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 Post subject: RANGE REPORT > .22 PELLETS

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Quality of pallets makes lot of difference in airgun shooting. Size, shape, precision / uniformity of manufacturing etc are the factors that make the difference. During the course of my airgun shooting practices, I realised that finding right kind of pallets for your airgun is important. Hence this thread, which will not exactly tell you which are the best pallets for the particular airrifle that you have, however, will tell you about the performance of various pallets in general.

I intend carrying out tests of various air gun pallets available in Pakistan. During the tests, the gun, the shooter and the distance would remain constant. That is, RWS Diana 35 T05, myself as shooter and distance would be 20 M. The method of conduct of tests would be;

- Four strings of 5 pallets each would be fired from 20 M.
- While shooting, shooter would keep a constant aim and would not change the aim even when he clearly observes that pallets are hitting in a particular direction.
- Size of group has more weightage in the scoring system. Pallets making smaller groups would scored better.
- After each string, points scored on the target and the size of group would be recorded.
- Size of groups would also be awarded points as given below.
- In the end, points will be added up and the overall result would be analysed.
- Price and availability of the pallets would also be given due consideration.
- Grouping points will be awarded as per following table.
Group Size Scoring (from 20 Meters)

- 0.5 inches...................50 pts
- 0.6-1.0 inches.............47 pts
- 1.1-1.5 inches.............45 pts
- 1.6-2.0 inches.............43 pts
- 2.1-2.5 inches.............41 pts
- 2.6-3.0 inches.............39 pts
- 3.1-3.5 inches.............37 pts
- 3.6-4.0 inches.............35 pts
- 4.1-4.5 inches.............33 pts
- 4.6-5.0 inches.............31 pts
- 5.1-5.5 inches.............29 pts
- 5.6-6.0 inches.............27 pts
- Over 6 inches..............Zero points

I would post the results of first test soon :)

PS: JazakAllah, Members may feel free to donate different type of pallets for the purpose of conducting test and earn "Sawab-e-darain".

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 Post subject: Re: Range Report - .22 Pallets

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Range Performance - Gamo Match .22 Pallets

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General Information
Price......................... PKR 325.00 to 375.00
Quantity.....................250 pallets per box.
Availability..................Easily available from all big gun stores dealing with airguns.
Purpose......................Target shooting


Test
Shooter......................KBW
Air Rifle......................RWS 35
Sights........................Iron sights, incomplete rear sight
Pallets........................Gamo Match
Distance.....................20 M
Stance.......................From the chair, shooting with right hand. Elbows resting on the back of the chair but no support under the hands / arms.
Light..........................Bright. Time 1600 hrs.
Target.......................25 M Pistol Precision Shooting
Score / Gp
- String 1...............43/50, 2.3 inches (41/50) Total 84/100
- String 2...............48/50, 2.0 inches (43/50) Total 91/100
- String 3...............47/50, 1.9 inches (43/50) Total 90/100
- String 4...............47/50, 2.7 inches (39/50) Total 86/100
185/200, Average group 2.22 inches (166/200), Total 351/400 (87.75%)

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Observations
- Very accurate pallets.
- Consistent groups. Very few fliers.
- Manufacturing reveals uniformity and precision. Very few pallets found out of shape.
- Good for target shooting, however, due to their peculiar shape, may not do very well in hunting, specially from long range (30 M and above)
- A little on expensive side.

Conclusion. Highly recommended for target shooting alone and for hunting from short distances (10-20 M).

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KBW sb, Sir the service that you provide this forum cannot be competed with.
Hats off to you Sir.

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 Post subject: Re: Range Report - .22 Pallets

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Range Performance - Shahab .22 Pallets

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General Information
Price......................... PKR 50.00 to 90.00
Quantity.....................100 pallets per box.
Availability..................Easily available from all big gun stores dealing with airguns.
Purpose......................general purpose, hunting.


Test
Shooter......................KBW
Air Rifle......................RWS 35
Sights........................Iron sights
Pallets..........................Shahab, Iran
Distance.....................20 M
Stance.......................From the chair, shooting with right hand. Elbows resting on the back of the chair but no support under the hands / arms.
Light..........................Bright. Time 1600 hrs.
Target.......................25 M Pistol Precision Shooting
Score / Gp
- String 1...............47/50, 2.9 inches (39/50) Total 86/100
- String 2...............44/50, 3.9 inches (35/50) Total 79/100
- String 3...............45/50, 3.3 inches (37/50) Total 82/100
- String 4...............43/50, 4.7 inches (31/50) Total 74/100
179/200, Average group 3.7 inches (142/200), Total 321/400 (80.25%)

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Observations
- Fairly accurate pallets. Groups are not very consistent. One or two fliers in every group.
- Pointed nose, have better penetration. Suitable for hunting.
- Manufacturing is just high average . Quite a few pallets were found out of shape which certainly effects their ballistic performance and overall accuracy.
- May be used for fun shooting or hunting. May not be used in good quality air guns. Not good enough for target shooting.
- Cheap and easily available.
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Conclusion. Recommended for practice and fun shooting. Not for serious target shooting or serious hunting trips.

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 Post subject: Re: Range Report - .22 Pallets

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Excellent Report KBW Sb! :clap:

Was thinking of something like this too!

