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#1 Alfybaby21


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Posted 17 April 2011 - 02:15 pm

I Dug out my old air rifle yesterday cos i got some permission to shoot rabbits where i couldnt use my dogs or my shotgun, but what are the best pellets for killing rabbits? pointed, round or flat? im probs shooting at 10/20metres?

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 06:01 pm

hollow points

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 08:42 pm

A top quality domed pellet are the most accurate and therefore best for rabbits

Try air arms fields.

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 10:43 am

for a distance of 20 meters it shouldn't matter too much on the accuracy of the pellet so i'd go for a hollow point for maximum drop power.
however there will always be the moment you'll want to take a longer shot or a more complicated one and you will need accurate pellets such as Air Arms diablo's, baracuda's.... they do the job perfectly and are accurate as hell!

hope this helps :thumbs:

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 03:55 pm

H&N Field target trophies in my opinion mate :thumbs:

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 06:31 pm

personally i would stay away from hollow points! :thumbdown:
your best pellet as been said is a dome pellet.but please buy some hollow points,and do a zero test on them!
in my rifle @ 20yds it grouped like a shot gun,so i dont use them!!

Air Arms field all the way :thumbs:

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 06:35 pm

The general rule is the ones that suit your barrel the best pal and group the tightest are the best for shooting anything live.

Out of all the shapes a domed pellet is probably the most accurate at range but as your only shooting close range a flat head or hollow point will work well if zeroed correctly.

Just be aware though that flat heads and hollow points can loose their accuracy pretty quick after 30 metres in many barrels so if a longer range shot shows itself you may be chancing a high percent of a miss or wounding shot pal.

My rifle likes hollow points to about 18 metres then after that the group starts to open up quickly.

With a domed pellet rws super fields it groups smaller than a 10p at 40 metres and thats with seven. 22 pellets as proven a few weeks ago when up at pianomans permission.

If i was you pal id buy a good domed pellet.


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Posted 18 April 2011 - 07:59 pm

lead domed pellets.they keep there energy better ,so have more down range power .and they are accurate .all the other pellets are just gimmicks

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 12:49 am

i posted my last post on this subject in a rush and wished to correct my error. yopu may as well buy the top pellets which cost the same as the less accurate ones. the only one i can suggest are air arms as i said before as thats what i use and they have done me justice.

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 07:49 am

Air Arms Field Diablo or Daystste FT pellets. Reliable, good quality and work!

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 08:44 am

Air Arms Field, H&N FTT, RWS super domes, FX, all good dome pellets, most barrels will work well with any of them, but may well work better with one particular brand/type.

In fact I have the following tins of pellets you, or anyone else can have FOC and post free:

H&N FTT .22 15.1gr in size 5.53mm theres about 50 pellets left in the tin
Crossman Premier Ultra Magnums 14.3gr .22 theres about 80 pellets left in the tin


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Posted 19 April 2011 - 01:49 pm

The best pellets are whatever works best in your gun really! Id buy a sample box and try them all to see what your gun likes. My s410 loves the air arms field pellets in .22 which are domed. Very accurate in my gun out to 45-50 yards. But, just because they suit my gun doesnt mean they will suit yours.

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 06:59 am

Have a look in the pellet swap section mate and do some testing to see what suits your barrel best.
Good luck on getting within 10-20m of a rabbit too, unless you're static hunting on a warren


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Posted 20 April 2011 - 08:07 am

Acutally I would say Burgess Supa Rabbit Excel, rabbits love those pellets... ;)

Edited by secretagentmole, 21 April 2011 - 05:01 pm.

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 02:28 am

prometheus paragon z1. expencive but well worth it :)

im suprised these old pros havent ever spoke about them before, maybe there all just cheapskates ;)

Much love hahaha

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