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20 August, 2013

How Pellet Choice Affects Group Size

We test most of the Shanghai Airgun Factory manufactured guns - such as the QB78 and QB57 with "The Peak" wadcutter pellets. These give generally good results with most airguns with a muzzle velocity of less than about 800fps and we use them as a good general purpose pellet for Archer Airguns Gold Service testing.

But recently, Paul tested a QB57 air rifle and "just knew" that it could do better than the group he had achieved. So he tested the same gun with Stoeger X-Field pellets (re-branded H&N Field Target Trophy).

Below you can see the results. Same shooter, same distance, same gun, same number of pellets fired in each string, consecutive shot strings, just different pellets. Paul was absolutely right. That QB57 could shoot better than the first test showed!

This is a simple example that shows why it's very worthwhile to experiment with different types of pellets in your air rifles. Every airgun is an individual and will have its' own preferences. You just have to find the pellets it prefers!


Unknown Tuesday, 27 August, 2013  

good point. no 2 guns are the same no matter who builds them and that's proof and reason to try lots of different pellets till you find the "sweet " pellet

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