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I see the pellets fly through my scope?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by cossy, May 19, 2014.

  1. cossy

    cossy Well-Known Member

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    Just bought a second hand bsa ultra 10 shot mag, I went out at the weekend for a shoot, I found that when I fired a pellet I could see the pellet fly through the scope is that right?
     
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    Ganton Gunner Super Duper Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    you maybe have very good eyesight :D
    or your gun may be a little low on power have you chronoed it ?
     
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    i can see flat backed pellets (jsb/accupel) through my hw100 if the sun is behind.
     
  4. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    What my learned colleague said.

    .22s are bigger and fly slower, so are easier to see. .177s are quicker and smaller, so harder to see. If your shooting .177 it's probably a bit low on power, if .22 it could be fine, but a chrono holds the answer.

    James
     
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    If the light conditions are right its normal.
    You see them very well under a lamp at night. You can often see bullets at 3000fps if the angle of the light is correct.
    There is a bit of an optical illusion where pellets seem to fly in a bend.
    Can't do any harm to check your power if worried.
    Cheers Andy
     
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    I regularly see pellets drift into the target in good light
     
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    Was out lamping with a .22 BSA scorpion the other night and I watched every single pellet strike the rabbits (and knock them down). Made me appreciate just how "loopy" .22's are in-flight, but still hit the target.
     
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    ok I'll have crono'd when I go to the club thanks for the comments
     
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    Ganton Gunner Super Duper Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    when night shooting I see every pellet wonder if it is something to do with the pellet reflecting the light :rolleyes:
     
  10. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    If the sun is in the correct spot, you will see your pellets:)
     
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    With a pcp you don't lose your sight picture so it's normal to be able to see the pellets if you're looking at the right place and there's a reasonable background. At night they show up like tracers with a lamp on the target.
     
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    Yeah night shooting I see every pellet on the screen hit its mark (or not)
     
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    as others have said, its perfectly normal to see your pellet if flight if the light is right....i shoot pcp,s in .177 both at 11.5 ftlbs and you can see the pellets in the right conditions.....a .22 pellet especially out of a pcp would be even easier to see.
     
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    Nothing to worry about buddy my "Viper" run's 11.3fpe with accupells and I can regularly watch the pellet in flight if conditions are rite !!!
     
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    I see dead people.

    I also see pellets flying in the right light conditions.
     
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    thanks everyone I feel better now, well I will do once I hit a rabbit! roll on Saturday
     
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    engraver Keyboard Hero

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    Try shooting Accupell onto a dark background target with the sun behind you late afternoon, they are like tracers lol
     
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    Yes I sometimes see them too. They usually seem to curl way out to the right before hitting the target. Of course they don't do this it's got to be something to do with my eyes.
     
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    hello, my AA S410 .22 yes but the FX .177 no just hear the action noise and a dead rat!!!!!!!!!!!! well most of the time:rolleyes:
     
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    I don't see them for the first few yards of flight as I presume I'm not watching in the right place, it's easier once they get above the centre of the reticle and the I see them rise and then fall towards the impact point.
     

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