Not being a "Daisy" guy... is there a reason to stay with a SSP? Going with what I do know, have you looked at the Beeman AR2078-B / AR2079-B?The "B" is their most accurate version and internally it is basically a QB-78. There are tons of tuning options on a QB-78.That said, I don't know if you will ever be able to get a $200 target gun to be up to a precision air rifle performance. Close, but not quite.
I am looking to get started in air rifle shooting and have been reading and learning about tuning. initially, i want to focus on .177 cal, 10M shooting, then branch out a little further to maybe 50 or 100 yards. at longer distances, i would prefer to stay at .177 cal, but am not opposed to a larger caliber, as the larger size and power will be necessary to maintain accuracy. but, i have some questions:1) can a daisy M887 or daisy M853 sporter rifle be tuned and/or modified to shoot as well as a precision air rifle at 10M ?2) at what maximum distance i can expect to hold MOA from a properly tuned/modified daisy mentioned above ?3) are there other air rifles that would be better choices for upgrading/tuning/modifying ?4) i guess i am looking to get the best accuracy i can without stepping into the "precision" level.5) your suggestions ??
"4) i guess i am looking to get the best accuracy i can without stepping into the "precision" level." LOL....what do you consider "precision level"?