by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier
Artemis PCP air pistol.
This report covers:
- Fill with Nomad II
- The test
- 1st group — Hades pellets
- Baracuda with five.50mm heads
- Second Baracuda group
- Final pellet — the JSB Precise Jumbo
It is been a extended time because we looked at this Artemis PP700S-A PCP pistol. Jungle Shooter — I haven’t forgotten.
Fill with Nomad II
Each my carbon fiber tanks are committed to other airguns proper now and, for motives of incompatibility, I cannot switch the fill adaptors. Neither hose’s female Foster fitting will accept the Artemis fitting. So, after once again I utilised the super-handy Nomad II air compressor that is becoming an important component of my gear as time passes. I improved ask Pyramyd Air to make me a value simply because I do not consider I can send it back.
I filled to 2800 psi simply because, though this pistol is rated to fill to 250 bar, when I tested it in Component two I found that the beneficial energy curve begins at 2800 psi (193 bar). I know there are at least 20 superior shots on a fill when I begin at that stress.
I had to study Component three to remember everything I had discovered, and even then I overlooked one particular crucial point that I will inform you about in a bit. Nevertheless, for today’s test I scoped the pistol, and I want to address that initial.
I mounted a UTG 1-4X28 variable scope with a parallax fixed at 100 yards. This is just the scope most of us wouldn’t appear at twice — EXCEPT — it definitely performs. The image is incredibly clear, the reticle is clear and proper-sized (Goldilocks reticle — not also modest, not also large). Try to remember that this is going on a pistol, not a rifle. And the eye relief is significantly less than four inches, so I have to hold it close to my eye to see the entire image. I’m sorry Pyramyd Air no longer carries this one particular, but at more than $100, men and women just didn’t want a 1-four energy scope.
The Artemis scoped. I took this image even though holding a kitty in my hands, simply because she definitely wanted to be on the furry backdrop! When the pistol was removed she possessed it and slept there for a couple hours.
On the other hand — it performs. And you will see that in a bit. I mounted it in two-piece UTG 30mm P.O.I. higher rings that Pyramyd Air no longer stocks. I shimmed the rear one particular, which was superior simply because even then the Artemis shot low.
I fired the initial shot from 12 feet and noted that it dropped two.75 inches under the aim point when the center of the scope is about 1.75 inches above the center of the bore. That implies the shot was at least an inch also low, so I cranked in a lot of elevation (various complete rotations of the knob) and backed up to 10 meters to shoot the second shot. Shot two landed 1.five-inches under the aim point and in line with the initial shot, so a lot more elevation and a lot a lot more left adjustment. Time to shoot some groups.
I shot from 10 meters currently with the pistol resting straight on a sandbag. I had planned to sight the pistol in with the scope at 10 meters, verify for the finest pellets and then back up to 25 yards, but the test got extended as you will quickly study. So all of today’s shooting is from 10 meters.
1st group — Hades pellets
The initial group is nonetheless an inch under the aim point and a half-inch also far to the left. I shot the group, even though, to see if this pellet was proper for the gun. I was shooting the JSB Hades hollowpoint that did the finest by a slight margin in the final test. This time five pellets went into .585-inches at 10 meters. In the final test with open sights the finest group with this very same pellet was .716-inches in between centers, so we are currently improved.
The initial group of five Hades pellets was shot with no waiting for the regulator to recharge totally. It measures .585-inches in between centers — a lot improved than the .716-inch Hades group that was the finest with open sights.
And that was when it hit me! I hadn’t paused in between the shots. In Component 3 I discovered to let two minutes pass in between the shots to let the slow regulator in this pistol recharge. It does get more rapidly as the pistol breaks in, but this one particular is nonetheless new. Sooooo — I shot a second group, and this time I waited in between every single shot. Oh boy! 4 of the 5 pellets are in .315-inches, but the other shot (I consider it was the second one particular) opens the group to .709-inches. Phooey!
So close to and but so far! 5 Hades pellets went into .709-inches when I waited two minutes in between every single shot. Oh, effectively.
Baracuda with five.50mm heads
In the final test I discovered H&N H&N Baracuda pellets with a five.50mm head seemed very precise. So I attempted them once again with the scoped gun. They had been off the aim point by two.five inches higher and left, so just after a LOT of scope adjusting I got them back on target. It appeared via the scope that the initial two shots went wide and then shots three via five drilled the center of the bull. What I didn’t see till I went downrange to retrieve the target was that the final shot landed incredibly low and just about off the target paper. I was definitely excited that the scope had “settled down” and I would have a fantastic group to show if I shot once again. But the actual group measures 1.229-inches in between centers.
This initial group of Baracuda pellets looked superior via the scope simply because the hole on the reduce proper was hidden by tape when I looked via the spotting scope. I believed the final 3 pellets went to the center of the bull, but the final one particular dropped to that reduce hole. 5 shots in 1.229-inches at 10 meters.
Second Baracuda group
Considering the gun and scope had settled down (I hadn’t gone downrange but) I shot a second group of Baracudas. This one particular measures 1.261-inches in between centers. That is in fact a tiny worst than the initial group. Baracudas are not for the Artemis.
The second group of Baracudas was a tiny bigger than the initial group, at 1.261-inches in between centers. I only found that when I retrieved the target.
Final pellet — the JSB Precise Jumbo
The final pellet I tested was the 15.89-grain JSB Precise Jumbo dome. I had to adjust the scope back to quite close to exactly where it had been fore the Hades pellet, as each pellets weigh the very same. The initial two shots landed separately on target but then shots three via 5 went into the initial hole. So four pellets in .085-inches (exactly where is that gold dollar?) with the final pellet (in fact shot two) opening the group to .371-inches. Oh, fudge!
Houston, the Eagle has landed! 5 JSB Precise Jumbo pellets in .317-inches at 10 meters.
I think we have arrived. Now, this is the point exactly where somebody on the weblog asks me to show them the inside of the action with the barrel removed. Certain — I’ll do that. Please sit proper there and wait at your keyboard even though I do it.
We have heard from various readers who personal one particular of these pistols that the Artemis is incredibly precise, but it requires some time to break one particular in. I consider we are watching that occur in actual time as this test progresses.
Subsequent time I want to back up to 25 yards and, beginning with the JSB Precise Jumbo that is now sighted in, I will test the accuracy once again.
The scope is very uncomplicated to use with this pistol. I just have to hold the gun close adequate that my eye can see the image via the eyepiece.
I now declare the Artemis PP700S-A PCP air pistol to be , “Muy goodyoso!”