By B.B. Pelletier
Today’s posting is an answer to a question from one of our readers:
I heard saboted pellets don’t work very well in some airguns because of the barrel being choked. Is that true?
Can a synthetic skirt be accurate?
I can only give you my personal observations on this question, plus the scant material I’ve read and seen. I’ve not had good luck achieving the same level of accuracy using pellets with synthetic skirts (what our reader and some manufacturers refer to as sabots) as I have with homogenous, pure lead pellets. Ten years ago, synthetic-skirted pellets were not very accurate at all. They were relatively new to the airgun scene and certain manufacturing problems I’ll discuss in a moment weren’t properly addressed.