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Kinda interesting that when I shoot more than 5 shots in a group it seems that I'm also measuring the consistency of the SHOOTER as much as the gun/pellet combo. Here is an example of some 10 shot groups from "bucket and sticks" on a day when the shooter (me) was unusually steady. Intending to shoot this 100 bull target "one bull at a time" I started shooting at the "zero bull" noticing that the grouping was TERRIBLE (about 1" ctc at 18 yards). I verified the grouping by shooting at bull #10 and then decided to skip the "one shot per bull" session. I was guessing that the bore was fouled so I pulled through a few dry patches. After the bore clean bull #1 was shot 10 times to "season the bore" and 10 CPLs were shot at each bull #5, #6 & #7. Not actually "benched PCP quality groups" but for me the "after bore clean groups" are exceptionally good for me……….

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LOL….this also shows that (for me) a fouled bore will affect the accuracy of my HW springers but that's a different discussion.

Back to the pellet grouping discussion, while the "Gamo review" I viewed had a "strange to me method of group size" (reduced 5" CTC to 1/2" CTC) group making the claim rather useless, I also can vary my group sizes simply by shooting pellets unsuited to my HW95, notice the Daisy pointed pellet group in the lower pic. If I had shot 10 pellets in each group I'm guessing that I would also have a few "very tight cherry picked groups inside the fliers" regardless of the pellet accuracy.

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