Item Code: CR-LF22167 [PY-P-1019]
|Ammo Type||Lead-free pellets|
|Suggested for||Small game hunting/plinking|
Things I liked: Tight seal in the barrel. Very accurate. Hard hitting.
Things I would have changed: Price is a little high.
Things I liked: I was concerned about spraying lead all over my backyard in pursuit of the pesky furry tailed rats, so I thought I would give these a try. I had my Umarex Octane set up with CPHP lead, which are a 14gr pellet, so I was thinking I would have a fair amount of adjustments to make on my scope with these 16.7gr Penetrators. Boy, was I surprised, the first two shots at 10m were exactly centered in the bullseye, almost on top each other! I opened up a bit on the next 3 shots, but still less than nickel sized group. Pretty good for me with the Octane since I find it to be a difficult gun to shoot. I tried next at 50m, and results were a bit disappointing as the Penetrators have a 4" drop at that distance and the spread was also 4". Granted, I don't claim to be the best shot with this rifle, but the CPHP, are much better.
Things I would have changed: The first pellet I inserted fell out when I brought the barrel up from loading. After that I sort of kept the barrel down and brought up the stock. Perhaps a bit larger flair on the plastic would help. The price on these pellets is about ten cents each, so they are expensive for target practice and based on my poor shooting at 50m, not a great choice for hunting or pest control at distances I would typically shoot, so I am still looking for that Lead-free pellet that delivers power and accuracy at the 50m distance.
Things I liked: So far I am impressed on the accuracy I am putting the pellet in the same hole time after time. "Stoeger Arms X20S" Penetrators is a great name for these, cause they blow thru most targets.
Things I would have changed: Cant really think of anything yet. I like someone to do a flight dynamic test on these since they are not diablo shaped. there shape is closer to a normal bullet so the range on these is probably greater as well as the penetration
What others should know: Push the pellet in just a bit further in. Other wise on break barrels they pellet likes to fly out backwards on closing the gun. Careful if you use these for small game hunting!! They will exit the target even hitting bone. Have to use precise hits most of the energy is not transferred to your target. So unless it is a critical hit it just does not do enough damage to make it a quick and humane kill.