Things I liked:Using an SS2L scoped German FWB #124, I tested just about every Beeman pellet this Spring to see what I wanted to stock up on. I had originally purchased 10 tins of H&N match when I bought the rifle. Excellent for target shooting in the basement and very easy to see the holes. Not so great for field use and/or beyond ten yds.
The Beeman Silver Stings provided exceptional accuracy from 12-30+ yds. I had not purchased the Kodiak Match since they were not available yet, and I had not expected to have any need for the extra weight. Wow, was I wrong.
I was very pleased with the Silver Sting and these are the easiest of them all for loading the .177. That was until I had difficulty confirming hits on my aluminum cans, as the pellets just sliced right through.
On this rifle, the Kodiak Match out performed ALL the pellets I have out to 50 yds, which is about my max effective range. I dropped a very large crow at 45 yds, 35' up a tree with one shot off hand. I was impressed! You won't have to guess if you hit an aluminum can at 55 yds either. Many cans are ripped right off their hangers.
I only use two pellets now. The Silver Sting (best over all accuracy) and the Kodiak Match (best all around performer and hardest hitting).
I am fortunate to have a couple of wooded acres behind the house to set up numerous targets on trees out to and beyond 50 yds. Once I get beyond 45-50 yds, my hits drop significantly. Not having a back stop makes it very difficult to make any adjustments to figure out where the pellets are going.
I did test the ammo at a range off a bench, and the ammo was excellent at 50 yds. It's a completely different story shooting on a hillside in the woods and holding the rifle. It is probably the most accurate of all firearms I own today.
30 yrs ago, it would have been my Ruger 77 varmint 22.250. Things I would have changed:Hard to believe after all the comments and so many years later, the company still provides their pellets in these tins that do not have locking lids. I keep my pellets in small prescription med bottles and only open the new tins when needed. When hunting, I just put a handful in my pants pocket. What others should know:DO NOT use firearm bore cleaner in the air rifle. Watch American Airgunner TV! It's a great program and provides a wealth of information on all types of airguns.
Beware of your backstop with these powerful firearms. You can't be too safe!
Since I started using this 4-5 times a week all summer, it's worth mentioning to oil your gun (especially the barrel) after every use. I got lax and realized a bit too late my barrel had started to rust. I now oil it after every use and will be looking to buy some of the RB-17 rust remover just as a precaution.
Things I liked:This is THE best pellet I have ever used in my FWB 124. Nothing comes close. I shoot out to about 50+ yds using a Beeman SS2L 3x scope. A superb outfit. Ask about quantity purchase discounts. I have not bought these at any better price, ever. Things I would have changed:Nothing.