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Steel v Lead.

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Fog, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. Fog

    Fog Engaging Member

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    Many a time i use steel as my birds cough it up where as lead will kill them in days. This is when i shoot for their larder to feed them often during their moult.

    But what a difference....In price as well as trajectory and impact. The steel i have to aim a lot lower to hit the sweet spot if shooting the lead on a cross hair.
    The lead shatters causing maximum effect where the steel just looses its shape slightly.
    This can be a problem for me as i am forever swopping pellets for different vermin.

    Does anyone else use the steel pellet and i was wondering for what reasons?
     
  2. Rockabilly

    Rockabilly Big Poster

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    mmmm, never tried steel
     
  3. Fog

    Fog Engaging Member

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    Don't knock it unless you have tried it;)
     
  4. custom100

    custom100 Well-Known Member

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    steel in a rifle barrel?......................
     
  5. Fog

    Fog Engaging Member

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    Yep!
     
  6. nimrod

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    Second Hand

    I will keep your name to hand...to remind me never to buy a seconhand rifle off you...steel in a rifled barrel.
     
  7. EX Mod Cog

    EX Mod Cog Keyboard Hero

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    Nimrod,

    You didn't put steel pellets through that Rabbitstopper you've put up for sale did you ?

    Is that why you're selling it for such a tasty price ? ... because it's broken ?!

    If not then PM me :D
     
  8. nimrod

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    The very though of it

    Never, and never will...the thought of steel on steel does not bode very well with me...the reason we have used lead since the very first airguns were invented is because it does not harm the barrel...I would guess that a rifled barrel will wear out very quickly with steel slugs.
     
  9. EX Mod Cog

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    Too right.
     
  10. David

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    I have an old Diana model 74 in .177 3ftlb this has a brass lined barrel (no rifling) which is excellent for lead and steel as well as home made darts :)
     
  11. Clubshot

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    Check www.airgunpellets.com

    These are made of Tin , which is softer than lead

    Have been known to do deals on these pellets
    Do need to be the right pellet for the right Gun.

    BOB/R
     
  12. Potshot

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    Steel pellet?

    Hi All, which steel pellets are you guys talking about, exactly??
     
  13. Potshot

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    Prometheus/Paragon are zinc alloy, if you mean those
     
  14. jonty bh

    jonty bh Newbie

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    doesnt lead lubricate the barrels and lead/tin doesnt so slowly wears the rifleing ?
     
  15. Potshot

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    Every material wears barrels, it's the rate at which it does so that matters.
     

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