Daystate Mk4 Platinum , Which pellets ?

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  1. pacman

    pacman New Member

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    Hi all

    I have been testing some different pellets in my Platinum. very different that my Mk4 is which likes Daystate selects 4.52. the Platinum likes Air Arms 4.52s. has anyone else had a similar experience with this gun, and which pellets do you find gives the tightest groups.
     
  2. scutter

    scutter Aspiring to mediocrity

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    Laitys one likes the new Daystate selects 453,s but the Anschutz barrel is well known for being very pellet fussy
     
  3. JAGXKRS

    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

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    There are a few other guns that like em as well Gary:D
     
  4. LAity

    LAity Goed Geschoten

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    As Gary said, i am loving the Daystate 453's in mine. I tried the 452's but they did not seem as good. I will try them again this week. I have also been told that Lazadome's work well . I will try some of them as well.

    LAity
     
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    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

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    Rog I've got a few tins of lazadomes see me at Bisley:D
     
  6. LAity

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    I will, i hear that there good pellets and would defo like to try some, at the mo though the Daystate's work really well. We shall see

    LAity
     
  7. rickysdaystate

    rickysdaystate Make Every Shot Count

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    i think Anschutz have slightly larger barrels compared to Walther barrels therefore a bigger size pellet would prob be better (4.53) i maybe wrong about this, but perhaps someone else might know
     
  8. pacman

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    Cheers for all your comments, I have ordered some Daystate 4.53s. . I will let you know how I get on.
     
  9. Sparky

    Sparky Ich dien Staff Member

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    These new selects dont seem to bad, but not every gun will like them same as any other pellet.

    But if anyone does want some, i will have some at Bisley.

    Pete
     
  10. darrenh

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    Just curious if the Daystate 4.53 were any better, i got a new Platinum on Friday and tried 4.52 Daystate but my groupings are very random and all over the place.

    Cheers,

    Darren
     
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    Pellets

    HI Darren

    I have tried them and the JSB EE 7.9 and both suit the gun, although I find that the DS 4.53 group slightly thighter at 45yds. I have tried all sorts DS4.52 AA 4.52 and 4.51 Crosman Premiers, Falcons & RWS Super field. But none of them came close to the two above.

    Hope this helps
     
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    Thanks for the reply, how many pellets did you put through until you got good results?

    Cheers,

    Darren
     
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    Can't make the new daystates work in my GC2 but found SuperFields and FX do reasonable groups at 55yds;worth a try.:rolleyes:
    HERX77 .
     
  14. chrisc

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    I've tried loads in my Platinum but get the best groups with 7.9 EE JSB's. The Daystate 4.53's didn't group well at all but judging by the posts on here i might give them a second cahnce on saturday at the club. Will also try the RWS pellets i have.

    I have no idea how relevent the GC2 is to this thread??:rolleyes:
     
  15. RobF

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    could be the batch chris...

    having seemingly nailed what makes the batches more consistent in my gun, it's easier to stay with one brand.
     
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    The4.53 batch that i have in stock seems to be the ones that work well in nearly all the guns they are tried in.

    Pete
     
  17. pacman

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    I am finding the jsb express 7.9 are working well. Thanks ChrisC. I am finding it takes alot of pellets for the gun to settle down. when i first started with them the chrono was reading between 760 to 791 fps.

    I am now getting 805 to 813 fps, this is from 180 bar down to around 111 bar, lower than this I find the odd shot fps drops to 789 fps.

    I have a few hypothesis of why this happens, but maybe someone with far more experience can enlighten me.

    1. is 8 fps between shots good for this rifle ?

    2. why does it take so long for the fps to increase when using a lighter pellet ?

    3. I did find if I then put a Daystate 4.53 8.4 grn pellet throught, fps was 791 to 801. :eek:

    In all the testing I have tried, after its settled with the pellet the platinum seems to try to get around 11.5 foot pounds. It must be the electronic setting for this gun.

    I have a lot to learn about this gun, and it is a time consuming frustrating journey.

    Again thanks for all your advice.
     

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