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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #370 on: January 16, 2017, 04:02:39 PM »
Well what happened  :o

Any of those things as Gambo has already said.
Did you check your mounts,screws & the stock screws just in case.

Again I would relube the rifle I found mine needed it . :)

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #371 on: January 16, 2017, 04:26:03 PM »
The other week when I went to the Doncaster club, it was colder inside than outside ???
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #372 on: January 16, 2017, 04:46:26 PM »
Well what happened  :o

I'm buggered if I know.

Did you check your mounts,screws & the stock screws just in case.

Again I would relube the rifle I found mine needed it . :)

I didn't notice anything loose or misaligned. But I'll check again.

And what does "relubing" involve?

Are there some "standard" places to apply oil/lubricant that don't involve stripping the gun down to its components?
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #373 on: January 16, 2017, 04:46:54 PM »
The other week when I went to the Doncaster club, it was colder inside than outside ???

And it was even colder on Friday evening!!!
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #374 on: January 16, 2017, 05:03:43 PM »
Well what happened  :o

I'm buggered if I know.

Did you check your mounts,screws & the stock screws just in case.

Again I would relube the rifle I found mine needed it . :)

I didn't notice anything loose or misaligned. But I'll check again.

And what does "relubing" involve?

Are there some "standard" places to apply oil/lubricant that don't involve stripping the gun down to its components?
Re lubing involves striping your airgun degreasing it then re lubing correctly.
The only places you can relube are the pivot points and bearing surfaces with a drop of oil
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #375 on: January 16, 2017, 06:06:46 PM »
I only use it to cushion my hand as opposed to resting the rifle directly on it.

Doing that should be ok, just as long as the rifle is completely free to recoil of it's own accord, without any interference or restraint.

Resting a springer on a firm surface will have it a buckin' an' a jumpin' like a virgin at an orgy! :o

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #376 on: January 16, 2017, 08:08:37 PM »
I'm not a fan of cleaning air gun barrels, in fact I only ever clean my CF and shotgun barrels unless accuracy has gone all to pot and there is no other explantion.

I would suggest practicing on technique, rested hand on the bag and try to repeat exactly the same, grip and pressure as the previous shot, focus on every little thing you are doing until you build the muscle memory to make it sub-concious.

Good luck, and well done on progress thus far, keep at it.
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #377 on: January 17, 2017, 07:38:04 PM »
How many tins of pellets have you had through it since you first got your mits on it Blerkyboy ?

 Have you ever nipped up the stock screws?
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #378 on: February 01, 2017, 03:55:41 PM »
Well, after two trips to the range over the past couple of weeks I can tell you that I think I'm getting back on track.

Here are my targets from last Friday :







The first target is A4 size.

The targets weren't shot in the order I've posted them but the ones where the grouping is best are the ones towards the end of my session. As I shot and fiddled and fiddled and shot the groups became more consistent (if not accurate!).

I worried less about accuracy if my groups were improving, I can always re-zero if my groups are consistent. Yes?

Note that there are a few shots that are WAY off. Most of these I can account for (i.e. I remember catching the trigger too early or pulling the trigger involuntarily because some wag detonated a flashbang in the range) although one or two shots in every couple of dozen does seem to drop 2 to 3 inches for no apparent reason!

And, of course, a modicum of carnage and a number of souls missing in action :



So, what did I do? What did I learn?

I tried zeroing my scope again and this reassured me that I wasn't a million miles out with it.

I thought a lot about consistency throughout my shooting; how I load the gun, how I shoulder it, the eye relief, how I pull the trigger.

And I played with the AO on my scope. I *think* this may have had the most impact.

Please can you clarify if my following thinking is bollocks or not?

My scope has numbers on the AO adjustment thingy. I thought these indicated yards to the target and, thus, the optimum place to set the thingy to focus on an object at a particular distance e.g. the target is at 30yards so I set the AO to a little + past "25". BUT if my eyesight is crap then I should actually adjust the AO until the target is in focus (ignoring the numbers). If the target is in focus I have eliminated parallax issues. Yes? No? Sod off, Blerk, you're talking crap?

Onto another topic. Remember w while ago I said I had a permission? Well, he's back and in my ear about clearing the rabbits off his lawn. I have, as you guys would expect by now, many questions and requests for advice.

  • Am I right to hold out until early Spring because a) the bunnies will be more active and easier targets, b) the weather's better and I'm a wuss and c) I'll have had a bit more practice at the range so will be less liable to embarrassment?
  • I've been told I can invite my mate along. He has a PCP gun. Will he make me look like a complete incompetent because I'll be trying to do a manly job with a springer?
  • Will the noise and activity of my springer spoil the chances of my mate with his PCP?
  • Should I consider getting a PCP (at least on loan)? If so, why?
  • My wife says it's "cruel" and "not nice". What's the best argument I can use against her (I've tried "But it'll be a right laugh!")?
  • Blokey's also got rats in a woodshed but he's not that bothered about those. Should I be?
  • And he's got rooks by the bucketful. Are they legitimate quarry?
  • Anyone got any good tips for a first time hunter?
  • I've Goggled his property and we can safely shoot towards open land so I think we're good to go. Do I need insurance? If so, where, how much, why, etc, etc?

As usual, the wisdom of the Planeteers will be gratefully received.
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #379 on: February 03, 2017, 05:32:16 PM »
Replies to Blerky's last questions have been moved to this new thread in the Hunting Chat Section >>>>

http://planetairgun.com/index.php?topic=8714.msg105775#msg105775

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