Gamo Swarm Fusion 10X Gen II air rifle: Part 3

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Gamo Swarm Fusion
Gamo Swarm Fusion 10X repeating rifle.

Part 1
Part 2

This report covers:

  • Today’s test
  • The test
  • Trigger adjustment
  • Sight-in
  • Air Arms Falcon
  • H&N Match Green
  • Gamo Master Point
  • RWS R10 Pistol
  • Firing behavior
  • JSB Exact 8.44-grain domes
  • H&N Baracuda Green
  • JSB Exact Heavy
  • JSB Exact RS
  • Firing behavior
  • Whew!
  • 10-shot group with Match Green
  • Conclusion?
  • Summary

Today we start looking at the accuracy of the Gamo Swarm Fusion 10X Gen II repeating breakbarrel spring-piston air rifle. I’m hoping for a great result!

Today’s test

The Swarm Fusion has open sights, and I’m testing them today. It also comes bundled with a scope that I will test in another report. Since this is the first accuracy test, I decided to just shoot 5-shot groups so I could test lots of different pellets. Let’s get started.

The test

I shot off a sandbag rest at 10 meters. I used a modified artillery hold, because the thumbhole stock on this rifle doesn’t permit a classic hold. The only difference is I did grasp the pistol grip. read more


Daisy 22SG multi-pump pneumatic: Part 3

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Daisy 22SG
Daisy 22SG.

Part 1
Part 2

A history of airguns

This report covers:

  • The test
  • Check sight-in
  • RWS Hobbys
  • Beeman Kodiaks
  • RWS Superpoint
  • JSB Exact RS
  • RWS Superdome
  • JSB Hades
  • Discussion
  • Summary

Today we learn how accurate the Daisy 22SG is. The rifle was already scoped so I hoped it would be close to zero, if not spot-on. I didn’t know what pellet(s) shot well in the rifle, so this test starts from the beginning.

The test

I shot the rifle off a sandbag rest at 10 meters. I shot 5 shots per group and pumped the rifle 6 times for each shot. In the velocity test we learned that 6 pumps pushes an RWS Hobby pellet out at around 500 f.p.s. That’s fast enough for punching paper.

Check sight-in

Since the rifle is scoped I first checked the zero from 12 feet before shooting from 10 meters. The pellet hit about an inch below the aim point and a little to the right. It was hand-held, but that was close enough to start shooting from 10 meters. I expected the pellet to rise at that distance and it did. It’s hard to say how much it rose because 5 Hobbys went into 0.925-inches at 10 meters, but the center of that group seems to have risen about 3/4-inches. I am not showing that group. read more


Air Arms S510XS Ultimate Sporter with Laminate Stock: Part 7

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Air Arms S510XS
Air Arms S510XS Ultimate Sporter with Laminate Stock.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Meopta MeoPro Optika6 3-18X56-scope: Part 1
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6

This report covers:

  • 50 Yards
  • Shot like a TX200 Mark III
  • Field target rifle
  • Pro-Sport
  • On with today’s report
  • The test
  • Air Arms 16-grain domes first target
  • Oh, oh!
  • JSB Exact Jumbo
  • JSB Exact RS
  • Summary

Today is the final report on the Air Arms S510XS Ultimate Sporter with Laminate Stock, but this isn’t the last time you will see it. This rifle is almost or even just as accurate as my TalonSS from AirForce Airguns, and this one is a repeater with an adjustable trigger! So I am buying it to use as a testbed for .22 caliber pellets. I will leave the Meopta Optika6 mounted in the Sportsmatch 30mm high adjustable scope mounts so it is always ready to go. And I will buy an aftermarket Foster adaptor to get away from the proprietary Air Arms fill adaptor. read more


Air Arms S510XS Ultimate Sporter with Laminate Stock: Part 6

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Air Arms S510XS
Air Arms S510XS Ultimate Sporter with Laminate Stock.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Meopta MeoPro Optika6 3-18X56-scope: Part 1
Part 4
Part 5

This report covers:

  • The tests
  • H&N Hollowpoint
  • H&N Baracuda with 5.50mm head
  • JSB Exact Jumbo
  • JSB Exact Jumbo RS
  • Big test number two
  • Ten-shot group of 5.52mm heads
  • Ah-HA!
  • Ten shots of odd-head sizes 5.50 to 5.53mm except 5.52mm
  • Summary

Boy, did BB learn a lot today! This will spill over into tomorrow in a way you probably can’t guess.

