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Bsa Ultra .22 Few Queries..

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by ShakeandBake, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. ShakeandBake

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    Hey guys,
    Pretty new to this forum so sorry if all this has been asked before i've tried searching but couldnt really find anything, i've recently bought a Bsa Ultra .22 and love it i have it zero'd in at around 35 yds and can hit a 2 pence peice everytime i was just wondering would this be an effective range for hunting rabbits and wood pigeons.

    Also does anyone recommend pellets to run through them? i know every barrel is different but i was just looking on different peoples views??

    cheers guys
     
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    I think by saying "anything that moves" will open a can of worms,so if i was you i would learn what is legal and what is not before i went any further.
     
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    Bisley Mags for pellets and for the effective range,whatever you're comfortable with,in reason, I would aim for about 45 yard max in .22 because after that,you will have a hard time judging distance and drop off.
     
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    Hi mate thanks for your reply, Let me sincerely appologise for my first post and to your pleasure i have changed the post to suit you better, i merely put that comment thinking that people would generally acknowledge that i meant animals,birds,vermin that are "legal"

    However obviously not in your case, so please except my sincer appologies jamie
     
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    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    I would also try and reduce the grouping size from a 2p to a 5p, the 1 inch kill zone is a bit too large in my opinion.
     
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    Yeah i was thinking that buddy still practising with the ultra though ill try my best :-D
     
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    If i had not have said it someone else would have lol,as said try bisley magnums but i thing you will find in .22 in a sub 12ftlb gun they have a trajectory of a wall brick-give JSB exacts a try or H&N FTT's being lighter they fill give a flatter trajectory.
     
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    In our .177 Ultra,we found Crosman,Weihrauch and Bisley pellets all work great but are a bit on the heavy side.
     
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    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    2p at 35y is doing pretty well mate, but its amazing what happens when you find thee pellet for your barrel:)
     
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    i would agree with this mate - if you can confidentally group to within 5p sizes, this gives you a bit more room for error when taking the shot. if you can group to 2p sizes now, you will half this with practice.
    as for distance, theres no set rule. personally, i would define what the maximum distance that you can group a set of shots to within a 5p piece, and use that - mine is 35 yards rested, and 30 yards prone.
    as for pellets, had a friend over to chrono his .22 ultra, and tried it with rws superdomes, and they proved to be better than the air arms diablo that he was recommended to use - a lot more consistant and accurate. also fill to 180 bar, and you will probably get 50 ish good shots
     
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    I think they are great in .177 if they suit your barrel but in .22 are far to heavy unless getting launched at about 30ftlb.
     
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    On one of my shoots, the owners son has an Ultra, i sometimes have a shoot with it and found it likes JSB Exacts, he was using RWS Superfields with it which are a similar pellet to the Exacts.

    I would swerve the Bis Mags in .22, in sub 12ft/lb power they're too heavy at 21 grn, unless your doing close up work, ratting etc ;)
     
  13. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Crosman Pemier Ultra Magnums and cardboard box Crosman Premiers (not the Premiers in a tin) work very well in BSA barrels (well they have in all of mine so far). At 14.3 the Ultra Magnum is not really a magnum and flies pretty fast. Groups very well and is a great pellet for hunting.

    Defiant Ogives are also recommended (in fact in my .177 BSA they work even better than Crosmans).
     
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    Regarding hunting accuracy....... to judge your abilities at various ranges, can I suggest you do what I find very helpful?
    I bought a load of these, http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/36-216-43...74864?var=560198535323&_trksid=p2054897.l4276 They will clearly display a hit, and also where the hit is. I put them at various ranges up and down, from close in to far out. Then I put a fresh magazine in and choose them randomly and shoot at each. If I can cleanly hit inside the perimeter of the sticker at all ranges then I feel confident my aim is good enough for hunting.

    Regarding pellets, get lots of different types! And try them! There are tester packs sold on ebay, and if you meet other shooters, ask what they use and if different from you ask politely if you might have 30 or so to try.

    Best of luck.
     
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    I can can vouch for the above :D Been a bit too windy to get the full picture but the superdomes were super consistent over the chrono and at the range. 180/175 bar fill and I can get groups of touching marks out to 40 yards rested and at least 35 good shots, once it goes below about 100 bar the poi drops and is still ok for a couple of shots so once you know the sweet spot it's easy. I would say the ultra is easy to live with super accurate and tbh all the rifle I need for hunting and hft.
     
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    The last Ultra in .22 I shot loved Falcon Accuracy pellets, got some very tight groups at 35yds.
     

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