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Buying pellets local
« on: June 13, 2018, 10:33:09 AM »
 Early in 2000,s I could go in a Wal-Mart & buy a array of different brands of pellets. Not any more, they just do not have squat to chose from.
Oh yes I can buy them on line & pay shipping cost more than the pellets. Any suggestions?

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Re: Buying pellets local
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 10:48:32 AM »
Shipping is 4.99 , or free for a $35 order.

(edit).....at Walmart shipping is free with a $35 order, and a small amount (<$5) on orders of less than $35.
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Re: Buying pellets local
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2018, 10:51:38 AM »
Jim, when I buy 25cal & 20cal pellets I get them from PA or AGD.   I try to buy them with some type of discount and I buy several of them.  If there are special brands of pellets that I use in 177cal & 22cal, I will add them to the order too.    i.e.:  when I bought my last batch of 25cal pellets, I bought 3,000 of them.   Anything else I try to get locally.     That is just what I do and others may have better solutions to this question.     

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Re: Buying pellets local
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2018, 11:31:36 AM »
Yes bulk buying is the key. But one problem I,m have now, is I,m just now getting (back) into air rifles! As you know there are many
pellets to chose from before finding the right one for a given gun. I know that's just the way it is. But I,m trying to avoid the extra
shipping cost in trying this one & that one as you already know.

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Re: Buying pellets local
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2018, 11:40:58 AM »
None of my guns (i got a lot) are pellet picky at 50 yards (give or take a inch...LOL. )thatís why I buy all Crosman,all the time from PA....that way I have a more harmonious day...good luck...
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Re: Buying pellets local
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2018, 11:43:47 AM »
You can go to the Walmart online site and have them delivered to your local store with NO SHIPPING.  Sometimes you can score a deal on eBay.
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Re: Buying pellets local
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2018, 12:02:18 PM »
Yes bulk buying is the key. But one problem I,m have now, is I,m just now getting (back) into air rifles! As you know there are many
pellets to chose from before finding the right one for a given gun. I know that's just the way it is. But I,m trying to avoid the extra
shipping cost in trying this one & that one as you already know.

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Easy way to test without buying 12-15+ tins is go to Straight Shooters and get one of their pellets samplers. They have them in .177, .22 and .25 and have something like 18 different types/weights/brands.
Here's the link to the .177's:

http://www.straightshooters.com/straight-shooters-full-pellet-sampler-.177.html
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Re: Buying pellets local
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2018, 12:12:37 PM »
I would love it if I could get quality pellets locally but thatís just not the market demographic that Walmart is going for.  The best pellets Iíve seen in a Walmart since 2012 are Crosman Premier Hollow Points.  At the time, they ranged from above average to excellent.   Occasionally got some that would do MoA at 25yds and even a few times at 40+ yds.  Unfortunately in the last 3-4 years, I can seldom get them to do better than 3 MoA and most are more like 4-5 MoA.  For me, that just saps the enjoyment from shooting.  The hassle of getting quality pellets from online vendors is definitely worth it.
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Re: Buying pellets local
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2018, 12:20:03 PM »
Shipping is 4.99, or free for a $35 order.
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Re: Buying pellets local
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2018, 02:39:41 PM »
Jim, I donít know how many tins you purchase for an order, but once I found the pellets my rifles like I get them from PA, buy 4 get one free and if the total is over $150, free shipping, thatís the route I take....free tins and free shipping, big pellet order but save $.
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Re: Buying pellets local
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2018, 02:48:21 PM »
Just looked at the link for straightshooters. The sample packs look like a great idea. The only problem is their shipping is almost the cost of the .177 pack, but I did get the .177 and the .22 pack.
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Re: Buying pellets local
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2018, 01:34:32 AM »
Wish I'd known about them when I first started and was testing pellets or I might not have so many of these...lol
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Hatsan Galatian III QE .25
Beeman R9 .20
Weihrauch HW95 .22
XS25 .22 - MM Full Tune
Mendoza:
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Norica Dead Eye GRS .22
Hatsans:
-Model 95 springer .25
-Model 95 QE .22
-Model 87 QE .177 & .25
-Edge Vortex .22 & .25
-Edge .25 Springer
-1000X .25
Umarex Fuel .22
Webley:
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Re: Buying pellets local
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2018, 08:03:11 AM »
Wish I'd known about them when I first started and was testing pellets or I might not have so many of these...lol

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22Cal 2 BRK BBLs:BenjaminTrail NPXL 1100/GRT III Trigger/Hammers 3-9x32AO MilDot Scope W/Bullseye ZR Mount/Bronze BBL Pivot Shims
& Crosman SummitRanger NP2
20Cal 1:Vintage 1979 SheridanSilverStreak
177Cal[8] 3 BRK BBLs: HatsanVortexStriker/Edge & CustomStoegerX3 & CrosmanVantage/Titan NP
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Re: Buying pellets local
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2018, 08:06:13 AM »
Wish I'd known about them when I first started and was testing pellets or I might not have so many of these...lol

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Re: Buying pellets local
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2018, 08:36:09 AM »
Hey another option is to ask here what type of pellet are people using with your same gun. Then you can narrow your search with those first. This worked for me.
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Re: Buying pellets local
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2018, 05:22:26 PM »
Yes bulk buying is the key. But one problem I,m have now, is I,m just now getting (back) into air rifles! As you know there are many
pellets to chose from before finding the right one for a given gun. I know that's just the way it is. But I,m trying to avoid the extra
shipping cost in trying this one & that one as you already know.

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Easy way to test without buying 12-15+ tins is go to Straight Shooters and get one of their pellets samplers. They have them in .177, .22 and .25 and have something like 18 different types/weights/brands.
Here's the link to the .177's:

http://www.straightshooters.com/straight-shooters-full-pellet-sampler-.177.html

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Beeman RS2 Silver Kodiak X2 .177/.22(JM molly paste and tar, polished sears, trigger over-travel stop, custom scope stop, polished and buttoned piston, included 4x32 scope)

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Re: Buying pellets local
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2018, 06:09:10 PM »
Have any of you been to a Bass Pro Shop & seen what they have on the shelf. We have one by Tulsa & I might stop in next time I go that way.

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Re: Buying pellets local
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2018, 06:47:45 PM »
Bass pro here carries less than Walmart
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Re: Buying pellets local
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2018, 09:59:12 PM »
Wish I'd known about them when I first started and was testing pellets or I might not have so many of these...lol

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Re: Buying pellets local
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2018, 10:21:09 PM »
The biggest selection around here is Wallfart and it's not much of a selection.  If you ask about pellets at a gunshop about pellets they'll respond pellets ???
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