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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #570 on: December 06, 2017, 05:41:18 AM »
I noticed the 5.97 scope height too Nick....but then realised it's in cm, not inches.

Is that 2 3/8"/5.97cm, that seems real High> Are they see thru Mounts???.....Franky

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #571 on: December 06, 2017, 07:18:48 AM »
Are they see thru Mounts???

They're not, mate.

(But the scope is see-through.  :D)
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #572 on: December 18, 2017, 01:32:03 PM »
The missus copped for an extra shIft on Sunday so I headed to the range for a fiddle and a plink.

It's been AGES since I've been to the range so it was good to be back for a few hours.

I took my springer as I'd not shot it for months (due to the nights drawing in) and I needed to put a scope back on it and re-zero. So that's what I did for an half an hour or so. All good in da 'hood. Zeroed at 30 yards.

And then a little plinking with the springer. Great fun. I'm looking forward to the spring and the lighter evenings when I can have a mooch round my permissions and get back to some "freestyling" with it.

So then I switched to my Bantam to check zero in ideal conditions. I zero this gun at 25 yards as I'm using it for NV ratting at the moment. Perhaps I may push that out to 30 yards when I eventually get to do some daylight rabbiting.

Anyway, the zero seemed good. Here's a card of six groups of ten at 25 yards:



I was REASONABLY happy with that but I felt I could do better.

And I was struck with a thought (had to happen eventually) ................... "Why stick to the manufacturer's recommended Kaiser pellets?"

I've been told often enough to try different pellets because some guns suit one type or brand or another. But I've been sticking to the Kaisers because they were recommended by Brocock.

So I reached for my tin of JSBs that I'd been using in my Terrus.

Here's the card (six groups of ten at 25 yards again) :



I think there's an improvement there; grouping is a smidgen tighter and I think it would be even better if I was a better shot.

I tweaked the zero a little after the top two targets and I think that had the right effect.

So .......................... I think I'll switch to JSBs and see how I get on.

The bad news? I've run out of JSBs after my session at the range!!!!! .................. Off to the shop on the way home from work to buy some more before tomorrow evening!
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #573 on: December 18, 2017, 05:13:09 PM »
Make sure you get the same size as you were using Blerky...........the majority favour 5.52mm. ;)

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #574 on: December 18, 2017, 07:54:45 PM »
Jsb 22 and airarms field 22 seem to work well with pcps..though if I were Blerky , I'd be looking for a lighter pellet for the terrus. Maybe JSB 13.4 or the near identical Falcon Acuracy Plus which I'd probabley guess would give a milder recoil aswell.
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #575 on: December 19, 2017, 07:46:19 AM »
Make sure you get the same size as you were using Blerky...........the majority favour 5.52mm. ;)

Yeah, mine were 5.52.

Jsb 22 and airarms field 22 seem to work well with pcps..though if I were Blerky , I'd be looking for a lighter pellet for the terrus. Maybe JSB 13.4 or the near identical Falcon Acuracy Plus which I'd probabley guess would give a milder recoil aswell.

Although it's not a priority I'll keep trying different pellets in the Terrus; it's interesting to experiment.

Oh! I should also add something about my session at the range on Sunday; after I'd done my zeroing and all my targets and evaluating pellets I decided to loosen my scope mounts and have a fiddle with it because I didn't think it was vertically aligned correctly. So I managed to undo all the zeroing work I'd done and had to do it all again! (What a div.)
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #576 on: December 20, 2017, 07:48:29 PM »
If your rifle likes the 15.9gn  JSB/AAF's, but would like to try a lighter pellet as Nick says, then I'd suggest getting some 14.3gn JSB Express. ;)

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #577 on: January 03, 2018, 08:34:30 AM »
I got myself a nice. new Weihrauch silencer last week.

That link isn't where I got it from, I got it from my local shop. It cost me 10 more than the price of the one in the link.

I went to the shop rather than purchasing over the Galactic Network for two reasons:
  • I was passing the shop.
  • I wanted to know that if I had troubles I'd be able to go back to the shop.

"Troubles?" you ask.

Yes, "troubles". Because last time I stuck a silencer on the end of my Bantam my groups went mental.

