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How to improve my Ruger Air Magnum .22

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Hi All,

 

I've recently purchased a Ruger Air Magnum .22 Pellet Rifle to help rid my garden of squirrels, groundhogs, opossums and any other critter that decides to eat my garden veggies. I live on a 1/2 acre lot with several neighbors. So there are a few things that I want to improve on my air magnum to help my situation.

 

1. Accuracy: It seems to tack shots in very tight groupings, which is perfect, but there are two parts of accuracy that are missing on this rifle.

a. The first is the scope can not be adjusted to shoot any lower. My current sighting in distance is approximately 30 yards and aiming dead center on the target I hit about 3 inches high every time in nice little groups. What can I do about this?

b. The front optic sight is viewable in the scope. This sucks. Is there a way to lower this. Also using the iron sights adjusted such that it aims the lowest still groups the rifle about 3 feet too high on a 30 yard target. This is absolutely terrible. Is there a way to adjust the way the rifle is shooting such that it shoots lower with iron sights as well?

 

 

2. Noise: This thing is loud. Im shooting 16 grain predator pellets and I am not going super sonic as it does not have a crack, however the noise still sounds like a paintball gun or a nail gun going off, neither of which are allowed in the neighborhood. Is there a way to maintain the killing power but reduce the noise factor? Perhaps a way to do this for when I'm going after squirrels vs that blasted ground hog?

 

Other than those two things this gun is pretty solid, I just need some help fixing those two problems, unfortunately they are major problems, especially number 1.

 

Thanks,

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You an lower the impact point by raising the height of the foresight for the iron sights.

 

You can lower the impact point by packing between the scope tube and the front bottom mount with film negative strips.

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DrCook: I assume from Shotgun World? Try pellets of different weights (gr) before getting all mechanical on the thing.

 

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