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Members airguns at Waulkmill.
Besides, there's usually someone selling an airgun or 'scope to raise funds for that new, must have, piece of kit so you may find an unexpected bargain at GARC - keep an eye on the For Sale page!
Recent in-club sale, a 1959 BSA Airsporter mk2 - best of the best!
Airgun Jargon for Beginners
Artillery Hold Technique for shooting a Springer successfully. Learn it.
BB Ball Bearing. Either steel or lead/copper in 4.5mm cal or plastic in 6mm. Not for indoor use at Denwood.
Boinger Another name for Springer.
Brick Lobber An airgun in .22 cal or above.
Chrono or Chrony Chronograph. Electronic instrument used for measuring the velocity of a pellet. Useful for testing and tuning your airgun and ensuring it's output is legal. We can provide access to chronographs.
Diesel/Dieselling Combustion of excess lube oil/grease in the cylinder of a Springer. Not good.
Dry firing Pulling the trigger without a pellet being loaded while practicing your aim. Some airguns can do this safely, some can't - never fire a cocked but unloaded Springer!
Exacts JSB Exacts. Most popular make/type of high quality airgun pellets.
FAC Firearms Certificate. Required if your airgun puts out more than the legal limit.
FT Field Target. Type of outdoor competition involving knock down targets.
FPS Feet Per Second. How fast your pellet is travelling. Measured on a Chrono.
Ft/lb Unit an airgun's power output is measured in - 12ft/lbs max for a rifle, 6ft/lbs for a pistol.
Group or Grouping A cluster of pellet holes in a target after a string of shots at a single aiming point - the tighter the grouping, the better.
Hamster A holding/support aid mounted on the underside of a rifle's stock. No one knows why it is called this.
HFT Hunter Field Target. Variant of FT. Competition under simulated hunting conditions.
Hold Off, Hold Over and Hold Under Aiming techniques to compensate for the effects of different target ranges and wind on your Zero without adjusting your sights.
Iron Sights Basic, non magnifying sights. Also called Open Sights.
Knock Downs Metal targets commonly in the shape of hunting quarry animals - hit the kill zone and a part (or all) of the target will fall down.
Long Gun A rifle.
Mil-Dots Type of telescopic sight Reticle. Allows calculation of ranges and Hold Over/Under aim points.
Open Sights As Iron Sights.
Paper Punching Shooting neat little holes in paper targets on the 10m indoor range.
Parallax/Parallax Error Optical sighting error that can arise with inconsistent hold and aim techniques. Can be dialled out with Parallax Adjustable telescopic sights.
PCP Pre Charged Pneumatic. Type of rifle/pistol that gets it's shooting power from an internal high pressure air reservoir that gets filled from a diver's bottle or stirrup pump.
Plinker One who plinks. Also, a low powered, imprecisely accurate airgun.
Plinking Casual, informal target practice - shooting at tin cans!
Reticle/Reticule Crosshairs in telescopic sight.
Spinners Targets that spin when you hit them.
Springer Any airgun powered by a coiled spring or, in some cases, a gas ram.
Sweeping Allowing your gun's muzzle to trace a path across someone's person. Very bad, don't do it. Ever.
Underlever Type of airgun (usually a springer) that has a fixed barrel and a separate, underslung lever for cocking.
Wadcutters Flat headed pellets normally used for Paper Punching.
Wine Rack Popular pronunciation of Weihrauch.
Zero The point at which your aim and the pellet's point of impact converge.
Grampian Air Rifle Club
Denwood Shooting Range
Call:Bill on 07930 353293.
Opening hours Every second Sunday 10.00 - 17.00 at Waulkmill Fishery & three or four Wednesdays per month at Denwood Shooting Range 18.00-21.00. Plus there will be additional dates added throughout the year. All shoot dates can be found here - http://www.grampian-air-rifle-club.co.uk/club-shoot-information/