Air Arms Galahad
The Return Of the Beast
I am not a ball pup fan but I telle this Galahad is a surgical instrument in my hands, it fits me like my favorite pair of slippers and hits like a steam train with pin point accuracy.
I have said before I don't write technical articles, its not because I cant its because they bore the living daylights out of me, the pellet weighed this and that, I washed it and sized them in this, the gun is made from this metal plastic and wood, my only interest is what does it feel like what does it shoot like and how much is the cost, the rest I will leave others to write about.
That said a lot of the equestrian centers I am doing rabbit control on the truck really has been the best thing, as the rabbits are as spooky as hell with people walking about due to folk taking pot shots at them whilst on foot, but the trucks they take no notice off even running under me as I am parked there.
One tip is to put the sun visors down as this creates a mirror effect from the outside, thus making it harder to see inside the trucks cab, it works a treat I telle muckers, again this Air Arms Galahad shot like a dream and took the rabbits from 65 yards back to 10 yards without any trouble at all, of course it has a lot to do with the nut behind the but too, I recommend Hawk Scopes on any air rifle for me they are quite simply the best and I get on well with them, I also use Air Arms Field Diablo pellets in either 177 or 22 for me they are the best.
Nathan joined me and borrowed my little Browning M Blade junior air rifle, its a nice very accurate junior air rifle and kills cleanly out to 25 yards, Nathan had never shot a live target before so I said I would give the boy some lessons Ole Hedge Creeper stylie.
We drove around one of the VIP horse places that are one of my oldest clients, I put his Dad on squirrel duty in one of the big woods with an Air Arms S400, I drove down towards the offices there sat two fat wood pigeons sunning themselves on the fence, a perfect chance for young Nathan 20 yards with a cracking open hill back stop right behind it.
Now you have to go retrieve it I said, the look on his face was priceless what you mean I have to actually touch it, well yes lad how else are you going to pluck it and breast it and I show you how to cook it, what I have to take its feathers off he asked, I laughed and said yes of course boy they taste better with the feathers off.
I took some pics and sent them to his Dad who was overjoyed as was his Mum, so much so his Dad has now bought a Browning M Blade off my shop (www.theoutpostshop.co.uk) for the boy, Nathan retrieved it in fine style and now chews his Dads ear off to take him shooting with him, I think that's another young sport ambassador recruit for field sports don't you.
By The Ole Hedge Creeper