What pellets do you recommend for use with the Gamo CFX? The cheaper pellets doesn't want to group with a new BSA scope fitted. On 20 meters the best group so far is about 30mm.
What would you use for plinking?
Try Gamo Pro Magnum pellets. Its very good pellets for the price. It's grouping better than my H&N match pellets in my Ranchero. It also grouped better in my Hw100 I've once owned and was the most accurate pellet in my Gamo Hunter 440. It grouped better than Air Arms Diabolo Field in all of these rifles except in the case of the Ranchero.
How we air rifle people love this penetration issue!
On all the quarry we shoot with 12ft/lb rifles the lead pellet is adequate, dove, pidgeon, even scub hare (which we may no longer shoot but....)
I don't remember recovering a 7.9 to 10.5gr pellet from the doves or pidgeons shot, even at distances up to 40m. Even head shots on hare up to 25m are right through, francolin and guinefowl are always head shots and the same story there.
It is interesting seeing what goes further into the good old yellow pages though. Ain't used the new prometheus, but the old ones with the plastic jacket sure did well in the phone books. Accuracy was another story though.
I've shot only 3 shots with these pellets with the plastic skirts. I dont shoot with them anymore. Cant even melt them to make sinkers... Not good at all, the light version that is. The most accurate pellets in most guns remains the Crosmans Premier heavy's as well as the JSB's. They are in my guns anyway the most accurate, almost impossible to decide which is better, so close it is. I think I own almost all the brands locally available and have tested them all. But I've read here that heavy pellets is a bad idea in a springer so the most accurate pellet will be the JSB's. Try it as well as Air Arms. But do try the Pro magnums. The accuracy you get with them at their price is really good.
I've done some tests with different pellets. With these tests you will clearly see what pellets to avoid. But this was in my gun, some pellets might do better in other rifles. I'm very dissappointed with Gamo Pro Magnums as ussually they perform much better but I have not given any pellet a second chance. This is the true results. I'm sure this will answer your question. I dont have JSB's anymore, only in .20 calibre and that is why I've not tested them as well.
I will, but I wanted to do this test indoors and 14 metres is the biggest distance I could manage indoors. This was just to give a indication. Flatheads I know from experience will still group at 25 metres but just 5 metres further you will not even stay on the target, let alone getting a proper group. Even the crow magnums that shot that excelent group, for hollowpoint will shoot groupings 4 times bigger than my most accurate domed pellet at 35 metres. But that is in my .20. I must still test them at longer ranges, only got them friday.
The moment my silencer is fixed on my .20 I will do the same test with it, on longer ranges. But I only have I think 7 different pellets for it.