Quit Screwing Around: Lets see those SPRINGER GROUPS

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    Most of my best groups are at my buddies house , he has very heavy Timber surrounding his shooting range so almost Zero wind . So it’s real easy to shoot good groups

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    Smaug
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    Here’s a few more from today, right around the time I got that squirrel off the power line. (hunting forum)

    For this first one, I was checking my trajectory prediction in Chairgun. So far, so good: (although the groups aren’t great)

    Here’s a 1/2 rested group @ 35 yds. I’m happy with this! Halfway through this group is when I saw the squirrel on the power line, and it gave me enough confidence to take him down:

    Then, just to keep it real, I tried a standing offhand group at 35 yds. Yikes. I need more practice. I don’t expect rested-type groups, but I think I can do better ‘n this. On the other hand, it’s good enough to keep a raccoon or skunk from coming back to my yard, right?

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    Excellent shooting Buddy …Hey man have you tried those 8.4 pellets that come in like a flip box and each one separate in like foam or something ? Haven’t had the chance myself and wonder if it’s worth the extra expense ? My new scope will b here next week and I’ll post some more recent pics . . Here’s one I found from about a month ago I think

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    Smaug
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    The Air Arms pellets seem to be universally good.

    I’m surprised you’re shooting such heavy ones from a 5-6 FPE springer though. Seems like you’d go through springs pretty fast?

    I was shooting the JSB Heavies from my TX200 when it was stock, (because it shot them tightest) and a few guys in my club recommended I go down to 8.4 max., before I damage the spring.

    How does it shoot the lighter pellets, like 7 to 7.3 gr.?

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    It’ll shoot them good also . All the JSB and AA pellets do good for me but the 7.87 pellets …Either I keep getting duds or they just not the best in a FWB . It doesn’t Take much to change the tune of a springer . I change my spring every few months. I’m ADD as hell and tear it down for the little tiniest thing .

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    Jonnes
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    “Smaug”I was shooting the JSB Heavies from my TX200 when it was stock, (because it shot them tightest) and a few guys in my club recommended I go down to 8.4 max., before I damage the spring.

     

    
Damaging the spring from pellets that are one grain heavier or lighter? Seriously mate, you’ll have to shoot like a bazillion pellets before you start noticing any loss of power in your spring before that happens.   ;) 

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    hdrk1111
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    I have some 15 yard groups. Nothing like the groups you folks shoot. But I’m new and will figure it out. So can somebody explain how to post pictures. I took them with my I pad but cant figure out how to post them here.

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    Goodtogo
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    “hdrk1111”I have some 15 yard groups. Nothing like the groups you folks shoot. But I’m new and will figure it out. So can somebody explain how to post pictures. I took them with my I pad but cant figure out how to post them here.

    Look at the last video in this link.
    https://www.airgunnation.com/topic/video-tutorials-how-to-make-the-forum-work-for-you-2/
     

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    JohnL57
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    Ok, here goes-been shooting pcps mainly lately, but here’s one from my R9 .22-15 yards off sticks(wasn’t worrying about poi)

    And here’s offhand with the R9 at 55 yards:

    R9 Offhand at 50 yards:

    Dang PCPs and shooting off sticks have made my offhand shooting skills atrophy-been trying to practice more offhand lately, but it’s discouraging!

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    oldspook
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    Well, I haven’t got much but this is a group I shot last month with my D48.  It is shooting JSB RS at 18.5 fpe.  Not bad for a magnum springer:

    I’ll try to get around to some more shooting before the end of the month.

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    Smaug
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    “JohnL57”(snip)
    And here’s offhand with the R9 at 55 yards:

    Dang PCPs and shooting off sticks have made my offhand shooting skills atrophy-been trying to practice more offhand lately, but it’s discouraging!

    
Ah well, if it makes you feel any better, your offhand group at 55 yards is tighter than mine at 35. Not too bad, you just have to keep it in mind if you’re hunting. Bring sticks or find a tree or stalk closer! ;)

    I’m going to shoot offhand more, to try to build up those muscles and tighten up my offhand groups with the TX.

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    Deja
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    Btw the hw30s really should be shot standing :D (since its a light small rifle)

    Normal 10 meter groups. Tried it this weekend but man you always derp one or two shots in a grp. 

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    gamyrick
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    .22 AA TX200, H&N Baracuda Green 12.65gr, Bog Pod Monopod
    For me, punching paper knowing that people will be watching or looking at the results is much more stressful than hunting.
    https://goo.gl/photos/6ua9sZqdNXWFLZf4A

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    Great shooting Rick

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    oldspook
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    Here are a couple more I managed to locate.  These two were shot back in mid-March.  I think I had a couple of groups that were closer to 2 MOA but haven’t located them yet.  These are long range groups but you didn’t say anything about range and it is at range where the heavy springers have a chance of competing. The center dot is 1.04″ in diameter, just slightly larger than a quarter. Both groups will fit under your average coffee cup.

    My shooting bench:


     

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    . I shot this one yesterday testing out a new Nikon EFR I just got . Next time I get a chance I’ll try some LONG distance !! Me and Marksman getting together in a couple weeks . He has a place to air it out

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    oldspook
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    Joe;

    Let me suggest if you are going for 100 yards that you zero at 50 or (75 if you have that much adjustment) and establish a hold over aiming point because your point of impact at that distance will be about 50 inches lower than it is with a 30 yard zero, at the velocities you are achieving with that rifle.  If you can achieve a 75 yard zero your hold off will be about 4.4 mil dots at 100 yards.

    Also wind drift at that muzzle velocity and range computes to about 3 inches per mile per hour of full value wind.

    You are shooting groups which are somewhere around 1.5 MOA (3/4 inch (dime sized)) at 40 yards.  With no wind and perfect shooting that is going to translate to an inch and a half at 100 yards.  That WILL be darned impressive. 

    I am looking forward to seeing them as they will be the best outdoor springer groups I have ever seen at that range.  Go Joe!

     

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    Lol well David( Marksman) gonna keep me straight so I won’t be able to cry Mulligan. I really wanna see if I can duplicate a 50 yard 10 shot group I shot last time I was at my buddies . By the time I thought about taking pics he had sprayed pellets all over the target …..Well let ” say ” it was him :)

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    Goodtogo
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    I’ve posted targets for Joe to see where I do long range shooting a little different. I like to leave my scopes alone for long range shots that I don’t really need for hunting or shooting. I have many large pieces of cardboard, so I put a target(stick on 2 inch circle) near the top of or the long piece of cardboard. I shoot 3-5 shoots at that target. Then I go back to the cardboard and put a matching target circle over where the first 3-5 shots impacted. Then I shoot my groups aiming at the top circle but they group on the lower circle. So I can check 100 yard groups without touching my scope.

    I have done the same at longer distances with PB rifles. What I’m checking for is to see if the rifle can group at a certain distance. If it can then I “might” adjust my scope or not. This is a easy way to test if your last tweak to your rifle helped without changing your scope.

    If a rifle won’t group well enough to hunt at 100 yards then there is no reason to start setting your scopes to anything other than your normal hunting distance?

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    There is no doubt Robert can shoot his ass off !!! I’m still an apprentice :). But my one eyed ass is working on it

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