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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:31 pm 
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I finally got a chance to test out a few of the .177 H&N pellets I bought from Nikonos recently. I used my 953 at 10m, fully rested.

First up were the excite hammer (a budget pellet, round nosed with a pleated skirt). 5 shots made a ragged hole of about 3 diameters - very respectable for a cheap pellet.

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Next I tried the match rifle, 5 rounds in each of two targets:

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The top target is basically a single enlarged hole of about one and a quarter diameters, the bottom target is two diameters. It could easily have been me that pulled one shot.

Finally the match pistol, five rounds each again.

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As with the previous set, one target is single enlarged hole, the other has a flier which opened it up to about 2 diameters.

I'm pretty happy with all of those results. The budget pellet is perfectly usable (I've never really liked dry fire practice, so a cheap pellet is kind of handy), and both of the match pellets are very good indeed. I'll need to do a whole load of scored single targets to work out if one is really better than the other in each of my guns.

Now, if I could just hit the middle of the target...

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:32 pm 
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Good pellets, great shooter!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:47 pm 
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I'm confused. How wide is three diameters?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:27 pm 
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.177 x 3 = .531
Very nice shooting Jim for an inexpensive single pump rifle!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:25 am 
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Good shooting, indeed. I shall note for future reference that a diameter = .177 inches

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:49 am 
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Thanks guys. Sorry about the confusion over diameters, I was just being lazy and judging the groups visually instead of getting the ruler out :oops:

I'm very pleased with the way the 953 has turned out. The original barrel was very pellet fussy, but since replacing it with an 853c barrel things are much better.

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Sweet shooting there Jim!! I might have to try some of these pellets in the future.

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nice shooting Jim that's unfortunate you got a bad barrel with your 953, shoots cheepo Daisy pellets great @ 10m 8)
here is mine shoots Pellicano pellets not sure if you heard of them : topic61086.html

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