What Pellet choices for 25 Sumatra

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    Carpdogman
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    Just purchased a Sumatra .25 Rifle. It is to be used mostly for Ground Squirrels at  a Dairy to 50-100yd. Also might use for coyote, Racoon 40 yd. Give me some ideas of choices as this is my first .25 cal.

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    T3PRanch
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    JSB Exact King Heavy Diabolo MK II 33.95 gr. is my favorite .25 commercial pellet. I have not found any gun yet that doesn’t like it.
    JSB Exact King .25 Diabolo is my second choice in 25.39 gr.

    Thurmond

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    JohnL57
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    Congrats on your new rifle! I don’t know about the .25, but the .22 goes supersonic with lighter pellets, even the JSB 18 gr.. It would be wise IMO to start pellet testing  at less than full power and see how your pellet speed looks on a chrony. The reason I mention this is that a buddy of mine who shoots his .22 Sumatra on full power got his barrel so leaded up that it wouldn’t group any more. I had all kinds of fun trying to clean the bore (you can’t run a rod from the breech) and think it may still need more work. A lot of Sumatra shooters start at somewhere below full power, shoot a mag, then bump the power up a bit. As far as pellets, the Eun jins are the heaviest and will yield the most power-you’ll have to see if they’re accurate enough for you. In my opinion the Eun Jins look rough compared to the JSB pellets.
    Good luck,
    John

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    Carpdogman
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    Ordered JSB Exact King 25.39 and JSB Exact King Diabolo MKII 33.95. Thanks for information

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    Berky
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    Can’t go wrong with the JSB in the the Sumatra

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    blackdiesel
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    I’ve found that JSB Kings, King Heavies, H&N Barracudas, Eujin 43 gr, and Benjamin Domes work well in mines.  I have a hoard of Benjamin domes so that’s what I shoot mostly. I use Kings and King Heavies in my other 25 cal guns.

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    blackdiesel
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    “JohnL57”Congrats on your new rifle! I don’t know about the .25, but the .22 goes supersonic with lighter pellets, even the JSB 18 gr.. It would be wise IMO to start pellet testing  at less than full power and see how your pellet speed looks on a chrony. The reason I mention this is that a buddy of mine who shoots his .22 Sumatra on full power got his barrel so leaded up that it wouldn’t group any more. I had all kinds of fun trying to clean the bore (you can’t run a rod from the breech) and think it may still need more work. A lot of Sumatra shooters start at somewhere below full power, shoot a mag, then bump the power up a bit. As far as pellets, the Eun jins are the heaviest and will yield the most power-you’ll have to see if they’re accurate enough for you. In my opinion the Eun Jins look rough compared to the JSB pellets.
    Good luck,
    John

    
The 25 cal will push most pellets to supersonic on full power.  I have mine at the 4th click and it still shoots the 27 gr Benjamin domes over 950 fps.  They are still very stable at this speed though.

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    Carpdogman
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    Thanks Sounds like the 4th click might be a good starting point and could easily be where iI would leave it.

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    wll2506
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    Shooting H&N Barracudas in my Sumatra 25 … lofting out at around 965FPS :- ) hits hard, need to try EJ Heavies in this gun !!!!.

    wll2506

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