I realize the power and trajectory difference between the two, both being in .22 caliber. I don't mind getting closer to take the shot. Thats part of the fun
I'd be open to .177 in the R9, but I'm concerned that it may be a little harder to shoot accurately vs. the .22. I'd love to hear a comparison of the two as I'm likely to be wrong. I'm new to the springer scene.
I've also been wondering how a barrel sleeve or other form of adding weight at the muzzle end would affect the firing characteristics? I love the feel and stability of a bull barreled rimfire, and was wondering if springers may benefit the same? I can't afford an HW98/R11 with the sweet sleeved barrel but was thinking I may could just buy the barrel and swap it onto an R9 or R1 Carbine. I don't really need the adjustable stock..
I'm ultimately just looking for the most forgiving gun to shoot. I know that the R7 fits that bill but it aint gonna cut the mustard in the "oomph" department