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Shooting at 10M with my Webley Tempest.

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by edtwozeronine, May 10, 2014.

  1. edtwozeronine

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    Here's my latest efforts, try not to laugh. ;) I shot about 15 Bisley Practise .22 pellets at each target from 10M.
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    It seemed quite strange to be shooting from one end of the garden to the other with a pistol, as I normally shoot from 4-6M away.
    Point of aim was the top of the blue ring as I was expecting a bit of pellet drop when shooting.
     
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  2. Ichabod Armacost

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    If I can do as well with my Webley Tempest at 10M I will be well chuffed!:) I have only shot it a couple of times at about 5M, but I am going to take it to the club tomorrow to try a bit further.
     
  3. Wynne G Oldman

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    I'm not laughing. It's a lot harder to shoot 10m with a pistol with opens sights that most people think. It takes years of practise (and a decent pistol) to be able to do it well.
     
  4. Ichabod Armacost

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    You aint wrong there Al. Air pistols were just designed for a bit of fun plinking at tin cans or whatever, some have of course evolved into what can only be described as precision instruments designed for accuracy more than power. I will never be as good as you because my hands just wont let me be, that is why I bought the Webley, just so I can have a bit of fun plinking in the garden. A decent target pistol would be totally wasted on me.:)

    To Ed209.........If you can do that at 10 yards with a Webley Tempest Ed, perhaps you ought to consider, (if you haven't already), taking up pistol target shooting?
     
  5. Ichabod Armacost

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    Well I went to the club this morning and shot a few with me Tempest..................I gotta tell yus I is absolutely rubbish at it! I tried at 10M and 20M I got it on the board a couple of times. I then put a tinny out at 5M well I weren't too bad at that:D

    I come to the conclusion that I need to practice.....................a lot!!!!:) It was fun though. I then had a bit of help to sort me scope out on me Webley Longbow, now that is a nice little gun! Anyway, had a nice morning in the sunshine in the nice Devon countryside..........It don't get much better.........
     
  6. edtwozeronine

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    Oi, what-cha sayin' bout my pistol!!!:rofl:
     
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    You have my respect for those shots, with a Tempest, I had one for years, could not hit a barn door if I was sat on the latch, it spent years in a cupboard, then got rid of it, it was like new. Once again, RESPECT. Bob.
     
  8. edtwozeronine

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    I have some Marksman 5.6mm pellets to test at 4M for grouping. If they seem OK I'll go onto 6M and 10M. I'll post the results here if and when I get it done.
     
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    Seems like I missed my 1000th post. I'll have to come up with something to celebrate that. We'll see...:tea:
     
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    Well congratulations on your 1000th post, you are obviously someone well practiced in using your time to it's best advantage!:D:bounce::nana:
     
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    Hi Ed, I didn't realise your wobbley is a .22, even more respects man! I have a .177, and I reckon they are easier to shoot than the .22. Have you tried the .177?
     
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    Here's my latest efforts at about 4M with Marksman 5.6mm and RWS Hobbies which came today in the post.
    View attachment 96309 View attachment 96310
    I must say, I'm fairly chuffed with the second hobbies group. I forgot to label my targets 1 and 2 though. (left to right)
     
  13. edtwozeronine

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    Well I'd have gone .177 but as it happened a cheap .22 popped up on the forum so I decided to run with it.

    I wasn't too sure I'd get into pistol shooting much so just went cheap thinking I could always get rid if it wasn't very much fun.

    I've been primarily a rifle shooter for almost 3 years now. Pistol shooting AKA d**king about in the back garden has been about 6 months.
     
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    Nowt wrong with those Ed! I will have to give my Webley more time and see how I do?
     
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    Well I bought mine as a back garden plinker, I can't really use a rifle in our gardens front or back, they are the wife's domain, and they are both very crowded with plants, bushes and trees, they are what you would call cottage gardens, very busy.........

    I can make room for my pistol though, and have had a bit of a plink, very enjoyable. If you fancy a set of custom wood grips for you Webley, there is a bloke called Andy he is on the forum I can't just think of his forum name at the minute, but he is very reasonable, and I am pleased with mine. If I think of his forum name in a minute or three I will let you know.
     
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    I'm not in too much of a hurry to make my pistol any different, although .177 in some form or another would be nice. The Webley Alecto looks pretty cool with it's multi-pump system but so does the HW45. I'll mostly likely keep plugging away in the back garden hoping for tighter groups with Tempest.

    I certainly wouldn't bother with a PCP pistol unless I thought I was about to join the Bristish Olympic team and let's face it there's more chance of me winning the lottery twice. :thumb:

    Cheers for all the encouragement though, I really didn't think I'd take to a pistol with open sights at all in the first 2 weeks of ownership.
     
  17. Ichabod Armacost

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    Well the wood grips I have on my Tempest are really just like the plastic ones, but just feel nicer.............I often think about an Alecto, but 225 sovs?? I dunno, I paid a 100 sovs for me Tempest, and I like the typically Britishness of it's construction, I also think there was a fair smattering of nostalgia in my mind when I bought it, I am sure an Alecto would walk all over it for accuracy and power, but I just love the way my Tempest feels in my hand, I might even treat myself to a Premier if I can find a nice one for the right money:) Trouble is, the collectors, (spit), are pushing the price of them past what I feel is acceptable. Pistols are for shooting, not hiding away in dark cupboards.
     
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    Hi Ed,

    If you fancy a pair of wood grips for you Webley, contact Andy (airgunner.177) on here.
     
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    Here's a couple more 10M groups of 15 for the LULZ.
    Marked up M and H for Marksman and Hobby pellet respectively.
    I curled back the holes to make them more obvious as they weren't showing well in photos.
    I'd say the POI for the hobbies would be at the bottom but produce a long tear up the paper somehow???
     
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    Todays triumph, cutting a Guinness can in half. I stand next to the shed and shoot about 4-5M to the top of the cider barrel.
    I normally have my twin spinner in the middle but I took it in due to rain. I was using RWS hobbies at the time.
    Still need to do more target based pellet testing to see which of the 3 I have are most accurate at this range.
    Anyone have a top pellet tip for an old 5.6mm Webley Tempest?
     

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