by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier
The BSA Airsporter Mark IV is an all-time classic.
This report covers:
- Eley Wasps
- RWS Hobby
- JSB Exact RS
- How is it working?
- What now?
Sometimes the bear eats you. That will be the theme of today’s test of the BSA Airsporter Mark IV at 25 yards, shooting with open sights.
You may recall that in the last test of this rifle at 10 meters with open sights, I got a tantalizingly good group of 9 out of 10 Eley Wasps. It was good enough to make me start the 25-yard test with the same pellet.
The first shot hit the target high on the edge of the bull at 11 o’clock. I reckoned that was good enough for me, so I shot the next 9 without looking again. I didn’t even look through the spotting scope after I was done. I just walked downrange to change targets, and thought I would see a one-inch group, perhaps with a flier or two. What was actually there was ten shots spread out in a group that measures 2.471-inches between centers. Clearly not what I had imagined!