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Umarex Saa. Pellet Vs Bb

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by garryt, Jun 28, 2019.

  1. garryt

    garryt Engaging Member

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    Thinking of getting a SAA.
    Is it really worth paying the premium for the pellet version?
    I mean, at the end of the day they are basically just a fun plinker, not made for supreme accuracy.

    However, I have heard of issues with the inner barrel deforming on some of the bb ones. Has that problem been sorted by Umarex, or is it still an issue?
    Also, just how prevalent was it?
     
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    I’ve got the pellet version Garry, and although I’ve never tried the bb version, the pellet one is pretty accurate, also it has a rifled barrel which helps...I’m not a big fan of bb guns though
     
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    The issue regarding barrels in the BB version is pretty much sorted now, and was fairly isolated anyway.
    However, the pellet version is so much better. Having owned both I would not buy another BB version.
    Of course if you only want to hit soda cans or larger then the BB version is ok.
    Pete.
     
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    Pellets don't tend to rebound as much!
     
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    I have many SAA's in both pellet and bb I don't find one or the other more accurate,some of my bb versions are more accurate than some of the pellet versions and visa versa!

    I like the bb firers because they can punch through steel bean cans at garage distances,but badly ricochet at times,too!

    If I was going to buy one more it would probably be a pellet firer as the barrels are definitely more robust than the slender tube of a barrel on the bb version,though I have not had an issue with any of my bb firing barrels.
     
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    Wild Bill CO2 Enthusiast and nice guy.

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    The pellet versions can rip a tin can to pieces too. I can attest to many a shootout with the tin can gang. :D

    I personally prefer the rifled barrels pellet versions over BB. All mine are pellet versions. My Remington and Schofields are dual ammo but I only fire pellets out of them too.

    best tin can gang shot.JPG
     
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    Nice beer selection Bill! :up:
     
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    Love that holster... hope you drunk those cans first Bill!
     
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    Wild Bill CO2 Enthusiast and nice guy.

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    Well I'd like to say I did but we wouldn't want the forum snowflakes (one in particular) accusing me of being irresponsible by drinking and shooting. ;):thumb:
     
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    Helps my aim...
     
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    Wild Bill CO2 Enthusiast and nice guy.

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    Mine too. :D

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    This video might explain things:


    Mike
     
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    Thanks Mike - I'll take a look.
     
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    Like the finish on the antique version, wonder how he obtained it, and what it started as.
     
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    I get the impression that it started as an out of the box antique version then further aged by rubbing down with wire wool then cleaned up with metal polish..

    ***** UPDATE *****
    His method of ageing is explained near the end of this video:


    Mike
     
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