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why do cheap pellets have better tins ?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by banger12, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. banger12

    banger12 Engaging Member

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    I have noticed that cheaper pellets (smk, spitfire, wasp etc) have screw on lids, obviously much better than the daft pop on lids found on most high grade pellets.. its not a deal breaker , but it irks me that you pay twice as much for a tin of pellets that ussually end up all over tha place.. faffing about with the tape they come with is not convenient.
    just wondering why they do this :confused:
    cheers rob
     
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  2. weihrauch hw

    weihrauch hw Junior Member

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    ye i noticed that, 7 years ago when i got my first air rifle, i got some spit fire pellets, still use the tin from them, i just stick 20 in there if i am going hunting or 150 if target shooting :)
     
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    i just bought 1000 spitfire pellets for plinking in the garden (£7.50 ebay).. they are a bit trickyier to go into my hw100 mag as they are shorter, but thats ok, i havent shot them yet.. after all...how bad can they be ? :)
     
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    Dam you just reminded me before going out tonight I have to collect all my pellets from the pocket on my gun slip and return them back to the air arms tin. DAM!
     
  5. weihrauch hw

    weihrauch hw Junior Member

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    They are bad, and with an amazing gun like the hw100 your going to notice the difference, i was shooting mine in a £60 smk, so i didn't notice it so much :p
    I now use rws superdomes in my hw80k there good.
    My cousin once bought a tin of h&n trophy or something like that, they have very good tins :)
     
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    Its because makers like H N want you to buy the fancy pellet tin holders
     
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    Darren Petts Temporarily Alive

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    I've used an old Accupell tin for years. It's held JSBs and Mozzies since I threw the accys away.
     
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    best tins-wasps and smk spitfires
    worst tins-air arms and jsb's
     
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    well il try out the spitfires tommorow, if nothing else they will do for the lad, hes 13,
    i too have wasp tins, they are good, you might be right about the pouches reaper, i just think its a bit tight of the high grade compainies to cheap out in their tins..:down: i would like to think if any other their employers are reading this they might take heed, chances are they wont give a rats arse..:(
    cheers rob :)
     
  10. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    I like the Crosman Premier tins, screw tops and thick metal too! I hate it when you buy a tin of pellets and go to reload only to find the contents of the aforementioned tin galloping about all over the contents of my shooting bag!
     
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    I think the RWS tins and AA/Falcon tins look dodgy but I can honestly say I have never had any of them come open in my gun bag or my pocket:confused: and I carry a rifle around with my tools all week at work, I also often have a tin in my pocket so maybe I am the lucky one. One thing you can do is to squeeze the lid slightly to distort it, then it tends to grip on better but I don't usually bother.
     
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    Thats what i do ian,except when you do it too tight and you cant seperate the tin so have to cut it open :eek:
     
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    I just use an elastic band to keep them shut, rounds once then twist and round again at 90 degree's.

    Daystate Rangemaster Li have a good screw top tin.
     
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    should we really need to if we are paying top dollar for pellets though ?
     
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    I must admit, even though I've never had a problem, it has always puzzled me why expensive pellets come in cheap tins and vice-versa:confused:
     
  16. mattyts

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    Probably so we go ou and buy there brand of pouch or there brand of pellet tin holder like another user says
     
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    You've answered yourself.. We're paying for the quality of the pellets not the quality of the tin they come in.
     
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    Cheaper pellets come in better tins because the manufacturers have spent so little on the production of the pellets that they can afford to splash a bit on the tins.
     
  19. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Beg to differ there, Crosman Premier Ultra Magnums are decent pellets and come in decent tins!
     
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    The exception that proves the rule?
     

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