I just calibrated my new sidwheel on one of my FT scopes at the local park!

I just calibrated my new sidwheel on one of my FT scopes at the local park!

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

May 7th, 2011, 11:09 pm #1

I've been down sick that last week with a URI. The last couple days I've been feeling a little better, and getting restless, so thought it might help if I could accomplish something airgun/FT related.

Not having a gun range in my area leaves me to driving 90 minutes one way to our club's MPR range. Even if tyhe schedule permitted, I wasn't quite up to 3 hours of driving for a day at the range so I thought of a way to work on my scope's yardage calibration at the local park.

I counter sunk some holes in a couple riser blocks and mounted them to a piece of walnut I've had sitting around. Then I mounted the scope to the risers and took it down to the local park. I propped the wood on my fill station and stretched out my tape for 75 yards and stuck some landscaping marker flags to range distances with.

I planned on the posibility of having to explain myself to someone, or even a local LEO but I figured, no gun.. no foul so it would be no big deal. Well it worked like a charm and if I ever do it again I may need bring some info cards or something with our club's website address on it. I ended up talking with a few folks whom were intrigued with my set-up and one of them sounded pretty interested in checking out our FT game for themselves.

Funny how things work out like that I didn't have my camera with me at the park but here' how I mounted my scope.





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Joined: August 14th, 2004, 2:44 am

May 7th, 2011, 11:36 pm #2

I have a Steyr that I need to get yardage markings on it's Eric Saunders sidewheel. The range is only a half hour for me, but it never seems to be available when I am. There's a long jogging trail that runs along the back of my house, I've long contemplated setting up out there with my gun, a folding table, range finder & my RC truck target. I would be perfectly legal, but also probably perfectly dead when the cops showed up.

You sir, are a genius.

BS
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Joined: April 9th, 2007, 2:06 am

May 7th, 2011, 11:47 pm #3

I've been down sick that last week with a URI. The last couple days I've been feeling a little better, and getting restless, so thought it might help if I could accomplish something airgun/FT related.

Not having a gun range in my area leaves me to driving 90 minutes one way to our club's MPR range. Even if tyhe schedule permitted, I wasn't quite up to 3 hours of driving for a day at the range so I thought of a way to work on my scope's yardage calibration at the local park.

I counter sunk some holes in a couple riser blocks and mounted them to a piece of walnut I've had sitting around. Then I mounted the scope to the risers and took it down to the local park. I propped the wood on my fill station and stretched out my tape for 75 yards and stuck some landscaping marker flags to range distances with.

I planned on the posibility of having to explain myself to someone, or even a local LEO but I figured, no gun.. no foul so it would be no big deal. Well it worked like a charm and if I ever do it again I may need bring some info cards or something with our club's website address on it. I ended up talking with a few folks whom were intrigued with my set-up and one of them sounded pretty interested in checking out our FT game for themselves.

Funny how things work out like that I didn't have my camera with me at the park but here' how I mounted my scope.





"It doesn't get done til someone does it"
I did something similar in my alleyway. I mounted the scope to a camera tripod. I used a one piece mount and duct tape not quite as stable or pretty as your set up but it worked. Stretched out some landscaping tape and grilling suers marked with 2in. tape. Its funny when you finally decide F-it Im not doing anything wrong with this set up, it just looks weird.

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

May 8th, 2011, 12:33 am #4

I've been down sick that last week with a URI. The last couple days I've been feeling a little better, and getting restless, so thought it might help if I could accomplish something airgun/FT related.

Not having a gun range in my area leaves me to driving 90 minutes one way to our club's MPR range. Even if tyhe schedule permitted, I wasn't quite up to 3 hours of driving for a day at the range so I thought of a way to work on my scope's yardage calibration at the local park.

I counter sunk some holes in a couple riser blocks and mounted them to a piece of walnut I've had sitting around. Then I mounted the scope to the risers and took it down to the local park. I propped the wood on my fill station and stretched out my tape for 75 yards and stuck some landscaping marker flags to range distances with.

I planned on the posibility of having to explain myself to someone, or even a local LEO but I figured, no gun.. no foul so it would be no big deal. Well it worked like a charm and if I ever do it again I may need bring some info cards or something with our club's website address on it. I ended up talking with a few folks whom were intrigued with my set-up and one of them sounded pretty interested in checking out our FT game for themselves.

Funny how things work out like that I didn't have my camera with me at the park but here' how I mounted my scope.





"It doesn't get done til someone does it"
at a park just down the block. I took the gun and a GAMO target - no ammo. So far as I know, there are no regulations against carrying an unconcealed weapon around, you just can't shoot it in town. BTW - no LEA's, but did have a nice conversation with a fellow who lived just across the street from the park.
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Joined: November 15th, 2007, 4:52 am

May 8th, 2011, 1:00 am #5

I did something similar in my alleyway. I mounted the scope to a camera tripod. I used a one piece mount and duct tape not quite as stable or pretty as your set up but it worked. Stretched out some landscaping tape and grilling suers marked with 2in. tape. Its funny when you finally decide F-it Im not doing anything wrong with this set up, it just looks weird.