Friday evening Mrs. Blerk was on a shIft so I headed to the range with my new toy.

Sure enough, as soon as I stuck my silencer on my groups became less "groupy".

Here's a pic to show you what I'm on about:



The target on the right-hand side is without the silencer, the "group" on the left-hand side is WITH it.

It's worth me pointing out that the shots on the left-hand side were all aimed at the top, left target!!!!!

As it's the second silencer that's had this effect I suspected that I knew where the problem lay.

On Saturday afternoon I went back to the shop and showed laddo my targets.

He tapped the silencer into his palm and specks of lead came out. "The pellets are clipping the inside of the silencer," he says.

Couldn't argue with him there.

In fact, we were both in agreement that the issue was most likely in the barrel/shroud/silencer mount on the gun.

So I'm taking the bugger back to the (different) shop on Saturday.

I'm hoping that they either :
  • Swap it or
  • Replace the faulty barrel/shroud/silencer mount

What I don't want to do is send it back to Brocock. I'm pretty sure that my contract of sale/service is with the shop and, technically, I shouldn't have to wait for Brocock but we'll see how it goes.

In other gnus, as I walked into the shop I saw a friend and her son chatting to laddo behind the counter. He was looking at a semi-automatic BB "assault"-style rifle. I talked him out of parting with his cash there and then. The lad's in the army and is getting bored when he's home at the weekend and thought that the gun he was looking at would give him something to do.

"You'll have great fun for and hour," I said.

"It's great for smashing plates and knocking cans over at 20 yards," says laddo behind the counter.

"You will NEVER be able to hunt with it," I said.

"Never," agreed laddo behind the counter.

So I've lent him my springer Terrus and PCP Hatsan so he can decide what he likes and then he can go back to the shop and spend his money more wisely.

I may take him over to the range on Friday so he can have a plink.

And I've had a word with the landowner of my big permission (we're gonna have to settle on a name for him!) and he says the Squaddie can shoot on his land if he's with me. (Ooh! Responsibility!)

I will (of course) let you know how I get on with my silencer ishoos. I've tried venting my frustration with Mrs. Blerk but she doesn't understand the way the Planeteers do. Still, if you have a wife you vent, yes?  ::)
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #578 on: January 03, 2018, 08:46:35 PM »
Sympathies about the silencer grief. :-\

I've said it before and I'll say it (yet) again.........when I find a silencer that gives perfect alignment on a particular rifle.....it constantly stays with that rifle only, and NEVER gets moved/replaced/swapped between/from rifle to rifle etc etc.

It was for that very reason I sent you that AGS Quantum silencer with the AT44, as that was the only silencer of the many I tried on that rifle that didn't cause 'clipping' problems. I didn't think it was fair for you to have the same issues, and get frustrated and maybe quickly lose enthusiasm for this sport. Being a beginner, and not knowing/being able to work out why you can't hit the target could easily have a spoiling effect.


You say you don't want to return to rifle directly to the manufacturer (in this instance Brocock).....but from my experience, that's what most gunshops will do anyway....unless the fault is VERY simple and easy to rectify themselves. This is because they don't get paid for doing warranty work from gunmakers.......so why should they waste their time doing it for free........instead just fling it back to the maker/importer for them to fix.

Having the option, I would always opt to deal with the manufacturer directly myself..........as they are more intent on keeping buyers/users of their products happy. The gunshop has already had their cut of the deal, and regardless of whether you get sorted out or not........they're not going to get any more money out of the situation. See where I'm coming from with this?


Nope, I never (OK, rarely) vent my frustrations at the missus.....as it only gives 'em summat to moan about at a later date!! ::)


Shall we call the landowner of your big permission..........Mr Big? ;D

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #579 on: January 04, 2018, 07:34:59 AM »
Yes, I doubt if I'll be swapping silencers about once I have found one that suits the Bantam.

The reason I don't want to return the gun to Brocock is because it'll take weeks to get it sorted. I'm just hoping that the shop will be able to resolve on the day.

If I had a day off I'd be tempted to go straight to the factory. Hmmm .................... very tempted.

Mr. Big? I like it. Have an applaud point, Gambo.
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.