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#12256626 - 09/07/17 177 pellets ?  
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what pellets would you recommend for a 17 cal. air gun ?

Thanks Ed

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#12256680 - 09/07/17 Re: 177 pellets ? [Re: 1234]  
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I have tried quite a few .177 pellets in several guns including PCP, CO2, Pumps and springers.

These worked well in all:

Round Nose
JSB Exact 10.34gr
H&N Field Target Trophy 8.64gr

Wadcutter
RWS R10 8.2gr
RWS Meisterkugeln 8.2gr
Eley Match 8.52?gr

While they might shoot "OK" in some rifles, I have never had great results with Ruger, Gamo, Crosman, Benjamin or any pointed pellets.

#12257954 - 09/08/17 Re: 177 pellets ? [Re: 1234]  
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I'd add RWS Hobby wadcutters to the list. They have shot well in my rifles and are what I shoot 90% of the time.

#12258481 - 09/08/17 Re: 177 pellets ? [Re: 1234]  
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thanks guys .

Ed

#12259481 - 09/08/17 Re: 177 pellets ? [Re: 1234]  
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Try the Crossman Premier Hollow Points . They're available almost everywhere and shoot pretty darned good in every .177 rifle I have. They're not always the best but I've never found them to be the worst either. They are advertised as 7.9 gr but actually they are 8.0.

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#12259762 - 09/09/17 Re: 177 pellets ? [Re: 1234]  
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Start with the Crosman Premier's. Then work up to JSB's and RWS. The gun will tell you what it likes.

#12260731 - 09/09/17 Re: 177 pellets ? [Re: 1234]  
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Don't shoot what somebody else likes.

Shoot what *your* rig likes.

Here's a way to find out:

http://www.straightshooters.com/straight-shooters-full-pellet-sampler-.177.html

#12262077 - 09/10/17 Re: 177 pellets ? [Re: 1234]  
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#12263433 - 09/11/17 Re: 177 pellets ? [Re: 1234]  
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Ive had good luck with JSB exact 8.44 grains in several guns

#12273507 - 09/15/17 Re: 177 pellets ? [Re: 1234]  
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I like the RWS H-points and RWS target wadcutters. But let your rifle tell you what the best pellets are. Each rifle is its own law, particularly with respect to airguns. Bearing surface is as important as pellet weight, so be sure to compare pellets by that measure as well.


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