Check your zero before hunting!

Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by Feral, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Feral

    Feral New Member

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    After having a bit of a crisis of confidence with the dommie at SiHFT yesterday (4 or 5 pegs from the end it stopped spitting pellets out despite having 150bar left) I had Nick sanity check it and the pellets were flopping off of a 12 yard target with barely a dink and I had to double check they had even exited the barrel.


    I decided to take a DNF due to this and struggling with a prolapsed disc. I got home and chronod the rifle which had slipped down to just over 10ftlbs but still not explaining the wheels falling off.

    I'll put this down to the 'Mile Oak' Bermuda Triangle effect as my MK4 died there despite having a full charge and having worked fine previously... next time I am taking aback up rifle in case the curse of the Spongetastic one hits me again!

    I gave the whole rig a clean, re-chronod it and dialled it back to 11.5ftlbs put a full 200 bar fill through with 20 weighed pellets giving a 4 fps spread and from there down to 110bar or so with pellets straight out of the tin and the spread was within 0.5ftlbs.

    Zeroed at 35

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    ...and then decided to do some hunting when the obligatory fly landed on my test card!

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    Shooting flys is just so much more satisfying than punching paper and my dommie is now 'blooded' ;):D

    before the wind picked up I managed to put a 20 shot group well within a 5p so confidence restored, roll on Horsham (provided the missus doesn't drag me off to the Edenbridge and Oxted show):confused::mad:
     
  2. Kingplinker

    Kingplinker " Horsham HFT champion 2010 "... apparently...

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    We will stick flies on all the targets at the weekend mate if that will help ??? And put them out at 12 yards so your pellets can reach them lol

    atvb

    Dave
     
  3. Feral

    Feral New Member

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    I'll have you know Mr Plinky King that fly was at 35 yards and I'd prefer all the targets at that range so they are on my zero, none of this mildottery... sticking flys to all the targets however sounds like a bloody marvellous idea and I propose the annual Horsham Fly Shoot be instigated at once, in fact we could go the whole hog and have us a bunch of bugs!

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  4. Charlts

    Charlts Getting dusty

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    Put some jam on the plates at the range, it's fun for a while especially wasps!:D;)

    Ryan
     
  5. martin c

    martin c New Member

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    bzzzzz !!!!

    with the amount of manure at our shoot who needs jam :eek::eek:
     
  6. Charlts

    Charlts Getting dusty

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    There's a joke about Dave there but I won't make it!:D;)

    Ryan
     
  7. Kingplinker

    Kingplinker " Horsham HFT champion 2010 "... apparently...

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    What you mean about my flies Ryan ? :D:D:D
     

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