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Springer accuracy?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by marksman22, Jun 5, 2015.

  1. marksman22

    marksman22 Junior Member

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    Hi all,

    I decided that I would see what I can do with my rifle today, and that's exactly what I did.

    I only have one, a Hatsan Model 55S break barrel. This is paired with the BSA Essential 3-9x40 MD scope.

    My garden is only 12-15 yards long, so I set a target up at this range (with a suitable backstop of course).

    This is the best 4 shot group I got from about 25 minutes of shooting (there were lots worse haha).

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    I'm only just 17, and have been shooting air rifles for around a year now, would you say this is an average grouping for a springer at this range?

    I'm just looking to see if there's anything I can do to improve, this was rested on a bergen, with my support hard under the cheek piece for support.

    Holding everything very lightly and gently squeezing off the trigger after exhaling.

    Looking forward to hearing from you,

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    Practice makes perfect young man,

    you will soon be doing that at 25y:up:
     
  3. gasman

    gasman It tasted like chicken

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    [​IMG]10 meters one handed with pistol :rolleyes:
     
  4. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    you had to steal his thunder:D
     
  5. marksman22

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    Hopefully :)
     
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    Dream crusher :D
     
  7. gasman

    gasman It tasted like chicken

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    Yes I I'm lol
     
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    Well done! I have just started shooting springers and know how satisfying it is when you start to get there.
     
  9. JSB888

    JSB888 Keyboard Hero

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    I hope that was left handed? you dropped 2 shots ;)
     
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    You shouldnt rain on his parade! Come on he's a kid!!!
     
  11. SteveO

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    He's a young man, an adult next birthday, able to buy beer, get married without consent and p**s in the tall grass with the big dogs ;)

    Doing well young man, keep practising. ;)
     
  12. marksman22

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    Just turned 17 so will be on the road soon all going well!

    Thanks bud.
     
  13. Si Pittaway

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    I think your doing fine with that group. Every good shot didn't start good at 50 yards so your following a right path in what your doing. Just keep doing what your doing and enjoy the practice.
     
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    Well done mate - The Hatsan 55S is a good rifle to learn the basics:cool::up:

    Enjoy your shooting and keep at it ~ onwards and upwards :)
     
  15. arthur john smithsplease

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    It's a good start, especially with an inexpensive scope and cheap 177 springer.

    In a year or two when the money is coming in, you'll be able to get your hands on better quality springers and have them tuned. They will feel much smoother.

    However, if you continue to practise with the Hatsan you might eventually be able to replicate that performance at 30 yards.

    I think you might have found the 60s a little easier to group with.

    177 can be a b****r in a medium to light weight springer. Generally it's the big heavy guns that work best in that calibre.
     
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    And I bet he just hated Joey Essex...whoever he is! ;)
    Dag
     
  17. Tripleteer

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    Well done! This is where we all started, things just go up from here!!!
     
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    That's good shooting. Goes to show you don't need PCP (or Weihrauch) to shoot accurately. The next step is to get this consistently... which is the challenge!

    Adrian
     
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    gasman It tasted like chicken

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    To blinking well right , he's going down next meet:)
     
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    Some people are better with springers than others i think also i believe ( mainly cos i have seen ) they can be just as accurate as a pcp even out as far as 50 mitres depending who is standing behind them . me i am crap with them but it looks like you are going to be ok young man well done ! atb gary.
     

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