Possible Causes Of Horizontal Stringing

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Re: Possible Causes Of Horizontal Stringing

Post by tom604 » 29 Nov 2018, 12:23 pm

just my take on it,,,shot a few rabbits from prone,shot a target of the bonnet, different poi, why not shoot a target from prone and see what happens? the spread my be the same as the bonnet . when you blow up bunnies its hard to find the poi and with that spread you are still going to hit said bunny :thumbsup:
if you do try the prone/target and the spread is the same i would be thinking trigger pull or the slope of the bonnet dragging the bipods feet :thumbsup:
good shooting on the rabbits by the way :thumbsup: i missed three at a 100 the other day :thumbsdown: all over their heads by a bees willie but i did blow one up at 150 to vent my frustration :lol:
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Re: Possible Causes Of Horizontal Stringing

Post by Gaznazdiak » 30 Nov 2018, 2:46 pm

tom604 wrote:just my take on it,,,shot a few rabbits from prone,shot a target of the bonnet, different poi, why not shoot a target from prone and see what happens? the spread my be the same as the bonnet . when you blow up bunnies its hard to find the poi and with that spread you are still going to hit said bunny :thumbsup:
if you do try the prone/target and the spread is the same i would be thinking trigger pull or the slope of the bonnet dragging the bipods feet :thumbsup:
good shooting on the rabbits by the way :thumbsup: i missed three at a 100 the other day :thumbsdown: all over their heads by a bees willie but i did blow one up at 150 to vent my frustration :lol:



That's a bugger isn't it. You hit one at 250 and miss one at 100, leaves you wondering WTF?

I have just sat through several ewe-tube vids on reducing the pull weight of the HACT (Howa Actuator Controlled Trigger) and all said that the trigger is set at minimum of 3lbs from the factory and the only way of reducing it is to disassemble the trigger and cut the spring that provides the pressure.

Well feck that!

I'll have to settle for dry firing practice to find where my technique is deficient. Seems there is always a worm in the apple when you try for a short cut.
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Re: Possible Causes Of Horizontal Stringing

Post by tom604 » 30 Nov 2018, 4:50 pm

shame the ebay guy isn't doing triggers anymore,he got mine down to a pound and a half which is just right for me,i have shot lighter and they are a good thing off the bench but way too light for out the window :thumbsup:
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Re: Possible Causes Of Horizontal Stringing

Post by Gaznazdiak » 30 Nov 2018, 5:12 pm

Ok, thanks Tom.
Maybe I'm better off rectifying my technique than being lazy. All my shooting is in the field anyway, so one hole groups, while nice for the ego aren't really necessary for murdering Tony Rabbott.
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Re: Possible Causes Of Horizontal Stringing

Post by sungazer » 30 Nov 2018, 5:29 pm

Cutting the spring doesnt work I tried this and then realized that it only makes the distance shorter the spring tension remains the same. I bought a new spring kit only used one not sure which one now it was probably for the second stage. I like two stage triggers.
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Re: Possible Causes Of Horizontal Stringing

Post by Gaznazdiak » 30 Nov 2018, 5:43 pm

sungazer wrote:Cutting the spring doesnt work I tried this and then realized that it only makes the distance shorter the spring tension remains the same. I bought a new spring kit only used one not sure which one now it was probably for the second stage. I like two stage triggers.


That right there is a perfect example of the dangers of taking internet advice or tutorials at face value.

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Re: Possible Causes Of Horizontal Stringing

Post by Ziad » 30 Nov 2018, 5:43 pm

Timney make howa triggers..... expensive option
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Re: Possible Causes Of Horizontal Stringing

Post by Gaznazdiak » 30 Nov 2018, 5:46 pm

Ziad wrote:Timney make howa triggers..... expensive option


Yeah mate, and I have to be tighter than a frogs blurter these days.

Better off making the best of what really is a very good package.
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Re: Possible Causes Of Horizontal Stringing

Post by Ziad » 30 Nov 2018, 6:59 pm

Moe seatt time then mate, btw my projectiles finally rammed... thanks AU post, took 2 weeks to deliver. And they even visited keeps republic of WA.

Fk I could have flown to QLD, bought a car and driven back to melbourne quicker than AU Post........nik minute I actually did, and even enjoyed 2 days on the Gold Coast.....hahahaha
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Re: Possible Causes Of Horizontal Stringing

Post by Gaznazdiak » 30 Nov 2018, 7:42 pm

Autpost may actually be a subsiary of FAR.
Or vice versa :lol:

I shouldn't brag but my Roo Max took 6 days.

