Checking the rifle out today

Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by AndyIoW, May 2, 2011.

  1. AndyIoW

    AndyIoW Active Member

    Nov 8, 2008
    Isle of Wight
    With the return of my ripper yesterday I spent a few hours today at the club.

    Weather conditions not ideal with gusts of wind to 20mph but decided to give a variety of pellets a go to if they would group well and try shooting on different mags. Was doing my shooting off a rifle rest and bench as I wanted to remove the wind moving me about out of the equation.

    Well, I shot some good pellet and some bad pellets as well all at 50yds. Paper targets I used where NRA 50yd Smallbore Rfle (1 sighter target above 4 others A-23/5 is the number on them) as the 9, 10 and X rings are 45, 20 and 10mm respectively and the club has a large number of these around :rolleyes:.

    Anyway, whilst shooting I have come to the conclusion that the rubber eyepiece I am using is a fraction to long (about 10mm) which is forcing my eye away from the correct place.

    Well the picture below is a group of 10 shots I managed to shoot, the aim point being on the right hand edge of the black (7 ring) [​IMG]
    The 2 odd flyers are both when my eye was not in the correct place. Will be getting a newer rubber eyepiece this week that allows me to get my eye in the right place, problem with wearing glasses. Can not use contacts as make eyes very bloodshot (like I been drinking a lot).

    As you might have guessed I am proud of what I know I can achieve. Pellets for this group were JSB 4.52s weighed to fall with the 8.3-8.5g range.

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