Snoopy man, bought some Air Arms Diablo Field Heavy 18 grainers in a batch some years back for an FAC .22 and the tins (some) were damaged upon receipt as were a percentage of pellets. Anyway, Uttings were happy to send me some new replacement tins but wanted a photo - fair enough, so, and they did - recommend them. I used a lot of these at an indoor range and even though the skirts were a bit ragged/fragile/thin they were still pretty/very accurate at 26yds. However i did have to flatten all of those used (skirtwise)on a steel block to my satifaction - only binning a few. Now I later bought some AA 16 grainers from the local pellet man and the skirts were very good not needing any flattening - weight per 10 pellets averaging @ 15.9 grains. Bought some Air Arms Diablo Field 5.52 16 grainers this weekend and the skirts are not so good, average weight per batch of five x10 pellets weighed = anywhere from 15.85grains to 15.94 grains. This last batch of 16 grainer 22's being £14.99 per tin so @ 2.98 pence each. The latest over the counter 17HMR's sell for @ 30 pence a round - so a pellet being approximately one tenth the price of a 17 round. My beef has always been quality and the general lack of it with some kit and also the lack of interest and support from the various magazines whom promote this stuff. Can't remember the likes of Terry Doe mentioning the vexing issue of Czechoslovakian pellet quality - however I'm sure he doe's. I reckon 3p a hit is expensive enough for the Czechs to get it right or should we be getting them from the US of A just for a change. That reminds me how come the yanks suddenly own IOR scopes and we can't get them?
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