Author Topic: Rifled pellet chambers  (Read 227 times)


  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 110
Rifled pellet chambers
« on: December 17, 2018, 02:32:35 PM »
I took the barrel off my Air Max pistol .22 cal. (PP700) to re-cut the crown.  Later when I was ready to re-cut the crown,
I could not tell which end was the muzzle as the rifling went the full length of the barrel including the pellet chamber.  I
had to use a pellet to see which end chambered the pellet (pellets did not fit into the muzzle end).  I checked my .177
Air Max pistol it also has rifling for the full length of the barrel.  I also asked a friend, his .177 Air Max pistol was also
full length rifled.  These Air Max pistol shoot quite well so a rifled pellet chamber is not a bad thing.  Is it normal for
pellet chamber to be rifled on air guns?

  • Wichita, Kansas


  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2445
  • Set the example... Don't be one!
    • Mobile Amateur Radio
Re: Rifled pellet chambers
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2018, 03:22:15 PM »
Yes, and no. Of all of the airguns I own, it appears that most have tapered chambers, where the rifling is almost non existent, to full existent. The one guy who could answer this, is Bob Sterne. Perhaps he will chime in ere soon.
  • 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.


  • Member 2000+fps Club
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1801
  • Mozey-On-Inn and see what Coalmont has to offer!
    • Mozey-On-Inn
Re: Rifled pellet chambers
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2018, 04:12:04 PM »
There is no standard on chambers for pellets.... As long as you can insert the pellet, it works....

  • Coalmont, BC