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Old 11-12-2018, 11:16 AM   #51
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TXHUNT3R,
If you have a chronograph, you can greatly improve your accuracy with any air gun by KNOWING what velocity it is shooting... The break barrel guns aren't really tunable other than changing pellet weights with respect to speed of the pellets. The conventional diablo shaped pellets are not stable at high speeds, but they are very stable within their ideal speed range... For a .177 caliber pellet you need to get your speed down to around 750-800 fps for the best accuracy. Beyond that, you will get spiraling of the pellets and reduced accuracy at ranges beyond 25-30 yards. For .22 cal. you can get them up to 850-900 tops to maintain accuracy...
The way you get the optimum accuracy out of a break barrel gun is to shoot heavier pellets in them that slows their speed down. You can buy a "pellet sampler" of the JSB pellets (probably the most accurate and consistent pellet manufacturer short of custom molds) from Pyramid Air (www.pyramidair.com). They have a tin of pellets with about 5 or 6 different pellet weights in partitions in the tin. That way you can shoot some of each weight to determine which ones shoot the best, then buy tins of that one. When I'm working on a new gun, I start with the heaviest pellet and work my way down until I start to get group spread to pick the right pellet. I start at 25 yards. A good break barrel should just make a ragged hole with 5 shots... Gamo's are not generally considered high quality guns. They are however a great start to a BAD addiction!!
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Old 11-12-2018, 11:24 AM   #52
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TXHUNT3R,
If you have a chronograph, you can greatly improve your accuracy with any air gun by KNOWING what velocity it is shooting... The break barrel guns aren't really tunable other than changing pellet weights with respect to speed of the pellets. The conventional diablo shaped pellets are not stable at high speeds, but they are very stable within their ideal speed range... For a .177 caliber pellet you need to get your speed down to around 750-800 fps for the best accuracy. Beyond that, you will get spiraling of the pellets and reduced accuracy at ranges beyond 25-30 yards. For .22 cal. you can get them up to 850-900 tops to maintain accuracy...
The way you get the optimum accuracy out of a break barrel gun is to shoot heavier pellets in them that slows their speed down. You can buy a "pellet sampler" of the JSB pellets (probably the most accurate and consistent pellet manufacturer short of custom molds) from Pyramid Air (www.pyramidair.com). They have a tin of pellets with about 5 or 6 different pellet weights in partitions in the tin. That way you can shoot some of each weight to determine which ones shoot the best, then buy tins of that one. When I'm working on a new gun, I start with the heaviest pellet and work my way down until I start to get group spread to pick the right pellet. I start at 25 yards. A good break barrel should just make a ragged hole with 5 shots... Gamo's are not generally considered high quality guns. They are however a great start to a BAD addiction!!

Wow, thank you for the knowledge!! I will be asking you things as I go since you are the air gun guru around
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Old 11-12-2018, 11:43 AM   #53
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Here's the .22 cal. pellet sampler...

https://www.pyramydair.com/s/p/JSB_M...ypes_240ct/959
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