BSA Owners Group

  • December 16, 2018, 09:41:09 AM
  • Welcome, Guest
Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Pages: [1] 2   Go Down

Author Topic: Tip's  (Read 10844 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

pasty

  • BSAOG Honoured Member
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1741
  • Postal Town: annesley
  • Postcode: ng15
Tip's
« on: October 11, 2011, 04:15:41 PM »

maybe there could be a sub-heading in general chat for handy tips and ideas for people to share for example using a damp towel and steam iron to get minor scratches/dents out of a wood stock and 1 that i picked up off this site (which has already saved me a couple of quid) is instead of using felt cleaning pellets at £4.50 a box use slimline cigarette filters about 80p for 120 orso for cleaning a .177 barrel and I'm sure there are plenty more , anyway just it would be handy for everyone wether experienced shooters or new to the sport.
Logged

phil8282

  • RFD
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 9358
  • Postal Town: Leicester
  • Postcode: LE9
  • We will remember them.
Re: Tip's
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2011, 04:38:02 PM »

Sounds good to me!

If you use lube on yor pellets recheck your power as the lube will decrease friction in the barrel causing a higher velocity and therefore more power!

Phil
Logged
RFD.
Airgun tuning and Tench Regulator fitting to BSA's.
Website coming soon...

 
 FB: http://www.facebook.com/TheRATWorks?ref=hl

croydonian

  • BSAOG Rifleman
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 459
  • Postal Town: croydononia
  • Postcode: cr0
Re: Tip's
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2011, 10:36:58 PM »

Use them little yellow plastic eggs from inside kinder eggs for pellets holds approx 50 & i put cotton wool in the top part of the egg stops them rattling . they are the perfect size for carrying in your pocket 
Logged
THIS SPACE FOR RENT

tomsteebs

  • BSAOG Marksman
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1943
  • Postal Town: market harborough
  • Postcode: le16
Re: Tip's
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2011, 10:17:29 AM »

lots of different opinions on what to fill your gun rests with. i found teddy bear filler worked well as it's cheap, waterproof, and good shaped pieces which allow tight firm aswell as fairly light filling.
it can be bought on ebay. £22 for 5kg but you only need of 3kg really so not cheap compared to sand but lighter.
Logged

Sherman1213

  • BSAOG Rifleman
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 126
  • Postal Town: Stoke on trent
  • Postcode: St36hq
Tip's
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2011, 10:51:32 AM »

I found for my rest i use bean bag filling. Small polystyrene balls its firm but light and very cheap from fabric outlets like dunelm.
Logged

kronkie

  • BSAOG Sniper
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4687
  • Postal Town: Tipton
  • Postcode: DY4
    • kronkie
Re: Tip's
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2011, 02:46:48 PM »


       My bluprinted Hornet fires more than 100 shots. So -
       i use five empty biros, each hold twenty .177 pellets.
       When i empty the last one i know it,s time to fill my gun.

                 [kronkie]  /smile/
Logged
BSA Hornet .177                       HW 95 .177
BSA Scorpion .177                  bsa s ten .177
  Webley Prem pistol .177      H.W. s100 .177
AA s410k .177                   webley alecto .177
                                            modified.        A.A.   s400 .177    Daystate Huntsman.177

celticwar

  • BSAOG Honoured Member
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 61
  • Postal Town: grantham
Re: Tip's
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2011, 08:49:05 PM »

some good ideas there guys  /bravo2/
Logged
jb  s10 bbk .22. walnut stock
jb baffle upgrade . 
defiant pellets
hawk scope 4-12x50
 you live more in 5 minutes going fast on a bike than other people do in all  their life (marco simochelli )

eggy22

  • BSAOG Rifleman
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 402
  • Postal Town: leeds
  • Postcode: Ls15
Re: Tip's
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2011, 12:57:10 AM »

To protect the filler probe , I use a bic biro pen top with the long pointy bit cut off.
Nick
Logged

paulS

  • BSAOG Honoured Member
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3423
  • Postal Town: Selby
  • Postcode: YO8
  • IF IT'S NOT 177 GO PART-EX IT FOR 1
Re: Tip's
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2011, 01:06:17 AM »

To protect the filler probe , I use a bic biro pen top with the long pointy bit cut off.
Nick
I use a 35mm camera film canister, just drill a hole in the lid and put it between the probe and the hose and pop the body over the probe to keep it dust free.
Logged
HW80 B&C tuned .177
GAYSTATE MK3 .177
JB Scorpion .177 (on loan)
MK3 S10 BBK .177
http://planetairgun.com/index.php

SLUGGER

  • BSAOG Rifleman
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 437
  • Postal Town: Darlington
  • Postcode: DL5 UK
Re: Tip's
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2011, 03:07:50 PM »

some good ideas here lads /clappp/7,i have used a couple of these myself now and wouldnt of known about them otherwise /bravo2/
Logged
BSA R10 .22 pulsar n550 night vision
BSA Scorpion.177 jb,d mtc mamba light
Air Arms Prosport .177

Mr Ex-Crabfat

  • Preacher of the One True Path
  • BSAOG Honoured Member
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4267
  • Postal Town: Filton, Brizzle
  • Know your Enemy!
Re: Tip's
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2011, 10:31:37 PM »

No matter what you keep your pellets in, you are likely to take the odd one out that has a slight distortion of the skirt.  Do you use it and risk a flier, or do you throw it away?

