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Re: Old gun re-built
« Reply #40 on: September 02, 2017, 03:19:07 PM »
Yeah, I did get a jam with an RS. I thought I would fettle the trigger this morning but when I picked up the rifle  (R-10 ) there was a "clink " sound coming from the barrel shroud. On removing the silencer it turns out the shroud support , that screws onto the end of the barrel, had come off, so was moving up and down inside the silencer. Could explain some of the accuracy issues  ::).

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Re: Old gun re-built
« Reply #41 on: September 02, 2017, 03:41:44 PM »
Avoid the 7.3 pellets mucker , it'll happen all the time, it's an ace[ted thing amongst the bsa gang.
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Re: Old gun re-built
« Reply #42 on: September 05, 2017, 03:27:07 PM »
Will do, thanks for the advice.

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Re: Old gun re-built
« Reply #43 on: September 09, 2017, 04:05:33 PM »
Well I took the Blue Meanie and the R-10 to the farm this afternoon to do some testing. I tried the meanie first , using AA Field 4,52,s. The grouping was OK but not brilliant . I need to try a load of different pellets to get the best out of it. It was still good enough for HFT so i,ll take it to Cambridge tomorrow and give it a test under competition conditions. I,m a bit of a tart when it comes to accuracy, I expect well under half inch at 45 yards and the Meanie was just outside those parameters. Then it was the turn of the R-10. Using JSB exact 4.52,s it was astounding. The bloody thing produced one hole groups , right out to 50 yards. At 50 two shots went through the same hole and the third was cutting into that hole. Happy or what ? Interestingly, I gathered up three tins of Air Arms 4.52.s , all from different batches and started sorting them. The weights varied from 8.2 to 8.7 grains. And there was a difference in all three with regard to the depth of lead inside the skirts. And I know the size of the heads are nowhere near to what,s printed on the tins. Almost all are around 4.48. So now I just go by weight , keeping them in the 8.4 - 8.48 band. Seems to work as I picked up equal third in the old farts class last time out and ninth out of forty nine shooters. Not bad for a 71 year old with dodgy eyes and a f*6ked shoulder  :)

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Re: Old gun re-built
« Reply #44 on: September 09, 2017, 06:45:15 PM »
See Mel........there'd come a time when you didn't get a duff one!! ;)

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Re: Old gun re-built
« Reply #45 on: September 10, 2017, 02:12:21 AM »
Only third - come on Mel , put abit of effort in to it. ::) ;D

 
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Re: Old gun re-built
« Reply #46 on: September 10, 2017, 03:19:13 PM »
Only third - come on Mel , put abit of effort in to it. ::) ;D
Sorry, came nowhere today. The wind was diabolical. That,s my excuse and i,m sticking to it so there  :P
I used the Blue Meanie. More pellet testing required methinks.