Need recommendations for "low powered light alloy pellets".

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    Artie
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    This is a sidebar from my “cleaning pellets” thread in the General forum. A forum member suggested that I try “low powered light alloy pellets”, and I’m not exactly sure what that refers to. Can anyone recommend some specific pellets that match that description? Thanks. 

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    socaloldman
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    You can start with H &N “Green” pellets.  They are lead free and lighter weight.  Go to any of the vendors like Pyramid Air and look up Ammo then you specific caliber and then H&N . You can get more info there.    I believe they make a starter kit with 4  or 5 different  weights and shapes.  Nice cheap way to find out what works.   Enjoy and let us know what you find.    

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    davecole
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    I’m not sure how “light” you are looking for but the Gamo GTO pellets have been decent, not as accurate as lead, but decent in both .177 domed, wadcutter and .22 domed shooting inside of 25 yards. 

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    Artie
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    “socaloldman”You can start with H &N “Green” pellets. 

    
Thanks “oldman”. Checking them out as we speak. 

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    Artie
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    “davecole”I’m not sure how “light” you are looking for but the Gamo GTO pellets have been decent, not as accurate as lead, but decent in both .177 domed, wadcutter and .22 domed shooting inside of 25 yards. 

    
That’s part of the problem. I’m not sure how light I want either. This is for an in-house, rainy-day range, so I’m guessing, the lighter the better. I’ll check out your suggestion as well as socaloldman’s too. I’ll report back.

    On a side note, I did snag some Crosman 5.4 gr. “fast flight” pellets. (I think they’re called something different now.) They have a bright orange casing, with a non-lead metal tip. With one pump, you can actually watch them fly. Kinda like a pseudo-tracer. But I’ll check the others mentioned.

    These:  https://www.airgundepot.com/crosman-powershot-fast-fligth-penetrator-pellets-177-cal.html

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    Dcorvino
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    Hi 
    I would recommend  the GTO alloy pellets made by JSB, Preditor international 

    Hope  this helps 

    Dave 
     

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    Dcorvino
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    “davecole”I’m not sure how “light” you are looking for but the Gamo GTO pellets have been decent, not as accurate as lead, but decent in both .177 domed, wadcutter and .22 domed shooting inside of 25 yards. 

    
Hi the GTO pellets are made by JSB Predator international not Gamo
    just wanted to pass that along

    Dave 

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    davecole
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    “Dcorvino”

    “davecole”I’m not sure how “light” you are looking for but the Gamo GTO pellets have been decent, not as accurate as lead, but decent in both .177 domed, wadcutter and .22 domed shooting inside of 25 yards. 

    
Hi the GTO pellets are made by JSB Predator international not Gamo
    just wanted to pass that along
    Dave 

    
yep! my bad!! Must have been in the sun to long today!! LOL 

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    Dcorvino
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    “davecole”

    “Dcorvino”

    “davecole”I’m not sure how “light” you are looking for but the Gamo GTO pellets have been decent, not as accurate as lead, but decent in both .177 domed, wadcutter and .22 domed shooting inside of 25 yards. 

    
Hi the GTO pellets are made by JSB Predator international not Gamo
    just wanted to pass that along
    Dave 

    
yep! my bad!! Must have been in the sun to long today!! LOL 

    
Completely understand my friend
    It happens to me all the time 
    hope you have a great day 

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    Artie
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    Thanks again guys. I’ll check these out.

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    Richardo
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    Many thanks for starting this thread. Up until now I had never considered using alloy pellets. However after reading the replies, and doing some further research I have decided to try out alloy. I have ordered some H&N Field Target Green as my first experiment. 

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    agnthooziast
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    The GTO’s  have been found to be very accurate in handguns and may be in yours also. You may have to lower the power to reduce velocity in rifles

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    Artie
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    So, I just ordered the JSB Green Match Lights, and then, just for the fun of it, I ordered some JSB Diabolo Exact Beast 16.2 gr. I’m curious to see how this pistol handles a really heavy pellet. I’ll report back.

    BTW, I wonder why they named them “Diabolo”, which is basically a Chinese yo-yo. Seems like an odd name for a bullet.

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