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Old 29th June 2010, 04:53 PM
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Default Weighing you?

Do you weigh your pellets?
Do you wash them first?
What weight range would you use on a 4.88 grain pellet?
Does it make a difference?

I'm borrowing a set of scales tommorrow just to " have a go " but not too sure on the finer points. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 29th June 2010, 05:02 PM
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batch to .1 of a grain ie 8.3-8.4 8.41- 8.5 etc.
anything below 8.3 and above 8.6 go in one tin so shoot though after clean and non serious stuff

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Old 29th June 2010, 05:21 PM
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Do you weigh your pellets?

Do you wash them first?

What weight range would you use on a 8.44 grain pellet?
I weigh much the same as Gary except my batches are 8.3-4, 8.4-55 and 8.55-7. I tend to use the 8.3-4 and 8.55-7 for practice, leading up, etc and the 8.4-55 for comps. i originally started going from 8.4-55 because i found that i gained an extra 10-20% extra pellets in this weight range range when I had a particular batch and that the extra 0.05 of a grain made next to no difference when shooting, i.e. consistency and accuracy

Does it make a difference?

I personally think it does. Over the chrono the weighed batches vary approx 5fps over a string of shots where straight out of the tin would vary 20+fps. Also weighed pellets through my Steyr over 35yds virtually single hole as opposed to clover leafing. I feel its one less variable to worry about, if everything is perfect its one less thing to blame, if i shoot badly its me end of
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Old 29th June 2010, 06:02 PM
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Default Weighing

With regards to pellets, I do weigh mine, I dont clean as it takes long enough to weigh the damn things haahaa.

Weight ranges I use several weights.
8.6's if they get that high out of the tin.

I will weigh several tins and keep the batched weights. I keep the 8.3's, 8.4's aand 8.5's for my main comps.

The others I then use for plinking.

I feel it does make a difference as it does make the groups a bit tighter. It also takes out the possibility of any flyers that maybe in the tin?

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Old 29th June 2010, 06:10 PM
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I don't weigh or wash or suchlike. Life's just too short for that kind of thing. But then I'm pretty much a casual sort of shooter so I can understand that those who take it all a bit more seriously might find an extra % of edge by doing so.
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Old 29th June 2010, 06:25 PM
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Yep, anything 8.4 and 8.5 I use for comps everything else is for practice. No point driving for 5/6 hours to a comp and back without doing everything possible to do well.
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Old 29th June 2010, 06:49 PM
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When I remember in time and can be bothered. I can do a tin an hour now and batch into 8.3, 8.4 and 8.5 (although I might try 8.40 - 8.55 in future and see how the chrono readings go).

I've not bothered washing or lubing. After Tawd I think my inability to concentrate for anything longer than 45 minutes is probably more important than a lubed pellet.
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Old 29th June 2010, 09:06 PM
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And name each one

I use 8.42/ 8.44 / 8.46 for comps, the rest plinking,but have just started weighing again because it does stop the flyers
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Old 29th June 2010, 09:08 PM
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Default pellets

I wiegh between 8.40 and 8.50 and keep for comps normally do 4 tins at a time and then bag them in bags of 50

not 100 % sure it makes a difference , but it does stop the flyers
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Old 29th June 2010, 09:48 PM
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used to only wash lube and size my .20 cal hunting pellets
AA 4.52 used out the tin in my 2002 Anshutz tin rabbit dont scream and run off if you clip it


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