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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:53 am 
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I have found the target can make it difficult. I use a red marker and make dots a little larger than a pellet hole. Aim small miss small so I am able to get tighter groups and I find it easier to deremine if its me or the pellets.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:58 pm 
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Garth makes a good point, one often omitted. The smaller the aiming point, that can still be seen, the smaller the groups.
That is why some people like Si Pittaway use a pellet hole as an aiming point, when using a scope.

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I like this one for setting zero or indoor offhand practise. Lots of aim spots.

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Daryl wrote:
Garth makes a good point, one often omitted. The smaller the aiming point, that can still be seen, the smaller the groups.
That is why some people like Si Pittaway use a pellet hole as an aiming point, when using a scope.

that's correct aim small hit small... 8) :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:54 pm 
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Took your advice about aim small, hit small. Printed some targets. Also bought a resetting trap from Princess Auto for $20 which was on clearance. Just waiting for a friend to give me some spent 9mm shells to put around. This is now what I have for target practice. It is more fun. :D


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:01 am 
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You'll inevitably mess up a target, like the one in your last pic, on the left, when you try to put more than one pellet into the same target.

We've all been there and tried to do pellet on pellet. That takes a lot of practice and doesn't always happen due to factors like varying pellet weights, pellet shapes, differing velocities between shots etc.

I shoot mostly for pesting. I'll use a target with dots, similar to the one you used and shoot one pellet per target. If each shot is within what a vitals or head shot would be, I'm happy. Depending on the critter, that could be quarter to half inch.

Unless something is wrong with the gun, it's you.

I have a 98 and felt my trigger was a bit too forward and bought a set back trigger blade and it helped.

Shooting paper never was my intention, so it's not my standard or measurement. I use it to site in and then move on.

I think/hope you'll do better with small reactive targets. Just changes the focus.


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RJ88 wrote:
I use Crosman hollow points. Easy to get from Canadian Tire and cheap with my CT money. If I want to shoot at plastic soldier figures or
9mm casings, I need to make a backstop. Got to think of a design and build it. I'm sure there are a few ideas for an indoor backstop. Thanks for the tip.


Piece of plywood with some duct seal putty. https://www.homedepot.ca/product/gardne ... 1000406595

Attach a mending plate to the plywood and press the duct seal onto it, good for ages. https://www.homedepot.ca/product/simpso ... 1000170510


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