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I Know It’s A Bit Weird But….

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Bodge, Nov 26, 2021.

  1. Bodge

    Bodge Busy Member

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    On the tip off from @trumpetier, I’ve just taken delivery of 10 tins of H&N FTT in .22 cal. Opened a tin today and all look very nice etc, buuuuut…….they don’t half smell a bit different? I know it’s a weird thing to go around smelling things, but I clearly remember the smell of the old (ie decent) Eley Wasps and these pellets took me back about 3 decades. Anyone else notice this?
     
  2. Wilco

    Wilco Happy airgunner

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    Nope. I know people wash, size and weigh their pellets..but smelling them? That's a new one on me.:confused:but if you can sniff out a decent batch get as many as you can:D
     
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    :laff: A new career opening perhaps. Forget pigs sniffing out truffles, old Bodge here is gonna sniff out Trophies.
     
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    Oh blimey that's me sorted for tomorrow then, sniffing my different pellets :facepalm:
     
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    jaisalmere making Ladies Swoon since 1962

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    This place gets weird on a Friday :facepalm:
     
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    Smelling lead?

    You'll be licking it next... :D
     
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    Sorry!! It’s my fault. It’s not that I went out of my way to give them a good old sniff. I opened then tin and it hit me. I was thirteen again with a full tin of those wonderful Eley Wasps in front of me.
    Anyway, not had a chance to let rip with them yet, always used either JSB or AA but the FTTs are meant to go well in HWs so thought I’d give them a whirl. Hopefully find out Tuesday, if I can get to the club.
     
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    Hmmmm. Probably best I’m gonna get tonight :(
     
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  9. jaisalmere

    jaisalmere making Ladies Swoon since 1962

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    Live as you want to live, Man
     
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    Tried it when I was a kid, had to have the pellet removed with tweezers, not funny.
     
  11. William65

    William65 Out with the dog...

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    I bought 10 tins of them this week too. Are you on about the solvent/oil type smell? It's probably what they use producing or cleaning them. :thumb:
     
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    I remember the smell, that was probably some oil that is now considered a top global contaminant.
    It will have been replaced with something that the chemicals regulator makes more money on.
     
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    I have to smell the pellets, nobody told me that when I got into this air rifle malarkeyo_O
     
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  14. Dan Giliballs

    Dan Giliballs Send her round - she'll love it

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    If that's the sticky, oily, clammy type smell that a tin of old pellets from the early 80's has - which as a teenager with a new air rifle would get very exited at a mere snifter of said moist lead - if that's what you're referring to.........then I have absolutely no idea what your talking about :)
     
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    Pellet sniffing ! :facepalm: you'll be hooked in no time and on shot gun shells before you know it . Its a slippery slope my friend.



    If you are affected by anything in tonights thread please visit www.ammo-addiction.com
     
  16. alanjones

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    ha ha luv the smell of cordite..
     
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    Christoph1945 Forum donor & BASA member

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    That link doesn't work m8!!! :facepalm:
     
  18. Dan Giliballs

    Dan Giliballs Send her round - she'll love it

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    you actually clicked it :laff:
     
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    Christoph1945 Forum donor & BASA member

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    Of course, but I suppose that it will have to be the Samaritans now! ;)
     
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    To be fair you can smell a lot worse…..

    Mrs banned me from her top drawer a few months ago :D
     
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