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Offline vin0114

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AA S400 Classic Pellet Testing
« on: January 22, 2013, 07:27:04 PM »
I have been pellet testing with my S400 0.177 recently.  I tested 8 varieties of wadcutter pellets and 8 types of diablo pellets. I fired 5 rounds at each target centre ignoring any drifting in any direction.
Wadcutters 0.177
The 8 varieties were shot in an inside range at 25 yards and benchrested with a standard adjustable front support and shoulder rear support as I don't posses a fixed front and rear clamped setup.  The results were interesting showing some surprises that I did not expect from the cheaper end of the range and remarkable results from RWS Co2.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/vins_pics/8405794672/in/photostream/
I will re-test to confirm.
Diablo 0.177
There were 8 varieties tested at 30 yards range again in an inside range benchrested as above.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/vins_pics/8404701291/in/photostream/
Again I need to re-test some of these like JSB, RWS Superfield, AA Field and Crosman Premier Ultra mag.  I may be able to make an adjustable rear rest that would help to or at least reduce human error.
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Re: AA S400 Classic Pellet Testing
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2013, 07:56:32 PM »
Those RWS wads gave superb grouping, even at 25 yards, which tbh, is getting close to their accurate range limit.

I'm surprised there wasn't anything domed that printed a comparable group (even though the range was 5 yards longer).

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Re: AA S400 Classic Pellet Testing
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2013, 11:00:47 PM »
Cheers Gareth, I set the distance for the wadcutters at what I thought was the absolute limit to fully test the cheaper pellets and I was surprised how well they performed.  Quite agree the diablos tested at 30 yards should have grouped better, so must be down to me as conditions were perfect but when I re-test them I will use different targets as I found the cross hair targets difficult to centre on with my scope.
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Re: AA S400 Classic Pellet Testing
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2013, 01:14:03 AM »
The wadcutter design looks one of the least aerodynamically efficient to look at but unexpectedly perform well and are especially (or were) liked by 'paper punchers' for being accurate and leaving more precice holes in target cards/papers at typical target distances. (easier for scoring etc)
(Diablo's can leave a 'tear' rather than a hole) (I have experienced)

Some hunters have stated they preferred them to diablo's on the basis of maximum energy transfer to the quarry at similar distances.
(just what I have heard!)  ;)

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Re: AA S400 Classic Pellet Testing
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2013, 08:18:11 PM »
The wadcutter design looks one of the least aerodynamically efficient to look at but unexpectedly perform well and are especially (or were) liked by 'paper punchers' for being accurate and leaving more precice holes in target cards/papers at typical target distances. (easier for scoring etc)
(Diablo's can leave a 'tear' rather than a hole) (I have experienced)

Some hunters have stated they preferred them to diablo's on the basis of maximum energy transfer to the quarry at similar distances.
(just what I have heard!)  ;)

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Re: AA S400 Classic Pellet Testing
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2013, 10:05:36 PM »
Great post Vin
   in some tests(all 177) i've done recently using tx200, hw100 and bsa ultra x2 and the pellets being hobbies, r10match x2 sorts , matchpel and supermags, all the results bar one was in the 3/4'' in region at 25 yards.
 The one outstanding combination that was  grouping under the thickness of a biro at 35 ish yards (well go on then,nearer 30)were rws supermags out of my hw100.
  The only 22 i've personally exper ienced that shot wadcutters well was a hw99 i had a few years back. Only 9ftlb with hobbies but superb acuracy to 30 yards or so, as an aside it also shot the rws superhollowpoints supremely.
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Re: AA S400 Classic Pellet Testing
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2013, 08:20:59 AM »
glad to be back ;D

Nice to see you back seagate.  ;)

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Re: AA S400 Classic Pellet Testing
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2013, 06:20:54 PM »
Thanks buddy, chuffed to be back on board.
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Re: AA S400 Classic Pellet Testing
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2013, 06:52:28 PM »
Good to see you back Nick mate!  ;)

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Re: AA S400 Classic Pellet Testing
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2013, 07:44:01 PM »
Thankyou Lord Airsporterman ,it's good to be back on our little planet, i've been anxietied out recently with work leaving me feeling distressed blah de blah.... Anyway , that's enough of that.
 Back to my usual self.
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