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Author:  airmec [ Tue May 08, 2018 6:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A step up in quality

I just received today and installed the Hawke Airmax 3-9x40 AO scopes I ordered from those nice fellows in BC :) . I shot my new toys this past week-end using the open sights, and altough they're very good sights, I found that my eyes are no longer what they were. None the less I got half-inch groups @ 10 meters with both rifles using JSB Exact 8.44 gr. 4.52 mm in the HW35, and JSB Exact Jumbo 15.89 gr. 5.5 mm in the HW85. Not too bad, but I want more! No pics of that first session, but I'll post pictures of the groups I'll get with the scopes.

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Author:  YepYep [ Tue May 08, 2018 7:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A step up in quality

You are using these setups on 10 meters??

Or you actually missing a 0, and was talking about 100 meters? [emoji16][emoji16]

Bench your guns or lay down on the soft grass comfortably... Give us some stacking pellets ~ I believe your guns with the scope can do that easily ~

10 meters I can use my scoped P3 to shoot small nuts and screws easily ( with some supports on the hands that hold the gun )... without the scope, I can't see what those small objects at all ~ =b

So, scopes are very useful to me ~

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Author:  airmec [ Wed May 09, 2018 4:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A step up in quality

YepYep wrote:
You are using these setups on 10 meters??

Or you actually missing a 0, and was talking about 100 meters? [emoji16][emoji16]

Bench your guns or lay down on the soft grass comfortably... Give us some stacking pellets ~ I believe your guns with the scope can do that easily ~

10 meters I can use my scoped P3 to shoot small nuts and screws easily ( with some supports on the hands that hold the gun )... without the scope, I can't see what those small objects at all ~ =b

So, scopes are very useful to me ~

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Actually I haven't shot the rifles with the scopes yet, only with the open sights. And yes it was at 10 (ten) meters. And I will shoot at 10 meters with the scopes, since they focus down to 10 yards (30 feet or 9 meters), it should be fun and easy :) However I bought the scopes because I usually like to shoot at 25-35 meters with rifles (This makes me think I need to try some other pellet weights and brands).

Also I think I'd have a hard time shooting at 100 meters, since they're under-500 fps rifles. Not that it can't be done, but, even at 50 meters it would be quite a challenge... 8)

Author:  YepYep [ Wed May 09, 2018 5:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A step up in quality

Sorry ~ it looks I overlooked or missed or just forgot that they are sub 500 fps rifles. You did mentioned it at the very beginning... They looks just soooo high end and I was thinking they should shoot 800, 900 fps something ~ lol

Your setup then looks just like what I did to my 953, polymer stock (I must mention this in order to show the major difference between our guns ~ [emoji57]).

I agreed with the scope, it's just prefect for the 20 meter distance shooting fun!! And in my 953, I zeroed the scope to about 10 yards too. And I don't need extra adjustment when shooting targets far to 20m / 30m ( maybe a bit less). But POI starts to drop after that and about 5 inches something on 50m. But it's predictable and repeatable... I believe yours will do much better ~

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