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  2. holly

    The Shutz Barrel

    Right wednesday tomorrow . club day and shutz out with 7.87 V 8.4s . hope for some wind to test em properly ??? HOLLY
  3. holly

    HFT scopes what should I buy

    A very good idea . one i have mooted before . trouble being is the danger of accidental eye damage . not good ??? HOLLY
  4. lol moore

    HFT scopes what should I buy

    Should allow laser range finders in FT then 😀
  5. holly

    The Shutz Barrel

    Whoops . thought it was wednesday . oh well , back to sleep ??? HOLLY
  6. holly

    HFT scopes what should I buy

    Why don't the let you range find . i thought it was about accuracy , not trickery ??? HOLLY
  7. itsray

    Target shooting in Leicestershire area

    My answer to his question was merely an update after my honest experiences with other ranges and clubs. I simply responded to the question by another member using my later learned information gained over the previous 3 years. Obviously he had not looked at previous posts or done a forum search on here for the information. Hope that explains the reply. lol
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  9. lol moore

    HFT scopes what should I buy

    When I set a course if we are numbering it, I try to get the target number plates in line of sight to the target but not right by the target - as you say the plates can be a known dimension but the crisp clean edges of the printed numbers can also be used for reading blur 😉
  10. holly

    The Shutz Barrel

    Ok Mr shutz out tomorrow with the 7.87s . first chrono . 800 fps will do . . then zero range . then onto the top of the course to see how the go in a wind ??? HOLLY
  11. holly

    Pellet testing at the club.

    The big snag with the Bisley magnum 10.06 , was from 45 to 55 yards in a good wind ??? HOLLY
  12. Barry

    HFT scopes what should I buy

    Agreed. Bracketing seems risky without something of a known dimension. It’s also a black art, which I’m still learning. However, at ICENI, there are reliable known dimensions in both the targets, and the target number plates, I’ve measured ‘em 😉 My outfit is mainly used for pest control. Club days are an occasional fun treat. I should’ve kept my reply to Mat as great scope, clear glass, nice ret, good quality and not dear. 😄
  13. Barry

    Pellet testing at the club.

    When I was running 8.44s at around 780fps, I chronoed the gun with 10.33s out of curiosity. I think I remember it being something like 12.5ftlbs! At 740fps. So 40 FPS slower but 1ftlb more muzzle energy. Surprisingly, there isn’t the difference in POI you would imagine at like muzzle energy. I run the Cricket at 11.6ftlbs and my poi at 55 yards is half inch lower than 8.44s at the same energy. (Through my rifle). Sadly, for FT shooters, there doesn’t seem to be many barrels that they suit. At the club, our good Mr Carter tested them through an FTP900 and they were very good........except for the ‘every fifth shot flier’. I can’t remember if Steve put any through his Daystate. Our own Mr High’s Steyr hated them! As did Todd’s. I think Nat shot a couple through her Anschutz and they went very low. Ive been told it might be something to do with the lack of choking in the Crickets CZ barrels. I don’t know another Cricket owner (with the exception of Big Bazza) who uses anything else. Our purposes though are different. They do seem to hit very hard and don’t seem to over penetrate (or go right through) which are the reasons I use them. Im also convinced they take less wind. I gave an inch left on a pigeons head at about 40 yards today (rested gun) and watched the pellet sail past the bird and ‘on’ the crosshair.
  14. NatS

    Target shooting in Leicestershire area

    Quite odd, this request was posted by yourself in 2015 and now answered by yourself in 2018 lol...
  15. itsray

    Low springer power from new

    Another day and another 100 pellets. RESULT! 11.35 x 613fps average out of a ten shot string. Happy with that but why could not the manufacturer have got it right in the first place? Armex too comes to that! If I do buy another Walther rifle it will definitely be chronographed in the shop in front of me before I part with any money. Now to enjoy it.
  16. L.R.S.4.52

    Does anyone make there own airgun parts

    Am still here, many long hours on the lathe and mill , havin fun making curly stuff from titanium , the fine stuff burns well ha ha ha , get your finger out Jon work to be done .
  17. itsray

    Target shooting in Leicestershire area

    Apologies - Just seen this request! There are quite a few locally. Most allow the use of all types of air and some full bore/shotgun too. Here are 2 I use within your mileage. Kibworth Shooting Grounds on the A6 towards Market Harborough. http://www.kibworthshootingground.co.uk/ £25.00 per year plus £5.00 a day members/ £10.00 non members opening 0900 to dusk. Closed Mondays. But my favourite is; The Bull in the Hollow as you enter Loughborough from the A6. https://www.facebook.com/pg/BullintheHollow/community/?ref=page_internal. £30.00 per year plus £1.00 per day members open from early to late 362 days per year. I shall be giving up Kibworth this year though due to their ever increasing prices and an increasingly unfriendly atmosphere. The onsite gun shop is also expensive. Hope that helps but Private Message me if you need more info. Ray
  18. holly

    Pellet testing at the club.

