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New gun breaking in period?

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Hi all 

I recently purchased a walther rotex rm8 and was wondering if the PCP need a breaking in period as such. Iv got a scoop on it and having a little difficulty zero'ing. This being my first rifle and experience zero'ing a rifle 

Many thanks 

 

 

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You have the bipod fixed to the barrel .

That will RUIN  your accuracy .

It Must be fixed to the stock 

Fixing to the bottle maybe ok .it may not .

As far as a breaking in period .

It depends on the individual gun .

Some will shoot spot on after only 5 pellets .some take maybe 50 or so .

Muzzle energies can fluctuate while this goes on .and that can take a tin or do to settle down.

 

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4 minutes ago, Ultrastu said:

You have the bipod fixed to the barrel .

That will RUIN  your accuracy .

It Must be fixed to the stock 

Fixing to the bottle maybe ok .it may not .

As far as a breaking in period .

It depends on the individual gun .

Some will shoot spot on after only 5 pellets .some take maybe 50 or so .

Muzzle energies can fluctuate while this goes on .and that can take a tin or do to settle down.

 

Thanks for your reply mate 

Iv got a bipod coming to fit on the rail but this one has got me going for now. I'll take that into account though. 

So it could possibly be the issue here then or contributing. 

James 

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Posted (edited)

Wot he said! In my experience the gun should shoot dob on from the start BUT you must have a pellet it likes which may take a bit of experimenting.

I have owned a HW100 a AA400  an AA S410  a 510  and now a Daystate and they have all shot well out of the box..

Edited by DUNKS

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Difficult mounting a bipod with that design. Be tempted to use a bag under the bottle/fore end but certainly not a barrel mounted bipod. 

Posted as several others were making the same point. 

 

Edited by Mr.C

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A bag or something soft to rest the forend on is the way to set your zero even with an air rifle.  Bypod is fine once you have it set but I would go with a soft bag or similar initially.  Never rest the barrel or even the rifle anywhere on a hard surface and expect it to shoot well. It will jump.  I was lucky with pellets and the second brand I purchased shot very well.    

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This is why I love this group. Some really helpful points there guys so thank you  

I'm off clay shooting tomorrow so will pick up some more pellets 

I'll defo use a bag or pillow of some kind 

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Cushion off the sofa works very well 

1 hour ago, Jamesrb90 said:

Thanks for your reply mate 

Iv got a bipod coming to fit on the rail but this one has got me going for now. I'll take that into account though. 

So it could possibly be the issue here then or contributing. 

James 

Oh its definatley 90 % of any accuracy issues you maybe having .

I dont even know why barrel fitted bipods are sold .they dont work ever .

You might as well gaffertape a load of house bricks to your barrel. It would work better 

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1 hour ago, Jamesrb90 said:

This is why I love this group. Some really helpful points there guys so thank you  

I'm off clay shooting tomorrow so will pick up some more pellets 

I'll defo use a bag or pillow of some kind 

They wont fit!😁

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Simple method for zeroing an air rifle from scratch is set point of impact 1/2" low at 10yds.

This will get you somewhere near at 30 ish yards then fine adjust.

 

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On 23/06/2020 at 13:04, GingerCat said:

Have you taken that god awful barrel mounted bipod off yet? 

Hahaha I have indeed. I shoot after and my god i was well out! Just fitted a bipod to the rail and its more consistently accurate just some fine tuning. But what a difference... 

 

 

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