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Pellet care

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by shoots, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. shoots

    shoots Well-Known Member

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    Half way through a tin of JSB Exacts and I noticed a lot of fliers, not the normal consistency I a used to at all, then noticed a lot of the pellets in the tin have dented marked and deformed skirts, I can only assume this has been caused in the tin with the pellets contact with each other. Have others had this issue and are there any options to stop it. Thanks.
     
  2. terry1001

    terry1001 Major Poster

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    I think it might be happening before packing, the last couple of tins of these in .22 that I have had contained about 1/3 with damaged skirts which could easily be seen in the tin. Others were visible when they were dropped into the magazine, normally I throw them away but it's probably possible to straighten a lot if you have a probe of some sort to gently press into the skirt.
    I've not had anywhere near as much damage with AA Field or anything else, only the .22 JSB.
     
  3. Andy Wales

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    Same here Terry. I have mentioned this on a couple of threads about this problem with JSB Exacts, but nobody commented on it so I just assumed that it was just my and one or two other guys tins. The tin I have here right now has maybe HALF of the pellets with this "skirt" issue. I can also see that JSB Exacts in particular, appear to have a very "thin" skirt, so maybe they are getting damaged in production as you say. Either way, it's not acceptable is it? I won't be buying them again, but not for that reason. My Hatsan 60s doesn't seem to like them and spits them out in very random groups. Change to RWS Superdomes, instant change and nice tight groups (Now my scope issues are sorted).

    Andy :)
     
  4. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    For damaged skirts, push the head of one into the damaged skirt of another,

    works a treat:)
     
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    I have a fair few damaged skirts, I'm to try that trick :up:
     
  6. terry1001

    terry1001 Major Poster

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    The only problem with doing that is you may well cause more damage to the one you're pushing with. I do have somewhere a plastic grouting tool which has a ball on the end which would probably work on a .22 pellet and I did recently see someone suggesting a ball bearing fixed somehow to the end of a rod. I'm sure that minor damage would be no real problem as the air pressure should form the skirt perfectly to the bore.
     
  7. zippo1973

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    Where did you get these pellets from? I get mine from Intershoot and never had this problem, maybe they weren't packed very well and got damaged in transit??
     
  8. shoots

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    I bought them from a local gunshop, never really spotted the problem before so i thinking they are normally ok, I did think they were packed better than most pellets and that I must have treated them badly but others comments have made me think differently. I think I will try a tin of a different pellet, shame though as they are normally really good...
     
  9. Andy Wales

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    Hi,
    Please don't think I was suggesting that JSB Exacts are no good. Even the perfectly formed one's don't shoot well with my Hatsan. Just one of those things. When I use the deformed skirt pellets, they appear to shoot through no differently than the the perfect ones. Main concern is that there are maybe 350-400 left and they are useless to me and a waste of money lol. If only they were RWS Superdomes! :)

    Andy :)
     
  10. happydad

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    Hi,
    the latest tin of JSB Exact .177 that I bought from the local gun shop is the worst tin that iv'e had, a lot of damaged skirts, the skirts seem to be thinner than the last tin I used (although that was from a sleve of Ten) also quite varied in weight, not quite the quality I expect from JSB, although the Express and Heavy JSB's that I got recently are spot on, with the heavy .177's top quality

    ATB
    Mike
     
  11. shoots

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    Well what can you say... went to get a tin of pellets today, asked about the last tin about which this thread came about, mentioned that the consistency was not as good as previous tins and was given a replacement tin without question!!! apparently the last tin were 5.5mm, previous to this was 5.52mm which are more consistent/accurate so maybe the damaged skirts was not the only problem. Anyway have to say awesome service:up:
     
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    That sounds good.

    I've heard it mentioned that skirts don't matter, especially with springers, as the initial blast of HP air straightens them out.

    Personally I've found this isn't the case & sort them out before I shoot them with some rounded implement or another & it does cut down on flyers.
     
  13. terry1001

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    I think you're right, the blast of air is more likely to pass between the pellet and bore as this is the path of least resistance, it is then likely to create uneven pressure on the head and cause instability. If the pellet skirt is actually fitted to the rifling then the air pressure will act evenly and cause the pellet to engage properly with the rifling and travel squarely down the bore.
     
  14. Samobaggins

    Samobaggins I own to many fx rifles

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    I've not used jsb's before. Do the tins have batch numbers on them? Maybe there is a bad batch of pellets.
     

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