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Good news Brilliant First Day Of Ownership

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by sagalout, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. sagalout

    sagalout All the kit still ....

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    Today I got my first air gun, well two actually. If you read my my very interesting :bored: introduction thread you will remember and be riveted by the fact I had ordered a Gamo Whisper Sting. Well I got offered a HW30 by a trusted source so I cancelled the Gamo and organised to collect the 30 today and as total bonus the bloke is a shooting instructor and gave me an hours lesson for free.

    Then @Buckster and me had a deal on his unused, brand spanking new HW99 and I was able to collect that today as well. The gun was exactly as he described it, but I ain't been able to leave him feedback because it wasn't done through his own for sale thread. He is an excellent bloke to deal with.
    I am like a newbie with two guns :nana:

    The 99 is awaiting a scope, I have tried without and I am well dangerous without a scope. The 30 has been well and truly thrashed in the man cave, I think I must have put a couple of hundred pellets through it including 14 different makes/types. What surprised me as a total newbie was the difference between pellets.

    10 pellets of each type, seated with a soft DIY front rest, 7 metres from seat to pellet catcher, indoor range so the only source of wind was me.

    Remington Tyrant Hammer domed - Out of an attempted 10 pellets 1 hit the bull, 3 jammed, and 1 missed the 14cm target altogether, test abandoned. The remaining 495 will be offered as a gissit to some danger loving soul.

    AA field 451 very good group.
    AA field 452 excellent group.
    Bisley super field 45, terrible abandoned.
    RWS super field 451 excellent group.
    RWS superdome 45, ragged vertical group, but one hole.
    Accupel very good group.
    Webley VMX large single hole group with one flier.
    Wasp roundhead #1 tight single hole group with 4 fliers.
    Crosman premier 10.5 grain, very tight single group with one flier.
    H&N super light, long ragged vertical group with one pellet not making the single group.
    JSB exact 453 really tight group, one flier.
    JSB exact 452 nice single group but larger than the best groups.
    And the winner ladies and gentle men is the Proshot Precision, just unbelievable!

    If I knew how to do it I would put some piccies up of the groupings.
     
  2. pjgtech

    pjgtech The finest wines, we want em here, we want em now!

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    Sounds like you’ve had a good day. Enjoy your new air guns. I would try those pellets at longer ranges before a final decision on which is best.
     
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    Buckster Well-Known Member

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    your welcome mate I would only have ruined the gun putting it in the landy better you have it enjoy
     
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  5. mikeyhall1

    mikeyhall1 Pepe Le Pew

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    I love posts like this, you’ve managed to excite an old’un.

    Keep enjoying mate and I’m chuffed that you had a great time.
     
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    Well chuffed for you. :up:
     
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  7. robs5230

    robs5230 If it's a springer, it will be oversprung

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    Try JSB express 7,87 and jsb RS 7.33. You may be pleasantly surprised.
    Anything over 7.87g will really test the 30.
     
  8. sagalout

    sagalout All the kit still ....

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    Thanks all.

    I probably won't use the 30 outside of the man cave, that's what the 99 is for.

    I will try the recommended pellets next time I place an order. The 99 is a 22 so are there any recommend for that?

    I have now worked out how to upload photos, so I will post some soon.
     
  9. sagalout

    sagalout All the kit still ....

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    Hopefully here are the pics. I used a 177 pellet for size comparison, I can't afford a 5p.
    DSCN1286[1].JPG DSCN1285[1].JPG DSCN1284[1].JPG DSCN1283[1].JPG
     
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    Congratulations, I'm pleased for you :thumb:

    Ray
     
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    telephonepete Donator

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    Yes get a .177. You can keep the .22 as your second best gun.
     
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  12. sagalout

    sagalout All the kit still ....

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    I will when you sell a brand new TBT kitted one for less than £200 and delivered or close by for easy pickup :p
     
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  13. Pixels

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    My 99 in .22 just loves AA Fields in 5.52. Have had good results with H&N FTT too but I found the quality of pellets better with the Air Arms, the FTTs I'd been getting recently seem to have a problem with the casting process as there are weird little bumps on the skirts on some of the pellets. I've stopped buying them all together now.
     
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    I picked up a 99 in .177 for £165 second hand on freeads with a scope, chucked a Wonkey Donkey kit in it for an extra £40. Best £205 airgun around, imo.
     
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    sagalout All the kit still ....

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  16. sagalout

    sagalout All the kit still ....

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    I have just ordered a Hawke 2-9x40 OA scope for my 99. So add another 58 of you your pretty worthless GBP to the the total and I'm at £248, I don't think that's bad for a brand new set up. I had to get the scope because I was obviously playing hookey and fishing when they did open sights at skool.
     
  17. sagalout

    sagalout All the kit still ....

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    Quick update for any interested HW30 owners, the accupel were actually accupell FT not simple plain accupel, so looking at the results in general it looks like mine prefers 4.52/4.53, the 4.5 seem a bit loose.
     
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    Pixels Well-Known Member

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    My experience is HWs usually prefer a tighter fitting pellet, .52s or .53s. Falcon Accuracy pellets for example are quite a loose fit and I've never had much luck with them in my HW rifles. My shooting buddies and I call them "Inaccuracies".
     
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