BSA R-10 Pellet Test
BSA R-10 Pellet Test
What’s the test about?
The whole point of the Ronnie Sunshines PAP test is that we are getting the Air rifles straight out of the box to see what the power is like, what the accuracy is like, and if a style/weight of a pellet makes a difference. The power rating which BSA set their air rifle to is 10.5 ft/LB. It would interesting to see if this is accurate or not.
Pellets we tested
So the 8 types of pellets we tested were the Domed QYS, Domed Air Arms Diabolo Field, RWS Superpoint, BSA Blue Star, Domed RWS Super Field, H&N Baracuda Hunter Extreme, Domed H&N Field Target Trophy and Domed JSB Exact Diabolo. Let’s have a look at the stats for each pellet.
So as we can see with the QYS pellets after shooting 10 shots through the chrono, we got an average of 10.4 ft/lb, and after a 5 shoot grouping, you can see how consistent these pellets were. Specs of pellet – .177 Domed, 8.48gr
Air Arms Diabolo Field
After the 10 shot chrono power test with the Air Arms, we got an average of 10.7 ft/lb which was just over the 10.5 that BSA claimed the rifle will shoot. The accuracy wasn’t bad either and just about stayed inside the centre circle. Specs of pellet – .177 Domed, 8.4gr
RWS Super Point Extra
Now, the superpoint! Where do we start… You can definitely see that accuracy is out of the window, the trouble with pointy pellets is that if the point is a tiny bit off centre, it can go anywhere. Like the target to the left. The power came in at 10.4 ft/lb matching the QYS. Spec of pellet – .177 Point, 8.2gr
BSA Blue Star
Next up is the BSA Blue Star. As you can see, it’s one of the lightest pellets, which could be a factor of the power being lower. The accuracy wasn’t great as you can see with most of the hits being in the middle ring. Spec of pellet – .177 Flat head, 8.02gr
RWS Super Field
The RWS super field came out with quite a low speed (746 fps) and power (10.3). The accuracy too was low, but grouping-wise not too bad. There wasn’t any random shots, they were all quite tight. Specs of pellet – .177 Domed, 8.4gr
H&N Baracuda Hunter Extreme
Now, Notice the power increase. The Baracuda is the heaviest pellet we tested, and by far the most powerful, coming in at 11 ft/lb. Also there is a small pellet drop due to the heavier weight. The grouping isn’t the best, but these pellets are best for pest control. Spec of pellet – .177 Cross head design, 9.57gr.
H&N Field Target Trophy
The Field Target Trophy was very close to matching the QYS on grouping. It came out bang-on 10.5 ft/lb with a very good accuracy compared to some of the other pellets. All of the 5 shots on the target basically stayed in the centre ring. Spec of pellet – .177 Domed, 8.64gr
JSB Exact Diabolo
As we can see, the JSB Exact Diabolo was not on the money in this case, but the grouping is very tight. Power came out a little over but nothing to worry about. Overall a good pellet. Spec of pellet – .177 Domed, 8.44 gr.
- Best Overall – The BSA R-10 SE came out on average exactly what BSA claimed – 10.5 ft/lb.
- Best for Power – Baracuda Hunter Extreme coming out at 11 ft/lb.
- Best For accuracy – QYS pellets
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