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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #490 on: August 25, 2017, 08:52:05 PM »
Geez........summat is sooooooooooo slow tonight.....dunno if it's my internet connection or TouYube, but Blerk's vids are taking ages to load!! :'(


Can you remind me what pellets you are using in the Hatsan please Blerkster?

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #491 on: August 25, 2017, 10:16:57 PM »
Mr Blerk

Thank you for an amazing set of posts.

De nada.
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #492 on: August 25, 2017, 10:18:52 PM »
Nice vids Blerky , where did the filming take place?

Doncaster Airgun Range. Great place.
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #493 on: August 25, 2017, 10:19:59 PM »
Can you remind me what pellets you are using in the Hatsan please Blerkster?

The ones you recommend, AAFs.
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #494 on: August 26, 2017, 11:16:06 AM »
Ahh........didn't know if you'd gone with the recommendation, or you'd found something else you were happy with. 8)

It's giving cracking accuracy with those AAF's, sometimes you can't see the pellet strikes until you've moved the crosshairs out of the way after taking the shot. 8)

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #495 on: August 26, 2017, 04:44:29 PM »
Yes, I can't blame the rifle or the pellets, all issues lie with the pillock pulling the trigger.
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #496 on: August 27, 2017, 08:58:46 AM »
pulling the trigger.

Ahh, nail/head in your comment there Blerky! ;)

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #497 on: September 03, 2017, 05:46:13 PM »
Yes, I can't blame the rifle or the pellets, all issues lie with the pillock pulling the trigger.
As the saying goes, it's the nut behind the butt.
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #498 on: September 26, 2017, 11:29:08 AM »
I've finished my course and I'm back at work now, so plenty of free time to catch up!

Not last Friday but the Friday before, twenty-four robbers came knocking at my ................. no .............. hang on ............. got distracted by something shiny there!

Not last Friday but the Friday before I decided to bite the pellet and try to sort out the focusing ishoo on my NV rig.

So I packed it and my PCP into the boot of the car and went to the range for a plink.

Now, here's a vid of my Very Blurry set up using my non-AO scope. Apologies that it's using IR but I think it demonstrates the ishoo.

The camera is focussed at 10feet on advice from The Planet's Pied Piper; Baggawind.

So, once at the range I swapped my non-AO scope for my AO scope. Baggawind also advised that he uses AO to correct focus on his rig so it seemed like a promising way forward.

After a few minutes here's of fiddling to get the new scope on and the rig attached here's Footage of a Target at 10-12 Yards.

Clearly (geddit?) there are some things to be addressed here:
  • The reticle focus is out of whack
  • The target is not in focus

First things first; adjust the eyebell focus to get A Sharp Reticle. That's better!

Let's have a look at That 10-12 Yard Target Again. That's a LOT better!

At this stage my AO focus is set at about 15 yards (the lowest it will go).

Have you spotted the outstanding ishoo? Yes, unless there's a problem with my eye-level grill the reticle is not vertical/horizontal.

So I did a little fiddle and got a reticle that was Nicely Plumb.

Let's have a look at That 10-12 Yard Target Again With Plumb. Things are looking nicely poised here.............

The target focus isn't as sharp as it was previously; seems like the eyebell focus can have a significant impact on the camera/target focus. And that's annoying because tweaking the reticle alignment is a must and that can easily affect that.

Anyway, I've seen a lot worse so let's push it Out to 30 Yards and see what adjusting the AO can do.

Not too bad. Not perfect, but not too bad. Those brave Plaster of Paris Brigade soldiers are about 1 1/2 inches tall so this level of clarity/detail is acceptable.

Time was pushing on at this point and I still needed to zero the set up. It was a bit of a rush job.

Out at 30 yards I needed A Mildot of Hold-under. Some quick tweaks of the turret and test shots and I felt like I was Zeroed at 30 Yards. But it was a very, VERY quick process before I packed up.

If you've watched a few of the videos you may have noticed how the colour drains away as time passes and distances increase. I think this is because it was getting dark outside and the cameras low-light feature was kicking in.

Ah, well! I could do no more at the range at this point ....................... so I went ratting.
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #499 on: September 26, 2017, 12:48:11 PM »
You,ve done well there Blerky. The eyepiece focus is pretty critical , as I found out last night - I had to re focus mine . Get yourself a coaster to attach to your PA adjuster, it will make focusing much smoother. You can buy one from your local fishing tackle shop.