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Old 03-18-2020, 10:43 PM
ZX9ALLDAY ZX9ALLDAY is offline
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Picked up a Benjamin Steel Eagle .22 nitro Air gun. New to shooting air rifles, wanted something to plink with. Set up a target at 10 yards, sighted in a scope, and was able to pump out a 1- 1.5 inch group in my little alley no problem. Few months later, decided to bring it to a cabin, set up a little steel spinner with 1.5 in plates, and i couldn't hit any of the spinners at about 15 yards. After missing the spinners, i set up a cardboard behind the target, and shot maybe 3 inch group.

Does wind really effect air guns that much? How often do you guys clean /lube them?
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Old 03-19-2020, 1:07 AM
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22 pellets are Short, Fat, Slow projectiles that weigh about as much as a frog fart.

Yes, wind is a big detriment. But should be barely noticeable at 15 yds.
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Old 03-19-2020, 9:38 AM
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Master the artillery hold. You'll soon find that at 20 yards, you can do much better than 1".

Many of today's higher-power springers can cause all sorts of problems with scopes. It has less to do with the durability of the scope (though that is sometimes still an issue) and more to do with the mounting brackets or the receiver itself that can't take all that abuse. I stick with open sights on springers/piston rifles. The light weight stuff doesn't move nearly as much as a heavier scope + mount.

Good luck!
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Old 03-20-2020, 7:18 AM
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Interesting food for thought. Thank you gentleman. Im back home with here now, going to try to get her re sighted in during quarantine.
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