What different ways are there to sort pellets? ….for target shooting

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    Richard300
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    Whats the best way to sort pellets for target shooting?
    Sort by weight.
    Sort by head size.
    Can you just run them through a head tube press (not sure of the right name)
    I would like to hear form you …and see what works for you.
    Thanks Richard

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    ajshoots
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    Based on the extensive work by yrrah, I size my pellets with custom sizing dies (LEE) and then use the yrrah roll method to further reduce pellet variations. This is very productive for long range (100 yards and further). I would not take the time to do anything other than shoot straight from the tin if I were just plinking or shooting at closer distances. Others may sort by weight or head size, but measuring your bore and sizing pellets to the appropriate size I feel is by far the best method.

    This thread may help some in regards to sizing.
    http://airgunnation.dev/topic/pellet-resizing/

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    Richard300
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    Thanks ajshoots… This looks like what the doctor ordered…..   : )   I have a bullet sizer. I will do some measuring and see what I need to order. It may be a week or two before I can get set up. I want to shoot it stock…Or almost stock I have a reg put in. Then see what groups I will get after resizing. I have a question. When your trying to see what pellet shoots best…. should you work your way through the pellet shooting testing …find the best one …then pellet size the best one? Sorry about all the questions but this is interesting to me. I was in target archery for years and I was into tuning and getting the arrows to hit the same hole at 20 yards and beyond. I find trying to get a pellet to be as accurate as it can be like getting a pellet to fly as perfect as it can. once I get time and get things up and running I will let you know. Thanks Richard

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    Richard300
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    One other question    Did you have to modify the skirt end of the pellet pusher …Im going to call it the rod that pushes the pellet ….to fit the skirt end of the pellet? One more question….did you use lube on the pellets? Thanks Richard

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    ajshoots
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    Richard, I would find the best shooting pellet for your gun and go from there. However, since you will be sizing to what your bore needs, you might find pellets that didn’t shoot well before, may when properly sized.

    No modifications to the “rod” or any portion of the dies. Lube is not needed.

    Just let me know if you need anything else.

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    Richard300
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    Thanks for opening my eyes to this….Thanks again. Richard      
    Hey ajshoots do you have any other secrets that I need to learn about…?      :  )

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    ajshoots
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    They wouldn’t be secrets anymore if I told you!! Lol!!

    I can’t think of anything else at the moment. The thread I linked should have about covered everything.

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    Richard300
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    ….great info… : )
    simple. ..and makes sence…thanks

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    Richard300
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    Ajshoots got another question….if u run the pellet through a sizer…wouldnt the head and the skirt be the same size. Wouldnt that make the pellet roll strait? Thanks richard

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    ajshoots
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    The head and skirt will be the same size. Rolling is still important because though the head and skirt are of the same size, doesn’t mean the center axis of the pellet isn’t off!!

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    Richard300
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    Ok …got it….thanks again…  : ) 

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    sharroff
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    This is a typical sort for me.  Weight first (these are Crossman Premium) to get my 8.0 grain pellets.  Then sort those looking for the 4.53 head sizes.

    Roll the 8.0/4.53s listening / watching for defects as a final sort (typically loose another 1 or 2 in that test).

    Takes about 25 pellets to get 10 of the same weight/headsize for target shooting.  The rest turn into hunting pellets.

     

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    spysir
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     No mention of “air gauging” , google it and look at the BR forums.

    John

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    nomojo65
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    I agree, I think Dan’s air gauge is the way to go, just wish I could afford one!

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    Richard300
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    I took a good look at dan’s gauge…great idea,,,I never would have thought of doing that. I may have to try to build one…  : )
    Richard

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    Richard300
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    sharroff sounds like a good sequence to use to make the perfect pellet….Thanks

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