Item Code: HN-98814500025 [PY-P-1095]
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Things I liked: Manufactured well. Formed well,packed well with few deformed pellets,and the copper plating seems even.
Things I would have changed: Price. Always want more for less cash!
What others should know: Bought these as a substitute for some 30 year old Mauser branded Spitz Kugel pellets that are very accurate from many of my springers as well as some co2 pistols I own.Unfortunately, these pellets turn in groups that are 50% larger, on average. Most of the characteristics that I can measure are the same as the Mausers except the Excites are a little heavier. maybe copper coating is thicker or maybe coating varies in thickness and destabilizes the pellet. For whatever reason they just aren't as good as the Mausers which don't seem to be around any longer.
Things I liked: Copper coated. Light weight for a pointed pellet. Penetration.
Things I would have changed: Nothing but the price.
What others should know: I do like the copper coating for clean fingers. Like all pointed pellets, they are not the most accurate. At 10 yards I had one flyer that missed by about 6 inches. For accuracy you need to be shooting domed pellets. These pellets do have great penetration.
Things I liked: Coppa Spitz are good light pellets for pump up rifles. If avoiding lead exposure - and the expense of PBAs - is a priority, it will reliably get the work done up to around 15 yards. The reviewer who felt that the Coppa Spitz shot wildly is right...If a magnun spring gun is used. These are way to light for those guns - not a stand in for Silver Arrows. Long range, with medium-power guns, the Excite Spike will perform better than Coppa Spitz because of the extra weight.
Things I would have changed: An improved design would be to simply copper coat the Spikes. No lead exposure and a better weight for guns with zip - like my 880 and 77 pump guns on up to spring hunting rifles.
What others should know: I never thought I would pay $25 (w shipping) for 500 pellets. But the PBAs, like the Raptor, have changed the pricing landscape. $25 off the store shelf would get me 200 Raptors. Like the PBAs, they have slight accuracy issues; and in a competition against Spike and what I call "China Stings" (made in China and fly under the leased Beeman name) the Spike won out with consistent tighter groupings. The China Stings, for an econo pellet, group great...but are soft lead that does not penetrate like the Coppa Spitz. The Coppa Spitz wins on the soup can penetration test: pericing the side and bottom using 6 pumps from a Winchester 77. The China Stings pierce one side, on 7 pumps, but not the bottom; still, they have proven themselves hunting. The China Stings get rave reviews on this sight, and are accurate, but the lead is cheap and scary when the top comes off. The Coppa Spitz are a sight to behold when the top is lifted: like the Raptor, a beauty queen.