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- Caliber0.177 cal
- Ammo TypePellets
- Ammo Weight5.4 gr
- Pellet ShapeDomed
- Pellet Quantity100
Beeman Silver Arrow. Score - 8. Surprisingly tight groups with no bullet drop out to 30'. Doesn't always penetrate the coffee can and the dent in the can isn't as large as I thought such a heavy pellet would give.
RWS Hypermax. Score - 10. There might be better pellets out there, but I haven't tested them yet. Stopping power is hard to gauge here too. Goes right through chipmunk and coffee can. Such a clean hole it almost seem armor piercing.
RWS Meisterkugeln. Score - 8. Just as tight group as Silver Arrow and Hypermax. Doesn't penetrate coffee can either, but I'm going to assume a blunt pellet hitting with such velocity at close range is going to be bad news for the poor chipmunk.
Crosman Destroyer. Score - 7. Not as tight a group as above, but pretty good and much better that others I've shot. Stopping power? Tumbles in flight so leaves a gaping, jagged hole in coffee can. It does this every time.
Crosman Supersonic SSP. Score - 5. Groups are too large to be useful at anything past 10'. Good penetration, but who cares if your not going to hit your target.
Crosman Powershot Gold. Score - 0. Bad groups, poor penetration. Usually doesn't expand to fill up pistols rifling. No penetration of coffee can. Remember this is only tested on 1 pellet gun. It might be better on others.
RSW Super H Hollowpoint. Score - 5. Fair groups, but pistol doesn't have the velocity to let this expand. Seldom, but sometimes would penetrate coffee can.
Gamo Raptor PBA. Score - 5. Kinda same groups as others with this score. Penetrates coffee can with no distortion like Crosman Supersonic SSP and RWS Hypermax.
I ordered four more packs because I thought I had found the best pellet for my gun... It seems the first pack I bought was not the norm... Every pack I have tried after that, the pellets are very inconsistently made... Some fit great, some you have to force in and some fit so loose they fall out if not careful when closing the barrel...
So what I have noticed is the loose one shoot different than the tight ones... If you only shoot the good fitting ones they group good but that means throwing away maybe 15% of the pellets... this really make them expensive...
Excellent for Sparrow & Starling control if you have Purple Martin Houses.
not very accurate
no inertia to keep them going(lead is faster at 65 yds)
cant use for hunting due to noise and in accuracy
a bad thing, your not supposed to use on targets due to overpenetration, but how are you supposed to sight these in for hunting (bore sighting doesnt work for these)
as far as having fun. both items have punch, but i am two inches off my target . I save my these for
special acations. i hit crossmans . the pigiens make a 1/2 one sixty feather fly every where . could see the bird expression and drop.
you wont beileve this at 20 yards i shot and killed instantly a 238lb boar. no joke...these are some bad ass pellets...gamo has a real product in these. and for the accuracy...if your trying to shoot sparrows at 80 yards probally not gonna happen and you shouldnt shoot small animals with theses trust me...they explode and you have to clea ur backyard...well if you looking for pinppoint accuraccy these arent for you. but if your looking for decent accuracy with a punch they are the smalles thing i would reccomend shooting with this pellet even though it is unnecicery is a large squirrel. and these pellets are good for pest control. and only use in gun at least 650 -680 fps.
and shoot fast, they really good for hunting,BUT
I REALLY THINK GAMO SHOULD MAKE A .22 VERSION OF THE RAPTOR PELLET
By james from beverly. west virginia on April 7, 2012
By Staff on April 16, 2012
Answer:these pellets are 5.4 grain according to the manufacturer
By Ed Ferency from Milford Connecticut on January 28, 2012
any other issues?