Posted 26 September 2011 - 02:07 PM
I think those little green ones you are talking about are the "Hyper-Velocity Field Pellets, Type 1" made by Skenko and are a 11.3 grain, lead-free pellet. At least if I'm understanding your description of them correctly. You can find them on the Pyramydair.com website. You should be good with those for hunting in areas that require lead-free ammo from all types of guns. As for other lead-free pellets, I know H & N has a .22 caliber Baracuda Green pellet that is around 12.65 grain and is lead-free. I've used those in my Benjamin Trail NP XL 1100 with decent results and have hunted with them and gotten good head shots and vital shots with them. There are also the larger 16.7 grain Skenko Heavy Long Range lead-free pellets, but I've not had great results with those. They mostly fly straight, but are sometimes a pain to insert into the barrel (can be a bit tight in some barrels) and seem to not seat properly, thus allowing air to escape past and result in a lower pellet velocity. Dynamic has tin pellets too (I think they can be ordered from Airguns of Arizona). I've seen some videos on YouTube of a guy that uses those and gets pretty good results at medium to long ranges (I think it is the hunter from the Varmint Air website). He uses them out of his Marauder rifles and pistols. I've also seen them used in a FX Revolution and it didn't seems to care for them (they seemed to spiral unevenly). I've tried the Gamo PBA Bullet (14.4grn) and the Gamo Raptors (9.9 grn) both in .22 caliber and both are a lead-free pellet. Accuracy, however, is horrible for both pellets (in my Gamo Whisper .22, Benjamin Marauder .22 and my Benjamin Trail NP XL 1100). I think the groups were at 2 to 3 inches at 25 yards and I couldn't really recommend them. Does anyone else know of any other lead-free pellets that seem to hold any kind of accuracy?