ah but argue I will... how come then, given that I always match my paint to the barrel and use good air systems (ie consistent) my Cocker shot like my Mag which shot like my Shocker which shoots like my Angel.
I've known about the open vs closed bolt debate forever; I thought it was pretty much settled, but I find it's like a dead horse rising to haunt us again. I already have enough trouble as it is with the low vs high pressure thing (Doctor Evil ducks for cover
I'll concede however that on paper it would make sense to me, although no physicist am I, that a closed-bolt system would be gentler on the balls.
I personnally don't care if one thing affects another or whatever; but I always try to stand by my peronnal experience, very humble as it may be. I try to avoid basing my opinions on hearsay and rumors, and more on what I see and do in the field.
Yes I love Angels, but there's a host of guns ou there I greatly admire, Cockers included (although not on my top 3
). So I'm always up to defend a gun I like (like the Shocker that is like an unwanted red-handed step child to you);
So to settle this, I'll say that I'm always 100% confident with my Angel in any situation; ie, playing back, front, long-range cover, playing in the woods, etc.