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Hoppes BoreSnake Rifle Cleaner for .177 Airguns

Tips for Getting More accuracy – Part 2

Now that I’ve got my new airgun and I’ve followed the manufacturer’s suggestion for a reasonable break in period, it’s time to see what it can really do. Before I start cramming things down the bore in the way of cleaning products, I need to get a baseline for its performance. I’ll shoot the RWS Hobby …

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Umarex Steel Force CO2 BB Gun .177 Cal BB Machine Gun

What is accuracy? Part 2

In the last article I outlined 4 classes of accuracy: Combat Accuracy, Plinking Accuracy, Hunting Accuracy, and Target Accuracy. In part 2, I’ll add some meat to the bones and see if I can finish up this series. Combat Accuracy… Combat Accuracy is a vague term generally used to make someone feel …

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Typical Mil-Dot Airgun Scope Reticle

What is accuracy? Part 1

I want to take some time to talk about getting the most accuracy out of your airgun. Regardless of what airgun, pellet gun, airsoft gun, or BB gun you may have (or want to acquire), there are usually things that you can do to get “more.” But, before I start a new series on a topic as broad as “accuracy,” …

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Why do you always use a scope and shoot from a rest?

I have to say that I really debated whether or not to respond to this next Email Bag question. But, it comes up often enough that I think it requires a response. So here’s the comment, as it wasn’t really a question but more of an accusation: “Rick can only shoot with scopes from a rest. His reviews …

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BSA GRT Lighting XL SE .22 - 10 yards shot from standing position with field hunting rest.

BSA GRT Lightning XL SE – Part 3

The weather let up for a few moments this morning; and I was able to get out and shoot some 20 yard shot cards with the BSA GRT Lighting XL SE .22 caliber. As I wrap up this series, I’m preparing a new set of articles on getting the most accuracy out of your airguns. This rifle has been a good example …

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Beeman RS2 Dual-Caliber Air Rifle Combo - Rear Sight

Beeman Dual Cal .22 Cal accuracy tests

Now that the .22 cal barrel is installed and the scope is basically on target, it’s time to find the right pellets. My previous tests during the scope sighting pretty much ruled out the Crosman Premier Hollow Points and the H&N Field target Trophies, so I picked out 4 pellets that I thought should …

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Beeman Dual Cal - Barrel Change - Tighten down the barrel locking screw

Switching barrels in with the Beeman Dual Cal

The weather outside is hot and windy. When I say hot, I’m talking 108 to 110 degrees. If I could figure out a way to test and shoot airguns from my new swimming pool, I’d be golden. But since I can’t, I’m going to step away from Part 3 of the BSA GRT Lightning and get back to the Beeman Dual cal, this …

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Beeman Dual Cal .177 Sample Target

Beeman Dual Caliber .177 Tests

I am now getting back to the Beeman Dual Cal article series after that short diversion on spring vs gas rams, etc. The reason for the short detour was another Beeman rifle that defied the odds. While having remained cocked in storage for over a year, it still shot just like the day it was put away. But, …

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Spring installation back into a Hatsan Mod 85. There's several inches of preload.

Spring Fatigue – Fact or Fiction? Part 2

I ended Part 1 talking about preload tension. There are guns that use a great deal of preload tension with heavier duty springs; and there are guns that play it more “loosey goosey.” In my experience, the loosey goosey airguns tend wear out sooner than the more tightly wound models. So that’s where I’m …

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Beeman RS2 Dual-Caliber Air Rifle Combo - feature image

Beeman RS2 Dual Caliber – Part 1

I have been meaning to write this review since October of 2007. That’s when I bought my first Beeman RS2 Dual Caliber Spring Airgun. In fact I bought it at the Roanoke Airgun Show where I had the pleasure of meeting Tom Gaylord for the first time. I’ve had that airgun around since then and while I had …

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