....... I tried loads of pellets at different cylinder pressures - eventually, it looked like I was getting 20ish decent shots at around 160bar.
Eventually, I took it to my permission. I checked the zero when I got there, topped up the air to 160bar and, set off for a walk.
...... the first target was a woody, sat on a fence, no more than 30yrds off. I steadied the rifle on another fence, took aim just back from it's eye - a nice easy side on shot
The pellet hit low and right - into the face, just below the beak. The pigeon went nuts - flapping about all over the ground
I put the rifle down and ran after it but, it wasn't easy to catch - sometimes it was 6ft in the air, then it'd be racing along the ground - that was probably my worse result so far
I eventually caught it and finished it off.
I checked the rifle again against a target - the air pressure had barely changed but, now it was shooting all over the place. I know it wasn't the scope because I've used in on other rifles before and after that shambles.
That little Ultra didn't last long after that.
Fast forward a bit and, I've been chopping and changing rifles again.....
I recently picked up a .177 BSA Superten - I do like those and, I wanted it to be a good 'un but, it turned out to be a basket case. The regulator was leaking and, giving a very poor, erratic shot count
While I was at the shop, returning it, I spotted a BSA Ultra max se limited edition.
It was a nice looking thing - black pepper laminate stock and, full Huggett shroud and silencer - I thought 'Ooh, I'll have a look at that'
These were sold through the Airgun Center. It was used but it's in excellent condition. It came with the original hard case and a certificate stating that it's number 63/100 made
Sod it, I've had a birthday lately so, I took it home
I've been wanting a compact rifle again for a while - my HW100 is truly excellent but, it's a b*****d to stalk with at night. This Ultra seems to fit the bill very well
As it's a treat to me, I've given it a Bushnell Elite 6500 2.5-16x42, some double strap BKL mounts and, a MEC III butpad