Re: Best all around FT gun you have ever shot ............
April 28 2011, 10:37 PM
AZ tuned Anschutz 2002 and A.Z. Steyer.
Piston is TX200 with factory stock and aftermarket kit.
Multi-shot is 22 cal BSA Super 10 with Stalker thumbhole stock and custom skinney reservoir. The barrel is incredible with CP pellets.
All 3 rifles are not pellet fussy.
Also have a AZ Daystate CR94 with CRX trigger installed. It has the preferred steel receiver. Really like it except I prefer thumb loaders.
Incredibly balanced in your hands, able to hold so steady, and I'm a wobbler. Refill once during a 48 shot match, pellets go where you point it. Only have to remember to close(and LATCH) the bolt, LOL. I got to shoot a whole match with it. Loved it, but not extremely wuiet, but that is manageable.
Agreed, Hector, but for a full on, tuned LG110FT...
April 30 2011, 2:36 AM
with an extra air cylinder, one could easily have a grand or more into one than the USFT, according to those I've talked to that have both. Base Prices : USFT-$2300 on the MAC-! website vs. $2700 fo tthe LG-110 FT on Pilllkguns. Way out of my league.
My favorite FT gun is 19fpe USFT # 57 carbine.. and second is
April 29 2011, 10:02 AM
USFT #44 11.5fpe carbine.. and my third choice usually is full size 19.6 fpe USFT #6. If I shot with straps.. then I would choose full size #6 first, but the carbine size works best for me with out straps.
The USFT is a rock solid platform you can depend on... and they should hold their value best over the long term as very few have been made... each one unique. They are accurate.. very accurate with the right pellets.. fully adjustable to fit any shooters style.. and drop dead beautiful:-)
What more could one ask of an investment you can play with?
Ashland Air Rifle Range
There are differences in Architecture you might want to consider.
And one of the main problems with most guns is that they will not shoot to the same POA when shot from the rest as opposed to when shot offhand or kneeling, for those that do shoot kneeling.
You know I am a staunch supporter of the Diana Type 54 as the best overall platform, bar none, when properly setup; but I do admit that it takes a certain degree of physical fitness to go through a 60 to 120 shots match with one of them.
Bench shooting is far from the practical realities of FT, and even these, in their turn, are far from the practical realities of the field. So small groups in a wind tunnel from a bench, really prove nothing in the real world. You need to test a gun in different positions, different inclinations, different wind conditions.
AND you also need to come up with a shooting system that will help you be consistent across most conditions encountered over a long match. Find a stock that can be supported at exactly the same spot whether shooting supported, or offhand. Find a barrel/pellet combination that will be stable and consistent in high wind conditions. Find a scope that will help you range within a degree of uncertainty that can still be accommodated by your reticule and your shooting rig.
So, having said that, if I were to answer your questions in order:
D-54 or 56 T/H is, IMHO, the best ALL AROUND gun.
Gun's Accuracy under real conditions is about 7/8" at 50 yards
SD over 100 shots is about 3½ fps.
Pellet compatibility is "fuzzy", it only likes ONE pellet, the JSB Exact .20" cal.
Number of good shots per fill: Infinite
Neighbourhood friendly.- No complaints here in New Canaan.
Quality.- quite good within its price range.
But, as I said, I am biased! LOL!
Hope to see you at Ray's this Sunday. Keep well, my friend!
I set up my ld/SS in 2000 with a Deben 10-50. It shoots CPH at 900 to 910 fps for 70 shots on a 1500 psi fill. It shoots the same off the bench as it does off my knee, offhand or kneeling and if I do my part it does shoot sub moa at 50 yards just like the test target ld sent me. Performance in the wind is outstanding. I have shot and won matches in temperatures up close to 100 degrees F. down to 25 degrees F. without any adjustment to may chart. I have not touched the power for 11 years and I have not changed the scope chart. When I ordered it I asked for more cant to the action, so it is way over compared to the USFT #4 I have. Mine and Wade's were made this way.
Amazing gun that pretty well negates any excuse I can come up with for missing a target. Hand made by ld is the icing on the cake.
I shot an HW-100 yesterday that was areal nail driver
April 30 2011, 10:04 PM
I hope my friend sends it of to AZ for some tuning work, it seems to me that most of these gun our very accurate and with some tuning their great, so I guess it is up to you the shooter some guns float your boat and other don,t, I would love to shoot a Styer HP just to see how great it is.
regard to just flat out accuracy .... my original AA S400 would put barracuda match pellet on top of each pellet hole out to 40yards and it was pretty quiet to. Shot my best match to date with that gun.
The Daystate MK3FTR is a little more well rounded though with 50 regulated shots with 16fps spread, quiet, great trigger, quality build and still serviceable today. The newer MK4's get even more shots per fill and can be aquired in a nice adjustable FT stock
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