Light Weight Lead Free Pellets

H&N makes some of the highest quality pellets for airguns. If you are looking for some light weight/high velocity lead free pellets that are accurate then check out the H&N Prometheus Excite pellets. They come in .177 and .22 calibers.

Lead free pellets are great for target shooting or just backyard plinking. You don’t have to worry about lead laying around where animals/people might come in contact with it. H&N uses a non-lead alloy of Tin and Zinc plus a plastic base. The Prometheus pellets are light weight and only weigh 6.48 grains in .177 caliber. They will not ricochet like steel BBs either. So they are pretty safe for backyard shooting.

If you are interested in H&N pellets, here is a link….Shop for H&N pellets at Amazon.com

H&N Piledriver 177 Lead Pellets

Looking for a super heavy weight .177 pellet for long range hunting or target shooting?

…how about a .177 lead pellet that weighs 21 grains?

…with a boat tail for low drag?

…and super precision tolerances?

Take a look at H&N’s 177 Piledriver Pellets.

These pellets are the ultimate for long range air rifle shooting. The barrel design with a recessed boat tail provide a very low drag coefficient. They are recommended for PCP rifles only because they are very heavy and take some serious power to propel them. H&N pellets are made in Germany and are very high quality.

There are 250 Piledriver pellets in a tin for about $22.00. If you hunt with a PCP rifle, these pellets will provide the ultimate in knock down power and deep penetration on small game.

Accuracy Test – Crosman SSP .22 Cal Pellets

Are Crosman SSP high velocity pellets accurate?

I test them in my new Gamo Hornet Maxxim air rifle.

I test all pellets at the same distance which is around 15 yards and in my backyard. I use a rolled up towel as a bench rest on top of a storage trunk.

Let’s take a look at my shooting/testing setup.

Here’s my pellet gun bench rest setup. It makes holding a rifle steady very easy.

Crosman SSP Supersonic Pellets in .22 cal. They weigh 9.5 grains.

Here’s a closeup of the SSP pellets.

Now let’s try a five shot group at 30 feet.

Here’s the 5 shot group from 30 feet. It’s about a 1.75 inch group. The heavier JSB pellets are much more accurate.

Lighter pellets most often are less accurate. The JSB 25 and 18 grain pellets will group in less than 1 inch.

Gamo Blue Flame Non-Lead Hunting Pellets

Need a non-lead high performance hunting pellet for your air rifle?

…that will maximize tissue destruction and provide humane kills?

…take a look at Gamo Blue Flame Pellets.

The hard blue poly tip forces rapid expansion, maximum tissue destruction and humane kills. The non-lead composition is safe for the environment. Get some now…Gamo Blue Flame Hunting Pellets at Amazon.com

Gamo Blue Flame Hunting Pellet Features

  • Blue Polymer tip for rapid expansion
  • 177 caliber
  • Quantity: package of 100
  • Style: Polymer tip
  • Material: non-lead (eco-friendly)
  • Hyper velocity for extended range and maximum shock
  • Ultra-light 5.4 grain

Gamo Blue Flame Product Info Video

Excellent 5 Shot Group with JSB Match Pellets

JSB Match Diabolo pellets are awesome. I have been shooting the Jumbo Monsters in my Gamo Hornet Maxxim pellet gun with great satisfaction. They are very accurate and hit really hard. These Monster pellets weight a whopping 25 grains compared to the standard 15 grain .22 cal pellets. These heavy weights are great for hunting small game.

Check out this 5 shot group…

My first shot went dead center of the red dot….very lucky.

This is my 5 shot group with the Gamo Hornet Maxxim. It measures a little over 1/2″. If I take out the very first shot, I would have a dime size 4 shot group. This is very impressive.

Let’s look at the JSB Match Diabolo Jumbo Monster pellets.

These are some really heavy weight .22 cal pellets…at 25 grains. They fit perfectly in the Gamo Hornet’s chamber and are extremely accurate..

Are JSB Pellets More Accurate?

There is a lot of talk about how great JSB pellets are. Accuracy is very important for pellet gun shooters, whether you’re hunting or target shooting…you always want the best accuracy possible.

