hi all i am new to the forum and this is my first post.
i just baught a webley tracker this morning in .177 in good condition (serial no: 42948) with a 3-9x40 scope. i have been testing it in the garden at about 20 yards freehand and rested on a cushion. the accuracy was verry poor, with about 50 mm grouping . i have tried a different scope, different pellets and person but no improvement . the gun seems smooth to shoot with the gas ram conversion allready fitted but cannot work this out. does anyone have any ideas?. thanks atb lola.
Hi and welcome..
- Dirty barrel
- Faulty scope
- Loose stock screws
- Inconsistent shooter
- Incompatible pellets
It could have been any number of these and other problems.
You need to be systematic about changes so you can identify the problem.
Try checking the stock screws and changing the pellets first.
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Just another thought, most of the guns I have had, if I have changed the pellets, take a good few shots (20 - 30+) to start to settle down. New guns have taken anything up to a whole tin of pellets to settle. As previously mentioned, give the barrel a thorough clean and then run a good amount of pellets through and be systematic. Check your scope is mounted correctly too.
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My guess is with a .177 gas ram fitted it's quite lively to shoot. Try holding the forend loosely in your hand but still rested on the cushion and make sure the butt isn't resting on the ground if you are shooting prone (ie lying on the ground.
Probably pellets mate, old webley & BSA tap loading guns prefer large head sizes. I know H&N do the trophy .22 in 5.54 which went well in my old airsporter but not sure about sizes in .177. Is it consistent over a chrono ? lots of things to check as has been mentioned above.
Almost certainly pellets, as it appears you are getting a consistent grouping although not a tight one. The tracker is capable of 25 mm groups at 30 m. The best pellets that you can use in it are ELEY Wasps. Not the the rubbish you can buy today with the Wasp logo. If you ask in the wanted section for these someone will have some old ELEY Wasp stock to sell you. I recently purchased 5000 old Eley Wasps from there in .22. Failing that find a modern pellet that matches the old Wasps in size and weight. Then you will be rolling. Good luck.
thank you for all the above sugestions. i have purchased a dampa mount and i will go get a few more diferent brands of pellets to try (inc ely wasps) i dont think the tap loader is damaging the pellets on inspection. i have also ordered a breech seal from tw chambers to try when the gun is re assembled after re finnishing. .