Brent s
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Joined: November 15th, 2007, 4:52 am

May 8th, 2011, 1:31 am #6

I have a Steyr that I need to get yardage markings on it's Eric Saunders sidewheel. The range is only a half hour for me, but it never seems to be available when I am. There's a long jogging trail that runs along the back of my house, I've long contemplated setting up out there with my gun, a folding table, range finder & my RC truck target. I would be perfectly legal, but also probably perfectly dead when the cops showed up.

You sir, are a genius.

BS
You were sniping joggers! Lol

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Joined: March 8th, 2009, 4:24 pm

May 8th, 2011, 2:20 am #7

I've been down sick that last week with a URI. The last couple days I've been feeling a little better, and getting restless, so thought it might help if I could accomplish something airgun/FT related.

Not having a gun range in my area leaves me to driving 90 minutes one way to our club's MPR range. Even if tyhe schedule permitted, I wasn't quite up to 3 hours of driving for a day at the range so I thought of a way to work on my scope's yardage calibration at the local park.

I counter sunk some holes in a couple riser blocks and mounted them to a piece of walnut I've had sitting around. Then I mounted the scope to the risers and took it down to the local park. I propped the wood on my fill station and stretched out my tape for 75 yards and stuck some landscaping marker flags to range distances with.

I planned on the posibility of having to explain myself to someone, or even a local LEO but I figured, no gun.. no foul so it would be no big deal. Well it worked like a charm and if I ever do it again I may need bring some info cards or something with our club's website address on it. I ended up talking with a few folks whom were intrigued with my set-up and one of them sounded pretty interested in checking out our FT game for themselves.

Funny how things work out like that I didn't have my camera with me at the park but here' how I mounted my scope.





"It doesn't get done til someone does it"
in a high school parking lot on sunday when no one was around. i have a set of soccer cones with the distance marked on them and set them out out at 5 yard increments. mounted the scope on a rail attached to a board and mounted on a trypod. found it was better if i set the scope on a caldwell bag turned on its side so sidewheel was up.
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Joined: October 9th, 2005, 2:33 pm

May 8th, 2011, 3:04 pm #8

I've been down sick that last week with a URI. The last couple days I've been feeling a little better, and getting restless, so thought it might help if I could accomplish something airgun/FT related.

Not having a gun range in my area leaves me to driving 90 minutes one way to our club's MPR range. Even if tyhe schedule permitted, I wasn't quite up to 3 hours of driving for a day at the range so I thought of a way to work on my scope's yardage calibration at the local park.

I counter sunk some holes in a couple riser blocks and mounted them to a piece of walnut I've had sitting around. Then I mounted the scope to the risers and took it down to the local park. I propped the wood on my fill station and stretched out my tape for 75 yards and stuck some landscaping marker flags to range distances with.

I planned on the posibility of having to explain myself to someone, or even a local LEO but I figured, no gun.. no foul so it would be no big deal. Well it worked like a charm and if I ever do it again I may need bring some info cards or something with our club's website address on it. I ended up talking with a few folks whom were intrigued with my set-up and one of them sounded pretty interested in checking out our FT game for themselves.

Funny how things work out like that I didn't have my camera with me at the park but here' how I mounted my scope.





"It doesn't get done til someone does it"
It is what it is, because it is!!!
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Joined: November 15th, 2007, 4:52 am

May 8th, 2011, 7:16 pm #9

For the new sidewheel so it should remain constant regardless. Its just a matter of the optics parallaxing. Should I use chairgun. Then I'll need the exact height from the bores center to have an accurate trajectory plotting.

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Joined: June 5th, 2009, 4:21 pm

May 9th, 2011, 1:07 am #10

I've been down sick that last week with a URI. The last couple days I've been feeling a little better, and getting restless, so thought it might help if I could accomplish something airgun/FT related.

Not having a gun range in my area leaves me to driving 90 minutes one way to our club's MPR range. Even if tyhe schedule permitted, I wasn't quite up to 3 hours of driving for a day at the range so I thought of a way to work on my scope's yardage calibration at the local park.

I counter sunk some holes in a couple riser blocks and mounted them to a piece of walnut I've had sitting around. Then I mounted the scope to the risers and took it down to the local park. I propped the wood on my fill station and stretched out my tape for 75 yards and stuck some landscaping marker flags to range distances with.

I planned on the posibility of having to explain myself to someone, or even a local LEO but I figured, no gun.. no foul so it would be no big deal. Well it worked like a charm and if I ever do it again I may need bring some info cards or something with our club's website address on it. I ended up talking with a few folks whom were intrigued with my set-up and one of them sounded pretty interested in checking out our FT game for themselves.

Funny how things work out like that I didn't have my camera with me at the park but here' how I mounted my scope.





"It doesn't get done til someone does it"
the post office roof, or mcdonalds, on a slow news day.

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