Thank you for the suggestion.vsraja wrote:You can adjust the trigger pull weight by turning it clockwise to reduce the weight. But do it with caution because very light trigger will release the piston accidentally.That screw is located on the back of the receiver. Don't try to adjust the screw when gun is cocked
I have noticed that the rifle shakes when I press the trigger. I suspect that lightening the trigger weight slightly may improve my aim.
There is a hole at the back of the receiver, but I don’t see any screw. All I see is flat metal.
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Thank you for the encouragement.Vimalkarur wrote:Nice improvement in the groupings. Keep practicing you can still reduce the group.
I want to further reduce my group.
I realise that it is going to take a lot of practice.
One thing has become certain so far though; shooting is not my natural talent.
But I am not the one to shy away from practice.
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Re: Precipell Match FH
Thank you for the encouragement and noticing my progress.Basu wrote:Improvement is noticeable.Anupam Goswami wrote:Basu wrote:Things are improving.......
It appears that you are getting used to with the gun.
Try few pellets and finally settled with one or max two brands.
Remember that each brand of pellet may have different point of impact.
To avoid blurred vision splash some water on eyes then you may have better sighting.
Thank you for the tip and encouragement
Added in 1 minute 6 seconds:Sombit wrote:If anyone in this post lives in Kolkata, I'd suggest them a brand of pellets called Eagle. I buy them from esplanade and cost around 140 for a pack of 500. But the best thing about these round nosed pellets is that they seem to perform almost as good as precipell on my precihole vx 100, though these pellets are lighter. I am not getting the option to post pics, otherwise I'd upload pics too.
Thank you for the suggestion
Added in 30 minutes 6 seconds:I just watched it. The guy’s aim is really good.Basu wrote:Dear Goswami,
Wish you watch the video....
1. My Artemis has a longer slit on the bottom front face of the stock.
2. I just received Precipell Match FH. The container says 8.2 grains.
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Today I received the Precipell Match FH in mail. I had ordered these from the company’s website last week. The price for a container of 500 of these pellets is 440/- plus the shipping cost of 120/- for a total of ₹560.00
In my opinion, the DTDC courier charges are on the higher side.
1. These pellets fit tighter in the Artemis’ breech as compared to Excite Econ FH and Captainshot FH. I will rank their fit in decreasing order of tightness as Precipell Match FH > Excite Econ FH > Captainshot FH.
One may require a ball pen or some comparable equipment to push these pellets completely inside the breech so that their back rim is flush with the breech seal. I have heard that it improves the accuracy. But I didn’t do that today; primarily because my aim is yet not good enough to compare accuracies.
2. The fit and finish, though very satisfactorily consistent, is still a tad behind of that of Excite Econ FH. Also, the casting seams on the pellets are noticeable. Excite Econ FH had none. Captainshot FH falls way behind on both of these parameters when compared to Precipell Match FH and Excite Econ FH.
I took five sets of thirty shots each with these pellets. According to my system(I have a one inch bullseye. And my 9 point ring is somewhat generous), the scores were:
The fifth set was my highest score yet. One may attribute this to either the pellets or my overall aiming improvement.
Here is the pic of my fifth spread.
Also, it was the first day that I scored more than 225 in every set I shot. If I average more than 225 tomorrow, I will consider it an improvement. I shoot thirty shots in around 20 minutes.
I want to fix aperture/peep sights on my Artemis(both front and rear).
I have been looking at Precipell peep sights set for a while now.
Has anyone tried to, or already have fixed aperture sights on Artemis?
All tips and suggestions will be much appreciated.
Mind you are firing an AR with a muzzle energy around 13 ft lbs.
It has to be hold sensitive.
PH flat head in surely contributing along with your ability.
Artemis does not have peep sight.
In case you go for a peep sight, it will be a waste deal as the foresight is not prepared for that.
I shoot with open sight only even though I have scopes as that is my preference.
When you focus on object, for obvious reason the back sight becomes blurred but I got used to it.
Trigger adjustment is a tricky issue as suggested by Raja.
If you over do it , the barrel will snap back and stock will be broken and gun will turn into a junk.
You need to contact some knowledgeable person to adjust the trigger pull or speak to SDB people.
In my GenNex PH FH does wonders.
I plan to shoot two sets each of Excite Econ and Precipell Match flatheads consecutively. This might be a fairer assessment of the accuracy of the said pellets.
I myself am a bit wary of overlightening the trigger on my Artemis. I have read sam47 mention an incident caused by his AR’s trigger going off involuntarily; which made him have some emergency medical procedure on one of his fingers.
By the way, I haven’t read any recent posts by sam47. Is he not active anymore?
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I started shooting a bit late today and could only just about manage three sets of thirty shots each. I also rushed through my shots as I wanted to finish before it got dark. I feel that I could have shot a bit better if I didn’t show such haste.
As per my system, the three sets scored as follows:
Once again, the last spread scored highest. Here is the pic: This spread also marked the first time that I attempted to adjust the rear sight of my AR. For the past few days, I had been suspecting that my Artemis didn’t shoot true. But I kept dismissing the thought as I am a reasonably poor shot. And as a result, kept shifting my hold.
During this third spread of today, I was confident enough to decide that my AR shot low and a bit to the right. I made consecutive small adjustments, and, ended up overdoing it slightly. Again, it might not be easy for others to notice(mainly because the groups are not tight enough), but I can trace all the adjustments I made as they reflect in my spread.
TIME TO UPGRADE THE TARGET
Now that I am constantly shooting above a score of 225 as per my current system, I have decided to upgrade the target a bit.
1. Till now, the 10 point ring was one inch in diameter, I have decided to change it to 2cm.
2. The 1 point ring has been 12cm in diameter. It gets changed to 6.5cm
3. Each consecutive inside ring has been 1 cm less in diameter. It gave me a stripe of 0.5cm width for each point. Now, the difference in diameter is 0.5cm, thus reducing the width of each point stripe to .25cm
4. The 9 point stripe has been 0.72cm wide. It stands at 0.25cm now.
The following picture will better explain the comparision between my scoring system in use so far, and the new one I am going to shoot at from tomorrow. I will be happy if I average 200 points on this tomorrow.
P.S. A big shout out to the seasoned shooters who have been very responsive to this post. Shooting is a solitary endeavour and a little encouragement goes a long way.
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Thank you for your suggestions.vsraja wrote:You can improve your accuracy by reducing its power little bit by removing some coils from the main spring.Even atleast 2 or 3 coils can be removed without notice in drop of power.It improves the smoothness of cocking and shooting more than you expected. You can use the precihole peep sight.but the front sight is doubtful to fix on that rifle. You can also use only the rear peep sight along with the rifle front sight to acquire the target fastly.
I have realised that fixing the front aperture sight on Artemis will require some precise metal work. I am not prepared for that now as I don’t yet have a TIG welder and most importantly I have not yet exhausted the full potential of the iron sights Artemis came with. I make do with an Arc welder, and I suspect that it will be useless on a barrel.