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 Post subject: Pellet test
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:55 am 
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I read somewhere that a good test regarding the state of tune of a springer, is to place a pellet on top of the breech block, and fire the rifle with the "loosest" artillery hold allowing the rifle to recoil virtually uninhibited (no benchresting).

The first rifle I tried was my Remmy Express. This rifle responded very well to a thorough tune and new Diana piston seal. I expected the pellet to fly off for places unknown. Nope. It moved 1/2 a pellet diameter straight back. Some of my other rifles did not fare as well. More in another post.

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 Post subject: Re: Pellet test
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:16 am 
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I tried the test on a detuned (to 14fpe) crosman fury. The breech block is rounded on the crosman. Rifle has a rubber buffer under the tophat, shrinktubed guide, and is soft bedded. The pellet moved the same amount as the Remmy. Remmy has same tune, without the soft bedding
These two rifles are the smoothest shooters in my collection.

I decided to try my two heaviest recoiling springers. (both tuned and soft bedded)
1. Crosman 22 Phantom with full power spring, open sights -740fps /14.3grCPHP; the pellet took off for places unknown.
2. Crosman Fury np. -1030fps/7.5gr .177. Pellet moved back 1 pellet diameter. This surprised me. This is a very hold sensitive gun. It does like the artillery hold...

Just for snicks and giggles, I tried it with my trusty chinese b3. The pellet moved sideways as well as backwards. This is only a 6fpe gun. I had never noticed any firing torque on this rifle, but it obviously has some.

It was a fun test on a nice sunny day. Back to bustin' crabapples...

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 Post subject: Re: Pellet test
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:21 pm 
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I've seen that too and tried it on my post-Vortek HW80K with a pellet on the vertical scope turrent. Stayed in place (though I don't have a point of reference for what it was like before the kit went in).
I have had some success but yesterday my shooting was still rubbish though...all over the place... :hsmash


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 Post subject: Re: Pellet test
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:48 pm 
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Just needed some motivational talk like I give at a shoot and you would have shot better. LOL

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 Post subject: Re: Pellet test
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:35 pm 
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That's probably it. Brian was there but he's too nice - I need your abuse to shoot better...!


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 Post subject: Re: Pellet test
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:17 pm 
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You had a one-hole group with a HW 97 - no pellet test needed. just sayin......


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 Post subject: Re: Pellet test
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:14 pm 
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That's it, rub it in why don't you? :wink:
Just looking at ordering a HW77K (in .177 (!) - cue more abuse from Christof)...

[sorry ricksplace, we appear to have hijacked your thread...]


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