1. The Forum Rules have undergone some minor changes and updates.  Please take the time to read them; it will only take a couple of minutes of your time. By doing so, you lessen the chance of incurring the wrath of the moderation team or making yourself look foolish to other members.

    90% of users posting adverts in the Sales forums need to be reminded to read the rules as their posts are wrong.  This is unnecessarily time-consuming and will no longer happen - if your advert doesn't follow the Sales Rules it will be deleted and you'll have to start all over again.

    To close this box once you've read it (and the Rules), click on the X in the top right-hand corner.

    Thank you.

    AGF Staff



    Dismiss Notice
  2. A reminder of one of the Forum Rules:

    'Behaviour

    Do not make inappropriate or offensive posts - including threats, harassment, swearing, prejudice, defamation, deliberate insults or name-calling, other negative remarks about this forum, its moderators and administrators or your fellow members. Even if this is just your own personal opinion, RESPECT YOUR FELLOW MEMBERS.'

    There have been changes made to our censoring software in an attempt to help with this growing problem.

    Click the X in the top-right-hand corner to dismiss this notice.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Dear members,

    Our membership (like our country) consists of people from all walks of life; different in far more ways than can be listed here and each with a different view based on their experience of life - regardless of their colour, religion or cultural heritage. Every single person in the UK has been born of mixed race – we are a multi-coloured and multi-cultural country.

    As many of you are aware there are a handful of individuals amongst this membership that persist in making provocative, inflammatory, racist and otherwise offensive comments. This has been happening across the forum to a certain degree but is most especially prevalent in the Adult section.

    The moderation team has tried to stay on top of this, however unfortunately because of the ‘offensive’ nature of much of its content we don’t monitor the Adult section quite as much as perhaps we should. As a result much of this behaviour has gone unnoticed unless it has been reported to us. While the team always intended to take a "light touch" approach to the Adult section it would seem that some people aren’t quite adult enough to be left unmonitored after all.

    This behaviour is, and always has been against Forum Rules as well as the specific stipulations of the Adults forum and it will no longer be tolerated. We feel it's time to draw a line in the sand and as such from this point onward offenders will receive an immediate and permanent ban from the forum.

    In order for us to achieve our goal of restoring the forum to the friendly and tolerant place it once was, we ask that ALL members be mindful of the content they post and help us to stop unacceptable behaviour by using the 'Report' tool at the bottom of any offending post - the results of which can be seen only by Admin/Moderators.

    You should all receive a copy of this message by PM. 

    To close this message box, click on the 'X' in the top-right-hand corner.

    Dismiss Notice
  4. Hotmail block emails from us entering your inbox. Unless you can setup a safe sender you will not get activation emails from the forum. Please use an alternative provider or complain to Hotmail.
    Hotmail addresses include.

    @Hotmail.co.uk @Hotmail.com @outlook.com @Live.com
    Dismiss Notice
  5. Postings on Politics, Religion & Controversial Off-Topic Material

    The majority of users do not want to read about these subjects and people have left the forum as a result of it – this is after all an 'Airgun' Forum. It’s all very well to say they don’t have to read it if they don't want to, but as most of us use the ‘New Posts’ button there is no easy way to avoid it.

    All AGF staff members are in favour of people being able to discuss what they want, but we have to draw the line somewhere if it is upsetting other users. We don’t want to read about these topics either.

    IMPORTANT- The discussion of politics and religion is no longer allowed anywhere on the forum (including the Adult section).  The only exception is if it's airgun related - they must be put in the Airgun Related Politics section..

    We will not tolerate bullying or personal attacks, racism or any other offensive 'isms'. we will remove these topics from the forum, we will not give you an area where you can abuse each other. We will not hesitate to ban offenders.

    To clear this text box, click on the 'X' in the top right-hand corner.

    Dismiss Notice

Eley wasps

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by jaythetrainer, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. jaythetrainer

    jaythetrainer Member

    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    coalville
    Hello,

    I've owned my airgun hw97k for a week and have just been out on the farm I work at to zero in. When i bought the gun the shop gave me some eley wasps saying they work well but they look poor and are all over the place at 35yds, The only other pellets i had were crosman verminpell flat heads so i gave them a try and got a group of 6 within an inch. So are eleys no good and if so any ideas on whats best for this gun. Cheers
     
  2. steve410

    steve410 Big Poster

    Messages:
    3,720
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Colchester.Essex.
  3. Guvnor RBM

    Guvnor RBM Keyboard Hero

    Messages:
    2,648
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Holyhead, Isle of Anglesy

    My mate with a 97k swears by the old Accupel
     
  4. jaythetrainer

    jaythetrainer Member

    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    coalville
    Thanks for the reply, sorry about the age old question but i'm not in a club and i don't fancy spending a fortune on pellets ,sooner buy a new scope, so cheers i'll give the accupels a go.
     
