hello all can you help me understand the pellet codes from the stickers on the tins for example i' ve got a few at the moment jsb exact - orange sticker -35005809 then 1 then 4.52 .........I get the 4.52 bit jsb exact - orange sticker -38006110 then 0 then 4.52 air arms -yellow sticke -025 1006 then 4.52 then 03 air arms -yellow sticker - 074 1303 then 4.51 then 58 air arms - white sticker -27 6. 10. 2009 then 4.51 then so 84 there might be more but its covered by retailers bar code sticker i'll probably start with these 2 brands but would like to be able to identify the one that work ...or don't !

The numbers on JSB produced pellets (sold under Airarms, Cometa and other brands). For example on the label on the bottom of the tin: First number: 10005805 Second number: 2 Third number: 4.50 The first number: - 10 = number of the pressing die - 00 = personal number of responsible employee in production - 58 =personal number of the employee in Quality Control - 05 = year of production. Second number: 2 = manufacturing batch Third number: 4,50 = head diameter in millimeters I for myself ignore the head diameter and just look at the die number Hope this helps.

Just found this post and it’s interesting to know how to read JSB batch numbers. Does anyone know how H&N numbers can be deciphered please. I have a tin of Baracuda FT with the following sticker info. Any help is appreciated. 900336-02-40 Thanks

Hi All For the JSB pellets The example given on 10005805 works from the front but not all, you actually have to read these from the back to front. The last 2 number, in this case 05 are the year of manufacture. The next 2, 58, are the QC code, The next 2, 00, are a QC code, and then what remains in this case 10 is the die number. So the code 8564519 is 2019 manufacture QC 45 QC 56 Die 8 Iain

You asked, so we asked. This is direct from H&N. The person we asked also had to ask. Here's the answer. The first 6 digits show a sequential number identifying the production lot. One lot is 18,000 pellets or one carton box. The second number is the employee who inspected and packed the pellets. The third number is just a kind of checksum. So now we all know.

So basically... if the number on the underside of a tin of H&N is exactly the same as that on another tin, the pellets in that tin will probably shoot the same as the first tin?

So that means there is only 36 tins of each lot. Doesn’t look like we’ll be able to source a good lot for very long does it