Pellets & #2 & #4 Blanks

by E Sisk, Thursday, May 09, 2024, 21:40 (69 days ago)

No joy in a Bearcat cylinder. #2 blanks left skirts in forcing cone and cylinder gap, tying up cylinder rotation. #4 blanks left skirt in cylinder. Abismal accuracy with anything that made it out the barrel. Next go round will try with Contender, maybe seat pellet against the rifling.

.22 Caliber Round Ball Worked Pretty Nice ..

by JimT, Texas, Thursday, May 09, 2024, 21:50 (69 days ago) @ E Sisk

I was using primed Long Rifle cases instead of blanks.

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The primed cases are Russian. I just pushed the ball onto the end of the Long Rifle case, smeared a little grease on it and loaded them in the Bearcat Shopkeeper and fired them. Velocity was about a like a spring powered BB gun ... 300 fps or so. 1 grain of Bullseye makes 'em sing!

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Pellets & #2 & #4 Blanks

by Paul ⌂, Friday, May 10, 2024, 06:55 (69 days ago) @ E Sisk

What pellets are you using? A lot of pellets are dead soft and don't take heavy blasts of air/gas very well. I think you might get better results from some of the heavier pellets designed for the "magnum" pcp rifles. JTS makes pellets up to 25 grains in 22 caliber, if I recall correctly. Or, as Jim suggests, the Gamo round ball ammo as there's no skirt to blow off. Take a look at Pyramyd Air for an idea on the various kinds of ammo available for airguns today. They even offer slugs as well as the traditional skirted pellets.

Pellets & #2 & #4 Blanks

by RayLee, Friday, May 10, 2024, 20:28 (69 days ago) @ E Sisk
edited by RayLee, Friday, May 10, 2024, 20:34

You have to load the pellets nose to aft and skirt to fore. Folk have been shooting primer-only .22 centerfires thusly for at least four decades. Won't work with the nose forward as you have discovered.

If there is the problem of the undersized pellet not staying back against the blank in your application, then a minute smear of grease/petroleum jelly is usually enough to hold it in place. The disadvantage if firing into the wind or dead calm is the diesel smoke smell from that grease.

B.T.W. the most fun I have had with this theme (blanks/pellets) is with the break-open beretta 21-A. Also works in the taurus .25 acp near copy with shotshell primers. The .25 airgun pellets can be pricey per shot but the big stores (cabela's, etc.) often clearance them for $2 to $4 a tin.

The mention of.....

by RayLee, Saturday, May 11, 2024, 06:00 (68 days ago) @ RayLee

the need of holding pellet back is because of use of these.....

https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/product/productId/77734

They being much shorter than other blanks.

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