JSB pellet manufacturer may be in trouble = bad pellets !

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    travels4fun
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    Not just the letter but the entire thread which is where it belongs in my humble opinion.

    I have nothing but respect for JSB and believe they make the best airgun pellets bar none. Case and point, last year, I emailed JSB asking them if they would consider making a heavier .22 around 22-23 grains. I was pleasantly surprised when I actually got a response from the president of JSB telling me that they have been contemplating making a heavier .22 and that most likely, it will be produced in the near future. How often does one get a personal response from a vendor let alone the President??

    Keep up the great work JSB!

    Scott

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    cahil_2
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    Try not to believe everything I read, but just opened up a new tin of 8.44 JSB’s this morning and they are not the same quality.  Lots of pellets with damaged skirts.  They shot OK but make me wonder if what I read above rings somewhat true.

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    FukoChan
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    I just received 4 tins of JSB .25 kings in 25.39 grain and 90-95% of the pellets are in immaculate condition.

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    jamieinmd
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    I just finished a tin of JSB 18 gr pellets I bought January of 2013. they shot mediocre at best. When I started a new tin bought two weeks ago, groups tightened right up. I think it was just the one tin of four bought in 2013. All the others shot well but not as good as the batch I just purchased from Pyramyd Air. I guess every manufacturer has a questionable run. I’ve been shooting the JSB pellets since 2008 and the one tin was the only questionable tin I know of.  

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    jamieinmd
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    I’m about 100 pellets into a new tin and I’m really sure the previous tin was bad. I even opened a tin of CPHPs and they are shooting better than the bad tin of JSBs. 

    Jamie

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    FVA
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    Mot people couldn’t tell the difference between a barrel cleanliness issue, scope/mount issue, shooter ,gun, velocity issue but are quick to blame the pellet.  Yawn-pass me the JSB’s please.
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    Ben10
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    Just to add my $0.02; having just had 6000 JSB heavies in .22 delivered I figured I had better try them out before I shot the last 200 of my 2014 batch. 

    The new ones are die 25, run 4, 2015 pellets. They do look a little dirtier in the tin than the last lot but having lubed them as usual the first 12 shots all went into under half an inch at 55 yards out of my bobcat. 

    The size and shape of the group was almost identical to just about every group that my bobcat did with the 2014’s and the poi was exactly the same. 

    I actually shot 2 pellets from 2014 and 3 from 2015 into the same cluster and couldn’t tell which was which by the 3rd shot. 

    I for one am happy with the 2015 batch I have. 

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    spysir
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    “I actually shot 2 pellets from 2014 and 3 from 2015 into the same cluster and couldn’t tell which was which by the 3rd shot. ”
    Esp. at 50 yards that seems a good test method. Thanks.

    John

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    FVA
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    As Marl Twain once said, “the reports of my death have greatly been exaggerated”  so has   the “demise” of JSB pellets.

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    Ben10
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    I agree although I don’t think people should be discussing a demise of a company that is evidently not in demise. 

    i would put it down to someone having a bad shooting day and blaming the pellets. 

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    dingo57
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    JSB exact jumbo .22 in my Cometa Fusion best by far. Unfortunately by the time they get to Australia 40/50% have bent skirts.
    If another piece of foam packing was put in the bottom of the tin the damage could be greatly reduced.
     

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    Ben10
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    After my glowing review of my latest batches the other day I have carried on and shot the rest of the first tin today. 

    They seem to be the same accuracy from what I can tell. they are definitely dirtier!! I cleaned the barrel about 3 times over the 500 pellets and there was actual pieces of lead flashing coming out on the patches which I have never had before. 

    I keep a clean barrel most of the time anyway so it doesn’t particularly bother me to be honest as my bobcat refuses to shoot with good accuracy of I don’t clean it every about 100 shots or so. 

    there were also a lot more deformed skirts than usual. Not saying this is JSB’s fault but I have never had this problem before from where I buy them and the tins aren’t damaged at all on the outside. 

    Overall, a bit dirtier and a lot higher percentage damaged but accuracy of the undamaged ones was still on par. 

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    Bluestone
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    I bought 2 tins of JSB Exact Jumbo 15.9 grain pellets recently, both labelled 5.51 mm head and with the same batch number. On testing for head size using a PelletGage, one tin was predominantly 5.51 the other 5.52. Same batch/die – I don’t think so.

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    “Bluestone”I bought 2 tins of JSB Exact Jumbo 15.9 grain pellets recently, both labelled 5.51 mm head and with the same batch number. On testing for head size using a PelletGage, one tin was predominantly 5.51 the other 5.52. Same batch/die – I don’t think so.

    
Interesting stuff. I put a random sample through my pellet gauge this evening and got a mix of 5.52 and 5.53’s. Last time I did this (2014 batch) they were predominantly 5.52 as stated on the tin. 

    The ones I tried tonight were run number 4 on the set of dies so perhaps they are getting too worn?? 

    I certainly don’t think it means JSB are in trouble at all. They have to amortise the cost of the dies over a certain amount of production runs and that will mean a few runs of perfect batches and a few runs of less than perfect. It’s just a shame that you don’t pay less for the later runs. 

    Its harder in the UK seeing as we don’t get through many 18.1’s so you can’t specify batches etc… Can’t even specify head size :( 

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    pheelgood
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    I have an older JSB tin of 300 pellets and compared it to the new tins I got just a week ago of 150 pellets.
    My wildcat and my dads royale 500 shot both fine.  Couldnt tell the difference at around 45 yards

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    azuaro
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    Please then DISPOSE of any and all of you defective and unwanted tins of JSB pellets by sending them to my home….I don’t charge recycling fees! 

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