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Question Pellet sizes

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by pauljm116, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. pauljm116

    pauljm116 Engaging Member

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    Just went to order some .22 Air Arms field pellets and notice there are 2 sizes (5.51 and 5.52), Im confused. What is the difference in size all about and which should I choose? Sorry if its a really stupid question.
     
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    Try both if i were you.what gun do you have? i use 5.52 in my springer if thats any help
     
  3. williamjames555

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    think its something to do with the size of the skirt on the pellets depends on your barrel what type you want you dont want it to be too tight or too lose
     
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    its a very slight difference paul. 0.01mm is a very small measurement but as said they seem to go better in some barrels, possibly older barrels that are slightly warn. I would get yourself a tin of 5.51 and see how they go.
     
  5. drobson67

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    Every barrel is different so try both and see what suits your gun, the difference between both pellets is a 100th of a millimeter in diameter, that doesn't sound much but could make alot of difference between power and accuracy.

    Edit... Hun73r666 looks like you beat me to that reply lol.
     
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    I've got an Air Arms TX200HC if that helps. Hasnt been fired much at all (only about 300 pellets as its been in storage for 10 years), I was going to go for the 5.52's as I didnt think it would make too much difference but then thought they wouldnt make different sizes if it didnt make any difference, so thought I'd ask before spending anything.
     
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    its really a case of suck it (not literally) and see.
     

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