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Anyone bothered weighing these pellets lately? they used to be 14.3 grn until someone told me there was a new batch and they had turned 14.66 grn instead. Just been weighing 'em today and the average weight of these pellets (tested 50) is 15.3 grn would you believe it.
Tested 50 H&N Barracuda's Match and their weight is exactly 21.14 grn, so nothing wrong with the scales.
BTW looks like the Daystate 5.51 16.1 grn pellet is the most efficient pellet in my Rapid as it runs @ 572 ft/sec max (11.69 ft/lb).
Tested they gun all evening with all sorts of pellets and have now put black nail varnish over the adjuster and put my mind to rest.
Thanks for the input anyway
23-08-2004, 10:45 PM
Haven't tried a batch for quite some time. Did so in my Rapid (MkII) middle of 2002 and it didn't like them - consistent enough velocity/energy, but poor groups.
Anyway, at that time I weighed (individually) a batch of just over 200 H&N FTTs which gave an average weight of 14.58 grn and (rather wide) extreme spread of 14.0 to 14.9 grn. Only 67% were within +/- 0.1 grn of the mean (compared with 85% for Acupels and 89% with AA Field).
Haven't bought any since, but rather sounds as though they've changed the spec. ........ so these comments probably of no significance whatsoever :D
What pellets do you use in your Rapid these days to get decent grouping @ 25 yds and beyond. Just bought myself 1000 daystate FT 5.51 and a gallon :D of Techi-Lube and see if they are any better.
The H&N trophy as you say has good consistency but about every fifth pellet is a flier and misses the target by about 1" @ 25 yds.
24-08-2004, 06:51 AM
Have to say that I've not played the field loads with the Rapid - certainly haven't tried Daystate (any size) - perhaps I ought to.
Against the warning from Theoben (label with the gun) who advise not to use Acupels, having used them for donkies years in my HW77 I started with them and went straight back to them after trying AA Field (5.52), H&N FTT and RWS Super H-point. Last of these were a disaster; lucky to get 50mm group at 25yds.
I've stuck with the Crosmans ever since, which have been giving me 12-15mm at 30yds. I don't lube them (never tried), but do weigh them individually and batch them up in to 'sets' where weight diff. is less than .3grn (e.g. 14.3-14.5). Don't know if it's worth the effort, but it does give me a bit more confidence.
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