These Balle Blondeau bullets herald back to WWII. Frenchman Pierre Blondeau designed this projectile for shotguns for the resistance movement. After the war, this shape fell out of use for more traditional shapes. The Blondeau-shaped projectiles were rediscovered...and promptly forgotten...several times over the intervening decades until the potential of this slug was realized, again. Today, we bring you the Balle Blondeau .50-caliber airgun bullet, which displays excellent potential for hunting with your air rifles.
Item Code: AV.50/210gr/FP [PY-P-1015]
Things I liked: Bullet stays intact and should be good for punching thru bone.
Things I would have changed: Bullet is very hard, hardly any deformation. Don't know if lead is wrong alloy or bullets were cooled to fast. Bullets are not round and this causes fps drop due to poor seal in bore. Pulled out 20 from box and all measured out of round. Looking at recovered bullets, you can see where the rifling is not uniiform around the bullet.
What others should know: May just have gotten a bad bathch. I'd suggest measuring them and fit checking before use.
Is this pellet only for rifle or can I use it in a hand gun to
I know the smooth-bore Farco is closer to 0.510 in., but has anyone tried using these in one, and if so, how did they perform? I'm thinking it might be possible to slightly obturate the base to actual bore size for a better fit. With air or nitrogen at 1500 PSI, I'm predicting over 500 FPS. Thanks, Steve
Pretty new at this and seems like a stupid question but got to ask... which way do the pellets (Balle Blondeau Flat Head) go into gun... flat side first or other
Other way. Pointed end first