by B.B. Pelletier
Today, we’re going to look at shot-to-shot consistency in an airgun many consider inexpensive – the Sheridan Blue Streak. And, of course, anything I say about the Blue Streak holds true for the Silver Streak, as well. This is an experiment I read about years ago, and it’s a real eye-opener. It also gives you something to do with that new chronograph you get for Christmas.
Consistency is king!
In the world of airguns, the watchword is consistency, as in how close each shot’s velocity is to all the others in a given string. I have known shooters, and perhaps you have too, who get so wrapped up in the quest for the lowest possible shot-to-shot variation that they don’t shoot at targets anymore. They just shoot shot after shot through the chronograph, searching for a gun/pellet combination that never varies.