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last week after tweaking my scope i was shooting two inch square pieces of wood constantly at 77 foot.

today |?? i couldnt hit one, well i did but not the one i was aiming at. after about 15 mins it started to come and i was hitting them again. does it take everyone a good few shots to settle down or is it just me?

problem is i want to go out hunting, but with the misses i had today i need alot more practice to hit the target first time or i just wont bother....

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You might not be getting the same velocity with your first shot as you are with subsequent shots and it might be building up. In which case I would try the following which is an old soldier's tactic.

 

Get to 20 yards and put up a target. It could be a bit of old wallpaper and draw a 90° line vertical and horizontal approximately through the centre. Line up your scope exactly with the lines on the target and just see where your first shot goes. Do subsequent shots and see if your point of impact changes. If it does you have got a problem with velocities and the charge that is coming. Initially from your gun – – I don't know if it's a pre-charged or not. It's a cheap and cheerful way of checking things out, it's also an extremely good way of zeroing in a scope if you've got a rifle clamp.

 

Best,

 

JJ

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Plotter, the other thing here is that hitting 2" square at 77 feet isn't nearly accurate enough to go shooting rabbits. You need to be able to hit something half that size at nearly twice that distance to be sure of getting your kill shot. You'll be lucky to get within 26 yards of a bunny and then you need to hit a ten pence piece size target.

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will do, like i said if i aint good enough to bunnys ill keep practicing, and i wont be going out for them until i am... i am a dab hand at rats at 20 ft though lol

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will do, like i said if i aint good enough to bunnys ill keep practicing, and i wont be going out for them until i am... i am a dab hand at rats at 20 ft though lol

 

Hi plotter you don't say what gun your using springer / PCP 177 / 22 and power are you some ware near the legal limit? all these things can have a bearing on distance kills.

 

Mel/T

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i have a qb78 up to 10.6 co2 and an edgar bros springer model 75 not chronod??? for winter shooting

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Right then, if it's the QB78 there's a strong possibility that you're getting a change in pressure due to temperature change. Hot CO2 capsule in the house cooling to ambient outside.

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I think you'll find that Bob Johnson is correct I've experienced this many times and this is why moved across to air from CO2 many years ago

best,

JJ

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