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Baffled By Baffles

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Ramsay, May 24, 2021.

  1. Ramsay

    Ramsay .... gone Plinking

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    G'morning everyone...
    I've been seeing too many of my pellets losing stability well before 50 yards.
    Not having any top end recording devices, I can only describe how I see the swirling pellet for a few meters through the scope before it reaches the target.
    After weighing and sorting my pellets, cleaned my barrel and tested again...but still swirl.
    Could it be the silencer/moderator ?
    The dismantled silencer.... it showed a large amount of fouling on the baffles and internal parts.
    But no visible clipping.... unless we are talking about micro clipping.? could the build up of lead on the baffles be causing lead on lead clipping..(the steel hole wasn't showing signs of being polished by the pellet)
    Any thoughts appreciated..

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  2. Bezzer

    Bezzer Posting Addict

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    You do get pellets that are fine at up to say 30-35yards with good groups then really start to open up as you get farther out, clipping would have an earlier effect. Target shooters always test new pellets at all ranges to make sure they suit the gun. Try different pellets first to see if that makes a difference before messing with the rifle.
     
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  3. Falcon fn19 hunter

    Falcon fn19 hunter Austin

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    Is the crown or the barrel nice and clean ? I went through the same thing a while back and couldn't find anything obvious, but noticed the crown Wasn't really that nice so spent a while polishing the crown and cleaned the barrel and it made a big difference
     
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  4. Ramsay

    Ramsay .... gone Plinking

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    Could well be the pellets... my supply of JSB Redesigned ran out, So I've been using JSB Monster with the same weight...but not the consistent accuracy.
    Lucky for me...12 tins of Redesigned are on the way.. :)

    The barrel was pretty clean, I'll have to inspect the crown a little closer.
    :up:
     
  5. 1260engineer

    1260engineer The Terminator's Armourer

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    I had field target trophies fluffing out at 40 yards . they like to run at 720 fps out of my barrel in 177 :thumb: . @Bezzer is right try other pellets :)
     
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  6. Meal Dot

    Meal Dot I am a savage

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    Wow, that's strange, I did exactly the same thing yesterday to mine. Accuracy was not quite up to usual standard and just thought about the moderator so took it apart and mine looked just like yours. Cleaned it all up, gave the barrel a very quick clean and all happy again. My reasoning was that he buildup of lead particles on the baffles could possibly dislodge and get on pellets as they fly thorough. Cost nothing so worth doing:up:
     
  7. Ramsay

    Ramsay .... gone Plinking

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    Clean up helped... :) I think...o_O

    The barrel seems to have become more pellet fussy.. Still waiting for my prefered Redesigned to arrive.
     
  8. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    Have the barrel polished,

    pellet fussiness and the need to clean removed:thumb:
     
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  9. Jay Butts

    Jay Butts Life, it’s so much better than the alternative!

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    I’ve messed about loads with an old moderator that I stopped using. Easy to dismantle, I swapped the ‘hair rollers’ and felt wadding with a collection of different materials including carpet, cardboard, foam, bubble wrap and different types of wool, cotton and nylon. The sound changes between each experiment but what was more interesting was how the accuracy changed. Even though each material was checked to ensure clipping would not happen (using an endoscope) some went crazy with a shotgun pattern whilst other weren’t affected. I’m not suggesting you do this but this did go to show that moderators can affect accuracy.

    Anyways, like others I’d probably test other pellets before doing anything else.

    Best of luck getting it sorted.
     
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