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Airgun Depot's Long Rangers

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    Michael
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    United States
    Accuracy: +155

    Airgun Depot recently launched the “Long Rangers” to all airgunners seeing how far we can shoot one of their exploding golf balls (free with any order & coupon).  If you’re up for the challenge and want to join the club simply follow this link for rules & instructions.  http://www.airgundepot.com/long-rangers.html

    As an added bonus those who submit their video before August 31st will also be entered to WIN A SPECIAL EDITION LONG RANGER FX IMPACT!

     

    After you’ve submitted your video over at Airgun Depot come on back here to AGN & paste the video link in this topic along with any tips, tricks, or struggles you had with long range shooting. 

    Here’s some of our tips to get you started:  

    Know your gun & your scope

    • What’s the proper fill pressure?
    • What type of hold does it prefer?
    • Are all your screws tight?
    • Does your barrel shoot most accurately when its clean?

     Know your pellets

    • Which pellets shoot most accurately out of your gun?
    • Sort your pellets
    • Remove any pellets with deformities
    • If you really want to get technical you can weigh them too
    • Notate the pellets average velocity

     Use a ballistics calculator and adjust your scope

    • Determine the amount of holdover/clicks you’ll need
    • If you run out of turret clicks and/or holdover marks then you’ll need to purchase a set of adjustable rings, or shim the ones you’ve got

    Shoot off a stable platform

    • Sand bags
    • Bi-pod
    • Shooting sticks
    • Benchrest

    Check the wind

    • Try shooting on a calm day
    • Set up a few wind flags, ribbons, streamers, or whatever you got to see what the wind is doing at various distances

     Setup a target downrange

    • Check to see where you’re actually hitting before you try shooting at a golf ball with no reference points

    Welcome to the Long Rangers challenge!

    Here’s a video from AEAC to kick things off 

    and a video from Airgun Depot debuting the FX Crown & hitting a golf ball at 200 yards (in only 8 shots)

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    Deleted Account
    Accuracy: +65

    I’ve got my golf balls on the way and am going to attempt it with .177 pellets, likely JSB Monsters. I’ll make my first attempt this Saturday at 150yd.

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    Deleted Account
    Accuracy: +0

    I don’t know if my Winchester 1400cs .177 can shoot accurately that far?  Let alone explode that golf egg?

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    Maineiac
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    United States
    Accuracy: +32

    So do the balls come with every order or is there something I need to add to my cart?

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    Deleted Account
    Accuracy: +65

    I’ll be pushing mine at around 25/26 fpe, maybe a bit more. The fact that we get to take as many shots as needed makes it a bit easier, though not by much.

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    TheLakeRat
    Dealer
    Dealer
    United States
    Accuracy: +6

    One comes with an order if you use the code “gotballs” at checkout.

    I ordered 5 to play with

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    cookfranklin
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    Accuracy: +0

    I would like to have one off these SPECIAL EDITION LONG RANGER FX IMPACT! 

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    tcee
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    Accuracy: +0

    great gun

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    flyboy140
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    Accuracy: +0

    Gonna give it a try with my Sentry .25 using Grizzly 31 grain bullets.

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    fred27022003
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    United States
    Accuracy: +0

    When will you have the FX Crown?

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    Deleted Account
    Accuracy: +78

    I’m going to try it with my springer… heh

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    Imold
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    United States
    Accuracy: +39

    I have a few on the way…

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    shambozzie
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    United States
    Accuracy: +28

    +1 oldspook. Bringing out the Fwb124d.  Jsb 8.4 @ 860 and the swfa10x sf md surely have enough clicks.

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    Jman2311
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    Accuracy: +4

    Does anyone think this is reasonable at 200 with king heavy .25 at 845fps.  Chairgun tells me I gotta go up 18 mils from my 50 yard zero, that the pellet will take 1 full second to hit the golf ball if I can hit it at all, and that the pellet will have all of 430ish fps of velocity left once it gets there.  I like to go big or go home but those numbers are daunting.  Who is really going to try this one?

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    airtraffic
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    Oldspook
    . I also will be using a Springer,
    ​in .22 caliber, and try to find a paper target at 100 yds. and work out from there.

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    Michael
    Keymaster
    Keymaster
    United States
    Accuracy: +155

    Golf balls beware!

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    Bizill
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    United States
    Accuracy: +11

    Easy money.  Save for a secure and secluded place to shoot, not so much wind and video editing software….IN!

    E.T.A.  And then I’ll do it again with the Impact after I win the drawing.

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    Bizill
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    Accuracy: +11

    “Jman2311Does anyone think this is reasonable at 200 with king heavy .25 at 845fps.  Chairgun tells me I gotta go up 18 mils from my 50 yard zero, that the pellet will take 1 full second to hit the golf ball if I can hit it at all, and that the pellet will have all of 430ish fps of velocity left once it gets there.  I like to go big or go home but those numbers are daunting.  Who is really going to try this one?”

    Wind will be the deciding factor.  And being that these targets are not tannerite, fps will be enough to blow the “chalk dust” for visual indication.  I don’t recall how many mils I have on my turrets, I think like 9 or 10 from my zero, but from there I also have the remaining 9 mildots for visual holdover.  Strelok is telling me all I need are approx 10.1 mils or 101.4 clicks on my scope to get to 200.

    Looking at my charts I see that .25 JSB 25.39 and the 33.95 have almost the same exact poi at 200 yards with 10 mils.

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    Imold
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    United States
    Accuracy: +39

    Started to get my Marauder .25 dialed in for golfballs next week, 3rd shot I’m center and was going to do 4 more and then more but a issue came up on my sons Marauder.22 which I had to attend to, soon as I’m sure on the 100 yard I’ll sight in for 150 yards and go from there,not complaining for only 3 shots.

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    Bizill
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    United States
    Accuracy: +11

    I may end up eating my words.  Normally I hit targets at 115 yards with ease but just a 4-5 mph wind had me off a good bit.  I couldn’t read the palm fronds blowing in the wind correctly so I was feeding Strelok bogus info.  And being I was after targets with no backdrop I had no point of reference to get back on target. 

    Imold, I’m quite envious of your land you got there.  I’d be out practicing all the time!  Alas, I’m in the city.  Blah.

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