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thunderbolt pellets p2

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by macker71165, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. macker71165

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    in my original post http://www.airgunforum.co.uk/forums/showthread.php/171653-smk-pellets?highlight=thunderbolts i pondered were thes pellets taking my gun over the legal limit ?? i got some today 177 for my hw40 pistol which was disappointingly seemed under powered but have recently ben told on this forum thats the way their meant to be!! but not today i loaded a 177 in and the crack when fired seemed a bit loud but it went straight threw a glass bottle! ( something it didnt do before) it went through a tomatoe can both sides from about 25 foot! anyone else had these pellets? say made in england on box! great for power better than the gamo raptor pba pellets i found! :eek:
     
  2. Clubshot

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    They are made by Pax Guns for SMK - Bullet Design but made in worked Zinc as required to be Lead Free

    Zinc is lighter than lead - so slightly longer than Lead -

    Like All Pax Bullet Design pellets they need to find Rifling for Speed & Accuracy - So difference comes with use
    As they will clean the Barrel in use

    So will improve more used in Gun

    You can get lead Versions in the Defiant Range -

    Understand going down well in States where Lead is restricted and Air Guns have more power -

    They Well have more Damage on impact as does not flatten like lead -

    BOB/R
     
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    :up:
     
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    Don't these work best if you give your barrel a thoroughly good cleaning before using them, to remove any lead residue?
     
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    I tried these once when i had a bsa lightning xl .... They were utter rubbish in that gun. Accuracy was pathetic at any range, they were so tight in the barrell that it made my thumb sore seating them. I would take smk spitfires over these in a hearbeat! sold the damn things.. :D

    oh and i tested penetration of thunderbolts .177 vs superdomes .177 firing into soft wood.. the thunderbolts dont deform on impact but they had perhaps 70% of the penetration of superdomes :confused:
     
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    I used them to great effect in my HW95k .22,absolutely spot on and an extra 100fps as well but the power went down to 10.8ftlb
     
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    Thunderpants :)
     
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    well i suggest every one order a sample pack on ebay 125 for £3 odd and try them yourself great penetration if and when the lead ban comes i,ll be using simular to these!
     
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    I don't think they work too well in choked barrels, which would rule out BSA's.
     
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    Do not rush as SMK have not ordered any for Ages

    Except for USA Customers - when they was brought out by USA company -

    Use Lead While able - ;)

    BOB/R
     
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    Very fast, but very light and I found them to be staggeringly inaccurate.
     
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    No pellet works in All Guns / No Gun Fires All Pellets -

    As Stated Bullet Designs needs to find rifling for Speed & Accuracy -

    BOB/R
     
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    I appreciate that, but have yet to find a barrel that likes them.
     
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    my hw40 seems fine with them and my gamo socom haven't tested my hw95 yet with them!
     

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