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Synthetic-skirted (saboted) pellets and accuracy

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 … Read more

Tokyo Marui VSR-10 G-Spec MG315

By. B.B. Pelletier Tokyo Marui may make the finest airsoft guns in the world, but they aren’t real good at naming them! The VSR-10 G-Spec MG315 is REALLY a military sniper rifle, that looks a lot like the U.S. Army’s M24. Based on the Remington 700 bolt-action rifle, the M24 is a wonderful rifle for … Read more

More on muzzle velocity and energy

By B.B. Pelletier I received the following question posted as a comment to my May 18 posting, What about Eun Jin pellets? I thought this question deserved a better answer than just a few lines in the comment section, so here it is. Question:I keep noticing the reference to foot-pounds of [energy] when talking about … Read more

Are longer barrels more accurate?

By B.B. Pelletier How long must a barrel be to be accurate? There is no answer to that, because short barrels are JUST as accurate as long barrels. That’s today’s post in one sentence. I just overheard an airgunner asking his buddy how much more accurate he thought a longer barrel would be for his … Read more

Warm weather means hotter velocities for CO2 guns!

By B.B. Pelletier Shooters in Florida, the Southwest and Hawaii don’t worry much about cold weather, but the rest of us do because the winter puts an end to outdoor shooting with CO2 guns. Now that summer is back in almost every corner of the US, all of us can head outside again for loads … Read more

Bad vibes

By B.B. Pelletier Today we’ll look at a problem some spring guns have in abundance – too much vibration! What causes vibration in a spring gun?Vibration is caused when the moving parts of the powerplant have too much clearance. The moving parts include the piston with its seal, the mainspring, the spring guide and sometimes … Read more

The BB pistol that didn’t shoot BBs

By B.B. Pelletier We’re surrounded by hundreds of BB pistols today. There seems to be no end of models from which to choose, but it wasn’t always that way. In the 1930s, the first American BB pistol was a very different kind of airgun. The Daisy Targeteer was on every kid’s wishlist!Daisy’s Targeteer was initially … Read more

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