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  1. Yeah .very jealous of you would have loved to seen them especially with falloutboy also.
  2. Cracks are common in concrete floors in houses and are usually not something to worry about .but those have also shifted level having dropped .which suggests that there is some subsidence or even worse heave going on. I'd have it professionally inspected .
  3. The compact range are very very good optically .better than my sidewinder in my opinion I have both in 6- 24 and the compact is cheaper and better .
  4. Ultrastu

    Why ???

    There is a lot more involved in upping a sub 12 to 16 + fpe than just a screw turn . In my experience . And not to be taken so lightly either .
  5. Ultrastu

    Why ???

    Yes it is walker .but its best to have a rfd or gun tuner to do it .rather than your self . But as mice said first be happy that it has the accuracy at 50 yds and with which pellet. You will find that it's fave pellet won't change just because you have increased the energy . You can expect to reduce your shot count by 50% going from 11 fpe to 16 fpe . So say 100 shots down to 50 .
  6. Nice one Jerry. Have you gone back to pellets (what you using please ) .
  7. OK. So the best way ive found to lube pellets is (NOT to spray or dropper them into a pellet tin .you will only fill a couple of pellet skirts with oil making those ones heavy - thats bad ) I use a zip lock bag and drop a few drops into the bag and then rub the oil all over the inside of the bag .then when it's inside is coated. I pour my pellets into the bag and zip it up . Then roll the pellets back and forth in the bag ensuring a full and even coating all over .then decant the pellets back into your tin .and keep the bag for next time .
  8. Ultrastu

    Why ???

    There is no significant sound difference between a fac .177 and a sub12 . Just use a decent silencer and it will be fine .I use a bsa vc .mod on my .177 and a hw on my .22 . No extra mod on the .25 cal Yeah a long barreled. 22 sub 12 is touch quieter but you won't (or any birds won't) be able to hear the difference past 20 yds .
  9. Ultrastu

    Why ???

    Took the bsa springer back down the farm .as I rolled in the yard a woody was raiding the grain bins again . So from same standing leaning on my van I guessed him at around 50 yds . Took the shot aiming for the wing fold .. hit him hard, he jumped and dropped .but was clearly not 100 %down , a quick follow up shot to the same location and he stopped still . On retrieval the pellets had gone exactly when I aimed at a paced 54 yds . Dead bird . So for nev .springer kills pigeon at 54 yds . the retained energy was around 6 fpe A least 1 pellet passed right through the chest . It was a spot on h/l shot but didn't drop him instantly a fac .177 with exacts would have delivered 9 fpe to the bird (50% more energy ) Which is significant and would probably dispatched him a bit cleaner. Hope this helps. Stu .
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    Why ???

    Hi nev .I've just been shooting my .177 bsa lightening down the farm thought I'd try it see how accurate it can be at 30 ,40,50 and 60 yds . Just to add some springer context to this thread .so with airarms express 7.9s running around 11 fpe shooting off my van bonnet standing (not ideal ) at 30 yds zero it put in a sub 12mm group . At 40 yds it did a nice 3/4 inch group . And at 50 yds I shot 2 x 1 inch groups and probably a 1.25 inch group . At 60 yds it was around 2 inches plus and not what you would use as a hunting shot . So again sub 12 .177 maxes out at 50 yds ( been said and proved so many times ) . But this is a break barrelled bsa shot on 8x mag off a wing mirror . Could this result be bettered with a tx 200 fac .I really can't see why not .and your only looking for an extra 5 yds over my bsa's max range today . Hope this helps .
  11. Ultrastu

    Which bipod?

    I think with a 6 ft long bipod fixed to his gun he might struggle to fit the gun back in its bag or cabinet
  12. Mine is on an armsan a620 with a 26 inch barrel
  13. As above .20b sa. With a screw on mod . Quiet enough so as not to need ear defenders . Light enough and not to long as not to ruin the gun handling. It's what I have and I love it . Better than the mossy pump 20b I had .
  14. Ultrastu

    Why ???

    I feel although a tx200 could certainly be pretty accurate at 16 fpe (and would be the best springer option ) I feel it may take a lot of effort and consistency to get the accuracy required for a 55 yd shot . A pcp would certainly be easier to achieve the accuracy . Just my opinion for what it's worth . I head shot a few rabbits last year around the 60 - 70 yd Mark the longest being 72 yds . Which I've often stated to be the max range for .177 fac pellets both for accuracy and energy .
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    Why ???

    Stone Park.. Good post .apart from saying you disagree with my above post you actually didn't what you have said is spot on apart from you last line (ultimately its energy that counts ) I don't think it is and its often why people push for more and more and end up with a . 357 or something and still wonder why they can't achieve what they expect. I believe its precision and understanding the projectile and your quarry that ultimately counts .. Oh and no one expects to shoot a .177 fac at 30 fpe the same as a .22 cal or 50 fpe the same as a .25 cal .that doesn't make any sense . 20 fpe is really the max for 177 and 16 - 18 is better (and is what any manufacturer will set it at ) and hence if you have say 2 air arms s510 s one in 177 (17 fpe ) and one in .22 (30 fpe ) the shot counts will be around 50 for the 177 and 30 for the .22 If you reduce the .22 down to 17 fpe it will do 20 % more shot that the .177 so 60 shot perhaps . I hope this clears it up . As for springer .177 there is only one option in my mind and that would be tx200 at 16 fpe with 8.4s 😀👍👍👍
  16. Ultrastu

    Why ???

    No worries Let me know if I can help further
  17. Ultrastu

    Why ???

    OK. Well I would recommend either a bsa (obviously ) but they do seem to shoot .177 jsb ' s well at high speed .and certainly not every manufacturer/barrel can say that . And possibly a bullpup .so you can get barrel length and speed and shot count up .I use a standard sized bsa scorpion and get around 30 yds .but an r10 would give e more shots .
  18. As said above .when they are first sown .and if there is a bit of rain they swell up and the pige will walk the field picking them up (it's best to shoot them with a silenced rifle not a shot gun .) And then right at the end after harvest over the stubble (again after a rain as they are hard and rain may soften them and make attractive .but that depends on what else is available in the area. Beans are Never first choice for birds in my opinion
  19. Ultrastu

    Why ???

    When I'm decoying pigeons over stubble I set my deeks around 25 - 35 yds . Any bird that lands even out to 55 yds I aim bang on - shoot for just above the keel as quickly as possible (they don't give you more than a couple of seconds usually ) and the job is done . I can set the mag on 6x or 7x .for a wind fov. And fast target acquisition. The .177 fac is my fastest projectile I have and the time to target is very fast much more so than the .25 cal at 880 fps .
  20. Ultrastu

    Why ???

    Hey walker . 55 yds is a cake walk for a decent fac .177 There isn't a massive amount of energy at that range so accuracy will be key .so head and spine shots on crows (with a .25 fac a center mass shot is good .22 maybe depends on pellet really ) But .177 fac nice and safe with jsb 8.4s You won't get much if any pass through at that range . A .22 and .25 will go right through a crow .and carry on . Also come 80 yds and your sub 12 .22 will have more energy 16 grns (presuming a miss ) than the .177 fac (8.4s ) So really they are a safer tool than even a sub 12 .22 beyond 80 yds (certainly at 100 plus there is no doubt ) Also presuming you zero your 8.4s at 45 yds and they are doing around 950 fps thedrop at 55 yds will be about 1 inch . You can basically aim bang on from 15 to 50 yds .that's a pretty flat trajectory .in my opinion.
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