Pellet Preparation

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by TOOL, Jun 12, 2009.

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Pellet preparation

Poll closed Jul 10, 2009.
  1. Full preparation wash,size,weigh,lube etc

    5 vote(s)
    12.2%
  2. Some preparation wash,lube etc

    15 vote(s)
    36.6%
  3. No preparation

    18 vote(s)
    43.9%
  4. Other

    3 vote(s)
    7.3%
  1. TOOL

    TOOL Independent FT Pumper

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    What's everyone's preference on pellet preparation ?????????

    Is it wash or don't wash ? size or not ? weigh or can't be bothered ? lube or dry ? seprate tins or pouch? or maybe straight out of the tin ?

    Perfect Preparation Prevents Pi## Poor Performance :p
     
  2. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

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    Sort weigh and size :)
     
  3. 5teve L

    5teve L STOP ! HAMMER TIME !

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    I've taken to weighing them as the JSB's at the mo can weigh from 8.12 - 8.71, a chap at the club had an 8.9 the other day as well...
     
  4. Feral

    Feral New Member

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    Weighing my mossies and also having a quick yeball for knackered ones
     
  5. TOOL

    TOOL Independent FT Pumper

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    I weighed some last night JSB's and your right dramatic at times the variation in weight,and the amount of s##t that came out of the tin wash mind blowing hope the full batch isn't like this :eek:
     
  6. Mog

    Mog New Member

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    Sort-Weigh-Lube-Miss-Swear-Think up excuse. :eek::D
     
  7. alan-aitch

    alan-aitch I'll practice tomorrow...............

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    Don't wash, (pellets, not me!) don't weigh or sort. If I spot a bent one when shooting I save it for the chrono ;):D

    Springers get dry pellets, PCP's get a couple of squirts of lube.

    Alan.
     
  8. Charlts

    Charlts Getting dusty

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    Weigh and size, this current batch don't seem to need washing.:D

    Having done all that though my pb is still with pellets straight from the tin!:)

    Ryan
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2009
  9. big_phil555

    big_phil555 New Member

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    for 10m stuff - just buy decent ammo and do not bother

    for FT I weigh batch and size

    The current batches do not need to be washed

    ATB

    Phil
     
  10. Richard Shaw

    Richard Shaw It was windy....

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    Batched JSB 4.52's. 100 per bag mixed with 4 drops of Pete Dutton's special lube.
     
  11. Scooby

    Scooby Pete Dutton

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    That just sounds wrong on so many levels:eek:
     
  12. D Martin

    D Martin Non member

    I've always lubed my pellets then sat bored out of my head for hours weighing the ones that I was to use in a competition.
    When I shot at Emley in the hunter the other week I didn't get time to weigh any and shot them from the tin with just a drop of lube on them and guess what ?
    I came off with a 59 so no more pellet weighing for me now.....just something else to get in your head I think.

    Dave
     
  13. D Martin

    D Martin Non member

    So your lube must travel around 780 ft per second then Pete.........dambed impressive mate:eek::D:D:D

    Dave
     
  14. CharlieM

    CharlieM Spring Time

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    Same step for me everytime.

    Carefully remove a tin from the sleeve in cupboard, place in front pocket on gun bag, get to shoot, tease open the tape, delicately remove the top foam,



    tip a load into the pouch.....:cool:
     
  15. Scooby

    Scooby Pete Dutton

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    Plus I can fill a bottle in one go:eek::D
     
  16. MojoCrow

    MojoCrow New Member

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    When I can be bothered I'll sort for freaks & weirdo's (mis-shapen & funny looking ones) then weigh them into batches of weight groups. I'll then pour a batch into a paper bag ready to be torn open (my little nod to the black powder fella's) and tipped into my pellet pouch.

    I'll then watch in amazement as a pellet defies the laws of gravity/ballistics when it ignores those laws at 45 yards and goes exactly where the centre of my crosshair is aimed to allow for the 45 yard drop. It's happend more than once and at different clubs.:rolleyes:
     
  17. BOMBER

    BOMBER Little French Maid

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    Just do the lube now as same as dave said had a pb of 58 with unweighed pellets.:d
     
  18. popsheep

    popsheep Lee Marvin & the Shadows

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    Pete Dutton lube

    bloody hell what a thought ,think i;ll keep off them
     
  19. Willbe

    Willbe I Like BIG Hats!

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    Wash, rinse, dry in oven then lube with a cpl sprays of LT1 and tumble in a kitchen towel whilse they still hot. Once done weight into 0.53g 0.54g 0.55g 0.56g batches. Latest batch seems good, not much crud on them but the previous batch was shockingly dirty! Weights too have been a lot better, latest batch being predominantly 0.54g and 0.55g.
     
  20. Ste Hughes

    Ste Hughes Daystate's whipping boy

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    i crush some of these up and sprinkle the tin to make sure the pellets are effected by wind less



























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