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It can't be me, can it?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by James811, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. James811

    James811 Active Member

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    Hey guys I have a stoeger x20 suppressor, I have had about 750 pellets through it so it should of calmed down. I had a little shoot yesterday with a friend and it still seems all over the place, we tried to zero it but every shot just went a random direction. I went out again this morning and the same thing.

    The target to the left was yesterday, I had 5 shots at the target and that's what I got. This morning I had 3 shots and the target on the right was the result.

    I am shooting laying down from about 15 yards with a shooting bag for support.

    Do you think I should take the gun back to the shop and ask them to look at it?

    Thanks for any advice,
    James
     
  2. James811

    James811 Active Member

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    By the way this is my first gun but I can't be this bad can I? Every shot I'm taking I'm straight on the bull, I don't want to blame the gun but I think it might be?
     
  3. essex sniper

    essex sniper Banned

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    Maybe the pellets your using...some rifles can be very pellet fussy atb
     
  4. gunsnlandies

    gunsnlandies Busy Member

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    The rifle is based on the BAM19 platform. My 19 likes BSA Elites. It use to thrive on Wasps until the last tin I had, which were utter rubbish (well, more so than usual). RWS of any type are absolute pants through my barrel and so are AA's. So price will be no guarantee of what it shoots best neither. If you haven't tried many types, buy a couple of selection packs to cheapen the cost and end up with a draw full of unused pellets.
     
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    Can you remove and refit the suppressor shroud on your gun in case the pellets are clipping? I don't know as I only have the standard X20, It groups within an inch at 30 yards so the guns are capable of better!
     
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    how many different types of pellets have you tried to settle on the one your using now?
     
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    I've had this problem with a new rifle, I gave the bore a good clean which sorted It, new rifles often have the bores greased to avoid rust whilst in storage, hope It helps.
    ATB
    Julian
     
  8. Akita177

    Akita177 The Absolute State of Britian podcast

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    Give the barrel a good pull through then relead it with the guns favoured ammo.
     
  9. James811

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    I have tried rws super dome, bsa elite and interceptors, and the pictures I used jsb jumbo exacts which are supposed to be the best ammo for this gun
     
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    Try it without the suppressor on, to rule it out completely.
     
  11. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Several things spring to mind:

    Check your hold / rest - google "artillery hold" - poor hold / resting on a solid surface will shift and enlarge groups.

    Check the rifle without the mod if you can, failing that inspect the end of the mod for pellet clipping (silver witness marks, pellet shavings)

    Fit another 'scope (if you have one) and retest to rule out duff optics

    :)
     
  12. James811

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    I do always see the tail of the pellets slightly sticking out and getting squashed and/or shaven in the barrel if I reopen it to have a look, could this be why? It's almost as if the pellets are too wide for the end of the barrel
     
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    James811 Active Member

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    P.s I am using the artillery hold and a shooting bag as a rest
     
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    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Sounds very likely, yes!
     
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    That certainly won't help, try seating them a millimeter in with something, say a biro top or similar.
     
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    you need a pellet seater to push the pellets a few mil beyond the breech
     
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    A Bic pen lid is a good pellet seater but I'm sure someone (Matty?) made a dedicated one. Unless I'm going senile and imagined it :(
     
  18. mattyts

    mattyts Donator

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    yeah I made a few,double ended one's for 2 calibres out of alli or delrin,if you're interested drop me a PM!
     
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    Barrel should be pretty clean after 750 pellets!!!!!!
     
  20. James811

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    I'm going to have a play tomorrow and push the pellets in slightly. I'll let you know how I get on. If thus doesn't work would you suggest taking it back to the shop I got it from?
     

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