Qiang Yuan pellet comparison test: Part 3

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Part 1
Part 2

Qiang Yuan pellets
Qiang Yuan is a pellet name that’s unknown in the U.S. Olympic pellets in the red box (200); Match grade pellets in the yellow box (200) and Training Pellets in the round box (500) below. These 3 will be pitted against equivalent pellets that are well-known.

This report covers:

  • Qiang Yuan Olympic Grade pellets
  • Test design
  • Sidebar: My large cent
  • FWB 300S air rifle
  • FWB 300S air rifle: Bottom line
  • Crosman Challenger PCP air rifle
  • Comparing all the Qiang Yuan pellets
  • Bottom line

Qiang Yuan Olympic Grade pellets

Today, I’m finishing the test of the Qiang Yuan pellets with a look at the performance of the Qiang Yuan Olympic Grade pellets. I mentioned in Part 2 that the Qiang Yuan Match Pellets were pricy, at $32.48 for 500 (they come packaged 200 to a box). That made them less expensive than the RWS R-10 Match Heavy pellets, which cost $47.95 for 500, but they’re still a costly pellet. read more


Qiang Yuan pellet comparison test: Part 2

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Part 1

Qiang Yuan pellets
Qiang Yuan is a pellet name that’s unknown in the U.S. Olympic pellets in the red box (200), match-grade pellets in the yellow box (200) and training pellets in the round tin (500). These 3 will each be pitted against equivalent pellets that are well known.

This report covers:

• Qiang Yuan match-grade pellet
• FWB 300S air rifle
• Crosman Challenger PCP rifle
• Summary
• Up next

Let’s look at the second Qiang Yuan pellet — the Qiang Yuan Match Pellet. The test structure is the same as before.

Qiang Yuan match-grade pellet
Let’s talk about this pellet for a moment. As of the publication date of this blog report, this pellet sells for $12.99 for a box of 200. Inside the box there are 4 foam trays with 50 pellets each. They’re arranged in rows of 10, which is the universal way airgun 10-meter competitors want them, because all matches are shot in multiples of 10 targets — 40 targets or 60 targets, and so on. A competitor uses his pellet box to know exactly where he is in the match. This prevents him from shooting at the wrong bull, since only one shot is fired per bull in a match. If a second pellet hits the same bull, the lower score is taken. read more


Qiang Yuan pellet comparison test: Part 1

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

This report covers:

• Introduction to 3 new pellets
• Test design
• Today’s test
• The pellet
• FWB 300S air rifle
• Crosman Challenger PCP rifle
• Bottom line

Introduction to 3 new pellets
Today, I’m doing something different. Pyramyd Air has 3 different wadcutter pellets from the Chinese manufacturer Qiang Yuan. One is a standard-grade pellet they call the Qiang Yuan Training Pellet. The second is an upscale target pellet they call the Qiang Yuan Match Pellet. And, the top-of-the-line Qiang Yuan Olympic Pellet. Unlike Chinese wadcutters of the past, these 3 are not trying to compete on price. In each of their categories, they cost as much as or more than well-known premium pellets. I think a comparison test is in order. read more