Testing for accuracy with a springer.

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by dcj1, May 23, 2015.

  1. dcj1

    dcj1 New Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    I am now happy with my TX200's shot cycle and am now starting my quest for the pellet my rifle likes the most. I know shooting in a rested position off a bean bag would probably result in a POI shift from my normal shooting position, but would this be an acceptable way to test for pellet accuracy?.
    We all know how tedious pellet testing can be, I just want to rule out inconsistency because of shooter error.
    Thanks for any input.
  2. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 4, 2010
    Poole, Dorset
    Parkstone Gun Club, South Dorset FTC, Southampton Buccaneers
    With my 97 I wasn't that far away when I did do it but always ended up shooting from sitting. I actually found it easier and more productive because I could work on fit at the same time and see immediate feedback. And with a springer I find it almost more awkward off the bench because of cocking.
  3. Nick G

    Nick G Active Member

    Nov 21, 2012
    Greyhound/ Purley Chase
    I find I shoot the gun better when sitting than off a bench, I think its because there is more room for movement in the shooting position to allow for the guns recoil & surge

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