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    Pellet Type

    Another question what type of pellet??

    Pointer or flat??

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    Re: Pellet Type

    There was an artical in a recent shooting times issue that was very good.

    I personally use round nose pellets for rabbit.
    If at first you do not succeed there is always the second barrel!

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    Re: Pellet Type

    why not use round head (dome)?

    The happy medium.

    Good for close/medium and longer range work.

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    Re: Pellet Type

    I got a tub given when i bought my gun (SMK 19 .22) and they're a pointer nose by POINTER pellets but lately they havent been shooting right. Are pointed heads any good for rabbits???

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    Re: Pellet Type

    When i got my rifle the pellets that i was recomended to get by a friend did not suit my rifle. It is worth noting that there are two sizes of .22 i believe 1 is 0.01 or 0.001 bigger then the other. so it is worth shopping around to see what suits.
    If at first you do not succeed there is always the second barrel!

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    Re: Pellet Type

    When i got my rifle the pellets that i was recomended to get by a friend did not suit my rifle. It is worth noting that there are two sizes of .22 i believe 1 is 0.01 or 0.001 bigger then the other. so it is worth shopping around to see what suits.
    You are right; most good branded pellets come in 5.51 and 5.52mm size - in .177 its 4.52mm for me. AA Field .177 through my HW100 are phenomenally accurate, great for 20-45 yards (plus a bit if conditions are perfect) but they over-kill on young bunnies that are closer than 20 yards.
    I had a doe coming towards me on wednesday evening and I had to emit a squeak to stop her coming too close to be shot for fear of over-penetration.
    In close, I'd opt for a quality hollow point - accurate at closer ranges and deform on impact to impart all their energy and not pass clean through.
    Most hunting situations demand an accurate pellet to cleanly hit the kill zone. In most cases this means a diablo, or dome-headed pellet - AA field, H&N FT Trophys etc

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