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Advice What lead?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Rethink, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. Rethink

    Rethink Member

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    Hey all -

    I'm sure this has been asked quite a few times before, but I feel people go off topic quite rapid. Anyhoo, what lead should I stick in my s410 for best results?

    I know the advice of trying out loadsa different types but the part of the world where I'm at is not loaded down with air rifle emporiums and it takes a coupla hours drive to get to one, wanna buy bulk.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. andyhawkx3

    andyhawkx3 Major Poster

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    Airarms slugs (pellets),....better still, tell you what A1gunners, got a s410 IN .22 why dont you pm him or leave a message on his profile, lm sure he will help, you:D:up:
     
  3. Buzz

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    What everyboy has said in other posts is perfectly correct, no 2 guns shoot the same make of pellet the same. One thing you can say though is that the better quality the pellet, the more consistant the gun will shoot, but it might not be the best the gun COULD shoot. I have a .22 springer and a .177 PCP and the pellets I've gone for are H&N FTT's. They are quality domed pellets that seem to work fine in both calibres and in both guns, so I just stick to those. Pellpax offer an assortment package I believe and they are available on-line.
     
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    H&N FTT gets my vote as well, i have never found a gun that does not like them.
    Used them in all my guns with good results. :up:
     
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    Have tried Bisley Long Range Gold, Magnums and RWS Super Hollow Point in my S410 but have settled with AA Field Domed - they work best in mine (of the ones I've tried).
     
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    You could always try RWS Superdomes or Crosman pellets, these almost always work well. Seeing as pellets aren't readily available for you, it's good to be safe and get something like HN Field Target trophy - good pellets.
     
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    What power is your airgun...is it a sub 12ft/lbs or full power.

    I mostly shoot JSB (AA) and the Barracuda Match (Bisley magnums)or if you are the US they are called Kodiak

    I think the above 2 pellets are the most popular in Europe and US.
     
  8. a1gunner

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    i advise SMK pellets:D:up: work every time:p

    air arms field pellets is what i use on soft targets like rabbits or feral pigeons.

    i use logun penetrators on crows and magpies because the lead is harder it goes a bit deeper. kills them better than soft lead;)

    well best thing to do it to add 1 tin of the big brands.
    try 5 tins of diff pellet. if neither work well stay in doors, you'll get hit by a bus if your luck keeps going that way:D
     
  9. Rambo

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    From good experience, I was told that pellets made by the manufacturer of the gun work best. ie, AA Fields with AA S410.

    I tried H&N FTTs against AA Fields with my S410, & AA's were more accurate. AA's hit the same group every time, whilst FTT's would have a similar group, but the occasional shot would veer off wide (about 1 in 5).

    I stopped using FTTs, when one day I was hitting pinpoint targets, & when it came to a Rabbit @ 30yds, it veered off into the bushes. AA's I've never known do that.

    Go with Field's, they may be quite expensive, but the quality is assured.
     
  10. Darren Petts

    Darren Petts Temporarily Alive

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    Fields are not made by AA. They are made in the Czech republic by JSB and have an AA sticker applied to the tub / tin.
     
  11. Rethink

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    Thanks to all who replied to my post with sound advice up to the usual high standard - I posted this question the day before heading on hols where had no net access so thats why haven't replied before now.

    I'll try to get my hands on some of the lead mentioned and hopefully not hit by a bus. Somebody asked if it was sub 12 - it's a fac rated musket, does that make any difference and if so why so?

    Thanks again.
     
  12. Rambo

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    Companies are now bringing out ''Air Bullets'', which are apparently harder, & obviously look like bullets. I'm not sure who makes these, but Prometheus seem to ring a bell.

    Then again, with an Air Ranger (40ftIb), my friend still uses AA Fields, & when we were testing it, I got 1" groups at 80yds, with a 1" drop. (We just aimed at a nail on a post at 80yds on full mag, from a steady rest, fired off four shots & all grouping within 1", around 1" down from the nail)

    That's still good, without the use of expensive ''Air Bullets'', but give a couple of types a try & see which comes out one top. :up:

    Cheers...
     
  13. Rethink

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    Nice one Rambo, I'll give all the above some thought, air bullets are a new thing on me, bound to be worth a look!
     

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