    I mean Gun Range Anxiety

    I havenít been to my local club for around 18 months+

    Iím going to be so rusty itís making me anxious itís like being the FNG all over again

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    pretend you just fitted a new scope and it needs zeroing in
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shed tuner View Post
    pretend you just fitted a new scope and it needs zeroing in

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    My Home ones are out of service currently so been slowly driving me potty, never actually been to a proper range due to logistics but hoping to later in the year.
    You'll Shoot your eye out Kid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Segata View Post
    My Home ones are out of service currently so been slowly driving me potty, never actually been to a proper range due to logistics but hoping to later in the year.
    Same with my home range itís reduced to around 5m at the minute as Iím having a massive clearout and move around with my tools and gear. Usually I have it setup for 6 and 10m plinking.

    Itís too bloody nippy in there as well this time of year hence Iím going back to my club as itís an indoor tunnel range the temperature stays consistent all year round and obviously unaffected with the outside weather.

    Itís an old range shared with many different clubs catering for the Airgunners and powder burners.

    Has two ranges the main range can be used out to 130m but we usually set it out to 55/60m for airguns and theres a second separate range as a 6-10M setup hence itís nice to have the choice should one be busier than the other thatís as long as you bring two setups eg main range rifle and a pistol or close range rifle.

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    So what ? don't let it bother you.
    If you know how to shoot, you know how to shoot, If you know the range rules, then you know the range rules.
    Yes, you'll probably be a bit rusty, but that's to be expected if you haven't been for a time.

    If you let it bother you, It will, If you ignore it, It won't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrybear View Post
    So what ? don't let it bother you.
    If you know how to shoot, you know how to shoot, If you know the range rules, then you know the range rules.
    Yes, you'll probably be a bit rusty, but that's to be expected if you haven't been for a time.

    If you let it bother you, It will, If you ignore it, It won't.
    Iíll certainly be rusty, thatís for sure.

    My groups usually look like Iíve brought a shotgun so Iím not that bothered

    Iíll end up nattering half the night and blagging goes on clubmates gear then I can blame them for poor groups

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    I last visited Sandhall getting on for 10 years ago. I canít wait to get back there, I reckon that anxiety will disappear as soon as you load up the first pellet.
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    Get back there, Nick. You'll be fine, matey. Aim (sorry!) to simply enjoy without putting pressure on yourself and all will be good.
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    Go with open sights. Most shooters under 50 won't understand that they can match a scope in good light conditions, so if your performance is bad they will blame the sights FOR you, if you are on form then they will be suitably impressed.

    A win-win.

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    I mostly stick to Irons atm, makes it more of a challenge and makes me think more about getting on Target.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odjick29 View Post
    I last visited Sandhall getting on for 10 years ago. I canít wait to get back there, I reckon that anxiety will disappear as soon as you load up the first pellet.
    Crikey I thought 18 months was bad but 10 years

    Iíd need to bring a barn door with me

    Quote Originally Posted by TonyL View Post
    Get back there, Nick. You'll be fine, matey. Aim (sorry!) to simply enjoy without putting pressure on yourself and all will be good.
    Cheers Tone,

    Iím not as rusty as I thought.

    Recently got back from visiting an engineering mate this morning as I was in the area and he asked me to shoot a few of his rifles whilst I was over there which was good fun and the accuracy was superb. I was impressed with myself and the guns

    Had a go on a few from his collection namely;

    HW80K (was my old rifle which was previously box fresh) heís converted it to a reduced cylinder 25mm setup it shot lovely.
    HW97K Paul short titanium jobbie in a CS700 (Iíve shot this before as another clubmate used to own it) also shot lovely.
    HW97K LSD custom job with glided setup shot nice but I preferred the previous two above.
    HW80K dooer upper shot ok but itís night and day over the others as to be expected for pretty much standard although I think he has plans to reduce cylinder on it as well.

    Been some good practice and very enjoyable morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hsing-ee View Post
    Go with open sights. Most shooters under 50 won't understand that they can match a scope in good light conditions, so if your performance is bad they will blame the sights FOR you, if you are on form then they will be suitably impressed.

    A win-win.
    Haha yes buddy I do like an open sight setup although I only really use them for the 10m range as the old mince pies ainít what they used to be

    Quote Originally Posted by Segata View Post
    I mostly stick to Irons atm, makes it more of a challenge and makes me think more about getting on Target.
    Irons and standing unsupported is certainly a challenge. Iíve been doing it for yonks and itís damn good practice and certainly puts one in the zone

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    Anxiety can be a sod.
    Relax breathe and shoot the shit out of everything.
    Enjoy getting back on the horse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsxrman View Post
    Anxiety can be a sod.
    Relax breathe and shoot the shit out of everything.
    Enjoy getting back on the horse.
    Cheers fella,

    Yes anxiety can grab me sometimes and itís certainly got worse the last few years especially with the daily grind.

    I was injecting a bit of humour regards my thread title and the EV reference but I guess subliminally itís actually very real.

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