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Question What Should I Expect from a Meteor

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by nheather, May 16, 2008.

  1. nheather

    nheather Well-Known Member

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    My son has a Meteor - it came with a cheapy 4x32 (we want to get something a little better). Until we have been shooting open sights at very short distances (because that's how he shoots in the scouts) so have not bother much with the scope.

    I fitted it and started to zero at about 20 yards.

    I'm resting the front of the stock on cushions on a black and decker work mate to keep the gun as still as possible.

    The first shots were grouped in a largish cloud (50 mm diameter) to bottom right of the target card.

    I clicked the sight left until the cloud was centred vertically.

    I then click the sight up and I have the cloud centred on the bull.

    Trouble is I don't know where to go from here.

    My pellets are mostly in the '8' ring with a couple in the '9'. In other words of the 10 shots I fired, 9 are within a 40mm diameter circle centred on the bull.

    They are pretty much scattered around the circumference with the closest to the centre being 11mm.

    I con't see how to take the zero'ing further because there is no obvious offset horizontally or vertically.

    So what do you think the limits are

    (i) Is it just I can't shoot straight yet.

    (ii) Is it the limits of the scope. To be honest at 20 yards the '7' ring inwards (55mm diameter) just looks like a single target - what I mean I can't really discern any detail within that 55mm diamater circle.

    (iii) Or is it a limitation of the gun itself.


    I suspect (i) but it would be interseting to know if a higher mag scope would allow me to aim at the 10mm bull rather than the 55mm '7' ring.

    Thanks for the help,

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     
  2. a1gunner

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    new spring guns need seteling, put 1000 pellets through it and the spring will calm down a little.

    also what pellets are you using, some pellets work best in different rifles.
     
  3. jamjon

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    As a1 said spring guns need settling my prefered way of zeroing with a springer is to use a pair of rests i've made out of v shaped pieces of wood lined with foam rubber this allows me to keep the gun rested in the same position whilst absorbing the recoil what i do is fire a shot at a pice of white paper then adjust the cross hairs till they line up on the hole then fire some shots 9 times out of 10 they will all be within a half inch group the problem with zeroing a springer is you have to pick it up to break the barrel for each shot and if it's not placed back in exactly the same spot you won't get consistent results when zeroing thats why i made rests that are bolted to the table the gun allways goes back in the same position each time i load it
     
  4. a1gunner

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    it is a good gun.

    i have hit drawing pint @30yds with mine and i abuse mine.
    i store it wrong and even left in the the garden shed still works:up:
     
  5. nheather

    nheather Well-Known Member

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    I bought the Meteor 2nd hand so I assume that it has had a few pellets through it before I got it (mind you it was in mint condition so probably not that many).

    Since then, we've put about 1 1/2 tins through so I imagine the spring is pretty much bedded in.

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     
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    Use top quality pellets air arms tighten those groups up .you should not be putting a springer in any vice like object .they have to recoil freely .you may rest your arms on a bench while holding the gun so it can recoil in your hands follow through with each shot keep practicing you will get thereTC
     
  7. nheather

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    I'm using using Air Arms Diablo Field 4.51mm.

    I'm not holding it in a vice - just resting on cusions.

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     
  8. a1gunner

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    i actually got okay groups resting it on polystyrine or a foam block:up:
     

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