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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #60 on: October 04, 2016, 06:05:08 PM »
''(remember three holes, two screws?).'' 

 alternate between each and have a rest inbetween. ::) :D
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #61 on: October 04, 2016, 07:35:58 PM »
I was inspecting my weapon last night

 :o :o :-\ :-\

There's the Adult Section for that sort of discussion dun thar nar? ;D ;D :P :P

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #62 on: October 04, 2016, 09:28:28 PM »
alternate between each and have a rest inbetween. ::) :D

LOL! (As the kids say.)
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #63 on: October 04, 2016, 09:32:01 PM »
So chappy has replaced my missing screen and tightened the loose ones.

He even saved me from using my favourite nail varnish as he put some Locktite on them for me.

Apparently they were for holding the insides (baffles) in place. As the original mod could have sustained damage he replaced the whole thing!
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #64 on: October 05, 2016, 07:29:13 PM »
As the original mod could have sustained damage he replaced the whole thing!

Can't say fairer than that!!

Well actually I can, coz I just did!! :-\

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #65 on: October 05, 2016, 07:54:33 PM »
Yeah.

I'm glad I've ended up buying from a shop rather than over the Galactic Network.

Someone suggested that my cancelled first order could be a blessing in disguise.......
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #66 on: October 05, 2016, 08:17:24 PM »
Glad it's sorted out. :)
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #67 on: October 05, 2016, 10:26:10 PM »
I'm glad I've ended up buying from a shop rather than over the Galactic Network.........Someone suggested that my cancelled first order could be a blessing in disguise.......

Absolutely Mr Blerk.

Buying locally can have it's advantages if something goes wrong.....where as a few quid saved by buying online is soon voided if a problem occurs and the grief of trying to get warranty work done becomes an issue!!!

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #68 on: October 08, 2016, 01:34:38 PM »
It was off to the range again last night so here's the latest installment.

Firstly, let's address pellet shearing.

Break the gun and pellet in:



Break the gun and check for shearing:



It looks OK to me.

Onto the evening..........

I'm beginning to recognise the challenges I have to overcome in order to improve:
1 - The targets are tiny and too far away ;-)
2 - I MUST NOT rush my shots
3 - Breathing is a bit of an art
4 - Consistency is about being consistent in HOW I shoot (by this I mean that I need to find the correct way to hold the gun and look down the scope)

I did a bit of plinking at spinners and metal targets before I went for my paper ones. I tried various different distances but kept returning to 30yard targets as that was where I was going to put my paper ones.

Eventually I felt I was ready.

Here's target 1:



Not great but at least I got all five pellets on the paper. Top-right and bottom-left could definitely be better.

Here's target 2:



I'm not ashamed of that one. I gave myself 10 pellets and ALL 10 hit the paper, 8 of them in the black!

My goal for next week will be to get 10 in the black.

But I got chatting to bloke there and I said that one of the problems I have is that it's a bit difficult to see where your pellet has landed with these paper targets. So he passed me a day-glo jobbie and said "try that".

Here it is:



Now, first thing to notice is how easy it is to see where the target has been hit. Result! Unfortunately these targets are quite pricey and I've been heavily influenced by living in *orkshire for so long that I doubt if I'll be spending the money on them.

The second thing to notice is the position of the two hits circled in orange/red. Notice how close they are to the bulls? They were my first two shots at the target using this bloke's Walther S510.

The blue circled hits were from my Terrus and aimed at the large top-right and bottom-right targets. Less good, eh?

One of the hits circled in grey was for the top-left target and one at the middle-left. So one of those wasn't bad.

And the hit circled in purple? I have no idea where that was supposed to be going!!!!!

But the point I'm going to make here may be controversial; PCPs are too easy. Bloke's S510 was a lovely piece of kit; no recoil, quiet, when I looked down the scope the target looked like it was stuck to my nose. And look at where I put my first two shots; right next to the bulls!

Where's the challenge? It seems I have two choices when it comes to shooting targets; I can , practice, practice practice and improve (hopefully), or I enter an arms race and buy loads of expensive kit until I get to a point where I simply point and press.

I'm sorry if this upsets people but I'll stick to my springer and practice and try to learn and improve. If I wanted technology to govern my accuracy I'd sit on the sofa and play Sniper Elite on the xBox.
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #69 on: October 08, 2016, 02:05:00 PM »
Yep pellets look to be seated correctly with no interference.

  Practice , practice , practice.

 '' But the point I'm going to make here may be controversial; PCPs are too easy. Bloke's S510 was a lovely piece of kit; no recoil, quiet, when I looked down the scope the target looked like it was stuck to my nose. And look at where I put my first two shots; right next to the bulls!''   If it was too easy Blerk, they would be in the bulls,not next to.Just saying..


 What magnification are using on the scope and what's it parallax free at,in other words what distance is the scope focused at.?
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