The figures over the chrono yesterday had me wondering, i expected better but hey ho i know i can group as the pipe lane proved and has done over the last few weeks since I installed it.
Wind is a huge factor on accuracy.
So, I headed off to Salmons Leap FTC (Dont tell arms dealer I have set up an fT club in his back garden) as I wanted to include Arms dealer and his ev2 in the test, plus some other pellets.
Plus I had to pick up pellets off him in part ex for my stock!
Anyway, We got set up and despite protecting the chrono, I managed to shot it 0 times but another 4 hits are indented. We dont know where they came from but have decided to re-design the protective Cover on the Chrono lol.
We tested Arms dealers Ev2 at the chrono. This is a John Ostler reged ev2 and as little jack found out last week when he had a go, is very accurate, I think Jack found it pellet on pellet? Anyway, at the muzzel it recorded (die 46) 768,776,773,774,772,774. So pretty good.
I went first, so this is string 1 (just incase Fisher is feeling down and needs another laugh lol)
Main group is approx 20 x 10ml with one low and one blown right, I was aiming at the large black dot but had set a couple of clicks under. Not a Mego group, but given it ws another day in a light breeze very good.
50m die 46 4.51
Chrono reading for the string was
String 2 was Arms dEalers first turnDie 46, 4.52
Main group of 5 11 x 10mm with 5 left or right another 10 ml, but one that went high
Chrono readings at 50m were
Sting 3, 4.52 again, Arms dealer
sting 4. Arms dealer but a change to 4.51
This time, i asked Peter to call out the point of impact and made notes
545 Dot (right height)
549 Same hole
597 same hole
603 2 pellets high
599 1 pellet high
601 2 pellets high (same hole as s4)
600 1 pellet high
580 1 pellet high
598 2 pellets high
603 2 pellets high
11 - 602 Dot
12 - 596 - Pulled high
We did two extra as we noticed the first two were low after switching from 4.52, so we wondered if different lead/pellet made a difference to the first couple of shots on this string as the others were more consistant?
String 5 and 4.51 again, arms dealer
571 2 pellets high
600 2 pellets high
604 2 pellet high
String 6 Die 34 peter
569 2 pellets high
595 2 pellet low
596 2 pellet low
Not a great group and would not be chosen as the die to use.
String 7 and another change. This time Die 43 which are the "short" type of Jsb, often described as with a filled in skirt.
The cross top right of photo was aim point!
String 8 - Simon Die 34
simon Die 46 4.52
Unfortunatley i deleted the string info lol.
However, it was from memory much the same as the other d46 (4.52) in fps variation and apart from the wind blowing pellets r -L, apart from 2 most were level.
so, not sure if the different reading from different guns and batches of jsb exacts is of any use to you, but thats what we found.
Arms dealer was as bemused as I was yesterday to see his shots some 30+ fps lower than expected hitting the Line / staying level.
We both are AA class shooters and know when we pull shots, especially to the extent of 10-15 ml.
Nope, the high low fps variation is a strange one but it seems to have no consistant influence on pellet impact point?
I dont think Ii will repeat the experiment unless i am sure I am in a "no wind" situation as I know the wind causes left and right drift and now wonder if it has any other effect? I donty have a 50m indoor lane but there days when there is no wind outdoors
What we did decide upon was die 46 are the best batch of pellets for both our guns, die 43 (short) are rubbish as we would not use die 34 while we can get die 46!
Interessting thread and ideas, answers in laymans terms please.
Shall spend Friday testing 19m standers at tondu unless you can think of anything else that helps?