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Old 23rd March 2013, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by James0807 View Post
I have used both types of pellet and have been successful with both. I always come back to the exacts though. I have noticed the characteristics are different in various types of wind. On mad days when it is a gale I found the express to be far more erratic. As Dave has said the difference in trajectory is negligible, in my eyes why shoot the lighter projectile with the same trajectory?!

I have shot the 8.1-8.7 on paper frequently and the difference in impact point is astonishing, well enough to miss a 20mm kill zone at 30yds never mind a 25mm at 40!

I agree that poi changes with weight. After a seeason sorting 7.9 JSB, I was seft with about 80 7.3-7.4gr pellets. Groups with these were about 12mm lower than 7.8-7.9gr groups at 50yd benchrested. This could loose you a 20mm tatget at 30yd or a full kil at 55yd. As about 1% of pellets fall into this weight you hav to be unlucky to get one on a dificult tatget. Dont sort them anymore as I mis more kills than the pellets do.
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