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Pellet Selection?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Pete E, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. Pete E

    Pete E Engaging Member

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    I need to decide what pellets to use in a .22 Hatsan 85XTH..I intend to get a "pick and mix" of assorted batches, but I'm looking for suggestions for perhaps 4 or 5 sorts to try.

    The rifle will be mostly used for plinking and hunting/pest control. I am not looking for anything too exotic/expensive, just something that will be accurate and capable of knocking over the odd bunny or squirrel.

    Thanks in advance,

    Peter
     
  2. stevemandm

    stevemandm Honorary Member

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    ours loves rws superdomes. I wouldn't bother getting any others till you try these first.
     
  3. TORNADOS7

    TORNADOS7 Top Poster

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    As above !!!
     
  4. Accuspell

    Accuspell Pro Poster

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    It is false economy to buy cheap pellets. The misses you get will simply frustrate you and if you have to use 2 pellets to hit the target, you have just doubled the cost of your pellets!

    Find what it really shoots well and stick with them - even if that means tins are £20, it is cheaper to hit your target with one pellet and ut it in the bag than have to use 2 pellets from a £10 tin. You use fewer pellets, but the real benefit is in the extra pleasure and confidence you get from being able to hit your target when you want to, not when the pellet tin decides it will give you one that will.
     
  5. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    If the rifle is going to be used for occasional pest control then it has to be accurate shot after shot, no exceptions!

    If your rifle prefers a cheaper brand then great. Start with the usual suspects:)

    rws
    jsb
    aa
    h&n
    accupell
    falcon
     
  6. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Crosman Premier Ultra Magnum worksueprbly in my wooden stoked version (I have a Hatsan 60S)
     

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