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    Default The right pellets for high velocities

    I'v been surprised at how much my rifles accuracy-performance varies using different pellets. At first I thought the shape had something to do with it. However, being able to test fire quite a few different types NSN guns (Silverton Pretoria) I realised that the heavier, sharp point pellets seem to generally work best. The rifle is a Gamo Hunter 440. Does anybody else wanna share experiences? Arlaz Hawks and Gamo Magnums seemed to be most accurate at around 900fps? Doe you guys find pellet shape to make a difference?

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    With "high speed" airguns heavier pellets are recommended (like Crosman Premier Heavies and so on)
    As to what shape is best...
    Flat heads are made for paper punching and good out to about 15-20m
    Pointed is made for hunting/penetration and a waste of time and money, I am yet to find a accurate pointed pellet.
    The best all round pellet is the round head, it has much less resistance than the flat and a much better trajectory out to 50m that any of the other, ask any real aigun shooter and they will all tell you the same about that.
    Your gamo 440 shoots at about 800-850 fps (depending on pellet and weight ofcourse)

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    I agree with you neil, Pointed pellets are useless when it comes to accuracy, I only use Domed pellets For hunting and plinking.I have bought and wasted alot of money on those lead free, strange shaped and hollow point thingies they sell.

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    Sorry to disagree but I have tried JSB Straton pointed pellets and they group as well as the JSB Exacts\AA fields in just about every rifle I have shot them through.
    Definitely worth a try...

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    Haven't tried them, will definately give them a go and see what the outcome is
    Will let you know...

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    I need to order JSB pellets soon...at really good prices.
    I believe AA fields are selling at around R120\tin?
    I can land the JSBs at about R60 or less depending on quantities...they are EXACTLY the same pellet as AA ....

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    No they AREN'T...
    Look very close and you will notice that they are not... I thought so 2 ...
    AA fields in JHB go for about R 89/tin

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    The biggest problem I experience is to find a dealer in Pretoria with a reasonable variety of pellets to try. It seems most go for cheaper stuff that is easier to sell, and then you have to buy 500 of the things!

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    Kobus, try RHT, they sell PCP's and hopefully also some decent quality pellets. Don't have the nr, but I think it's in Magnum Mag.

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    There is a gunshop (cant remember the name) in the Menlyn Bussiness Park (opposite menlyn shopping centre, from the advert I saw in magnum I think They should have a decent selection of rifles,pellets and accessories.

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    [blockquote][/blockquote] No they AREN'T...
    Look very close and you will notice that they are not... I thought so 2 ...
    AA fields in JHB go for about R 89/tin [blockquote][/blockquote]

    Yes they are !!!!! or at least in Cape Town (Brackenfell)

    Take it from me... I have bought a tin a week ago.

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    The Jsb's I got from Guido about a year back is slightly different than AA fields. AA, Daystate, Ultra tech and a few others ARE from the JSB factory.

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    Like I said before, they aren't !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Take it from me, if bought a few of the so called "same" pellets ...
    They are all made by the same factory, no question about that but different dies is used for the AA pellets. Put them under a magnifying glass and you will see, for example check skirt diameter.
    <span class='smallblacktext'>[ Edited Fri Sep 10 2004, 09:18PM ]</span>

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    I'm talking about the price Neil.

    They ARE selling it at R120/tin here, which is way too much for me.

    I don't care about how, where, by who they are made, as long as they perform as good as AA in my gun.

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    My apologies then...
    That seems like quite a steep markup which is added on in CT.
    I might be coming to CT in Jan for Cricket, drop me a mail sometime and I can bring you some at R 89/tin. (couriers will be expensive).

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