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“Goodtogo”I think to vote on a rifle you would have to have owned one or at least shot one a lot? Distance doesn’t matter since most of us shoot our rifles at many different distances? So maybe the question should be what has been the most accurate springer you have shot with? I know I can tell which is going to shoot the most accurate before I sit down at my shooting bench. And many factors let me make that decision, such as distance and wind conditions. So you have a 20 yard shot off your deck rail on a starling and you HAVE to hit it in the eye. All of your springers are laying on your kitchen table. Which one are you going to reach for? Even a FWB 300 has enough energy for that shot. But do you pick up the tx200 or one of your other springers?

Why would you HAVE to hit it in the eye? With a 12 FPE rifle, any chest shot would be fine.

Even with a relatively low-powered FWB300 or HW30s, any shot in the head (except the beak) or neck would do the trick. …or even upper back or behind the breast bone into the heart.

I shot a pigeon a week ago with my HW30s. ~650 fps with JSB Exact RS 7.33 gr. Upper chest, (heart shot, behind the breast bone) straight through and DRT. That was 10 yards, but at 20 yards, it wouldn’t have been much different. May not have passed through, but would have snuffed him nevertheless. Starlings are smaller birds than pigeons.