Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 18

Thread: Hw45 accuracy problem ?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    France
    Posts
    1,556

    Hw45 accuracy problem ?

    Hi

    I'm a bit lost with my 45. impossible to make a group of less than 5/6 cm with gun support! At 6,8 and 10 meters .I tried at low power the same. Have tight barrel any problems. I have tried all types of lead Jsb exact, express, rs, lead match h&n, meisterkugel, r10. so is it the barrel or myself who have a problem ?

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    middlesbrough
    Posts
    8,457
    45,s are very hard to master in my experience . But it could be just me
    LOOKING FOR A BSA ULTRA IN .177 and .25

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    France
    Posts
    1,556
    Yes have read here and there difficult to manage but I m surprise with very poor group.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    460
    Dirty barrel would be my best guess, chronograph it, and if power is consistent that rules out broken spring/guide (which would be next best guess)

    Or.... loose rear sight blade? They are prone to being bumped or moved due to the over lever cocking action
    TX200 and HW95K QYS Streamlined 8.48gr 4.50 | FX Impact M3 pellet tbc...
    HW40 and HW70 RWS Geco 7gr

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Lancaster
    Posts
    310
    If they were made by anyone else they'd be a pig to shoot but as it's a hw it's just hard to master.

  6. #6
    look no hands's Avatar
    look no hands is offline Even better looking than a HW35
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Coventry, even closer to Tony L.
    Posts
    11,209
    Quote Originally Posted by Cannon Fodder View Post
    If they were made by anyone else they'd be a pig to shoot but as it's a hw it's just hard to master.
    I expect that sort of answer from Tony L
    Far too many rifles to list now, all mainly British but the odd pesky foreigner has snuck in

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Near Wimbledon, SW London, or Lusaka, Zambia
    Posts
    25,325
    is the piston crashing / slamming when shot, ie very harsh cycle ? Ausie seal helps a lot. Also push a pellet through the barrel and check it's not coming out deformed ? Breach seal making good contact ? crap in the barrel ?

    if it's mechanically OK... you need to hold it softly - when "resting" hold the pistol and rest your forearms on the rest, not the gun.
    Always looking for any cheap, interesting, knackered "project" guns. Thanks, JB.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Hull East Yorkshire
    Posts
    903
    I'd put a stock on it.
    HW 77K .22,Gammo Hornet .22 BSA 3-9 x 50 Night light ,HW 40 .177,Gamo Maxxim Elite .22 multi shot, Beeman P17 .177 red dot sight ,SMK CP2 co2 with Hawk 3-9 x 50.Slingshots PPMG+TTF PPMG mk 2 ott PPMG ott Original custom made solid Bronze, Number 15 of 20

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Swansea
    Posts
    4,711
    Check the barrel crowning is ok.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    France
    Posts
    1,556
    All is mechanically ok, new spring, all seals, sometimes I even have 2/3 pellets that leave the target, i.e. 20/25 cm apart … if I shoot without rest ok i understand but actually I shoot with rest… firing cycle is smooth not harsh…
    Try clean barrel today and see the crown…

    Thanks all

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Retford, Notts
    Posts
    31,759
    Quote Originally Posted by Marc of France View Post
    Hi

    I'm a bit lost with my 45. impossible to make a group of less than 5/6 cm with gun support! At 6,8 and 10 meters .I tried at low power the same. Have tight barrel any problems. I have tried all types of lead Jsb exact, express, rs, lead match h&n, meisterkugel, r10. so is it the barrel or myself who have a problem ?

    Thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by Marc of France View Post
    All is mechanically ok, new spring, all seals, sometimes I even have 2/3 pellets that leave the target, i.e. 20/25 cm apart … if I shoot without rest ok i understand but actually I shoot with rest… firing cycle is smooth not harsh…
    Try clean barrel today and see the crown…

    Thanks all
    Your first post mentions groups of 5/6cm. And did I read that right in the second post, with some of the flyers being 20/25cm apart?

    Check out all of the above suggestions AND.....you're not resting it on a hard surface are you? If you are to shoot rested try it on a soft, cushioned rest. Also try freehand. Either way employ a soft, but repeatable hold and pay particular attention to trigger control and follow through. Fingers crossed this helps.....
    THE BOINGER BASH AT QUIGLEY HOLLOW. MAKING GREAT MEMORIES SINCE 15th JUNE, 2013.
    NEXT EVENT :- May 20/21, 2023........BOING!!

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    France
    Posts
    1,556
    I rest well on soft surface rest bag and rags. I will try to apply myself this evening during a new test after cleaning the barrel

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Bolton Lancs
    Posts
    1,586
    What cal is the pistol Mark, My .22 shoots ok but the .177s i have are absolute pigs. They are never going to be target quality, but some guys get decent results,
    I Am just a can basher myself, so they work for what i want them for. Col.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    France
    Posts
    1,556
    Hi Colin, .177 and think buy .20 or .22 barrel

    I see many guys have.22 caliber in this gun
    Last edited by Marc of France; 06-12-2022 at 03:16 PM.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    France
    Posts
    1,556
    Finally cleaned the barrel, it needed it because it was black… polishing the crown with 000 wool on dremel. first try with exact jsb not bad ... the best he seems to like hades because I have a group of 20/25 mm at 8 meters. With rest and the hand well relaxed not too tense.

    Thanks all for your contribution

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •