Author Topic: Cleaning and ammo  (Read 1593 times)

caniborrowsomeammo

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Re: Cleaning and ammo
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2018, 10:12:28 AM »
More weight= more energy downrange? Might be worth it to pick up a tin of JSB Beasts @ 16.2 to see if your gun shoots them accurately.
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Re: Cleaning and ammo
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2018, 12:53:24 PM »
Not to belittle a small point, but pellets are called diabolo, which means wasp-waisted. Diablo means devil in Spanish.
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Re: Cleaning and ammo
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2018, 06:43:57 AM »
Regarding finding the optimal weight range for a particular springer, let the power plant tell you what it likes.  What you do is chronograph several pellets that span a range of weights.  In .177, that may be 7gr up to 10.5gr (perhaps higher for a monster springer).  What you'll typically find is that very light and very heavy pellets produce less FPE than those in the middle.  And what people often find is that their magic pellet is one that is at or very near the max FPE.  It is also an indication of where the power plant is working most efficiently, and less prone to piston bounce, vibration, and such that may reduce spring life.  My advice is not to agonize about that aspect too much.  Shoot what your rifle groups the best.  The spring may last 10 days or 10 years, you never know.
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Re: Cleaning and ammo
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2018, 08:48:58 PM »
I like all that I read here and it makes sense so I wil follow advice. My main concern is harming my gun cause I enjoy shooting it and how it  shoots. Knowledge obtainted from you all is time saved. I'll let you know the results  and thank you.
Reminds me of the riflmans creed in the Corps. This is my rifle, there are many like it but this one  is mine  !   ;)
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