JSB Exact .20 Mini-Report

Today is just a downright nasty rainy, thunder storming kind of day, so no real opportunities for outdoor activities. I wanted to feed my Beeman R1 Carbine some of the JSB Exact .20 pellets I just picked up from Straight Shooters, so I setup shop in the kitchen bathroom window, and waiting for a break in the daylong downpour.

When a moment of opportunity presented itself, I opened the window. Shooting from a rested position (hand rested on windowsill) at about 60’ I started sending pellets towards the cans setup in my plinking station. It only took me three shots, and several windage clicks (.5-1” to the right) to achieve a nice center in the bottom of the can. I assume the windage adjustment was necessary to compensate for the differences between the JSB Exact Diabolo pellets and my normal Carbine shooting fare, Benjamin Sheridan Cylindrical pellets.

I only took another 15-20 shots before the next deluge started, but it was readily apparent that the Exacts and the Carbine are a perfect fit. When I did my part, I made nice (although somewhat rough) hole-in-hole groups. Getting very consistent groupings from the Carbine at 20+ yards is always a challenge, but decent results are always very satisfying.

Early days, but I am very pleased with the Exacts.


2 thoughts on “JSB Exact .20 Mini-Report”

  1. I’m surprised you only had to adjust the windage for the JSB’s. They are almost a grain lighter and will be shooting at a higher velocity. Sounds like with perseverance you’ll be getting good results in no time.

    With the Kodiak I’m also having to find the right pellet. I’m currently shooting FTS but I’ll have to try some Kodiak’s in the Kodiak (sorry for the pun) I’ve heard they are one of the best pellets for this rifle.

    Good Shooting and a good weekend to you.

  2. Hi Vulcanator! I have a cheap Centerpoint scope on the Carbine, and it has open/unprotected knobs for windage and elevation. It is possible that the knob has accidentally adjusted, but it is more likely that a change was needed because the Benjamin Sheridan Cylindrical are different – semipointed and very elongated – compared to the dome shaped JSBs.

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