Posted 21 April 2012 - 07:57 PM
Keep the Crosman Premiers. They're accurate pellets in all my rifles and if you run out of your favorite pellet, you can always use those. Wadcutters are good for shooting paper targets because they cut a nice round hole. They also are good for close and medium range pest control and really smack a varmint with that flat face, but they won't maintain velocity and energy as well as a round nose pellet at long range. I like shooting RWS Meisterklugen or H&N Match pellets from time to time and they're very accurate. You don't need pointed pellets at all. Round nose (domed) pellets provide excellent penetration. A JSB Exact 8.4 grain domed .177 pellet fired from my Air Arms ProSport will punch a hole in the front of an unopened tuna can, through the meat and out the back. So even an armor plated cottontail wouldn't be safe from a round nose pellet.And just forget Gamo PBA altogether. A speed gimmick and not very accurate from what I hear.You might not want to get all heavy domed pellets. The 8.4 grain JSB Exacts and 8.9 grain Beeman Field Target Specials are wonderful pellets and will be faster and with a flatter trajectory than the heavier 10.4 grain domed pellets. But the heavy pellets, while having a loopier trajectory at longer ranges, will maintain more energy at longer ranges and buck the wind better. So it depends upon what you want. I tend to use the heavier pellets in my more powerful air rifles, and the lighter or medium weight ones in my lower powered rifles. So, for example, my ProSport uses either JSB Exact Heavy 10.4 grain or JSB Exact 8.4 grain, my lower powered but ridiculously accurate R7 uses JSB Exact 8.4 grain, Predators or H&N Match, my RWS Panther Pro Compact uses JSB Exact Heavy 10.4 grain and my R9 uses Beeman Field Target Special 8.9 grain. The R9 is my favorite spot and stalk hunting rifle and my R7 is my primary rat sniping gun.