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aa diablo field

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by 00kev, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. 00kev

    00kev Engaging Member

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    anyone had any problems with damage on the skirts of these pellets? i used to use them when i had a .22 before and stopped because of the quality was shocking. i have just changed from my .177 r10 to .22 hw100 and it came with a new tin so i thought i would try opened the tin and i could have chucked nearly a 3rd of them because all the skirts were bent iv tried to show a few of them. ms3 072.jpg
     
  2. mattyts

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    I use JSB and they're the exact same as AA fields,never had any damaged pellets and shot 1000's
     
  3. 00kev

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    they came with the gun because the bloke i brought it off said they were the best pellets for it but how can the pellets be this bad still when its been 4 years since i brought a tin or have i just been unlucky both times lol
     
  4. 00kev

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    yeh i only used to use jsb in my .177 and they never had any probems think i will get a tin of jsbs to try
     
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    I have started to use JSB's (rather than AA's) thinking of buying some more JSB and the cheapest I have found for 10 tins is here http://www.intershoot.co.uk/acatalog/Air_Pellets.html

    Thought I would share, of course if anyone knows if they can be brought cheaper then please pass the info on
     
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    JSBs for me now as well. Its surprising how easily damaged they are. I received a damaged tin through the post and altho there was only a small dent on the tin about 2/3s were damaged. Looking at JSBs, they are well made, clean and no swarf in the tins. The heavies are also better for long range sniping!
     
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    I've seen quite a few people moan about damaged AA Fields but never experienced it myself, over 90,000 pellets in less than 4 years and never chucked them away. Because they've got soft skirts they reform when they get a blast of air up the back passage.
    If you get a bad tin then take them back to the dealer and get them replaced, or phone Air Arms and get a freebie!

    Of course, having read a thread about couriers recently that may explain the damage, I buy mine from an RFD who gives me a price per sleeve to match anything on the internet.
     
  8. Pidlar

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    I did a bulk buy of 20 tins last year and have had very few damaged ones. However after reading an article in one of the magazines about using damaged pellets, I did a test at 23 yds( my garden length) where I shot a 5 shot group into a thin walled cardboard box filled wth an old bed sheet. They shot a tight cloverleaf group and also on retrieval I found that the skirts had indeed blown back out on firing to almost perfect.
    Regards Stu.
     
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    That's what I have found too. I usually reform any misshapen skirts onto the domed head of another before I use it, but during zero checks or practice, reformed or perfect pellets seem to shoot with the same accuracy to me. I certainly wouldn't throw misshapen thin skirted pellets out.
     
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    And They charge a small fortune for them!!!!!! £9 a tin up here!!!!!!
     
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    A lot depends on where you get the pellets from. I wait till i have the "preferred" pellet, then bulk buy, well a min of 10 tins at a time. I have seen far too many damaged skirts in singly bought tins. I use BAR and Intershoot, and don't seem to get much of a problem. Both deliveries come well packaged
     
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    had a tin of jsb exacts like that, second tin i tried from a different shop was fine though.
     
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    i had a few tins of damaged AA's i assume a bad batch went out
     
  14. 00kev

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    yeh it was just strange the last time i brought a tin 4 years ago it was the same i did get them from RFD aswell but the bloke i brought the gun off had bulk brought them aswell he got 10 tins but i dont know where from. i might give them another chance and order some from uttings or ramsbottom or somewhere to try
     
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    With damaged pellets just push the head of one into the damaged skirt of another,

    fixed:)
     
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    yep i brought a tin and there where a fair few damaged skirts mine are .22
     
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    i paid 13 quid a tin in .22 and found most had damaged skirts, but had hunters and are perfect.

    goin to try jsbs now then, cheers chaps
     
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    I have purchased 2 tins of AA Diabolo Fields recently (within the last 8 weeks) and found that approximately 20-30 pellets per tin had damaged skirts. 1 tin was purchased from local RFD the other off the internet. I didn't notice any difference with accuracy when I deliberately loaded 5 pellets with damaged skirts alongside 5 'perfect' pellets into my rifle. However, I have discovered that whilst my rifle was extremely accurate with the AA's, it was better with JSB's. So for me it's JSB all the way from now on in.

    I ordered 2 tins of JSB Exacts from http://www.intershoot.co.uk/ last week after trying a tin. They were delivered extremely well packed and upon opening were in perfect condition, just as the tin from the RFD had been. I compared the JSB pellets with the AA pellets, considering JSB make both brands, the JSB branded pellets were cleaner, much cleaner. Once I have tested to confirm which JSB pellet size my rifle prefers, 4.51, 4.52 or 4.53, will become the rifles staple diet.
     
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    my suspicion is that these have been stored in the tin and rattled about

    AA pellets are Very soft, never ever store them in the tin and rattle them about as they will end up like this
     
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    It was a brand new tin I opened it and took these out!
     

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