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Last Day Out with the Rapid(GRAPHIC).

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Cove, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. Cove

    Cove Engaging Member

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    Hi,
    Took the 2007 Mk.1 Rapid out for a last hunt as I've decided to sell it, due to a condition I have called GAS(gun acquisition syndrome):D.
    Anyway,I set up prone 41 yards(I use a laser rangefinder) from two burrows that I haven't bothered much with and popped two within ten minutes:D.A third shortly apppeared but moved it's head as I took the shot.It scarpered once it realised the sound of the ricochet wasn't a part of natures orchestra:).
    After another bit the dust I took a mooch around and took another two,one at ten yards that was in the advanced stages of mixy,with a swollen head,and closed eyes streaming with white puss:(.I headed back to the first burrow as light was starting to fade and bagged a sixth so all in all not a bad last outing for the Rapido.
    Chris.
     
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    not bad going there well done.:up:
    how long was you there ?.
     
  3. andyhawkx3

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    Nice bag:up:
     
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    Thanks for the comments:).
    I was there about four hours and I've found there's not as many knocking about as in the warmer months.The land has little cover too,so it's usually a case of waiting at different burrows and seeing what pops up:D.
    Chris.
     
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    l do the same:up::up::up:
     
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    well done crhis whats gas syndrome stand for is it get another shooter
     
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    is it a FAC?
     
  8. andyhawkx3

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    Not by the look of the barral (FAC Rapids, normally have longer barrals)
     
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    no all of them i got a rapid 7 running at 30ftps and its only got a 16"" barrel
     
  10. andyhawkx3

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    SORRY, DID U BUY YOUR RAPID AS A BUILT FAC OR WACKED UP BY A DEALER IF U DONT MIND ME ASKING, AND IS IT A .22 OR A .177
     
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    i got it new 10 years ago at 12ftps then about 2 years later
    i got my fac i had a chat to my mate ian at awt and he put it up to 30ftps and its 22cal
     
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    Sorry again didnt mean to be a know it all, I have 2 frend's whom both have .22 FAC Rapids, 1 was a 12ftps and he sent his bk 2 theoben, 2 b converted to FAC, kept the short barrel and his is also 30ftps, but the other mate, had his as a factory built FAC is doing 40ftps which has a longer barrel, ok no hard feeling, I also have a no factory built FAC, AA S410 .177 WITH A SHORT BARREL, not differant looking than a 12ftps
     
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    .22 good man thats the way to go:up:
     
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    nice "1" a 1 gunner, sorry but u will have 2 chuck, more maggot's in then that 2 make me bite, son:p
     
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    i'm a .22 man bite me:D
     
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    never mind were not all perfect.:rolleyes:
     
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    well we all have 2 learn, when u get better u will switch to .177, then and u will be able to get longer range shots;)
     
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    No,it's not FAC but has been back to theoben as it was running at about 13ft/lb.They sent it back with a chrono reading of 11.4 ft/lb after adjusting it,but I'm still getting readings of just over 12ft/lb on my chrono.
    Now I imagine Theoben use a more expensive chrono than my Combro,but when I tested the Combro against my more expensive Skan(dead at the moment)It used to read between 5-10 fps slower than the Skan.So that leaves me not knowing which chrono to believe.:confused:
    I think I'll just get the Skan fixed,remove the anti tamper cap and set it up at about 11ft/lb with that.
    Er...I've also decided to keep the Rapid and sell a regulated Rapid as I'm not keen on them.:eek::D
    Chris.
     
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    Could it be the waight of the pellets u are using that, is pushing the ftps up:confused:Is there a rifle range u could go to that will have a good chrono, normally for a small fee u could have it checked..just tring 2 save u some cash. Andy
     
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    Hi Andy,
    The pellets I was using were Daystate Select 4.52's which were the most accurate with the barrel I had on.I hadn't gotten round to trying other brands for power,and seeing as the rifle was over the limit with the Daystates I sent a tin with the rifle to Theoben to set up the rifle with them at 770 fps(11 ft/lb.This should give me a margin of safety if other brands had a higher energy.
    I know of a shop that can chrono the rifle but I understand that they can confiscate it if it is over,so I think I'll just remove the anti tamper and adjust it myself with the combro for now.
    To be honest I'd rather be in control of my rifles output instead of having to keep returning it to the manufacturer for adjustment.Especially as the anti tamper is no defense in law if my rifle was taken for testing and found to be over.
    It does make you think about how different chrono's are calibrated,i.e my Combro reads lower than my Skan,and both my chrono's read higher than Theobens.
    Chris.
     

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