Item Code: GA-632032454 [PY-P-78]
|Ammo Type||Round Balls|
Things I liked: Perfect ammo for my recently purchased Daisy 880 air rifle, being .177, the Gamo round lead ball.make use of the 880's rifling and though not as accurate as a diabolo pellet, they really "pack a punch"!!!
Things I would have changed: Not a thing...they are well suited for my Daisy 880/
Things I liked: This pellet did not have any performance characteristics that would convince me to purchase this one again. The attraction for me was that it was round and is actually a lead BB. In my opinion, by this pellet being round and not shaped to have a skirt was the flaw with this pellet. I believe that without the skirt, when shot, compressed air could get around this pellet due to it not being perfectly round, causing it to have a high extreme spread. In half of the breach loadings, the pellet would move almost a quarter inch down the barrel. I would lightly tap the bottom of the butt, after closing the breech, to move the pellet back towards the breech opening.
Things I would have changed: Nothing you can do with a round lead ball.
What others should know: I tested this pellet shooting 10 shot groups from 4 different .177 air guns. I also chronographed each shot over a Competition Electronics Digital Prochrono. The temperature was 38 degrees and overcast skies and calm to no wind at all. The air rifles used and the 10 shot group results are: Gamo Hunter "220" had an average velocity of 657.6 fps with a low of 604 fps and a high of 801 fps for an extreme spread of 279, Beeman RS2 Silver Kodiak averaged 697.1 fps with a low of 593 fps and a high of 751 fps for an extreme spread of 158, Gamo Big Cat 1250 averaged 752 fps with a low of 694 fps and a high of 803 fps for an extreme spread of 109 fps, and the Ruger Air Magnum averaged 796.1 fps with a low of 670 fps and a high of 880 fps for an extreme spread of 210 fps. Overall I did not have any enjoyment shooting this pellet at a 12"x12" target with a 1" bullseye, that was why I gave it 1 star in performance and accuracy, pellets were all over the target with 5 hits out of 40 on the bullseye
Things I liked: #1: SCREW ON TOP! Thank you Gamo! Price was good for taking a chance. A ton of Bullseye Bucks bought me 2000 rounds balls - 1000 in .177 and 1000 in .22 and shipping, so I did not pay a dime. I am waiting on my brother's .22 Benji so we can try them out, but the .177 are nice and pretty uniform. They shoot great from my CP1-M CO2 pistol and penetrate well. They seem to flatten out better when used against hard targets than the JSB pellets of similar weight (clocked at about 500FPS - I have not had time to chrony the round balls, but I would say they are running a bit faster) and are less prone to ricochet.
Things I would have changed: So far so good.
What others should know: The .177 look pretty good (round and uniform). The .22's look a bit rougher and not as uniformly round. I will be updating if I have a chance to shoot the .177 ball with the Marauder and I will post a review of the .22 caliber balls, although I must admit I am not confident that they will shoot well given the rough casting and surface irregularities.
I'm sure this has been explained already but I'm a noob so forgive me. Everyone says BBs are bad for a rifled barrel. I get these aren't BBs by definition, but I'm confused why using a .177 BB is bad but a .177 lead ball is ok? Can someone please explain it so my thick skull can understand? I'd hate to accidentally ruin my guns by using these when I shouldn't. Thank you so much in advance.
These are pure lead not jacketed or made out of steel. Being pure lead they will not "wear" the rifling so out like a harder metal like steel will. You can shoot these ou of a rifled barrel and they will not danamge the riflings like the steel or jacketed BB's will. Hope it helps!
Will these .177cal lead round ball work well with a Crosman 1377 ?
Crosman 1377 is a 177cal isn't it? That should answer ur question
If these can't or shouldn't be used in BB guns, then what earthly good are they? For what are they intended to be used?
Airguns that shoot pellets in .177 caliber.