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My answer would be maybe, but maybe not. There are too many factors that cannot be accounted for even if we say same pellet function (head size, weight, skirt expansion, etc.), identical shooting conditions, identical distance (meaning that the actual distance from the barrel to the POI is exactly the same), identical function of the mechanical components, etc. In order to make the determination, you’d need a large data group to compare.

Just because one pellet has a larger arc than the other, won’t always make it more or less accurate. After all, this should already be accounted for with the zeroing of the scope. I see this a lot in bow hunting articles. Everyone seems to focus on the FPS, and while it is true that an arrow shot at 325 FPS will arrive quicker to the target than one traveling at 275 FPS, there is still so much more to accuracy then just speed. 

Ultimately, I don’t feel you can say that FPS is the determining factor with accuracy, rather it is just another component to the overall picture.