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Jsb Jumbo Vs Jsb Stratons (.22)

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Autodidact, Jan 28, 2021.

  1. Autodidact

    Autodidact Thought Criminal

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    I don't know if you saw/remember the post I made thanking @Lev Levvin for his generosity in donating some JSB Straton pellets to my cause for comparison against the Jumbo Diablos I usually use in .22

    Well I did a direct comparison today ...

    Here's the results ...

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    ... That's 18 shots each (@18 yards) unsorted/unweighed, straight from the tin ;)

    As you can see they fly exactly the same for me so they will work as a direct substitute with no zero adjustment necessary :up::up::up:

    I was told by someone (that shan't be named) that pointed pellets won't work well with my FX Dreamline and I think it's been made pretty clear (for me at least) this is not the case ;)


    Again a big thank-you to Lev for his generosity, and I hope this feedback helps others (obviously not all rifles are the same, and some barrels may not like one or the other, or indeed both) :thumb:


    Be well and stay safe people :thumb:
     
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  3. Lev Levvin

    Lev Levvin Beast of Bodmin !!

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    No worries matey :thumb:

    this is how I was introduced to straton pellets... by a generous donation from another member.

    what goes around ...:D

    excellent pellets for longer range rabbits and rats as the penetration is superior to dome heads.

    they aren’t strictly pointed, the heads have a slight flat on the tip.

    they fly straight and hit hard.

    good pellets :thumb:
     
  4. Autodidact

    Autodidact Thought Criminal

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    Agreed, the sound from the backstop told me they hit considerably harder than the Jumbos (a good solid thump nearly as loud as the .25s) thanks again Lev, my next pellet order will definitely include Stratons, so I guess I'm a convert :D

    Be well fella :thumb:
     
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  5. YepYep

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    The purple Straton is good~ used it and still have some remained until I started to feed my 22 calibers with the flathead H&N Sport because I think using pointed vs paper targets looks a little bit waste... . And my friend proved it again with his .22 rifles like HW50 etc...

    I think it's because the softer material (purer lead ingredient?!) that the Straton used...
     
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  6. frenchy3

    frenchy3 Engaging Member

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    Very interesting result and thanks for sharing. I was always swayed away from pointed pellets by people and i suppose some of the cheaper end of the market may prove to be the case but with JSB you can generally trust their products. Does anyone know if the pointed pellets affect they feed in a multishot rifle using the BSA Gamo 10 shot magazine please. I suppose a sample pack would be the best way forward to verify that.
     
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  7. Autodidact

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    To be honest I think they'll probably become my "go-to" pellet in ,22 :thumb:
     
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    trumpetier Pro Poster

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    No offence mate, but 18 yards, a real test of accuracy if possible, try 45 yards ;)
     
  9. Autodidact

    Autodidact Thought Criminal

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    The limitations of lock-down apply ;)

    Are you going to move the boundary fences for me? :shrug:

    :p :p :p
     
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    Have had good results with stratons as well. Tried them during lock down 1 in the back garden with the PP750. Only bought as were cheaper and only being used for a close range plink but grouped very well. When was able to go range also tried them in the 99 and again good results.
     
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    In my many years as an air rifle user, I've yet to find a pointed pellet that could/would group. At 18 yards that is impressive and I dare say for causing massive damage to the rattus population, it's ideal. As had already been mentioned, further testing at longer ranges will be the next step. I'm now very tempted to try a tin for my own assault on the scaly tails.
     
  12. The Robin

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    I've used the stratons .22 through my rapid and there accurate upto about 25 yards then they start to open up. So switched back to JSB express .22 which print cloverleaf groups at 40 yards all day
     
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    My 99s likes these (.22) a lot... They are amongst the very best out of my barrel at 25 yards.
    I've not tried them further that that, but I'd be surprised if something happened in the 2nd 25 yards that didn't show up in the first?
     
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  14. Jack's Da

    Jack's Da Its all about the macho cal

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    I tried Strattons amongst my many pellet testings and they never kept a decent group past 35yards. As good as the JSB exact jumbo I normally use up until that distance though.
    A bit strange to go off so much on the longer distance so I imagine it might be down to the pointed aspect?
     
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  15. The Robin

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    @td_boy the stratons might be ok on the next 25 yards but until you try who knows.

    At local range I've heard members complaining about missing and must be the gun or wind etc. I've shown and explained on how one brand of pellet is fine at 10m but then shoot same pellets at 40m and see if it's a decent group. It's surprised a few members and they have done more pellet testing before they find the one for there gun. Some members have thanked me and some have grumbled at me and some even have me down as a know it all (which I'm not :)) But it's a must, especially if hunting, you must know your gun/pellet combo is right for the distance before aiming at an animal. I imagine the hft/ft shooters test there set ups too so they know there spot on.

    But if your only shooting at 25 yards and there grouping fine your onto a winner :)
     
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    You would have thought that any effects at distances of say 50 yards would be apparent at 25 yards?
    (albeit at half the effect) one to try when the range reopens...
     
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    Aren't AA Diablo hunter the same pellet?
     
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  18. Lev Levvin

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    I shoot at 80+ yards with straton with good results through my FAC s510xs :thumb:

    they fly straight and don’t veer off to the left like Hades of same weight

    Sub-15mm groups no problem at 50 yards :thumb:

    40 yard hunting through my sub-12 guns last winter proved how good these are.

    I was recommended and given a tin by a professional pest controller.. @Cornish Mole Catcher :thumb:
     
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    Marky-Boy Once a Monkey Always a Monkey

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