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How to shim a scope

By B.B. Pelletier When a scope will not adjust far enough to get the pellet on target, some shooters shim it by adding thin material inside the scope rings or under the mounts, where they connect to the gun’s receiver. Other times, your scope barely adjusts to the aim point, and you want a little … Read more

A serious springer for serious airgunning

By B.B. Pelletier What IS a serious springer? With precharged guns selling so well these days, can any springer be a serious contender? I think so. Spring guns may not be as powerful as precharged guns, and they do require more technique to shoot accurately, but they also need less in the way of support. … Read more

“Become a better shot!”

By B.B. Pelletier “Become a better shot!” was Gamo’s ad copy a few years ago. They meant that by shooting an airgun (hopefully, one of theirs) you would learn to shoot better in general. It sounds like advertising hype, but it isn’t. Airguns do improve your shooting for many reasons. Practice still makes perfect: shoot … Read more

Synthetic skirts, steel tips and other pellet oddities

By B.B. Pelletier Have you ever wondered about those “funny” pellets? You know which ones I mean. Some have synthetic skirts, while others have steel embedded in the body of the pellet. Let’s take a look at these odd pellets and some of the other unexpected configurations. Skirting the issue of syntheticsSynthetic skirts on pellets … Read more

What causes scope shift?

By B.B. Pelletier Scope shift is a term that describes the movement of a gun’s zero over time. While the gun remains very accurate, the point of impact changes location so you don’t know where the first shot will go. That’s frustrating for hunters and anyone who just wants to shoot and not fiddle with … Read more