Beeman P17 - accuracy at 50 yards

August 5 2017 at 11:16 PM
TCooper  (Login t-cooper)
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I managed to get a perfect day for testing the P17 accuracy at longer distances. A mild rain just ended so I set up my bench in the dead calm conditions. The long grass was completely still and not a leaf was shimmering. I made the best of it and tested the Beeman P17 pistol from 10 yards to 50 yards with 10-shot groups. The groups looked consistent and surprisingly tight.

My P17 wears a Millet SP-1 red dot but I have been using this 3 MOA optical sight on air pistols for 14 years so it's quite comfortable. It might not be as precise as a high mag rifle scope but I enjoy the dot sight and it works well if you use an appropriate aiming spot.

Beeman P17 - purchased new in May 2010
8.44gr JSB Exact 4.52mm - Lot #6070016
Tested velocity - 394, 394, 391, 395, 394 - ave 394 fps

Accuracy with 10-shot groups (ctc)
10 yards - .49"
20 yards - .89"
30 yards - 1.31"
40 yards - 3.09"(10 shots) - 1.95"(9) --- 2.69"(10) - 2.08"(9)
40 yard - 2.86"(10 shots) - 1.52"(9) --- 2.92"(10) - 2.54"(9)
50 yards - 3.02" --- 3.89"(10 shots) - 3.04"(9)

Notes:
> Several of the 40 yard and one of the 50 yard groups had one flyer. I included the measurements for all 10 shots and also for the best 9 shots in each group.
> The 40 yard average without the flyers is a hair over 2" ctc.
> The 50 yard average without the one flyer is a hair over 3" ctc

Tested Trajectory
10 yards - 3/4" high
20 yards - 1/4" high
30 yards - 3" low
40 yards - 10" low
50 yards - 21.5" low


    
This message has been edited by t-cooper on Aug 6, 2017 1:36 AM


 
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