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More FT rig fiddling

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Bemused, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. Bemused

    Bemused Engaging Member

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    More FT rig fiddling, my hardest shots were ranging the 50 and 55 yarders.

    So some weeks, ago a 6" wheel was added and helped, I did try a BT Sharksfin but it would not fit so ended up with the Rowan.

    Now I have dropped to 7.9 grains for speed, added an AJP riser rail along with high adjustable Sportsmatch mounts.
    Also reparallaxed so that the minimum is a blury 10 yards which maximises my 50/55 yard ranging.

    Just been in the garden and reclicked and zeroed at 55 yards with a 15 yard secondary. I now have reduced clicks from 50 to 55 yards, 11 clicks (1/8 moa) equating to 18mm fall so even if I miss range the shot has a real good chance of falling in a 40mm kill.

    A secondary gain for me is now having a more upright sitting position. I'm to old and fat for crouching over the scope.

    Hopefully all this will get me out of the 90s and into the 100s next time out. :)

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    Do the 7.9s group as good for you at 55yards?
    you shouldnt be havent to many issues ranging with a BSA big 60.
     
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    Yes the 7.9s are ever so sligtly beter but maybe they do blow around a little more. Been on 7.9s about three weeks now. JSB express, previously exacts.

    The BSA is a dream to range with upto 50 yards, I just fluffed a quite a few shots miss ranging the 50/55 yarders. I sneaked in some extra shots with a corrected range to prove this, off the card of course :)
    Quite probably my inexperience is at the root of it all. I have only just learned the trick of keeping the cross hairs off target and just glancing at the the plate when ranging.

    But I enjoyed putting this scheme together and feel it's a slightly improved rig although I think another three months experience will bring bigger gains.

    Thanks for keeping your eye on my FT shenanigans.
     
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    Awesime Air Arms Xti50 Test Pilot

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    your clicks seem excessive for 50 -55 y. what speed are you running the 7.9 at?

    I found when I used them I had to run them right on the limit to gain the advantage of less drop over the increased windage allowance.
    to give you an example, for 45 m - 50 m 9aprx 49 -55 y) both my ev2 take 8 clicks (1/8) with 8.4 exacts at 782fpf. Ajp rail and Bkl mounts.

    That's a strange Ft scoring system, I presume its some sort of club system ?
    Do you shoot any Bfta regional shoots ?


    I`ll see your old and Fat and raise you:D
     
  5. Akita177

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    Tried 7.33grain and 7.9grain in a few regulated PCPs and found sometimes they only come out the barrel 5-10fps faster so stayed with the trusty 8.44grains.
    Though in a few springers ive had the 7.33grains come out of the barrel 50-60fps faster with less perceived recoil.

    On a 40 or 50 target course it would take a while to shoot the same targets twice, though sounds like it could be good practice on a 30 shot course for consistency and learning from misses?
     
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    I had hoped for less click but it is 50 to 55 yards, 11 clicks (1/8 moa) and also close to Charguns prediction.
    Running at 811 fps standard deviation is 2.5 fps from a ten shot string, washed, weighed and lubed on a serious chrono.
    Zero is set at 55 yards with the secondary at 15 yards.
    Maybe I should have gone for a higher rail...

    Yes its the club scoring thing, I think its HFT scoring and was what the original FT scoring used?
    I have only shot the four Byley club days, just learning the ropes, only been shooting five or six months in total and most of that was bench rested.
     
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    Thanks for the information.
    Its 15 lanes, two targets a lane, each shot twice and more or less total freedom to shoot how you want, I adopt FT as do most.
    I think the reason for shooting twice is to give a faster course set-up?
     

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