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Getting there

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Gollum, May 31, 2015.

  1. Gollum

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    Well I went mad yesterday and bought 2 air rifles:eek: both 2nd hand and in great condition. First is a Weihrauch HW50 second is Diana 280k. Not fitted a scope on the HW yet but had a try with the Diana today. As I realised that the awful shot patterns were down to operator error, moi! Anyway I left the scope as it was and concentrated on getting a grouping. I know this isnt dead eye dick stuff (30 yards) and it is rested on old cardboard box on my hand but I am rather pleased with it. At least it shows I am heading in the right direction. Absolutely love the 280k and cant wait to set up the HW, but didnt have time today. Now just got to hide the bank statement from the wife:D[​IMG]
     
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    I must add this was my best effort there were lots worse.
     
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    I like your honesty, well done mate!!!
     
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    Not bad that mate.
     
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    Then I put my rifle in its nice new slip which arrived yesterday afternoon, Thank You!
     
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    Good shooting with a springer, it's all too easy to get carried away with a modern PCP, but this takes more skill, well done.

    James
     
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    As you say mate your getting there, well done fella.
     
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    the only word to use for springers and tons of it is PRACTICE
     
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    Yes that is a definate, practice and the exact same technique again and again. realised that over the past few hours and it is difficult to maintain the correct technique until you develope one that suits you as well. Having trouble with that at the moment but gone for 3 inch groups to 1 inch and some like that above so I am on the right track
     
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    Very good group that for 30 yards with a new springer..!! A lot of people try loads of different pellet types to achieve that at 25 yards. A very commendable start mate....:up:

    Now to achieve them consistently....:up:
     
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    Shooting a springer well is like a golf shot. All the eliments have to be right for consistency. Learning to shoot it well takes time and practice but it's very satisfying. When you've mastered a springer you'll be amazed at what you can do with PCP. I own 2 PCP's but would never part with my HW 97kt.
     
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    Been there done the pcp thing with Rapids, Supertens, AA400s etc. I could nail drawing pins in at 30 yards easy, but it got boring. Springers however are alive and you never know quite what to expect :)
     
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    spot on , if I had to own one rifle for target work it would be a springer every time due to the challenge they present .
     
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    Of all the pcps I owed the AA 400 Classice was without the doubt the most accurate, but got boring. Springers are fun a challenger and bloody annoying lol
     

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