are they really 'premier'?
i picked up a couple of tins of these pellets from my local big 5 sporting goods store with the hopes that they would be what i was looking for; they were...and weren't.
insofar as hard hitting, they are...accurate? ehhh...so-so. not exactly 'tack drivers'
the single most disconcerting feature i found is they don't really fit...most don't anyway. i miked some and found them to be somewhat undersized both around the head and skirt. several in the batch i miked were as much as 0.014" undersized at the head and 0.012" at the skirt; some actually dropped out of the breech if the rifle was angled upward at the muzzle with the bolt open. to me, that's not good.
i did not weigh each and every one individually but found them to be consistantly at the 14.0 grain mark.
i did shoot a few thru the chronograph, though...i was very pleasantly surprised to them averaging over 900 FPS! not bad for a seemingly, sloppy fitting pellet as a whole.
in spite of the (to me, anyway) obvious shortcomings of the pellets, they were amazingly accurate and consistant.
i guess i will keep and shoot what i have, and i certainly will not rule out purchasing more in the future, but i think my quest will continue. i'm certain there are better pellets available for the same dollar.