If you had only one pellet

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    Mccollum79
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    Hello guys, well after a few years of playing with the pcp’s I have decided to try the springer world. I have a RWS 350 pro now but it’s just to much for me to conquer since seeing the accuracy of pcp’s. 

    I’ve got a HW77 k SE in .177 on order and should be here for the holidays, my question is ,If you had only one pellet to use what brand and head dia would you try??

     I know all guns are different and there is no magic pellet but from what I’ve read the JSB  8.4’s, H&N FTT’s in 4.51, and the RWS Superdomes are always spoke highly of, just tryin to narrow down a pellet order if I can, thanks in advance for any other choices you might have,

    Ron 

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    Matt247365
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    My HW97K loves brown box Crosman Premiers.

    I don't feed it anything else.

    Matt

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    nervoustrig
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    For PCP’s in the realm of 15-18fpe, the 8.4gr JSB or Air Arms is frequently the best.   And if it’s not one of those, it’s probably the 10.3gr, particularly if the tune is north of 18fpe. 

    Regarding the head size, when you’re looking for the best possible groups, you just have to try each one to see.  There are other variables that occur between batches so the 4.50 may be the best today and the 4.52 may be the best 6 months from now.  

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    jking
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    So does this mean your going to give that Elite? I have some really good trading stock to boot. lol

    Really good to see you posting up. It's been a while..

    Jimmy

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    intenseaty22
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    Overall I think I have to give it to the JSB 10.34gr. As for the .22 my overall vote will be for the JSB 15.89gr. 

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    ledtone
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    Those pellets work good in any gun in my experience

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    MScottLeeman
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    For my spring guns:

    .177 AA 8.44's

    .20 JSB 13.73's

    .22 JSB 18.13's

    .30 JSB 50.15's

    For my pcp's:

    .177 JSB 13.43's

    .22 JSB 18.13's

    .25 JSB 33.95's

     I know you said "one pellet" but I haven't used one single brand/type of pellet since the 70's. Those were Crosman Super Pells. (I Still have a couple tins.)

    Mike

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    ledtone
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    ledtone
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    And Crosman Premiers 

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    Mccollum79
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    Thanks guys for the info, guess I should have asked for your go-to pellet for accuracy knowing there is no 'ONE' pellet. Have the JSB 8.4's on order,and have a few H&N FTT in 4.41-4.52 sizes, I'll try and pick up a few more brands to try also. i truely understand all the variables that occur with these rifles, just trying to get a tally on some of the most used ammo for this particular HW77 in .177.

    thanks

    Ron

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    Lewis
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    I have an HW97 (same power plant) it shoots best with 4.53 JSB exact 8.44 or 4.52 Air Arms 8.44 @ 829 fps 12.88 ft-lb.

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    ranedouglas
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      —–   i do airgunning  with the 4 conservative airgun calibers  ( .177 , .20 , .22 , and .25 )       —-   one pellet – for everything i own :  pumper, spring / piston , gas or hpa ram / piston , co2 , bulk fill co2 , and hpa or pcp..   ——-      the best all-around make and model of pellet for me is now the h&n field target trophy  .  it used to be a tie between crosman premiers and the ftt pellets , but i cant find good , quality , sized premiers in .20 and .22 anymore…..     if i were only using co2 and hpa or pcp – jsb pellets would be better.  the magnum springers are too much for the softer lead skirts on most jsb pellets , and too much velocity loss occurs……still accurate as heck tho.

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    CampFussell
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    Can only narrow it down to one pellet per gun? I don't even bother with head sizing any more.

    For my Thomas it's nothing but 13.43 gr JSB's in .177 at 820 fps

    Cricket Carbine 10.3 gr JSB's in .177 at around 900 fps. Can also be tuned down a little to be a laser with the 8.4 gr inside 40 yds

    For my Colibri 18.1 gr JSB's in .22 at just below 900 fps

    My little Gamo Urban seems to love the 18.1's as well even at 779 fps

    But for my power tuned .22 Cricket pup it's the new Redesigned 25.34 gr JSB's at 894 fps. However it still shoots the 18.1 gr pretty well inside 50 yds even traveling at 994 fps? Spirals pretty bad out to 100 yds though! LOL

    So those would be the pellets I buy the most of!

     

    My bust…..wrong page! Sorry guys. I sold all my springers! LOL

     

    Jimmy

     

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    Brislee
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    Use to be that there really was only one pellet that most people did use in a springer. Crosman Premier lite 7.9gr in the brown box. We would have the local supplier call us when he got them in and we would rush over to his shop and buy as many boxes of the " good" die # we could afford. Pellets have improved since the 90's but that pellet still shoots well in all my .177 springers. It may not be the best but if I could only shoot one pellet in all my spring guns, that would be my choice. I keep a few boxes around now to break a new gun/spring in on.

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    EMrider
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    In .177 below 12fpe = JSB 8.4s

    In .177 above 12fpe = JSB 10.3s

    In .22 = JSB 18s

     

     

     

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    ChuckHunter
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    Hay Ron good to see you here on the Nation!

    Your gonna love that gun and the last one I had in .177 really liked the FTT in 4.53 head size. Also shot really well with super domes but you here much about those anymore!

    My tuned HW97 .20 cal. shoots what ever I feed it but not to many choices in those these days.

    James from Michigan, 

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    Mccollum79
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    Thanks guys,

    Placed my order this morning, hopefully one of these will shoot nicely in the 77.

    here is my selection in no particular order of preference:

    JSB Exact 8.44 gr

    Air Arms 8.4 in 4.51

    H&N FTT  8.64 IN 4.51

    H&N FTT 8.64 in 4.52

    Crosman Premier Light 7.9gr in brown box

    Time will tell, thanks guys for the responses, I'll give an update when I get the gun set up and will post my results!!

    Ron

     

     

     

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    DamonZ28
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    I learned something from this thread, although it was something not really intended by the OP. I've had a single-pump Daisy and then a 10-pump Daisy for years (since I was 13, now pushing 50!), but they weren't getting the job done for pest control. I upgraded to a Ruger (Umarex) Blackhawk .177 break barrel last Father's Day, and I really like it. In the last few months, I've been doing more research and might upgrade to a PCP soon. Anyway, I've determined that my particular setup shoots Gamo Rocket 9.6 grain pellets the most accurately. However, I've only shot at short distances, 15-20 yards. I did try 50 yards a few weeks ago, and the shots were very wild, some even missing the entire box! It never occurred to me until this thread, that maybe the Gamo pellets aren't accurate much past 20 yards. I tried some JSB Diabolo Exact Monster 13.43 gr pellets, but my gun didn't have enough pop to shoot them accurately even over short distances. I found a test pack of JSB pellets, I think I'll try those and see if they are more accurate over longer distances. In most cases, my current setup will probably work fine for my small yard. 

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    Mccollum79
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    Thats whats good about these forums and especially this site. Even though the topic was not directy related to your problem ,If you read most of the responses you can still gain some valuable knowledge about your hobby.

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    brad870
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    I like JSB 7.87gr and 10.34gr pellets.  I haven't shot the 8.44gr pellets.  H&N Field Target Trophy 8.64grs shoot well in Weihrauch barrels.  Up close in Feinwerkbau 300S H&N Finale Match 8.18gr pellets and RWS R10 8.2grs are hard to top.

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