Things I liked:If you shoot spring piston air rifles you know how picky they are about every aspect of operation. This has been a great tool for consistently seating pellets as well as removing one of the variables associated with the operation of my spring air guns. Along with helping with the retentive aspects of air gunning it saves on the wear and tear on your thumb during those extended shooting sessions. It has made my loading routine quick, accurate and consistent. Things I would have changed:It would be nice to have some sort of numbered dial on the pellet seater. That would be helpful when using it with different guns and/or different size pellets. I can be obsessive about these things :) What others should know:Admittedly it has a learning curve. It may take a while to get used to it but your time working with it will be time well spent. At first I had some issues with loading two pellets at a time. I never have gotten used to the lanyard but I haven’t had the opportunity to try it in the field either. I will give it a go this spring.
My Air Venturi Bronco (slower fps gun) likes the pellets to be deeply seated. My RWS Diana 34 and Crosman Quest (faster fps guns) seem to work best with a nearly flush to VERY slightly seated pellet. Experiment….go ahead and give it a try!
Things I liked:These are a perfect pellet for my Rob Hawkins tuned .177 RWS Diana 34 TO6. The best pellet match for my Diana is the “Baracuda Match”. The” Baracuda Hunter” has the exact same point of impact. No changes to my scope with this pellet what so ever. I was absolutely amazed how these two pellets matched up. My pellet quest with this rifle has come to a satisfactory end! Things I would have changed:Like many other reviewers, why not have 500 in the tin for the same price? What others should know:These have a slight but not too firm resistance when inserted in the breech. All the pellets I have shot so far have been clean without bent skirts and no flyers. I appreciate the screw type tins as well. Pyramyd Air’s packaging, sales and service are first rate!
I also purchased the “Baracuda Hunter Extremes” which were MUCH less accurate in my Diana 34. As many of us know each airgun is unique with regards to its preferred pellet. Airguns of identical make and model will prefer different pellets.
If you’re in the market for a high quality hunting pellet that may be suitable in your airgun, make this pellet one of your candidates.