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So this Airwolf thing

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Bemused, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. Bemused

    Bemused Engaging Member

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    So without really knowing anything I just upgraded from a CO2 AirMagnum to an Airwolf.

    This is just for fun in the garden.
    I arrived home with the wolf last night and zeroed the scope after turning the windage turret turn after turn eventually finding the target. All seemed fine so I left it untill today.
    This morning before breakfast I went to the gun shop for some toys. I picked up a moderator, spare magazine, bottle bank target with 100 blanks and a couple of tins of JSB Exacts. Was also after a Daystate hard case but no stocks.
    When after breakfast I stated some shooting but found it about twenty clicks out so rezeroed again only to loose it after around 1/4 hour.

    So I completly removed the scope, cleaned everything, refitted and zeroed again. Just started shooting some targets than the wolf shut down. Just a slight flicker of the screen as it was switched from safe to fire. Thought it maybe batterie so it went on charge but turned out the master on/off key was possibly not quite in position as turning this off to on restored life.

    So initial glitches put to bed its shooting really well, blimey what fun this is, rather like being a kid again.
     
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    Really nice rifle, I would love one. I do have the mk4 which is electric like yours, it's great. Glad you have got over the glitches and your up and running, you will have plenty of fun with it. What cal did you go for?
     
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    It's a 177, ihad it from a forum member (James)
     
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    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    Jeez Tony, I almost chocked when I started reading the gun shut down:eek: I'm glad it was the master switch not fully in place, I must admit I have never used it. Make sure you are happy with it, my reputation is worth more than a gun, take a week to make sure it's right for you, after that I'm happy for the sale to be permanent. These guns are pretty well tested, anything electronic is normally like your switch, or a loose ribbon connector or such, it should not be anything scary.

    As for the zeroing, you seen the sidewinder I had on it, it never lost zero from one month to the next, it may be worth making sure the mounts are tight and the scope is settled when zeroed, as they can move off if they are off inside, but checking with another scope is the best way to narrow it down. Also, just make sure you don't have the barrel rested on anything, only the stock, as this will essentially having it pointing at a fraction of a degree off true, but over distance it can be inches it misses by.

    James
     
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    Good to read this as I picked up my Airwolf at 11am this morning and been zeroing and playing all day with it. Useful info James. I have spoken to a few RFDs recently before parting with the readies re: Airwolf reliability and very few are returned with any serious issue.
     
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    You can not beat a new toy, Especialy when you have the seller on hand to help with any glitch.
    Happy days ahead.

    Andrew
     
  7. Bemused

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    James, refitting the scope solved the shifting zero.
    I just re read my OP and see that perhaps I did not make it clear.
    I used three magazines to nail all ten blanks in the bottle bank target so i am so very impressed with the rifles shooting. I shoot at 35 yards so its putting a 4.5mm pellet inside a 6.0mm hole 30% of the time, this is awesomely accurate shooting for me. Accuracy that I never believed I could achieve, I am well chuffed.
    Yesterday evening we traveled with the wolf and bottle bank to some freinds for the first barbeque of the year and the zero stayed fine.

    Regards
    Tony
     
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    Yes James was very helpfull and took time to show me how to fill the wolf amonst other useful tips. It was all very worthwhile as I know nothing of PCPs.
     
  9. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    I'm glad everything is fine Tony, and if you remember - I did say you would have to move further back once you got this up and running:up:, you were just a bit sceptical as you had never used anything quite as accurate, but now your hitting 6mm at 35yds, not bad at all.

    You know where I am.

    James
     
  10. Bemused

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    Thanks James your a gent.
    I suspect the scope was not sitting correctly and there was some intermittent movement. Also bear in mind the fact that I am a complete novice. When the scope was fitted at your place it was just a quick nip up to check my mounts were high enough. All has been fine since I carefully refitted it.
    I had a further shutdown last night but now I knew what to do it was powered back up in a jiffy, just a quick flick of the key. Had a further shooting session today with no shutdown issues.
    Regards
    Tony
     
  11. Bemused

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    Well shifting zeros again, most frustrating.
    Now I'm sure that I must have said that I am a pretty green novice so bear wiith me a little.
    And James please don't take the wolf back, I love it. :)

    Ended up stripping the scope and mounts off again, this time I paid attention. I had only left the rear mount piercing screw in the previous down position as it was on my Airmagnum, and it was well down. I retracted the screw and cleaned up the dovetail burr / dink, refitted the scope and just returned from zeroing.
    Wayhay, 90 shots into 9 cards at 35 yards, the groups of six cards are well within a five pence piece and the other three just outside a penny.
    I picked up the wolf between each card and took it for a walk to the target, layed it down etc. Generally everything within normal handling to try and upset it.
    Result, were both very happy and never believed I could shoot this well.
    Regards
    Tony
     
  12. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    Fingers crossed Tony.

    I bet you never thought the Wolf would cost you more in .22 blanks than .177 pellets ?? :D

    James
     
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    Yes most alarmingly true. You did say I would need to push the range out. :D
     

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