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Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Baz Senior, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. talent

    talent Busy Member

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    I bought one a couple of weeks ago also in .177 Fantastic gun for the money .
    Mine seems to like crosman premier 10.5 and webley mosquito express . 20180930_165735.jpg
     
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  2. Tripleteer

    Tripleteer Donator

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    Enjoy your purchase Matey.
     
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    Why are so many pushing .22. I don't hunt and was under the impression that .177 was better for target, HFT etc. Am I wrong?
     
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    Baz Senior Engaging Member

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    Nice grouping there Talent, what range was that?
     
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    Dr B Grizzly Airgunner

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    Its the calibre of the shooter, I've seen many .22 shooters do as well if not better than .177 down the range over typical hunting distances. But its down to the chap pulling the trigger. :thumb: I dont like the way a lot of RFDs push the .177 over the .22. Once they relaise you're experienced and know what you're talking about they drop that approach like a lead balloon.
     
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    Just a bit over 20mtr . One thing I have noticed with mine silencers work well on it considering its a Springer .
     
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    Nice! From what I have seen it looks like it seems quite consistent. I am looking for a silencer/moderator come next payday.
    I now have a range to go and have a look at Woodend at Huthwaite as recommended by Ijgolf and it turns out one of my mates was a competition shooter, but gave up for various reasons. So he is interested in getting back out again.
    I am down the shed now making a rest for it out of whatever bit's I have to hand. The main frame is from an old office desk, I knew it would come in handy.
    I'll post my sketchy progress when I get to actually fire it.
     
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    Great stuff .... I'm using one of bl4de silencer kits off here works really well .
     
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    H. That looks very smart a proper bobby daazler ,good luck and happy shooting .atvb bob.
     
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    What with it being a somewhat poo weekend, I have spent it in the shed and turned out a homebrew gun rest. Made from an old office desk frame and other clutter gathered over the years that has in fact now come in useful. It's still not finished, there's the butt protector to fit after paint, but it will do. It saves me a bit of money for other bit's of lit I won't be able to live without. :D

    Edit: I have had a nightmare trying to get the images in, they would rotate without being asked and are now in the wrong order, but hey, you get the gist.

    2018-10-14 14.59.22.jpg 2018-10-14 13.57.31.jpg
     
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    I don't mean to p**s on your chips but you don't use hard gun rest with a springer unless you are just going to use it for cleaning and setting up scopes etc.
    Same reason you must never use a bipod.
    You need cushioning.
    Also. 177 is far better for hft and will make the gun easier to sell on.
    If you had got the. 22 and whent shooting at a club you would come away after the first day wishing you had bought the. 177 seen it happen loads at my club, did it myself.. 22 is good fun but not competitive in springers unless you are very good.
     
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    Squidwards Ghost Needs professional help.

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    I think it's for servicing only by the look of it and I think it's brilliant! Top work :thumb:
     
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    Hey dayglowfroggy. You are right, just for sitting it on and setting the scope, I do go a bit OTT and easily get carried away. Front and rear cushions already winging their way to me.
    I have never shot .177 so I thought why not. I see on here that it's obligatory to give lonely and unwanted guns a good home, so who know's what might happen in the future! ;)
    I may be looking next year at a decent .22, even possibly a PCP, depends on money coming through the door.

    The hardest bit was making the wooden adjuster wheel, it's a really hard bit of red oak and that stuff bites back. It's that hard I have tapped it M10 with a back plate to make sure the thread doesn't strip. It's going to get painted as well, so I'll put up a pic when it's finished.
     
  14. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    In pcp format perhaps, but as a general rule of thumb, in spring powered the .22 has a softer firing cycle, meaning it is easier to handle and keep on target when the trigger is pulled.
     
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    Hi welcome to the mad house, i bought a century in 0.22 3 years ago and still like it, i then went onto the evil side with a Walther RM 8 then an AA S510 but have seen the sense and went back to a Walther LGU in 0.177 and an AA TX200 in 0.22 but i still like playing with the Century so full circle, i would love a Walther LGV but i feel my family would kill me. By the way tin bum stocks kits to improve the Century worth a look
    http://www.airrifletuning.com/
    Oh just thought if its new then give the bore a good cleaning out with pull through to get shut of all the shipping grease.
    So enjoy the rifle and the forum all the best Graham.
     
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    Thanks Graham, much appreciated. I'll be considering one of the tune up kits after the warranty has done. I see quite a bit about putting a HW80 piston seal in them.
     
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    Enjoy it bud, I had one and it was a cracker ;)
     
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  18. pjgtech

    pjgtech Keep Back...!! 2 Metres min...!!

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    Nice rifle and nice gun rest, cool, lovely bit of recycling... :thumb:
    Keep us posted with your progess... :)
     
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    Strangely enough I agree with you my RFD is always trying to push me towards .177 his trick once he knows I’m in the buying mood is to say sorry only .177 in and I’ll have to order one in. Now he is not thick he full well knows it’s 400 ish mile round trip to visit his shop. It worked twice on me untill I twigged it.
     
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    Loving the stand mate you could make a few bob making them.
     
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