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First day shooting with the Ultra...

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by jay5488, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. jay5488

    jay5488 Donator

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    I arrived at pontefract today around 10am for a pellet testing and scope zeroing session.

    It was a lovely day with a slight breeze and wonderful sunlight glinting through the trees.
    Anyhow, with the Ultra being a new rifle I put plenty of JSB exacts through to see how the rifle was behaving, it didn't like these pellets I managed to zero the scope but the amount of fliers and stray pellets was unbelievable!!
    Could this be incompatibility or new rifle syndrome?? I then had some test pellets that Steve gave me the other day so barrel cleaned, refill of air and on with some Crossman Ultra Mags.....
    The first 10 were grouping better but not great but after those the next 20 grouped well, all within a 20mm target.
    I then tried some weirauch magnums which were essentially the same performance as the crossmans but with a dramatic poi shift of around 15mm??????

    My friend then gave me some RWS Superfields, these were a really snug fit in the barrel and gave supreme accuracy, 30 pellets within 20mm!!!

    I'll be doing some more testing with the Crossmans and RWS pellets and will get some pics (totally forgot today).

    So what about my first day with a PCP???
    Hmmmmm what can I say, such a different "feel" all round to a springer, it feels much lighter, a lot more pointable and generally lighter on its toes.
    It's early days yet but at the moment I am suitably impressed with the performance and a bit more time finding the right pellet and setting the rifle up, should see this as a superb rifle that can play with the big boys!!!!!

    Jamie
     
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    kermitboy1 Banned

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    Nice write up. KB1
     
  3. milek

    milek Honorary Member

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    I picked up an Ultra on here and I had trouble with pellet selection thinking all my match type ammo would be fine. The original owner said the Logun Penetrator was the best pellet for the BSA barrel but knowing he was a rubbish shot I sort of dismissed his recommendation (Sorry Pete :) ). I only tried them as he had some spare and I am here to say they were an absolute revelation in the Ultra. Useless in any other rifle I have tried but by . they were well suited to the Ultra.

    I went to Ponty not long ago, nice ranges there bud.
     
  4. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    my old .22 ultra loved accupells
     
  5. stevemandm

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    the ultra is the most pellet fussy gun i know ..... but once you find the right pellet .... big wow !
     
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    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    then you run out of air
     
  7. mattyts

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    Glad you like the Ultra,it's my second favorite gun,first being my MPR :D
     
  8. jay5488

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    Thanks everyone.... There is some random pellet names that, I think, you would never normally look at but with the bsa any things possible.
    Regarding air, yeah I ended up going back to the car every half hour.... It might be going for the tench reg sooner than expected!!!!!
     
  9. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    You need to be looking at bigger pellets, 4.52 if .177, 5.52 if .22! Defiant Ogives are good, as are Crosman Premier Ultra Magnums as you have discovered!
     
  10. jay5488

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    All pellets tested were in 4.52mm there seems to be, at my shooting club, a lot of people coming off JSB pellets....
     
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    Falcon accuracy plus showed as being the most accurate in my Ultra when tested by John Bowkett, Yesterday at the range AA Fields and JSB Exacts were doing fine for me!
     
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    another vote for falcon accuracy here. went through alot of pellets before I choose falcon. my ultra and superten both love them in 5.52 flavour.
     
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    exact express, daystate heavies , or dastate sovereign,all in 177
     
  14. themadspread

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    a confirmed springer man enjoying shooting the dreaded pcp .i wonder could i ever be converted i doubt it my hw97k is the love of my life
     
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    I thought that about my springer mate, but being mainly a hunter, I grab the pcp practically every trip now.

    A mate of mine had an Ultra and had nothing but good to say about it.......:up:
     
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    did not want to hear that more of the dreaded good reports on the pcp .i must stop reading these threads
     
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    Lol.... Please don't think I'm a convert yet, whilst at the club I had a go of a friends HW95 and hit everything I shot at, I'm a springer man at heart, but as Steve says, as a ratting tool, nothing comes close to a PCP......
    Only my opinion before anyone starts!!!!! Lol

    Jamie
     
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    I'm in the same boat first time using a pcp and first time using my ultra it came with some super domes. Tried some test pellets too could not find something suitable after 2 hours and plenty of refills. Thought it was the gun. Next time I'm at the range he suggested to clean it for me and help me out matching a pellet. I honestly have better groupings at 30yrds with my rat catcher. Love the ultra though
     
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    I love my ultra, it's just having some work done at the moment so there's pieces of it all over the house!!!!! If your after a decent pull through cleaner stevemandm sells them on the forum, cracking piece of kit, I know what you mean about refilling with air, I was up and down like a yoyo!!!! Lol
     
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    I'll have a look thank you. I found after the 40ish shots it really dropped off but the pellets were all over the place. Haven't chronod it yet too see when they do drop off. Thinking off the tench reg too but not sure if it be worth it
     

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