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Trying to figure out POI changes with air rifles is a fool's errand. Check your zero before hunting if possible, otherwise, try to accept it as part of the sport. In my experience, some  barrels need seasoning after cleaning to settle down, others change throughout the cycle to the next cleaning.  It's probably the only aspect of precision AR shooting that I find as frustrating as rimfire. Rimfires will change POI with different ammo, even of the same velocity, or, different lots of the same ammo. But air rifles seem to do it for no reason. 

I don't agree with the generality of this statement.  It seems widely true but not always the case.  It is one reason the Walther LGU I own is my go to gun for a first shot.  It does not change POI noticeably from day to day.  I have others that certainly do change POI noticeably and a few recent acquisitions that I don't know about yet (the Weihrauch HW44 I got recently has so far not shown much change from session to session but I don't have enough time with it to state that it "doesn't").