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“A gadget, especially a mechanical or electrical device considered to be more complicated than necessary”
My mother would tell us “all things in moderation”. Simple advice, but surprisingly truthful. Like most youngsters, I would need to learn for myself. The legal drinking age was 18 at the time. I found a couple drinks made me a much better dancer at the Agora or Urban Cowboy, but when I first partook in a little more than a moderate amount, the results were as expected. One night when I was arriving home at a late hour I took exacting pains to avoid waking the dog which in turn would wake everyone. I held on to the car for support and tried to close the car door with just a thud. It works ok, but the thumb of my right hand has been closed in the door. Not so bad, I can just open the door, but it is locked. If you can picture the scenario I need my keys that are in my right pants pocket.
For fun, hold your kitchen counter with your right hand and try this seemingly simple exercise. To further complicate things this is young Volvo with skin tight Jordache Jeans. I eventually release my throbbing thumb, but not until I first drop the keys trying to unlock the door using my uncoordinated left hand. Too bad there were no remotes for car doors at the time, my thumb is black and blue for about a month and serves as a gentle reminder.
So to summarize the long rambling intro: a Chrony, scale, AO scope, and Chairgun software are all good in moderation. Just don't over indulge, you could hurt your thumb.
• Test any gun on arrival to establish its health
• Find out the results of a tune, good or bad
• Determine pellet energy to learn usable hunting range
• Find the sweet spot quickly for a PCP
• Shoot a PCP from full to empty and publish the results
• Expect the gun to shoot at published velocities and complain when it doesn’t
Good old F-1 is still going strong
The back has taken many hits from long distance shots, but it still works fine!
This is what saves the Chrony from certain death
• Critical part of the energy calculation ( .25 caliber Rhinos are about 2 grains below advertised weight)
• Judge pellet quality based on consistency
• Weighing everything all the time
JSB Match Diabolo Exact Jumbo Heavy .22 Cal, 18.1 Grains.... close enoughChairgun
• Spend as much time on it as I do on exercise
• Spend as much time on it as my kids spend on their cell phones
• It’s all good
Actual view of target
Click the elevation up to here
No need to change windage
Now if this was a big Gamo target I would forgive you for yawning, but this is a ten meter bull’s-eye. (they come five to a sheet) You can see the .22 caliber pellet above is larger than the aim point and the numbers are tiny like a pen tip. If this was a 20 + ft lb PCP you should also make faces. But the rifle was my current R7, a .20 caliber with a 3 x 9 Bushy. The shot for this was made last week, the R7 is fantastic for “fake” long distance practice.
Pay no mind to the bird feeder to the left or the fact that the R7 can hit an English Sparrow in the eye at that distance.
Now, give me your good and bad gizmo list