Pellet sharing

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    125sniper
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    I don’t know if this has been tried before but I got this idea by looking at one of the photos someone here post of what looked like a hundred  different kind of pellet tins . I’m probably not alone in a search for  the perfect pellet  for my guns  and I don’t want to spend  close to 20.00 including shipping or more  for a tin of pellets that  don’t even come close to hitting the target  from my guns . What I’m thinking is  you post a pellet you want to try  and if some one has a tin and they never use them because they don’t shoot so good from the guns they have , you send them a few dollars in the mail for shipping and the cost of say 10 pellets  and just have it sent my mail  to your p.o.box or work place or home if you don’t care if  the person your getting the pellets from  knows your address ,( you can message them the address to keep it between the  two people .) What do you think good or bad idea .?
                 

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    X27
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    I the no it has good potential.

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    ashes5
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    I think there was a group in the yellow pages that was sharing pellets. I will look

    I looked into the yellow pages and there were people trading pellets but i didn’t see anything dedicated to pellet trading.

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    fe7565
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    Good idea.  Would need to make it a sticky (once it started to work) or it gets lost within all the other threads.

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    John_in_Ma
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    While this is a good idea it’s not that simple. pellets from different lots and dyes, even if the “same” will shoot differently even in the same gun. This past spring AA changed the dies for their 8.4gr pellets and so their performance changed in my gun. I say this would be a problem because you could get 10 pellets from a lot that is 5yrs old that shoot amazing in your rifle. Then you turn around and buy 20 tins from the current production production and the new pellets just don’t shoot as well. Would you blame the person sending your the ten testers, or the company you bought the pellets from for them not being the same as the ones you tested, or the manufacturer?  Like I said, a good idea but not feasible in reality.

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    125sniper
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    I see what you mean John  . It might no be a great idea to go out a buy bulk after a few pellet test fires lol .  I like to shoot indoor 10 meter  air pistol and  a lot of times I don’t really care how accurate they are  for practicing told and release  only that they get close . A lot of times if you see pellets on sale  and having  never tried them before  it would be nice to try a few  before you buy  even 250  of them . I’m not saying  to go by the pellets as a final  decision maker  but maybe as a  step in considering if you want to get a 250 tin or not  and like you said there is no guarantee they will be the same  as the ones you buy  but just as a  start  with out spending a lot. Or maybe just  as a collector  of pellets like hard to find older pellets you always wanted  to have a few of  . But I would think a pellet like the H&N Field Target .22 Cal, 16.36 g would be close enough  from batch to batch  to give you a idea  if they might work for you . Oh well it was just a though .

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    18.13
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    Straight Shooters sells pellet samples 25 pellets in each. http://www.straightshooters.com/straight-shooters-full-pellet-sampler-.25.html

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    John_in_Ma
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    “125sniper”I see what you mean John  . It might no be a great idea to go out a buy bulk after a few pellet test fires lol .  I like to shoot indoor 10 meter  air pistol and  a lot of times I don’t really care how accurate they are  for practicing told and release  only that they get close . A lot of times if you see pellets on sale  and having  never tried them before  it would be nice to try a few  before you buy  even 250  of them . I’m not saying  to go by the pellets as a final  decision maker  but maybe as a  step in considering if you want to get a 250 tin or not  and like you said there is no guarantee they will be the same  as the ones you buy  but just as a  start  with out spending a lot. Or maybe just  as a collector  of pellets like hard to find older pellets you always wanted  to have a few of  . But I would think a pellet like the H&N Field Target .22 Cal, 16.36 g would be close enough  from batch to batch  to give you a idea  if they might work for you . Oh well it was just a though .

    
I may have been a bit harsh with my comment, but I’m a reality kind of guy. In the realm of reality though an unused tin or two of pellets won’t go unused forever. There will always be a new gun to test and it’s always good to have as many different pellets on hand to do that with. Even going against my own advise and more to your point even an older batch will give you an idea of what type/brand of pellet your gun might like over another. Don’t give up with the idea just try to refine it to a satisfactory conclusion.

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