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Question Expanding Pellets?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Chris_Brads, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. Chris_Brads

    Chris_Brads Impressive Member

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    Is there a pellet that expands significantly on impact with a soft target at 12fpe?
     
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    Not that I have found.

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    Predator Polymags are pretty good even at that power.
    RWS Super-Hpoint they do too.
    H&N Hollow Point, not quite so much but significantly.
     
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    RWS Super H-Point expand quite nicely, as do BSA Interceptors, the BSA are a very soft lead and if you are not careful you can squish them with your fingers when you load them into a mag! Haha.
     
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    Can you give us a bit more information as to where this is heading?
     
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    .... my thoughts too RW
     
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    Expansion is a major performance factor in the terminal ballistics of firearm projectiles. I was wondering if it was possible for a pellet travelling at modest velocities to experience significant expansion, whereby it's terminal performance is enhanced, for example, by limiting over penetration.
     
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    Thanks for the replies
     
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    At 12 ftlb you'd be looking at bluctac or cheese. ... what application are we thinking .. if it spreads out to 1 inch coverage be great for ft / hft ! ;)
     
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    ?
     
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    Just a bit of banter Chris mate :thumb:

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    I think they suspect you are going to shoot people, when I first joined and did not explain my objectives clearly they immediately assumed I was going to trespass everywhere and shoot where I had no rights to shoot. The dark side of the force runs deep on AGF my Padowan
    The Americans have some lead pellets with copper or zinc inserts as cores for varmint hunting but I doubt the pathetic energy levels we are using would work.
     
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    :D

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    Hunting. It's nearly squirrel season in my garden! I shot loads last year and every single pellet went clean through their heads. The pellets were still carrying a lot of momentum and buried themselves deeply in the wooden back stop.
     
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    Hubby wants to chip in, apparently some years ago he enquired on an airgun form as to the members opinion about Promethius air gun bullets, basically a metal core in a nylon sabot. They totally freaked out accusing him of absolute hysterical things from wanting to shoot bigger animals than air guns can handle, to wanting to shoot people, etc Hubby was gobsmacked as he was just curios about an advert he was reading in Gun mart ..

    Oh OK there is more, he did find out that PCPs did not like Promethius pellets but only via a PM because the chap offering the reply did not dare post on the main forum in case they thought he was a likely psycho as well. :)
     
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    Apologies for my brevity, it was getting a bit late! If I hadn't posted I would have forgotten all about it by morning!
     
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    Over penetration can be a problem are you using .177 Chris..

    Ray
     
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    Ahaaa! turns out my silly old duffer did not listen to good advice when offered back then either, he bought a tub of promthius and promptly clogged the barrel on his old gun. the daft old duffer has never changed.
     
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    if you are only shooting at close range and over penetration is a problem, i might suggest wadcutter pellets :up:
     
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