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  1. AndyIoW

    The challenge of East Devon

    No problem here with the chrono results. Since GP2 the max I have had is 781 (East Devon) and the lowest 772 (Springfield) and I have set mine up at 775fps so happy with the results with the chrono. It reads about the same over the Winter as well.
  2. So, today was the East Devon GP. A great ground and the course today was excellent, well apart from the hot spot of the open area. The perceived temp difference between the shade and sun was dramatic. I also think the wind in the afternoon was much stronger. However, it was cleared in the morning so hats of to that person. For me I got my PB for the season so far with a 34. Downfall mainly was positionals missed 7 from 10. Poor technic on my part. The remaining misses were 2 reducers, snatched trigger, and not getting wind right. Outside edge was sometimes not enough or to much. Even my shooting partner struggled to get it right, target 25 in the open, strong l-r breeze. Mine i gave outfide left went straight and my partner gave inside left to hit somewhere on the faceplate. The misses on many a long one gave no clue a direction with the spread quite evenly both sides as well as high and low. You would have thought they might have been long standing shots. Anyway enjoyed the shoot and day and that's all that matters. Anston next.
  3. AndyIoW

    Tinkering and Practice

    Seems it was purely operator errors at Bisley. Spent half an hour at club in a still wind checking windage and it good. However after some seriously hot bridge destruction and partial rebuild yesterday with Holly being a work supervisor in a chair. I tried again but muscles twitching like mad and a rather wet shirt on, ideal practice for Devon, could not keep steady enough but happy with the morning session. Holly has decided that his 'chrono' issues down to the rifle not bringing level when firing. Che ked it over his chrony and had about 10fps variation. Best he just ignore what the GP chrono says and just shoot next time.
  4. AndyIoW

    Tinkering and Practice

    Rob, for me it seemed if I gave a target inside an edge it moved just enough to take it out the opposite edge ie i side right pellet landed outside left. If i did just outside right the pellet landed on aim point. It is just me not being able to 'read' it right and with the target direction changes on some lanes just made it worse. Confident not crossover as checked a few weeks ago on a very still Sunday morning with wool indicators every 10 yes to 60 and pellets landing on aim points.
  5. AndyIoW

    Tinkering and Practice

    Was thinking same. Sun mist have gotten him and seeing 1 in a mirage. Right getting back on track of the thread. Positives from Bisley, I only missed 1 on fence, number 10 by the pole, never hit when there anyway. Technique getting better but more standing practice needed as only got 4/6 and 1/4 (standers then kneelers which are also standers for me). Negatives still not getting my head round the wind at Bisley, of the misses 10 I saw either land on the edges. A mixture of inside right goes outside left. Outside right goes straight and on the occasional left edge or outside did the same. Very frustrating and got into my head to much I think. A bit of practice this weekend ready for the following one.
  6. Well I am going for something starting with a 3 in it. Knowimg i have 10 standers to. As long as it's more than Holly
  7. AndyIoW

    Tinkering and Practice

    All I can say at least I did not get bitten today by whatever bit me Thursday. Back of my right hand is still slightly swollen. Thinking it might have been a horse fly cause it was a big bugfer that I saw on the knuckles. 3 doses of insect repellent with deet kept them clear, had to respray as sweating like in a sauna in the woods. 22 lanes out at the moment scope measured ranges and got 50+ x8 45+ x6 40+ x2 35+ x4 25+ x10 10+ x4 Plus 6 standers and 4 keepers. Results were 7 dropped, missed 3 standers and 2 45+ and 2 50+ targets through wind, split equally for not giving enough and to much. Quite difficult to read today as even some of those I got were close to missing.
  8. AndyIoW

    Tinkering and Practice

    More tinkering done. Firstly shot the course with one target moved from the lane put in on Thursday. Missed 5 out of the first 6 lanes. Double dinked the first lane and the 3th(standers) and also missed the 2 targrt on new lane. The other 2 misses were another sander and the next 42yd one, first me second not enough wind. After tea changed the new lane from a 25 reducer with a full size and them to kneeling lane. Reducer moved on a few lanes. Also tweaked another lane by moving one target. Had a quick go and this moved target seems to take a bit more wind. Anyway good practice so feeling ready for Bisley.
  9. AndyIoW

    Tinkering and Practice

    Just paddle not the rest of it. Of course taking the oil as well for that bit of maintenance.
  10. AndyIoW

    Tinkering and Practice

    As with all the lanes Holly they are all up for change at some point. Most if the lanes need some trimming again on Sunday probably, might even get the paint out so we can find them easier. From memory there are 8 between 50-55 7 between 40-50 7 between 30-40 24, 33, 21, 32 25mm 16, 24 15mm reducers Standers 37, 26, 22, 36, 26, 37(can not see), 15, 32 And a couple of shorter ones. Will make notes on the course later as there are 22 lanes at the moment so plenty of choices to make.
  11. Seeing as there is some sort of big music festival on the weekend over here, with about 4 bands I have heard of, I have a few extra days off work. So off to the club I went to have a tinker with the course and some practice. Tinkering was sorting put some strings as some do not actually go straight there but wonder around first. I then added a new lane after a bit of brush clearing. Not long but have the potential for an interesting couple of targets. After some tea drinking and some Holly baiting I headed out to practice. With a total of 41 targets out that could be seen, the others hidden by leaves, ferns or nettles, wind was a bit gusty and changing in directions. I started at the top of the hill were the first 6 lanes are and then worked my way down.on the next six. On the first 6 I missed only 1, a black faceplate which I missed due to giving the wrong side for wind. It was the longer and the pellet moved about 2" right compared to the majority on the previous lanes going about 1-1.5" left. The next 6 lanes are about 90 deg from the first 6 lanes and I missed 2 a near 35yd 25mm reducer and then a few lanes on a 24yd 15mm. Both me due to moving, bad technique as they went high. So 24 target shot and 3 misses, 4 standers in there and all down. The last 17 targets are on the flatter part of the ground, 2 standers, one on each lane as the others covered, here as well. Did not miss a single one here so finished on a 38/41. Pleased that the light running I am doing 3 times a week seems to be helping. Talking to Holly afterwards the the ones I missed he got but I got the ones he missed, not sure how many he dropped at the end. Wind was definately moving direction on each lane with the trees and bushes in full leaf making it difficult to read at time. Had a few that I gave just inside edge to see the pellet land there even with strings and bits of leaves indicating otherwise. Think on Sunday might have to have a bit of a challenge by having a 90 seconds on a lane. After I have moved a couple of the targets of course. All in all happy with the day and hoping it will continue for Bisley.
  12. AndyIoW

    Wind and Deep woods ?

    Yes probably been used as a pellet like he has done before. I am looking forward to giving Holly grief tomorrow as off work for 5 days, some sort of festival happening which gives me commuting trouble. Take time off no commute trouble. Might even 'tinker' a little bit.
  13. AndyIoW

    Wind and Deep woods ?

    Many a time just got the hang of the Newbury wind on the ridge only for it to go to pieces on the other side. Sunday the wind was a bit gusty at the club and on more than 1 target it needed nothing despite bits of leaves moving briskly in the air. I mean a narrow 52yd target I gave just outside right edge of plate only to get air. Aimed in middle and down it went. Next lane a 40yd aim middle and it's off to the left about 50mm from centre.
  14. AndyIoW

    Progress ?

    This is Holly Colin when he paints everything is painted, himself included. I was going to paint some black myself as I need to find a way to stop it happening again.
  15. AndyIoW

    Progress ?

    You forgot the pellets and stock in that list as well.
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