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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #430 on: March 23, 2017, 09:17:51 PM »
The at 44 I've got here came supplied with sling studs
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #431 on: March 28, 2017, 05:20:35 PM »
The at 44 I've got here came supplied with sling studs

I'd have to take up the deficiencies in my AT44's spec. with the chap who supplied it ....................
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #432 on: March 28, 2017, 05:48:10 PM »
So, last Friday I was back at the range; fully equipped with a springer and a PCP once again.

A little plinking and off I go. Everything at 30yards........

Here's the first PCP target:



A little "loose", eh?

Here's the first springer target:



Not much worse/better than the PCP's. Hmmmm......... And look at that shot dead in the centre. Sweet!

Here's the next. Three groups of ten with the PCP down the left, followed by three groups of ten with the springer down the right:



I was tweaking the zero on each as I went. The PCP is definitely giving better groups but I was driven to do better with the springer and I'm pretty pleased with the bottom target of each.

A little more plinking .........

There was carnage:



I'm almost beginning to feel sorry for these little fellas. But, they signed up and have to expect to see combat.

So, the next couple of targets are PCP-only:



I know what went wrong with the few strays; a lack of concentration and generally poor trigger use!



Look what happened to the top target!!!!!!! FFS! What happened there?

I'll tell you what happened. My wife wouldn't believe this but .......... a lack of air pressure!

I'd shot about 70-80 pellets by the time I finished this target and my pressure had dropped.

I refilled and the bottom two targets are getting back on track (although I think I may have overdone the tweaking with my zero, judging by the bottom one).

The reason why there are no more springer targets to show is because I was having too much fun plinking at the little fellas and spinners with the PCP.

Now, here's my usual list of questions:
  • My shots immediately after filling the PCP with air don't group as well. Could it be related?
  • Why is plinking so much fun? I filled 5 10x magazines and 20 minutes later they were empty and I was itching to load some more up.
  • I've asked about cleaning air rifles before and decided not to worry about my springer (as long as it doesn't start deiseling badly). But is there any special or recommended "maintenance" for PCPs?

Finally, please may I introduce Mr. Mini Man? He's going to be supporting the little, conscripts on their next trip to the range.

..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #433 on: March 28, 2017, 07:47:43 PM »
You've done enough range shooting , now it's time to start lurking about on your permission armed to the back teath, maybe a bit of descrete plinking using only support of your own body or what ever you can utilise whilst out and about , just to get a feel for it.. :)
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #434 on: March 28, 2017, 07:48:39 PM »
What pressure are you refilling the Hatsan to Blerky?

As for 'maintenance' for the PCP, I just tend to wipe over the metalwork with a silicone impregnated cloth after removing the mags and refilling with air after every use.

I've gotten into the habit of putting my PCP's away with a full charge in them.....no real reason apart from they're ready to go next time I want to use one.

Apart from that, there's nowt to do.........except try to resist the urge to tinker......if it ain't broke, don't fix it. ;) :)

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #435 on: March 29, 2017, 07:25:55 AM »
You've done enough range shooting , now it's time to start lurking about on your permission ...............

Oh! Pressure!

But if you think I'm good to go I'll have to seriously consider it. Time to start checking the weather forecast.........
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #436 on: March 29, 2017, 07:30:54 AM »
What pressure are you refilling the Hatsan to Blerky?

As per the manual I fill it to 200 bar.

BUT, I've not had a chance to chrono it to see where the sweet spot starts. Once I know that I'll adjust the fill down to whatever seems best (190 or whatever).

As for 'maintenance' for the PCP, I just tend to wipe over the metalwork with a silicone impregnated cloth after removing the mags and refilling with air after every use.

Nice one. I was worried I'd have to do it myself but, as you're volunteering, feel free to pop up on a Friday evening with your cloth.

.....resist the urge to tinker......if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

No danger there, I am tinker averse.
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #437 on: March 29, 2017, 07:53:40 PM »
You don't want Gambo's cloth anywhere near your rifle!
Springers:- SMK VXS19 - 18 GRT3 trigger & HW97k V-Glide
PCP's:- Uncle Barry's Daystate Mk3 (FAC), BSA Superten & AA S510
FAC :- Anschutz 1417 .22LR, CZ 452 .17HMR & Tikka T3 .223 1:8
Shotguns:- 12 Gauge Bettinsoli Xtrail O/U & Beretta A302 Semi-Auto

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #438 on: March 29, 2017, 08:39:36 PM »
IIRC, I used to fill it to 185bar.

Obviously that used to reduce the SPC slightly, but it then started bang on the money power and consistency wise by giving better quality shots.


I'm not volunteering to clean up with a cloth for you.....get your missus to do it!! :P

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #439 on: March 30, 2017, 07:06:50 AM »
IIRC, I used to fill it to 185bar.

Obviously that used to reduce the SPC slightly, but it then started bang on the money power and consistency wise by giving better quality shots.

Okey doke, I'll try 185 as a starting point. (What's SPC?)

I'm not volunteering to clean up with a cloth for you.....get your missus to do it!! :P

She doesn't have a cloth; she has special gloves........
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.