So can high quality pellets give you the best accuracy?

Do they really make a different?

Here’s the JSB Match Diabolo .177 cal pellets. Let’s see how they do in a cheaper pellet gun like the Daisy Powerline 880.

Here’s my Daisy Powerline 880. I’m shooting in my backyard.

Let’s see how my first 5 shots went…

Let’s take a closer look at this target. Remember this group is from open sights and not a scope.

This is almost a .50″ group which is great. It actually measures about .70″. So are the JSB pellets accurate? YES. Typical pellets group around 1″ from most air rifles. If you are interested in trying JSB pellets, here is a link….JSB pellets at Amazon.com

 

Is the Daisy Powerline 880 Accurate?

Lots of people always question whether the cheap pellet guns are accurate… like the Daisy Powelrine 880, which sells for about $50.

I own a Daisy Powerline 880 and I really like it. I bought mine 6 or 7 years ago at Walmart for $35. I use the open sights on the Daisy Powerline because it’s too hard for me to load pellets with a scope mounted. There’s just not enough room to drop a pellet in easily.

Let’s take a look at some of my targets shooting 2 different pellets. I shot some JSB Match Diabolo Exact pellets and Copperhead Hyper Velocity Hunting pellets.

Here is my target after shooting 5 JSB Match Diabolo pellets using the open sights on the Powerline 880. I used 5 pumps for all accuracy testing.

Close up view of the target. 5 shots in about 0.75″ group. Nice for a $50 pellet gun huh? Let’s try some cheaper pellets.

Another 5 shot group using open sights and Copperhead Hyper Velocity Hunting pellets.

Close up of the 5 shot group. It measures about 0.50″. Not bad for cheap pellets from a cheap gun?

If you are interested in the Daisy Powerline 880 pellet gun or JSB/Copperhead pellets, here is a link to buy them online….Pellet guns and accessories at Amazon.com

 

JSB Exact Jumbo Monster Diabolo .22 Pellets

I bought 2 tins of .22 caliber pellets to try out in my new Gamo Hornet Maxxim pellet gun…the JSB Exact Jumbo Monster Diabolo and the JSB Exact Jumbo Heavy Diabolo. They are different weights but basically the same design. The Heavy is 18.13 grains while the Monster is 25.39 grains. I like the heavier pellets because they are typically more accurate and penetrate better. They’re awesome for hunting.

Here’s a closeup of the JSB Exact Jumbo Heavy and the Jumbo Monster pellets. The Heavy is on the left while the Monster is on the right.

These are the ultimate in precision air rifle pellets. When I load these into the Gamo Hornet Maxxim chamber they fit perfectly…not loose and not too tight. If you want to try some of the best pellets available, here is a link…JSB Air Rifle Pellets at Amazon.com

Pellet Penetration Test

What penetrates better? Light and fast or slow and heavy?

Let’s run a pellet penetration test using wet paper as the medium.

Here’s the pellets…

Pellet Penetration Test

Copperhead .177 lead pellets – I think these are 7.4 grains

Pellet Penetration Test

Blue Arrow lead-Free .177 Pellets – 6.4 grains

Pellet Penetration Test

JSB Match Exact Diablo lead .177 Pellets – 8.44 grains

Pellet Penetration Test Setup

And here’s the gun – Daisy Powerline 880.

Pellet Penetration Test Medium

Here’s the penetration test medium – water soaked soft cover book.

Pellet Penetration Test Medium

Daisy Powerline 880 with 5 pumps and a distance of 5 yards. The top hole is the Copperhead Pellet, the middle hole is the Blue Arrow pellet and the bottom is the JSB Match Exact pellet.

Pellet Penetration Test

The Crosman Copperhead pellets penetrated about 40 pages

Pellet Penetration Test Results

The Blue Arrow pellet only penetrated 6 or 7 pages.

Pellet Penetration Test Results

The JSB Match Exact .177 pellet penetrated the deepest – about 70 pages. It was the heaviest pellet at 8.44 grains.

Pellet Penetration Test Results

Here are the recovered pellets…Copperhead, Blue Arrow and then the JSB.