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Pellet testing

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Black-Pete, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. Black-Pete

    Black-Pete Well-Known Member

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    I bought a new Weihrauch 97K .177 in the spring and finally I had the chance to do some testing with pellets.
    Pellets on test were:
    H&N Field Target Trophy 4.50, 8.64gr
    H&N Field Target Trophy 4.51
    H&N Field Target Trophy 4.52
    H&N Baracuda Match 4.50, 10.65gr
    H&N Baracuda Match 4.51
    H&N Baracuda Match 4.52
    Air Arms Diabolo Field 4.5, 8.4gr
    JSB Exact Diabolo 4.5, 8.44gr

    Range was 25 meters, almost no wind at all, a flimsy table as support and I didn't touch the scope at all while shooting. 10 shots fired with each pellet type. Attached pictures tell their story and if I was a better marksman the groupings would be even nicer :eek: The diameter of the black circle is 31mm and the distance between the rings is 3mm so that reader can calculate the group sizes.

    Baracuda didn't do well at all. At first with 4.50 I saw only two hits to the bottom of the target, with 4.51 I saw where the hits were and for the 4.52 I raised the aiming point by two dots. This is a heavier pellet but still it was surprising that it took a two dot raise before hitting the target. I've had problems with Baracudas also with my Diana 48, so it is out of the question. And furthermore, one Baracuda 4.51 didn't even fit in the barrel :rolleyes: With the other pellets the ones outside the groups are because of me, nothing to do with pellets (I blame the mosquitos though...!) The best one was FTT 4.51 having roughly 12mm group but the others weren't so bad either. Earlier today I shot a similar group with JSB, so the result is quite trustworthy. FTT and JSB have roughly the same price so my choice is quite clear.


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