Lock-time test results

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  1. maestro

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    As you may know, I've been testing the lock times of different rifle & pellet combinations in the last few days. My goal was to see what is the difference is between the most used rifles and a further goal to see whether this is important at all.

    Let's make it clear that this is not the same lock-time as in the firearms, where lock-time means the time from the trigger release to the strike of the firing pin. Our lock-time is the total time what the pellet spends in the rifle before it leaves the muzzle. We don't give a damn when and what those small parts do inside, how piston, air, valves and pellet move - we're chasing only the total time while our movements can still affect the pellet after the shot release.

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    The whole article can be read in my blog:
    http://www.szottesfold.co.uk/2012/02/lock-time-test-results.html

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    What does this all mean for us?

    I know that all these tests represent only my reaction time but there are younger and older shooters in the scene so we can take my results as a good average and draw some general conclusions:
    - Rifles shoot much faster than we believe,
    - We shoot much slower than we believe.


    The most important thing is that between what we THINK when we release the shoot and when we REALLY DO release the shot is 120 ms, which is about 20 times more than the lock-time of an average rifle. This suggests two things:
    - Making huge efforts to reduce the lock time with 1-2 ms is not too effective.
    - Doing follow through is damned very über mega effective.
     
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  2. Conor

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    Wow

    That is the sort of techno stuff thats complicated but highly interesting, well done. Still can't believe you did that with a microphone!:eek:
     
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    Interesting stuff, Well Done! :)
     
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    Lock time

    Excellent, post mattey, if thats without special equipment :cool:. I await for you to win the lotto, if i win ill let you know an ask for your list. :cool: This might be worth a feature in the mags get in touch with Terry Doe as worth doing on hunting guns as well. :cool:
     
  5. fredyninefingers

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    He,s a mad Hungarian scientist:D
     
  6. raygun

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    Superb work.

    Not a lot published about lock-times, except people claiming they've made a massive reduction in it :D

    ATB
    Ray.
     
  7. merc350

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    great thread:D
     
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    Man for the job;)
     
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    Somebody shoot me !PLEASE! LOL Right i'm off now to count the leaves in the tea bags see if more leaves make it stronger or not, i will post my results later. ;-)
     
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    Fantastic post mate.

    You should send it into Airgunner or Air Gun world

    Gary
     
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    Don't ask Mr Lawrence to shoot you, he'll forget to load the rifle again :p
     
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    Dont ask me to shoot you kneeling...i will miss might be ok standing tho:D
     
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    Mark dont be so synical :p
    There are no tea leaves in a tea bag they are fannings. The reason why loose tea leaves always make a better cuppa than a tea bag! The good thing is when you finish your cuppa you can read the tea leaves to tell your future. Just last week my last cuppa told me that Europe was gonna sink into a double dip recession and the price of lead would quadruple. In turn pellet prices would go through the roof as transport costs would become excessive due the high taxation and import duties on crude oil.

    All at the bottom of a cuppa tea, something you don't get with a tea bag :p
     
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    See thats where im going wrong......i drink coffee and it dont tell you owt in the bottom of the mug:mad: What about chicken bones in the bottom of a kfc bucket?
     
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    What bones??? :D
     
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    Well you always get left with a bone in the bottom of a greasy bucket:D
     
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    You haven't seen me eat then Dave...my plate is always clean:p
     
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    You mean you leave the plate???:D
     
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    best post in ages, well done:)
     
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    Thanks for sharing this info, fascinating piece of work and good to see the EV2 is up there. It may be 20x faster than me when it comes to taking the shot, but it cant tie its own shoe laces :D
     

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