Just an update: I tried a couple of more different pellets and found the best one for me in this gun, the H&N 16.36 terminators.Caliber Pellet Wgt Grns Vel/fps Avg 5 shots Hi/Low ES/SD FPE.22 H&N Terminator 16.36 775 780/773 7/2 21.82
Thanks for the ammo suggestions, I just bought 5 tins of the H&N terminators so it'll be a while before I buy anymore pellets I'm a little naive, what's a LDC? I'm thinking its a noise suppressor of some sort.
I was one of those, I got 8 or 10 tins and should have gotten more. They shoot pretty well from my SG as well but I cannot fully seat them with my finger and need to use a pellet seater or the skirt can get mashed a bit. I don't want to have to use a seater. Mine really likes the AA 16s. I really like my SG!
Bob,Geo's LDC will do the job very nicely. I have several of his builds and they are all excellent. His prices are very reasonable and he is a great guy!
Well, After close to 4000 shots and changing my piston seal after the first one failed on me...Crosman domes 14.3 gr. at 3 ft. from the muzzle....754.7 FPS.756.6756.0755.3756.0Total of 755.7Add 4 ft. FPS. for at the muzzle velocity for 759.7 and 18.3 ft. lbs.Not the 800 plus FPS. some are getting with 14.3 gr. pellets, but still right where this one has shot with the crosmans all along right out of the box.Glad I picked one of these rifles up before they discontinued them.
Mine shoots strong and has good accuracy too.This summer I was placing head shoots, " Dead Center Between The Eyes," on chipmunks at 35 yards with my Summit Ranger rifle.Best Wishes - Tom
Quote from: A.K.A. Tommy Boy on January 16, 2021, 09:14:16 AMMine shoots strong and has good accuracy too.This summer I was placing head shoots, " Dead Center Between The Eyes," on chipmunks at 35 yards with my Summit Ranger rifle.Best Wishes - TomHey Tom, I noticed you're using Crosman .22 Destroyers. If they're accurate in yours, they're likely accurate in mine. I'll have to get some of those. I have plenty in .177 caliber.
Hi Robert.Most guns won't shoot them very accurately.The Destroyers are indeed accurate in the Summit Ranger that I own. They work great for me in the .22 cal. Hatsan Vortex Edge too.If a gun will shoot them accurately then they make very good hunting pellets.They give both... good expansion & deep penetration.Best Wishes - Tom
Quote from: A.K.A. Tommy Boy on January 16, 2021, 03:39:24 PMHi Robert.Most guns won't shoot them very accurately.The Destroyers are indeed accurate in the Summit Ranger that I own. They work great for me in the .22 cal. Hatsan Vortex Edge too.If a gun will shoot them accurately then they make very good hunting pellets.They give both... good expansion & deep penetration.Best Wishes - TomI've been getting great results w/ Crosman's 'Black Widow' .177 Destroyers from my flat topped 1377. I need to give them a 25 yard test. I'd do the 25 yard test now; but, it would be a superfluous test. I have a 12 inch 1377 barrel on the way from Charles Mellon and a Geo LDC for that barrel. If Crosman ever decides to make a .22 version of the 'Black Widow' Destroyer , it could be a real sleeper. They probably will eventually.
Not trying to drag this thread out, but I want to share about my Summit rangers. When these hit the PA website originally I ordered one in .177, as these were the cheapest NP2's available. I liked it so much and after reading Tom's review I decided to get one in .22. The .177 has always been hard to cock, as if the gas ram was over pressurised. It wasn't terribly hard, but much more noticeable than the .22 version I later received. They have both been fantastic critter getters. The .177 has close to 2,000 shots through it, and is still going strong. The.22 has far less, maybe about 500 or so. If these are still available they are a much better than the NP1 offerings, in my opinion. Hopefully they remain in the Crosman stable, but if not the Benji NP2's are still a decent offering, though the sights aren't as good. In .177, 7.9 grain pellets are just barely sub sonic, and with open sights if I can see it, I can hit it. The .22 has some gusto also, and I feed it destroyers and JSB 18 grain pellets mostly, but luckily it's not pellet picky so just about anything on hand will work. So sorry for dragging this out, and hope everyone is well.