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Old 03-16-2014, 7:54 PM
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Hi All,


Thought it would be a good idea to start a thread where we can post results from casual backyard plinking. It would give a newbies good idea of how accurate air rifles can be and also provide some friendly competition.


I'll start by posting my results from today's twilight session.


Gun: Daisy Powerline 880


Scope or Iron Sights: Simmons 8-Point 3x9x40 set to 4x.


Pellets: Beeman Wadcutter 7.7 gr


Standing or Bench-rest: Bench rest on a table and a shooting bag.


Distance: 45 feet (measured)


Number of Pumps/Shot: 4 (just enough to avoid going through the other side of the box)


Target: NRA 5 Meter target taped on a box filled with packing materials


I shot three five-shot groups. I apologize for not holding up a coin to each target for reference, but I did do it in the first picture with a nickle and a quarter on an unused target.


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Old 03-23-2014, 12:46 PM
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Anybody else doing any target practice lately?


Here is mine for today. Been trying the artillery hold while standing this week.


Gun: Daisy Powerline 880


Scope or Iron Sights: Simmons 8-Point 3x9x40. Set at 4x for the first group (image #1). 5x for the rest.


Pellets: Beeman Wadcutter 7.7 gr


Standing or Bench-rest: Bench rest on a table and a shooting bag.


Distance: 45 feet (measured)


Number of Pumps/Shot: 4 for the first group (image #1). 5 pumps for the rest.


Target: NRA 5 Meter target taped on a box filled with packing materials


I shot four five-shot groups.


The first group was shot at 4x with 4 pumps (image #1). It was shooting a bit low so I increased the magnification to 5x and increased the pumps to 5. There was a slight breeze today.


The second group was much better, except for the one flyer to the right (image #2).


After taking two shots for group number three, I decided to try the artillery hold. The original two shots landed to the left while the last three artillery-hold shots landed to the right (image #3).


The artillery-hold shots resulted in a much tighter group so I tried one more group on the same target. Not sure why the POI changed, but all five shots landed in a pretty tight group on the top right (image #4).


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Old 04-05-2014, 7:28 PM
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C'mon guys post something! I can't be the only one shooting.


Gun: Daisy Model 131


Scope or Iron Sights: Iron sights


Pellets: Beeman Wadcutter 7.7 gr


Standing or Bench-rest: Seated using the artillery hold. No bench rest.


Distance: 21 feet (measured)


Target: NRA 5 Meter target taped on a box filled with packing materials


I shot three five-shot groups.


I usually don't do iron sights because of my eye sight but decided it was time to start practicing. Also, this rifle is a break barrel, and I usually shoot pumps.


After spending some time adjusting the sights, I shot my three groups. If it wasn't for that flyer, the first group would have been my best one.


Now that the sights have been zeroed in, I think I will try three-shot groups next time. I am thinking I may have been fatigued from holding the rifle for so long since I usually shoot from a bench rest.


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Old 04-06-2014, 6:57 PM
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Good idea for a thread. On Friday I was sighting in a new scope - Bushnell Banner 4-12x40 with AO on my Gamo Silent Stalker. I took off the 3-9 scope that came with the rifle and had put on a Barska Point Black 3-12x40 - it only lasted about 60 pellets before it cratered. I had previously had one on an AR for about a 1,000 rounds and it had performed well. The Bushnell was very easy to sight in, very clear and should last a long time. I shoot in my back yard at 20 yards and have some swinging targets at 30 yards.
I've attached a picture of the target, started low and to the right and moved into the 10 ring after adjustments. Then hit 7 in a row inside the 10 ring at 20 yards. I was pretty happy with that. Then I hit the 2 larger swinging targets on the first try and the small one on the second. I have found that Crossman Super Match .177 caliber, 7.9 grains shoot the best. See attached pictures. I'm going to shoot again tomorrow and we'll see if everything holds true.

4-7-14 - Shot approx. 45 total pellets today. First picture shows that scope was still pretty much right on. Second picture had a few outside the black on 2 of the smaller targets. This reminds me that I have to do everything the same and not rush. Happy with the new scope and would recommend it.
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Old 04-07-2014, 3:17 PM
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Nice! Ive always wanted to try one of the Gamos. They all seem to have good reviews but never did buy one because I thought they would be overkill for my backyard. I've been eyeballing the swinging targets for a while but never did buy any. Seems like your are holding up well so maybe its time to invest. Punching paper does getting boring very quickly.
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Old 04-07-2014, 6:41 PM
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I think the swinging targets are made for .22's. The pellets make them move and you can see and hear the hits, but they don't swing them over. It is a good change of pace.
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I think the swinging targets are made for .22's. The pellets make them move and you can see and hear the hits, but they don't swing them over. It is a good change of pace.
No risk of ricochets with pellets?
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Not really. Glasses are never a terrible idea, though.
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No risk of ricochets with pellets?
I don't think so. I'm far away enough from my neighbors that I don't worry about it, but I don't shoot when anybody else is around. I'm retired, so I usually shoot during the week - late morning or early afternoon.
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Not really. Glasses are never a terrible idea, though.
Agreed. I use these from Harbor Freight: Impact Resistant Safety Glasses. Feel pretty safe in them, especially when BBs are involved.




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I don't think so. I'm far away enough from my neighbors that I don't worry about it, but I don't shoot when anybody else is around. I'm retired, so I usually shoot during the week - late morning or early afternoon.
Good to know. I think I'll pick one up from Amazon soon.

Thanks guys!





Did some more target practice yesterday, still working on using iron sights.


Gun: Daisy Powerline Model 35


Scope or Iron Sights: Iron sights.


Pellets: Beeman Wadcutter 7.7 gr


Standing or Bench-rest: Bench rest on a table and a shooting bag for two groups; sitting down while shooting for one group.


