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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:27 pm 
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I needed a break from an ornery repair job I had been working on the past couple days, so I decided to have a bit of fun with this old FWB 65 that I salvaged from a basket case a few years back. I mounted a Bushnell Trophy 4-12 x 40 AO scope on it, and then set about trying to modify my usual PFT shooting position to allow for the sliding sledge system of this recoilless springer.

I finally found a position that provided for reasonable stability, and shot a few targets to test the potential. The target shown in the pic was the best of three shot - all ten shots in one ragged hole that can be completely coverd by a dime. Shot at 10M (~ 11 yds) from my (modified) FT position. Two other targets were spoiled by a flyer or two, which opened them up to about the size of a nickel. Still quite acceptable for PFT.

Pellets used were JSB 4.53/8.44 gr, which are shooting at around 435 FPS. I still want to test the gun with the JSB Express, and a few others to see how it groups, but these JSB Exacts sure look promising. :D

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:40 pm 
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Nice looking group!

Is the 65 particularily hold sensitive?


Looks very nice... :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:58 pm 
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The 65 is not hold sensitive, however the whole top of the gun from the line up slides back when you shoot it. Holding the scope in one hand and the grip in the other (Taco grip), like Len usually uses, is certainly out of the question. You can disable the recoil-less action, but then it is close to an HW45 for recoil and hold sensitivity.

Supr will sort it out as his group certainly indicates.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:36 pm 
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wllm995 wrote:
Nice looking group!

Is the 65 particularily hold sensitive?


Looks very nice... :wink:


:mrgreen:

Jeepers Doug - you have a short memory..... :lol: :lol: :lol: .
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:44 am 
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Very nice, Tim.

Very, Very Nice.

Very, Very Nice indeed.

Cheers

Dave :D

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:14 am 
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Suprmatic wrote:
wllm995 wrote:
Nice looking group!

Is the 65 particularily hold sensitive?


Looks very nice... :wink:


:mrgreen:

Jeepers Doug - you have a short memory..... :lol: :lol: :lol: .
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Hey!!

That was OVER 3 years ago - you have any idea how many air guns I have bought and sold in that time... :rolleyes:


:D :wink:


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