Pellets size or wight

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What do you consider more important with pellet accuracy?

  1. The pellet head size

    22.9%
  2. The pellet wight

    29.1%
  3. If the pellet has been lubed

    7.9%
  4. If the pellet has been washed

    2.2%
  5. Not bothered, straight out of the tin

    44.9%
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  1. Pigeon

    Pigeon New Member

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    What would you consider is the most important in target shooting, the pellet head size or the pellet wight?

    I bought some tins of .177, 4.51, 8.40 grains pellets, when sample they ware not consistent. Different head sizes and a range of different wights within the same tin.

    Pellet head size .177 - 4.52 - 4.51 - 4.50 - 4.49
    Pellet wight .177 8.30 to 8.40 or 8.40 to 8.50 grains

    Was this a duff tins of pellets or is this the norm?
     
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  2. Brian.Samson

    Brian.Samson Allowed in Sales Staff Member

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    Definitely size. You should always buy the correct size of pellet for your gun.
    .177 is a popular size but only use one if you have a .177 barrel.
     
  3. palmanda

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    Them .22's are a Bugger to get in a .177
     
  4. Brian.Samson

    Brian.Samson Allowed in Sales Staff Member

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    Just use more lube
     
  5. Chris Coombes

    Chris Coombes The specialist

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    And a bit of weight behind it.:D
     
  6. simmmo

    simmmo Active Member

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    Size is by far the most important factor. Apparently it is rarely as big as stated.

    Monkey.
     
  7. GONE WITH THE WIND

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    didn't catch the brand of pellet your talking of. But I find JSB from Intershoot good for my guns.

    4.52 in the S400 and 4.53 in the TX200. but that's just me.

    I have had JSB from Shops and had to throw 100+ pellets away due to bent skirts.

    Don't go cheep Pigeon its not natural. :):)
     
  8. Sake-San

    Sake-San La Vieille Alliance

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    With lighter weight ones that aren't too old I do favour a nice short, tight skirt, lube then definitely not required but, preferably washed ;-)
     
  9. Ratinator

    Ratinator Well-Known Member

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    Steady

    Over penatration can have negative affects!!!
     
  10. palmanda

    palmanda Member

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    Head size is also important
     
  11. GONE WITH THE WIND

    GONE WITH THE WIND Member

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    my weapon must have worn over time :eek: but it still shoots ok
     
  12. fireblade

    fireblade Team AirArms

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    You lot still talking pellets?:D
     
  13. Ratinator

    Ratinator Well-Known Member

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    Think they have all been possessed, must of been all the talk about droopy barrels:D:D
     
  14. DeanB

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    Shape (including thickness of skirt and amount of lead inside).
     
  15. Tench

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    Find the ones that shoot best straight from the tin and save yourself a load of work. If you cant find any pellets it will shoot good straight from the tin look at the gun not the pellets!
     
  16. vinny

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  17. Gary Martin

    Gary Martin sultans of spring

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    pellets

    lead ones.
     
  18. herx77

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    With regard to poll questions,I would consider the tail dia more important,which has not been offered as one of the more important characteristics modifying accuracy results.
    I, as well as many well known shooters used RWS Superfields about 4years ago,until they altered the die.
    When the old pellets were compared to the new died batch the results were that the new head and tail diametres had been altered, head dia increased and tail dia decreased.
    The result being at 55yds the groupings were not tight as before and not consistant.Probably why the more knowlegeable shooters dumped them and moved to something else.
    HERX77 .
     
  19. Yoeri_B

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    head size==> isn't that what they invented choked barrels for?
    weight==> got my vote, different weight different height in poi. And did you ever know anybody to adjust on weight, shooters size, wash, lube there pellets. Never heard one put 0.001g of weight to there pellet or taking it away.
    lube==> just a different muzzle speed.
    washed==> just a change in how fast de barrel gets dirty on the inside.
    straight out of the tin==> What I do in real life because all of the foregoing are so small details in comparison to what all can go wrong with the shooter.:eek:o :D

    Kind regards
    Yoeri
     
  20. Knockedover

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    Personally I find a pellet that shoots well from the tin and then weigh for peace of mind :)
    I've been down the washing, sizing, lubing route and it made no difference in group size compared to weighing which I feel can and does make a degree of difference :)
     

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