Gee....my very first post on this site. Just started yesterday after purchasing my Marlin 917V equiped with the BSA Sweet 17 in the 3x12x40mm. I shot around 75 rounds yesterday afternoon and was totally surprised in its accuracy. Even with a crosswind gusting 20mph I was able to get a 5 shot group at 100 yds under 3/4 inch. I'm told that it just gets better with age. Just like wine and women! I'm hooked for good on these little "pellets on fire".