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Pellet Sizers

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Lydford, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. Lydford

    Lydford Posting Addict

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    Does anyone use these? If so, is there any noticeable advantage?
     
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    Ganton Gunner Super Duper Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    will let you know ive just done 1 1/2 tins to try it ;)
     
  3. TORNADOS7

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    Don't really see the point as when you insert the pellet into the barrel/breach it should automatically size itself !!!...:up:
     
  4. Lydford

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    Yes, that is what I have always thought. Still, never too old to learn.
     
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    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    I use one from uk Neil for fixing damaged skirts:)
     
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    Maybe not necessary with multi shot PCP's as the probe pushes out the pellet from the mag into the breech. I would think this does the same job as a sizer?

    Might be a benefit on other rifles when loading by hand direct into the barrel though ...
     
  7. Donzo

    Donzo Banned BANNED

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    what if the pellet skirt is smaller than the barrel, I have seen pellet sizers that will rectify the problem where as the barrel wont be able to.
     
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    I do
    Does it make a difference
    No idea, it's a type of therapy that helps me relax believe it or not ;)
     
  9. Andy Wales

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    If it makes you relax and is good therapy I say good for you and why not? It does no harm to anybody to tinker and fettle. It's not for some of us of course and I just let the barrel deal with problem pellets as some others have said.

    I have purposley picked out a pellet with a damaged/flattened skirt and shot it as accuratley as an undamaged one. The very next damaged pellet has gone astray and is then termed an "outlyer" so who knows. It's all very strange when that happens and leaves you a little unsure what's right or wrong sometimes. When it's plinking/targets I don't care and just shoot em through to get rid of them. When it comes to hunting live quarry, I always make sure the pellet I hand feed to the breech looks as perfect as possible just in case. After all, I don't want to miss by using a damaged one and ending up with a possible flyer :)
     
  10. Stevie Darling

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    The power of suggestion is good,

    If you think that sizing helps then maybe that's all the mind needs to help accuracy:rolleyes:
     
  11. ALEXON

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    Sizers have their place, Old stock pellets that are very difficult to use in modern breeches and can easily be resized for use. Plus if your modern pcp., is pellet fussy you may gain by doing a bit of resizing. atb.,
     
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    Does anyone remember the sizer pacs that held about 50 pellets and had a little brass plunger ?, if anything these made accuracy worse as they used to slice part of the skirt off.
     
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    yes, with certain batches of exacts.

    Only use and recommend UK neil sizers. Others I have seen at club are not to standard.
     
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    Mine was made by Neil
    As all his work it's a cut above the rest
    Mine is a 4.52
     

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