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Tight pellet

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by bunny stalker, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. bunny stalker

    bunny stalker Active Member

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    I normally use Ely wasps and have good results with them. However, I have a new tin of Bisley pest control pellets so I thought I would run a couple through my Webley stingrays to see how they perform.

    My query is they are very tight in the barrel to the point where I think they will get stuck. Obviously they don't but I do wonder if they will damage the barrel or is a tight fit normal?

    Would appreciate your thoughts.

    Cheers

    jb
     
  2. GIRLYPANTS

    GIRLYPANTS Banned BANNED

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    Lead cannot harm your steel barrel use em up plinking cans, then go back to the pellets you like the best
     
  3. Jonnyovy

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    Yeah i had the same thoughts. I bought some pest controls and super fields and are both tight in my hw barrels. Just to see what the pellet looked like after shot down the barrel i shot into pillows the other day. Took the pellet out and it was all ragged atound all barrel/pellet frictin surfaces
     
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    Seems to me a lot of .177 pellets are tight. Are we talking about this calibre, guys??
     
  5. bunny stalker

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    sorry should've mentioned it's .22
    I also have some Webley round head yet they feel loose. Not rattle loose but not tight if you see what I mean.
    Am planning an early morning assault this Saturday so may give the Bisleys a go and see how they perform. I take a spent shotgun cartridge and put some flour inside it so when the pellet hits it you get more than just a crack. Will fire off a few 10 shot groupings to gauge accuracy etc before I set up my hide. Should hopefully come back with some bunnies for the pot
     
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    Just wondering have you zero'd in with the pest controls yet? I tried to do my 95k and it would not have it at all. All over the shop at 18 yards
     
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    Not zeroed with those yet. If that's the case I will give them a go this afternoon to make sure. I don't want to be having dodgy shots in the field.
    Will let you know how I get on.
    Cheers
     
  8. GIRLYPANTS

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    whats the problem ?, you have tried the Bisley pest control pellets so do they group ok or not, if not then dont use, and stick to the Ely wasps that you had good results with, simples
     
  9. bunny stalker

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    Have tried them but not grouped. I fired a couple late last year. They seemed ok but, as always, I want to be 100% sure of how the pellet behaves before using it on live quarry.
    Will see how it goes on paper targets.
     
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    I've found 177 Crosman Premiers to be tight in my HW95 & 97 barrels. They do seem to group pretty well, though. I suppose that being tight, though (a) they are forming a good seal in the barrel and (b) they are tight into the rifling - which should ensure max spin effect? Don't know enough about the ballistics to be sure, though.

    datadave
     
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    Eley Wasp used to be considered a 'quality', accurate and consistent pellet. Apparently they aren't made at Kynoch by Eley any more - word has it that the brand has been shunted around different manufacturers with the result that they 'aint the pellet they used to be!

    What have other peeps found?

    Cheers, datadave
     
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    I dont think they are the same pellets
     
  13. Eurosaber

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    .22 pellets vary from5mm to5.5 mm . knows why..
    I think a tighter fit pellet would be better? Proper rifling on the pellet and it would use the power more efficiently as non could pass around the pellet
    or am I being daft?
     
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    5-5.5mm?

    I think you're wrong. It's between 5.5 and 5.6 mm.
     
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    Yes sorry your right, I misread Wikipedia!
    Sorry to hijack thread, but the reason I was reading in the first place, and yes prepare for a laughable question but I'm dense...
    Was because me and a friend we're wondering why they're .177, and .22. .22 of what?
    We concluded .22 of an inch! Right?
     
  16. Jonnyovy

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    disregard my accuracy comment, give my rifle a good going over today, re zerod everything and its pellet on pellet no problem at all, actually most accurate pellets ive used so far :eek:
     
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    I could be wrong here,but I seem to remember reading somewhere recently that the difference 5.? and 5.5 comes about in the metric and the imperial conversion of .22.In other words we do it a different way to the continent
     
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    Wasps are now total pants, its like 5 different types of pellet sizes in the same tin.
     
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    5 mm = 0.197 in. (.2)

    5.5 mm= 0.217 in. (.22)

    5.6 mm = 0.220 in. (.22)
     
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    won't a tight pellet give a better seal in the barrel? I have noticed that when using slightly tighter pellets, even if it's only .1 or .2 of a mm different, the rifle sounds a bit quieter and there is much less recoil (I am of course talking about a springer) this is because the tighter pellet that gives a better seal provides a cushion of air behind the pellet which stops the spring slamming in to the piston head. also because you are using a tighter pellet, there is less air escaping around the side of the pellet and out the barrel which results in a quieter muzzle blast.
     

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