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What's the best Pellet

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

  1. predatorpaul

    predatorpaul Well-Known Member

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    hi mate, i think they are decently made consistent pellets giving clover leaf results in my rifle but personally i dont use them as the defiants i use give pellet on pellet results at 30m as the way they are made ensure that they fully engage the rifleing in my barrel ensuring maximum accuraccy and they are really consistent.
    the next best pellet in my rifle for accurracy is the h & n ftt's but the penetration isnt as good as the defiants.
    personally i wouldnt use wasps as they dont perform well in my rifle but i have friends that use them in their springers and get ok results.
    you should give the Defiants a try, order yourself a sample pack as they come in three head sizes (5.48/5.50/5.52) and i am sure that you wont be disappointed but make sure you clean your barrel before you use them and then fire about 50 odd through to bed them in before you come to any conclusions, hope this helps, PP
    ps-also JSB exacts give decent results where accurracy is concerned
     
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    sas500 Engaging Member

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    yes thanks for that i think i will give them ago in the next day or so thanks again :up:
     
  3. science

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    sounds right, i use cheap things when shooting paper but leave them at home when im huntin
     
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    Rye Busy Member

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    JSB Exact's for hunting.

    RWS Hobby's for plinking.
     
  6. garlicbreadboy

    garlicbreadboy Active Member

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    there has been alot of talk about the thunderbolts.
     
  7. Asa

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    Thunderbolts are zinc and made by Pax who make Defiant, Prometheus, piledriver, Logun Penetrator, Exterminator, Annihilator etc so there's no question the are well made. I believe they are designed for springers - something to do with the way the air from a spring gun punches the air down the barrel and causes the skirt of the pellet to seal into the rifling... They are very light, .177 is 5grain, .22 is 10 grain, that's HALF the weight of Bisley Mag!

    End result is very high velocity and therefore flatter trajectory leaving greater margin for error in rangefinding - attractive in .22

    Not first hand knowledge, but hear that in spite of the light weight they are still effective for hunting... but in .177 because it's SO light I think its ballistic coefficient must be very low which would suggest it is not going to carry much energy at poi.

    Being non-lead if you test some clean your barrel first and then put at least 30 down to establish how well they suit your gun.

    Asa
     
  8. H4wk

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    Thanks this has helped me a lot. :)
     
  9. The Bearded Rockape

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    I've noticed the size difference in some .22 pellets - 5.51 or 5.52 mm - and see above this refers to the size of the head, but what difference does this actually make? Is it just a question about fitting the bore of your rifle to best efficiency, or do they have noticeably different flight or kill characteristics? Is this difference something only an expert would be able to notice?

    Tried several types of pellet with my new rifle and they all seem pretty similar to my inexperienced eyes at the range I'm shooting, apart from Bisley mags which fire noticeably noisier and strike harder. I guess their max range would be less because of the weight?
     
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    Thanks for the info, I was about to post but you've pretty much answered my questions, TJ
     
  11. richardn1748

    richardn1748 Banned

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    I like webley accupells pointed or domed both good pellets which i use in a webley vulcan mk2 springer i might give them thunderbolts a try though
     
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    falcon ac plus a alround . hard hitting pellet
     
  13. major1

    major1 Newbie

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    spot on
     
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    so heres what i learnt today from a very nice man at the local gun shop.. the larger the choke in your barrel the softer tail the pellet you can use (well more accurate). in my r 10 i have a large choke and therefore why i get on better with rws super fields than accupells. and why my king ratty gets on better with accupells as i dont think it has a choke?
     
  15. TheWhiteDragon

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    pellet packs

    the information is great but pellpax only offers a very small amount of pellets of each type, personally i used Pellet Perfect as they sell a very very large range, and they give you decent amount to try as well.

    only another 35 to test before i can make my descionof what im actually going to buy
     
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    Been a while since I have posted but would like a steer in the right general direction.

    I know every barrel is different but I am on the brink of ordering a .20 HW 97k and would like to know if anyone would recommend a suitable pellet shortlist ( prefer lighter pellets). At the moment I am thinking of trying H&N FTT and also Bisley Superfield but any other recommendations for HW .20 barrels?

    As an aside I am also looking for recommendations for hollow point style pellets for a .22 HW95 and .177 BSA Lightning (older style) for close range pest control.
     
  17. TheWhiteDragon

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    if you have an idea what your looking for see if you can get some trial pack from Pellet Perfect, they sell trial packs of everything;

    weight - light/heavy/medium
    head type - pointed/domed/hollow
    category - hunting/target/etc etc

    http://stores.homestead.com/PelletPerfect/StoreFront.bok

    im still digging though the 50 packs i purchased :)
     
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    I couldn't see a mention of 0.20 on their website but maybe I should contact them and ask.

    The general concensus on .20 seems to be the H&N FTT so I will probably buy a tin of them to run the gun in and then maybe experiment with an assortment when I know the gun better - thanks for all the help.
     
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    Have a .20 97k on order now - hopefully I will be able to test some pellets soon.
     
  20. Boom_Headshot!

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    nice one dude
     

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