Buying air rifle
ammunition (pellets) in bulk
Most serious airgun
enthusiasts purchase their air rifle ammunition in bulk quantities.
Buying pellets by the gross is the most cost effective way to do it.
It is usually most economical to buy them in boxes of 1250 or more. Air rifle
ammunition for both pellet guns and traditional BB guns come in these
quantities. You can also purchase pellets in a wide variety of sizes
There are many
different sizes and varieties of air rifle ammunition. You should
always purchase the right ammo for your firearm or you risk giving
your weapon a short lifespan. Popular pellets for airguns include
wadcutter (flat nose), pointed (favorite of hunters), hollow point
(also a hunting pellet), and round nose (good all-purpose ammo).
Popular air rifle
ammunition and the varieties of pellets
Most pellets are made from steel or lead and then
sometimes coated in copper. Your air rifle ammunition should be sized
to fit in your gun. Airsoft pellets
have a wider diameter and are made from plastic. There are airgun
projectiles made from different kinds of metal as well. There are
micro BBs, sabots, Diabolos, and
others. Some enthusiasts even collect this ammo rather than the guns
Two popular manufacturers of air rifle ammunition
are Gamo and Crosman, who both make the famous Copperhead BBs. Rifles
that fire .22 caliber pellets are often preferred by hunters, but .177
is high enough if your gun rates a muzzle velocity of 1,000 feet per second or higher and you get within about 50 yards of the prey.
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