Today I did the final accuracy test at 25 yards. I’m still learning about the Air Arms S510XS Ultimate Sporter with Laminate Stock that will become mine for reasons I will share later. Today I tested the rifle with 4 pellets I hadn’t tried yet, plus I also shot two groups of pellets that were sorted by the Pelletgage. Let’s go!

The tests

I shot 5-shot groups at 25 yards with the four new pellets, just to see if any were worth further testing. Then I shot two 10-shot groups of Pelletgage sorted pellets. I will tell you more about that test when we get to it, so now lets look at the first 4 groups. read more


Umarex Synergis repeating underlever combo: Part 4

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Synergis
Umarex Synergis underlever repeating gas piston rifle.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

This report covers:

  • Scope
  • The test
  • Best pellet
  • Artillery hold
  • Smooth!
  • Rested directly on the sandbag
  • A different pellet?
  • Summary

Today I shoot the new Umarex Synergis at 25 yards and finish the series. I’ll tell you up front, the Synergis is a fine air rifle and worth your consideration.

Scope

As you remember from Part 3, I said the scope was not clear at 10 meters. Since it doesn’t have parallax adjustments I had hoped it would clear up at 25 yards. Well, that didn’t happen. It was still blurry at 25 yards on the full 9 power. It was clear enough to see a pellet hole in the white target paper but not inside the black bull. If I was going to shoot this rifle a lot I would plan on getting a different scope, though I think you will see that the one that comes with the gun is very useable. read more


Stoeger S4000E Black Synthetic Suppressed rifle combo: Part 5

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Stoeger S4000E MGS
Stoeger S4000E breakbarrel rifle.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

This report covers:

  • Good comments
  • Cleaning the barrel
  • Baffles and sights
  • Stock screws
  • Tight hold
  • Pellets, pellets…
  • The secret
  • Relax!
  • The next day
  • Other pellets
  • 10 shots
  • Discussion
  • Is this a world-beater?
  • Summary

Today I will finish testing the Stoeger S4000E rifle at 25 yards, and what a tale I have to tell you! Grab your coffee and let’s get started.

We already saw the rifle shot at 25 yards and the groups were not that impressive. But I saw a potential that I sometimes see that made me work harder with this rifle for many reasons. Today you will see why I do that and also what it sometimes takes to make an air rifle shoot.

Good comments

Several readers commented on my Part 4 report. Some commiserated with the outcome but a couple gave me good suggestions for things I ought to try next time. RidgeRunner reminded me to clean the barrel with JB Non-Embedding Bore Cleaning Compound. I should have done that before but I missed it, and thankfully RR was there to remind me. read more


Stoeger S4000E Black Synthetic Suppressed rifle combo: Part 3

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Stoeger S4000E MGS
Stoeger S4000E breakbarrel rifle.

Part 1
Part 2

This report covers:

  • Today’s goals
  • The test
  • Sight-in
  • JSB Exact RS
  • RWS Superdome
  • H&N Baracuda Match with 5.53mm heads
  • Shot cycle
  • Trigger
  • Hold
  • Trigger
  • Cocking
  • Summary

Today I start testing the accuracy of the Stoeger S4000E Black Synthetic Suppressed rifle. I will be testing with open sights today but remember this is a combo, and that’s what I really want to test. So today will be a shakedown to learn as much as we can about the rifle.

Today’s goals

There are a couple things I want to find out from today’s test. First I want to know which pellet(s) the rifle likes. That way I won’t waste any time when the rifle is scoped.

I also want to discover how best to hold the rifle. The S4000E has a gas spring and they usually make rifles hold-sensitive. Of all the rifles with gas springs I have tested, so far only the Sig ASP20 has not been hold-sensitive. So I began the test expecting this rifle to be sensitive and I was looking for the best way to use the artillery hold. read more