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Best .177 pellet for Theoben?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by vizman, May 21, 2008.

  1. vizman

    vizman Active Member

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    Hi,
    Any suggestions or recommendations for the best pellet for hunting that I can put through my SLR98?

    Cheers,

    Bob
     
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    chiz Engaging Member

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    This sounds like one for TC. He's the Theoben 'expert' round here. :up:
     
  3. Leeman

    Leeman Busy Member

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    I have a MK2 and the best pellets are the JSB and the Barracuda Match....try them and i am more than sure you will happy
     
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    my e type runs best on jsb exacts in 4 .53 head size
    the best pellet for hunting is also the one it likes on paper/target:up:

    on a side note, mine also likes a clean barrel, none of this "leading up" biz
     
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    Air arms pellets are the best medium weight pellets for hunting bit softer lead than most of the others .try different head sizes my rapid loves them good groups and drops the bunnies or two at times
     
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    try a few of the good brands like:
    air arms
    bisley
    accupell
    JSB
    the list goes on but just try whats above and one of them will work:up:
     
  7. vizman

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    My problem is that I can't get my (NEW) SLR98 to shoot better than 10.8 ft/lbs,and that's with the recommended H&N FT Trophy.

    It's galling that a so-called top power rifle from a British maker is so pathetic.
     
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    1 ftlb isnt going to make a massive amount of difference;)
     
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    I agree,but Theoben are supposed to be the DBs.I used to have a Scirrocco that spat out .22s at 11.9 all day long.Maybe I'll return it to the factory.
     
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    Has it ever been full power (11+ fpe) or has it always been like that, my Supersport was fine, then one day it went down to about 8 or 9 fpe, and it twanged like a bed spring :confused:
     
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    my metior is still shooting at a perfect velocity.

    might have droped over the years but its not used for hunting so it can stay as it is:)

    but a pcp shoulds stay over 11ftlbs:up:
     
  12. vizman

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    It has shot ok since I got it.Zeroing at 35 yds at home put all shots into a ragged hole.But I took it out to my shoot and did a check zero in windy conditions and it only shot 1.5inch at 40 yds.
    Checked it on chrono today and it's below 11 ft/lbs,not happy!
     
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    im not 100% on springers, but dont they need to "bed in"? im sure i have heard the power goes up on a springer
    also british airgun with german pellets? i know german .22s are .1mm bigger than british, i guess .177 are the same
    as for calling it "pathetic" i think thats a bit harsh at this point in time

    by all means send it back, but i would look at all the options first
     
  14. a1gunner

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    try lubed pellets?:confused:
     
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    Most new guns are getting sent out running about 10.5 to 11 fpe these days . but different pellets will give you more or less power . usualy the air arms can give you an extra half fpe try them . but accuracy is more important than power
     
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    what is it?

    i think its lighter pellets in PCP's give you high velocity but its hevy pellets in springers for a higher velocity.

    can see why it might work but i'll have to double check that theory:confused:
     
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    Oher way round a1 but gas rams are a bit strange here . i have owned a few you will have to try various pellets but the air arms are usually the slipiest pellet through most barrels and get you maximum fpe with accuracy
     
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    I use accupels in my theobens i hit and kill what i shoot so no complaints i use .22 though so couldn't comment on how they'd be in a .177
     
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    i knew that weight had something to do with velocity but i dont study the figures:eek:
     
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    Thanks guys.
    I'll persevere and try other pellets before I send it back.
     

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