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    Don't think a springer can't be competitive. Here are a couple of score cards from our matches. Look at the top springer scores compared to the top PCP scores and I am not that good a shooter. The top springer shooters can hang with the PCP's anywhere. I shoot Hunter Class and you do not have to shoot 20 ft lb, My LGU is shooting at 12 ft lbs and does OK. 

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    I have wondered about Harry Fuller (Yrrah) also. He was one of the most interesting gentleman on the airgun forums. It has been well over a year since I have seen him post.

    Are there any members from OZ that knows of Harry's status?

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    Let us know how this goes. Last I heard Steyr had prevented Krale from shipping to the US. Maybe things have changed.

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    Looks like Joe got his new Steyr an now is just showing off.

    Good shooting!

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    We use the Archery 3D course for our FT matches and it has Sporting Clays and Skeet fields adjacent to it. Work up a ballistics chart to show the club that the max range of a <20 ft. lb. air rifle is about the same as a shotgun. Maybe if they understand airguns better they may be more friendly to your request. They would be likely to listen more if you were an active member. 

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    The HW44 is based on the HW110 rifle, not the HW100. I have also been unable to get any info on parts or the parts themselves. My HW44 has been a great gun so far but the lack of any support from HW or AoA makes me think "not so good a deal" after all.

    I needed a couple of small parts to do some customizing and so far no luck finding a source.

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    Here is an explanation by a regulator manufacturer

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    This is a tool I ground from HS steel to do the job. The tool shown above would not work for me. It might work for the larger calibers but not for .177. The o'ring used for the breach seal in Air Arms .177 guns is 1.5mm cross section x 4.5mm ID, so the groove needs to be about .050" deep and the tool above is limited to 1mm or .040". If you have a piece of 1/4" HS steel it is not difficult to grind the tool, rough it out on the bench grinder and do the finish work with a Dremel. 

     

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    I suppose that would be a business decision by Steyr and one that will cost them 95% of sales in the US since their only "authorized" US dealer stocks next to nothing and sells at 200% of Krales price.

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    Griff it was awfully nice of all you Louisiana folks to drive so far to shoot with us last weekend. The targets you refer to were tough due to the angle and KZ size and if you ranged to the base of the target stand plus the angle it probably would result in a high miss. The match director there got a little devious, he is like that. I don't remember the exact range to the near target but it was about 20 yards with a 1/2" KZ and about 30° up angle so being 1 or 2 yards short on the distance plus the angle would account for your high miss. I have found that the other uphill shots there do not need any sighting adjustment but when the angle get to 20°+ you need to reduce your hold over.

    You shot very well anyway!

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    I would email them to find out. I find it odd because one of the shooters here just ordered one of the excluded rifles and seems to have made a successful buy but he has not received it yet. 

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    I have several rifles more expensive than the Stormrider that do not have any type of safety. The Air Arms HFT 500 has no safety, the Steyr LG110 has no safety. And the rifles I do have that have a safety are treated like they don't. So, I don't see this as "a big deal".

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    Since you are in Europe your best choice IMHO is the Falcon M18+. But it depends on your intended use. For airgun use, especially if you need good focus ranging the Falcon is superior to the SWFA. The SWFA is a great scope and will focus to 6m but it only has 90° rotation of the focus wheel from 9m to 50m which makes it difficult to range with. The Falcon has 180° rotation in the same 9m to 50m range and snaps in and out of focus much better. I have tried both for use in Field Target competition and much prefer the Falcon. 

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    Chances are the valve seat in the regulator has been damaged. Putting 4500 psi on the regulated side of the regulator would have put massive closing force on the valve and could have damaged it. Only way to know is to tear it down and look.

     

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    Check this video from 1:20 to 2:30 for adjustment procedure. If you have had the barrel out or loosened you may have to reseat the barrel to get the proper closing force.

     

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    You are correct John except we shoot in heavily wooded lanes mostly and the vegetation may be doing a jig with the wind swirling through. You can also look at the target and see where the previous miss are to help get an idea.

    Obviously I am not to good at reading the wind. 

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    Not knowing what discipline of benchrest you are referring to I will offer my comments. Benchrest is an equipment race plain a simple. Who ever can buy or make the most accurate rifle wins. I am a match director of the USARB matches held at the local club twice a month and under USARB rules you would have a heck of a time shooting 100 sighters and still shoot 25 record shots in the 20 minutes allowed. It is the time limit that dictates "how many sighters" you get. If the bell rings before you fire that 25th shot you just lost 10 points per target not shot. 

    I typically shoot 2 or 3 sighter shots at the beginning of a card just to verify my poi then complete the card with no more sighters As do most other shooters and very rarely does anyone run out of time. 

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    The best wind indicator on the Field Target course is the reset string. As soon as you set down, lift the string off the ground and note the wind deflection in the string. On a far target the string may have several differences in velocity and direction so take what you see on the string, what you feel where you are setting and mix in the effects you have experienced in the past and come up with a hold off. IOW it is mostly a "wild a$$ quess.

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    If you plan on installing them yourself, this is what I use. Get the escutcheons from Brownells and the fasteners of your choice at the local hardware store. I used SS socket head cap screws.

    https://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/stock-parts/stock-hardware/escutcheons/ruger-42665-escutcheon-prod12126.aspx

     

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