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Question Where do the pellets go on spinners?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by resnikov, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. resnikov

    resnikov Busy Member

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    Currently I shoot in my back garden and use a hay bale as a back stop and just use paper targets.
    I was thinking about getting a few spinners for a bit of variety but I was wondering where do the pellets go when you hit a spinner?
    Do they just drop or do they bounce off?
    Reason I'm asking is we have a crazy neighbour and I don't want a stray pellet giving them something to complain about.
     
  2. mattyts

    mattyts Donator

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    They pretty much disintegrate upon impact into a few bits and scatter around everywhere,the lower powered pistols tend to stay whole and ricochet downwards in my case
     
  3. Barcelona68

    Barcelona68 Banned

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    Usually they splat and fall around the area.
     
  4. DUNKS

    DUNKS Big Poster

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    SPINNERS

    As said I am sure, but if your neighbour is as you say you don't want to antagonise him/her although you are entitled to shoot safely in your own back yard.
    Also think about the noise. Paper target and straw are silent. Spinners are not.
    Spinners are fun but they wont hone your accuracy.
     
  5. resnikov

    resnikov Busy Member

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    That's what I thought but wanted someone else's opinion. Cheers :)

    Not to fussed about the noise, have a suppressor on my main rifle and we live next to an active local airfield, so the planes will drown out any other noise.
    Was more were the pellet went, I know I'm in the right to shoot but my neighbour can be a PITA.
     
  6. sweet pea

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    I shoot at paper targets and use a scaffold board as a back stop, when I shoot at spinners I bend the bottom of the spinner down a little so it is facing the floor so the pellet will be deflected downwards.
     
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    I was in a position to check this, so instead of shooting a few groups I knocked he crap out of a spinner with a bit of scrap plasterboard behind it instead.

    Spinner was 20mm diameter at 20M, 30cms in front of the board - the hatched circle in the middle marks the spinner, pellets were .22 RWS Super H Points & Superdomes.

    I used a marker to highlight the furthest out impacts, they were pretty much in a 600mm circle.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2014
  8. Dag

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    Plinking in the garage over the weekend and I fitted my pellet trap to a scaffold board. within a couple of minutes two pellets had come right back at me one hitting my arm quite painfully. Quickly put on safety glasses!
    A soft backstop would appear to be much safer.
    Dag
     
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    Just thought I would mention that a pellet doesn't have to leave your boundaries for your neighbours to have grounds to report you as all it needs is for them to feel threatened or unsafe this is enough to put a stop to your back yard plinking :)
     

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