A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy



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Offline Traction Event

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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #100 on: February 05, 2017, 10:57:30 AM »
Great tutorial on cleaning the barrel!!! just did this with simple string and some patches... works like a charm!  THANK YOU OP!
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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #101 on: February 12, 2017, 09:27:53 AM »
New shooter, new gun, new tips!  Thanks for the advice.
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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #102 on: March 13, 2017, 11:43:52 PM »
Great OP, Great tips, Great dialog, Great group.
I learned a lot.

Cheers to you all!!
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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #103 on: March 14, 2017, 11:43:07 PM »
Breakin in a new pellet slinger is enuff to make me keep my old ones around.
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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #104 on: May 09, 2017, 10:55:59 AM »
This is why I joined this site learning every day great post for beginners thanks
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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #105 on: May 28, 2017, 07:13:51 PM »
Really found this posting very informative. As a new airgunner I mainly shoot PCPs but want to learn more about springers and how to shoot them accurately . There was good precise info on everything form picking the right pellet weight  to how to properly hold the rifle.
Still trying to figure out how to navigate this forum first time on something like this but I'm finding it to be very helpful,looking forward to finding more informative post.
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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #106 on: June 07, 2017, 05:46:52 AM »
I use a green weed wacker line, so there is no need for a noisy vacuum cleaner.
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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #107 on: December 07, 2017, 04:33:42 PM »
Thank You ! This is very helpful.
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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #108 on: January 03, 2018, 02:01:21 PM »
I've read (alright, I did "skim" some) all 6 pages, some great info included, many thanks!

But still some questions:

Just received my first AG last night, 15 minutes AFTER I left for the club to shoot!
To check to ensure it's as accurate as I'd like, should I clean the bore first (sounds like a "Duh" question, but can I still return if I've cleaned it?)
I would like to try the weed-eater string method for cleaning the bore, but can someone shed some light on how to attach the patch?  Just melt a blob on one end and sand that down to fit the bore, then slide the patch over the other end?  Any idea's will be appreciated.
Then on to finding the right pellet: I'll search for another thread on that, as well as one on non-lead pellets.

Thanks from a newbie, and keep the tips coming!

Terry
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Offline rpopeye

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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #109 on: January 05, 2018, 03:30:56 AM »
Has anybody had experience with improving the accuracy of BB guns?
I've read somewhere on the Internet that if the BB fits tighter inside the barrel the accuracy would improve.
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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #110 on: April 15, 2018, 08:45:00 PM »
Thank you for the guide. Just starting out, I'm needing all the help I can get.
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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #111 on: May 02, 2018, 11:16:02 AM »
So many things I read said you should just fire pellets out of the new gun to "clean" it.

400 pellets later I had thick black gritty goop in the barrel. It took 40 patches to get it out.
The plastic baffle end I ended up swirling in a cup of hot water and dawn.

I used weed eater line and the trick with it is, you carefully make a slit in the line lengthwise with a sharp utility knife.
I did mine couple inches from the end so there was no way it could rip out the end.
You jam a corner of your patch into the slit with a tiny screw driver then pull it halfway through or enough through it won't come out.
The slit in the weed eater line pinches tight and I didn't have even small patches come near coming out of it.
I got some neat twisted weed eater line that turns as I pull it through.

Use a straw in the business end if you have a baffle to get the line past it.
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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #112 on: September 05, 2018, 12:02:07 PM »
   Awesome info. I'm new and already learning valuable information. Thanks.
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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #113 on: January 01, 2019, 09:24:57 AM »
Excellent idea of using the vacuum!

For new members just make sure your suppressor is really tied so you do not swallow it with the vacuum...  ??? :'( ;)
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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #114 on: February 17, 2019, 08:58:21 PM »
 I went through a few springers and couldn't ever group. I started thinking they were all  junk. Then I learned that you have to hold them just right and they shoot straight.  I tried and tried to master the "hold" for springers.  Finally I went over to the dark side to PCP's and everything got real easy...
  They cost more money and you have to have more support equipment but for ME?
   That was the answer.
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