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are these new pellets ok

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by bcham, Jun 24, 2012.

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    pointed pellets are well known for being naff.. they don't fly straight and provide no decent performance upon impact.

    get yourself some domed or flat heads mate, you'll do much better with those than with gimmicky things like that.
     
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    SMK i don't like em, they are dirty and pointy pellets don't fly straight anyway.
    Better stick to a better brand
     
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    As above; crap brand and crap shape. Unless you're firing them out of something equally cheap and nasty you're far better off with a decent round-nosed pellet - AA Field, JSB Exact, Daystate Li, RWS Superdome, H+N FTT... ;)
     
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    people are slating these without knowing what they are.

    this is SMK's new range. they do pointed, flat head and domed. although these are pointed pellets, they are supprisingly accurate. and have only been on the market a couple of days.

    these are not your smk spitfires. these are Beeman pellets imported by SMK. the consistancy is also very good
     
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    But the drag will still be very high compared to a round head pellet hence it will lose more energy and be more affected by wind. All the so called pointed pellets have a high drag, it is a basic chateristic of the shape.
     
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    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Beeman do not make any pellets folks, they get them made by other factories, usually H&N if I recall correctly!
     
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    I have recently moved over to the AA Diablo Hunter, which is a steep pointed pellet. They are very very good. They fly as well as the diablo fields and I am getting 9 out of ten rats stop dead on the spot. Also, there are far less bent ones in the tin compared to the diablo fields.

    I have never been an advocate of any pointed pellets but these AA Hunters are in another league to any other pointed pellet I have tried!
     
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    They look remarkably like RWS Superpoints rebranded
     
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    Would have been a good idea to ask the question before you bought them. Best suggestion would be to try them at whatever range you shoot at and see how accurate they are in terms of group size. You never know, they could actually be good pellets!!
     
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    SMK spend a large amount of money on propoganda (sorry, advertising!) to make people believe their gear is top notch.........it is cheap and is worth comparitively the same as you pay for it.

    Over nearly 100 years of air rifle pellet making, it has been proven that domed pellet shapes are the most efficient, for both accuracy and downrange performance on quarry. Softer lead pellets, although more easily damaged, have the best terminal effect.
     
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    Which my post quite clearly states :confused: It was a simple generalisation at the quality of SMK gear, as have most of the posts in these threads....
     
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    Yes, but other responses in this thread indicate they may well be a different breed of pellet to their normal quality, if thats the case, then comparing their rubbish to a new offering which is made in H&N/RWS whichever dies is an apples and oranges comparison. Spitfires may be junk, they may be junk because they are made cheaply, but that doesn't mean these have to be junk, just because they are SMK, if they are made in the same factory as other quality pellets, using quality dies, they will probably be pretty good, unlike their junk pellets made using bad quality control.
     
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    OR, they could be all the rejects boxed up with a label on.
     
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    You want a tin full? My enigma doesn't like em at all.... :rolleyes:
     
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    Before you write them off, what size did you buy? Have you tried the larger or smaller size? Can make a big difference in some barrels.

     
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    Thoroughly agree with both these points :up:

    I thought the same but then dismissed the idea.. perhaps they're buying RWS's cast offs?
     

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