Written on: 20/08/2004 by UrkiE UK (4 reviews written)
Very carefully made, Double skirting, accurate enough.
Too Mallable (sp?).
Accuracy is dependant on the few important assets of gunning. One of those assets is the pellet used.
Webley hustlers are the only pellets I've used for a long while, and I must say myself that they are very much adequately refined pellets. Though this is subject to the fact that my Beeman FH500 apparently loves pointed pellets, and I definitely see it. The hustler sits very cleanly in the bore of the barrel as it is broken, and when fired (using the FH500 with webley 4x32) offers quite a fine level of accuracy. However, in my Baikal IZH-38, these pellets seem to be 'stiff' when i'm inserting them into the barrel, and this could be a sign of the Hustler not being universally compatible with all respectably recognised guns. I'm unsure as to whether this 'friction' is affecting accuracy and speed, for I haven't bothered looking into it. But from memory, the Marksman pellets I first had were much cleaner to insert, and from my own judgement seemed to travel faster.
The backing material for my targets is a rather old, thin wooden fence. This wood is by no means very strong, yet the pellets penetrate into the wood by a mere few millimetres. In almost all cases, the tail is still sticking out, and even then, the pellet is often heavily mis-shapen and crushed. BUT, the attribute i'm most looking for is accuracy, not penetration, as I simply plink, never hunt. Judging from the results here, These pellets are really only going to be completely effective against very small animals - rats and mice - but will lack the integrity to carry the power through the flesh of larger animals to make a clean kill.
These pellets are usually only 3 pounds a tin, so I can't expect world class features, but they'll do me for plinking.