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Air Arms Express 7.9gn Price Hike

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by cloverleaf, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    The word on the street is that the popular 7.9gn Air Arms pellets will be subject to a not-inconsiderable price increase of around 30% in the near future (evidently they've been selling well :rolleyes:).

    My advice to anyone with a rifle that likes these pellets is to get a sleeve or two before the price goes through the roof - let the panic-buying commence! ;)
     
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  2. Jackroadkill

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    Haven't used these - what are they like?
     
  3. JD

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    Seems strange the price would be hiked up that much, pellets ain't cheap any more.

    Or is this a ploy Clover, to get us all to buy a sleeve, then report our finding ?
     
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  4. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Very good by all accounts - my NJR certainly likes them :)


    You credit me with too much savvy, sir :p
     
  5. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    so does mine :D oh and the walther :up:
     
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    i get jsb express £80 a sleeve
     
  7. JD

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    Terry Tibbs of the airgun world, how many more you got stashed away ?

    Talk to me. lol
     
  8. MADEinSTOKE

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    just gone from £9.45 a tin to £12.00 at my local shop
     
  9. mattyts

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    Hope that's in .22!

    Last time I bought Express , was £8 a tin or £75 for a sleeve.

    My MPR,both springers and s400s like them.
     
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    ye £12 a tin and my ultra luvs them I will have to stock up on exact express.:eek:
     
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    Walther?? Did you buy one then? I only ask because you mentioned on another thread that you thought the under leaver jobbie might be good at the price, probably best to PM me, as I don't want to get bent over for Fred Drift!:D
     
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  12. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    sorry, me walther domie :) ,not yet had a look at the lgu, but I will oh yes I sure will lol
     
  13. Ichabod Armacost

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    If yer does buy one, I would be interested to hear about it................Oh ah! and if it likes those very expensive pellets what they is on about!...............slick or what??:D
     
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    How odd that out of all the Airarms pellets, the .177 Express is £20 a sleeve more expensive that the rest of the range ?
     
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    How do they differ from normal Fields?
     
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    Don't know about AA but express are 7.9 or 7.87 and usual extacts are 8.44 gr
     
  17. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    lol - got 5000 stashed for future personal consumption :cool:


    Yup, that price sounds about right.


    Sorry Matty - that's the .177 price. Can't say you weren't warned ;)


    Probably too late tbh -prices went up at the beginning of the month..


    I suspect it's entirely down to supply and demand. Historically the price of JSB pellets was roughly proportional to their mass; within the domed / field range no pellet was ever more expensive than it's heavier couterparts. Now I suspect JSB have twigged that the Express go very well at 12ftlb / are much loved by the FT and HFT fraternities, they're capitalising on it by increasing their prices.

    Before the AA price rise the JSB Express were already more expensive than the heavier Exacts on the Intershoot website.


    Shorter, lighter and with a fatter waist. Express is 2nd from the left, Exact/Field is in the middle ;)

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. mattyts

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    Ahh,well I still have well over 15 tins left unopened and 5 normal exact tins...should do me for a while ;)
     
  19. Hunter 001

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    We have to blame Cloverleaf for this price rise. He did excellent pellet testing exercise which proved that such lighter pellet
    outperformed traditional 8.4 or even heavier pellet.
    thanks cloverleaf.
     
  20. JD

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    To be exploited ( price wise ) for finding out and posting up, that the AA Express are a good allround pellet for both PCP's and Springers, is a poor show, by the makers, wholesalers and the company that brand stamp them as their own.

    Looks like we need a secret section as our test station, for members only with a high post count.

    Down to you me old Cloverleaf, to have a chat with Admim, to see what you can sort out. ; ) LOL
     

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