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Stoeger Pellet Review

This is a Community Review of Stoeger Pellets by David Furr. The author of the following review are in no way affiliated with Airgun Depot. The views expressed below are personal opinion only.

I have had the opportunity to test and review some of the new Stoeger airgun pellets that are now available. I received 7 tins of various 177 pellets to do a review of and the first thing I noticed is the packaging as it really got my attention. As far as pellet tins go these are bright and attractive and most importantly the lids have a good tight fit as they have some dimples that keep the lid from just pulling off. How many of you have picked up a tin of pellets and the lid  slip off and the you spend an hour picking pellets up out of the grass? Well it wont happen with these tins.  These pellets are made in Germany and I got to wondering who made them. The big surprise was when I started opening the tins to inspect them I found them to be a very high quality pellet and a close and I mean very close resemblance to HN pellets. My bet is they come from the same manufacturer and Stoeger private labels them.

The first item of business was to to check for weight consistency which is important because if the weight is consistent from pellet to pellet it will ultimately lead to better accuracy. I took 30 pellets out of each tin and weighed them one at a time and kept a record of the differences in weight. I found all to be within..01 to.02 grains of one another (which is very good)  except for the X MAGNUM pellets. I did find a difference of  .5 grains in the X Magnum which is quiet a difference and can sometimes lead to a "flier" where you will be shooting a tight group and then have a pellet that is way off. I did get a surprise out of the X SPEED pellets I hit something smaller than a barn door with them. One other thing I will mention is I noticed  on a few of the pellets some heavy  pellets were actually faster than  some lighter pellets.

In my review I used two air rifles to test these pellets. The first was a Benjamin Discovery PCP .177 Air Rifle. The second was my Weihrauch HW-97 Air Rifle. It's important to note that every airgun will shoot pellets differently. One pellet that may work great for one air rifle may not work great for another so it's important to test different types of pellets with your airgun until you find some that your airgun likes.









XMagnums - These were the big boys of the pellets. They were fairly accurate as you can tell by the targets. I did however have trouble loading them in the port they were a very tight fit in the breech. I would also like to say I did not find one bent skirt on this group of pellets which attests the manufacturing quality and packaging of the Stoeger line. I did find the most weight difference.

XSpeed - These were the rockets of the bunch and yes if you look at the charts they really do increase the speed  by 25 percent, I have tried some gamo raptures before and I could not hit a good size foot square but these really surprised me they shot some very good groups. I was not fond of shooting them in my springer but even at the speeds I never heard the distinct crack but I could tell the pellets were way to light for most springers. These pellets are better suited for a PCP airgun or a lower powered springer.

XMatch - These guys were hot, also they were very accurate but not the best of the bunch for my  particular air gun.

XPower - Talk about a pretty pellet now these looked like you opened a tin of gold they were fairly accurate but they also were hard to load almost to the point of bending the pellet skirts.

XHunt - The speeds on these were higher than the round nose I suppose it’s the shape of the pellet I did find they were accurate.

XField - These were my pick of the bunch I shot one holers, I had my air rifle sighted in with HN field trail 8.64 and when I shot these it was quiet obvious they were the same pellet as HN which I was sure of from the beginning.

XSport - A great plinker pellet  pretty good accuracy a bit on the light side but  all these pellets  shot well, I never touched the scope adjustments on my air rifle from the start it was sighted in with  the HN pellets.

Benjamin Discovery .177 Air Rifle, 10 Shot Chrony Test With Stoeger Pellets

Xspeed Xmagnum Xsport Xmatch Xpower Xhunt Xfield

5.56g

12.01g

7.5g

8.18g

10.2g

8.65g

8.64g

1104
1104
1102
1102
1100
1098
1096
1092
1090
1090

818
825
820
824
823
829
830
832
830
829

993
992
998
1005
1002
1007
998
994
997
992

940
942
944
944
952
955
958
947
946
942

842
843
842
850
855
868
871
855
839
842

843
843
855
847
855
868
871
855
839
842

839
843
850
868
871
869
867
869
847
848

 

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Weihrauch HW-97 .177 10 Shot Chrony Test With Stoeger Pellets

Xspeed

Xmagnum

Xsport

Xmatch

Xpower

Xhunt

Xfield

5.56g

12.01g

7.5g

8.18g

10.2g

8.65g

8.64g

1098
1095
1095
1101
1098
1092
1096
1095
1094
1101

716
722
722
725
715
698
725
697
727
724

956
957
966
941
957
966
941
957
952
957

897
897
898
874
898
901
899
898
901
896

779
779
776
776
782
774
775
777
774
779

917
918
920
932
931
932
918
932
930
931

889
887
886
871
889
887
891
889
889
887

 

hw97 chart

 

Conclusion: I would not hesitate to purchase these pellets in the future. It's great to have another high end brand of pellets to choose from and I was impressed by the overall quality and accuracy of these pellets.


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