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Old 27th September 2016, 11:11 AM
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Hi all, I'm John and a 100% newbie.
I've joined the Millride FTC in Wolverhampton for advice and tips from it's members. Although most of the advice went over my head, every member said join shoot the breeze, so here i am.
I'm looking to take FT seriously and have fun along the way. Ive ordered a Air Arms FTP900 and waiting like a little kid at christmas to pick it up.
Until then i've got alot of reading to do on the forums, and will be asking questions of the members here for advice if i can't find it already posted on the forums.

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Old 27th September 2016, 04:11 PM
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Welcome to the forum John!

Your in the right place, tons of good airgun info on here to be soaked up

The FTP certainly won't be a bad starting point for FT, take it to Millride and have fun using it, theres a lot of great shooters there and politely asking they'll help you get the hang of things. A few mods to consider on the FTP such as barrel float/shroud, haven't seen many bog standard but perhaps down to individual choice and shootability
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Old 27th September 2016, 05:13 PM
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Thank You.
Went down to Millride to get some advice on rifles to buy, and to have a look around.
They made me feel so welcomed i've become a member. The advice was to go for a AA Pro Target or a EV2, but being a left hander i was finding it hard to find 1, so i went for the FTP. I'm looking forward to friday when i pick the gun up and saturday to shooting it.
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Old 27th September 2016, 06:38 PM
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Hi John
Welcome to the Breeze and Millride.
Darren and I are members and although we don't often get to go on the Saturday shoots I'm sure you'll meet us one of the days!
If you want an extra shoot on a Sunday you could visit Rough Wedge, Cannock 9 to 1pm. Not so windy so it's nice to hit more targets than Millride.
We're addicted to FT too.
See you round

Emma and Darren
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Old 27th September 2016, 07:20 PM
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Welcome John, enjoy the FTP and Millride. I have to agree with Emma that rough wedge is a good place to cut your teeth so to speak. What scope are you putting on the FTP? I would also recommend that you try JSB 4.53 which seem to suit most FTPs
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Old 28th September 2016, 09:19 PM
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Hi Emma and Darron
I will definitely try to get down to Rough Wedge in the next few months, and meet you soon.
I've got a Hawke Eclipse 4-16x50 AO IR Mil Dot scope included in a combo with the ftp Darron. I will be looking to upgrade the scope when funds are available, as a member from Millride said "the scope is the most important piece". I have heared that the JSB 4.53 are a good suit too, so will be getting some soon.

Look forward to meeting you both soon.

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