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Practice, practice, practice...
« on: June 14, 2021, 11:37:31 AM »
Shooting my Diana Stormrider at 90 yards so this isn't an entry. It is my best group so far with the 10.5 CPUMs. I'm hoping to have my range opened up to 100 in the next week or so.
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Re: Practice, practice, practice...
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2021, 02:26:44 PM »
Pretty decent for a .177 at that distance....  8)

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Re: Practice, practice, practice...
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2021, 02:48:44 PM »
Pretty decent for a .177 at that distance....  8)

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Thanks! I started out plinking at a metal pan and realized that this barrel really likes the 10.5s. I'm shooting early in the morning when the wind is calm, and utilizing a very small portion of the power curve. 10 more yards of debris to clear and I hope to have a valid submission.
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Re: Practice, practice, practice...
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2021, 04:47:46 PM »
Looks like you'll be able to make the NUAH in no time once you get those 10 more yards of brush cleared  :D
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Re: Practice, practice, practice...
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2021, 05:18:02 PM »
Looks like you'll be able to make the NUAH in no time once you get those 10 more yards of brush cleared  :D
Good shootin'
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Thanks, I really appreciate it! I'm not giving up on this little rifle until I get it done.
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Re: Practice, practice, practice...
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2021, 05:23:35 PM »
Very impressive! I would hate to see the trajectory chart on that one! I have done 100 more than a few times but never with a .177. Keep at it! ;D
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Re: Practice, practice, practice...
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2021, 05:39:10 PM »
Very impressive! I would hate to see the trajectory chart on that one! I have done 100 more than a few times but never with a .177. Keep at it! ;D

Thank you! I'm zeroed at 30 yards if I remember right, and it's 3 dots of holdover. They're flying around 980-990 fps.
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Re: Practice, practice, practice...
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2021, 10:13:02 AM »
Only had time for one attempt this morning. The low one was number 5. I knew it was bad when I touched it off. Not blaming the wind, the gun, or the pellet. Still shooting at 90 yards.
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Re: Practice, practice, practice...
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2021, 10:31:20 AM »
I changed my setup too. I'm shooting off a plastic table with a bipod and a rear bag now.
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Re: Practice, practice, practice...
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2021, 09:32:30 AM »
First try at 100. If the rain holds off long enough for me to finish my target box I'll try again on an official target.
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Re: Practice, practice, practice...
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2021, 02:26:48 PM »
Tried again right before the rain hit, but in my haste lost count and took 6 shots. Looks like 2 or 3 days of rain ahead, so I'm hoping to had a good submission sometime next week.
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Re: Practice, practice, practice...
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2021, 03:00:44 PM »
that'll tighten up with some good ammo.  Crosman shouldn't even be on the list, IMO.

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Re: Practice, practice, practice...
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2021, 03:01:44 PM »
Tried again right before the rain hit, but in my haste lost count and took 6 shots. Looks like 2 or 3 days of rain ahead, so I'm hoping to had a good submission sometime next week.
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Re: Practice, practice, practice...
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2021, 03:05:43 PM »
that'll tighten up with some good ammo.  Crosman shouldn't even be on the list, IMO.

I've got better pellets and better rifles but I'm determined to do it with a sub $200 gun, a cvlife 3-9x and cheap pellets.
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Re: Practice, practice, practice...
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2021, 03:07:02 PM »
Tried again right before the rain hit, but in my haste lost count and took 6 shots. Looks like 2 or 3 days of rain ahead, so I'm hoping to had a good submission sometime next week.
Well done!

Thanks! I'm having fun with it.
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Re: Practice, practice, practice...
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2021, 03:15:45 PM »
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I've got better pellets and better rifles but I'm determined to do it with a sub $200 gun, a cvlife 3-9x and cheap pellets.

You might be fishing with the wrong pole, but good luck!  I assume you've already accomplished this at shorter distances?

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Re: Practice, practice, practice...
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2021, 03:47:43 PM »
Good shooting Ed!  :D Might be a little low and to the right with an extra shot; but still a very good group!
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Re: Practice, practice, practice...
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2021, 04:07:53 PM »
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I've got better pellets and better rifles but I'm determined to do it with a sub $200 gun, a cvlife 3-9x and cheap pellets.

You might be fishing with the wrong pole, but good luck!  I assume you've already accomplished this at shorter distances?

The first time I tried them in this rifle I was propped against a tree shooting at a metal skillet I have hanging at 85 yards. I ended up with a 2 inch group, so I knew I had a good combination. I've duplicated that at least half a dozen times. I have my range cleared out to 100 yards now, but I haven't had a chance to build a bench yet so I shooting off a folding plastic table. This is the second group at 100 that's just over 2 inches without washing, sorting or measuring head size. The only luck I needed was finding out this rifle likes these pellets.
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Re: Practice, practice, practice...
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2021, 04:09:35 PM »
Good shooting Ed!  :D Might be a little low and to the right with an extra shot; but still a very good group!
Jesse

Thanks, Jesse! I made some adjustments, but I was dealing with an 8 mph wind this morning. I hope I didn't go too far. We'll find out when this rain let's up.
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Re: Practice, practice, practice...
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2021, 08:29:10 AM »
I'm enjoying this thread, and your quest for the club.
I have a QB78 that I used to shoot at 10 meters in my apartment, but we now have a house with some property.  Sitting on the front porch, I had a swinger set up at about 60 yards, and could hit it with the wadcutters about 30-40% of the time.  Switched to using the Crosman 10.5 pellets and I'm over 60%, but the slightest breeze wreaks havoc.  I have nowhere near the FPS that you're getting, but wind drift is still such a huge factor for the .177 pellets.
Keep at it though, and you'll eventually reach your goal!
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