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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:32 am 
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I have tried a variety of pellets in my Cometa Indian to get consistent accuracy - and strangely enough these seem to get the best accuracy:

https://www.pyramydair.com/s/p/H_N_Exci ... 500ct/1095

I am wondering if the harder copper jacket could damage the rifling over a long period of time?

Any opinions out there??

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:52 am 
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I think copper. while harder than lead, will still be fine in a steel barrel. The coating is very thin, so the lead under it will still deform properly when it's pressed against the rifling. A solid copper pellet would be a different story. They would be uneconomical to make anyways :lol:

I've used the Beeman copper coated hollow points before and I couldn't see any wear on my steel barrels. I wouldn't be concerned unless you have a brass barreled Benjamin gun.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:01 am 
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TriggerHappy416 wrote:
I think copper. while harder than lead, will still be fine in a steel barrel. The coating is very thin, so the lead under it will still deform properly when it's pressed against the rifling. A solid copper pellet would be a different story. They would be uneconomical to make anyways :lol:

I've used the Beeman copper coated hollow points before and I couldn't see any wear on my steel barrels. I wouldn't be concerned unless you have a brass barreled Benjamin gun.


Makes sense - thanks for the info!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:20 am 
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Interesting pellets .. Oddly they say not recommended for use in rotary magazines .. wonder why?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:22 am 
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LuckyStrike wrote:
Interesting pellets .. Oddly they say not recommended for use in rotary magazines .. wonder why?

Lucky..


Because they are too lengthy and won't be flush with the rotary cylinder.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:05 am 
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Wouldn't be any different then a firearm bullet. Might get some copper fowling if you use many.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:48 am 
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They sell copper coated rimfire. I use them all the time in my savage mk.ll
Doesn't seem to hurt but the barrel stays a lot cleaner.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:26 pm 
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The copper coating is a 'wash' on the pellets as well as .22 RF ammo.

While I think it unlikely to copper foul your bore, it is possible I guess.

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