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    For a very long time I have been trying to convince myself that Accupell 7.9gr is VERY GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY.
    Well it's not, it's JUNK.
    Doing actual groupings test with the Accupells and the AA's, I found the accupells to give about the same grouping size (but to the right). I have spent about 5 months changing and moving mounts to try and solve the alighnment of scope crosshair and pellet hit point out to save R 40 / 500 pellets.
    I was not prepared to shim the mounts as this just puts extra stress on the scope.
    Yesterday I just had enough, changed mounts AGAIN, tested @ 10m then @ 30m, same problems.
    Swopped over the AA 4.52, shot at 10m and adjusted, changed to 30m ALIGNMENT PERFECT, not to the left or 2 da right, spot on !

    I say again - ACCUPELL = ACCUCRAP :rude:

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    didn't see this one coming

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    Oh and if I may,
    same problem on the NJR.

    Penny wise = Pound (and time) stupid
    (and how many targets did I miss while I tried to fix da problem)
    <span class='smallblacktext'>[ Edited Mon May 16 2005, 01:48PM ]</span>

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    back to 9*, let's hope it stays this time

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    Neil,

    That is a very sweeping and misleading statement to make because of the experience you have had with your rifles.

    If you have a rifle that shoots well with Accupell then they are hardly crap are they?

    Dale

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    true true, I found that on High Power the accupell 10.5gr were the only pellets I could get to group well, now that I'm down on power to 12lbs I had to switch to the AA 8.44gr, accupells didn't wanna work any longer.

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    I find the Accupels were bad in the NJR.
    They were excellent in the AAS200, S400 and ProSPort.
    Good also in the Steyr

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    Dale,
    they group very well yes, but to the right, about 20mm @ 10m and about 120mm @ 50m, I have tried 3 different types of mounts with exactly the same outcome.
    The minute I changed to AA 4.52 that problem was gone.
    Like I also said this is with 2 different guns (both AA but still).
    I think it's a fair statement, I gave all the facts.

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    What if your grouping was smaller than with AA's ?

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    they are obviously spiralling...the groupings may be good but if they have left to right drift at different distances they become pretty useless for FT

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    Does this often happen (spiralling)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by guido
    they are obviously spiralling...the groupings may be good but if they have left to right drift at different distances they become pretty useless for FT
    Exactly, I could try a barrel brace to force alignment but I prefer the free floated barrel, or shims to force the scope but I prefer the scope straight aswell.
    Will rather spend a little more money on AA pellets.

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    its not a question of forcing alignment.

    The pellet actually does a spiral movement over its trajectory moving from left to right and back along its flight.
    No amount of bracing will change that...perhaps recrowning the barrel or a different twist rate.

    Neil have you tried the latest JSB pellets?
    Try some in the different sizes before I run out...next time I bring them in they are going to cost more due to the 15% customs duties that the local customs office here has caught onto

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    Nope I haven't tried, but the Daystate 4.53 also does very very good in my Pro-T, and they are also in the R 60/tin range
    I have wasted s@#t loads of money on pellets, AA and Daystate perform in the Pro-T so now I will stick with them.

    I'm not prepared to buy 10 tins of pellets (in different sizes) to find out that only 1 performs ! Then I sit with the rest !

    But I hear what you're saying !
    <span class='smallblacktext'>[ Edited Mon May 16 2005, 04:22PM ]</span>

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    Quote Originally Posted by guido
    The pellet actually does a spiral movement over its trajectory moving from left to right and back along its flight.
    It's not a case of from left to right, it's from a little right to LOTSA right !

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