- Caliber: .22
- Weight: 25.39 grain
- Nose: Domed
- Quantity: 200 Count
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- Caliber0.22 cal
- Ammo TypePellets
- Ammo Weight25.4 gr
- Pellet ShapeDomed
- Pellet Quantity200
In a quest to understand what was going on, I my used digital calipers to check head diameters. The ultra-shocks and the other two were generally about 5.47mm, rarely measuring more than +/-.01mm from that and being within about -.02 of the max diameter as I rotated the pellet. The monsters varied pretty widely, but tended to be about 5.50-5.51mm, with a high of 5.53 and a low of 5.46 for the maximum diameter, and often had significant measurement variations at various rotation angles on the same pellet, with some measurements as small as 5.43 on a 5.51 pellet for example. I think this is probably the source of both the scattered grouping and the variable sticky loading.
They do pack a punch, but my gun does not shoot them worth a damn. Obviously other people have not had the same luck. I may find something I can size them with, or may sort the smaller ones out, but right now the 160 in the tin are destine to be a paper weight, or go to toxic waste disposal at the dump. Maybe I just got a bad batch, but I obviously will not buy these again.
Pellets giving 14.5 fpe at the muzzle. The last squirrel had no arguments. The last 10 yard target test was one pellet smacking
the back of the one before it. I am a lousy shot offhand, so everything is from a rest, but still good groups and plenty of power.
Accuracy is very good, when loaded one @ a time is compatible to Heavy Premiers.
I shoot / hunt a .22. cal Career II 707, dispatched a 100 + pound garden pest @ 28 yrd. w/one head shot !
I'm very protective of my tomatoes. I'm sure they would be effective on Jumbo Monsters or Zombies.
The Hammerli was just out of curiosity. Very windy on the day I tested. 30 yards, 2.5" CTC, 5 shot group. AV = 480 fps, ES = 7.5, SD = 2.4 and FPE = 12.99. Not bad for such low velocity. Acceptable for closer range pest control. I feel the gusty weather played a large part in the group being so large. When you consider the low SD and the accuracy achieved with the U22's. They were no key-holes and the pellets looked like they were stabilized in flight. I'll have to test on a calm day. That being said, I still feel these are more appropriate for higher power pcp's. Try a tin and see how they perform in your rifle.
My backstop was a fresh pressure treated 2x10 angled behind the Chrony. Pellets were in 1/4" to the skirt. Probably 3/8" - 1/2" deep or so at the tip.
Bought a talon tunes tophat swapped out the factory one and now I get great performance with these pellets but you need a powerful pcp to sling these babys