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Old 03-31-2013, 07:37 AM
no.4shot no.4shot is offline
 
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Default 853 taring holes

I received my 853 a couple weeks ago. It is a great rifle, but I do have one problem. When I shoot it I dont get perfect holes. I have tried using 5 different pellets and different paper weights and get the same results. Thought maybe shooting it would some would solve it. Got probably 300 pellets down range with it so far. Still does it. I borrowed an RWS thinking maybe its be the trap. I got perfect holes with that. Any ideas? The tares are not consistint either. It does group great though. After about 5 shots you wouldn't know there are tears you would just think it was the group.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:57 AM
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Are you using wadcutter pellets in the 853? I think people use wadcutters for their nice paper punching holes they leave.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:42 AM
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Yeah of the pellets i have tried 3 were wadcutters.
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:06 PM
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#1 Shoot wadcutters
#2 Use "good" targets. The paper makes a big difference.
#2a If you print your own targets you need to use 60# or heavier paper. Check your printer, some printers cannot handle heavy paper.
#2b If you use light paper, tape the target to a cardboard backer. And change the cardboard before it gets shot up, a backer with a big hole won't do you any good. Or move the target around on the backer, so there is intact cardboard behind the target.
#3 Limit the number of shots on a target to a number where you can score EACH shot.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:28 PM
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Thats why I used different targets was so they were heavier and lighter paper. Heck I even tried using business card. It got me stumped.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:11 PM
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#2b Use a corrugated cardboard as a target backer. If the target flexes when the pellet hits, there is more likelihood that it will tear rather than cut. The backer must also be supported at the top and bottom so that it does not flap/flex when the pellet hits. Think of the backer like a cutting board in the kitchen. The cutting board won't work if it is moving/flexing away from the knife.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:47 AM
no.4shot no.4shot is offline
 
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Cardboard solved it... thanks for the help...
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:52 PM
Blacksmith Blacksmith is offline
 
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Commercial Targets are printed on "Tag Board" Which is a heavy paper, card stock with very short paper fibers. This helps make clean holes.
http://www.nationaltarget.com/
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:07 AM
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I though National Target was the guys making targets that tore?
Hence the movement to Edelmann and Kruger targets.
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Old 08-20-2014, 06:47 PM
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no.4shot - Here's a thought....is it possible your seals are dry and therefore the rifle is not developing the optimal air pressure to shoot at the proper velocity? I give mine 2-3 drops every tin of 500 pellets
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