Solve the dilemma!  Keep a stereo headphone jack in your pocket (the big 5+mm size, not the poxy little ones you use in your iPod).  When you come across a pellet with a slightly deformed skirt simply hold the pellet by the head and gently press the end of the jack plug into the open skirt - hey presto!  A perfectly concentric skirt!

Please note that this tip does not work well for Scotsmen, women or those whose name was Dave but is now known as Loretta.
Logged
RANCiD S-10 .177
TR Ultra MS .177
JB Ultra SS .177

Willing to let people use my Chombro  If you are not part of the solution you are sediment

Tommy Gun

  • BSAOG Snr Rifleman
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 684
  • Postal Town: Rotherham
  • Postcode: S61
Re: Tip's
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2011, 09:03:09 PM »

 /bravo2/ great tips guys keep em coming,
Use two strong elastic  bands to fit your combro to your barrel or silencer and a chopstick as an alignment tool, works great, easy to get on and off and no damage or breakages.
Tom
Logged

croydonian

  • BSAOG Rifleman
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 459
  • Postal Town: croydononia
  • Postcode: cr0
Re: Tip's
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2011, 12:27:13 AM »

/bravo2/ great tips guys keep em coming,
Use two strong elastic  bands to fit your combro to your barrel or silencer and a chopstick as an alignment tool, works great, easy to get on and off and no damage or breakages.
Tom

Can you put this in "laymans" terms for us "newbies" please Tommy  i.e combro?
Logged

RANCiDTOM

  • Registered Firearms Dealer
  • BSAOG Technical Officer
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 16446
  • Postal Town: MANCHESTER (not Swindon)
  • Postcode: SN2
  • Not scared to speak the truth!
    • www.airgunclinic.co.uk
Re: Tip's
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2011, 12:44:13 AM »

http://www.chronoscopes.com/
Left click on the line above...
Logged
My postcode isn't SN2 it's M21!
GMP Registered Firearms Dealer
Gunsmith for AirGunClinic
http://www.airgunclinic.co.uk  back up and running...

paulS

  • BSAOG Honoured Member
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3423
  • Postal Town: Selby
  • Postcode: YO8
  • IF IT'S NOT 177 GO PART-EX IT FOR 1
Re: Tip's
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2011, 12:48:32 AM »

Can you put this in "laymans" terms for us "newbies" please Tommy  i.e combro?
Crombo is a make of chronograph that fits on the end of your barrel to read the feet per second and foot pounds. What Tommy said is to secure it as tight as posible so it doesn't move and to use a chopstick in the end of your barrel to line the barrel up to the chronograph.
Logged

Tommy Gun

  • BSAOG Snr Rifleman
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 684
  • Postal Town: Rotherham
  • Postcode: S61
Re: Tip's
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2011, 10:03:47 AM »

Crombo is a make of chronograph that fits on the end of your barrel to read the feet per second and foot pounds. What Tommy said is to secure it as tight as posible so it doesn't move and to use a chopstick in the end of your barrel to line the barrel up to the chronograph.
Thanks Paul, exactly right
 /smile/
Logged

Mr Ex-Crabfat

  • Preacher of the One True Path
  • BSAOG Honoured Member
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4267
  • Postal Town: Filton, Brizzle
  • Know your Enemy!
Re: Tip's
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2011, 07:54:19 PM »

Not forgetting to remove the chopstick before pulling the trigger!   /bashful/33

Logged

tomsteebs

  • BSAOG Marksman
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1943
  • Postal Town: market harborough
  • Postcode: le16
Re: Tip's
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2011, 11:29:50 AM »

thought this was a good way to 3" target for out and about target shooting when hunting

[attachment deleted by admin]
Logged

croydonian

  • BSAOG Rifleman
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 459
  • Postal Town: croydononia
  • Postcode: cr0
Re: Tip's
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2011, 12:42:07 PM »

Crombo is a make of chronograph that fits on the end of your barrel to read the feet per second and foot pounds. What Tommy said is to secure it as tight as posible so it doesn't move and to use a chopstick in the end of your barrel to line the barrel up to the chronograph.



