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what a difference a pellet makes.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by fullbore, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. fullbore

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    I have recently bought a s410 carbine. and I thought there might be some thing causing it to be less accurate than it should be.
    My local gun shop recommended checking the front barrel clamp.
    I thought it might be catching the front muzzle.
    Today I took it out in the field and changed from some old leftover cheap pellets that I was using up to Air Arms hunter pellets.
    Christ what a difference. All of a sudden I have tight grouping even at 50yds. It's now spot on:up:
     
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    Hi Fullbore, I coudn't agree with you more. I used AA hunters when I first got my s410c. Iv'e tried other pellets but none were as good as the hunters. How ever I now use AA field because the hunters tended to go straight throught some quarry. There as good as hunters and a tad lighter. Happy hunting, Stu.:up:
     
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    Hi FB, The AA DH is my second best fave pellet.
    I've used them in a RWS Excalibre .22 for about five years, with excelent results.
    ATB.
     
  4. chris_1982

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    will a difference in pellet only show when used at long distances? I'm new to the sport and cant see any difference with normal sights in my back garden.:confused:
     
  5. Tim Park

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    I've started using ealey wasp no.3 22s. They literally blow holes in everything.
     
  6. hughgoldsmith

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    Like tim i have started using wasps in .22 through my lightning XL. Before that i was just using cheap SMK pellets. There is an improvement in accuracy but not a huge rise.

    Hugh
     
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    aia arms pellets are the best i have found for accuracy and stoping power in 177 has i have said before they seem to mushroom on impact causing more damage to similar weight pelets
     
  8. Tim Park

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    Dear . :( I bought a tin of Smk Spitfire pointed .22s and they were a mess, bent skirts, missing tips, the lot. I ended up giving half to my bro for his B2. I'm sticking with the 5.5 wasps for now, they have good stopping power, great penetration for a domed round and excellent build quality.
     
  9. hughgoldsmith

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    Yeah they weren't the spitfires, i thinkg they were called SMK marksmen. They too had bent skirts but shooting in the short range in my garden (15yards) it seemed to make little difference. I have also noticed that some of the waps have dented skirts (all be it far less than the smks!).

    Hugh
     
  10. Tim Park

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    lol worse.... im going to experiment with different brands.
    Anyone know why there are 2 sizes of .22 ealey? 1 is 5.5 and the other is 5.6. I heard the guy at the shop mutter something about the 5.6 being for german guns or something.
     
  11. hughgoldsmith

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    I think the 5.5s are generally made for some of English brands which tend to have slightly tight barrels (BSA in particular!!!). So i guess the 5.6 are made to accomodate the more useual barrel sizings.

    Hugh
     

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