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.