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Welcome New Members / Re: Hello
« Last post by 7624452 on Today at 06:42:19 PM »
Welcome to the GTA. :D
Welcome New Members / Re: Hello
« Last post by ezman604 on Today at 06:40:17 PM »
Welcome to GTA Forums Lonnie!!!

SAFE & Happy Shooting!!!!

My Avenger needed a longer sear adjustment screw before I could get the pull weight down.  I don't remember the size right now but I'm sure I have posted it here before.  I got what I needed at the local Home Depot.  That was the big change.  I then messed with the other screws and eliminated the first stage.  So now I have a nice crisp under 1 lb single stage trigger pull. 

My bullpups have to have a first stage but I lightened it a lot.  It doesn't really bother me now.  I can only eliminate it by eliminating the ability for the safety to work.  I also got the pull under 1 lb, usually.  There is a fair bit of variability and a little creep sometimes.  They are OK but they are not as good as my Avenger or Prod.  Even though the trigger pull is a bit worse, I like my bullpups more than my Avenger due to their more compact size.
Hunting Gate / Finally moved the bait station.
« Last post by customcutter on Today at 06:31:10 PM »
I decided to forget about the raccoons and opossums and concentrate on rats after the visitor on the pool lanai yesterday.

The backstop is 2 layers of 3/4" plywood, then there is a double layer of 2"X4" heart yellow pine approximately 2' square.  I put a sheet of 1/4" plywood at the base for ease of seeing the smaller rats in the grass.  Baited it with some bird seed mix that has bird seed, cracked corn, and black sunflower seed in it. 

All I have to do now is slide open the glass door, poke the barrel out between the blinds and find the target when the DingDonger alerts.
Welcome New Members / Re: Hello
« Last post by Rocker1 on Today at 06:28:10 PM »
 Welcome to the GTA.  David
Hunting Gate / Re: Momma and cubs
« Last post by customcutter on Today at 06:23:38 PM »
I'm guessing it's the same mother of the 4 cubs?  I never thought about it before but I don't know if they breed and carry cubs while still raising/training the previous litter?  I think brown bears will kill cubs to force the mother back into eustrus. (sp) 

Well according to google the mother and cubs stay together for 16-17 months then she breeds again, and has a new litter 7 months later.  That explains the 2 year cycle.
Wind drift is proportional to LAG TIME, not flight time.... The lag time is the difference between the actual flight time and what it would be in a vacuum (ie no drag).... The faster projectile has more drag, and hence a greater lag time, and therefore more wind drift.... Here is a chart for a pellet at 50 yards....

and here is a similar chart for bullets at 200 yards....

Note you have to push a bullet at 2500-3000 fps to bring the wind drift back down to what it was at 900 fps....  :o .... We are very fortunate with airguns to be able to operate in the "sweet spot" of velocities right around 900 fps....  8)


Regarding wind drift at 200 yds, it's interesting that the bottom of the subsonic curve moves right as BC decreases in the chart. Thinking of pellets, this could be the difference between a lower BC pellet having increasing drift begin at 1050 fps and a higher BC pellet having increasing drift begin at 950.

Hunting Gate / Re: Momma and cubs
« Last post by Rat Sniper (AKA: PaulT58) on Today at 06:12:05 PM »
Their back feet almost look human.

Them's some big slippers!   :o

Shes raising them right!

I hope so, the last batch was a bunch of hoodlums!   :P
German AirGun Gate / Re: 37 Yard pellet testing with HW97k
« Last post by PIPERMAN on Today at 05:51:53 PM »
Great shooting Eric   8)
German AirGun Gate / Re: 37 Yard pellet testing with HW97k
« Last post by Eric66 on Today at 05:46:19 PM »
I cleaned my barrel last evening and didn't get a chance to shoot until this afternoon. 25 seasoning shots at some cans at the wood line later, this was my first 5 shot group. I don't know if the Crossman pellets were fouling my barrel, if it was just dirty already, or the complete lack of wind caused it to group so well. This was 30 yards measured by rangefinder. Every pellet since cleaning has been a 4.51 H&N FTT.
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