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Pellets - Too Heavy? Advice Please.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by dangerdave, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. dangerdave

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    Hi all, as usual when I get into a hobby, I buy all sorts of stuff. Some of which proves to be unsuitable and I sell it on!

    I have 3 tins of pellets, which I need advice on please. Are they suitable for my rifle or are they designed for something a bit more powerful? If they are OK that's fine, but your opinions are welcome!

    My rifle is a BSA Ultra SE .22 which I bought last Monday - very happy with it. At the moment I am using Air Arms Diablo Field and Hunters with good results.

    The pellets I am asking about are all H&N:

    Baracuda Hunter 1.18g 18.21gr
    FTT Power 0.98g 15.12gr
    Baracuda Power 1.37g 21.14gr

    Cheers all, David
     
  2. sharpsman

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    For a legal limit airgun i would say they are a bit to heavy as they will have the trajectory of a wall brick.
     
  3. tommy gun

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    go for jsb exact 15.9 or air arms my se loves jsb,s
     
  4. dangerdave

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    Thanks for the replies. It looks like I have some tins of pellets to sell. Trouble is, by the time I have posted them it's hardly worth it. Maybe I can use them to clout rats on the farm!!
     
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    It depends on what you are going to use them for really. Heavy pellets may be ok for short range ratting for example or even a bit of plinking but as above, their trajectory will resemble a rainbow. If you want a bit more range then a lighter pellet may be the best way to go. Once you find a pellet that your rifle shoots consistently with, you are best to stick with them rather than chopping and changing; one pellet for all purposes!
     
  6. dangerdave

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    Thanks for that. I, and my BSA, really like H&N FTT and the Air Arms pellets so they will be my sole pellets from now. I could use the others for plink etc with my old springer!
     
  7. Clubshot

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    Many choose heavy pellets hoping for higher power

    But in most Cases they are Only accurate over a Short Distance

    As Stated Heavies ae great for Close up Rat's -

    Defiant 14's - with a 5.52 Head work Well in most BSA's - As many will have found when getting work done by John Bowkett
    Who normally supplies test cards with Defiants -

    Defiants 5.52's was designed and tested using John's Gun's and @ 14.00 Grains with a Domed Head will fly flater and faster -

    BOB/R
     
  8. Accuspell

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    Got to agree with all of what Bob says - my Scorpion T10 would shoot Defiants (L size) into an overlapping cluster at 50 yards. My Theoben SLR also shoots best with them. They are a good price too, especially if you get them from Bob (£10 posted for a box of 650)

    Bob, do multiple boxes work out cheaper with any postage savings?
     
  9. oliver13

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    I think that anything over 16grains is pushing it, as noted the trajectory becomes too pronounced, but they should be OK for short range stuff, 20M or less, they will still have the enrgy to do the job they are just going a lot more slowly.
    I don't think there's much point in selling them, with the logistics of posting & such you'd barely break even, I'd just stick them in a drawer until something suitable came along for them - in my case that would be in the same drawer alongside the boxes of 20grain Penetrators I bought by mistake about 6 or 7 years back...
     
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    Anything over 16grain is heavy for a sub-12fpe rifle. The barracuda's will be handy for power testing but not really effective unless used close range, or in an FAC rifle.

    The FTT power pellets are more suitable, but test a few different brands to see which group best with your rifle, then stick with them. There's a misconception that you need the likes of a heavy pellet or hollowpoints for hunting. You don't, all you need is the pellet best suited for your rifle and it will be effective when place correctly in the "kill-zone".
     

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