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Do You Pellet Test? Poll...

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by pjgtech, Sep 12, 2021.

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Do you Pellet Test?

  1. No, not at all

    11 vote(s)
    8.5%
  2. Yes, all the time

    25 vote(s)
    19.2%
  3. Yes, sometimes

    33 vote(s)
    25.4%
  4. Yes, whenever I get a new gun

    58 vote(s)
    44.6%
  5. Yes, I'm a comp / target shooter

    6 vote(s)
    4.6%
  6. Yes, but only rarely

    9 vote(s)
    6.9%
  7. Whats "pellet testing"

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. pjgtech

    pjgtech I shoot, therefore I aim......

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    Just curious.... :)
    Do you pellet test? and if so how often or under what circumstances?
    I did when I first started air gunning, but found that JSB Exacts tend to suit my guns, so I stopped testing, But I am now starting to test a few again....
    Cheers :thumb:
     
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  2. Ragnar Hairybreeks

    Ragnar Hairybreeks Check out my leather balm on Members Manufactured Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    It for me.

    I always worked from the other direction- use a quality pellet and make the rifle like it.

    I have found that polishing barrels makes rifles remarkably unfussy. Also, of course, as a contrary sod who shoots .20 and .25, I have a refreshingly small choice of lead.
     
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  3. ibo7

    ibo7 Very Active

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    Absolutely essential for a new rifle. Even with a rifle you know it's worth trying others
     
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    That hurts Barely Active

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    Big believer in if it ain't broke, don't fix it ... in the last five years I've only tried two new pellet types, neither of which were any better or more consistent than the JSBs and LRG that are most accurate through the S410 and R10 :)
     
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  5. Jimmypie

    Jimmypie Pffft , Pop , Twang , Bang

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    It always ends with heavies for me so I just start with those and if I’m happy then I’m done :shrug:
     
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    oedbachgen Top Poster

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    That's because you're a tight old sod OED and there's no option for it in the poll ;):D
     
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  8. robs5230

    robs5230 Oversprung

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    I've voted yes for when I get a new gun.
    However that is mainly to check for safe power.

    As a rule, if rifles won't shoot the pellet I waish to use, I generally move them on.
    Most do.
     
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  9. oedbachgen

    oedbachgen Top Poster

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    :eek: that's a awful thing to say about me That hurts. Its in No, not at all:p:D.
     
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  10. Chouchin66

    Chouchin66 Top Poster

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    I tried the " Big 3", found out which brand/ weights worked for a given gun & now don't bother anymore.

    .
     
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  11. Desmond.22

    Desmond.22 'All round good egg'

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    Think if you want best from anything you have you need to pellet test.

    Likewise before I'd buy a new sleeve of pellets tins I'd try and make sure that batch work for that gun.

    If they then work in another rifle that's a bonus but I have tins of pellets put to one side for a rifle

    E.g.
    H&n for my 97
    Jsb express for my 30

    Both work OK in either but both best with their matched gun to get best groups and all over accuracy
     
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  12. Byronic

    Byronic Good thing we are all different, eh?

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    Can we have an option for
    "No, I am still trying to hit the damn target."
    Please?
     
  13. binxkeys

    binxkeys Posting Addict

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    I do it quite regularly as I often get hold of some odd pellets. Plus, the same pellet can change over time so it’s worth a periodic check.

    And then there’s the fact that I quite enjoy it!
     
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  14. Bunny-on-Bunny

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    I'm taking the opposing route of finding another barrel that likes the Remingtons I have stock of for my next Ultra.
     
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  15. Ganton Gunner

    Ganton Gunner Super Duper Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Yes that’s how I found out the .177’s were terrible in my .22
     
  16. Scrattydad

    Scrattydad Fair play is good play

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    I want to settle on one but I’m too curious.
     
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    Ste.v.a All round good guy ( so I'm told ) Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Bloody hell mate that's funny because for me it was the opposite way around. I was always trying to get. 22 in .177 and vice versa :p
     
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  18. Lukeypoodle

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    Fire them against a steel plate first
     
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  19. BigAndy

    BigAndy Busy Member

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    When I get a new (or new to me) gun, I usually start with JSB exact/express/heavy, QYS, H&N FTT's. Nearly everything I have ever come across will shoot one of these well.

    I do also sometimes grab a tin of something new just to test, and then it goes in the test box. If it's good I'll keep a couple of tins on stock if not I'll try it again at some point with a different gun.
     
  20. Squirrelhunter67

    Squirrelhunter67 Well-Known Member

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    Never use to but since getting back into airgun shooting I have, and I must say it quite surprising what results I have found, so will always test now :thumb:
     
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