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Re: So my journey begins
« Reply #60 on: June 16, 2017, 07:09:32 AM »
..... firing PCP's without any effort......

It's horses for courses but I think springers are best as first guns as you learn more and the "cycle" of cock, load, aim, shoot, deal with the recoil etc. is slower and more considered by necessity.

I scorned PCPs in the very early days of my (so far very short) shooting career but I now know the benefits of them in hunting situations.

I still love the challenge my springer gives though.

...... home made shootNC targets, which worked brilliantly, thanks to Berky help.

Barry from IN, mate. It was him who showed me how.

Pop up some pics so we can see how well they worked.

Which range do you use? Would you recommend it to other shooters?>

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Re: So my journey begins
« Reply #61 on: June 16, 2017, 10:13:12 PM »
There's a ten lane range 25-30 minutes away from me. Called Dolphin discounts (fishing and shooting shop) It's an outdoor range with the firing points under cover. I've made the shoot N C for my lad, when he gets his rifle. As he's 11 he'll be more interested seeing the different colours, then I can get him to work on getting a grouping and enjoy shooting.

I'll take some pictures of the range and shoot n c targets the next time I'm up the range.

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Re: So my journey begins
« Reply #62 on: June 19, 2017, 06:07:04 PM »
So I decided to make the most of the weather today, and went to the range. So I put my sun glasses on and get the car and off I go.

There were three others there, all with pcp's, so I set up a target at 20 yards to start with and off I went. Ooops, I had my sun glasses but not my normal specs! I still spent a good 90 minutes plinking away and getting the grouping consistent, and also hitting a few of the spinners they have set up. Once I', happy at 20 yards, I shall move it out to 30 yards.

Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures for you Blerky sorry, and I also must remember to take my glasses and not sun glasses, otherwise I really am Mr McGoo!

Still another day learning how she likes to be fired and held. Also not far off needing to get another tin of pellets, either RWS superdomes of Bisley Long range gold.

So another happy day, and the three others at the range, all commented that they liked the look and feel of my gun.

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Re: So my journey begins
« Reply #63 on: June 19, 2017, 06:10:04 PM »
The shop does also stock other RWS, H&N, Bisley pellets. So with a fair wind and a bit of luck I should find the pelllets my rifle likes.

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Re: So my journey begins
« Reply #64 on: June 20, 2017, 07:59:04 AM »
Good on you, Stevie. Ninety minutes here, and hour there. You'll be sneaking a half hour visit in before breakfast soon.

.....I had my sun glasses but not my normal specs!

(Did someone say "pillock"?)

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Once I', happy at 20 yards, I shall move it out to 30 yards.

The more knowledgeable Planeteers may correct me here, but my understanding is that you can zero at 10 yards and 30 yards should be roughly the same because of the arc of the trajectory of the pellet. Zero at 20 yards and 30 yards are completely different so 10 and 30 is a better way to go.

As I say, I may have completely misunderstood that so it's worth getting advice from those more knowledgeable than me.

Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures for you Blerky sorry..........

No need to apologise, I understand that the excitement can make you giddy.

Still another day learning how she likes to be fired and held.

Familiarity definitely helped me because I became more relaxed throughout the whole process from loading to watching the pellet hit/miss the target and, as the tension fades, consistency rises.

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Re: So my journey begins
« Reply #65 on: June 20, 2017, 09:34:11 PM »


(Did someone say "pillock"?)

 8)

Trust me, I did call myself far worse than pillock, that's after I gave my head a good wobble.

So I managed to get to the range again today, and after reading what Blerky said about 10 and 30 yards, thought I'd give it a go.



So I adjusted sights my slightly and then fired 10 more again.

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Then I thought I'd start firing at 30 yards.



I'm fairly happy as thats the first time at 30 yards, ok there are a few flyers and with practice I can get that group tighter.

I then tried shooting spinners at 20 yards, using the mil dot's in my scope. So holding under by 1 and a half, I was knocking the proverbial out of them, happy days.



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Re: So my journey begins
« Reply #66 on: June 20, 2017, 09:42:13 PM »
So this is the range. OK it could do with some TLC, some weed killer and a good brush out (not to mention the spinners and metal flip targets a re spray) but I like it, everyone I've met there talks, and the guy in the shop is friendly and helpful to boot.

Here's a few pictures.










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Re: So my journey begins
« Reply #67 on: June 20, 2017, 10:29:30 PM »


(Did someone say "pillock"?)

 8)

Trust me, I did call myself far worse than pillock, that's after I gave my head a good wobble.

So I managed to get to the range again today, and after reading what Blerky said about 10 and 30 yards, thought I'd give it a go.



So I adjusted sights my slightly and then fired 10 more again.

.

Then I thought I'd start firing at 30 yards.



I'm fairly happy as thats the first time at 30 yards, ok there are a few flyers and with practice I can get that group tighter.

I then tried shooting spinners at 20 yards, using the mil dot's in my scope. So holding under by 1 and a half, I was knocking the proverbial out of them, happy days.
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Re: So my journey begins
« Reply #68 on: June 21, 2017, 07:51:15 AM »
That's good shooting, Stevie.

A little tweak and a little practice and those 30 yard groups will tighten, I'm sure.

The range looks good. Who needs clinically clean ranges to enjoy?

Is it affected by wind much?

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Re: So my journey begins
« Reply #69 on: June 21, 2017, 08:09:13 PM »
Yep, well done Steve.

Range looks good to me, and with those high walls ether side, is probably protected from the wind quite well?