Item Code: CR-LDP22 [PY-P-769]
|Suggested for||Small game hunting/plinking|
Things I liked: The price per pellet is low. Pellets arrived without dents and deformation. There were few discards in the two can I have, as the skirts appeared round and undented. The pellets which were not undersized shot accurately.
Things I would have changed: More consistent diameter. About one pellet in ten was very undersized and fit very loose in the bore (both the nose and the skirt). This resulted in a greater number of flyers than what the Crosman Premier Domed pellets produced in the past. Unfortunately, unless you have a pellet gauge, or take a micrometer to each pellet, you don't know if you have a problem pellet until you insert it into the bore.
What others should know: The new pellets tins are easy to spot, the paint on them goes all the way to the lip of the lid. The old series has a silver ring when viewed from the top. As of October 2016, the pellet can pictured here is of the old lid.
Things I liked: Very accurate, consistent quality, reasonably priced.
Things I would have changed: Offer them in the brown box again, but at the same price ratio as the tins.
What others should know: I switched to these after the brown box pellets were no longer available. The cast lines are more noticeable on these, but so far they seem to be as accurate and have as good of quality consistency as the discontinued brown box pellets.
Things I liked: Great value for the cost - you get 500 count. This pellet is also very accurate!
Things I would have changed: Nothing that I can think of.
What others should know: Be sure to buy the pellet pen that holds about 18-20 pellets so you can easily load your Air Rifle and be ready to shoot quickly.
Why aren't these available in the box anymore?
Anyone tried those in FX smooth twist barrels? How do those compare with JSBs?
No answer, but this very impressive shoot-out illustrates that it takes a PCP (and a very high quality one at that) to get into real pellet comparisons. Largely irrelevant to a Springer/Nitro/Break bbl, etc. except in very gross terms.
.22 Caliber FX Royale 400, W/Smooth Twist Barrel 5 Shot Groups. Ranked in order from Best To Worst, C/C: 50 Yard Test, 12/08/15, fair, 65 degrees, <5mph cross wind. Rank: Pellet Type: Group size, C/C" (1) Diablo Exact Jumbo, 5.51mm / 15.89gr. 0.60" (2) Diablo Exact Heavy Jumbo, 5.52mm / 18.13gr. 0.75" (3) Diablo Exact Jumbo, 5.52mm / 15.89gr. 0.76" (4) H&N Baracuda Hunter Extreme, 19.09gr. 0.77" (5) Diablo Exact RS Jumbo, 5.52mm / 13.43gr. 0.78" (6) Crosman Premier Ultra Magnum 0.96" (7) Diablo Exact Express Jumbo, 5.52mm / 14.35gr. 1.00" (8) Diablo Exact Jumbo, 5.53mm / 15.89gr. 1.18" (9) H&N Baracuda Match, 21.4gr. 1.40" (10) Diablo Exact Monster Jumbo, 5.52mm / 25.39gr. 2.00"
What is the head size of these pellets?
Oops. I now see your question. Head size, skirt size may be different. So, what does the nominal size on pkg. define?
My pkg. says "5.5 mm".