does anyone successfully shoot at more than 12 fpe

does anyone successfully shoot at more than 12 fpe

Joined: March 15th, 2009, 10:27 pm

March 28th, 2012, 12:39 am #1

with a spring piston air rifle in piston class? It seems that most TX 200 and HW 97 are tuned to around 11-13 fpe. I assume that is so the rifle is easier to keep on target as the shot is released? It seems that FPE of 18,19,20 would give you a much flatter trajectory and be less problematic, but maybe I don't understand what I am seeing at most of the matches I have attended?
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Joined: December 25th, 2009, 8:47 pm

March 28th, 2012, 1:02 am #2

.22 with no tune. Not shure of the fpe, but it kicked harder than any rimfire I have ever shot,
and some centerfires. Couldn't imagine trying to keep that beast on target.

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Mark Gravelle
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Joined: November 15th, 2007, 4:52 am

March 28th, 2012, 1:18 am #3

with a spring piston air rifle in piston class? It seems that most TX 200 and HW 97 are tuned to around 11-13 fpe. I assume that is so the rifle is easier to keep on target as the shot is released? It seems that FPE of 18,19,20 would give you a much flatter trajectory and be less problematic, but maybe I don't understand what I am seeing at most of the matches I have attended?
Learn to shoot a spring piston gun well at those fpe levels. My R9 shoots at 14.25fpe and I can do pretty well with even thought I'm not an accomplished Springer shooter.

It just depends on the tune and the gun. 18-20fpe is pretty harsh on a springer though.

Lonnie Smith
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http://www.diablofieldtarget.org/home.html

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Joined: December 23rd, 2007, 5:14 pm

March 28th, 2012, 1:53 am #4

with a spring piston air rifle in piston class? It seems that most TX 200 and HW 97 are tuned to around 11-13 fpe. I assume that is so the rifle is easier to keep on target as the shot is released? It seems that FPE of 18,19,20 would give you a much flatter trajectory and be less problematic, but maybe I don't understand what I am seeing at most of the matches I have attended?
My research into many top piston shooters indicated a preference for 12ftpds being best...After testing 2 TX200s and 2 HW97ks with higher power tunes 13.3-13.85ftpds I found no problem doing as well as 12ftpds...The hard part is getting a smooth tune as you up the power...c
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Joined: March 8th, 2009, 4:24 pm

March 28th, 2012, 7:01 am #5

does not seem to matter from 12-13.8. The gun can be pretty smooth. Frankly i have never shot in competition beyond that 13.8. I shot the last match that way and did win by a good margin. I did take it back down to 12.6 and will shoot the next match at that level. This is with my Pro Sport.
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Joined: October 6th, 2008, 2:03 pm

March 28th, 2012, 12:53 pm #6

with a spring piston air rifle in piston class? It seems that most TX 200 and HW 97 are tuned to around 11-13 fpe. I assume that is so the rifle is easier to keep on target as the shot is released? It seems that FPE of 18,19,20 would give you a much flatter trajectory and be less problematic, but maybe I don't understand what I am seeing at most of the matches I have attended?
He probably doesn't want to blow his own horn, but up until this year Hector Medina's been competing with a custom Diana 54 and winning some big titles. And remember Paul Bishop took the national piston championship last year with a custom, ~15 ft./lb. HW98. High power Wiscombes have won top honors too. The rifle platform here is key, though - I don't think many top shooters shoot more conventional springers above a certain max level as you state. As many top tuners will tell you, the two models you mention were specifically built for lower power around or below 12 ft./lbs.

Matt
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Joined: September 28th, 2000, 12:50 am

March 28th, 2012, 2:03 pm #7

on ALL counts! LOL!

Good to see you around here!

I've been heart-torn because we cannot go to the Haverhill shoots this year, as they coincide with other shoots.

Will you be going to the 2012 NERFTC at Crosman's?

Hope to see you soon, my friend!




Un Abrazo!




H�ctor
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Joined: March 15th, 2009, 10:27 pm

March 28th, 2012, 8:32 pm #8

I have been loosely following your exploits with your 54 in FT. I am getting interested in maybe going this route. I have some questions.
#1. Your success with your rifle, besides your inate skill, was due to tuning your 54 with a Hector o-ring piston and a stock kit (that I assume you helped develop) from Vortek right? What piston seal did you use?
#2. Did your rifle shoot at 19.5 ft lbs? what pellet wt?
#3. You had your scope ( a vortex i think? )mounted on what mounts? I am having a tough time with mounting my scope on my 54.

Thanks for any insight you might be willing to give. I will go through and study the threads you have already published. Thanks again.

Andre
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Joined: April 30th, 2001, 4:35 pm

March 28th, 2012, 11:21 pm #9

with a spring piston air rifle in piston class? It seems that most TX 200 and HW 97 are tuned to around 11-13 fpe. I assume that is so the rifle is easier to keep on target as the shot is released? It seems that FPE of 18,19,20 would give you a much flatter trajectory and be less problematic, but maybe I don't understand what I am seeing at most of the matches I have attended?
Don't remember the ft. lbs., but with JSB Exacts 8.44 gr. my guns are very good up to around 875 fps. The best seems to be between 850 and 870 as far as wind bucking goes and when the wind is down, anything between 780 fps and the mid 800's works fine.
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Joined: September 28th, 2000, 12:50 am

March 29th, 2012, 1:51 pm #10

Or at least that is what the definitions say.







Un Abrazo!




H�ctor
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