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    Harves
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    anyone have a budget .22 cal pellet recommendation? Looking for accuracy & consistency. What have you found that you can recommend?

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    Bob_O
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    Accuracy is not guaranteed from one rifle to the next.  But these are good in my Benjamin Maximus 22.

    https://www.pyramydair.com/s/p/Crosman_Premier_22_Cal_14_3_Grains_Domed_500ct/769

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    JamesD.
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    As Bob said, testing different pellets is required if you’re after most accurate. We don’t know if you want to shoot Grounhogs in the ear canal or groups. What gun doesn’t guarantee a magic pellet as every barrel can vary.

     I personally use CPHP’s for messing around out to 50 yards but if I’m grouping or LR most of my guns prefer JSB, H&N FTT, Kodiaks, Barracuda Match 5.52 & RWS Super Domes.

    Budget wise under 50 yards for even pest birds Crosman’s should do good enough out of any rifle for bird chest shots. If not, make sure all is good with gun be it loose screws, scope, etc. as 12 years ago Crosman Premieres were pretty much the best pellets available.

    Anyone have any old white & black Sheridan .177’s or Green/Gold/Silver tin Beeman Kodiak .22’s I’d take em all. 

    Too bad you don’t need .177’s as I’d give you a tin of JSB 8.44 to try though these heads are .176-.177.

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    CharlieF
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    My r10se loves CPD’S. Bob is spot on. 

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    Harves
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    Thanks for the information, I’ve had good results with the crossman premier in both .177 & .22 cal. As well as jsb & h & n. Anyone have a experience with the Gamo pellets?

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    Jebooth01
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    I just bought a tin of gamo hunters and they are holding a little over an inch at 40 yards in my P-rod. I'm not doing much better than that with any pellet at this point, so I'm happy with them. 

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    intenseaty22
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    If your gun likes the CPHPs, you will be in pellet heaven. I get them from Wally Mart for less than $7/Tin of 500. 

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    LMNOP
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    Brocock Commander, 14.3gr CPD work great out to 115-120 yrds at ~965 FPS.  Once you compensate for elevation and wind drift there are no issues in consistently hitting POA.  No issues plinking snus tins at ~100 yrds.

    If you want a cheap comparision pellet I have a few tins of Crosman Piranhas I'll pay you to take :)

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    DirtyDovi
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    intenseaty22

    If your gun likes the CPHPs, you will be in pellet heaven. I get them from Wally Mart for less than $7/Tin of 500. 

    ^^^  Yuuup.  Exactly. 

    I've got over a handful of .22 cal rifles and a pistol that all shot / shoot the CPHPs amazingly! 
    As soon as I get a new rifle I actually use them to break in / lead in the barrels,  and then continue to shoot them.. 

    Even if they don't shoot 'great' initially – I've found that if I keep shooting them – I'll see better and better performance!  
    I only shoot them indoors though..  10 meters..  They'll hit hole through hole / pellet on pellet consistently in every gun now.
    I've also had great luck with JSBs 15 grain,  18 grain,  and H&N's 21 grain. [when using higher powers or shooting outside] 

    Sam –

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    bandg
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    I have a .22 Gladius that shot the Crosman's better than H&N or JSB.  Some rifles seem to shoot them very well.

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    Doug-T
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    Crosman Ultra Mags also shoot well in many air rifles.

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    Shrink
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    I tried 19 different pellets in .22 Gauntlet and the Crosman Pre Dom 14.3 out shot them all. Beeman Kodiak 21.14 can in third and I would also buy any tins of this out there but James D. gets first option. First come, first served. 

    I haven't tried the Gamos in .22 but in .177 they were mid pack across multiple guns in testing. 

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    Bob_O

    Accuracy is not guaranteed from one rifle to the next.  But these are good in my Benjamin Maximus 22.

    https://www.pyramydair.com/s/p/Crosman_Premier_22_Cal_14_3_Grains_Domed_500ct/769

    Agreed. Domed pellets in general seem have the most repeatable results in my rifles, and the CPD's are no exception in my Benjamin NP2. Maybe not quite as good as H&N's or a few others, but they are hard to beat for the price (under $10 a tin just about everywhere 😉).

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    Saltlake58
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    The cheapest pellets I've seen recently are the Crosman 14.3 grain Hollow Points.  In .22 about $6 for 500 at Wally World.  As for accuracy, out of a Marauder at 900 fps, I get two inch groups at 50 yards.  Pretty bad, but I use them more as burner pellets for chrony work.  I know my 18 grain JSB's run about 80 fps slower than the 14.3 HP's.  Great for breaking in your barrel as well.  I've run over 4000 rounds over the chrony in the Marauder, and so far, the results have been reliable.  As for the accuracy, so far, it isn't there, but you never know, maybe your gun will like them (mine really doesn't)

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