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    Hello from Monmouth

    Afternoon all,

    I'm Tim and im based near Monmouth in South Wales

    Ill be honest im fairly new to shooting (been about 2 years with air guns) and was granted my FAC end of January of this year. I shoot 22lr and just going through a variation from my FAC Air to 17HMR and cant wait to try that out!

    I shoot on nearly 2000 acres in the Monmouthshire area and at present i just provide vermin control with the hope in the coming years to build up my experience and become a deer stalker!

    edit: Forgot to say I have a Sako Quad Varmint and a Hatsan Escort Semi Auto.

    Thanks

    Tim
    Last edited by ths84; 15-03-2012 at 13:51.

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    Welcome to the site
    A clever man knows his strengths, a wise man knows his weaknesses

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    Welcome Tim. If you fancy somewhere to zero your gear regardless of weather or light, I can recommend Monmouth Rifle Club. 100 yard indoor range using a railway tunnel on Friday and alternate Wednesday nights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baconbuttie View Post
    Welcome Tim. If you fancy somewhere to zero your gear regardless of weather or light, I can recommend Monmouth Rifle Club. 100 yard indoor range using a railway tunnel on Friday and alternate Wednesday nights.
    Thanks for the advice, i did go down there once to zero my Sako when i first picked it up, they didn't like the idea of a 22lr being zero'd for 55 yards haha! But it is convenient and the members pleasant so when the 17hmr barrel arrives ill be down there again to zero it in for 37 yards as my first zero.

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    You obviously chose the wrong night then Tim. Why 37 yards?
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8x57 View Post
    You obviously chose the wrong night then Tim. Why 37 yards?
    According to my ballistic calculator zeroing the gun for 111 yards should produce a near zero of roughly 37 yards and a pretty much flat trajectory from 37 out to nearly 150 +/- 0.9".

    It makes it easier to zero the gun at close range and know the scope etc is all setup ok and it reduces the human error at that distance rather than trying to zero at 100+ yards and needing a spotter or a mate with a phone/ walkie talkie or a nice stroll haha. So when i move the target out to 111 yards it should be pretty much bang on and im not wasting rounds if i cant see the hit point.
    Last edited by ths84; 16-03-2012 at 12:01.

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    I couldn't agree more about setting up your scope at short range at first, but you need to confirm your zero by actual shooting rather than by a ballistic calculator which will only give you a theoretical calculation under certain specific conditions. Well at least at Monmouth you have a 100yard range in still air conditions and the use of a chronograph to confirm velocity.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8x57 View Post
    I couldn't agree more about setting up your scope at short range at first, but you need to confirm your zero by actual shooting rather than by a ballistic calculator which will only give you a theoretical calculation under certain specific conditions. Well at least at Monmouth you have a 100yard range in still air conditions and the use of a chronograph to confirm velocity.
    Yep, sorry i think i mislead you on my other post, i didnt mean id zero for 37 yards and leave it at that i meant it will save a few rounds when you are first trying to locate the point of impact then you fine tune out at the maximum zero after

    I went on a Monday evening as the guy there said Wednesday is black powder night and Fridays is the Deer stalking calibre etc and as i only had a piddly 22lr then best to go on a Monday haha

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    You were misinformed - Mondays is smallbore prone only, at 25 metres. Wednesdays alternate with 25 metre one week and 100yards the next but not solely restricted to blackpowder, in fact you will find a complete mix of firearms most Wednesdays. Friday nights we shoot at all distances between 10 metres and 100 yards and use anythiing that is legal for the range.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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