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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:16 pm 
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I have been experimenting with different pellets in my vintage Crosman SA - 6, .22 cal. single action CO2 pistol (I got it from Mr. Marvin last year, but that's another story). Have been mostly using wadcutter (flathead) pellets, so not to risk jamming the cylinder with a longer pellet (had problems in the past with my Crosman 1861 Shiloh, with pellets jamming the cylinder, causing it to need to be replaced a number of times).

I found the H&N Excite Plinking Airgun Pellets 0.22 Cal, 12.96 Grains, seem to work the best. Fairly accurate, and due to lower weight (12.96 grains) able to get 36 consistent shots per CO2 cartridge. https://www.pyramydair.com/s/p/H_N_Exci ... 250ct/1180

In a effort to make loading easier and faster, I bought a tin of the Gamo Round .22 Cal, Lead Balls. Found them at Walmart.ca of all places! I thought the round balls would be much easier to load, and since they are lead, they would not damage the rifling in the barrel. Well, they are faster to load, and since they are much heaver (15.43 grains) seem to hit a bit harder. But way off on the accuracy. No where near as accurate on my 25 ft. indoor range. Also, a bit smaller than a .22 cal. pellet, so they don't hold in the cylinder as well. Tend to sometimes roll out.
https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/gamo-round ... 0197945449

Anyone had similar experiences? Am I doing something wrong? Since the Crosman SA-6 shoots at less than 300 fps. I only use it for target shooting & plinking.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:03 pm 
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I don't think any round shape stuff without a skirt shoot out can have any accuracy...

You don't even know how it spins, how it reacts and flying to which direction...

So in order to hit something, we use quantity to recover the lost on accuracy, like the shotgun...

And I think the purpose of the lead balls are for replacing the steel BBs to avoid bouncing everywhere? And not for a replacement of the pellets....

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:31 pm 
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YepYep wrote:
I don't think any round shape stuff without a skirt shoot out can have any accuracy...
You don't even know how it spins, how it reacts and flying to which direction...

i find they have accuracy like a cannon might...
...or a black powder smooth-bore, or (my) BP .50cal flintlock rifle, (who knew you don't need a PAL?) either of which can shoot round ball..
..and (my) Pedersoli Derringer Rider parlour pistol.
..or..(my) ekol66 BB pistol that has a rifled barrel.
.or an airgun.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:02 pm 
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BB1Shooter wrote:
... bought a tin of the Gamo Round .22 Cal, Lead Balls. Found them at Walmart.ca of all places! ..they are faster to load, and..are much heaver (15.43 grains).. hit a bit harder. But way off on the accuracy. No where near as accurate on my 25 ft. indoor range. Also, a bit smaller than a .22 cal. pellet, so they don't hold in the cylinder as well. Tend to sometimes roll out. ..the Crosman SA-6 shoots at less than 300 fps.


they may benefit from a longer barrel / harder hitting gun.. a barrel that is long tends to make it v accurate.. the pellet has a long time under propulsion and a long time to stabilize.. is your SA6 barrel rifled?

ps, from walmart, i ordered 3 tins of the .22cal lead balls today, thanx for the heads up. ;)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:35 am 
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BB1shooter,

As far as I know, the SA6 does not have the small spring at the barrel breach to hold BBs like the Hahn 45 does, so the Gamo balls are then able to roll out, where a pellet wouldn’t, of course.

I have found the .177 Gamo balls work quite well in the Hahn. Lower POI, but better grouping (for a B.B. shooter) than say Crosman BBs. The Hahn barrel does seem to have a larger bore than more modern BB pistols that can’t use the Gamo balls.

My 2 cents.

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