Airgun Pellet and BB Measurements

Weight measurements are in units of grains and are based on weighing 10 pellets and dividing the weight obtained by 10. A CED Pocket digital scale with 0.1 gr precision was used for all weight measurements. Length, skirt, and head dimensions are in units of inches and were measured using a CED digital caliper. Each dimensional measurement is the average of five individual measurements. Some brands exhibit uniform batch-to-batch properties while other brands vary all over the place. Generally, when it comes to airgun ammo, you get what you pay for.
 


Lead and Steel Pellets and BBs
 

Manufacturer

Model

Container

Wght (gr)

Length (in)

Skirt (in)

Head (in)

 

Gamo

 

Match (.177)

 

7.7

 

0.204

 

0.184

 

0.174

 

Gamo

 

Pro Magnum (.177)

 

7.9

 

0.247

 

0.185

 

0.177

 

Gamo

 

Raptor (Performance Ballistic Alloy, .177)

 

5.3

 

0.252

 

0.183

 

0.178

 

Crosman

 

Premier Super Match (.177)

 

7.9

 

0.204

 

0.181

 

0.175

 

JSB (Josef Schulz, Bohumin)

 

Match Diabolo for Luftpistolen (pistol, .177)

 

7.4

 

0.200

 

0.181

 

0.177

 

JSB (Josef Schulz, Bohumin)

 

Match Diabolo for Luftgewehr (rifle, .177)

 

8.0

 

0.217

 

0.178

 

0.176

 

JSB (Josef Schulz, Bohumin)

 

S100 (.177)

 

8.2

 

0.220

 

0.179

 

0.177

 

RWS (Dynamit Nobel)

 

 

R 10 Match (Premium Line, .177)

7.0

 

0.205

 

0.181

 

0.176

 

 

RWS (Dynamit Nobel)

 

CO2 Target (.177)

 

7.2

 

0.200

 

0.183

 

0.176

 

RWS (Dynamit Nobel)

 

Hobby (Sport Line, .177)

 

7.0

 

0.210

 

0.187

 

0.177

 

RWS (Dynamit Nobel)

 

Meisterkugeln (Professional Line, Rifle, .177)

 

 

8.2

 

0.212

 

0.184

 

0.176

 

RWS (Dynamit Nobel)

 

 

Meisterkugeln (Professional Line, Pistol, .177)

 

6.9

 

0.204

 

0.180

 

0.174

 

RWS (Dynamit Nobel)

 

Meisterkugeln for pistols and rifles (.177)

 

7.8

 

0.222

 

0.185

 

0.177

 

RWS (Dynamit Nobel)

 

 

Superdome (Field Line, .177)

 

8.2

 

0.248

 

0.186

 

0.176

 

H&N (Haendler & Natermann)

 

Finale Match (Special Selected Airrifle Pellets, .177)

 

8.1

 

0.219

 

0.182

 

0.177

 

H&N (Haendler & Natermann)

 

 

Finale Match (High Speed, Special Selected Airpistol Pellets, .177)

 

 

7.3

 

0.215

 

0.181

 

0.175

 

Beeman

 

H&N Match (.22)

 

13.6

 

0.248

 

0.222

 

0.218

 

Gamo

 

Match (.22)

 

13.9

 

0.261

 

0.225

 

0.216

 

Daisy

 

Precision Max Flat-Nosed (.22)

 

14.1

 

0.224

 

0.226

 

0.216

 

JSB (Josef Schulz, Bohumin)

 

Predator Hunting Pellet (.22)

 

 

16.2

 

0.412

 

0.221

 

0.218

 

JSB (Josef Schulz, Bohumin)

 

Diabolo Match Jumbo (.22)

 

15.1

 

0.246

 

0.220

 

0.216

 

RWS (Dynamit Nobel)

 

Meisterkugeln (Professional Line, .22)

 

14.0

 

0.252

 

0.224

 

0.215

 

H&N (Haendler & Natermann)

 

Match-Kugeln (for luftgewehr, .22)

 

13.4

 

0.246

 

0.223

 

0.218



RWS


Hobby (.22)



12.1


0.254


0.222


0.216
 

H&N (Haendler & Natermann)

 

 

Przisions Rundkugeln (fűr Luftgewehre, .22 copper coated lead balls)

 

 

15.4

 

0.217

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

Gamo

 

Round (.22)

 

15.2

 

0.218

 

n/a

 

n/a



Benjamin


Round Air Rifle Shot(.22, made in W. Germany)



15.2


0.215


n/a


n/a
 

H&N (Haendler & Natermann)

 


Pr
zisions Rundkugeln (.177 copper coated lead balls)



 

 

8.4

 

0.177

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

Gamo

 

Round (.177)

 

 

8.0

 

0.176

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

Beeman

 

H&N Perfect Rounds (.177)

 

8.3

 

0.178

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

Avanti

 

Precision Ground Shot (.177)

 

 

5.5

 

0.174

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

Crosman

 

Copperhead Premium BBs (.177)

 

5.1

 

0.170

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

Daisy

 

Precision Max BBs (.177)

 

5.3

 

0.172

 

n/a

 

n/a



Chief AJ


Exhibition Grade BBs (.177), appears to be the same as Avanti Precision Ground Shot



 



5.5


0.174


n/a


n/a
 

RWS

 

 

 

Match Grade Precision Steel BBs (.177)



 

 

5.4

 

 

0.174

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

 

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