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My FWB 124D part 4- shooting sessioin

October 9 2017 at 8:44 PM

Randy Stratman  (Login randy_68)
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Finally had time to sit down and shoot the 124 and get it sighted in. I put a couple hundred shots through it just plinking over the last few weeks so now it was time to shoot some groups. When I first shot it it was shooting 765 with the 8.4 JSB then it climbed to 785 and now it seems to have settled at about 810. I'm very happy with that.

The group's were shot at 30 yards from a bench with the fore end resting loosely in my hand on a bag. Rear stock against my shoulder with no support. They're not the best group's but not bad and I'm happy with the results. Just have to remember how to hold the fore end each shot for consistency. I also broke out the RWS 52 and shot a few group's to see how it compared. The 52 spits out the Crosman 7.9 at 925 with the vortek kit installed. This is a T01 version and the trigger is also a little lighter and crisper than the 124 but the 124 trigger isn't too bad, especially since I added a homemade trigger shoe.

The breech on the 124 is tighter than the 52 and definatley prefers the JSB pellets. The RWS prefers Crosmans as it scatters JSB's which fit loosely. I did shoot some Predators in it to see how they would do. Not too bad actually

Anyway here are some targets I shot. No cherrypicking as these were all I shot before it got dark. The one low shot was at a fly that landed on my target but I missed him.

The squares are 1" and all group's are 5 shots. On the second set of targets I had one exceptional group going then pulled one high. It is the top group.

I used to think I shot the 52 better than what these targets show but it is what it is.

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Montivagant
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Not bad but...

October 10 2017, 2:32 PM 

consider thoroughly cleaning the bore after a rebuild/tune. Some of the cylinder goop can get squirted down the spout and spread out the groups. A dab of JB Bore Paste on a patch looped in the middle of a length of Dacron line can polish things up nicely and isopropyl alcohol patches used to clean up that mess should tighten up her groups even more.

 
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Dutch
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Mixing Crosman Pellets and JSB Pellets Foul

October 10 2017, 8:57 PM 

the barrel. I clean when I switch. I don't worry about jsb and H&N. Those alloys seem to agree. Clean the barrel with a patch or three between groups.

 
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Dutch
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Mixing Crosman Pellets and JSB Pellets Foul

October 10 2017, 8:58 PM 

the barrel. I clean when I switch. I don't worry about jsb and H&N. Those alloys seem to agree. Clean the barrel with a patch or three between groups.

 
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Yrrah.
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Randy, a little history involving RWS rifles. The late Anthony White pioneered long range

October 10 2017, 10:11 PM 

target Springer shooting.

I wrote this tribute some years ago:
In 2006 the late Anthony White US Marine was shooting down to 1.2 inch groups at 100 measured yards .. History. April 2 2013, 8:44 PM

Now we have better groups being shot with springers but Anthony was the pioneer. Unfortunately his health failed before he reached his goal. A humble man who did not ask for any sympathy and passed on quietly with no fanfare.

Quote of Anthony, 2006: RWS 94 rifles.

'Anthony
(Login antny1)January 20 2006, 10:29 AM
YFOT I have a PAIR of RWS 94's one of each caliber. The accuracy of each is about the same with a "TAD" going to the .177, especially with JSB Heavies. I shoot at 100yds a lot and each will consistently place 5 or 10 shots in a 2" to 2.5" group.

The .177 (JSB Heavies) produce the most 1.25 to 1.375" groups. ( Yrrah Edit: If my memory for these thing is near the money, I think Anthony's best was a touch under 1.20 inches).

AND for long range, the JSB Heavies retain almost as much FPE and more velocity @100yds as the .22 with JSB 5.52.

I have the guns set up identical, tuned identical, same scope and mounts etc.

Kindly,
Anthony ....' End quote.

If you wish to search here you will find his original posts documenting the journey he took with his springer (and the flack some others gave him) fom around 2004 to 2006.

History is always worth reading to see who was there and how they solved the problems .... Kind regards, Harry.

Edit: I hasten to add that "Flintsack" here shot a number of sub inch 100 yd 5 shot groups with at least three different rifles. ... H.


    
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Pete D'
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Harry, I've been reading your posts for 10+ years.

October 11 2017, 3:14 AM 

They have all been interesting and informative. Thanks for bring Anthony's finding back into the light.

Kind Regards, Pete D'

 
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Randy Stratman
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thanks Harry, Dutch and Montivagant

October 11 2017, 9:56 AM 

I'm not familiar with Anthony White but I do remember Flintsack shooting his impressive groups. I didn't get into air rifles until around 2007 when I was 45 so sort of a late bloomer to the game. I love shooting springers and have owned many different ones from cheap Chinese to R1's and R9's in .177 and .22. I'm always striving to get better so any tips really appreciated. I will clean my barrel again but will be sticking with the JSB's from now on. I don't have any 7.87 or 7.33 JSB's on hand but next time I order pellets I may buy some to try out.
Thanks again for the info.

 
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Josh3rd
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Like your 52, my 54 loves

October 11 2017, 3:34 PM 

cpum in 22cal. Quick question, how how much do you adjust your adjusting lever that's connected to the cocking lever? Like if you cock your 52, how far does it sit away from the gun before you push it totally closed. Hope I made sense

 
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