Saturday, September 29, 2012

New Arrivals from: Theoben, Steyr, Milbro & Daystate

What an exciting week this has been, with the arrival of many new Airguns.   First to arrive was Theoben's New MFR MKII.  This air rile features a carbon fiber shroud and dove tail base. Also the fill gauge has a new location on the side of the rifle. Very Nice Updates to an already great rifle.
Theoben MFR MKII

Next in line came the New Steyr Hunting 5.  I was impressed with the lightness, barely weighing in at 7lbs, the rifles short side cocking action is fast and very easy to use.  This rifle is regulated and is shooting at 31fpe with JSB 18g.

50 Yard - 5 Shot Groups
I negleted to fill up the gun before test firing, as you can see, groups began to drop off, has I shot the last two targets on the right.

After airing up, fired one last 5 shot group at 50 yards on left.
The Milbo Metisse is another new state of the art air rifle.  Very Quite, excellent trigger and great accuracy. The first ten shot group I fired was basically dime size, however, once I settled in and  became familiar with the two shot shuttle system, my second five shot group tightened up even more.  

The Highly Anticapted Wolverine arrived on Thursday.  Daystate never disappoints.  If you are looking for the finest Big Bore Air Rifle in production, this should fulfil your needs.  Spec'd at close to 100 ft/lbs and estimted 12-15 shots on a fill.  Holds nice and balances well.  Should be an awesome heavy hitter.

Daystate Wolverine 303

 Look forward to more details and airgun action in the future.

FYI: On a personal note, I'm out of the shop till Thursday October 4,2012.
Hope to hear from you then.
Shoot Safe, Shoot for Fun, Shoot an Airgun

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sept Squirrel Hunt

Michigan's Squirrel Season officially opened on September 15, 2012.  Couldn't make it out on Saturday, but bright and early Sunday, September 16th I was in the woods.  My favorite time of year, the weather was perfect and so were my hunting partners, Dave Lovio and Rick McKean.  

The morning hunt we were in some nice thick woods, so I used my Camo Theoben Rapid MFR .22cal.  Unfortunately,  these woods did not appear to hold many squirrels, did not see a single one.  In the afternoon, I moved to another patch of woods, that I'm more familiar with, that has many hardwoods and nut trees.  What a difference location makes, found a couple of nut trees on one ridge that had four squirrels running about.  Having my  FX Royale 400 with me now, I was able to snipe three of the four, before the last one realized he had better run for cover. Within a few hours I had limited out. The small red squirrels did not offer any meat, but the land owner wanted them thinned out, as they are a real nuisance on his property.  
Team Daystate - Dave Lovio & Rick McKean
Team Daystate -  Used their tactical Air Wolfs to help contribute with the overall daily tally.  A good time was had by all and looking forward a long fall season and many more airgun outings.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Labor Day Lanes

Like alot of people on Labor Day, I'm usually working on something.  At least this Labor Day I was laboring on something I have a real passion for, setting up an FT course in a section of woods next to my house.  Spent the better part of Sunday weed whipping, brush hogging ect., getting the lanes cut in and clean'ed up.  Monday morning, set some targets in place and local airgunner and friend Rick Broughton shot our first match.

As Good as it Gets
Kicking back for some casual FT Shooting
 Most of the targets were various home-made swinger styles I threw together.  These are just as fun to shoot and elimates all the lines and mantaince that goes along with traditional FT knock downs.  Targets were randomly placed from ten to fifty yards.  Kill zones varied from 1/4" to 1-1/4".  Anticipating the final FT Event at WWCCA on September 9, 2012 is was nice to put our Steyr's through a real world practice session.

This one made you think a little bit,
 but at 18yards it really was not that difficult.
1/4" at 17 yards
No Problem for the Super Steyr 
This is the one that got away.
  I use one number from 20-30 yards
and missed low this one on my first shot.
Now I do have an actual 22 yard number.
Thanks practice range.

 Keep in mind, no off hands or kneelers.  I ended up with a 39/40 and Rick was just a few shots behind.  Hopefully we will get a nice long stretch of beautiful fall weather to spend more time on the FT Course.

The following morning
some locals checked out the FT Range
Heard something about interest
in the Hunter Class? lol