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    Chuck said, ” I caution you to not to try to turn something into something it is not capable of being. ”

    I agree 100%!  Accept the gun for what it is, work to its maximum capability, but don’t push it any further.  I have a Marauder and with some coaxing and JSB exact heavies, can shoot very well at 75 yards.  Under 2 inch groups, usually 1.5 inches.  That’s the best I’ll ever get out of the gun because that’s the best it’ll do.  I have to accept that.  If I want more accuracy, such as 1 inch groups at 100 yards, that takes a different gun made to different standards.  I want more accuracy, but it’ll take a different gun.  Best to accept what the gun will give and be happy with it!

    Accuracy is a fleeting thing.  There are just so many variables and you can only control a few.  Some you just need to accept.

    Good luck,
     

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    Thanks Chuck and Saltlake58 for your comments and recommendations.

    Be sure everything will be taken into consideration. Regarding Wildcat, I have tons of small things I can do before going further with a new regulator. However, with the info many posted I starting to think mine is not bad at all. I understand the limitations of the Wildcat .22 and the limitations of JSB 18.13 grains BC. Best groupings so far are 3/8″ at 50m and 1-1/4in at 100m (110 yards). I am starting to think these are the limitations in my gun. I should work too in my limitations including, but not limited to, accepting things I cannot change! :-)

    I have a Impact too. It came in .22 and I am still waiting a .25 barrel kit. Better BC, adjustable rifle and I hope to increase my performance at longer distances. It will be a new road. I am not planning to get rid of my Wildcat. I love the design, weight and she suits me well for small game at max 50/60m. 

    Thank you guys for your time spent in commenting my post. Good shooting to all. 

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    Great info thanks for posting. 

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    Chuck,

    Thank you for the indepth explanation on the hammer spring adjustment!  I’ve spent an insane amount of time on the net trying to learn how best to tune my Coyote (Huma regulator install) and Gauntlet (bump up the regulator PSI to achieve higher muzzle FPS).  It’s been very frustrating on the lack of detailed (or maybe readily mined) information out there on hammer spring tuning.

    Adjusting the Coyote/Huma regulator is relatively simple; the Gauntlet regulator requires more than just turning a screw but is also not overly difficult.  The information challenge has been the best method to adjust the hammer spring, and avoid the problem of “bounce back”. 

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    I watched some videos regarding Guantlet tuning recently that were very interesting…you may like them too. Here is the first one to get you started: 

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    I also have learned a tremendous amount on this site and from chuck 
    Thanks CHUCK and AGN

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    😉

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    @paio I have a .22 Royale and your accuracy is pretty consistent with what I see from my rifle.  I have to keep on reminding myself that I CANNOT compare it with what guys with .25 calibers can do. 

    But in the distances I normally shoot in my yard (up to 60-65 yards) the .22 does reasonably well.

    it is also pretty sensitive to a dirty barrel.  The most I can shoot before pulling a dry patch is 150 to 200 pellets.

    The bottom two groups are about as good as it gets for me with full mag groups (12 shots).

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    “mcoulter”@paio I have a .22 Royale and your accuracy is pretty consistent with what I see from my rifle.  I have to keep on reminding myself that I CANNOT compare it with what guys with .25 calibers can do. 
    But in the distances I normally shoot in my yard (up to 60-65 yards) the .22 does reasonably well.
    it is also pretty sensitive to a dirty barrel.  The most I can shoot before pulling a dry patch is 150 to 200 pellets.
    The bottom two groups is about as good as it gets for me with full mag groups (12 shots).

    
Those are awesome full mag groups!!  Nice work.

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