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Double Thanks Mitho 8-) Will be posting some better results as soon as i got free

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B3-2 is an excellent airgun in its price range. I have had one for around 3 years now, every now and then, the sight have to re-zeroed and the trigger takes sometime getting used to. But after about 2 years of constant use, i can take down a dove at about 25-30 mtrs, have shot rats while they were running. The best i have done on a B3 was a crow at about 40-45 mtrs using iron sights. I use irani pellets and they pretty much work for me. Maybe the irani Usama got had more pakhtoon led in them than irani led.

PS: my wife thinks the crow was just a lucky shot and secretly deep inside i think i agree with her. :shhh:

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It takes very good stalking skills to kill a crow. They are so darned smart.

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Good scores. But why the spread? I guess shifting of POA.
If the individual groups had been marked it would be easier to read the results.
But I am sure your groups were clustered.

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The dancing group is a result of poor breathing control, inconsistent rifle hold and trigger control. Point of aim was the same.

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Still you will be able to kill the game at 25 M. :)

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I spent three hours setting up both the air rifles and then zeroing them and shoot targets. It was such a rewarding experience and I would strongly recommend all those who would like to pursue rifle marksmanship, to get into air rifle shooting. You can set up your range at home. The basic fundamentals are the same. Time and cost savings are significant. And so is the satisfaction.

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Read this useful article on Air Rifle Marksmanship on "gatewaytoairguns" website:

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Getting the most from your Springer


By Russ Best





Many shooters using a spring gun for the first time complain they cannot get good groups with their guns. Rarely is this a problem with the gun. There have been many discussions amongst airgunners about Hold Sensitivity. What is hold sensitivity? What guns are hold sensitive? How do I deal with a hold sensitive rifle? What can be done to reduce hold sensitivity? Let’s look at a couple generalities, then get down to specifics.

Generally, guns that use pre-compressed gasses to develop power are not what we call would hold sensitive. These include CO2, pump pneumatics and pre-charged pneumatics (PCP). Spring guns are nearly always more hold sensitive than the above mentioned types because of their recoiling nature. The moving mechanical mass jolts the gun when fired. Keeping the gun pointed at the desired target, while the pellet moves down the barrel is of utmost importance.

With a spring powered gun, the shooter must develop a VERY consistent method of shooting. This method has been called the “Artillery Hold” by Tom Gaylord, and the “Howitzer Hold” by Larry Durham. No matter which name you choose, it amounts to pretty much the same style of shooting. Another term used in conjunction with these is “follow through”, which really has nothing to do with the way the gun is held prior to the trigger being pulled. Follow Through is what you do after the sear is released, and is only part of the Howitzer Hold technique.

The technique itself involves having minimal contact with your gun while aiming and shooting. This means you don’t GRIP the forestock, but rather you let it just lay on top of your hand. The finger grooves and fancy checkering on spring airguns is more of a styling carryover from firearms, and doesn’t serve much purpose when firing a springer. This also means you rest your gun on your hand at the same point on the forestock every time. Champion airgunner Nick Jenkinson wrote an article on choosing the best contact point for your gun, finding that it’s usually located at some point ranging from 3 to 5 inches in front of your trigger guard. Wherever your “sweet spot” is, use it consistently. Changing from one contact point to another can alter your point of impact.

The next thing to watch is your grip on the rifles pistol grip. I rarely wrap my thumb around the grip, but instead- just barely touch the back of the pistol grip. Some shooters like to point their thumb up the back of the grip, thumb tip aiming at the end cap of the receiver tube. The fingers wrapping around the grip should just have very light contact with the gun. I generally only allow the two centermost fingers to control the grip- more to keep the gun from leaning off the vertical plane than anything else.

Another important point is to just use the pad of your fingertip on the trigger. Don’t wrap the first finger joint around the trigger blade. When squeezing off the shot, apply no side pressure to the trigger blade - just ease it straight back towards the heel of your thumb. Don’t rush the shot either! If you move off target, stop pulling the trigger. Regain the bullseye and start over with the firing sequence.

Next is cheek contact with the stock. It should be very light. Don’t lay your face down on the comb of the stock. Touch your cheek to the same spot with each shot.

Pull the gun up to your shoulder, then relax the ‘pull-in’ pressure to the point where the butt is merely touching your shoulder. After you’ve learned all this, you still have to ‘follow through’ with your aim, once the gun is fired. Proper follow through involves keeping your eyes on the target, as best you can, while allowing the gun to float straight back in its’ recoil. If you cannot master this follow through, everything else you’ve done, no matter how perfect, will place your pellets where you DON’T want them.

Other techniques to help master a hold sensitive gun are breathing and adjusting your trigger properly—when possible. Just because a gun is hold sensitive doesn’t make it inaccurate! Many extremely accurate Springer's can be hold sensitive, but to be precise, a shooter MUST be CONSISTENT. Without mastering consistency, the most expensive spring gun is only as mediocre as it shooter.

Another way to reduce hold sensitivity is to get the gun professionally tuned. A good tune removes excessive recoil and vibration, and improves the guns shot to shot consistency. Improved groups are almost always the result. The gun is also less fatiguing to shoot.

Even when the shooter is doing everything just right, they have the feeling the gun should be shooting smaller groups. This is usually an indication of the guns preference for a certain style or weight of pellet. Many airguns are pellet sensitive, not just spring guns. The quickest way to find your guns pellet reference is to ask other owners who have the same gun and caliber what works well for them. Because each gun is an individual, you may still need to experiment with pellets of various weights and skirt sizes to determine what is truly the best for your own gun.

Springer's require a certain amount finesse and experience before you can appreciate them. A shooter who is very good with a spring gun is usually an excellent firearms shot, but not necessarily vice versa.

Good Shooting,
Russ

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Comeon guys, this is good shooting. What do you expect from a Diana 35, a single hole group :roll:

A single hole is possible but for that you will have a to buy a Walther LG400 or a Pardini or a Morini or a Feinwerkbau match air rifle :violin:

BTW, if you are practicing for hunting, shoot of hand from a kneeling or standing position, taking rest from door or something because that is the kind environment you will get during hunting. You will have to sometime shoot from a very awkward position lest you will spook the game :character-oldtimer:

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Yes. Shooting on paper targets is one thing and shooting to kill a game is altogether a different thing. For me, personally the most difficult thing is to get over the anxiety of missing the bird. That tense moment often results in a miss.

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Will practicing on those Gamo swivelling targets which have birds and game pictures on them help?

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Yes maybe but a live bird is a different thing. If you miss a moving or swivelling target no problem but if you miss a bird it means its gone. But then when you hit the bird the joy is also greater than hitting a paper target.

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