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does anyone buy pellet sample packs ?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by richardscar, May 21, 2015.

  1. richardscar

    richardscar Donator

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    As above really . I have just got some to try and it has saved me a fortune .
     
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    Hi Rich, I've recently done the same...
    The pellets I'd been using in my TX just didn't suit my Dutch bought HW97k, so I bought a few sample packs. H&N ftt 5.53 fitted the bill nicely.

    Edited to add... I bought them in packs of 100.
     
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    I used them to find "thee pellet" for my ultra,

    I doubled up, as I don't think the 25-30 per pack is enough to properly test for accuracy:)
     
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    We should do a pellet swap thing on here, 50 for 50
     
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    which pack did you go for :confused: I've been considering doing the same as i have a few fussy rifles and want to get my pellet choices sorted out , particularly want to play with a decent range of diameters :)
     
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    every time i get a new rifle i get some helps alot finding the right pellets for it
     
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    I bought one of those pellet packs for my AA200 but haven't used it, since I had AA Feild Diablo at 8.4 and they are super-accurate and group nicely. I got pretty bad groups with Superdomes and the odd flyer with JSB exacts.

    I will get round to trying the pellet p[ack to see if anything goes better than the Air arms.

    Ouch!
     
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    I have had one or two of these and it does save a lot of money! So they have my vote!
     
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    pgpellets on "the bay". Nice deal :)
    however he does not have every pellet you may need ?
     
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    Sounds a great idea , but I think it would work better at an airgun club face to face ? Have a pellet swap night or £1 for 50 if nothing to exchange .
     
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    In fact if someone was to buy the unwanted pellets as often seen in sales , it could be a pleasant little business ???

    "I have a cunning plan" looool :)
     
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    Yeah was just an idea I had, would work better face to face but it only costs a quid or so to pop them in the post. If people listed the pellets they had so you always get the type you want to try it might be even more convenient than buying pellet sample packs. Now I've typed it out it sounds more complicated to me than the idea I had in my head lol
     
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    Out of interest , what are you using in your TX Brian and what calibre ?
    I have just got a tx .177 and I am struggling a little with it , hence the pellet packs .. :)
     
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    Hi Richardscar

    I just bought some JSB samples from Countryway, very good, I had some already but this let me try others, you get about 50 of 7 types for around a tenner or so.

    I also buy a lot of tins just to try them, so probably have 20+ laying about. If you buy and sell a few guns over the years then you will eventually use them for trial and error - pellets never go to waste. :)

    James
     
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    The TX in question was (now sold) .22 it had a liking for AA Fields 5.51. My previous TX was .177 JSB Exacts 4.52 or Superdomes did the job. I've still got some of both these pellets so if you want a few just PM me your address and they'll be in the post mate.
     
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    Just got some samples Brian but I really do appreciate the offer . If there are any pellets you have ever wondered about, send me a pm I may just have a few ? You can have them for free, but I may even put a little tester in the sales section in the near future, competitively priced of course ? Somehow I don't think I will make my fortune like that though !? :)
     
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    I used to, but tbh they are too expensive so I just bought full tins as in the longer run its much cheaper and better than samples. But they are great for when you occasionally buy a new rifle :p
     
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    Never bought any myself but it could certainly have helped with my pellet fussy HW100. It liked AA Fields 4.51 but JSB Exacts from Countryway are far cheaper so I bought several tins of JSB 4.51's which it hated, about a three inch spread. It likes JSB Exacts 4.52's and I will shortly be trying JSB 4.53's which come highly recommended for my gun plus of course others like the H & N Trophy, maybe Accupels.
     
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    I've bought sample packs when I've bought a new rifle as though it's not a cheap way of buying pellets it far cheaper than buying whole tins only to find the gun or any other gun you have doesn't like them and it's money wasted.
     
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    Hi,
    So in my experience

    Samples are typically 2-3x more expensive

    It's all relative though, samples are really beneficially in the short term or if your only buying say 3 or less rifles a year.

    Plus you have the issue of possible mix ups with head sizes in the correct bags with samples, making them void. And not knowing batch numbers etc......
     

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