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Rws Hobby's

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by darren m, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. darren m

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    is there a lighter pellet than the RWS hobby , that is suited to co2 pistols ..
     
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    RWS Hobby or RWS Geco. Think they both 7.0gr. (Read somewhere the Hobby was 7.1gr ??)

    Hobby has a ribbed skirt and the Geco is plain/smooth skirt. Iv'e not found any difference between the two.

    Geco are cheaper than Hobby and just as good.

    Can't think of anything else lighter. I use the Geco at around £4.29 a tin if buying in bulk.

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    Thank you will look them up.

    I was range testing a few pellets yesterday , must have 10 different brands , but most are too heavy that I use in other guns ie .. heavy jsb exacts and heavy crosman premiers 10.5gr.

    Anyway the lighter pellets I have came in at crosman prems 7.9gr ,HnN FTT 8.44gr and RWS hobbys 7gr.

    Although at 6yds the hobby's flew the flattest , and not too bad , but had a fair few flyers that seemed to fly left and not group very well , the 7.9gr prems were a little bit better , but the best was the HnN pellets straighter and truer BUT alas dropped a fair bit because of the weight …

    I know domes are more accurate at range and this is only 6yds , but would,nt it be great if there was a similar shaped light weight dome pellet (less than 7gr )..

    Or is there one out there already and ive missed it
     
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    Hobby's seem to have one of the best reputations for usually working fine in different pistols. Are you sure the problem's with pellet choice ? Are you shooting off a rest to test pellets & do you know that your pistol is working as it should ?
     
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    @darren m

    A noteworthy mention often overlooked are the H+N Excite econ (flathead) and the H+N Excite Hammer (roundhead), especially if you are after a roundhead pellet.

    JSR do the Hammer at £3.39 and Uttings the Econ at around £3.90 (plus postage).

    The econ are 7.1gr the Hammer at 7.87gr I think going form memory.

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    Thanks for that. I'm going to try the H&N Econ's next time I need some pellets. JS Ramsbottom are doing them for £2.89 per tin. https://www.jsramsbottom.com/produc...rifle-airgun-target-pest-pellets-500-tin.html
     
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    Just checked an old invoice from JSR. Last batch of the Econ I purchased were £3.09/tin
    (April 2018)

    ;)
     
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    If you are looking for a lighter pellet than the RWS hobby why not try the H&N Sport Match green pellets, they weigh just 5.25gr ! Very expensive, but if you're looking for a light weight pellet you might want to try these. Skenco also make incredibly lightweight pellets ( Poly Rhino @ 3.4gr & Hyper velocity field pellets @ 5.4gr) again these are expensive too. The Poly Rhino are not the most accurate of pellets at all and I truthfully have not tried the Hyper Velocity field pellets so cannot comment (maybe another forum member could step in and offer their experience with them ?).
    The (already mentioned) H&N Econ are a spot on pellet, good groups, fairly accurate and at a price that cannot be beaten - I use them for day to day tin can plinking BUT for anything finer (targets & target disc work) I always use the ultra reliable RWS MK 7gr, which in my revolvers cannot be beaten !

    Hope that helps you out mate.....:)
     
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    I use the H&N Econ's in all my co2 pistols and highly recommend them for value and use. But I am searching for a light pellet to try, maybe one of the alloy types.
     
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    Thank chaps for all the info , I will definitely give the H&N excite's a go
     
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    I saw that RWS does any alloy pellet at 5.4gr I think but at £13.99 (Amazon price ), its a bit pricey
     
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    Darren,

    Hobbys are great. I have put them through loads of guns and they either shoot well, or OK. Ditto Bisley practice and Gecos. And R10s and other match pellets.

    Nothing I have seen suggests that alloy or plastic projectiles work better than lead, be it in pistols or rifles.

    As treecreeper suggests, if you aren’t hitting where you want at 6-10 yards/metres, the issue is not the ammo. What pistol are you using?
     
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    H&N Excite (orange and green tin) we’re always my preferred pellet.
     
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    cp99 - I know they are not too accurate , its just fun plinking , I,m paper punching some groups to see which pellet the little 3.5" barrel performs best .
     
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    Mine shoots into 1.25”-1.5” at 10M with Hobbys or similar.
     
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    Yes. I've got 8 x tins of Geco's to use before I try the H&N Econ's.
     
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    I must be doing something wrong lol..
    I consider myself to be a fair shot , plenty of years practice .

    wonder if its worth cleaning the barrel
     
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    7m - 1 handed. Not quite pushed it out to 10m yet. :D

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