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Old 30th October 2014, 09:29 AM
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Let's say that Bill S won comfortably.

One chap with a Daystate Mk4 started to run out of air on the practice card. There was only a 12 minute detail period and he decided there wasn't time to leave the firing line, refill and come back, with not many minutes remaining out of the 12. It proved to be a flawed decision as his scoring target was brought in, in virginal condition.

What was also evident was the variation between the five lanes. Lane 1 was the windward side and lane 5 was roughly parallel to a hedge. It was lane 4 that returned the lowest scores every time, and it was only on lane 4 where we had trouble with the wind trying to tear the targets out from under the bulldog clips.

Nobody got to shoot lane 4 more than once, I might add.
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I am always interested to get some useful information about long range 50mm rifles. Luckily i found good points here . Good work.
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That looks great fun; always been intrigued with trying long range with 12 fpe. It would be especially interesting with my springers as I don't own a PCP at the moment!
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I have had a fascination with long range shooting but not done it competitively, here is a pic of a target I shot many years ago with a .22 BSA Ultra fitted with an Hawke 3-12x44 SR6, I was sat on a chair resting on the back of another chair. I couldn't shoot prone due to crops in the field. After a few sighting shots I did this 6 shot group. You can see some of the pellets have started to tumble. the pellets would have been 15.9gn AA fields. I would like to have another go with my .177.

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I have had a fascination with long range shooting but not done it competitively, here is a pic of a target I shot many years ago with a .22 BSA Ultra fitted with an Hawke 3-12x44 SR6, I was sat on a chair resting on the back of another chair. I couldn't shoot prone due to crops in the field. After a few sighting shots I did this 6 shot group. You can see some of the pellets have started to tumble.
So is that the secret revealed? BSA's barels use gymnastics to beat the wind?


Do you think they would hold accurracy if tumbling?

Bearing in mind at 100yds the pellet must be coming down on quite a steep trajectory curve perhaps they twisted on impact?

A 1000yd 7.62mm shooter once explained to me the bullets eye view of the target, it not seeing a perfect circle but due to its angle of approach/desent an elliptical one, where the top of the target is missing. Bit like a 45yd tin chicken where the paddle has strikes on it lower than the actual faceplate hole due to the few millimetres it is set back from it and the pellets rapidly descending flight path.

What material is the target board if you can remember?

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It is a bit of soggy chip board, it was dry but had lived outside for a while, sprayed with primer to contrast the marker pen cross. the cross is about 2"x2". the board was about 2 foot square, I drew a big cross on it which divided it into 4 then put the smaller crosses in each of the 4 boxes. sighted in on the big cross then shot groups on the smaller ones.

I understand what you are saying Andy about the pellets may have rotated on impact due to the approach angle, I had not considered that before, I just presumed this distance was about the limit of the pellets stable flight distance. Maybe leaning the target backwards so it is at 90 degrees to the pellets approach angle would give a better idea of what is happening.
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Having the board at the right angle for the pellets approach flight at impact would be interesting.

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I have had a fascination with long range shooting but not done it competitively, here is a pic of a target I shot many years ago with a .22 BSA Ultra fitted with an Hawke 3-12x44 SR6, I was sat on a chair resting on the back of another chair. I couldn't shoot prone due to crops in the field. After a few sighting shots I did this 6 shot group. You can see some of the pellets have started to tumble. the pellets would have been 15.9gn AA fields. I would like to have another go with my .177.

What distance was this?
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What distance was this?
Clicking on the pic it is titled 100yds.

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