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Tight pellets or small barrel - what do I do?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Dag, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. Dag

    Dag Pro Poster

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    I have a new HW45 and find it difficult to seat pellets properly. It started with RWS Hobbys but I've now tried variety of pellets all of which seem more difficult to seat than other guns and some which are of a harder material than others definitely take a push with a golf tee to seat.
    This has got me wondering whether it is a bore diameter issue or just a lack of choke.
    If it is the latter I'm thinking it shouldn't be too difficult to ease the barrel entry to allow any pellet to sit deeper. It is just a question of thinking what to use to something with a .177 taper to do the job.
    Alternatively if it ends up that harder pellets need to be resized I'm wondering what peeps use when they talk about pushing pellets through a resizing device? Or do they roll them betweeeen two surfaces?
    Any suggestions welcome
    Dag:confused:
     
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    It can't be a choke issue as the choke is at the other end of the barrel. It has to be a pellet issue. Just hang on until another HW45 user comes along to help with the pellet issue. atb Paul.
     
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    Try some 4.5 , 4.51 mate maybe they'll be better . Also try jsb aa the more consistently sized pellets as some cheaper ones vary a lot .
     
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    I did wonder if I had the terminology right! Thanks. Is there a proper term for the slightly larger diameter section where the pellet is seated ?
    Dag
     
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    Is the HW45 one where your pushing the pellet straight into the rifleing?
    If so its probly why its snug pushing a pellet in.
     
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    Try R10 Match. I find Hobby's are a bit on the big side. You can buy R10 Match in smaller sizes too (4.49 etc.), but even the 4.5mm ones aren't as tight as Hobby's. ;)
     
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    Thanks for your replies.

    Akita: Yes apart from a very small chamfer approx 1mm deep if that, the pellet is going straight into the rifling

    Wynne: Measuring some pellet skirts with a vernier I'm getting something like:
    4.61 for JSB Exacts 4.52's
    4.62 for Daystate Rangemaster Li
    4.66 for AA Fields 4.52
    4.70 for RWS Geco
    4.77 for RWS Superdome
    4.78 for RWS Hobby

    Obviously the Hobby will seem a tad more difficult and I'll just have to persevere pushing them home until I've used up the tin......sorry 5 tins!! I will look for the R10's , thanks for the suggestion
    Dag
     
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    Hi (J),
    Only me,Just to let you know I have some AA diablo match 4.49 you can try tomorrow and see if they are any better,
    Atb Nev.
     
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    You are a star Nev!
    Thanks
    Dag

    Ps Just noticed Wynne's post re sizes. I'll watch out for that, thanks Wynne!
     
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    the chamfer at the breach is called a leade it's not unheard of for this to be not to be finished properly try taking the barrel out then using a tapered hand ream increase the leade then polish it with rolled up fine emery paper if you've access to a lathe this only takes 5mins or so but by hand alot longer
    ped
     
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    I imagined it might have a term to describe it. It is very pronounced on my Slavia pistol. I'll have a bash at doing that but will see how I get on with the smaller diameter pellet first. Are barrels hardened? I guess they must be?
    Thanks ped
    Dag

    Edit: Having looked at tapered hand reamers I'm wondering how well they would work with rifling all the way up to the breach?. Would it cause the flutes to bite I wonder?
     
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    air rifle barrels are quite soft and i've found the cheap hand reams of evil bay do the job ok for removing the bulk of the material then it's just a case of smoothing and polishing with the different grades of paper
    ped
     
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    Sell your Hobbys on here....loads o folk love Hobbys
     

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