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Item Code: Benj-BDES225 [PY-P-809]
Things I liked: Very accurate and hard hitting from my Mrod with factory setting. Well packaged, loads easily.
Things I would have changed: Could be cheaper, free would be even better...lol...Not really sure if pellet produces a wider and deeper wound channel due to shape. Seems a little gimicky to me. I'm killing the pest I shoot at so I don't waste my time recovering pellet to see if it blossemed out adequately. I've been caught of guard with pest when the gun only had a 1500psi charge. This pellet is still passing thru at that charge when I recover animal for disposal. I can only assume it has still retained it's shape on exit. I don't know.
What others should know: Not sure why so many are having problems. Level your rifle on flat surface with a level then level your scope on gun with level. Cross-check that both are still level when tightening down scope. Canted crosshairs will send your bullet off target if not centered properly. Get a paper target that has crosshairs or make one, line up your scope crosshairs to the target crosshairs and let them fly. I would start off with 20-25yds zero dail-in. This one and Benji Domes are all I use, recalibrating depending on which one. My 9yr old daughter is hitting quarter sized spinners at 25yds, 7 out of 8 (magazine capacity) times consistently with these pellets. I have not missed a varmit squirrel yet. If you take the time to calibrate your system properly it will work. Know how to judge distance, compensate for parallax, and practice minimum magnification. It's that simple. I'm using the Centerpoint 40x. As far as scopes go it's not Ziess, US Optics, or Nightforce quality but it works for this.
Things I liked: Some people use pellets for extreme accuracy at long distances. I need pellets that effectively kill game. I hunt with dogs that tree squirrels and raccoon. These pellets have outperformed the JSB Exact Kings 25.39 grain pellets on coon, and were far superior than the Barracuda Hunter extreme 28.4 grains. I have only shot the Destroyer on raccoons up in a trees at night. These are not easy shots because of brush, off hand shooting, holding a light, etc. If you hit the raccoon in the head they will drop out dead. Even with a solid body shot the raccoon is wounded seriously and you get good penetration with a body shot when no head shot presents itself.
Things I would have changed: You do get a few more flyers and I would like to see Benjamin work on the quality of this pellet because it is a very lethal pellet.
What others should know: I am hunting with the .25 caliber synthetic Ben. M-Rod with a Hawke Sport 3-9x40 scope.
Things I liked: These are not as bad as people say. It makes a big difference on what type of gun. My Marauder doesn't shoot them that well, but my Hatsan 125 does much better. Don't know if it the different velocity or the break barrel just likes them better.
Things I would have changed: Nothing, I will buy more.
What others should know: I got these because of all the bad ratings. Wanted to find out for myself.
Will these work in a Hatsan clip for AT44 or BT65?