Ok, I know its a gamo product but I cant help myself when I see a pellet which I have not tried. And you have to give it to Gamo they have some nice ideas behind their pellets although they are renowned for not being that accurate. Well I was pleasantly surprised by these pellets accuracy.
They cost me R69 for a tin of 125(I counted 123) and weigh 8.13gr. Thats 55 cents a shot So they better be accurate. I washed them first as their dirty as all other Gamo pellets and then proceeded with my test. Because of the price I decided I will shoot 1 x 5 shot group and decide if their worth it for their intended purpose. I set a standard when it comes to a pellet being used for other than paper punching and that is that it must group inside a 25 mm circle at 25-30m.
Well I proceeded and decided that Ill try them in my Hatsan 70 with 4x32 Nikko Mountmaster. Set up target at 25m and started shooting 5 shots straight out of the tin. Much to my delight I shot this 16mm group and with the Hatsan nogal!
I also proceeded to do some further tests. I took a shot into a 2l coke bottle filled with water at 25m but it failed to penetrate completely where a jsb exact at the same distance would. I also proceeded to shoot it into a phone book and my putty backstop. 3rd pic is of one that was shot into a candle. It increased in diameter from 4.5 to 6.5mm.
Well the pellets have proven to be accurate enough. And whether you shoot .177 or 5.5mm we know its all about shot placement in the end. So whether this pellets expands better on impact than others you still have to hit the right spot. You decide if its worth it.