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Pellet recommendation.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Harwich Shooter, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. Harwich Shooter

    Harwich Shooter Donator

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    My brother in law ( a computer numpty and not on any forums) has just got his FAC and purchased a 30 ft lb rated Theoben .22 gas ram jobbie. I don't know the model but it is a beast to cock and weighs a ton. Not my idea of a hunting tool but there you are. He is built like the Hulk mind you and is a cracking shot.

    It is his birthday next Thursday and I would like to buy him some pellets. I have no idea (him neither yet) what pellets to get for the Theoben.

    Any ideas please?
     
  2. mattyts

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    With it being FAC,I imagine a heavier pellet will offer more stability so I would go with something like Crosman Ultra Magnums.
     
  3. Clubshot

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    Check out Exterminator 16's / Defiant Ogives - Bullet Design not effected by power - Both 16.00 Grain
    And will really stop any Air Gun Quarry

    Unlike wasted design which might distort -

    My Sub 12FP Gas Ram runs on Defiant 14's - 5.52 Head Size

    BOB/R
     
  4. Harwich Shooter

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    Thanks for the reply Clubshot. The Defiant Ogives spec say no more than 20ft lbs. Brother in Law's Theoben is 30ft lbs. The Exterminators look interesting.
     
  5. cloverleaf

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    The rifle will be a Theoben Eliminator. Good luck with hitting stuff - I'll be interested to hear how he gets on :p

    You don't want to go too heavy; I'd look at 15.9gn JSB Exacts and possibly the 18gn variants too ;)
     
  6. SteveO

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    Would it be a good idea to make your own pellets with one of these Nomad kits for use with FAC?

    The pellets come up around 23 grain in .22 and have to be swaged individually.

    My reasoning for this is for FAC guns you will not likely be firing thousands down range wasting them, They will most likely be used for hunting so a hundred or so could be moulded and swaged at a time with you being about to control the quality of them.

    You could recycle commercially made spent pellets from sub 12's to make these FAC rated pellets which are solid and will not likely deform or shatter during flight at FAC velocities.

    Just a thought! :)
     
  7. Harwich Shooter

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    Thanks for the ideas.

    The theoben is not my idea of a hunting gun. I tried to talk him into a nice PCP or similar. He traded in a perfectly good hatsun pcp to get it.

    I don't think I could hit a barn door with the Theoben. Anyways, I have purchased a tin of 400 H & N Rabbit Magnum II which weigh in at 24.69gr. (too late Cloverleaf, I had already hit the buy it now button) Also got him a Jack Pyke camo wallet. Happy Burfday.
     
  8. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Crosman Ultra Magnums are not a magnum pellet, they are only 14.3 grains. They do work well in a sub 12 Sirocco though!
     
  9. Clubshot

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    Found that quote of Defiant page -

    But I have customers who shoot them in 50 FP Rifles in .22 - Must mention to Hugh to update Page - ;)

    Design has been test to well over a 100FP - .22's power does not destroy in flight - Reason they are Bullet Design

    BOB/R
     
  10. Harwich Shooter

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    Just caught up with your post clubshot. Many thanks. I will find out in due course how brother in law gets on with the Rabbit magnum II's
     
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    Hey there. I'm also curious about how things go with the Rabbit Magnum. Another thought if you can find them are JSB Diabolo Jumbo Exact Monster .22 Caliber[​IMG], which are a strapping 25.4 grains.
    Cheers,
    RB
     
  12. Harwich Shooter

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    Well, its his birthday on Thursday and he always goes shooting on Friday. I'll ask him. I have been out shooting with him once but prefer to hunt by myself on my own permissions especially when he takes his 410 shotgun with him. Too much bloody noise and the rabbits all clear off!
     
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    Jackroadkill uses Bisley Mags in his Theoben E.
     

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