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Offline IceBlerk

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #70 on: October 08, 2016, 02:15:48 PM »
If it was too easy Blerk, they would be in the bulls,not next to.Just saying..

Good point, well made.

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

It's a BSA MD 3-9x50 WR Essencial scope. It was zeroed at 25ish yards.

As for the magnification, I have no idea! I haven't really investigated the settings or tweaks I can make to the scope. (To be honest, I didn't think I would be able to change magnification! I'll have to have a play with it now.)
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #71 on: October 08, 2016, 02:53:20 PM »
the scope is a 3x9 x50 correct, that means that you can adjust the magnification of the scope from x3 to x 9.  The parallax will be fixed without the facility of adjustment, well it can be adjusted but that's another story.

 Parallax free is a term used to mean where the image is in perfect focus,This can be found by pointing the scope at an object whilst holding or resting the gun very steady. If you move your head about all the image moves in relation to the crosshair. Try looking at things at different distances until you find how ever you move your head about, the crosshair stays glued to the object your looking at. At this range we say it's ''parallax free''. In other words in perfect focus.
 
  This parallax error you may sometimes read about increases with maginification,so at x3 ,at first glance it all looks in focus, where as at x 9 it's quite pronounced in comparison.  This difference to do with magnification is all about ''depth of field''.  Less magnification = more depth of field.
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #72 on: October 08, 2016, 03:53:48 PM »
@Seagate - Brilliant information! Many thanks. That's a bit of coaching and education right there.

I'll try it out and feedback ..............
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #73 on: October 08, 2016, 04:57:52 PM »
A couple of items:

-You can make your own Shoot-N-C targets.   You need cheap construction paper, cheap black paint, and cheap clear packing tape.   It's vital to buy the lowest quality of each "ingredient".
Pick a bright colored piece of construction paper.   This will be your hit splatter color.   Paint it with one coat of the black paint.   When dry, cover the paint with one layer of the packing tape.   Done.   Cut out whatever shape you want or leave whole, and shoot.

When shot, the paint will be pulled off the bright colored construction paper by the tape, but it won't all stay on the tape. The result will be a bright colored spot at the hit.

The reason for using the cheapest materials is because:
A) Better construction paper won't tear right to make a big enough spot.
B) Better paint will stick too well.   You need it to come off the construction paper.
C) Better tape won't pull free from the paint at the impact. 

-On breathing/breath control.
The standard advice is to take a few breaths, then take a slightly deeper breath, let out half, hold that, and shoot.    I disagree with that because it's forced.  Not natural or consistent.   In my competition time, we did something different.

When you breathe normally, you have natural pauses at the end of each inhale and exhale.  In, pause; out, pause.   If you watch, your pause at the end of the exhale is longest. 
Try using this pause at exhale to shoot.
It is a long enough pause to get the shot off.  You can hold it a little longer, but if you wait long, you've held the shot too long anyway and should start over.    It's also a consistent point compared to guessing the middle of a breath.  This becomes important in position shooting because your position will change with how much you are "inflated".   Your shape changes.  Doing it this way keeps you in a pretty consistent shape.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #74 on: October 08, 2016, 05:33:32 PM »
Dunno what's going-on with Blerk's pics as they're not showing in his posts for me. :-\

If I go into his posts (I can technically do that being Admin) I can see the image codes he's added/applied, but for some reason they don't convert into pics on my laptop!

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #75 on: October 08, 2016, 05:42:36 PM »
@Barry - Great tips, Barry. Pick any prize from the middle Sheffield

And I like the idea that one of our American cousins is recommending CHEAP solutions.
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #76 on: October 08, 2016, 05:44:44 PM »
Dunno what's going-on with Blerk's pics as they're not showing in his posts for me. :-\

If you do your Admin trick can you see their URLs?

Can you see the pics using the URLs directly?
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #77 on: October 08, 2016, 05:47:24 PM »
Mr Blerk, are you using your own webhosting for these pics?

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #78 on: October 08, 2016, 06:04:25 PM »
Mr Blerk, are you using your own webhosting for these pics?

I'm using a free Web hosting service.

Here's a thought; could your security software be blocking jpegs?
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #79 on: October 08, 2016, 07:22:43 PM »
could your security software be blocking jpegs?

Yes it is.

I've looked into the domain you are using for your email and pic hosting (I won't divulge it on open forum), and found it is being blocked by my software for security reasons.