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Barry

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  1. Now that is funny 😂
  2. Barry

    JSB ‘Heavies’

    I wish the scope was the 'Stryker' Colin. Mine's the 4.5-14 'Titanium'. 🙂 I know what you mean about the mag system Holly. I had the side plate altered on mine to hold the central pin back whilst changing mags. But for use at the club, I sourced a single shot loader. Bazza got one too. Pretty unrefined but they work very well. I don’t have an issue with the trigger, but then I’m not shooting competitions. I’ve certainly shot full size rifles with worse triggers.
  3. Barry

    JSB ‘Heavies’

    Not sure what the twist rate is Colin (they are CZ barrels). I do know there’s barely any choke in them. I don’t know if that has a bearing or not.
  4. Barry

    JSB ‘Heavies’

    The barrel in the Cricket seems to suit them Colin. Every owner I know of (through social media owners groups) favours the heavies in this rifle. You’re right though, Simon High tried some of mine through his new barrel and they were hopeless. Nice to have the option to use the lighter pellet if I ever feel the need, but I’ll stick with the heavies, they group as well, fly a very similar trajectory out of my barrel and at my guns power setting, and I believe, certainly the other day at least, they take a little less wind. For my purposes, just the job 😉
  5. Barry

    JSB ‘Heavies’

    I’ll have to retract some of the above. My near zero is actually 14 yards!! Damn my eyes! Having said that, my 8.44 near zero was 15 yards, so the heavies have a very similar trajectory. Yes holly, the rifle is legal and sub 12ftlbs. In fact, my first post gives the chrono reading.........🙄
  6. Barry

    JSB ‘Heavies’

    Had a day to play around with the cricket again today. I started using JSB 10.3 heavies as soon as I bought the gun. I was given 5 tins of different pellets to try and the heavies grouped the best out of all of them. Then I got persuaded that good old 4.53 8.44s was the way to go at the club. So, I experimented today. There was a steady and gentle breeze which felt fairly consistent. The shots alternated between heavies and 8.44s, in today’s wind, the heavies were taking an inch less wind at 55 yards. I set about setting the gun/scope up for the heavies again on the strength of that. I shot from 10 to 55 yards in 5 yard increments. The old zero with 8.44s was 40 yards far and 15 yards close. It took 7 clicks (milrad scope) to zero the heavies to 40 yards far, the near zero changed to 10 yards. There were anomalies mid range with the pellet reaching TOT at 20 yards and a most other aim points changed to correspond with what I was expecting. Now for the surprise! There was no change at all at 55 yards, none. 8.44s require 1.5 Mil hash holdover, and so do 10.3s! The BC of the heavies has been found to be .032. They certainly fly very nicely and group as good as the lighter pellets at 55 yards. The entire range from 10 to 55 yards is covered within 3 mil hash. 1.5 up for 20 yards and 1.5 down for 55 yards. The rifle chronos at 11.7 ftlbs. I know insufficient about ballistics to offer anything further than this, the evidence of my own eyes. The rifle was rested throughout. I’m using the heavies from now on in the Cricket. Then I spent the rest of the day tracking a -covered in gore- Harris Hawk that had taken a crow and wouldn’t -covered in gore- come back to daddy. 3 hours, 25 degrees, filthy stinking landfill, errant bird. Not amused. She ate the whole crow and has a crop the size of my fist! All in all, a good day all round.
  7. Barry

    Chinese Quality ? SMK

    Yup, the magazine system is poor. Air Rifle Tech modified the sideplate on mine which holds the bolt back. I’ve got a single shot loader for club days.
  8. Barry

    Chinese Quality ? SMK

    Air rifle tech just tuned and fettled my new cricket (bought for £899.00 including a cheek piece and two magazines). What he did basically, is put right everything tha CGR did wrong when turning the gun down to the U.K. power limit. The cost, including the bling, was 200 quid and it’s money very well spent. I believe Adam, the tech chap does know what he’s talking about, he certainly knows what he’s doing. The rifle is amazing (now). i still wouldn’t buy an SMK though, but there are budget airgun shooters that will. I’m pretty sure Adam wouldn’t back them if they were bad. Just a heads up too, a little bird told me CGR aren’t importing any more Crickets and as of last week, had one left in stock.
  9. Nail some charge points to various trees around the course. Wire em to the generator...job done ;-)
  10. Barry

    GP5 at Iceni...

    The easiest way to adjust it Holly, is with the rifle out of the stock. You'll get clear access to the grub screws that way. It WILL move when you put it back in the stock though....... I only know because I had the same idea. If the red dot coincided with the crosshair at my zero....all would be good. The -covered in gore- dot was never in the same place twice! And that was after I'd sorted the scope rail... Good luck
  11. Barry

    GP5 at Iceni...

    They were doing this 15 yrs ago with scope.mounted lasers. Think it was tim finley in one of the comics explaining how to do it.Do keep up Bet the scope mounted one's didn't move around like the piece of short range -rubbish- installed in a Pulsar!Your red dot....Holly....will be a pale, fuzzy golf ball size blob at 50 yards if you can see it at all
  12. Barry

    Pulsar ?

    I found three others that had the same issue. So it was definitely a fault. Denied by Daystate. There's an easier, cheaper fix than the rail though which I had done to mine before I sold it. Have the bottom of the holes in the rail countersunk and fit cs Bolts. It gets rid of the tolerance in the bolt holes if it's too big. There's nothing wrong with the barrel collar, it's the method of fixing the rail to it that was dodgy. Mine had too much clearance around the bolts allowing the rail to move regardless of how tight the bolts were. Simple countersunk in each hole mended it.
  13. Barry

    Pulsar ?

    If you're getting one Holly. You'll need more moa than mine had. Mine was experimental and was milled too low....7 moa I think. Johno will mill whatever you want. I did do the sums (after i got the rail...and unaware that I could have specified moa) but all I can remember is it needed significantly more than mine had. Scope height on mine ended up around 3". I resolved it with adjustable mounts
  14. Barry

    Indoor scope range finding.

    http://www.fekete-moro.hu/bfta-setup-manual/index-en.php
  15. Barry

    Indoor scope range finding.

    And yet, in the barns at Pete's Airgun Farm, under non natural light, almost every scope I've used ranges a good few yards differently to what they do in natural light. Setting zero at a known distance isn't a problem. 35 yards is still 35 yards light or dark. I'd personally avoid marking a scope wheel for ranges in non natural light. Although, having said that, it's not gonna matter much if you're a few yards out up to 35. And yet, in the barns at Pete's Airgun Farm, under non natural light, almost every scope I've used ranges a good few yards differently to what they do in natural light. Setting zero at a known distance isn't a problem. 35 yards is still 35 yards light or dark. I'd personally avoid marking a scope wheel for ranges in non natural light. Although, having said that, it's not gonna matter much if you're a few yards out up to 35. Twice!
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