How to save a ton of money and get better!!!
Just finished testing out a theory I've had a for a while and it's working great! I set up a target range beside my house with a sheet as the backdrop shooting thru a paper target. The FS's hit the sheet and drop to the ground undamaged and ready to use again! I've shot them at least 10 times each now and they are still in good condition. Setting up something like this at your local field could allow you to chrono and not have to waist a lot of valuable FS's, it could also help with the problem of guys not wanting to chrono with FS's and using pb's instead. You could use the same FS all day to chrono with. This is a long drawn out video so you'll probably just want to scan thru it. I also was trying to experiment with lubing the barrel to see if it would help with accuracy. I tried using vegitable oil but that doesn't seem to be the ticket. The group was slightly larger.
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I've had really good success with shooting point blank into a trashcan with bubble wrap in it. I used the 1" bubbles. They hit the plastic bubble, don't break, and get caught inside the old bubble plastic. It works surprisingly well, except that you can shoot the ones still caught in the plastic which can ruin two in one shot. I use this for test firing/cycling/mag feeding, which has unfortunately been the case quite often.
T9 = pos. Sent to factory 3 times. Has never worked. Now paper weight.
H7 = fails to feed reliably, but fun when it works.
MR5 = similar to H7 with mag issues but accuracy akin to me just throwing the FS's down range. Any word on the MR5 Lapco barrels yet?!
Pra Pro = getting worked on by tech, due to air leak <500 rounds in.
TPX = Fun, light, jams occasionally, and about as accurate as the MR5.
Trracer = With my 9 round custom 'mag' attached to it, it's the most accurate, light, and quiet of them all. And cheapest. Go figure.
So, a lot more 'test firing' into the trashcan bubble wrap than I'd prefer. :-/
Lots of time on a true gun range 'sighting' stuff in, and the accuracy goes:
Traccer w/ HH, Pra Pro w/ HH, H7 now with Lapco FS barrel, MR5, TPX w/ Lapco bigshot. My buddies DAM, with a HH, is a 6" grouping at 75 yards. 50 yards it's a 2". One ontop of the other it's just plain insane how dead on the thing is, even in 3 round burst. But I'm just not an electro guy. I'm old school like that I guess.
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