Having used a .22 BSA Hornet barrel on my LG100 for a few years now and finding it very good, I wondered how a BSA .177 barrel would compare to the standard Steyr barley twist. Just idle curiosity.
John Bowkett found me a used Hornet barrel which u.k.neil machined (as with the .22) to fit and I cleaned both bores to give a fair comparison.
Result? They're equally as good as each other.
The BSA did shoot the first six pellets of ten through the same hole at 35 yards bench-rested, but the last four scattered. Possibly me thinking was I going to get all ten through?
The barley twist scattered all shots but overall spread was equal to the BSA.
Think I'll do a few more groups to confirm.
Anyone interested....? No, I thought not!