by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier
My Sheridan Blue Streak dates back to 1978 when I bought it new.
A history of airguns
This report covers:
- The test
- Crosman Premier
- Benjamin Cylindrical pellets
- Predator Polymags
- H&N Baracuda
- Field Target Trophy
- JSB Exact
- Sheridan Cylindrical pellet
- A different number of pump strokes
- What can cause poor accuracy?
We have an interesting day ahead of us! This is the first day we test the accuracy of my vintage Sheridan Blue Streak. Let’s get started!
I shot from 10 meters off a sandbag rest. The rifle rested directly on the sandbag. I shot 5-shot groups for the entire test. To begin with I shot each different pellet on 4 pumps. I’ll take the most accurate pellet and do something more with it at the end of this test. And I never adjusted the sights during this entire test.
To this point the now-obsolete 14.3-grain Crosman Premiers have been the most accurate pellets in this rifle. The sights were on in 2016, so I shot from 10 meters with no sighters.