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Pointed Pellets.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by ukzero1, Jan 25, 2020.

  1. ukzero1

    ukzero1 Engaging Member

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    I used to have a springer and used H&N Hornets (.22), I thought I'd try them in my RM8. So off to the gun shop to buy a tin, only to be told they are no good in any gun that's magazine fed. The chap behind the counter didn't explain why so here I am, picking what's left of your brain cells to ask the question...is he right or wrong? I bought a tin of AA DF's instead.
     
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    If they are long ..like Polymags, they might not fit in the magazine.
     
  3. TORNADOS7

    TORNADOS7 Major Poster

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    Wise choice buddy, AADF's go well in most rifles, as fer the pointed's "well" it's probably something to do with the tips, maybe protruding from the mag and jamming it in the process, just a guess... :thumb:
     
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    BSA mag on my Gamo had no problem with silver points, haven’t tried them in HW100 yet
     
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    my experience with pointed pellets is, they're crap :D
     
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    The RM8 loves them, as does the SYN XS78, I just thought I'd try the Hornet's but after being told they're no good for magazine fed ammo, I stuck with AA DF's.
     
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    Nothing like being short, sharp..and up front. :D
     
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    Not had a problem specifically with a mg, but have always found pointed pellets horribly inaccurate at anything over 15-20 metres.
     
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  9. TORNADOS7

    TORNADOS7 Major Poster

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    There is that !...
     
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  10. Jay Butts

    Jay Butts Life, it’s so much better than the alternative!

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    I’ve never found a pointed pellet that’s accurate! Some of the more knowledgeable members on here will explain the ballistic reason for it. They’re never used in competition so there must be a reason for it!
     
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    Got some old "RWS Superpoints" that are accurate at 24mtrs, no rifle to put them through though now that I've only got the S410... :rolleyes:
     
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    Over the years RWS Superpoint have been the only pointed pellets I've used that have been pretty accurate as you say to 25 yards or so. The rest have been poor to be polite.
     
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    RWS pointed were pretty good in .22 when I had my Hatsan S60 springer, I could see that they may well be too long for some magazine fed rifles though.
     
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    The QYS 177 pointed pellets got voted the best pointed pellet ever made by Dave Barham in the November Airgun Gunner magazine, haven't read the review though.

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    I'd heard good things about JSB Straton so bought a tin to try. They load and cycle in my Hw100 magazine perfectly and are surprisingly accurate. A bit cheaper than other JSBs too. :)
     
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    I’ve also found Strattons to be very decent in a number of rifles indoor at 25 yds from my springers.
     
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    i remember rws superpoints, the quality of the pellets was second to none :thumb:
    i was gutted when none of my guns liked them :mad:
     
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    Tried several different brands ,and all of them have been crap as well.
     
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    I can’t see what pointed pellets would give any advantage over a good accurate domed pellet
     
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  20. TORNADOS7

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    Still do them now but I suspect they're nowhere near what they used to be, much like the rest of the selection... :rolleyes:
     

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