I just had to see if it could do it……….

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    TiredRooster
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    They left the gate open today at work and I took the opportunity to escape while no one was looking. All I could think about was getting home before dark so I could shoot my 97. What I wanted to see so badly was whether or not it could hold near pellet on pellet type groups for an extended shot session. It began holding some really tight groups yesterday afternoon. So I just had to find out…….was it just a fluke? You know how finicky a springer can be. Or is this rifle really gonna be that consistent? I found out. 

    It was a bit tiring….but I shot 6 targets, 10 shot groups each at exactly 25 yards. That was 60 shots, each target is the size of a dime. 

     

     

    Very, very pleased.

    TR

     

     

     

     

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    boscoebrea
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    Tight is right,good shooting!

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    TheIceman
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    Wow. Amazing groups, and with a springer to boot! Nice job. Maybe old tired rooster isn't so tired after all.

    James

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    vinny
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    Great job👍👍👍 not a thing wrong with that at all. 

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    Airgun Advisor
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    Love seeing springer groups again! Nice shootin’

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    intenseaty22
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    You should be very proud, the fruit of your labor shining through. 

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    oldspook
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    That's what I'm talkin' 'bout!  Now you need to run the ten dimes challenge.  Should be a cake walk with that rifle.

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    jking
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    Very nice indeed especially when I know you were pushing it before it got dark. Doesn't look like the sun set was in your favor either.

    Jking

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    sonny
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    congrats to the shooter…

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    GoldenStateAIRGUNer
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    Wow ! The beauty of a fixed barrel nice and tuned !

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    L.Leon
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    That is some great shooting with a springer… nicely done.

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    bdzjlz
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    Very nice.  My 97 shoots best with the 14.66 too.

     

    Congrats.

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    Houli
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    HW 97 is one I have not had the pleasure of shooting yet. 

    Those groups are worth crowing about, tired or not.

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    Lewis
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    Very impressive indeed.

     

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    TylerE.
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    Nice shooting for sure. I would like to see the groups you shoot after hauling off your backstop! Talk about getting tired, that thing will weigh 200 lbs when you get done filling it full of lead! Love my springers too. 

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    Flintstone
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    Nice shooting Rooster.

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    TiredRooster
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    Thank you fellas very much for all the compliments. Really appreciate it. It just really makes you feel good when you have a rifle shoot like this one. It's an absolute pleasure to shoot, very smooth and quick firing cycle. The trigger is superb and I have made no adjustments to it as of yet. I gave it a thorough cleaning/degreasing and carefully lubed the contact areas of the sears with some of Maccari's moly-paste. Just ever so lightly with a small paint brush. The Rekord trigger is really good. 

    I have a question that maybe one of you fellas might could answer for me. Twice I've had the groups begin to open up on me. I of course went straight to the forearm and trigger housing screws….and sure nuff, they were loose. They continue to loosen up after a bit of a shooting session. I am considering blue Loc-Tite. Any better ideas? I kinda think that would be about the best option myself.

    Also…….Mr. oldspook! Please do tell. What is the ten dimes challenge? Sounds like some fun to me!!

    Thanks fellas

    TR

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    TiredRooster

    Thank you fellas very much for all the compliments. Really appreciate it. It just really makes you feel good when you have a rifle shoot like this one. It's an absolute pleasure to shoot, very smooth and quick firing cycle. The trigger is superb and I have made no adjustments to it as of yet. I gave it a thorough cleaning/degreasing and carefully lubed the contact areas of the sears with some of Maccari's moly-paste. Just ever so lightly with a small paint brush. The Rekord trigger is really good. 

    I have a question that maybe one of you fellas might could answer for me. Twice I've had the groups begin to open up on me. I of course went straight to the forearm and trigger housing screws….and sure nuff, they were loose. They continue to loosen up after a bit of a shooting session. I am considering blue Loc-Tite. Any better ideas? I kinda think that would be about the best option myself.

    Also…….Mr. oldspook! Please do tell. What is the ten dimes challenge? Sounds like some fun to me!!

    Thanks fellas

    TR

    Do the forearm screws have both star lock washers and flat washers or just the flats ? My D34 had both and the stars are worthless. I made brass flat washers and canned the stars. Used blue Loctite and haven't had any issues after about 60 shots so far. Thoroughly clean and dry the machine screws and the receiver tabs ( female thread ) with rubbing alcohol. Then use the Loctite and let cure overnight. You should be good to go.

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    hkshooter
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    What kind of screws are you using? Springers will benefit from the installation of cup screw kits. These employ metal cups that are inlet into the wood and an allen head cap screw and lock washer. I still loctite these. I know of one guy who uses super glue on the wood at the bottom of the hole. Apply, let it dry. Once dry it forms a solid base for the star washer to clamp against and will prevent the wood from crushing, allowing the fastener to become loose over time. I haven't done it myself but the idea is sound and he reports good results. In fact, he did two of my rifles and I haven't had an issue.

    Regardless, use the loctite. Won't hurt a thing.

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    TiredRooster
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    The forearm screws have both flat and star lock washers. I have never had any screws at all work loose on my 34. But on this HW97, every screw on the gun is working loose ðŸ˜‚.

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