Now that makes sense Thank You  //bunny dance//
Logged

gazy

  • BSAOG Rifleman
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 259
  • Postal Town: milfordhaven
  • Postcode: SA73
Re: Tip's
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2011, 10:26:14 AM »

To carry spare pellets I use small zip up leather purses,Usually pick em up for a £1:00 @ car boot sales.... /smile/
Gary
Logged
Make every shot count

peterdapalmer

  • BSAOG Rifleman
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 110
  • Postcode: BB11
Re: Tip's
« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2011, 11:13:35 PM »

There are some good simple tips on here
Logged

tomsteebs

  • BSAOG Marksman
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1943
  • Postal Town: market harborough
  • Postcode: le16
Re: Tip's
« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2011, 04:06:34 PM »

this may sound obvious but when you are buying something on ebay and they are the same (or near enough) price buy the one which is closest as it will more than likely arrive quicker as if i buy something from the midlands i get them generally a day early than from elsewhere. "simples er"

also for people with youtube channels.

if your video if not wide screen when uploaded you can put this-------- yt:stretch=16:9 --------- (JUST THE MIDDLE PART) into you tags and it will stretch it to full screen panel in most videos.

ALL THE BEST
tom or steebs to mates
Logged

Mr_Ed

  • BSAOG Snr Rifleman
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 844
  • Postal Town: Basildon
  • Postcode: SS14
  • Its a Tool; Not a TOY...!!!
Re: Tip's
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2011, 11:01:37 PM »

shaking a half empty box of matches makes a great Magpie caller.
 
Fasten one to the back of your wrist using an elastic band and you wont have to go fishing in your pocket for the thing. Dont forget to tape it closed though as you'll look a right dipstick picking up your matches
Logged
Spud Gun
Catapult
Couple of stones

When i'm around, vermin die laughing and targets fall down in sympathy !!!!

tomsteebs

  • BSAOG Marksman
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1943
  • Postal Town: market harborough
  • Postcode: le16
Re: Tip's
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2012, 09:01:00 AM »

putting a step up adapter on your scope rear thread act like a scope enhance but doesn't make contact with your face and is only £2.

also a scope cam can be easily made with step up and male to male adapters on mtc scopes as i've said before but when using a springer with recoil then stepping up to the sunshade and then slipping the sunshade over the rear part of the scope after widening it with ducktape and fine tuning it with electrical tape works  perfectly.
so basically as long as you have a camera with a round thread or round front area you can easily make a scope cam out of it for £10 max.
Logged

rabbitman

  • BSAOG Rifleman
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 267
  • Postal Town: KINGTON
  • Postcode: HR5 3BA
Re: Tip's
« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2012, 09:37:07 PM »

Plastic money Bags
good for holding Pellets , mag or small cloth for scope lens

If you want some send me a stamp address envelope and I send you some or go to the bank and ask for some

pm me for my address and how meany you want
Logged

rabbitman

  • BSAOG Rifleman
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 267
  • Postal Town: KINGTON
  • Postcode: HR5 3BA
Re: Tip's
« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2012, 09:53:15 PM »

When you go hunting take a golf ball with you, when you run out pellets throw the ball at it  //bunny dance//

joking

When you finish hunting , practice shooting the ball (make sure you in a safe place pellets may ricochet )
Logged

paulS

  • BSAOG Honoured Member
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3423
  • Postal Town: Selby
  • Postcode: YO8
  • IF IT'S NOT 177 GO PART-EX IT FOR 1
Re: Tip's
« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2012, 11:09:14 PM »

When you go hunting take a golf ball with you, when you run out pellets throw the ball at it  //bunny dance//

joking

When you finish hunting , practice shooting the ball (make sure you in a safe place pellets may ricochet )
I know someone who was hit by his own pellet after shooting a golf ball.
Logged

tony hodge

  • BSAOG Honoured Member
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2465
  • Postal Town: uttox
  • Postcode: st14
Re: Tip's
« Reply #27 on: March 01, 2012, 05:56:27 AM »

To protect the filler probe , I use a bic biro pen top with the long pointy bit cut off.
Nick

 /smile/ I do the same mate
cheep and simple

atb tony
Logged


live to shoot  shoot to liveHowa 223 & HMR 17
atb tony
No S510 eany more bo-hoo

donnaoc57

  • Retired Member
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 64
  • Postal Town: MANCHESTER
  • Postcode: m9
Re: Tip's
« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2012, 09:57:12 PM »

some great tips here folks thanx for sharing  /bravo2/
Logged

WelshWhizzz

  • BSAOG Rifleman
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 129
  • Postal Town: Burnley
  • Postcode: Bb12
Re: Tip's
« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2012, 11:19:40 AM »

I feel like I know absolutely nothing about airgunning after reading these tips lol /sad1/
Logged
Pages: [1] 2   Go Up