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JSB Match Diabolo, .25 Reviews

JSB Match Diabolo Hades, .25 Cal, 26.54gr, Hollowpoint, 300 ct

JSB Match Diabolo Review

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By Eric from USA on 2020-01-02 20:25:46

Things I liked:

Excellent accuracy out of my fx impact. Groups are comparable to JSB exact diabolo 25.39 gr. I used these for hunting. One cottontail rabbit and 8 eurasian collared doves were felled with one shot each. None were headshots, all were pass-throughs. Ranges varied from 20 to 40 yds. Soft tissue damage appeared to be greater than the domed pellets. The impacts were significantly more audible than with traditional domed pellets. I like them and will continue to use them for hunting.

Things I would have changed:

Price. Same as the other reviewers.

What others should know:

I had to re-zero my scope for these. They hit 2 Inches low at 30 yds compared to the JSB 25.39 gr domed. Not certain they actually expand or fragment on game because they were not recovered. Some of the skirts are slightly dinged (in shipping, I presume.) The same shots taken on the same game with domed pellets would have given the same results, most likely. I shot one Eurasian with a .22 FX hybrid slug from my Kral puncher knight. It fell, dead, from the tree also. The slug did not make a loud WHOP like the Hades .25 when they hit a dove.

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By Aaron from USA on 2021-09-23 17:41:51

Things I liked:

None

Things I would have changed:

The Hades were not accurate compared side by side with the Match Kings or the Predator Polymags. I expected them to be almost the same as the kings. Looking at the base, the skirts of the Hades are much thinner which caused many of the skirts to be damaged. They should change the die to improve reliability of shipped pellets.

What others should know:

A large quantity of the pellet skirts are dented and damaged.

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    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Nothing yet. But I havent hunted with them and their ability to expand and kill quicker may win me over.

    Things I would have changed:

    In my gun, an FX Impact, these were not nearly as accurate as other pellets, FX and JSB specifically.

    What others should know:

    I havent hunted anything with them as I was not satisfied with their accuracy. FX *exact kings* proved to be very accurate and deadly on pigeons from 40-65 yards so Im not sure I need to use the Hades. I will give them a try before I completely write them off.

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    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Pyramid actually ships pellets like They would like to receive them. Real Airgun people, the best, btw jsb is always a Great choice for your needs

    Things I would have changed:

    Always, lower the $, but they are Competitive in that as well

    What others should know:

    But some from Pyramid, You will again!

  • 5.0 5.0

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    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    They are very good and accurate pellets. Have not had one with any flaws. Great for hunting.

    Things I would have changed:

    Wish you could buy bigger tins with more then 300. However with that being said I also know that they do not make them. So there is nothing negative to report here.

    What others should know:

    They are a awesome pellet! Works amazingly with the Air Venturi Avenger .25. The most accurate that I have found. Can stack them in the same hole in the target one after the other.

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    Things I liked:

    To many dented skirts,I mean a lot of them. When the skirts are good it shoots good. Just not enough of them to buy any more

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    Things I liked:

    Good deal

    Things I would have changed:

    Clean and accurate

    What others should know:

    Deadly

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    Things I liked:

    I like the way they expand on impact and dump all their energy Into the target.

    Things I would have changed:

    The price is a bit much

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    Things I liked:

    Grate buy

  • 5.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    I have the Hatsan Bullboss and Bully, both in .25 cal. I've narrowed down my 2 favorite diabolo pellets for them. I like the JSB Hades for shots up to 50 yards which I mostly use the Bullboss for. Over 50 yards, I like my Bully with JSB Exact King Heavy MK2. Both guns love the Hades and are very accurate. Have been using them for a year now and no problems.

    Things I would have changed:

    Availability. Frustrating to have the extra money on hand to stock up and they are sold out. Also, have to go with the crowd and say price. LOL

    What others should know:

    I hear others saying they are not accurate. Some air guns don't like them (a few that are picky) but they are very accurate if your gun does like them. Give them a shot and judge for yourself.

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    Things I liked:

    Accurate in my hatsan 155 but started dropping the lever at times, maybe due to the additional weight/recoil.

    Things I would have changed:

    Not sure, maybe a 20-22 gr version

    What others should know:

    These wouldn't seat in my striker, and caused the issue above with the 155, lighter pellets don't drop the cocking lever, although it does save time reloading. Just a defect or weak spring in the rifle.

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    Things I liked:

    None

    Things I would have changed:

    The Hades were not accurate compared side by side with the Match Kings or the Predator Polymags. I expected them to be almost the same as the kings. Looking at the base, the skirts of the Hades are much thinner which caused many of the skirts to be damaged. They should change the die to improve reliability of shipped pellets.

    What others should know:

    A large quantity of the pellet skirts are dented and damaged.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    These 0.25 caliber are great pellets.

    What others should know:

    These Hades and the Air Arms dome pellets are the preferred 0.25 caliber pellets in both my Hatsan 95 and Cometa Fenix 400.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    They hit hard out of the Hatsan flashpup qe. The amount of damage on squirrels and jack rabbits at 40-60 yards are absolutely insane. Sweet dreams little ones

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    If your rifle likes them you"ll love them

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    Things I liked:

    I like design, and the fact they come in a tin of 300.

    Things I would have changed:

    They are not the most accurate pellet out of my Hatsan 125 Sniper.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    JSB Hades are my go to to for "pests" and rodents ,accurate, hard hitting, distinct sound on impact. Clean, consistent, reliable.

    Things I would have changed:

    Price, ( only if quality says the same) . Eventually the supplies will catch up to the demand.

    What others should know:

    Pre order and be patient, worth the wait! Premium pellets. Of course, sight in, and go to work! Buy 3 & get one free! P.Air does a great job of packing and shipping! At 50 yards you can " stack these up. RECOMMEND

  • 5.0 5.0

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    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    JSB Hades are my go to to for "pests" and rodents ,accurate, hard hitting, distinct sound on impact. Clean, consistent, reliable.

    Things I would have changed:

    Price, ( only if quality says the same) . Eventually the supplies will catch up to the demand.

    What others should know:

    Pre order and be patient, worth the wait! Premium pellets. Of course, sight in, and go to work! Buy 3 & get one free! P.Air does a great job of packing and shipping! At 50 yards you can " stack these up. RECOMMEND

  • 5.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    good expansion

    Things I would have changed:

    nothing.

    What others should know:

    good hunting pellets

  • 5.0 5.0

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    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    These pellets hit almost to the same point of impact as the JSB exact kings, out to about 50 yards out of my Maurader 25 caliber. After 50 yards the Hades start dropping off pretty significantly. These are cheaper than the polymags and seem to perform better, in terms of trajectory and terminal performance. I have popped several doves, ground squirrels, and even nailed a gopher who was unfortunate enough to poke his head up in y presence. Around the office I have been able to quietly lay waste to pigeons and crows. The crows absolutely freak out when feathers start to fly.

    Things I would have changed:

    I would not change a thing. No feeding problems, great value, flying great every shot.

    What others should know:

    If you have pest problems that need quiet eradication... the Hades is a great option.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Never can go wrong with JSB!

  • 5.0 5.0

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    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    One hole accuracy at 27 yrds in my Taipan Veteran, Avenger, and Ataman M2

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    Devastating hunting pellet!

  • 5.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    They are very good!

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

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