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Question Falcon accuracy plus.22????????

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Stevie Darling, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    For the last week or so I have been helping a young lad get his bsa scorpion sorted for pellet choice. I found 40 or so falcon acc+ in the shed, bingo!! 5p size groups at 30m+.

    To confirm this, I ordered 100 from eBay got the rifle set, but grouping seemed to open up to over an inch!! The new pellets seem different to the ones I had. In the photo the new pellet is on the left. It has a thicker and longer skirt and also seems to have a longer head, a different pellet??

    anyone else noticed differences in a new tin of falcons recently???
     

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    I think you must have got your pellets mixed up, the ones you thought were Falcons are H&N FTT.

    In the first picture,

    the top pellet is the Falcon,

    the bottom pellet is the H&N Ftt.
     
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    The pellet on the bottom/left (shiny one) is the Falcon Stevie, same as mine anyway!
     
  4. Stevie Darling

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    This is pretty strange, the pellet on the right of each picture is the pellets I had, on the scales they are 13.48. The new ones from eBay are 13.45, so more or less the same weight!

    The grouping with the new pellets is rank rotten. I have to much ocd to get pellets mixed up!!!!
     
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    Repeat the experiment ?

    Which calibre are you using ?

    I have tins of both H&N FTT and FAP, in .22 and .20 in the case of the H&N's

    I won't be using the FAP at all - they're just sat there as spares. I think I have two or three unopened tins and a couple of opened ones lying around here and there, all .22 :rolleyes:

    I can package up a handful of each for you to try if you like - I'll even label them so you know which is which ;)

    The only time I use FAP is when chrono testing a gun I've worked on. They offered no accuracy advantage and their greater drop at distance makes them less useful to me.

    To be honest I'd strongly suggest either Air Arms Field or JSB Exact, if longer ranges are important. Both offer a much better BC and, despite being heavier, in my guns they fly flatter than the lighter Falcon pellets, which drop off more sharply past 30 yards.

    Superdomes, like H&N FTT, offer a less expensive option if your friend won't be doing long range shooting. It's not that you can't push the range with Superdomes, it's just that it makes sense (to me anyway :rolleyes: ) to use the best BC pellet you can if you intend pushing your range, otherwise you're working harder than you need to due to sharper pellet drop. Obviously you need an accurate pellet too...

    I use AAF or JSB Exact in all of my guns and they work beautifully. I sometimes use H&N FTT and Superdomes in some of my springers and gas ram rifles which, by definition, I keep to under 35 yards, so any drop off with the Superdomes is eliminated by limiting the working range I use them at, but those guns get on well with AAF and JSB Exact so, being a naturally lazy hack, I tend to just keep a tin with each gun and a sleeve or two or unopened tins in the shed...

    Anyhoo, I have examples of each if you want some for testing purposes, provided you want .22

    AAF are the only .177 pellets I buy now.
     
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