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Getting there

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by pod, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. pod

    pod Busy Member

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    Bit more like it! Despite being a cheap and nasty springer (sorry...SMK springer!), the grouping is slowly getting there. It's really difficult to zero without bags to hold it still, but in my 2nd week of ownership, I don't think these shots were too bad.

    Around 15yds

    [​IMG]

    The stray in the six was a bit of wind...I haven't got excuses for any other lousy shots
     
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    I hope the shots in the corners weren't aiming at the coloured bull ;)

    To be fair,I had worse groupings at closer range with a more expensive rifle so looks like your doing fine to me :)

    It looks zerod to me,shots are all central with a bit of variation,just down to practise now.
     
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    Thanks, feel like I've chucked myself in at the deep end and not really had anyone there to guide me through. I'm popping to a range tomorrow which has up to 90yds and while I doubt this rifle will hit anything near that, I can zero it at 25 then I know it'll be down to practise
     
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    I don't know many (if any) sub 12 shooters who shoot at 90 yard tbh.

    If you can print them groups at 30 yard I would say your doing well,it's only an smk after all ;)
     
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    Well I though a .177 should really be zeroed at 35yds, but I'm taking into account it's only about 8.5fpe and because of the build quality, I'd have thought 25-30 would be a better zeroing distance?
     
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    It's all relative to what kind of shooting you do,I shoot my springers at 15 yard almost exclusively,25 is a good starting point though :)
     

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