Before and after

Before and after

Joined: May 1st, 2008, 3:43 pm

April 6th, 2009, 9:51 pm #1

I've been waiting for a nice day to complete this 'before and after' set. Finally had one today.

Here we are 'before' - I got the gun just a few months ago and haven't shot it outdoors until today. I did one 88 gram AS and then got the 9 oz PB tank - notice all the ugly labels.
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Now, with a little help from my wife, the 'after' shot. Notice the nice little 'jacket' for the PB tank - I think it dresses up nicely. Also exchanged the stock 4x Walther scope for a 4-16x CenterPoint mil-dot. I hope to be shooting the 850 in a couple of FT matches this summer. A couple of 'friends' dropped by.
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BTW - I also did a chrony string this afternoon - temp was in the 50's:
661.7
665.8
666.3
671.2
678.4
670.9
674.5
681.3
Will be interesting to watch as the weather warms up.
Last edited by raydj on April 6th, 2009, 9:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: February 11th, 2007, 10:27 pm

April 7th, 2009, 12:33 am #2

Now that looks great. Don makes little spacers that fit into the dovetail
groove in the barrel, they keep the tank away from the barrel.
Send me your address and I'll send you a "prototype" that Don gave me.
Roald.
 

The 850 Store
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Joined: May 1st, 2008, 3:43 pm

April 7th, 2009, 2:34 am #3

Sure - mailing address is:

ray carter
4972 rose st
chubbuck, ID 83202

Thanks a lot Roald. I certainly appreciate it.
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Joined: May 25th, 2008, 4:38 am

April 8th, 2009, 1:30 pm #4

I've been waiting for a nice day to complete this 'before and after' set. Finally had one today.

Here we are 'before' - I got the gun just a few months ago and haven't shot it outdoors until today. I did one 88 gram AS and then got the 9 oz PB tank - notice all the ugly labels.
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Now, with a little help from my wife, the 'after' shot. Notice the nice little 'jacket' for the PB tank - I think it dresses up nicely. Also exchanged the stock 4x Walther scope for a 4-16x CenterPoint mil-dot. I hope to be shooting the 850 in a couple of FT matches this summer. A couple of 'friends' dropped by.
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BTW - I also did a chrony string this afternoon - temp was in the 50's:
661.7
665.8
666.3
671.2
678.4
670.9
674.5
681.3
Will be interesting to watch as the weather warms up.
Mine is a womens ankle sock...lol....

Set up for HFT match April 18/19..

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Joined: May 1st, 2008, 3:43 pm

April 8th, 2009, 3:37 pm #5

Cool. I've only had mine outside once so far (on Monday). Waiting for the weather to warm a bit. I do plan to shoot FT with it once or twice this summer (my main FT gun is an RWS 52). Currently, I have a Centerpoint 4-16x scope and I'm exploring the possibility of using mildot calculations to enhance range finding. The bases of our FT targets are 7", so I computed how many dots that would span at long distances. I checked that out in the park last week and find that the numbers I got are not quite what I had calculated, but very consistant. So, back to the computer - back compute an effective power ratio and run some new numbers. Will be interesting to see how that works out.
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Joined: May 25th, 2008, 4:38 am

April 8th, 2009, 4:37 pm #6

I tried that hunting before I got my rangefinder...mil dot ranging takes some time...and,as you say,you must know target height/or width.I even made up some "mildot" charts...but I've decided to use the "parallexing" method instead,and have practiced it....so far in practice it has worked good...wind data is the tough hurdle for me...that has taken some time to chart/practice..

Linkhttp://www.gatewaytoairguns.com/library ... 0Setup.htm

I calibrated my scope at known taget distances using info in link,then taped my objective at various ranges...surprisingly,the factory marks were accurate on my CenterPoint 4-16x40 AO Mil Dot scope.....all I had to do was add some "inbetween" yardage marks on the tape..I will use mil dots for holdover/under based on target data I've put together...

I know that hardly anyone uses CO2 rifles in these matches(FT/HFT),but temps here are 70-90 now,and my 850 will shoot very consistantly with very little poi shift...
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Joined: December 18th, 2008, 11:59 pm

April 8th, 2009, 11:37 pm #7

Rich your tank sock sounded like a pickup line. Good luck next week at the shoot. Knock'em dead.
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Joined: May 25th, 2008, 4:38 am

April 9th, 2009, 12:35 am #8

So been workin on that part....I'll give it my "best shot"....lol
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Joined: February 11th, 2007, 10:27 pm

April 10th, 2009, 2:36 am #9

Well we'll be routing for you man.... report back ASAP after okay?

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Joined: May 25th, 2008, 4:38 am

April 10th, 2009, 4:01 am #10

Wss out practicing today getting wind data....was shooting in 5 mph crosswinds at 50 yards...

Got just 8 days left to prepare....
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