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BSA R-10 Shooting Test Update

So I really needed to step away from the computer for a few minutes and what’s a better diversion than sending some lead downrange in my indoor 10 yard range. I pulled out the next pellets to test with the BSA R-10 and fired a quick shot card. No need to change the scope zero as it was still hitting right near the center. I only had time for a short break so I shot 2 8 shot groups, one with each of the following pellets. Here are the results.

H&N Baracuda Match 10.65 Grain. – Figuring the heavier weight would perform better, I started with these favorites. The results look good until I put them under the OnTarget Target Data System software and found that they were also shooting about .265 CTC at 10 yards. Normally I’d be thrilled with this type of grouping but I know the BSA is supposed to be able to do better.

BSA R-10 MK2 - 8 shot group 10 yards HNBM

BSA R-10 MK2 – 8 shot group 10 yards HNBM

Next up to the plate are the JSB 10.3 and the pellet that I fully expected to be the best in the gun seeing the 8.4’s shot very consistently.  Sure enough, they performed just as I thought they would.  7 of the shots measured .079″ CTC but then I pulled the last shot and opened it up to .132″ CTC.  That’s half the size the 8.4 JSBs and the H&N Baracuda Match Pellets were producing.

BSA R-10 MK2 - 8 shot group 10 yards JSB 10.3 grain.

BSA R-10 MK2 – 8 shot group 10 yards JSB 10.3 grain.

I plan to try a few other pellets that are in that 10 grain range and a few other standards before heading out to the range next week to shoot Part 2 of my video review.  So STAY TUNED!

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