It's like learning FT all over again...

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by RobF, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. RobF

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    Shooting springer...


    Lesson 1) Don't zero off a bench, it don't work (or something has moved)

    Lesson 2) Don't get used to an expensive scope that you daren't mount on a springer

    Lesson 3) Don't try and snatch, cos it don't work

    Lesson 4) Don't even think about seeing a shot land


    I also hate safety catches... :D
     
  2. ascoughc

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    its not too bad for me cos i started out with a springer, and still shoot it occasionally
     
  3. Magic Bus

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    We have a second time around with the springers each winter league comp here in the Fenland Region. Good fun it is too :D There's nothing like hitting a long 'un or a reducer with one!
     
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  4. palmanda

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    Fun yes..........but I cant hit a barn door at 20 yards with a springer :(
     
  5. chrispro97

    chrispro97 New Member

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    lesson 4 rob hav ago with nicks stringers with the magic trick,i woz amazed to watch a pellet strike,it woz a gun that nick worked on for bill peat tx200 with a gary cane stock,u cant watch um land on some of um
     
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    Just bought myself a TX200 so in the same boat after shooting PCP for the last year or two :(.
     
  7. RobF

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    Yeh, well we don't do it cos it's hard or easy, we do it because we love it... ( i'm telling myself that over and over again :D )

    (that and i've told everyone i'm shooting springer for the winter! :D)
     
  8. Willbe

    Willbe I Like BIG Hats!

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    Really need to get my 77 sorted out don't I? :)
     
  9. mr dink

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    I,v shot most calibre full bore rifles and a lot of hand gun,s but springers scare me :DI keep fancying a tx then try one :eek:
     
  10. cb2591

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    Yah bunch of pussies lol. I prefer shooting a springer,more satisfying. Pretty straightforward upto 45yds,gets a bit more tricky 45 plus . I can see the pellet ,but not every shot.
     
  11. greyskullnz

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    I LANDED A 51 YARDER last weekend with a 14 ft/lb gas ram break barrel.22 in a comp.

    Missed just about everything else though. Just that one target made up for a dismal score overall:D

    Yeah, no matter how big or good the scope,.....forget trying to watch the pellet go......

    GS
     
  12. Gerry

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    One thing about a springer ....

    It keeps you honest !

    If you snatch or have poor hold technique a springer will punish your score .

    I shoot a springer more often than a pcp , just to try & keep concentration & a "system" working for me.

    Each shot , compose it , breathe , shoot ...

    Sadly my scores still reflect that I'm a cr@p shot ...:mad::rolleyes:
     
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    love it mate,i love shooting springers it learns you good technique of not gripping the gun,trigger technique,if u get wrong as all of u say it takes no prisoners
     
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    At least there are no worries as to whether the reg is going to hold out for the course :D
     
  15. RobF

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    hmm... suprised this morning, only a slight twinge from the left shoulder blade...

    missing the March though...
     
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    Lesson 2) I've had Bushnell and Bausch&Lomb scopes on my springers with no problems, both costing upwards of £500, don't know about anyone else but that's what i consider an expensive scope.

    Lesson 4) Stick with it Rob, that will come mate with practice. The light can help too, on bright days with the sun at certain angles you will see more of your shots land. I find lower mag helps too.
    Lesson 5) Don't tell anyone what you intend to do until you're sure you're gonna do it.;)
    Been shooting my HW77K the last couple of weeks, i swear it's the most accurate rifle i've ever shot, better than my HW97K or Steyr.:D
    P.S
    Safety catch...took mine off the HW's, can you do the same with the TX?
     
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  17. dcj1

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    I suggest you look up March scopes - then you will know what Rob is talking about price wise!!!!
     
  18. Recoiling Rob

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    Ref lesson 2)

    I've been using leup Comp on mine, along with Hornet and Neil D and many 1000's shots no problems, Nick is using a Bushnell elite 6500 and no problems with scopes.

    Rob
     
  19. Jamesy

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    I know exactly how much they are, but didn't know he was thinking of using it on the boinger...besides if they're that much they should be able to withstand a little recoil...:D
     
  20. Mr P

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    And what do you know about shooting spring guns Paul you talk like your a world champion or something (twice)
     

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