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Pellets Make A Big Difference

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by AHPP, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. AHPP

    AHPP Member

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    Being relatively new to more serious and precise shooting I didn't understand the importance of the right pellets... until today.

    Thinking that I'd just use up some cheapo Bulldogs to zero so as not to waste some marginally more expensive RWS Field Line hollowpoints I was producing 10cm groups at 25 yards. Now I'm not a good enough shot to put pellets through polos but I was extremely well rested, felt steady and pulled smoothly. 10cm group with a fairly tasty rifle at this range! - Something's not right here, methought.

    Changed to the RWS Field Line hollowpoints. Instantly better.

    Groups went down to 15mm.

    If you're new to shooting and thought, as I did, "Pffft. How much difference can different pellets make?" then please think again.

    Moral of this story: PELLETS MATTER!
     
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    pellets

    Hi AHPP, As you have found out quality does matter.
    Some barrels just don't like certain pellets,even quality ones.
    Even two identical rifles can prefer different pellets
     
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    hi ps you are cirrect i got told that air arms were very good but i tried them my gun didnt like them. the best pellets ive found for my gun accupell.
     
  4. AHPP

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    What do people reckon to work well in HW 97Ks? Generally speaking, of course.
     
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    Hi, My HW's feed mainly on RWS Super Dome,Super H point and H+N Field and Target trophy.
    Eley wasp 5.5 works well too (mauve tin)
    I'm always buying and trying
     
  6. AHPP

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    What about Eley Wasp blue tin? I think I have some in a drawer somewhere.
     
  7. Potshot

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    Hi, Blue tin = 5.56mm Mauve tin = 5.50
    There used to be a slight difference between British and European .22 calibres because of the metric/imperial sytems.
    The blue tin 5.56 is tighter in the barrel and soaks up a few feet per second also can make the gun feel a little sluggish.
    I used to use the blue tins and didn't notice any loss of accuracy,just power and different "feel".
    Cheers PS
     
  8. EX Mod Cog

    EX Mod Cog Keyboard Hero

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    Very good pellets for most .22's are H & N Baracuda Match - they hit the target with an almighty thud ...
     
  9. Rockabilly

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    best to buy a sample pack from pellpax and see which type your gun likes;)
     
  10. AHPP

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    Good idea but it looks (from their website) like they only do them in .20 or .25.
     
  11. Potshot

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    Super Domes are what the spring HW's are designed to fire.Alledgedly.
    The reccomended pellet changed to H+N Field and Target trophy for the HW100.
    Cheers.
     

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