    This the argument the shooters use for testing with 10.06 grain pellets . problem with that is that it would bring 8.4s down to the 750 fps mark . to me it is about testing with the pellet that is being used . ??? HOLLY PS anyway suppose some one comes out with a 15 grain 177 pellet ? PSS grandad reported good windage and accuracy . but he never benches to see what the consistency is like at range . i never trust a pellet that will not group at 55 yards .
  19. At the club today Grandad has some JSB RS 7.33 pellets he was testing out. He said that he had to take off 5 clicks on each range to bring them on song and unusually they were pretty decent in the wind too. Put over the chrono and they were doing 836. I’ve tried the Falcons of similar weight and from the JSB stable but was finding them no good in the wind past 45 yards,something that he weren’t experiencing with the jsb’s. I put them through my gun and was only getting 805,so I tried my trusty AA 8.4’s and they were at a very consistent 775 which where I like them. I also had some JSB heavies in my bag,so I thought I’d put them over the chrono. Now this did surprise me. They were zipping out at 726 which relates to 12.13 ft1b. I could sort of understand that if I was sailing close to the limit say 11.7ft1b but with 8.4’s I’m only about 11.2 and with the lightweights 10.9ft1b. I thought they must be either very efficient or they ain’t actually 10.33 as stated on the tin. When I got home I weighed a few,expecting to see 9.8gr which would’ve made sense but they were weighing in between 10.2-10.4. I know heavier pellets in a pcp can make them go higher in energy but a full ft1b? Quite worrying really. You think you’re safe running at low 11’s but it seems it’s not always the case.
  20. Tried the express pellets today in the Steyr . def not as good as in the shutz . so will try them in that wednesday ??? HOLLY
  21. itsray

    Low springer power from new

    Just tested again this morning and it is performing spot on to yesterdays readings. Job done at last! Just wondering if I can possibly fit it with a gas ram? Bit more research today........
  22. hmangphilly

    Low springer power from new

    Thank You for the kind offer
  23. itsray

    Low springer power from new

    Has your piston seal got the depression in the centre or the raised pip in the centre? The one with the depressed centre (on the right) is the correct one for the LGU. Jeeezus! 3KG? There is something not right there. Mine just needed a very light push. Turns out from my delving into it that there was also really bad batch of mainsprings in the early ones and of course mine was one of the first imported. It was only when I eventually decided to chronograph it after reading an article from someone else last month that I discovered the reduction of power from what Walther stated was the release level or full UK power i.e. just under 12 ft/lb or 16 Joule. Further checking on the strip down showed that the spring guide was also far too tight inside the mainspring by an estimated 1mm. I reduced the diameter of the guide using wet and dry paper by 1mm and it now allows the mainspring to slide easily over it. I bought the correct LGU (some are different from the LGV) piston, seals, mainspring, spring guide etc and a new Compression cylinder to cover all ends. all put together the power was still under 10.10 so I placed a series of power washers behind the mainspring until I got it to where it is now at 11.40 ish using .22 (5.52) JSB Exact Jumbo RS at 13.6 grain. To lessen the recoil I then opened the transfer port to 3.2mm from its original 2.6mm. Seems to be lot better on the recoil now, in fact its almost absent. Ran another full test string this morning and it has stayed as it was yesterday at a 10 shot average of 11.35ft/lb and 613FPS. I have some spare stainless steel power washers I made if you need any or want to know how I made them. By the looks of it the German version of Full UK power is different from our understanding of it! Even then the IMPORTING company states that they test each rifle they import to ensure its to the correct UK power! Yeah Right! Funny how they did not answer any of my enquiries to them. Need to know more, just ask? Cheers, Ray
  24. hmangphilly

    Low springer power from new

    It took nearly 3 kg of wieght to get the piston to move down the comp tube
  25. itsray

    Low springer power from new

    Nice pic of 'Exact' pellet stack! I use dedicated pellet scales which are calibrated before each use and are accurate to .01grain. Its a pain sorting for damage, head sizing, washing, drying, sorting by weight then lubricating them but its the only method to gain accuracy for a chronograph test. The test is done with the rifle on a stand and a single finger only touching the rifle's trigger so there is as little human interference as possible. Finally got the power up to 11.15 so I reckon its as close to my preferred level without a lot more expense and time. Next stage is to see if the power is consistent and try other pellet types from my stock. Old pics so there are even more now including many 'green lead free ones'
  26. holly

    The Shutz Barrel

    In the winter you need all the help you can get ??? HOLLY
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