Today was a mild, sunny North Georgia afternoon, so took the .25 Octane out to the woods for a bit of target shooting. My first try with the stock scope was disappointing, with pellets seemingly flying in all directions. Replaced the stock scope with a Centerpoint mil-dot and everything settled down nicely. I wasn't bench shooting in the woods, but sitting or resting against trees, the bottom of drink cans at 40 yards was just too easy. Backing up to 50 yards was a bit more challenging with the wind (gusting to 20 mph), but I hit many more than I missed. The Octane seems to like the Field Target Trophy 19.91 grain pellets. I did not carry the Exact King 25.39 grain pellets with me on this outing, but maybe will have a chance to shoot them tomorrow.
The gun did not seem particularly hold sensitive, and when I did my part correctly, I was very pleased with the accuracy. I don't do too much paper punching, but I convinced myself that the Octane in .25 will be a capable hunter easily out to 50 yards and beyond.