In short I bought myself a Nova Vista Alpha PCP, which I absolutely love!! I have mounted a budget scope, being the Discovery 4x16 (think it's the VT-Z) which seems to do the job fairly well. The rifle is more accurate than I am, and with the 300bar cylinder I reckon about 90-100 shots should be possible on High Power before you start going under the desired pressure.
My main aim for the rifle is fun target shooting, possibly at some distance, and where necessary and applicable some pestcontrol on the farm.
Now for a couple of questions for the guys with some more experience than I do:
- I currently have JSB Jumbo express (14.35gr) and and Jumbo Heavy (18.13gr), currently the Heavy is untested, Should I consider any other ammo?
- A bipod is next on my shopping list, is there a difference between a cheapy and a R1000+ bipod? Other than both being collapsable and fairly lightweight.
- When considering buying a dive cylinder, is it worth going for the carbon fibre cylinder or not really? How often do you shoot more than 90 shots in the veld?
Do you have any other advice or warning that I should consider?
Here she is:
Grouping of 3 shots at 20m:
Grouping at 30m, 3 shots:
PS. In the long run I am considering to sand down the stock, remove the cheekpiece/rest on the right and to stain the stock a nice deep mahogany.