Author Topic: Weighing of 14.3 Crosmans  (Read 289 times)

Frank in Fairfield

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 113
Weighing of 14.3 Crosmans
« on: October 23, 2018, 03:57:28 PM »
I have always wondered, when shooting 14.3 Crosman Premiers, why 7-8 pellets would be in a single ragged hole at 20-25 yards and there would always be 2-3 fliers ruining the nice group?

Today I took out my P.A.C.T. Electronic scale and weighed 60 premiers.
These pellets have been washed in a hydro-static bath that I use to clean fired centerfire cases.

The weighing of 60 pellets, of course, is not an exact indication of the Crosman quality control but it gives us an area of discussion.

Note: I do not intend to weigh anymore of my pellets, regardless of their intended use.

Weight: Number:
14.1      1
14.2      7
14.3      22
14.4      20
14.5      10

So, 14.3-14.4 appears to be the normal for the 14.3 grain Premier pellets.

I will shoot two magazines of the 14.3 and two magazines of the 14.4 and see if there are still some fliers...

Tomorrow :D
« Last Edit: October 23, 2018, 04:01:48 PM by Frank in Fairfield »

AA TX200 MKIII, .177
Baikal IZH46M w/Steve Corcoran Furniture
Beeman R1, San Rafael, .177
Benjamin Sheridan Blue Streak, Williams Peep
Benjamin Marauder Gen I, .177 w/Boyd's Stock
Benjamin Marauder Gen I, .22   w/Boyd’s Stock
Benjamin Marauder Gen I, .25   w/TEREX Stock
Crosman 1720T, Steve Corcoran furniture
Crosman 2300S, Alchemy Walnut Grips
Daisy Model 25, Variant #7
Daisy Red Ryder
HW35E, .177, Beeman/Williams Peep/12fpe VORTEK
RWS Diana 52, .177


  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2421
  • Set the example... Don't be one!
    • Mobile Amateur Radio
Re: Weighing of 14.3 Crosmans
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2018, 05:15:16 PM »
One of our fellow web sites (, goes to a lot of work testing pellets. They even have a database listing all of the ballistic parameters on a huge number of pellets. If they have tested the Crosman Premiers (which I believe they have), you can do a search and see if your data matches theirs.

One more thing. Pellet nutation is a common problem with low cost and/or low grade pellets.
  • Roswell, New Mexico

I have an Omega compressor. If you're a fellow Guild member, and you pass through Roswell, NM, I'll fill your portable tank as a courtesy.