Hi all, I got my wife to let me pick out an air rifle for my birthday and wanted one I could use for a little squirrel hunting. I went with a Ruger Blackhawk spring powered, break-barrel, pellet rifle. It has 1000fps speed, which I wanted for squirrel hunting. Here's a link to where I bought it with full specs: Ruger Blackhawk .177 Cal. Air Rifle With 4x32 Mm Scope, Air Guns/Paintball, Ruger at Sportsman's Guide My question is, how much accuracy should I except from this, since it is an air gun after all. I got it sighted in with the included scope, but had to switch the kind of pellets I was using before I could get it to be accurate. Though I did get a squirrel with it already, it seems like even the more accurate pellets are not consistent. Sometimes, they will be dead on, and other times they will be 3-4 inches high (and/or to one side) at 20 yards. Sometimes I even get groups of two or three dead on, or two or three several inches high, so I don't think it is all shooter error (though that will always play a factor ). I'm guessing the pellets have a lot to do with the accuracy, but did not know if anyone could offer advise on what to expect, or perhaps a specific type of pellet which might work better. I had tried the GAMO magnum first, but got better results from the GAMO masterpoints for a little while. As I've mentioned, now even the masterpoints seem inconsistent. Thanks for any pointers you could offer...!