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My first every shots of a gun.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Dave AW, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. Dave AW

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    As some may remember, I brought my first gun (hw77) over Christmas. The scope was touching the gun so I brought some high mounts and swapped them over.
    Well, yesterday I got chance to take my first few shot, while zeroing a scope for the first time too. I was using a garden bin to rest on, the target was around 14/15 yards and I was using RWS superpoints that came with the gun.
    The target was a 3cm square on a piece of card broad, the one on the left in the picture. After I managed to hit the square a few times while adjusting the scope, I drew another square (the right one in the picture) and took a few more shots. I finished with one shot, standing up, at the circle. I don't think I did to bad for my first time. So what do you think?

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  2. kermitboy1

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    Your off to a nice start there. KB1
     
  3. Stevie Darling

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    Its gets worse,

    When addiction sets in:)

    I didn't mean your shooting:D
     
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    Pretty good, fella. It will probably improve if you swap those pointed pellets for some domed ones (RWS do a domed version of the Superpoint called the Superdome). This is to say nothing of your shooting getting better with practise - although it doesn't look too shabby now!
     
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    as said, great start mate, but if you change those pointy things to rws superdomes, I think you will surprise yourself !
     
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    get some ammo down a 30 yard range mate, and lots of it. if you can master a 77 your on your way to being a good shot as they not the easiest of rifles to shoot for a beginner. and yes get some round heads.,
     
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    well done mate. once your ready to look at other pellets. my hw97 loves aa field / h+n barracuda hunter / and Napier power hunter.
    Mark
     
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    Soon be using a tin of pellets a session!! It gets addictive! Well done on a good start
     
  9. timmytree

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    I remember replying to that thread Dave, as everyone else said, change to domeheads. Try AA Fields, H&N, RWS Superfields, JSB Exacts.
    Take your zero out to 30 or 35 yards gradually, always rest on your hand. If you're ever in Somerset let me know, I'll treat you to a few hours on my garden range and a chance of some pigeons or rabbits to take home.
    Regards
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    looking good fella:up:
     
  11. Dave AW

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    Thanks guys.
    I have a few samples of dome heads, some field target, super dome and super field. Once I have found some where I can set up to 25-30 yards and zeroed the scope again I will try the domes.
    Thanks for the offer Tim, and I will take you up if I'm down that end of the country.
     
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    Great start.
    now join a club you will learn so much and meet some pretty decent fellas too.

    welcome to the madhouse!
     
  13. Akita177

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    Dont know i think the HW77/HW97 are one of the easiest springers to shoot.
     
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    Well done mate, great start. The sound advice above will help you close those groups for sure. My advice for shooting your spring gun is don't lean it on anything remotely solid as the recoil will make it bounce and spread the shots big time. Try leaning your arm on something and just rest the gun between your thumb and index finger, the gun will move consistantly each shot which is what you're after, the lightest grip the better....:up:
     
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    Seen many with £1000+ Gaystates do worse at 1st attempt
     
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    especially after a tune:rocka:
     
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    What a great offer from Tim. If you do as he suggests ie 30/35 shooting you should find you are already zeroed if you are currently shooting at approx 15yds and won't need to redo it. Check it out on Chairgun, you won't be far out.
    dag
     
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    hes started propper with a mans rifle and not a pcp you will benefit for it in the long run well done
     

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