I've tested a fair number of pellets, though I'm shooting from only 8m. Still, if a pellet won't group well at that range it would be a waste of my time to think it would improve once I start shooting longer distances outside. My particular rifle isn't all that fussy about pellets or hold, and the breech is a snug fit with all the pellets I've tried. I was hoping that my inexpensive Norica Hammers (domed) would work as well as they do in my P-1. Nope, they're the worst I shot. It does well with H&N Sport, FTT, Spitzkugel, JSB 8.44 Exacts, RWS MeisterK Rifle, and Supermags. The FTT, JSB and Supermags the best. It's an exceptionally accurate shooter with the right pellet. It's hefty, but since all my shooting is from a rest, that's a plus. Looking forward to the warmer weather. Very pleased with this beauty. RC
And here I was thinking I was talking to myself. Thanks Kelly. Yes, impressive accuracy. Have you begun the work to fit that nice stock you posted? RC
I check in all the time to read .
Nope on the Hot Rod build just yet , too busy with this move now , March 17th we bolt from here , then I start school on May , so not sure when life will let me play again ?
We ended up renting a Town House for a year till I finish school , then hope to get into property .
Hope your doing fabulous RC ...
Good Day , Kelly
i read your post too and saw your pretty toy.
I suggest getting the Sampler Pac of pellets from Straightshooters and testing them all before settling on the "one."
I put over 50 different pellets through my RWS54 a couple years ago. Quite instructive. I have also done a smaller test of lead-free pellets that was pretty disappointing. Right now, my scientist urges are high and I am gathering a whole bunch of non-lead pellets for an extensive test with two rifles (FWB300 and RWS54.) Given the number (about 24) and extensive tests I am planning, I expect a couple months of playing.
Cheers and have fun with your new toy.
Shoot safe. shoot straight, have fun
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RWS54, 4.5mm, RWS 4-12x50CI
FWB300SU, 4.5mm, Clearidge Ultra RM 3-9x32
Perhaps if I was a hunter concerned about clean kills and whatnot I would try more pellets, but as it is, I only shoot paper and tin cans for my enjoyment. I have thousands of pellets of different brands, styles, and weights, especially in .177 cal., and I'm quite satisfied to find those I already have on hand which shoot with the accuracy I require. In other words, I'm only competing with myself to shoot as accurately as I can with what I have, and a pellet that the gun and I will, on a good day, put 20 pellets into a nearly perfect grouping is good enough for me. My main pet peeve with pellets has to do with the anemic selection of those in .20 cal. H&N, who made the majority of available pellets, discontinued, without warning (at least as far as I know), the bulk of their line leaving us shooters of .20, particularly of pistols, to use pellets with less accuracy than what was available before. Bummer
I've also read that very light pellets shouldn't be continually used in powerful springers, though I've never read a definitive statement of fact. RC