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#1 Tsar Anatoly

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 09:27 AM

Hi all , Happy Easter ,
I am lucky enough to have a workshop that has a 35 yard zeroing part to it.
If I mark up my side wheel distances 8-35 indoors will this be ok when shooting outside? Or should it be all done outside?

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 10:18 AM

I don't think it will make any difference , depending on the lighting . after all we have to range find summer and winter . maybe if it was super cold or super hot , it might . but as long as the doors were left open , or windows enough to recreate the ambient temp . nope i reckon it will be OK ??? HOLLY



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 10:22 AM

I have the same. It makes no difference as long as the indoor light is quite bright ( not lighted by those dim saver bulbs)


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Posted 15 April 2017 - 03:22 PM

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.
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Posted 15 April 2017 - 04:28 PM

I wouldn't do it. I tried doing my ranges in a warehouse once and they were nothing like when I got outside

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 05:43 PM

Wont matter if a few yards out to 40, that's only top of kill aim point and anyone should be able to guess visually within that. 

Problem is above 40 yards margin for visual error a lot higher.

 

Never ever known any indoor place tie up with any light out doors, can be an easy 5 yrds out at 50.

Should be able to mark up satisfyingly every 5 yards from 10 to 65 in 3/4hr, 13 ranges. If pedantic every yard 10 to 20 about another 20 mins.



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Posted 16 April 2017 - 12:28 PM

Is that a yes or no then???

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 01:20 PM

Why not try it and report back. No point in asking this kinda stuff on forums!

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 04:40 PM

Why not try it and report back. No point in asking this kinda stuff on forums!


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Posted 16 April 2017 - 04:46 PM

Is that a yes or no then???

 

If it's darker than outside which is probably a yes then your eye will 'see' the ranges different than in daylight. Worth it to get rough ranges you can then verify in daylight but I'll be very surprised if they're the same.



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Posted 16 April 2017 - 04:52 PM

In the past i was able to shoot 55yds indoors at work
Ranges already done outdoors and yes, different indoors

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 06:39 AM

Why not try it and report back. No point in asking this kinda stuff on forums!


There's every point mate , you obviously have time to waste , where as I don't ! I'd rather do it once and do it right...

Thanks for the other constructive comments.

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 09:11 AM

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 10:55 AM

If only i had known all this ? it would have made all the difference . or maybe not ??? HOLLY



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 09:57 AM

Up to 35yds will be fine. Use something like a proper paper target so you can range on find detail... or newsprint.

 

Don't bother with 8 or 9 yards. BFTA doesn't go below 10.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 04:52 PM

I made a focus card for this but I wouldn't do any "marks indoors", all I do indoors is check the windage. The Card is here http://www.pelletonp...e-focus-target/



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:43 AM

If only i had known all this ? it would have made all the difference . or maybe not ??? HOLLY

 

No........just no. :grin:



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:40 AM

How about a Maybe ??? HOLLY :cheers:


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:04 AM

How about a Maybe ??? HOLLY :cheers:

 

Maybe, but still no?  :grin:



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 10:10 AM

Tis a hard life in FT ??? HOLLY



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 10:49 AM

Tis a hard life in FT ??? HOLLY

 

It's as hard as you want to make it. In the case of your good self you make it very difficult for yourself, but then it is pure entertainment when wheels fall off wagons and barrels go flying down range so we can't complain.... :rofl2:



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:34 AM

Some one has to push the boundary's of FT Colin . taking it to the limit . when you boy's can only gasp and watch dumbfounded . ( pretty easy in your case Col ) ??? HOLLY



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:26 PM

Some one has to push the boundary's of FT Colin . taking it to the limit . when you boy's can only gasp and watch dumbfounded . ( pretty easy in your case Col ) ??? HOLLY

 

I am agog at your japes most of the time don't worry....:grin:



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:08 PM

Some one has to push the boundary's of FT Colin . taking it to the limit . when you boy's can only gasp and watch dumbfounded . ( pretty easy in your case Col ) ??? HOLLY


When folk talk of pushing the limit etc , it is usually assumed to be the upper limit

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:51 PM

 

Some one has to push the boundary's of FT Colin . taking it to the limit . when you boy's can only gasp and watch dumbfounded . ( pretty easy in your case Col ) ??? HOLLY


When folk talk of pushing the limit etc , it is usually assumed to be the upper limit

 

 

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:22 PM

we will see how you do this sunday colin ? oooops . i forgot you chickened out ??? HOLLY



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:44 PM

we will see how you do this sunday colin ? oooops . i forgot you chickened out ??? HOLLY


Not so much chickened out as gracefully gave up a place for another shooter...:grin:

Anyways, I have a Big Bang shoot first thing Sunday, then I'm probably going up to Springfield to pellet test my uber-secret findings under the watchful eye of young Andy.
Depending on how well the tests go, well we shall see...:grin:

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:24 PM

 

Not so much chickened out as gracefully gave up a place for another shooter... :grin:

Anyways, I have a Big Bang shoot first thing Sunday, then I'm probably going up to Springfield to pellet test my uber-secret findings under the watchful eye of young Andy.
Depending on how well the tests go, well we shall see... :grin:

 

 

 

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 10:52 AM

What colin means he has a pellet sizer . already tried it with the Snipers and it did not work ??? HOLLY



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Posted 23 April 2017 - 07:38 AM

What colin means he has a pellet sizer . already tried it with the Snipers and it did not work ??? HOLLY


Very true, however the testing bit hasn't happened yet so we'll save the did or didn't work bit until after. Even then I might say it didn't work just to put young Holls off the scent, we can't have him gaining an advantage when burgers (and or cake) are at stake can we... :grin:




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