Reply To: Woe is me! I need a little help guys
I counted up the pellets that I have shot over the chrony and into the backstop – and I am over 3k at this point. I have been shooting more than I had thought and the stock barrel was in need of a cleaning as is was now acting funny, too.. While I was giving it the the old Goo Gone treatment, I took the fancy barrel out and cleaned it with a vengeance, too. There was nowhere as much gunk in the aftermarket barrel, but there was some… (light bulb #1)
I took my time and gave it a good thinking. I put the fancy barrel on, and the LDC. Shot a few – and the pellets were nearly out of the scope FOV at 30 yards. (Light bulb #2) Hmmm, I yanked the LDC off – and what do you know? I was only about 1 dot each up and right from POA and for as much as I have been chasing POI, that was very welcome. For now, I am shooting the aftermarket barrel w/o the LDC. I am seeing some light at the end of the barrel. While not as tight of group as I want, I am seeing three of eight pellets in the same hole using sub optimal pellets.
I am not the happiest that the LDC is causing problems – as I really like the phhhft! sound rather than the pop! sound, and I don’t want to waste the cash that I laid out for the LDC – but right now I want to have the accuracy back. It’s getting there.
Thanks to all who have made suggestions