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edosan
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Thanks @edosan.  Remember, we are not talking accuracy or precision here, just wind influence as related to pellet speed and BC. Perhaps your guns are more accurate at the higher speeds (1000 FPS?), and that outweighs any performance benefits of 950 FPS and less with regards to wind deflection. My assumption is/was that most guns (other than ST barrels) are pretty much just as accurate at 850 as at 950, so in that instance anywhere in that band is fine. I know for a fact that my old .30 Bobcat Mk2 shooting JSB Exact 44.8 grain pellets at 880 FPS is just as accurate as any gun I have shot or have seen at EBR or RMAC…  Now if I could only shoot as good as you, or Alvaro, or Claudio…  ;)  Its interesting just how often our "instincts" are totally wrong…

 

I know but wind influence affects accuracy and in the end is what we are all looking for to achieve whatever goal we have? (paper, hunting etc)

Now maybe twist rate changes  affect more?, you mention:

With the much faster pellet speed, I was getting pretty much the same drift, maybe even slightly more (1/8 mil more on average).  To say I was surprised would be an understatement…

Here is a though … let's say the twist / barrel spin is to the right , so the pellet will spin / rotate to the right @ high speed, more spin + wind in the same direction = more drift, but if the wind goes to the opposite side we should see actually less drift… so the more the pellet rotates, will drift more if the wind goes in the same direction, but less on the opposite?  do I make any sense? jajaja ;)

Just thinking out loud here