Two years ago I bought a Walmart Ruger Elite .177 pellet riffle to rid my bird feeders of squirrels. When I bought it, I lived in a Subdivision and I couldn’t shoot a 22. The pellet gun did well, I got rid of the squirrels put the gun away and haven’t gotten it back out till recently. Right away I noticed that it was horribly inaccurate now. I sight the scope in, shoot a few, then it’s off again. Changed pellets, changed the rubber seal in the breach, still no better. I assumed the gun was just a cheap POS. Then I started investigating. Turns out the nitro pellet riffles have two recoils. They recoil forward and backwards. This causes a lot of strain on the scope mounts and they frequently slip, just a tiny bit. So last month I bought an airgun scope mount that has twice as many mounting screws and a stop screw. Instant fix. This thing is a tack driver now. Riffled barrel with domed pellets make it very close to a 22. I LOVE shooting this thing. I live on a ridge now with nothing and no one around my property. I’ve got targets set up all around the place and I spend time shooting from the ground and off my deck. If you’re all caught on yard work and have nothing to do, but you’re like me and you just have to be outside doing something, it’s tons of fun. It’s also nice to be shooting again and it’s teaching me to be a better shot as a result. The best thing is that it’s only costing me pennies a day. My good friend is a long range shooter and obsessed is an understatement. I just can’t afford that game. He’s spent a retirement doing it. Any plinkers here?