Continued from Page 9. Showcasing the making of the airgun I
designed using Buckley's reservoir design as inspiration.
Posted July 10, 2012
These pictures represent work I did on May 24 & 26, 2012. I modified the spring cap that holds a 1/2" diameter
spring to be able to hold a 1" stiffer spring. I wanted to get the FPS (feet per second) higher with minimal
effort. Turns out it actually got worse. My FPS went down to about 600 and when I put in the original spring
was back up to 720. I will do a shoot string sometime to see just how consistant the rifle is.
May turned out to be really cold this year. I took the rifle to my dad's shop to do some indoor shooting. Wanted
to determine the accuracy of this rifle. I set up to site in the scope in the picture below. Since I hadn't
fired this gun awhile and removed the scope a few times I started at 36 feet. Not bad for a first shot! I took
four more shots and moved to 72 feet.
Then moving the target out to 84 feet. I actually shot better at the further distance as I settle down
some and relaxed. I am using Crosman Premiere HP 14.3, 22 Cal pellets. Accuracy is not to bad.
One thing I noticed was the skirts were dinged on a lot of pellets. I had to weed through to ones that looked
usuable and shot with them. Eventually will have to try JSB or better brand of pellets in the future.