to Air Rifle Pellet Buying
There are no "right" or "wrong" pellets for your airgun / air rifle. Correct air rifle pellet selection is a matter of trial and error to finding the pellet that works best in your air rifle in the situation you need it for. That may be target shooting or hunting and long or short range. This is because air rifles will fire pellets differently. A good rule of thumb is .22 light weight air rifle pellets 12-15gr for short range for up to approx 20-30 metres and .22 heavy air rifle pellet 16-21gr for longer range 30+ metres.
A good way to test is to try a
number of different pellets and shoot each one from a bench rest or
Bipod to determine its accuracy in your airgun, this will provide you
with accurate results on the best pellets to use in your rifle.
Below is a description of the various pellet types we sell at Gun City, but you will also find that pellet designs will cross over into one another.
Flathead air rifle pellets are popular for target shooting as they punch the target with a clean hole making it easier to work out your score they also have a very efficient flight characteristic. They can also be a very effective for hard hitting vermin at short range. The .177 are well suited for use in C02 powered pistols as they do not protrude from the magazine. Please search our website for ‘Flathead pellets’ to find examples of flathead pellets we sell.
Pointed air rifle pellets are designed for hunting and they can very accurate over longer distances. Most pointed pellets will have the advantage of twin rings around the rim which will help to improve barrel air seal and pellet Please search ‘Pointed pellets’ for examples of pointed pellets that we sell.
DOMED (ROUND NOSE):
Generally used as an all round air rifle pellet the domed pellet is great for target plinking or field use and can be found in a variety of variations and quality with some models designed for a specific use. Most will be a heavy weight hard hitting long range pellets. Please search ‘Round pellets’ to find examples Gun City sells.
The hollow point pellet was developed out of the need for a reliable, expanding pellet that assures a one-shot kill without over penetration at short range. The shape of the pellet provides the efficient flight characteristics of the Flathead and increased mass and knock down power. The hollow point air rifle pellet is perfect for pest control. Please search ‘Hollow pellet’ to find hollow point pellets we sell.