Our research on pellet head sizes has proven to be somewhat entertaining.
What are you actually getting when you buy a tin of pellets claimed to be 4.51, 4.52 or so on.
We bought a tin of JSB Exact (4.53) and a tin of FX Premium (4.52)
Setting the micrometer to the claimed pellet diameter, we simply observed which pellets passed through the set gap. We didnít use the micrometerís ratchet for fear of deforming the pellet.
Here are the results of our measuring:
JSB Exact (4.53)
Set at 4.53 all were smaller.
Set at 4.52; 9 were smaller.
Set at 4.51; 6 were smaller.
Set at 4.50; 3 were still smaller.
Exact Premium (4.52)
Set at 4.52 all were smaller.
Set at 4.51; 9 were smaller.
Set at 4.50; 3 were smaller.
This is just an example of quite extensive research and we are only putting the question, what is the point of quoting a size that simply is not true.
We are by no means commenting on the accuracy of the pellets, just the fact giving such figures seems to be rather pointless.
Are people thinking they are buying oversize pellets, if so the tables above show a slightly different story?
We have found similar discrepancies with pellet weights, whatís written on the tin and the actual weights are often rather different, again we know consistency is most important thing, but simply what is the point of quoting wrong figures.
Swannie and Dale Sullivan