So, it’s been raining and storming just about every afternoon for the past few weeks so I haven’t been doing much with my Condor air rifle. Today I finally got a chance to take it outside and shoot it.
Up until now I had been zeroing it in at 25 yards. Today I moved that back to 35 yards. My groups actually improved. I was putting pellet after pellet basically into the same hole, leaving smaller than dime sized groups.
There is one issue with the gun though. The way the gun is designed, using the air reservoir bottle as the butt of the gun, makes it just a bit more difficult to get your head situated for a good scope picture. The result is that you can rather easily get your eye out of line with the scope, and even a mild misalignment of your eye and the scope will mean half an inch to an inch of drift at 35 yards.
I am getting better at it though, but I may look into a modification that moves the bottle down an inch or so. The other option is to get different sight rings which raise the scope higher, but the higher the scope, the more parallax you have to adjust for at different distances…
Anyway, it’s really, really sort of silly to complain since it shoots so crazy accurate already, but it would be nice to have a more comfortable shooting position.
Yeah…. I know, there are other guns out there that use a traditional wooden stock and so would not have this particular issue, but they don’t have the Condor’s benefits.
Really liking this gun. It’s awful sweet to pull the trigger and see four pellets in a row fit well inside a bottlecap…