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 Post subject: Range of the 500fps guns
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:40 pm 
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Not too long ago, I stretched my target out to 50 yards, and was able to make a group 1.25". I was quite surprised by this, because I was hoping to at least see a 4" group, being the gun is rated 495.

You won't see any YouTube videos or blogs about 500fps guns getting stretched. So I was just wondering, how many of you have really stretched your non pal rifles. Am talking 50 yards and more. Grouping attempts or plinking, I would like to hear


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:41 pm 
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I used to shoot at a spade, At 50 M with my IZH 61.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:00 pm 
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A friend of mine sometimes shoots pop cans at 50yds with his Diana 240 Classic. He can hit then pretty consistently.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:28 pm 
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HW40 and HW45 shot from 50 yards. Here is my old posting. I'm not sure my old eyes could do this again... but I'm up for the challenge again this summer!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:09 am 
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Getting the pellets there is easy, it's the wind that is the killer...


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:04 am 
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sillymike wrote:
Getting the pellets there is easy, it's the wind that is the killer...


There's the rub.
On a windless day I have made some respectable groups with my Avanti 853.
But add a gust breeze...not even wind, just gentle breezes that are gusting (in other words unpredictable) and you will get your 4" groups ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:13 am 
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Find this post interesting . . . I'm wondering what my Hatsan .25 pistol might do in this regard. Maybe I'll replace the seal and give it a try. A sub-500 .25 caliber should buck any wind better than a .177 or .22. The Hatsan is so ugly I'm never seen with it in public. If it has a use, well, then maybe I'll move it up a notch in my aesthetic estimation! :twisted:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:41 pm 
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When I was a kid, the lad at the restaurant next door used to shoot at the steel pulley on his mom's clothes line. His weapon of choice, was a Daisy pump actioned BB gun. The steel pulley "plinked" quite satisfactorily virtually every shot he made. The range - a good 30 to 40 yards from the steps he sat on for shooting at the pulley. Yes - the pulley was a good 8" in diameter and on an angle to the shot. That gun had a brass barrel, seems to me and without rifling, of course.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:29 pm 
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Daryl wrote:
When I was a kid, the lad at the restaurant next door used to shoot at the steel pulley on his mom's clothes line. His weapon of choice, was a Daisy pump actioned BB gun. The steel pulley "plinked" quite satisfactorily virtually every shot he made. The range - a good 30 to 40 yards from the steps he sat on for shooting at the pulley. Yes - the pulley was a good 8" in diameter and on an angle to the shot. That gun had a brass barrel, seems to me and without rifling, of course.


He was too young to realize what people say is too difficult to achieve. So he just did it anyways.

When I was in grade 8 (age 13) - with nobody telling me what practical norms or limits were - I did 1000 situps, 100 pushups, and was curling 85 lbs 10 times.

Anyways, sorry to stray from the topic but Daryl's story reminded me what children can do before they are told what they can't do...

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:41 pm 
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Further to that, Plink-Panther, as a young kid I hunted grey and black squirrels in Ron Sheil's Ontario hardwood bush for years, using a sub 500fps .177 rifle. The squirrels were always treed, of course and although many shots were a good 20 yards, I do not recall ever shooting one, without collecting it. I also recall, quite vividly, a friend's dad bought him a 'high powered' .177 German rifle that almost doubled the effective range. I borrowed that rifle as often as I could.

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