What to do with " Magic Pellets"?

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    OK I’m like all serious airgun shooters ..Always looking for the so called magic tin of pellets .
    Well I found them !! I bought 3 tins of JSB pellets for my FWB and they are SO accurate it is almost unbelievable !! ALL 3 tins shoot like this , but now what do I do ??? Well I for sure ordered some more in the hopes they will be out of the same lot ( JSB PLEASE START PUTTING LOT INFO ON TINS AGAIN ) .
    Anyhow , I’ve got these pellets but now I feel like a guy with half a canteen of water in the desert !! What the hell do I do ? I’m saving most for benchrest shoots , and some to show out and talk shit .
    But I feel like buying a safe and locking a tin away !! Lol. Maybe I’ll get lucky and and score again with Pyramid. Made me think tho….How many really good tins of pellets have I not realized I had because the gun wasn’t capable of good accuracy?

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    sharroff
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    Pyramids are not marked.  If you want to get down to specific sizes and lots try this site:

    http://jsb-diabolos.de/?premium,46

     

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    I got some pellets from TGAG a while back in the older style tins . They shot very good also .

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    Bobbed06
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    I lucked out and have 2 models that love off the shelf cheap Crosmans. The Ultra Magnum Heavies in 177 and Premier Hollow Points work great in my 177 stuff. I am hoping my Nitro Venom Dusk 22 comes into its own once I get my chamber lube in, its definitely dry so I have high hopes for it.

    Back to the question at hand, since I can get off the shelf stuff from Wally World, i try and stock up when I find something that works.

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    Bobbed your lucky for SURE !! I’ve never had an easily accessible pellet shoot well ..And I try them in everything . I love my “old school” target rifles but they can be very picky as what they shoot well

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    blackdiesel
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    I’ve had great results with the Crossman Ultra Magnums in my Sumatra.  I recently tried them in my Cricket rifle and they shot great.

    http://tinyurl.com/h83kqmj
     

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    Kitplanenut
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    Joe, I have your answer. You should keep them in my safe! I’ll put them in their own special corner and TRY and not get them mixed up with any of mine. 

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    iride
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    Magic Pellets, I think you should plant them…. Or was that magic beans,
    Plant one or the other, I can not remember ,
    Sorry No help.
    Mike

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    Bobbed06
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    “JoeWayneRhea”Bobbed your lucky for SURE !! I’ve never had an easily accessible pellet shoot well ..And I try them in everything . I love my “old school” target rifles but they can be very picky as what they shoot well

    
In hindsight, I actually used the fella from “myairgunreviews” you tube channel and picked models that did well with cheap off the shelf pellets intentionally.I spent some time plinking spinners last night since it was cool and rainy. I tried to use up the Crosman Pointed 7.4 Gr and my NPS TR77 loves them too. Used up about 25 of them.

    the Crosman Ultra Magnum Heavy 10.5 Gr are only avaialble at Dicks and they are almost $14 bux for a 500 count tin. Still not too overpriced considering how well they work. The rest I found at Wally World.

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    “JoeWayneRhea”Bobbed your lucky for SURE !! I’ve never had an easily accessible pellet shoot well ..And I try them in everything . I love my “old school” target rifles but they can be very picky as what they shoot well

    
Well it looks like I am about to eat my words. 2 days ago i finally got my Crosman Nitro Venom Dusk 22 dialed in at 20 yards. I was using Crosman Premier Hollow Point 14.3 Gr and nailed my quarter sized spinner 14 out of 15 shots ( I jerked on the miss,my fault)Then yesterday I tried again to do the same thing and missed 13 of 15 shots with same pellets.So today it was cool outside and I had a damaged tin of JSB Diablo Jumbo 15.89 Gr I had been avoiding because they were damaged in transit. So I decided to sort out some good ones and loaded a pellet pen for a session. Sure enough…..just like the online reviewers stated……the Nitro Venom Dusk 22 loved them. They fit the breech well, and I immediately hut 5 bullseyes on my quarter sized spinner. Just for kicks I switched to a Crosman Premier Hollow Point 14.3 Gr and immediately proceeded to miss 3 shots. I went back to the JSB 15.89Gr and went right back to hitting bullseyes…….

