Aimpoint S1 on the Beretta Silver Pigeon

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Aimpoint S1 on the Beretta Silver Pigeon

Post by mchughcb » Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:06 am

Well I got a bit of surprise today as DH338 dropped in while I was testing out how the Aimpoint S1 fitted on my little Beretta Silver Pigeon 20G. I think he was surprised how light it was but probably needs a bit more on the LOP.

In the end it got fitted up and I took it down the range for a test. Its not bad but will take some getting use to. The red dot sits higher than the bead but in this little gun requires me to push harder to get behind the bead. Therefore not pushing as hard allows the cheek to comfortably sit on the stock and align with the red dot. The red dot itself is 6 MoA and they have done a great job of making sure its nice and round regardless of the illumination. I managed to see more of a star with the H1 Micro 2 MoA.

I got it lined up with the patterning board then at 35m I got it shooting about 60/40. I then took it back to 50m and got the red dot lined up with the shotkam dot. I had trouble on the simulated field with the targets whizzing in and getting onto target and trying to get the sight picture with the dot.

I then got over to the trap and shot much better with most shots with the first barrel on mod choke.
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Re: Aimpoint S1 on the Beretta Silver Pigeon

Post by mchughcb » Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:56 am

https://youtu.be/JKEPBE3QfHc


Need to put in some more time to get used to it on the fast crossers. Also examining the pattern sheets I've moved the POI down and to the right.

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Post by deerhunter338mag » Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:46 am

Was nice to see you again buddy, sorry I couldn’t stay as I was on a mission. But I must say what a awesome gun. I was very impressed how light it was and how well balanced it was. The Aimpoint is a serious game changer. You will have a bucket load of fun with the 20g. I might get one for my young bloke if I can get the iPad off him.
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Post by mchughcb » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:06 am

I think he will like it. He might want to try my webley and scott sxs 20g as well.

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Post by TheoR8 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:32 am

Very nice Chuck, do you find it better than the H1 2moa?? :handgestures-thumbup:

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Post by mchughcb » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:49 am

For shotguns probably.

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Post by Oscar » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:32 pm

Interesting. I found that when I use the H2 with my drilling as I move through the target with the dot if they are fast moving the best lead seems to be that as soon as the target gets to near the edge of the FoV then shoot. From the video many of those crosses that you missed were down to being either too high ( noting the 60/40) or you change your gun speed when you pulled the trigger.

Will be interested in how the Aimpoint goes in the duck season.

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Re: Aimpoint S1 on the Beretta Silver Pigeon

Post by mchughcb » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:16 pm

Im probably going to have another crack tomorrow on five stand. Hopefully get more hang of it.

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