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    22 Round Ball for Airguns

    As far as I can tell there are no 22 round ball molds made anywhere in the world now. I would like to propose a Group Buy for an 8 cavity MP mold, .224" Round Ball. GhostHawk has reported some good accuracy with his Sharpshooter USA RB mold but that is no longer being made and none on the bay. Comments? Suggestions?
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    If it was me I'd go to .223.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostHawk View Post
    If it was me I'd go to .223.

    Good luck.
    Thank You! I should get some gauges. Pellet skirts seem to be .224" and the heads .215".
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    A .224 round ball would be too large for airgun barrels.... It would be very likely to get stuck, or at the minimum provide low velocity compared to its ~ 16 gr. weight.... Airgun barrels run anywhere from 0.217" to 0.221" groove diameter.... Pellet skirts are oversize, they crush down on loading and then expand to fit the bore when the air hits them.... You could try # F shot, but dropped shot varies so much in diameter you will likely be disappointed.... Perhaps you could get a mould for them?....

    Bob

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    I think I still have some H&N copper plated .22 round balls yet.(for airguns) I'll see if I can mic them to see what the diameter is.

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    I'm not impressed with the accuracy of the .22 round balls I recently purchased.

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Gamo-Roun...2-Cal/49334274

    https://www.pyramydair.com/product/g...ls-250ct?p=610

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    Quote Originally Posted by NyFirefighter357 View Post
    I'm not impressed with the accuracy of the .22 round balls I recently purchased.

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Gamo-Roun...2-Cal/49334274

    https://www.pyramydair.com/product/g...ls-250ct?p=610
    I am not surprised...but would you share your accuracy results? It would shed some light on the subject as I doubt a cast round ball would shoot better the commercial RBs you used.

    For some folks, a 3/4'" group at 20 ft may be all they need to plink in the basement or garage. If they enjoy casting, it would help address if cast pellets are a good fit before investing $100+ on a mold. From the research I have done to date, casting for air guns does not meet my needs.

    BTW, Ghosthawk sent me a link on the weekend. Amazon had Crosman pellets on sale. I got 2000 got $26.44 delivered. Just checked and the sale is over. There was a limit of 4 tins or I would have order a lot more.

    I will keep checking air gun retailers and Amazon to stock up on pellets for next year. Pyramyd Air has a 15% off promotion until the end of the year, and Air Guns of Arizona has a buy 3 and get one free promotion on select offerings. I expect more sales as winter sets in and demand drops.
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