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 Post subject: Single shot or Repeater?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:55 am 
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What I've heard more than once is that the single shot gun is more accurate than the repeater. I can't imagine why if the repeater mag is properly aligned with the chamber as you'd expect in mid and high end airguns. Is there any truth to this or just marketing to sell less equipped guns?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:06 am 
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It's a general rule. Less moving parts = easier to control tolerances and quality which equates into measurable accuracy. Look at the Berretta 50. Full semi gas operation. Accurate enough for me. In our sport the FX Impact has been winning all over. Modern design and manufacturing has changed the landscape of firearms. However in benchrest competition I have only seen single shot bolt actions. Gotta mean something. I'm not going to say single shot is more accurate, only that it is easier to obtain with less moving parts.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:09 am 
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Ted won the 2016 Extreme Benchrest 100yard competition using an FX Impact. There were six Impacts in the top 20. Looks like the odd other multi-shot rifle also did well:
http://www.extremebenchrest.com/2016-ex ... t-results/
So yeah, seems like at least with higher end airguns the alignment thing has been sorted.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:23 am 
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GerardSamija wrote:
Ted won the 2016 Extreme Benchrest 100yard competition using an FX Impact. There were six Impacts in the top 20. Looks like the odd other multi-shot rifle also did well:
http://www.extremebenchrest.com/2016-ex ... t-results/
So yeah, seems like at least with higher end airguns the alignment thing has been sorted.


I should've mentioned the bench rest with bolt actions I've seen are powder burners. Full rail mounted.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:12 am 
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A little off topic on my own post but coincidently I was looking at those very results in the EB this morning. One thing that struck me, what if 90% of the guns entered were FX? It wouldn't be as impressive if that were true. Then of course there's the shooter the ammo the star alignment, there never seems to be a clear cut case of the MOST accurate.
I agree with firearms, bolt action will chamber a cartridge more precisely then a semi or full auto, leading to better accuracy. With an air gun it would seem the chamber with it's O ring, port hole and then rifling would be more of a factor in how well the pellet get's seated.
I don't believe a rotary magazine is a factor at all and a lot more convenient.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:03 pm 
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I once had a BT65 in .177- a 10 shot repeater. It would put 5 consecutive pellets into 1/10" C to C from 25 yards. Thus the BT65 is/was probably as accurate as about any single shot. At this point, it actually was more accurate than my current Brocock .22 single shot is, however, I am still sorting out the new rifle - it is close to my old BT65's accuracy already - time will tell.

The single shots might have the potential for better accuracy, but in this discipline, what matters is the actual accuracy per rifle, not merely the potential.

$2,000.00 to $4,000.00 rifles in repeater or semi-auto will most certainly put $800.00 single shots to shame (I would hope so - must be paying the big bucks for something?)

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