Distance: 21 feet (measured)


Number of Pumps/Shot: 5 for the first group. 6 for the last two.


Target: NRA 5 Meter target taped on a box filled with packing materials.


This little gun reminds me alot of the Marlin 795. Very light, basic and accurate out of the box.


The first group was to adjust the iron sights. The gun shoots a little to the left and the windage adjustment tab is a little crude, held in place with one screw. The second group was a three-shot group, shot off a bench rest. The last group was a five-shot group, shot while sitting down.


There was some wind, so I used 5 pumps for the first group, and 6 pumps for the last two.


I clearly need to practice shooting while holding the rifle more often.


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heres my backyard plinking. i need to get some paper up for accuracy. but i like hearing the ring...even if its just a little ting. im using an old 760 pumpmaster
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I shoot my Marskman 45 Break Action .177 (Iron Sight) at my shop when bored or when the presses are running (also bored)

From my press which I rest the rifle on is measured 80 FT. using Gamo .49g Hunter Pellets.

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heres my backyard plinking. i need to get some paper up for accuracy. but i like hearing the ring...even if its just a little ting. im using an old 760 pumpmaster
That "ting" does sound more satisfying than the loud smack of a pellet hitting cardboard. Swinging targets are definitely on the list for me.




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I shoot my Marskman 45 Break Action .177 (Iron Sight) at my shop when bored or when the presses are running (also bored)

From my press which I rest the rifle on is measured 80 FT. using Gamo .49g Hunter Pellets.

That's some good shooting! I've never tried that far and I doubt I could do it with iron sights. I looked up the specs on that rifle. Sounds like its got some serious power.
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I go through 1000s of BBs in the back yard with the Co2 Pistols by HK.
It's cheaper than 22LR and is almost as much fun.
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I shoot my Marskman 45 Break Action .177 (Iron Sight) at my shop when bored or when the presses are running (also bored)

From my press which I rest the rifle on is measured 80 FT. using Gamo .49g Hunter Pellets.

Which were you shootin' at, the Quarter or the Dime?
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Here's a 50 yard group using my scoped HW77K in 22
Using H&N FFTs
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Here's a 50 yard group using my scoped HW77K in 22
Using H&N FFTs
Wow, very nice for 50 yards! I did some reading up on the rifle and it looks sweet with some power.



I did some plinking on Monday night with the Daisy 880 while re-zeroing a new scope.


The first group below was the first 3-shot group before making any adjustments. The first shot was standing, and the next two were sitting down. It was smaller than a dime.


The second group was after adjusting the scope, but it seems like I just got too tired lol! It was about quarter-sized.


Artillery hold was used for all shots.


Gun: Daisy Powerline 880


Scope or Iron Sights: Generic 4x32 scope.


Pellets: Beeman Wadcutter 7.7 gr


Standing or Bench-rest: 1st shot standing. The rest were all sitting down.


Distance: 24 feet (approximate)


Number of Pumps/Shot: 6


Target: Airgun Smith printable target taped on a box filled with packing materials.


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Here's my Winchester break barrel .177 shots with Crossman pellets, 3-9x 32mm Winchester scope set to 3, standing off hand @ 25 yards - not too bad considering how much coffee I had this morning




...need to work on tighter groups, but it was still fun to "air" her out


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Very nice! I need to start doing more off-hand. What model is the rifle?
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Not really. Glasses are never a terrible idea, though.
Many years ago while backyard plinking a ricochet from my old Sheridan pump air rifle hit me square in the forehead. Broke skin, drew blood and felt like getting hit with a hammer.

I agree with the safety glasses.
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Model 1000, w/TRUGLO fiber optic sights as well as a 3-9x 32mm Winchester scope. Muzzle velocity is (was advertised at) as high as 1000 fps.
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5 yards. Gamo BigCat 1250. 14grain RWS Super Point.

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I'm pretty sure BB/pellet plinking is illegal in my backyard(Silly Con Valley suburbs).

Wouldn't be surprised if air-soft, archery and slingshots also illegal.

I'm surprised tennis balls are still legal around here.
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5 yards. Gamo BigCat 1250. 14grain RWS Super Point.
Worst grouping ever. J/k Nice kill.
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Ok I'll play.

Hatsan 125 "Sniper" with 3-9x Nikko Sterling AO Scope

Measured 37 Feet

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Hatsan 125 "Sniper" with 3-9x Nikko Sterling AO Scope

Measured 37 Feet

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Shot sitting from rest

Nice grouping! I read up a little on that rifle. I'm assuming you've got the .22? Are you using the provided bipod for the bench rest?
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Hey LT1,

Its a nice rifle thanks. Yes it is the .22 and no that bipod is a junk display stand only. Actually I wouldn't trust it for that either. The rifle is very quiet and powerful, I really like the package but the 95 I have is a lot more compact.

I bought these direct from Hatsan as "Refurbs" and got 2 winners. Deep discounts if you don't want the crappy scope normally included in the Combo package. It and the Bipod are not included but I got 2 like new rifles. I think they may be better than new because any issue has been corrected. YMMV .
$112 shipped for the 95 and $216. Shipped for the 125.

Link is on Rick Eutslers site if anybody wants to try em.

These like a really loose hold and grip, but the trigger let's you shoot them good like this.

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I didn't mean to add a Mini-review!

However, since I added the above...
Forgot to add this is the Hatsan 125 with "Vortex" gas ram and it is smooth shooting. Doesn't twist and twang like my 95 Springer. And the Nikko seems good for the $40. price tag at BudsGunShop..
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Lol no worries! I personally enjoy the mini-reviews and back stories. Thanks to you, now I know I can pick up some good refurbs.
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