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    SHOT SHOW 2013 high tech air rifle pellets

    Everything else seems to be getting more high-tech, so it should be no surprise that air rifle ammo is going the same way.

    H&N has a new pellet called the Hornet that features a tiny brass penetrator housed in a traditional lead body. The brass insert is very sharp.



    (the tin on the left is also new, but not high-tech so i didnt make notes on it. Just a heavy pellet, at 16 grains)

    Gamo also has a two-part pellet called the Lethal. However their model is has a blunt steel alloy core within a polymer skirt. It is lighter than the standard lead .177 pellet, at 5.56 grains each. Gamo claims it will pierce a steel sheet of 0.06", or 1.5mm
    They do not say at what velocity, though.


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    Pretty cool

    I remember as a kid, my dad used to work at a hardware store (the good old kind of hardware store with guns and ammo).

    We used to have these pellets called Prometheus Pellets. There were a plastic lined bullet with a penetrator. This was back in the early 90s.

    I see they still make them:

    Hey were a great pellet and took down a few crows.





    I haven't fired a pellet gun in years but the plastic lined bullets were very good as they plugged the barrel a bit better allowing more air to stay behind the pellet as it left the barrel.

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    ^^^ you can still get those, I have a bunch in .22

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    those apparently add 200ish fps, if you shoot them out of the 495ers you technically need a pal to do so

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    nice pellets
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    I haven't seen the plastic lined pellets since I was in England in the early 80's. I remeber my uncle getting us to find all the plastic jackets so we could use them again. It's amazing to see them again.

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    Do a number to crows and ammo cans.

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    A tin of the Hornets and a tin of the Promethius' would get my pellet gun out of the closet for the first time in a while. those look fun!
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    I like those Gamo ones as they're lead free, if I find a source will have to buy them for my boy to shoot in the future.
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    Huh. APCR rounds for a pellet gun. That's pretty neat, actually.

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