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Thread: What pellets you use ?

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    Sharp Shooter
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    Default What pellets you use ?

    I like AA's in my S400 and Accupels in my BSA High power.

    If you choose other please tell us all what it is .

    Thought this would be a good poll to get going.

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    Ogre's Avatar Ogre
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    Bisley Magnums (4.52) pretty good in BSA Lightning

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    Marksman
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    Bisley Magnums too heavy for a springer...premature spring failure is likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guido
    Bisley Magnums too heavy for a springer...premature spring failure is likely.
    Here is an extract from a review done by Ian Pellant. It would seem that a lightweight pellet, or loose fitting pellet, is likely to do damage, rather than a heavyweight in a magnum springer.......

    My "rules" / suggestions for selecting pellets for a magnum spring airgun are:

    Don't use cheap, poorly formed and sized pellets - they are a false economy!
    Don't use pellets that are a loose fit for your gun - they can cause premature piston and spring failure!
    If your new spring gun has harsh and noisy recoil, you may have a pellet fit problem. Try some other brand of pellet and do some chronograph testing before blaming the gun or it's lubrication.
    Pellets that perform well in pneumatics may not perform well in spring guns; whereas pellets that perform well in spring guns may perform equally well in bolt action pneumatics.
    Sizing pellets for magnum spring airguns generally may cause energy loss and is not recommended; whereas sizing for spring pistols and match spring guns may yield more energy and consistency.
    Pellets that work well in a spring pistol may not work well in a spring rifle, and vice versa.
    Tend towards the heavier pellets in 0.177" for outdoor use (Field Target and Hunting); mid weight pellets for indoor and calm outdoor paper punching.
    Be careful when testing ultra light pellets in a very high powered spring airgun - they may be inefficient, or worse yet, not offer sufficient inertia to cushion the piston, you may damage your gun.
    Test a variety of brands and styles until you find what works well with your airgun and terminal ballistic needs. Pellet head design plays a large part in energy transfer to the target. High energy does not mean high accuracy. A wide variation in shot string velocities will yield inconsistent energy and poor accuracy.
    Buy a good selection of pellets and test, test, test!

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    Sharp Shooter

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    H&N barracuda match.

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    H&N Diabolo Baracuda Match

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    Marksman
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    a BSA lightning is not a magnum springer...stick to 8.4 gr pellets..there are dozens of posts and articles about this.
    ANd yes...also avoid light and cheap looking pellets

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    Gamo Pro Magnums & Air Arms Field.

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    Sharp Shooter
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    Gamo Pro Magnums & Air Arms Field.

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    Saucer of milk please for the magnum debaters

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    daystate,jsb

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    Gamo Pro Match

    I tried a lot of other pellets, but these worked the best so far.

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    EV2 - AAF 4.52 (would like to try daystate 4.53)
    S410k - exterminators
    hornet - h&n field target trophies
    BAM 51 - exterminators / dai sungs

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    Anton's Avatar Anton
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    CZ something or the other (Lux?) for my BSA Meteor and Airsporter. Prefers it even to the AA Fields.
    AA Fields for everything else...

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    Gamo pro match .177

    how hard should the pellet be able to go into the chamber? I have to press these Gamo's pretty decently, but they shoot so well...

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