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Thread: What's your favourite .177 springer pellet?

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    Default What's your favourite .177 springer pellet?

    I understand that each rifle is unique, just curious...
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    Cannot go wrong with JSB 8.44gr pellets if your rifle is a 12 foot pound rifle
    if it is a so called magnum rifle it would be better to use the 10.3 gr pellets
    some shooters also use H&N pellets
    for me its JSB all the way can just about buy them at any air rifle dealer
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    I'm also a JSB man, they just seem to be very consistent, especially in .177. Hmmm, 8.44 seems to be the favourite for most competitive shooters. And they should know better from years of experience! Personally I've always had good results with the JSB 10.34gr and it's sort of been my go to pellet. Guess it's due to the windy conditions in Cape Town and my ingrained believe that heavier pellets are more "wind resistant". Then again the longer flight time also means more exposure to wind.... Guess it's just a matter of stepping out of my comfort zone and giving the 8.44's a fair chance?
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    JSB 4.53 has worked in every single springer and PCP I have ever owned.

    In all my years of shooting, I have NEVER seen a tin of 4.54 pellets. Maybe I was not looking hard enough.
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    JSB all the way!

    In my 6ft/pound vintage rifles the RS, Expresses and 8.44 work well.
    12ft/lbs 8.44 for me. More than 12ft/lbs I would still give the 8.44 a fair chance, they worked exceptionally well in a Diana 52 I had at 930fps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bludlust View Post
    JSB 4.53 has worked in every single springer and PCP I have ever owned.

    In all my years of shooting, I have NEVER seen a tin of 4.54 pellets. Maybe I was not looking hard enough.

    Huh? Am I missing something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pellet pusher View Post
    JSB all the way!

    In my 6ft/pound vintage rifles the RS, Expresses and 8.44 work well.
    12ft/lbs 8.44 for me. More than 12ft/lbs I would still give the 8.44 a fair chance, they worked exceptionally well in a Diana 52 I had at 930fps.
    Says a lot about the 8.44 How does it fair in windy conditions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayo View Post
    Says a lot about the 8.44 How does it fair in windy conditions?
    The wind will affect it, but it also affects a .20 at 800fps.
    You have to shoot in different strength winds, blowing from different directions to really see how a pellet is affected.
    The longer the range, the more the pellet will be affected.
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    Ola

    My goto pellet is the JSB 8.44gr 4.52.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bludlust View Post
    JSB 4.53 has worked in every single springer and PCP I have ever owned.

    In all my years of shooting, I have NEVER seen a tin of 4.54 pellets. Maybe I was not looking hard enough.
    HUH?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogtrix View Post
    Cannot go wrong with JSB 8.44gr pellets if your rifle is a 12 foot pound rifle
    if it is a so called magnum rifle it would be better to use the 10.3 gr pellets
    some shooters also use H&N pellets
    for me its JSB all the way can just about buy them at any air rifle dealer
    The H&N FTT 4.52 pellet is excellent.
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    Depending on which rifle, the JSB 8.44 or Crosman Premier 7.9
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    Thanks guys! Judging from your response it seems like JSB 8.44's is the firm favourite for most springers. Will definitely give them another try!
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    My HW85 LIKES
    H&N Hunter Extreme 9.57grain. 8.44 to light and 10.34 to heavy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryCZ View Post
    My HW85 LIKES
    H&N Hunter Extreme 9.57grain. 8.44 to light and 10.34 to heavy.

    Guess that's part and parcel of the airgunning experience, finding that Goldilocks pellet for a particular gun . Also application surely plays a big role. Seems like most competitive shooters go for JSB 8.44 which seems to be the right combination of weight, pellet shape, trajectory and range for the given discipline. Where hunters and PC guys would go for heavier pellets that deliver greater knock down power at greater distances....

    My firm favourite have always been JSB 10.34.
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