  5. Frenchie

    Frenchie Engaging Member

    Messages:
    267
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    Bacup, Lancashire.
    Sorry mate but in my opinion Eley Wasps are only good for one thing - the dust bin. It's worth spending an extra pound or so to get a decent quality pellet. our choice of pellet is often dependent on two things - The type of gun (Different makes and models "prefer" different pellets) and what type of shooting you are doing i.e. Target, Vermin, etc: It is possible to get a selection of pellets to "experiment with" so that you can find what your gun prefers, if you have a look through the forum I am sure that there is a thread from someone that offers a "Pellet Selection Pack".
    Hope this helps, good luck!:up:
     
  6. fingers

    fingers Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    hampshire
    try some rws superdome or superfields and the accupells also work well for me:)
     
  7. Baron

    Baron Active Member

    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Ashby de la Zouch
    Wasps

    It is quite likely that these 'Eley' Wasps are not Eley Wasps

    Unless they are very old they will not have Eley on the tin and were not made by Eley.
    The blue tins are 5.6mm and the purple are 5.5mm They are made by John Rothery and are given the Wasp name only

    They were horrible when first they came on the market and have slowly improved, but are still of dubious quality

    The good old 5.6mm Eley Wasps (and the BSA Pylarms) have long gone unfortunately

    baron
     
  8. i8allthepies

    i8allthepies Posting Addict

    Messages:
    1,447
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Dagenham
    I've got HW97's in .177 and .22, and I'd go along with fingers on this one, they'd be my top three choices of pellet. I also like H&N FTT's.
    If you want to try a pellet selection pack, Google Pellpax:up:
     
  9. simply james

    simply james Banned

    Messages:
    5,088
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Cloud 9
    i use them in my 177 and am getting great results with them mate
     
  10. Frenchie

    Frenchie Engaging Member

    Messages:
    267
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    Bacup, Lancashire.
    Sounds like good advice to me! RWS make pretty good quality pellets so they would most certainly help with shooting a tighter group. You have to remember that different pellets perform differently with various makes and models of guns so what works for some might not work for others.
     
  11. jaythetrainer

    jaythetrainer Member

    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    coalville
    Cheers all,

    The eley's are in the back of the cupboard bought some accupels, massive improvement at 35yds and just looking at them you can see the quality difference, bloke in shop probably just wanted to get rid of them.
     
  12. Frenchie

    Frenchie Engaging Member

    Messages:
    267
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    Bacup, Lancashire.
    Glad to hear you have got your pellet situation sorted out. Hopefully you can now settle down to zeroing and getting more pleasure out of your HW97K. They are a good quality, well made gun, it should give you many years of pleasure.
    All the best with it and happy hunting!:up::up::up:
     
  13. digipaint

    digipaint Newbie

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    I find that for consistency, RWS Superdomes are very good. Each pellet is a snug fit, they all look well finished and consistent and this shows with tight groups. Just finished a tin of 500 with barely 1 dud or misformed pellet. They also seem to pack a good punch . .:up:
     
  14. halight

    halight Busy Member

    Messages:
    997
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Stourbrigde
    Iv got a tin of wasps (purple tin) Iv not got on very well with them:mad: do

    I do like the webley vemon lazadome .22 iv got on well with them and thay are lovely and clean unlikr the wasps:D
     
  15. coneyhunter

    coneyhunter Engaging Member

    Messages:
    325
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wales
    One word - Accupell! i used eley wasps and the pellets were all over the shop, was really emabarrasing as i really could not have hit a barn door let alone the zero target lol
     
  16. cross22

    cross22 Engaging Member

    Messages:
    300
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    gloucestershire
    I think most shops give these away when you buy a gun as a sweetner,i still have 498 left,RWS they are brill:up:
     
  17. i8allthepies

    i8allthepies Posting Addict

    Messages:
    1,447
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Dagenham
    Eley Wasps.:handjob:
     
  18. baldytommo

    baldytommo Busy Member

    Messages:
    555
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Durham
    Am I right in thinking they are no longer made by Eley? They are now just called Wasps and are a Censored grade. When I was a kid they were the slugs to have but that was 20 year ago and flouresent socks were cool!!!:)
     
  19. halight

    halight Busy Member

    Messages:
    997
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Stourbrigde
    Yes mate you are right thay are no longer made by elay thay are now crap! Thay are just called wasp now and thay come in diffrent colour tins each coulour tin has a diffrent size/shape pellet in it.

    By the way 20 years ago i was 9 years old and i had flouresent socks:D
     
  20. i8allthepies

    i8allthepies Posting Addict

    Messages:
    1,447
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Dagenham
    You also get several different sizes and shapes in the one tin:rolleyes:
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice