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Pellets for a new gun.
« on: October 05, 2018, 04:30:46 PM »
Just got a  Umarex Trevax .177 break barrel pistol and I do't see any suggestions anywhere about what size pellets to use in it. Didn't see any with the rifle I bought either. Where do you start with these things? Looks like they could suggest a weight at least. Using Gamo 7.6 red tips and they seem alright but that's because that's what I have at the moment. Any help is appreciated. Thanks,Art


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Re: Pellets for a new gun.
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2018, 04:04:28 AM »
The pistols shoot at lower velocity than rifles, this one is spec'd at 540fps, similar to the velocity of a precision 10m rifle.  So your 7.6gr pellets aren't a bad place to start.

Every new gun is an experiment with new pellets to see what it likes, have fun!  Some you might start with:

Crosman Premier 7.9gr (the Walmart variety - the most convenient, not always the most consistent)
JSB Exacts
Air Arms - whatever they sell in that weight range
H&N Field Target Trophies 8.64gr
RWS Hobby available in both 7 and 8.4gr. These are wadcutters, nice if you're using the pistol to punch paper targets. Not expensive, but decent pellets.

There are a bezillion other pellets available in .177 to play with as well. The fun part of this hobby is testing all the cheap ammunition!!!
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Re: Pellets for a new gun.
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2018, 04:09:40 AM »
Even the 7.6 grain RedFires (PolyMags by any other name) seem to shoot reasonably well.
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Re: Pellets for a new gun.
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2018, 09:48:56 AM »
Thanks for the replies and info. Just out of curiosity what does "Walmart variety" mean?  I see that in lots of things even airguns and firearms etc but surely they don't make pellets just for Walmart, geeez.
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Re: Pellets for a new gun.
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2018, 12:10:31 PM »
Meaning the items you can buy off the shelf at walmart. And usually reasonably priced.

Also found this on PA site reviews with a quick search:
What others should know: I tried a RWS lead pellet sampler pack and found the RWS 7.0g Hobby wad cutters (av. 537fps) to shoot the best! At my standard indoor 10yd range hand-held, got a 5-shot 5\8" group with the iron sights and a 5-shot 1\2" group with the RioRand red dot reflex scope...NICE! Pellets the Trevox didn't like...Benjamin 7.9 HP, Crosman 7.4 Target WC, RWS 6.9 SHP and RWS Meisterkugeln WC...groupings ranged from 1 1\8" (RWS MEIS.) to 3 3\4" (Crosman Target WC). Think I'll stick with the RWS Hobby WC's for the Trevox to devour!

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:By Richard from USA on 2018-04-19   
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Tried a dozen different pellets with this pistol. The Crosman 7.4 wadcutters and RWS Diablo Basic 7.0 both fit and shot well. But best accuracy from my copy is from the RWS Meisterkugeln Pistol 7.0 gr wadcutters. Shooting tight single hole groups at 12 yards with these. (The distance from my patio chair to the fence)

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Things I liked: Nice balance. Easy to cock. Likes RWS Hobby 7.0 gr wadcutters. Good power, but power is not that important. I only use it to punch holes in paper. I put a red dot on it and it helps with my older eyes....
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Re: Pellets for a new gun.
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2018, 12:45:37 PM »
I think Walmart has changed a lot of things. You used to be able to buy all manner of airgun stuff at Western Auto Stores. Alas, we're all diminished!
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Re: Pellets for a new gun.
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2018, 07:03:01 PM »
Found some  7.4 at Walmart but no 7.0 even at local sporting goods store. I'll look on the net tomorrow.  Hate to buy little stuff like that from  PA cause the shipping is more than the order. Haven't heard  Westen Auto in ages ! That was the Walmart of the 50s here. Got a 22 rifle there as a kid,single shot! Was like heaven   ;).
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Re: Pellets for a new gun.
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2018, 07:24:11 PM »
Thanks for the replies and info. Just out of curiosity what does "Walmart variety" mean?  I see that in lots of things even airguns and firearms etc but surely they don't make pellets just for Walmart, geeez.
Crosman sells some pellets that are manufactured with better quality control that are sold in brown boxes, 1250ct. per box. You will often see these referenced as the brown box pellets" and generally perform better than the premiers sold in the tin.
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Re: Pellets for a new gun.
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2018, 11:04:50 AM »
Found some research hobby 7.0 on ebay. Thanks for the info ;)
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Re: Pellets for a new gun.
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2018, 11:56:58 AM »
Glad to help you spend money. ;D Hopefully you will have quite a selection to try with all the new airguns you buy. ::)
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Re: Pellets for a new gun.
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2018, 12:44:58 PM »
 Yeh, purdy soon I'll buy a gun to go with the ammo I have the most of ! ::)
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Re: Pellets for a new gun.
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2018, 02:52:58 PM »
Got my 7.0 wad cutters and have been doing much better. Amazing how such a small change in weight will make such a big difference! Now if I can just master the trigger pull on this pistol I'll be ready for the head shots !
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Re: Pellets for a new gun.
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2018, 04:02:48 PM »
Now if I can just master the trigger pull on this pistol I'll be ready for the head shots !

You can probably do a trigger job if you are mechanically inclined. The sear probably is pretty rough.
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Re: Pellets for a new gun.
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2018, 04:50:23 PM »
I think I could do it if I can find some "how to " somewhere. Any suggestions anyone?
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Re: Pellets for a new gun.
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2018, 05:06:05 PM »
Look up Umarex Owners Group.
Also, the trigger may be the same as on rifle models so check YouTube for Umarex trigger.
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