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 Post subject: Pellets to avoid?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:32 pm 
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Greetings to all again...
I live in the middle of no where and in order to get numerous types of pellets to test in my 1322 I will need to order online to get any decent variety. I know different guns like different ammo, but is there any real proven stinkers out there that a guy should just avoid altogether? Besides the obvious lightweight crap designed to show off fps.


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 Post subject: Re: Pellets to avoid?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:42 pm 
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To get better responses, tell us more about how/what you intend to shoot.

As a general rule avoid pointed pellets, and if you're mostly shooting paper use wadcutters because they make nicer holes. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Pellets to avoid?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:05 pm 
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Only tin of pellets I ever regretted buying were Gamo Magnums. I steer clear of light weight or gimmicky pellets.

The only exception I make is for Polymags...they WORK.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:05 pm 
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In my experience, crosman guns shoot really well with crosman pellets. The nice thing is they are readily available everywhere. I shoot a lot of Premier hollow points with my 22xx/17xx and benjamin guns. The brown box ones are supposed to be better than the ones in tins, but I seem to get equally good results with both (or equally poor - depending who you ask). I have found that anything from Spain to be inferior, and I have also had bad experiences with Chinese pellets of any barnd. I also stay away from plastic saboted pellets as thy foul the rifling in your bbl. For your 1322 you will also want to stay away from H and N Rabbit Magunums. Too much friction for low velocity shooters and I have found them to be very inaccurate as well. Most of the other H and N pellets are very good and there is a huge selection of shapes and weights. And of course JSB sets the standard for everyone else.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:17 pm 
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Stick to round nose JSB and H&N pellets and you'll have no regrets. Anything else is hit and miss. :wink:


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Penage Guy wrote:
Stick to round nose JSB and H&N pellets and you'll have no regrets. Anything else is hit and miss. :wink:

What he said; RWS aren't bad either.


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 Post subject: Re: Pellets to avoid?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:02 pm 
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Gippeto wrote:
Only tin of pellets I ever regretted buying were Gamo Magnums. I steer clear of light weight or gimmicky pellets.

The only exception I make is for Polymags...they WORK.

Al


Mostly paper punching, but will also be taking it out for grouse during bow hunting sessions, and maybe the odd snowshoe hare or squirrel in winter months. So far all I've put through are the Crosman pointed pellets it came with, and that's pretty much all that's avaliable in town.

Will be ordering the suggested pellets here after Christmas.


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Anything Gamo

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stey away from any cheap pellet. They are cheap for a reason. Also grizzlies and daisy are pitiful.

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Also be wary of responses from people who blame the pellet and not the shooter.....quite common on this site.... :D

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CZ-Sniper wrote:
Anything Gamo


Which sadly is what Bass Pro mostly carries (got a $25 card to use there - don't know what to get lol)

And - I got a tin of .22 Crosman Premiere Hollow Point and they are quite the size lottery going into my Benji!

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The Crossman .22 HP's have shot fairly well in every .22 cal. air rifle I've tried them in, except for a Bam 28C - it shot poorly with everything.

I just picked up a tin of 400- Crossman Piranha and they were not as good as the standard HP's.

I have never tried the newer Gamo pellets. Old tin of match Gamo pellets were VERY accurate from my model 2 HWB pistol.

As well, Predator pellets shoot well in every rifle I have, .177's .22's and .25.

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I use Gamo Pro Magnum pellets in my 1000 fps Ruger Air Hawk.

I tried H&N's, JSB's, RWS's etc., but it shoots most accurately and consistently with the Gamos.

But it's the only gun of mine that does.

All the rest shoot best with one of the others, mostly JSB.

Peter :D


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Definitely avoid any pellets that are coming toward you at a high rate of speed. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Pellets to avoid?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:25 am 
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Jpaul wrote:
Greetings to all again...
I live in the middle of no where and in order to get numerous types of pellets to test in my 1322 I will need to order online to get any decent variety. I know different guns like different ammo, but is there any real proven stinkers out there that a guy should just avoid altogether? Besides the obvious lightweight crap designed to show off fps.


Anything Gamo where not accurate out of my Air Arms'.

JSB, H&N and Crosman Premiers in the brown box have served me and my Air Arms' well.

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