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    douger
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    went through a couple of tins noticed some skirts are thin and deep others are thick and little more shallow ? whats up with that 

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    nomojo65
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    It’s called JSB!

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    bdzjlz
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    Through the years I have been totally loyal to JSB.  That has changed in recent months.  I am liking H&N for lots of reasons and finding that the Baracuda and FTT series are really consistent and shoot as well if not better in most cases than the JSBs I have been shooting for decades.  Their weight and head sizes seem to be more consistent, they hit hard, and are deadly accurate.  Plus, I really like the screw on lid containers.

    I probably have 40 thousand pellets or more in my vault, but as I use them up, at least at this point in time it is my intention to migrate to H&N for the .177 and .22 pellets.  For the .25 I will likely stay with the JSB 33.95 King Heavy pellets as that is what Ken Hicks is preparing the RAW I have on order to shoot.

     

     

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    nvelkhunter
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    Just looked through my tin of JSB 22 cal 18.13 gr, skirts look uniform. Not sure when purchased, would guess June 2018.

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    nomojo65
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    Now mind you, I said what I said because the variance of JSB’s seems a little excessive (especially in the 13.4’s original’s) as of late? But I still believe they are my best “only” choice for the kind of shooting I do!

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    Spray1Mark
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    Do the tins have the lot numbers on?

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    DirtyDovi
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    Wow,  great timing for this thread..

    I wasn't going to start my JSB rant until' after I could include some high resolution macro shots, but…
    Since the end of last summer,  I've been ordering 500 count tins of the 18.13g pellets, as they used to be my go to's.
    Well, 2 tins in a row from AOA, and another few tins from other random vendors have changed my mind..
    Even sandwiched in foam, with extra shipping padding around the tins,  I've noticed the pellets are turning into complete junk.

    All tins with no exception have shown very dirty [lead dust covered] pellets, 
    the skirt thicknesses very to the point that it is noticeable at a quick glance, 
    and to make things even worse,  More Than Half of the pellets in my tins are unusable!  They are extremely disfigured!
    Some of them had nicks but the majority of them have bent / crushed / deformed shirts – making them useless..

    Right now, I'm only plinking indoors to get me though the cold NY winter – I'm not trying to win any precision competitions, 
    but I'll say this much..  I've been unable to use them to 100% dial in several scopes / new rifles, 
    I'd call myself Lucky to get more than a few to hit the same point of impact – without flying wildly off course..  It's ridiculous.
    That has become beyond frustrating, and to be honest, as mellow as I am, it has made me angry to the point that 
    it has been taking the fun out of shooting.  It's not like I can just run down the street and buy more either..
    We have to order them, cross our fingers, and hope for the best..  This isn't acceptable and it isn't cool..
    Then to add insult to injury – The added 10 to 15 bucks to have each order shipped..  *sigh*

    There is a very obvious quality control issue going on, and Hopefully, it is addressed, and addressed Fast.
    We'll see, and I guess only time will tell..
    These are hands on – real world – bought and paid for experiences.
    Not made by brand-loyal – sponsored ads / talking heads..

    *Fingers Crossed*

    As of now,  I've been slowly switching over to H&N.  [Still trying their different designs/weights] 
    So far so good though, and Much Better consistency and quality than any of my JSBs.

    In 3 of my rifles – The Crosman 14 grain Premier Hollow Points even shoot better!  [lowest power settings only]

    Anyways..

    [/ Rant]

    For now..

    😜

    Sam –

     

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    douger
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    no lot numbers they are in great shape just different between tins seems to shoot great in my 22 x barrel 

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    Bob_O
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    AoA is not the place to order pellets from…..totally inadequate packaging and unsealed tins.

    PA or AGD, now they know how to ship pellets.  I've never had a problem with damaged pellets from these two places.

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    brad870
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    I, too have got some bad looking JSB pellets lately.  Have thrown several away. 

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    fishinwrench
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    Surely they (JSB) realize that the reason their pellets were desired is because of the QUALITY of them.   If they drop the ball on quality then we might as well buy Daisy and Gamo pellets from Walmart.  

    In the business of pellet making QUALITY and CONSISTENCY is the only thing they have to sell.   Sounds like somebody needs a foot in the ass before JSB turns into a fishing sinker factory. 

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    dallin
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    Is that including the .3cal 44gr??

    or only the .177 and .22??

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    Kaeokini
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    Bob_O

    AoA is not the place to order pellets from…..totally inadequate packaging and unsealed tins.

    PA or AGD, now they know how to ship pellets.  I've never had a problem with damaged pellets from these two places.

    Aloha Bob,

    I know what you mean, I bought some jsb king heavy mk2 from AOA and 2 of the 3 tins popped open & pellets everywhere in the box…I order from Utah Airguns because they don't gouge me on the shipping to Hawaii. PA & AGD what to charge $80.00 to ship 5 tins to Hawaii UPS/FedEx ground but Utah Airguns will charge me $10.00 USPS priority mail and it's well packaged. Go figure…Utah Airgun has my business. 

    Aloha,

    Keone 

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    Bob_O
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    $80.00…..WTH?!?!?!?

    I can't say that I'm surprised UA does this for their customers.  

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