A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy



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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2013, 12:34:25 PM »
I recently picked up a patchworm kit - I think it's a little easier than the weedeater line I was using. Plus, the properly sized plug for it seemed to get a little more gunk out after my weedeater patches were showing clean.

I did have to remove the shroud from my syn-rod to get the (curled) line though the muzzle and stuff.
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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2014, 02:34:39 PM »
Thanks for the info. As a beginner I didn't know ANY of those tips.

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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2014, 02:49:58 PM »
A short piece of a plastic drinking straw inserted through the shroud and into the barrel prevents the weedeater line from getting curled between the shroud and barrel.
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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2014, 01:29:44 AM »
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Great vid on how to make a nice pull through. I havent tried it yet myself. If you look at this guys vids, he has several DIY airgun projects that are pretty simple and thorough instructions, and some outstanding airgun hunting videos. Ive made a couple of the pellet holders out of a piece of rubber boot and some para cord.

One thing im going to try that my dad showed me as a kid when we made pull throughs with some dacron line for our rimfires was to clean out a short length of lead solder and thread it onto the end of the cord, then it could be crimped and a knot tied in the line making a skinny, but effective weight. Be careful with solder, you will probably have to use acid core, and it is caustic. You should have proper safety equipment. Hope this is helpful.
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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2014, 02:07:37 AM »
good info!
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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2014, 05:41:26 PM »
Can i use my Rifle Cleaning Rod with a patch holder?
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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2014, 07:09:36 PM »
Can i use my Rifle Cleaning Rod with a patch holder?

Not unless you are using carbon fiber rods.
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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2014, 12:09:19 AM »
Can i use my Rifle Cleaning Rod with a patch holder?

Not unless you are using carbon fiber rods.
Odd, the Daisy Cleaning Kit is metal.
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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2014, 01:06:20 AM »
Can i use my Rifle Cleaning Rod with a patch holder?

Not unless you are using carbon fiber rods.
Odd, the Daisy Cleaning Kit is metal.

Yes and all most all gun companies advertise speeds with PBA ammo which destroys springs and seals...
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« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2014, 10:38:37 AM »
I recently bought my first air gun, a Stoeger X20S.  Note that I am 6"8" tall, with long arms.  I was really disappointed with the accuracy.  I thought it was the "cheap" scope that came with the gun.  I was putting vertical lines of holes in the target; the lines were about one foot long, at 20 yards.  The left/right accuracy was really good.  I bought a CDT trigger, that helped, but the up/down problem was still there.  I then bought a UTG stock butt pad which gave a 1 inch extension.  The pad needed a little trimming on the bottom to fit onto the stock on the rifle, but I attached it with 2.5 inch screws which go into the existing stock holes and hold it solid.  What a difference.  I am now getting quarter size groups at 20 yards with the arm chair hold. 
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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2014, 09:13:40 AM »
This is a great article . There is a lot of information here . I am however , overwhelmed as to finding the right pellet . I understand about the size allowing it too fit either too loose or too tight but when determining what GRAIN of pellet too shoot , I'm lost .

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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #31 on: April 09, 2014, 04:46:20 PM »
Nice. Thanks for posting this.
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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2014, 12:00:46 AM »
Nice.  Thank you.
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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #33 on: May 08, 2014, 01:58:00 PM »
Greetings All,
I clean my 22 cal springer with felt pads and a 1/8" x 3' wooden dowel, works wonderful.  1/8" dowel at any hardware is 2 bucks or less.  The dowel would also work with a patch. Just sayin...
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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #34 on: May 09, 2014, 01:15:42 AM »
Thanks,
I wish I had seen this 6 months ago.

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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #35 on: June 14, 2014, 06:02:58 PM »
Thanks for all the tips
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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2014, 10:02:27 PM »
Mark as read and appreciated.
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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #37 on: July 17, 2014, 10:30:24 PM »
I've only had my springer for a week but I was getting frustrated with my inconsistent results.  Thanks for this post, I've been doing a few things wrong which explains why I haven't been getting good results.  Greatly appreciated, great info for everybody!
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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #38 on: August 17, 2014, 06:01:24 PM »
I have about 600 rounds before scoping my HW95 in .22 cal. Mounted my new scope & took it to the range. Frustrated & about ready to leave, sell my new gun, throw it in the bay etc...I racked up a new target. This time I brought my stock alongside my cheek, NO WELD, & shot a rested 1.5 inch group at 20 yards. This was easy to do. May not sound like much, but I had the groups of a hand grenade. The gun seemed fairly forgiving in regards to shoulder pressure & forward hand. I started to smile. I was tired, but stood up & shot about the same group at 50 feet offhand. Then my scope mount moved. I found out I have a accurate gun, looking forward to the next time. No cheek weld, or at least no leaning my cheek, works well on my gun.
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Re: A beginners guide to airgun ownership, shooting and accuracy
« Reply #39 on: August 17, 2014, 11:41:26 PM »
Sean.    I'll bet that at the 6,000 pellet mark,,,you may look back at this post, and grin.  ;)
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