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    Tominco
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    Joe, 
    Oxidation is the biggest enemy of most things, including pellets. If you want to keep them protected from environmental effects and protect them from you using them by mistake here’s what I’d suggest. Order some O2 absorbers from Ebay/Amazon. Gently put the pellets in a hard sided container, lined with foam, along with an absorber or two (depending on size). Break out the Foodsaver and vacuum seal the containers. You might even consider adding a moisture absorber, but I don’t know that it is necessary. 
    Pellet tins will work for this but watch out for crushing the tin while vacuum sealing. If you go this route, take some pellets out and double up on the foam. 
    Or, send them to Kitplanenut for safe keeping! ;)
    Tom

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    Yeah Kit made a generous offer .lol . Actually I don’t think its gonna be a problem , I’m shooting them up fast !! Man I wish JSB still put lot numbers on their tins ! I orders more of the exact same pellets from PA and haven’t tried them yet .
    I changed to a heavier spring in my gun and of course it changes the tune . I’m really hoping to make it Extreme BR and compete . NOT in the speed event ( I’ve seen your Heavily caffeinated ass ) pretty impressive BTW .
    I wanna try the springer event

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    Tominco
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    “JoeWayneRhea” NOT in the speed event ( I’ve seen your Heavily caffeinated ass ) pretty impressive BTW .
     

    
LOL! ;)

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    Kitplanenut
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    Joe. That would be great if you made it to EBR. I was there last year and had a blast. Was standing right behind Tom when he shot in the speed run. He was just a blur. It was my first time, so only shot in the Extreme and the 25M spring. This year I’ve signed up for everything. I may not be any good, but driving oner 1K mi to get there I figure just as well do it all. One of the problems I found was that in the 25M you have to decide if your going to shoot PCP or spring. You can’t shoot both. The other thing I have been pushing them for is to have those small sticky name tags you can stick on your shirt pocket. I don’t know about others, but I have a hard time remembering names. 

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    Yeah I checked my work schedule and can’t make it this year . Next year is last year I’ll be working before I retire so ” asking” to be off won’t be a problem . Yeah I watched Tom in the video and I swear I was breathing heavy just watching his ass !!! A buddy sent me a link showing how my scores are stacking up against other springer shooters and I still got some improving to do :)
    There have been a few days when I honestly felt I could shoot with ANY spring rifle shooter on that particular day …Now I gotta figure out how to duplicate those days consistently. Part gun, part JSB , and mainly my one eyed ass . I’m getting there .

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    John_in_Ma
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    TomincoJoe, 
    Oxidation is the biggest enemy of most things, including pellets. If you want to keep them protected from environmental effects and protect them from you using them by mistake here’s what I’d suggest. Order some O2 absorbers from Ebay/Amazon. Gently put the pellets in a hard sided container, lined with foam, along with an absorber or two (depending on size). Break out the Foodsaver and vacuum seal the containers. You might even consider adding a moisture absorber, but I don’t know that it is necessary. 
    Pellet tins will work for this but watch out for crushing the tin while vacuum sealing. If you go this route, take some pellets out and double up on the foam. 
    Or, send them to Kitplanenut for safe keeping! ;)
    Tom

    I like the vaccum pack idea. I have 20 or so tins of AA 10.34’s waiting for me to turn the power back up in my S500. They are all the same lot and shoot lights out up to at least 50yd. My best 5 shot group with them last summer was .317c-t-c.

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    fuznut
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    Have stored in freezer  but could not say out of long enough to say
    if is good or bad idea.

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    Tominco
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    Thanks for the support you guys! I watched myself in that video many many times and it makes my heart rate climb every time! 
    What gets it going even faster is watching the video AoA put out. After that one, I can barely sit still. Too bad you can’t make it Joe, I was looking forward to shaking your hand. 

    Joe, when I order pellets form AoA they have the lot# on them along with head size. I know the AoA deal isn’t as good as PA but, you have to weigh that against the ability to ask for certain head sizes and lot#’s. Whenever I order from them, I always ask that the tins all be from the same lot#. 

    Tom

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    That’s a good tip Tom . I didn’t realize that about the lot numbers . Yeah the Pyramid deal is good , but with shipping it basically wipes out the free tin . I’m just the opposite , I don’t want a ton of pellets from same lot . That way of first tin is nothing special then maybe next will be …I had a few tins of the JSB pellets marked FX pellets from AoA and they were VERY good batch !!

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    X27
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    Plant them… They will turn in to a magic target tree that leads up to the sky…. You then climb the tree and there will be a pigeon that lays golden pellets that hit every time. Sub MOA at 200yds with 20 MPH winds.  A place where you never run out of air and no pellet has a bent skirt!!! But watch out this airgun paradise is guarded by giant squirrels…

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