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What have I done now!

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by Flannelmeister, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. Flannelmeister

    Flannelmeister New Member

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    Oops.

    Have a new to me old HW80 that has only just been home-tuned and hasn't had near enough pellets through it.

    It has pronounced barrel droop - not because it is bent but because the pivot hole in the breech/barrel block appears to have been drilled in slightly the wrong place from new. This means I am having to try an adjustable mount as there isn't enough adjustment on the scope turret and I have no idea if the mount will stand up to springer use.

    Plus, I haven't seriously shot a springer in years.

    I have only ever had one go at HFT, at the inaugural HFT shoot at Glevum, and that was with a PCP.

    Now I have allowed myself to be talked into entering the springer class at the UKAHFT round at Quarry.

    Looks like all the makings of a disaster, should be a good laugh though! :D:D:D
     
  2. raygun

    raygun Non member

    No disaster, but the makings of a great day out shooting.

    The only thing that matters is that you enjoy yourself :)

    ATB
    Ray.
     
  3. Photoguy2910

    Photoguy2910 Member

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    Thanks for that... now I fancy getting one of my springers out again, think they might need a wee tune up and clean first though
     
  4. Flannelmeister

    Flannelmeister New Member

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    Well, all in all pretty disastrous, but a lot of fun!

    At least I hit all the standers, including the unsupported one up in the air. :D

    Lying down, however, I couldn't hit a cows ass with a banjo. A lot of the time just couldn't get a position on target without the butt pad touching the floor causing the gun to bounce all ways taking the shot.

    At least I learned a couple of things. If I am going to be masochistic enough to use a springer then I either need to get somebody who knows what they are doing to tune it or buy a better one.

    Either way, I definitely need a better stock with at least butt pad and cheek piece adjustment.

    Thoroughly enjoyed it out of all proportion to my useless score of 27 though.
     
  5. Photoguy2910

    Photoguy2910 Member

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    There is always the other option... take them all standing ;)
     
  6. Flannelmeister

    Flannelmeister New Member

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    I'm not THAT masochistic! :D
     

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