One more observation or +point for Gamo Match is, that due to its flat nose the paper target is pierced in a very visible way, with clear edges. Which is not the case with the pointed ones! (Maybe thats why they are called 'Match', for clear paper target holes) :D

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Agreed :)

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As usual very informative and very practical information. Hats off to you sir.


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Range Performance - Gamo Pro Magnum .22 Pallets

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General Information
Price......................... PKR 325.00 to 375.00
Quantity.....................250 pallets per box.
Availability..................Used to be easily available but no more. However, the shortage is not likely to last for long.
Purpose......................Hunting

Test
Shooter.........................KBW
Air Rifle......................RWS 35
Sights........................Iron sights, incomplete rear sight
Pallets...........................Gamo Pro Magnum
Distance.....................20 M
Stance.......................From the chair, shooting with right hand. Elbows resting on the back of the chair but no support under the hands / arms.
Light..........................Average. Time 1600 hrs.
Target.......................25 M Pistol Precision Shooting
Score / Gp
- String 1...............50/50, 1.2 inches (45/50) Total 95/100
- String 2...............45/50, 2.8 inches (39/50) Total 84/100
- String 3...............50/50, 0.8 inches (47/50) Total 97/100
- String 4...............44/50, 3.2 inches (37/50) Total 81/100
189/200, Average group 2.0 inches (168/200), Total 357/400 (89.25%)

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Observations
- Very accurate pallets. If you see the pic, 18 pallets are in around 2.5 inch area and there are two fliers as well. These two fliers spoiled the groups but as you can see, the remaining 4 pallets from the same group are quite close.
- Consistent groups. Few fliers only.
- Manufacturing reveals uniformity and precision. Very few pallets found out of shape.
- Good for target hunting. May be used for target shooting as well but Gamo Match would be better.
- A little on expensive side.

Conclusion. Highly recommended for hunting.

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 Post subject: Re: Range Report - .22 Pallets

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Bravo KbW sb. Btw, why do you think the POI of magnum pellets are diffwrent from Match?


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Comparison - Gamo Pro Magnum vs Gamo Match

After carrying out the tests for Gamo Pro Magnum, it appeared to me as if they are more accurate than Gamo Match. However, one's shooting performance keeps changing from day to day, therefore, I decided to increase the distance and shoot ten pallets each of Match and Pro Mag in the sequence of 5 from Match, 5 from Pro Mag and so on...... The results were interesting.

Test
Shooter.........................KBW
Air Rifle......................RWS 35
Sights........................Iron sights, incomplete rear sight
Pallets...........................Gamo Pro Magnum and Gamo Match
Distance.....................25 M
Stance.......................From the chair, shooting with right hand. Elbows resting on the back of the chair but no support under the hands / arms.
Light..........................Average. Time 1630 hrs.
Target.......................25 M Pistol Precision Shooting

Score / Gp - Gamo Pro Magnum
- String 1...............46/50, 2.0 inches (45/50) Total 91/100
- String 2...............47/50, 2.5 inches (43/50) Total 90/100
93/100, Average group 2.4 inches (88/100), Total 181/200 (90.50%)

Score / Gp - Gamo Match
- String 1...............48/50, 1.8 inches (45/50) Total 93/100
- String 2...............46/50, 1.8 inches (45/50) Total 91/100
94/100, Average group 1.8 inches (90/100), Total 184/200 (92.0%)

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Please ignore the three shots shone in star shape. They are not part of this grouping.


Observations
- From 25 M, Gamo Match shot comparatively better and formed consistent groups.
- Gamo Match were almost hitting at the point of aim, ie, 6 o'clock whereas Gamo Pro Mag were hitting a little over the point of aim. (Certainly the POI of both pallets can not be same as their shapes are different)
- Overall, both pallets performed well from 25 M, not much of difference.
- If one practices a lot on paper with Gamo Match and occasionally goes hunting with Gamo Pro Magnum, he should remember that Gamo Pro Mag are going to hit a little up. The hunter should make adjustments in his aim accordingly.

Conclusion. Use Gamo Match for target shooting and Gamo Pro Mag for hunting.

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 Post subject: Re: Range Report - .22 Pallets

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performance more then 1250fps. The most long range pellets in my opnion





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perazzi wrote:
performance more then 1250fps. The most long range pellets in my opnion

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Perazzi brother, this thread relates to the target performance of various pallets. Would you be kind enough to post the target results of the pallets that you are talking about??

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Shooter wrote:
Bravo KbW sb. Btw, why do you think the POI of magnum pellets are diffwrent from Match?


Good question. I would like to know the reason also please.


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??? Waiting for reply.


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Brothers, due shape of the pallets which is drastically different. Match, having flatter nose, has more surface resistance area hence more friction.

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Khalid Bin Waleed wrote:
Brothers, due shape of the pallets which is drastically different. Match, having flatter nose, has more surface resistance area hence more friction.


But how does this make them more accurate??


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@ Shooter:

The flat nose of the Pellets give them the ability to pierce the Target Paper sharply, and helps in correct scoring.

The accuracy comes with the consistency of the Pellets (Shape, Size, Weight) ;)

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