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    Product: H&N Neue Spitzkugel .177 Cal, 8.49 Grains, Pointed, 500ct

    Haendler & Natermann H&N Neue Spitzkugel .177 Cal, 8.49 Grains, Pointed, 500ct
    Review entered on 2010-03-31 22:20:21

    Overall rating:5.0 5.0

    Value for money:5.0 5.0

    Size/Shape Distribution:5.0 5.0

      By Leo from USA on 2010-03-31
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    Things I liked: Consistent accuracy in all my target pistols, from the Feinwerkbau F65 back in the 1970's when it was called "bimoco neue spitz" to the FWB M34 and the Russian Baikal target pistol over the past 10 years. It will also nail an opossum or an aggressive squirrel at 20-30 yards, although I am not much of a hunter. It is my all-around favorite pellet. At age 64 I have taken an interest in air rifle. I acquired abot a half dozen in new condition, from a Russian $100 repeater to a FWB $2800 Olympic style gun. One of the rifles is a cal .22, so I got some of the Neue Spitzkugel in that caliber. The rifle is a RWS 48 and I have yet to run 100 rounds through it thus far, but for an unseasoned gun the pellet works well.
    Things I would have changed: I wish I could find these at more vendors. Pyramyd is probably my favorite, but sometimes I use other vendors and it would be nice to be able to pick up some of these pellets when I am making the purchase for which I contacted the vendor. One mystery -- why have these pellets not caught on more than they have?
    What others should know: You can deform the ridges easily. It would be smart to get one of those pellet seaters that Beeman manufactured and carefully ease the pellet 1/16 inch or more up the barrel prior to firing. That is the easiest trick to accuracy behind sight picture, trigger control, not moving, breathing, or letting your heart beat. Well, maybe the last two are an exaggeration, but 1/2 hour of daily brisk walking, and 2-3 days per week of weight training will slow down the breathing as much as is possible. (I speak in my role of medical doctor, the schedule of which helped to keep me out of the Olympics -- twice. That and not being good enough!)
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