PELLET SORTING

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    POWERSHIFT93
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    how do you it????????????  weight-measure  I don’t really get it

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    Yrrah
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    Here you go: But now I basically size head and skirt to barrel groove dimension, then for best long range groups and BR competition I do the Yrrah Roll to eliminate the odd one which has some discrepancy otherwise impossible to determine; than weigh for long range 100 yd+.

    Please also read my responses to Pilkgun’s “questions”.  (He never ever did acknowledge my answers).
    http://www.network54.com/Forum/79537/thread/1301745606/Pellet+head+sizing++difinitive+discrimination++for+Jamie%2C+Tony%2C+Herb%2C++and+all+interested

    That will reduce “fliers” but if you are a coffee can plinker, or shoot vermin at relatively close range, or do most of your shooting truly “off hand” then it is generally not worth the time and effort. But it is educational to see how much variation there is.  You still must find the right fit for your particular barrel, if you are “particular”. ………  Best regards, Harry.
     

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    linsfreak
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    Best tool to sort pellets.

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    greg
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    Harry, how do you size the pellets? Can the pelletgage be used for that? (As in push the pellets through a certain slot thus eliminating larger ones?) 

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    Yrrah
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    Greg, I have a number of sizing dies for each calibre, .177. 0.20, 0.22, 0.25.
    For example in .22 cal I have 0.2190″/5.56 mm, 0.2180″/5.537 mm and 0.2175″/5.524 mm.
    They are all old Beeman dies not sure who made them  (Beeman never made anything).
    I have a little gadget to put them in and push the pellets through.  But all I do now is to push them through with a knitting needle of appropriate tip profile to suit each particular pellet.  It is not hard even with pellets like Eunjins.   The >25 JSB 33.9 gr Heavy Kings are easy.
    Mostly I only use the smallest of the dies.   ………….  Skirts only have to be barrel groove size of a tad larger for PCPs.
    Kind regards, Harry.

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    POWERSHIFT93
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    “linsfreak”Best tool to sort pellets.

    http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b155/9350coupe/20160111_213240.jpg  Won’t a 5.57 or even a 5.58  get stuck in the barrel????????     when I first got my .22 independence  I got  1 so wedged in there I just got a new barrel.
     

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    POWERSHIFT93
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    What about weighing them?????????????????????????

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    sharroff
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    At the moment, I weight first on a powder scale.  The take pellets from same weight though a pelletgage to sort head sizes.  Then do the Yrrah roll to listen for defects (oh yea, they do sound different).  Then single load on Rowan tray or single load ramp.

    Mind you, I only do this for long distance target shooting when I want a tight group.  The rest of the time I take put the JSB Exact 18’s or H&N Hunter Extreme 19’s into a magazine straight from the tin and go hunting.  At 20-40 yards that’s all my Airwolf MCT needs to do the job.

    I’m thinking about getting a Lee Sizing Die but haven’t gone there yet.

    Yraah,

    For those you put though dies, what is your presort if any?
     

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    ajshoots
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    I sort as I size. Damaged or obviously odd pellets are thrown away as I pull them from the tin. Once sized, I inspect and clean them up. A small spray of ballistol to keep pellets from oxidizing and then mark the tins as sized. This is all I do for hunting and general shooting.

    If I am shooting for precise accuracy at long range, I will then weigh a sized tin and Yrrah roll as a final step. These pellets get shot using a single shot tray and aren’t put in a mag.

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    sharroff
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    Thanks, AJ.  I’ll have to give Ballistol a try.  I’ve used it to clean / protect barrels but never as a pellet lube.

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    ajshoots
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    Just to be clear, I don’t consider using ballistol on pellets as anything more than an oxidation inhibitor. I have seen zero accuracy gains or longer cleaning intervals do to using ballistol.

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    sharroff
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    It that a polite way of saying don’t put them into the barrel dripping wet?

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    ajshoots
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    sharroffIt that a polite way of saying don’t put them into the barrel dripping wet?

    Lol!! Yes, just enough to give a layer of protection.

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    greg
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    “Yrrah”
    They are all old Beeman dies not sure who made them  (Beeman never made anything).
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Thanks, Harry!
    Seems like those Beeman sizers are quite rare now (having not been made for a decade or so). 

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    Yrrah
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    Yraah,
    For those you put though dies, what is your presort if any?
     

    
I never throw anything away; from the tin I have yet to find a pellet that cannot be shot into the head of a rabbit at 60 yards after a few seconds massage.
    No real presorting.  My roll test, after sizing the skirts, or both heads and skirts, tells all I need to know other than weighing if for competition or special extreme range groups.
    If they stack together in the roll test after sizing the skirts then their heads are also the same size as each other. 
    If they stack together after sizing both heads and skirts , same applies. 
    If they go click click click as they roll then there is a cut, mark, dent, depression in head or skirt. If in the head then that pellet WILL spiral somewhere down range. Depending upon the spiral nature it may still luck into a group but it will most often be a flier.
    Those who read this carefully will realize that my roll test sorts for virtually all the things needing inspection.

    http://www.network54.com/Forum/79537/thread/1301745606/Pellet+head+sizing++difinitive+discrimination++for+Jamie%2C+Tony%2C+Herb%2C++and+all+in

    However the most perfect pellets still need to be shot through your barrel to see what imperfections lurk in the barrel – and they are countless. … Kind regards, Harry.
     

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    Crusher
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    I want to build one of these “tables” to sort the pellets by rolling. Is there any place I find the dimensions for the area?  Like how far is the notch in the board and on a .25 pellet, what size does that say the head is?  If you could point me in the right direction, I would appreciate it.

    Crusher
     

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    johnson71237
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    I agree, I would like to get set up to perform the roll test.

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