Mind you, the splash targets I bought the day after, from Palmerston NT, got here first.
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Re: Possible Causes Of Horizontal Stringing

Post by Strikey » 30 Nov 2018, 9:40 pm

Look up Gunbloke on eBay, he has trigger spring kits for the Howa HACT trigger, best 20bucks or so you can spend on a Howa, I bought 2 of the 1•5lbs spring kits, they do have easy to follow instructions and they make the trigger very nice, one of my rifles is a lot nicer than the other for some reason :thumbsup:
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Re: Possible Causes Of Horizontal Stringing

Post by tom604 » 30 Nov 2018, 11:11 pm

Strikey wrote:Look up Gunbloke on eBay, he has trigger spring kits for the Howa HACT trigger, best 20bucks or so you can spend on a Howa, I bought 2 of the 1•5lbs spring kits, they do have easy to follow instructions and they make the trigger very nice, one of my rifles is a lot nicer than the other for some reason :thumbsup:


i thought that he had stopped,glad to be corrected :thumbsup: i sent mine to him maybe he just sells the kit now :thumbsup:
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Re: Possible Causes Of Horizontal Stringing

Post by bigrich » 01 Dec 2018, 7:15 am

I’ve taken a couple of shots at goat up to about 230 yards across bonnets and door frames . Luckily, I’ve been successful every attempt. I’ve always held the forend tight, and used a open pinky finger to brace myself to whatever I’m using for a rest. Works for me. Huffing and puffing after ya bin struggling up a ridge to get a good shot braced position against a tree I still need to practice on :lol:
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Re: Possible Causes Of Horizontal Stringing

Post by Bent Arrow » 01 Dec 2018, 7:54 am

Hi

Just wondering how you got on with your dry firing?

FWIW I abandoned the bipod on my Rifles. I just couldn't shoot consistent groups shooting prone with them. I also found that by having it on, it got in my head when hunting and i was always looking for somewhere to lay down and shoot off the bipod rather than stand and shoot off hand or kneel, or use a tree or fence post or something else. Basically it became a bad habit. I almost always carry a small backpack with water and a FAK etc, so if I want an improvised rest I use that.

When shooting groups for sighting in, I use a bag similar to what Stix posted.
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Re: Possible Causes Of Horizontal Stringing

Post by Gaznazdiak » 01 Dec 2018, 10:22 am

G'day Strikey, thanks for that info mate, I'll have a look today :thumbsup:

G'day Bent, the dry firing, after watching a couple of vids on ewe tube, seems to have helped. Two more rabbits last night at 190m, but I was prone so maybe, maybe not.

I have shakes and wobbles from a brain injury so I only ever shoot the shotty off-hand.
Also with the chassis, bipod and nearly a kilo of scope the Howa is a touch over 6.5kg(not the 7.5 I mistakenly claimed in another post) so a little unwieldy.
If I shoot prone I can isolate the shake rattle and roll from the equation fairly well.

The last time I got cocky and tried off-hand I blew the back end off a rabbit and the poor little bugger dragged himself underground before I could administer a coup de gras. Not going to risk that again.

The reason I shoot from the bonnet is that the part of the farm I live on is a fairly large block (+3000 acres) and the topography is fairly mixed but mostly hilly so I drive to each warren and lurk 150-200m off. That also allows me my creature comforts, cuppa, book, music etc.
Over the other side where my landlord lives is another few thousand acres of mostly flat, but he and his son take care of the ferals there.
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Re: Possible Causes Of Horizontal Stringing

Post by Gaznazdiak » 01 Dec 2018, 12:25 pm

Thanks again Strikey, one set of new springs on the way from Gunbloke, $22, free post.
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Re: Possible Causes Of Horizontal Stringing

Post by bigfellascott » 01 Dec 2018, 3:33 pm

Gaznazdiak wrote:Thanks again Strikey, one set of new springs on the way from Gunbloke, $22, free post.
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You could of got them of Glen Coughlan (Ebay Trigger Guy) for the cost of postage! :unknown:
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Re: Possible Causes Of Horizontal Stringing

Post by Stix » 01 Dec 2018, 3:38 pm

bigfellascott wrote:
Gaznazdiak wrote:Thanks again Strikey, one set of new springs on the way from Gunbloke, $22, free post.
:thumbsup: :drinks:


You could of got them of Glen Coughlan (Ebay Trigger Guy) for the cost of postage! :unknown:


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