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    Most accurate FAC .22 pellets?

    I'm looking for a few pellets to try at 50 & 100m through an FAC Sumatra. This will be for targets only so energy retained/transfered doesn't matter, just tight groups.
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    My best results have been with JSB Jumbo Exact Heavy (18.1 grain) out of BSA S10 barrels running the pellets at approx 881fps (31FtLb) giving sub 1" groups at 100 yards.
    JSB Monster and H&N Baracuda didn't even approach 1.5" group size under same conditions.
    I have no idea how well the Sumatra barrel may like these pellets as I've never tried an FAC Sumatra but a sub12 .22 Career was pretty good with JSB Exact and Exact Heavy at 50 yards.
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    Fab! Thanks for that. It loves AA fields in it's current form and I will be testing those and some FTT's I also have alongside (now) some JSB Jumbo's and A N Other tbc.
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    As above , my F.A.C Superten running 30ftlb is very good with Air arms /JSB pellets at 50 to 75 yards

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    Have a look at the JSB Hades the .25 are superbly accurate in my Scorpion & not far off in my ultra fussy FAC Rapid.

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    When I had FAC air running at 29 ft lbs, I used Daystate 16grn pellets, but I used to wash them, dry them, sort them and take out and bad ones, then lube them. I was getting 1/2 groups at 50yds.
    Yes, the cleaning, sorting and lubing cycle (which took about 30mins for a tin of pellets) made a huge difference to the grouping
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    FAC air i usually try Bisley Magnums

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    Sumatra has power to spare so I would try those 25 grain and 34 grain JSBs. Good BC equals reduced wind drift.
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    It rests entirely on the initial velocity to be fair, 18.3 in no wind at all and at the right velocity will generally have the edge, but introduce wind and the 25g JSB RD MONSTERS will have it every time, the 34g BEAST never seems to be as good at 100 yards as the 25g no matter what velocity.

    If you can push the 25g RD MONSTER to 1000FPS even better but they need around 930-940 as a minimum, below that velocity and after 75 yards they aren't as good.

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    My Bsa superten runs at 38 ft lb , and loves 18 grn Diablo field heavies

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapidboy1 View Post
    FAC air i usually try Bisley Magnums
    Same here!!! Works a treat
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