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View Poll Results: Do you weigh your pellets?
I mainly shoot HFT and do weigh my pellets 23 24.73%
I mainly shoot FT and do weigh my pellets 23 24.73%
I mainly shoot HFT and don't weigh my pellets 22 23.66%
I mainly shoot FT and don't weigh my pellets 25 26.88%
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Old 12th April 2011, 11:55 AM
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I'm using Daystate Rangemasters at the moment as my GP loves them. They all come out at either 8.4 or 8.5 so I don't bother weighing them as I get a total variation of 4fps at that weight. When I use exacts I do weigh them as one batch varied from 7.9 to 8.9!
With the GP having the chrono I was told by Daystate I must weigh pellets as the MVT function would constantly yo yo trying to self adjust. Some other GP owners I've spoken to don't bother weighing but they get a 12fps spread.
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Old 12th April 2011, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr P View Post
And your scores with your kissed cuddled and well sorted pellets was ? My misses where because I shot like a *****
Ah, well with this batch it's a mental thing... with another there is a difference in groups... but i was just getting back into my old routine... but yes, all my misses were down to wind and shooting like you
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Old 12th April 2011, 03:56 PM
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I would rather miss in 1 shot in every 50 or what ever because of a bad weight than sit down and sort my pellets...
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Old 12th April 2011, 04:36 PM
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I've been weighing my latest batch of exacts as I think they're pretty poor. I was impressed with the first lot so didn't bother, but this lot are going from 8.1-8-7. Not many mind, but I'd prefer to know it's me missing than watching one fly off that really shouldn't!
I'm using 8.35-8.53 spread, so probably not anal enough, anyway I need all the help I can
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Old 12th April 2011, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by LANKY MK View Post
I dont normally weigh pellits but seeing this thread reminded me Chris C lent me his scales so.......

Weighed about 350-ish, got about 200 ready for HFT worlds, 7.82 to 7.87 grain. Lowest was about 7.74 and the highest about 8.01. The vast majority of "low" weights were around 7.80 and "high" weights were around 7.91.

I put those that didnt fall between 7.82 and 7.87 in a tin for testing at a later date, allthough the groups size will (should) be how they are normaly straight out of tin, which with JSB EXPRESS i find are good enough groups (for me anyway ) which is why i dont normaly weigh pellits.

I would certainly need my own scales if i started to weigh them since doing more then needed for a comp is too much tedium for me so i would have to do small amounts, just enough for comp+, afew days before each comp.

Me thinking this may become a regular thing for me though

200!!!! How many times are you going round?
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Old 12th April 2011, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Mog View Post
200!!!! How many times are you going round?
LOL , got to have some spare for zero range

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Old 12th April 2011, 10:05 PM
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I don't bother, never done it.
If it was possible for the rifle and the pellets I use to make smaller groups I wouldn't be able to tell, so whats the point
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Old 12th April 2011, 10:44 PM
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I weigh pellets for peace of mind for comps. Express ar consistent enough out of the tin, but about 10% come in at 7.4 0r 8.2gr. Groups on paper are definatley much worse if I shoot these mixed rejects off at 40 yd. Proves they are cutting down accuracy but the group still smalll enough to take down a 40mm tin target kill. Would hate to split a 55 yarder with a duff one as I need all the hits I can.

Shooting benchrest at 20yd, the only way to shoot a 5 shot group that an unfired pellet wont drop through is to weight batch and discard bent pellets.
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Old 15th April 2011, 09:14 PM
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Never weigh...straight out of tin me but then I am not a I'm not a scope twiddler either
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Old 16th April 2011, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by NJR 100 View Post
Dont weigh with Jsb Express as weight in the 2 tins i did weigh, were on the whole 7.8 or 7.9.

Exacts were very poor in comparrison, would be lucky to get 150 @ 8.4g from a tin!
Simon , I have to agree , JSB exacts are bad value for money in my opinion.

Weighing them , out of a tin of 500 , you are lucky if you get 200 good pellets ....

I have found the new Crosman Premiers to be very consistent in weight , out of a 1200 box , less than 50 are out of spec . My BSA Scorpion loves these pellets ...

Recently I got 2 sleeves of RWS 4.51 , that are also very consistent , both in size & weight .
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