15 thoughts on “Episode 43 – Selecting the Pellet”

  1. Hi
    Firstly thank you for the interesting video, however I did have the following points I would like to raise:
    1. Spring Pistons require lighter pellets. This is not my findings as my TX200, TX200HC and Diana 56TH would not work well with light pellets because lighter pellets travelling at a higher velocity tend to be more affected by turbulence and so I needed to use 18gr pellets to obtain better trajectories and reliable accuracy.
    2. .177 pellets are not really favoured for hunting. This subject was investigated thoroughly within “AirGun World” and it was found that the opposite is actually true for longer distances. .177 were less effected by crosswinds and therefore more accurate and also more importantly, the lighter weight of the pellet resulted in a greater dumping of energy into the target that a .22 (which retained more of the energy within the pellet and then through the target).

        • …by which I mean to say, how would I select something likely to work better if I’m ordering from an online retailer, and cannot look at the skirts.

          • If you are ordering online and cannot see the tail of the pellet you have two options. The first is to order a pellet sampler and try as many as they provide.
            The second is to read the reviews (customer) about the pellets. There are hundreds of pellet types in all calibers, but fewer than 20 are good ones in .177 and perhaps the same in .22. In .25 the JSB Kings and Benjamin pellets are the best. And in .20 there are less than 10 pellet types available. Buy them all, except for the Benjamins.

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