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Old 24th September 2015, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by NeilM View Post
Following on from Tench's comments about V notches in these pellets, I now inspect all pellets before lubing and using them.

I am seeing less with a notch in the skirt, but it is apparent that the skirts can suffer travel damage between H&N, Rothery's and your local gun shop, as the last tin I inspected (all from the same sleeve and the same batch) only had 1 with a split, but around 20 with dented skirts.

I have been in touch with H&N about this, and suggested they put a disc of foam in the tin, like the JSB made pellets have. They have come back to me and I have sent them photo's of some of the dented pellets, so we will see what happens.

So, if you are using or trying these pellets, inspect them before you use them, as the dented ones I have tested in three rifles all fly low, so they are OK for plinking or leading the barrel, but not much else.
Very wise words Neil, I tried three that were damaged in my original dented tin from Ronnies just to see where they went at 55yds.
Two pellets had deformed skirts and both dropped inline but an inch or so low, the third had a v split in the skirt and this dropped lower and to the right.
So, he who doesn't methodically sort through these before a comp. is playing Russian roulette with their scores...
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