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Help!!! I can't shoot straight

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by andyh, May 9, 2008.

  1. andyh

    andyh Engaging Member

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    I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but I'm trying to zero in a BSA Meteor .177 using Eley Wasps and a Gamo 4x32 scope. I swear I am shooting well with a couple of shots bang on then a totally wayward shot out by a couple of inches. As far as I'm concerned the missed shots are bang on target. (I can shoot my Crosman very consistently so do think it's me)
    Is there likely to be something wrong with the gun (it was serviced a couple of months ago). :confused:
    All suggestions gratefully received.
     
  2. Rockabilly

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    is your scope not cream crackered?
     
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    Try other pellet's, or mayby clean the barrel?
     
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    Ok a few suggestions first check your scope isn't damaged second if the scope is ok check that it isn't being knocked off zero by the recoil and third make sure that you are shooting consistantly and holding the gun the same for every shot and finally check the pellets for damage as your loading them.
    I appologise for going over such basic fundamentals but if these are right then you should be acheiving solid groups every time
     
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    The scope is brand new and I have now tried Milbro Jets, Bisley Pest Control and Dave Nickerson something or others, This is now the second scope I have tried to zero with the same problem, the other scope was 3 months old.
    Thanks for your replies
     
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    In that case check your scope mounts they could be moving and throwing off the zero
     
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    jamjon, thanks for your suggestions and I am covering all the basic fundamentals, I don't take the shot until I am sure I am in as near as dammit the same position, so I really don't understand whats going on. I've been keeping a constant check on the scope staying in the same place and there doesn't appear to be any travel :confused:
     
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    Try other pellets.
     
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    Any suggestions as to what you consider to be consistent would be of help :up:
     
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    Well we've established that there is nothing wrong with the basics so one posibility could be that the barrel is not locking up correctly so occasionally when you fire a shot the barrel is out by a couple of mil had it happen to me once if it is the case it's easy to fix
     
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    as jamjon says try holding the gun in the same hand position
    in a relaxed way and let the gun recoil dont strangle it.
     
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    Now that sounds very plausible, how do I fix it? or is it something I need a gunsmith to sort out?
    Thanks:up:
     
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    You should be able to tighten the breech screw up i would consult the manufacturers before doing this though
     
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    Also something else I have noticed

    Also something else I have noticed is when putting a pellet into the breech different brands seem to slot in differently, by that I mean some seem to drop into the breech 1-2mm whereas some stay flush with the seal, what would the significance of this be and is this normal?
     
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    Thats quite normal pellets do vary slightly in diameter
     
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    Thanks for all your help guys, I'll give it another go tomorrow and let you know how I get on,
    Time for pub :up:
     
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    try seating the pellets:confused:
     
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    Please explain seating, not a term I'm familiar with
    thanks
     
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    H&N Field Target Trophy, RWS Superdomes, Crosman Accupels (think that's how it's spelt) - these are all good pellets, but if you want you can also try Air Arms.
     
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    Have you got a silencer fitted ?? If you have, remove it and try again, it could be clipping.
     

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