Pellets and powerplants

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Offline Horatio

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Pellets and powerplants
« on: October 29, 2018, 07:18:40 PM »
Geo and NCED, thank you for sharing experiences on how different pellets perform as far as accuracy.

NCED almost exclusively shoots a hw95, and Geo posted results from an 880.

That leads to the question.

Is there a consensus on pellets that shoot well in Springers, vs pellets that are accurate in MSPs?

If I lined up a D34, HW95, CZ634, on one side, and lined up a 397, 880/901, and 2100 on the other side- would there be something about the pellets (head size, weight, thickness of skirt, etc.) that would cause them to favor a certain type of powerplant?

Just a thought?
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Re: Pellets and powerplants
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2018, 08:06:32 PM »
I would think it would be more along the lines of which pellets a specific gun likes and not so much along type of gun lines.
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Re: Pellets and powerplants
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2018, 08:49:41 PM »
Agreed! You can take two of the same make & model rifles & they may not like the same pellet. Although, there are pellets that have a higher success rate than others, each rifle is unique.
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Re: Pellets and powerplants
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2018, 11:26:36 AM »
Another agreement with these guys.

Regardless of power plant, the most accurate pellet is almost always a JSB (or Air Arms) or H&N dome.

For JSB, generally the 8.4gr or 10.3gr in .177, the 15.9gr or 18.1gr in .22, or the 25.4gr or 34gr in .25. 

For H&N, either the Baracuda or Field Target Trophy in .177 or .22, or the Baracuda in .25 (the FTT in .25 is unusually light and I have not had good results with it).

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