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Question BSA Scorpion SE - Pellets (Magazine jam)

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Freewheel1, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. Freewheel1

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    Having had a few magazine jams using the Bisley Fields .22 made some investigations and read that the Bisleys are a short pellet and the magazine works better with a longer pellet.

    Also in reviews the Air Arms Diabolo Field 5.52 get very good reviews....solution?
    Yesteday the air arms jammed in the barrel. Oh dear! i managed to get a few stuck, not an issue as removed now.

    So moving on away from the AA's and back to the original issue;
    Cocking using the Bisleys does jam (say 1 out of 5 ) and a little fiddling involved hence the need for pellet change. (although Bisleys have never stuck in barrel like the AA's)

    Any advise on best pellet for the BSA magazine?
    Has anyone else had similar issues with Magazine / Air Arms pellets etc?

    The magazine is the red type and looks fine with good o riings.
    I have oiled the pin assy which maybe helped things a small amount.

    Thank you for any answer in advance.
     
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    essex sniper Banned

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    Iv had a few BSA rifles and always used bisley magnums or h&n ftts and never had a problem atb
     
  3. paddy d

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    Try loading them from the rear of the the mag , it worked for me
    No more jams with stumpy pellets
    I must say never had any issues with bis mags though
     
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  4. Freewheel1

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    Hadnt thought of loading from rear, i'll give it a try....it made sense that its a short pellet and perhaps doesnt suit the magazine and just wondered what other were using.

    NB; Before the air arms jammed in barrel they did appear to group better than the Bisley's.
    Also i have an old spring webley and the Webley seems to group amazingly with the AA's.
    thank you.
     
  5. tommy gun

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    jsb exact works with mine
     
  6. Freewheel1

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    Thanks Tony,
    I'm puzzled a little by sizes offered of pellets by some manufacturers, 5.50, 5.51, 5.52 and 5.53 (NB not all sizes offered by all manufacturers).
    Clearly the size varies and perhaps this is why i have fallen with the Air Arms 5.52?
    What size JSB's do you use please? and have you tried other sizes?
    thanks in advance.
     
  7. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    Give jsb exact express a try, no loading issues, and bloody accurate through my ultra:)
     
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    5.52, got some 5.50 of some 1 and it seemed to open up the group
     
  9. Freewheel1

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    ok, thanks Tony, i'll give them a try. Do you generally use a pellet oil at all?
     
  10. tommy gun

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    no ,just straight from tin pm me your address and i will send you some to try
     
  11. Freewheel1

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    Top bloke, thanks for the offer but i have ordered some off ebay.
     
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    Paddy GREAT TIP ! fired 60 rounds last night and no issue with cocking pin whatsoever.
    Thank you very much for the advice.
     

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