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  • Currently 4.88/5

Rating: 4.9/5 (8 votes cast)

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1 May 2008  

Things I liked: I shoot this pellet out of my Benji 392. I tried several different pellets and found this type to shoot the best. Good groupings at 40 yards. Every once and a while you will get a bad pellet but for the most part they hold tight. I have dropped several crows out to 40 yards with this pellet, it has the stopping power quality i need.
Things I would have changed: As others have stated the price could go down a buck or two.
What others should know: These pellets will not disapoint!
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20 April 2008  

Things I liked: On impact the short & stout neck of the .22 FTS forces the head of the pellet to flatten out resembling a hollow point. In addition, the FTS was the most accurate pellet for my rifle averaging groups of .468" c-t-c (best group was .2705" c-t-c) at 25 yards. In my pellet comparisons, the FTS tied the Beeman Crow Magnum for the 2nd best overall size consistency (measured the head, skirt & Length of several pellets from each type of pellet tested) which is good for consistent shooting. Even though the entry hole was very small .0792" in diameter (about 36% of the pellets original size with a small sized jagged star edge), it expands by 19% on impact (usually creating an oblong exit hole, about .52"x .2658" in diameter). Out of the 10 types of pellets that I tested, this pellet transferred the 4th most energy to the target (decent stopping power).
Things I would have changed: My biggest dislike is the price. The average price for the 10 types of pellets that I tested is $0.035 each, so at $0.046 each, the FTS offers great accuracy and good stopping power at a high price. I would have given this pellet a 5 in value had it been #1 instead of tied for #2 in pellet size consistency, or if it had a price point closer to $0.04 each. By the way, the head of this pellet is a very tight fit, which may be good for engaging the rifling, but problematic if you disfigure it while loading.
What others should know: Out of the 10 types of pellets that I tested, the .22 FTS round nose pellet is the 9th longest (0.257) and the 6th heaviest (14.7 gr). The other 9 pellets that I tested included the FTS, Silver Sting, Copper Head (pointed), Kodiak, Supper Dome, Silver Bear, Crow Magnum, Max Speed Flat-Nosed 7562, Silver Ace, and the Ram Jet. My rifle is a .22 Beeman GS1000 that is rated at 765 FPS by the Mfg. It is made in Spain and tends to be very inaccurate if it isn't held just the right way. Thus, I'm searching for a good hunting pellet that will help to improve my consistency and accuracy.
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17 March 2008  

Things I liked: I have tried a number of different pellets and this is my favorite. Good shape and loads easily. The most accurate and consistant .22 cal pellet I've used
Things I would have changed: Larger tin would be nice, 200 is small. Like everone else, we always like to see prices fall
What others should know: I'm happy with this pellet
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29 February 2008  

Things I liked: Accurate. Consistent. 'Nuff said.
Things I would have changed: Nothing. This is all I shoot out my .22 RX2 and .22 R1. I've tried a whole slew of other pellets and found FTS basically the best in my pellet guns.
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21 November 2007  

Things I liked: Excellent long-range accuracy and trajectory. I shoot them in an RWS 350 and they're my "go-to" pellet when accuracy is required. Consistently high performing and hit hard on the target. 100+yard accuracy on a consistent basis.
Things I would have changed: A screw-on lid for the container. Do the Europeans know something we don't in order to keep the contents from easily spilling out? I don't get it; make a screw down lid, please!
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