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Well, Michael, what you saved isn't but about 350 pellets or so. Fact is, I know a guy who bought a used car instead of a new one, because he needed a new HP compressor! When you get that much dedication, I'll change me tune.

You're correct about the Labradar. A .30 caliber pellet is good to about 75 yards, perhaps further if the wind quiet and the moisture is low.

Unlike other, airgun-related forum sites, this one has very few rules. Using the term “silencer”, for example, will not get you banned, nor will using mild expletives, unless they’re excessive. However, this is a family-oriented site, thus the Carlin rule applies, and will be enforced!

All of us express our tempers from time to time, but that fact isn’t permission to chastise, belittle, or disparage other members and/or other airgun forums and/or unprovable complaints against suppliers within this forum. In other words, if in doubt, leave it out.

Alan Applegate

Welcome aboard.

Having multiple mistresses is a balancing act very few men can handle. When they can, the rest of us are all envious, because we're in the former position! Good luck on your situation!

Bob, do you remember those old Sierra thin-skinned varmint bullets made for a .22 Hornet or .218 Bee? They used to unglue at about 2,500 FPS, and I suspect the airlift pellets will too. So let us know what happens, and take photos if you can. Thanks.

On a PC or Mac, resizing photos is a very simple task. How simple on a PC depends on the Winders version. On a Mac, you can use any version of Preview released in the last 10 years or so.

By the way, GIFs, JPGs, and PNGs all work. The latter (PNGs) tend to be smaller than their counterparts.

Welcome aboard, but you're in trouble! By hanging around here, it won't take you long to get into PCPs. Let's all hope your pocket book will sustain the losses (I speak from experience).

That is the exact point, Bob. If you win, and you could, it would be your choice. We shall see!

The ending date has been a bit iffy, and here's why:

Originally, the in stock date was to be March 31. As you can see now, it is stretched out until the end of May. And, based on the folks a Pyramyd, it may not make it then! Steveoh and I have talked about the best way to handle the situation, and haven't come to a conclusion. However, since you ask, and the fact I'm the guy paying for this "give-air-way", the contest will end on April 15th, better known as tax day. At that time, whomever wins, will have a choice, either to wait for the .22 Fortitude, or choose a .22 Marauder, albeit the latter costs more money. I'd even entertain a different brand of about the same cost as the Fortitude, but understand the magazines wouldn't be included.

I trust this is a fair workaround to the delay issue. And thanks to Squirrel Hunter for bringing up the issue and getting me off the fence. Oh, and releasing Steveoh from further consternation! (He has enough to worry about now!)

Group consistency is highly reliant on the way a weapon is held.

Years ago, I was fairly good friends with Tom Brown, who used to do the ballistic and pressure testing for Hodgdons. From him, I learned that group size sometimes enlarged when shot from a machine rest which seems counterintuitive. And from my own experience of recent, my WAR Cobra shoots higher groups when supported by my bean bag rest, compared to using the bipod and rear rest—a reasonable and intuitive conclusion.

In your case, I suspect with more range time, you'll find a rest scenario when will maintain good groups. Of course, tuning is also as issue, just like it is for powder burners. And by the way, no matter how it was held, ≈3/4 inch groups at 130 yards is nothing to sneeze at!!

Long Range Shooting with Airguns / Re: Texan 308 world recored
« on: March 16, 2018, 10:50:36 AM »
I've been watching this post for awhile, but I'm not too amazed Dave hasn't come back to support himself. However, in his defense...

In the mid 90s, I had a tight-necked, 22-250 AI built by Rose's Gun Shop in Denver. It has a 31 inch, 1:12, Shielan barrel, and a weighted McMillan stock for a total of 28 pounds—obviously a bench gun! It easily shot in the low ones using Nosler 55 grain ballistic tips.

In 1998, Northwest of Yuma Colorado, I shot a prairie dog with this gun at a laser-measured 1,710 yards! But... It took eleven shots to do the job, and even then I considered myself lucky! One of the five guys I was with, was post about 250 yards to the east and north of my position. He acted as an artillery spotter of sorts. After missing so many times, I literally twisted the elevation knob an unknown number of clicks. The ensuing round hit just to the prairie dog's right about 10 feet. From his spotting position, my friend Bill told me (via FRS radio) that the distance was correct. The last attempt hit the prairie dog dead center. Personally, as I said, I was just plain lucky. It is sort of like shooting suppressive fire from an M1A1 .50 Browning—while you're wasting ammo, you're nonetheless hoping you'll hit some of the enemy down range.

As a result, I'm just not impressed about shooting airguns at extended yardage, whether we're shooing metal plates or water jugs. It is, after all, a hint an miss scenario which proves very little.

Airgun Hunting / Re: We WON!
« on: March 14, 2018, 08:30:55 AM »
Wonderful! No small feat to say the least.

So folks are honest in their reporting, and others are blunt! But I for one can't argue, as Joe id dead on! I shudder everything I add up what I've spent these last few years. I don't think I'm going to do the numbers again, as I would REALLY be depressed!

Thanks for the truth, Joe!

General Airgun Forum Discussion / Re: Baseball caps with logo
« on: March 12, 2018, 03:48:41 AM »
I'm still in the think mode. Perhaps I should say money mode.

Once the give-air-away is over, I'll think about funding the hats.

General Airgun Forum Discussion / Re: Steelhead Airgun Shoot
« on: March 12, 2018, 03:44:28 AM »
Joe, let me know which shoots you're going to attend, as I wouldn't want our faces to scare one another!

But seriously, I think there needs to be one close to the Colorado/New Mexico border. What say?

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