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What's the best Pellet

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by i8allthepies, Nov 12, 2008.

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    I don't care if they the best but anyone used h+n .177 9.7gr ? Got a sample today I'll try them soon as I get chance but are they but heavy for .177 hunting?
     
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    rabbitwrecker The Tree Hunter...

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    Hit it right - it will go down...
     
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    I ordered a dozen different .22 of some of the best and most interesting pellets on the market, and so far, even being an H&N fan, the JSB Jumbo Heavy diabolos stand out
     
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    +1 for these. They're awesome!
     
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    I am new to this sport but VERY experienced in 12 gauge clay/rough shooting, with cartridges I found one type would work fine and would purchase 2 or 3 thousand then when I needed to re-stock the next batch would be totally opposite to the batch I had just used, sometimes you could put it down to weather conditions as it effects the powder, not sure yet if pellets differ from batch to batch? I have tried lots of pellets in my PCP 22 and found some would give me a fairly tight group but out of 10 shots I would get 1 or 2 flyers, those flyers where wide enough to give me a miss if I was say Ratting with a head shot, so I plodded on until I found a very consistent pellet that I could have total confidence in, I found that the H & N Field Target Trophy where brilliant and I can put almost every pellet through the same hole at 30yds, a very close second came from the Crosman Premiere Ultra Magnum I have had NO flyers with either pellets so far though I check every pellet before I put them in the magazine and I have found a very few Crosman pellets that had dented skirts, these pellets suit my gun but might not others, as I say I am quite new to air gunning but not shooting and I would like to ask, do you get problems with different batches of pellets??? by the way, when we used to check a pattern on a 12 gauge, "flyers" where called peusado tails which where caused by 2 or 3 pellets sticking together due to soft lead and high velocity, but out of shape pellets also gave flyers, top notch trap cartridges contained 4% Antimony and was often nickel plated to stop flyers and give a more consistent pattern,
     
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    Hi Alan

    Your pretty much there with your thoughts, and yes, pellets vary batch to batch even for the same brand and type, the batch numbers of most quality pellets are on the rear of the tin and can be deciphered if you search for the info on that brand - sometimes just a date, sometimes, like JSB, it goes down to date/di number/run/operator.

    If you get a batch that is brilliant, buy thousands, but most pellets for hunting are fine even with different batches, it's only on paper you see the difference on good vs great pellets of a particular brand/type/batch your gun likes.
     
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    I think we can all agree now that the best pellets are JSB and Air Arms (which are reputed to be the same thing). Virtually all competitions are won with them and almost every test and review puts them at number one consistently. I think this argument is over.
     
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    Recent tests in one of the AirGun magazines showed quite conclusively that bent or otherwise damaged skirts on pellets have little or no effect on the accuracy of their flight. The blast of air behind the pellet does what it was designed to do and expands the skirt to fit the bore.
     
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    What causes flyers then?? I have so far had NO flyers with my H & N pellets yet some cheaper pellets I tried I can get as many as 2 or 3 flyers out of the 10 shot magazine, as mentioned before, with 12 gauge cartridges its down to out of round or soft lead(they cold weld together) but as pellets are a completely different shape and was lead to belief that pellet flyers are caused by the skirt.
     

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