Facorn elimination - not for the faint of heart!



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Offline GoneShootn

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Facorn elimination - not for the faint of heart!
« on: May 14, 2017, 07:39:29 PM »
You may recall that, in response to this post by jc1234:

http://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=113758.msg1109510#msg1109510

... wherein he said ...

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The impact came in today and it is a keeper! After I zero the scope I turn my attention to some acorn s in a tree about 50 yards away it didn't mess with 12 shots I'm happy, very happy. I can't wait to see what this thing can do at the longer ranges and what is thrown over the Crony.

... that I decided to do my own acorn shoot, but, lacking acorns, I had to use 1/2" spots, which I named "fake acorns", or "facorns" for short ...

http://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=113758.msg1110191#msg1110191

... which turned out well only for the facorns. Today, however, after BWalton had performed a resurrection miracle on the rifle, I tried again at 40 yds, and this time not a single facorn escaped unscathed. Certainly, a couple are only limping a bit, but the rest are stone cold dead, heh, heh.

Top spot was sight-in.

« Last Edit: May 14, 2017, 07:43:24 PM by GoneShootn »
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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2017, 07:40:09 PM »
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« Last Edit: May 14, 2017, 07:45:42 PM by GoneShootn »
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Re: Facorn elimination - not for the faint of heart!
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2017, 05:19:19 PM »
How did this post slip by?  This is the first time I saw it.  That's some great shooting.
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Re: Facorn elimination - not for the faint of heart!
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2017, 05:36:33 PM »
How did this post slip by?  This is the first time I saw it.  That's some great shooting.

I'll agree that it's certainly better than the last time. Now the rifle is much more than just wall candy, which was all it was good for before.
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Re: Facorn elimination - not for the faint of heart!
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2017, 11:03:18 PM »
How did this post slip by?  This is the first time I saw it.  That's some great shooting.

I missed it too!  I always for get to check the GA forum :(  Did Baxter tell you what the real problem was with the gun being inaccurate?  That is pretty solid shooting there!   
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Re: Facorn elimination - not for the faint of heart!
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2017, 11:29:32 PM »
How did this post slip by?  This is the first time I saw it.  That's some great shooting.

I missed it too!  I always for get to check the GA forum :(  Did Baxter tell you what the real problem was with the gun being inaccurate?  That is pretty solid shooting there!   

No, he didn't volunteer, and I didn't ask. Trade secrets, don't you know. Anyway, I don't think it's something just anyone can do. I think he just touches them and automatically knows what's wrong and how to fix it.
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Re: Facorn elimination - not for the faint of heart!
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2017, 11:48:41 PM »
You are a better man than I, because I would have been asking him about everything,lol! 
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Re: Facorn elimination - not for the faint of heart!
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2017, 12:43:30 AM »
Been working on the AT44 short .177, and I found out today that the little guy definitely likes the one valve hole open aligned with transfer port trick. I'm looking at a 1/4" 5 shot group at 45 yds. Maybe an anomaly, but I'll take it for now. Little dude may be worthy of a regulator after all. Current tune is 879-894-879 over 20 shots using JSB Heavies with HS nearly all the way out. I may open the 1 hole up a bit later, but for now I think I'll leave it as is and maybe polish the barrel a bit more and do a crown job. Oh, almost forgot - that tune is with the debounce device removed. Took it out so see how it would affect accuracy. Can't say that I see much more air usage with it out. Maybe there's not much bounce with the HS nearly all the way out.

Next time I break it down, I'm going to remove the HS spacer and put a Delrin pin in the HS screw.
« Last Edit: June 10, 2017, 12:45:12 AM by GoneShootn »
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Benjamin Marauder .25, Gen 2, Hawke Sidewinder 6-24x56
Hatsan AT44 Long .25, synthetic stock, tuned by BWalton, Hawke Airmax 4-16x50
Hatsan AT44 Short .177, synthetic stock, Centerpoint 4-16x40
Hatsan AT44 Tactical QE .22, Hawke Vantage 4-12x40
LDC aka moderator aka suppressor by BWalton, used for both non-QE Hatsans
ShoeboxMax compressor
California Air Tools 5510SE booster compressor
Ninja 90 cu in carbon fiber bottle
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Re: Facorn elimination - not for the faint of heart!
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2017, 01:48:28 PM »
I saw the other post about it, nice work!
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Re: Facorn elimination - not for the faint of heart!
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2017, 02:01:48 PM »
The “Facorn” Memorial services were quiet and not well attended but appropriate.  They will be missed.  ;D
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Re: Facorn elimination - not for the faint of heart!
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2017, 02:08:34 PM »
The “Facorn” Memorial services were quiet and not well attended but appropriate.  They will be missed.  ;D
That gun is a shooter/keeper.

Hehe   ;D
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Re: Facorn elimination - not for the faint of heart!
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2017, 02:28:14 PM »
Them facorns used to snicker every time I went outside. Now they hide. Revenge is sweet.
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Re: Facorn elimination - not for the faint of heart!
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2017, 02:36:46 PM »
Them facorns used to snicker every time I went outside. Now they hide. Revenge is sweet.

Facorns....it's what they do.
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Re: Facorn elimination - not for the faint of heart!
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2017, 11:48:58 AM »
Well, facorns at 100 yards??? I'm game
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Re: Facorn elimination - not for the faint of heart!
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2017, 11:55:06 AM »
I need to order a couple of sheets of self-adhesive facorns... maybe a whole roll.

NY currently has no restricted season or bag limit on facorns.  (Probably because of the nagging issue with auto-spell-check when trying to type up the legislation.)

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Re: Facorn elimination - not for the faint of heart!
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2017, 12:09:49 PM »
Well, facorns at 100 yards??? I'm game

100 yards? I can't even see that far. That's over the horizon, isn't it?
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Re: Facorn elimination - not for the faint of heart!
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2017, 12:11:52 PM »
I need to order a couple of sheets of self-adhesive facorns... maybe a whole roll.

NY currently has no restricted season or bag limit on facorns.  (Probably because of the nagging issue with auto-spell-check when trying to type up the legislation.)

Funny!  :D
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Re: Facorn elimination - not for the faint of heart!
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2017, 01:17:44 PM »
The home where I grew up had seven Live Oaks that dropped tens of thousands of genuine Acorns each year.  Live Oaks were very common in the whole community too.  The Acorns falling from considerable height would stone Facorns to death.  This caused a sharp, severe decline in the Facorn population over the years.  Now, the Facorn is classified as an "Endangered Species” in that area. :(   >:(           ;D
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Re: Facorn elimination - not for the faint of heart!
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2017, 01:53:35 PM »
The home where I grew up had seven Live Oaks that dropped tens of thousands of genuine Acorns each year.  Live Oaks were very common in the whole community too.  The Acorns falling from considerable height would stone Facorns to death.  This caused a sharp, severe decline in the Facorn population over the years.  Now, the Facorn is classified as an "Endangered Species” in that area. :(   >:(           ;D

Sorry, but no sympathy here. I've seen the other side of their face, and it's not pretty. ;)
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