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pellets for hunting ! your views

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by tx2stu, May 30, 2007.

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rounded/flat/pointed/hollow pointed

  1. rounded

    82.9%
  2. flat

    1.6%
  3. pointed

    9.3%
  4. hollow

    6.2%
  1. tx2stu

    tx2stu Member

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    right wot pellets are best for hunting small game with ! so so many of all shapes ! round flat pointy ! which is best? my mate says he likes the rounded ones coz the pointed ones go through the pray to easy and it keeps runnin!! you hunters out there please help me decide wot to buy for hunting small game with :up::down:
     
  2. Rockabilly

    Rockabilly Big Poster

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    domed pellets in my opinion (and many others ) are best for hunting
     
  3. aitchuk

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    Pellet shape has nothing to do with
    it, the right one is the one that groups
    the best out of your gun.You will probably
    find that only domed pellets will give you a satisfactory
    group at anything over twenty yards.
    As for your mate and over penetration it
    doesnt matter iff the pellet is in the right
    place and that is down to your skill, through
    this post it doesnt seem like you have done
    your homework so probably a lot more time on
    the pracitice range is called for before trying
    trying your hand at live quarry.

    Aitch
     
  4. tx2stu

    tx2stu Member

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    right yeah im a novice thats why im asking you lot for help not cocky anwers! ya dont ask ya dont no do ya ! though time yes ill prob figure it all out.. thanks
     
  5. aitchuk

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    Your question asked what pellets to use on
    small game. The answer I gave was not a
    smart answer just something you would have
    learned by checking on some of the other
    forums. Also you are not allowed to take
    game with a air rifle only vermin I know it is only
    a matter of wording but it is one that could
    keep you on the right side of the law.
    As to your original question you wont
    go far wrong using any of the J S B derivitivs


    Aitch
     
  6. custom100

    custom100 Well-Known Member

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    hunting pellets

    aitchuk was right, the best pellet for hunting is the one that groups the best with your rifle, however i too was a little shocked at his reply... imo:)
     
  7. aitchuk

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    I honestly can't see as my reply should shock
    anyone after all we are talking about depriving
    a living creature of it's life. I don't have a problem
    with this what I do have a problem with is someone
    buying a gun and expecting to get answers of a
    forum instead of joining a club or putting in the
    work I may have jumped but we are talking of the
    basics of the sport. i:e know your kit and your
    own capability

    Aitch
     
  8. Rockabilly

    Rockabilly Big Poster

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    yes it does depend on your kit and ability,
    but domed pellets should be tried in different makes
    to see which is most suitable for your barrel!
    all the top hunters and ft guys use domed .....end of!:boxing:
     
  9. Rob Laidlaw

    Rob Laidlaw Newbie

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    As has been said, Ideally you should try lots of different pellets and choose the ones that give you the most consistent groups at your chosen distance, normally 30-35yds.

    If you cannot get 10/10 pellets in a circle the size of a 10p at 30yds then you should not really be hunting live quarry but just keep practising until you can, it won't take long.:D

    Rob.
     
  10. RugbyPete

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    And not all domes are the same!

    I find H&N FTT very well made, accurate, and consistent, but i felt a bit disheartened when one bounced back to me after shooting a tree.... thye just seem too low profile to compress properly and transfer all the energy to the quarry... you need one that breaks down, so i'm trying the accupels next. They would be wicked in FAC

    All SMK pellets are crap.

    I'm also trying out the new bullet ones (not the Loguns, but a copy) in lead and tin format, i wont bother with plastic they leave shards behind
     
  11. EX Mod Cog

    EX Mod Cog Keyboard Hero

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    Don't get me wrong, I'm no serious hunter and I don't know much about the sport BUT :

    Voted "hollow" because they cause maxmum damage and therefore have the most stopping power?

    Correct me if I'm wrong please ...

    James.
     
  12. Fog

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    Like said , its trial and error. With my new 400 i have just tried the Bisley Magnum. Its just about the heaviest pellet you can get. Not to bad grouping at 35 yards and was quite surprised as i said in the hunting forum.But now for a slightly lighter one next.

    I usually pick 5 brands with a new gun. Expensive but worth it.
     
  13. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    Accupells are quite hard and very dirty so either was your pellets before use or was your hands after use.
    Have you tried aa field or jsb they seem fairly soft.
     
  14. sharpshooterpete

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    i find accupells very hard and dirty too. i use bisley long range gold now they're not dirty and are so accurate and hard hitting, accupells are not far behind but i find if shooting on a windy day the accupells flight path is affected by the wind alot!

    have a try with some Bisley LRG they fit nice and snugg in my weihrauch unlike accupells which push just abit too easy into the barrell, also i like to use a pellet pusher ive found it increases power a small bit and accuracy.
     
  15. AA Anonymous

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    Hi
    i use AA field had excelent results with these but if you want good results you also need to study the "vermin" you are planing to shoot to get an idea of how they behave. target shooting is ok to get to know your gun and how it behave's but a target doesnt drop its head to have a bite to eat just as your pulling the trigger thats why i love the s410 with it's multishot you can be reloaded and ready to fire with a second shot in less than 2 seconds if you only winged it on the first shot.
     
  16. London177

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    Domed Pellets

    So it seems that domed are favoured. That is interesting. Would I be correct in thinking that the domed shaped pellets have been around for most of the 20th C' and this one?
    If so then maybe old is best and all these pointed/hollow affairs are just gimmicks to get us to part with our cash?
    regards,
    Alan
     
  17. Austin

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    Ribbed pointed has good stability, penetration, and expansion. The Only choice for me. ;)
     
  18. topcat

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    pellets

    domes are the best in 177 i have been doing abit experementing and noticed air arms were producing more clean kills tried daystate pellet and was get more runners the air arms are softer and obviously mushrooming on impact resulting in cleaner kills
     
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    It is unfortunate that a lot of us profess to be experts and think that 5 years of shooting is enought to qualify you as an expert...I have been shooting for 40 years and there are still questions I need answers for...my findings are Domed for general purpose, for its impactability and if you realy want to drop them buy some Predator pellets with the polly tips for those special occasions and dont be dishartened there are still enough of us out here on the forum who will give you straight answers based on tried and tested results....regards Nimrod (the Hunter).
     
  20. Rockabilly

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    topcat is right those airarms in .177 are spot on hit bugsy in the crust with one of them and its curtains
     

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