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Lead free pellets for magnum air guns?
« on: September 02, 2021, 01:30:46 PM »
Iíve ordered a hatsan 125 in.25 but I can only find lead free pellets like H&n and predator gto pellets in .25, will these pellets be accurate, and most importantly will they damage the rifling since there harder than lead.
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Re: Lead free pellets for magnum air guns?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2021, 03:09:00 PM »
They could damage the gun because they're to light. Like a dry fire. I've never had lead free pellet shoot well except in real low powered gun. 550-600 fps.
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Re: Lead free pellets for magnum air guns?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2021, 12:27:00 AM »
The jury is still out on whether ďAlloyĒ pellets are bad for your barrel.  I personally avoid them.  I think they must increase barrel wear on the rifling.  I have shot them accurately through my pumpers at lower power but not through my magnum springers.  Check Hatsan and Midway USA for .25 cal Hatsan Vortex Strike pellets.  Midway was still advertising them as available on 8/30.  They donít shoot terribly well in my gun but they were cheap and lead and I put 400 of them through it to get it broken in.  No point in wasting expensive pellets during the break in phase.
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Re: Lead free pellets for magnum air guns?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2021, 04:43:34 PM »
When shooting springers, heavier is better, just so long as it fits the bore properly and isn't ridiculously heavy to the extent that the gun can't make enough pressure to get it to exit the muzzle.
I'd avoid those light lead-free ammo if I were you. Besides the fact that they may not deliver sufficient energy downrange to effect a clean kill, they will probably be moving way too fast to provide any useful accuracy.
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Re: Lead free pellets for magnum air guns?
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2021, 11:03:33 PM »
you don't need Lead free pellets in Hawaii, use lead pellets. lead free is only for Powder burners (Firearms)
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