View Full Version : Holbrook Indoor results Dec 2, 2017

12-02-2017, 07:34 PM
Stu Opened a can of whoop ass and shot 6 250's Great Shooting Stu!! I believe the first time at Holbrook.

HV Class
STU Spector RAW BM 500 .177 250 12x, 250 16x, 250 15x, 750 43x
STU Spector RAW BM 500 .177 250 11x, 250 16x, 250 14x, 750 41x
Chas Dicapua RAW TM 1000 .177 250 11x, 250 14x, 250 13x, 750 38x
Mark Marini Thomas BR .177 249 13x, 249 20x, 250 13x, 748 46x
Chas Dicapua RAW TM 1000 .177 249 12x, 249 15x, 248 13x, 746 40x
Chris Sloan Thomas BR .177 248 13x, 247 11x, 250 14x, 745 38x
David Shattuck Thomas BR .177 246 12x, 248 10x, 249 17x,743 39x
Bill Day Thomas FT .177 246 12x, 246 8x, 249 11x,741 31x
Mike Long Thomas BR .177 250 16x only had time to shoot 1 card 250 16x
LV Class
Mark Marini Thomas BR .177 250 18x, 249 18x, 248 11x, 747 47x
Chris Sloan Thomas BR .177 245 11x, 249 15x, 249 13x, 743 39x
David Shattuck Thomas BR .177 242 7x, 247 8x, 244 6X, 733 21x

Next Match Jan 6, 2018
Paul Bendix

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12-03-2017, 09:00 AM
Congrats Stu! That would be 150 tens in a row sitting next to me!! Hope it rubs off!!

12-03-2017, 09:11 AM
Good shooting all, I'll try and dust off my LV RAW and bring it to the Jan. Shoot. Just need to gas up and find the pellets LOL.


Chas DiCapua
12-04-2017, 01:58 PM
Stu, is there anything left in that whop ass can? It was good to shoot next to you. Like Chris, I'm hoping some of it wore off!!

Paul, thanks as always for hosting and supporting the sport.


12-04-2017, 10:13 PM
Curious which of the HV shooters sorted their match pellets (air gauge, weigh, etc)?


sadeq qaranjiki
12-05-2017, 01:54 AM
STU Spector RAW BM 500 .177 250 11x, 250 16x, 250 14x, 750 42x

11x+16x+14x=41X'S not 42
anyway he is still second place :)

Chas DiCapua
12-05-2017, 09:38 AM
Kim, first I buy some different lots of pellets to see which lot my rifle likes best. Usually it's the lot with the highest percentage of head sizes my barrel likes. (In this case 4.55). Then I buy a sleeve or two of that lot.

Next I go through a tin with the pellet gauge to weed out any 4.54 or 4.53 head sizes. Lastly I check skirts for any damage or irregularities. I don't roll, only because I haven't set up a system to do it yet. I think that would be a good last step.

I don't weigh for 25 meters because I don't think it matters. What do you all think about that?

I shot one lot in the first match and had some wild fliers. Like barely hitting the 9 ring! Shot the 746 with that lot. (I thought that was a good lot from former testing....) Then I switched to a recent lot that had tested very well in my barrel and shot the 750. These fliers, even from a good lot, leads me back to the need to set up a method for rolling pellets to weed out the weird head shapes. It's easier to see deformed skirts, but, for me, head shapes are not so easy to ascertain. I think rolling would make those pellets with weird head shapes stand out.

I'd be happy to hear any other sorting methods folks use that are different than this. I'm really a new-b and am open to learning.

12-05-2017, 11:12 AM
I'm still unsure about the benefit of sorting (air gauge, weigh, roll, visual rejection) over simply* finding good shooting lots.

With the high scores of this indoor match there might be information in knowing who sorted and how.


*funny because its NOT simple :confused:

Dave Shattuck
12-05-2017, 11:30 AM

I usually roll pellets.

What I have is a piece of 12"x12" mirrored tile with stips of plastic edging around the edges. I raise one end by using a couple of wooden paint stirrers, mark a starting point near the middle of the high end, then also mark 2 or 3 landing spots along the edge and separate pellets by which ones land the most consistantly in the same spot. By using the glass you also hear any deformed or our-of-round pellets clicking. The best part is: this set-up is wicked cheap and you can get everything at Home Depot.

It's quick and easy to do plus you end up a little more confident in what you have.

I Air Gauge all the pellets, but only weigh the 8.4's.


Chas DiCapua
12-05-2017, 02:26 PM
Thanks Dave. I think even I could pull that off!