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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #550 on: October 25, 2017, 01:38:30 PM »
I've just remembered something I was going to ask about!

I realise that when you zero your scope you get a primary zero (at 30 yards, say) and a secondary zero (at 15 yards, say) and even a "point blank" range where the path of the pellet stays within tolerated/accepted limits on the flight path.

My confusion is this; how do you know if you're zeroing on your primary? Is it possible that you could set your scope up so that your secondary zero was at 30 yards and your primary is waaaaaaaaay beyond that? Is it a case of zero on the primary and then check that you're on zero at the secondary (but I've not seen anybody do this or suggest it)?

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

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #551 on: October 25, 2017, 08:31:41 PM »
Just zero at your chosen primary, and the do the suitable checks/test to see at what range the secondary zero falls at.

Silencer recommendation.......Weihrauch, without a doubt.

Your current 10ftlbs of power is more than enough for the ranges you are shooting over Blerky.......it's only when you want to stretch your ranges to the (your) max that it's advantageous to have as much power as you legally can.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #552 on: October 26, 2017, 09:48:59 AM »
Silencer recommendation.......Weihrauch, without a doubt.

Weihrauch, eh? I had been considering a Huggett (as they're recommended/used by Brocock) but I shall look at Weirauch to see if I can try before I buy..........
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #553 on: October 26, 2017, 07:29:32 PM »
From experience, the Weirauch is shorter and lighter than the Hugget, and quite a bit cheaper too...........but both compare to be equally effective in sound reduction, to my Mk1 ear'ole.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #554 on: October 30, 2017, 09:47:42 AM »
Yep I would agree with that Gambo.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #555 on: October 30, 2017, 11:11:43 AM »
I had a trip to the range on Sunday afternoon.

It was enjoyable (plinking, checking zero at various magnifications, fiddling, etc.) although fairly unremarkable except for this:



"What's that, Blerk?"

I'm glad you asked (you always ask such good questions).

That, my friends is what hit me on the arm. 25 yards from me to the target and 25 yards back again. It didn't hit me with enough force to hurt or damage clothing or anything of that sort but I mused that that might be a different story if the distance to the target were less.

Safety first, compadres.
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #556 on: October 30, 2017, 11:24:04 AM »
That is a perfect example of why we place eye protection glasses at every shooting position at the club, and encourage their use, though sadly, many choose not to wear them. ::)

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #557 on: October 30, 2017, 11:36:09 AM »
Indeed, even at 25 yards if it had hit me in the eye it would have been enough to cause pain at the very least.
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #558 on: October 30, 2017, 01:11:25 PM »
What,s the betting you hit wood. NEVER use wood as a backstop, it WILL rebound. A few years back I actually shot myself in the eye after the pellet hit a piece of wood. I got lucky, it was a very low powered air rifle I was testing. I have also had a pellet wizz past my face after shooting at a squizzer, the pellet landed low, hitting the branch and came straight back at me. I made a box with an angled  metal deflector plate inside. At home I have a box hanging on the garden fence that has an old biscuit tin inside, lined with lead. Another good target box is a large cardboard box filled with rubber garden mulch. You simply cover any holes with masking tape.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #559 on: October 30, 2017, 01:30:51 PM »
What,s the betting you hit wood.

Absolutely correct, Baggy. Take a prize from the middle shelf.

It was the wooden frame around the metal target holder that I clipped.
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.