An air stripper is used to strip the unwanted turbulent air from the back of an air rifle pellet in in order to improve accuracy. Some air strippers incorporate a moderator as well to reduce the muzzle noise.
Some strippers use an asymmetric design so that the exhaust acts as a muzzle flip compensator.
Other strippers have a symmetrical ‘pepper pot’ design which exhausts the unwanted air in all directions.
I can’t visualise what has happened in the image above as there is no smoke trail following the pellet? Early days yet though 🙂
This image was a mistake but still interesting.
With a full 12ft.lb air rifle I can’t get enough smoke density in the air to photograph it so I’ve reduced the power down to approximately 4ft.lbs for the trials.