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Old 18th September 2016, 12:31 AM
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Shooting .22 will make you work a little harder on your range-finding. But it does have the added bonus of a giant splat on the plate letting you know where you went wrong.

Personally I have medium one-piece mounts and I'm zero'ed to 15-20yards, every half dot is a further five yards. For the short ones just put the crosshairs at the top of the kill and the pellet will rise up into the kill.

Works great for UKAHFT rules courses, but sometimes a little tricky with extreme shoots: "Let me see now, I'm guessing 65yards is four and a half dots"

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Old 19th September 2016, 05:05 PM
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Thanks for all the replies lads.
I'm still struggling to find a pellet the HW100 actually likes. So far H&N ftt are the best of a pretty disappointing selection allthough I'm going to start testing with slightly smaller pellets in the future as I've been led to believe the wheirauch barrels actually have an internal diameter of 5.51.

I'd been a bit dismissive of the high mounts but I think I should have an experiment. I suppose chairguns allways an option for comparisons at the very least.
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That there shooty-person Tench knows what he's on about, he's won Worlds .177, yawn, then picked up a .22 in order to win Worlds with that, and with scores like 58 he probably will, the big show-off!! Seriously as weird as it seems....unless you're a difficult fecker like me determined to go your own way come what may, just like a .22 shooter ! !! H+N 5.53s...give them time to settle in....Zero 30 yrds gives you 1.5 dots at 45yrds, with standard medium mounts, however if she likes JSB express then they are the daddys...apparently!
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Old 20th September 2016, 08:17 AM
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Is that for real, surely even Simon couldn't make that setup work?
LoL, yes it is for real, I have tried all sorts of scope heights and the setup in that picture is the best yet! I did miss a close one with it though! but the trade off is worth it! There is no right or wrong, mount height is quite personal, you choose your height to close the aimpoints up at the ranges you struggle with most and have them wide apart where you can range well.

Tom, Many a true word spoke in jest, this made me laugh! " you've paid for all those mil-dots on your scope so why not use them" I am 5 dots below the peak of trajectory at 8 yards!!

I am going to make one more small change to the mounts then I am done! Got a few other tweaks to do on the action/stock package too but it is getting very close to being the best I can get it.
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Old 20th September 2016, 08:26 AM
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Thanks for all the replies lads.
I'm still struggling to find a pellet the HW100 actually likes. So far H&N ftt are the best of a pretty disappointing selection allthough I'm going to start testing with slightly smaller pellets in the future as I've been led to believe the wheirauch barrels actually have an internal diameter of 5.51.

I'd been a bit dismissive of the high mounts but I think I should have an experiment. I suppose chairguns allways an option for comparisons at the very least.
Peter, the HW100 .22 barrel is quite unique in that it only has 6 rifling grooves/lands, this can allow soft light pellets that accelerate faster to skip the rifling. They do seem to be best with harder pellets with the H+N FTT often being the best. Jsb 13.4/14.3are always worth a try but some HW100's often the carbines don't like them. The 14.3gn Crossman Premier pellets might be worth a go?
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Hey Tench, I bet some of my scores make you laugh as welll mate!!

Peter...there you go mate, H+N FTT in 5.53, ( which are also pushed by HW as their own Weihrauch F&T special pellets by the way) Most of all enjoy it!
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