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Old 18th October 2016, 03:02 PM
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Years ago I used to spend hours weighing and batching pellets as the variation through a tin could be as much as a grain or more. So I'd weigh 500 and put all similar weights into film pots and then only use that weight until it ran out then move onto the next etc. A real ball-ache.

These days the variation with good pellets is minimal i.e I'll weigh ten random pellets and they'll weigh 84 grains, weigh another 10 and they'll be 85 grains, so it's just not worth waisting your time batching.

If you don't believe me, weigh pellets from a tin and find a good spread (if you can) say 8.1 to 8.9 grains, then weigh out another group that are identical in weight.
Shoot a best group at 50yds off the bench with the random weight spread pellets.
Then take a batch which weigh exactly the same and repeat the grouping alongside the first group, then compare. Any difference?

No, I didn't think so...
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Old 18th October 2016, 06:57 PM
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Thanks for all the advice, If I'm honest I don't expect to see much difference, neither am I expecting it to gain me any ground, it's more just making sure there's no duds that could cost a target in the field, peice of mind i guess, just 40 good ones per shoot

The rest will be fine down the range for practice
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If you don't believe me, weigh pellets from a tin and find a good spread (if you can) say 8.1 to 8.9 grains, then weigh out another group that are identical in weight.
Your having a laugh 8.1 to 8.9 grains ??

If you can shoot 8.1 and 8.9 grain pellets and notice no difference, you have a better gun than me.

A reasonable spread IMO on a tin of 8.44 grain pellets is 8.40 to 8.49 anything below or above I will not use for a comp (about 40 - 50 pellets out of a tin of 500 AA Diablo Field)

I have tried a few cheap scales and ended up with these.

Smart Weigh High Precision Jewelry Digital Milligram Scale
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