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mcoulter

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D48 and CPHPs vs. JSBs at distance
« on: February 17, 2018, 05:44:06 PM »
OK, this was a surprise.  CPHPs did reasonably well at distance (63 yards).  In this case arguably better than JSB 18s:



Can't wait to test these crosman pellets some more  (good cheap fun).  The 48 is shooting pretty well at ~ 20 FPE (800 with cphp and 700 with jsb 18s)

And yes, those wild shots were...  well... wild shots.


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Re: D48 and CPHPs vs. JSBs at distance
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2018, 05:52:01 PM »
Fine springer shooting.
My 48 doesn't shoot half as good as yours.
Of course, I still haven't figured out a good hold with it and I've only had it about 25-30 years. :o
That's why I shoot PCP I guess.
Buncha BB guns that I don't get to shoot as much as I like. Building duck boats now that I'm "retired".

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Re: D48 and CPHPs vs. JSBs at distance
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2018, 06:04:08 PM »
Thanks  :-)

The next test will be shooting them along side of some older tins that seemingly never shot well out of anything. 
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Re: D48 and CPHPs vs. JSBs at distance
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2018, 06:21:11 PM »
You may find some tins shoot better than others. I have some crosmans that won't shoot worth beans and others that shoot excellent. JSBs are for the most part pretty consistent though.
Buncha BB guns that I don't get to shoot as much as I like. Building duck boats now that I'm "retired".

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Re: D48 and CPHPs vs. JSBs at distance
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2018, 09:42:38 AM »
You may find some tins shoot better than others. I have some crosmans that won't shoot worth beans and others that shoot excellent. JSBs are for the most part pretty consistent though.

Yes, to everything above  :-)  I did some casual shooting at spinners off of sticks and can say that crosmans were the perfect pellet for that purpose.
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Re: D48 and CPHPs vs. JSBs at distance
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2018, 02:44:55 PM »
I've always had unimpressive results with CPHPs, so a while back I conducted an experiment.  With the help of a PelletGage, I sorted a brand new tin of .177 CPHPs.  I learned that a tin of CPHPs has about 8 different head sizes in it, with a more even distribution across all those sizes than one would like.  Once they were sorted by head size though, I could shoot groups with every head size and determine what my rifle likes. Basically I made my own sample pack!   Once I knew the head size my rifle liked, I ordered higher quality pellets in that head size. 

Back to the D48, mine is shooting about 20fpe, I think I shot some AA "Falcon" 13.4gr pellets in it that it seemed to like. I need to get the rifle out again and verify that.
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Re: D48 and CPHPs vs. JSBs at distance
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2018, 05:55:21 PM »
Interesting, I have not shot anything lighter than 14.3 (crosmans and jsb express).  Please let me know how the falcons work for you.  I'm also wondering how RWS superdomes might work.  I have only shot them in .177 and they didn't do well for me in my 34.  Anyone shot them in .22 in a 48?
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Re: D48 and CPHPs vs. JSBs at distance
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2018, 06:06:02 PM »
I don't believe I have, but I'm pretty sure I have a partial tin at home to give them a whirl.  It might take me a while though. Travelling for work during the week and gittin 'r dun on the weekend doesn't leave as much trigger time as I might like.
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Re: D48 and CPHPs vs. JSBs at distance
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2018, 02:12:31 PM »
I put atleast 15 different tins of pellets down my TX200 with mixed results, before I grabbed a tin of Superdomes I had around that never shot good in any other gun I own and to my surprise they are the best pellets out of my vortex tuned tx200.  Great thing is they are much less then a tin of JSBs.  I have also have had good luck with Crosmen brown box pellets.
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Re: D48 and CPHPs vs. JSBs at distance
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2018, 09:42:54 AM »
Moments of greatness with JSB 15.9 pellets.  Now I just have to this regularly on each target and I'll be happy:

35 yards / 5 shots (right group)

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