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★★★★★

“I use them with a recently Maccari-tuned FWB 124...”

Written on: 27/10/2008

I use them with a recently Maccari-tuned FWB 124 Sporter. The point of impact is slightly lower and to the right from, say, Crosman 10.5 grains. In fact there is no need to change the scope or open sights setting when switching pellets, from 9.7 or 10.5 Crosmans to 21.0 grains Piledrivers (in my FWB 124). Aiming a little higher and to the left allowed top accuracy with vengeance. They don't penetrate but knock out the target with great energy transfer. Everything caves-in when hit -- even -- at… Read Full Review

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“An incredible pellet! With my Rifle approaching...”

Written on: 18/09/2008 by devonpestcontrol (1 review written)

An incredible pellet! With my Rifle approaching 1000fps in .177, conventional pellets give inconsistent results - they lose stability every 2-3 shots. Piledrivers just zing along in a nice straight line until they devastate the target at the other end. Not so hot on angled shots (IE Squirrels) but the best for long range rabbit control… Read Full Review

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“Accuracy improved dramatically when the base was...”

Written on: 13/06/2008 by Daan Wessels (3 reviews written)

Accuracy improved dramatically when the base was flared with a centre punch to fit in the grooves, probably because of even pressure release on exiting the muzzle. Much less keyholing experienced with flared bases. I look forward to somewhat thinner skirt and deeper cavity at the base of this pellet.

With improved stability this will be a super rodent and (very) small game (e.g. rabbits) hunting pellet.

Why not try a plastic skirt/stabiliser on the base?… Read Full Review

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“got hold of some in .177 4.46 head size 12ftlbs rifle...”

Written on: 15/01/2008 by condomjohn (7 reviews written)

got hold of some in .177 4.46 head size 12ftlbs rifle = .22 trajectory, very heavy pellets for non FAC, took a bit of getting used to being so used to flatter trajectories, various head sizes are available, i chose according to rifle suggested by air gunner, would recommend to try, wont work for everyone im sure but then what does?… Read Full Review

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“The UK Air Gun press have reviewed these Prometheus...”

Written on: 06/11/2006 by Doctabob (1 review written)

The UK Air Gun press have reviewed these Prometheus Piledriver Pellets and thought they were almost the best thing since sliced bread, and whilst they are intended for high-power air rifles, they suggested that they might be good in (UK) legal limit guns too. So I did.

Well these pellets are very heavy and looking at the ones in the pellet trap/target holder, they spread really well, so for use as a vermin control pellet they would be great, but the trouble is that you do need to actually hit… Read Full Review

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Pax's Response to Doctabob's Review

Written on: 21/11/2006

As the manufacturer of these pellets, I am quite surprised that you got groups of 6" at 20 yards with the .177 Piledriver pellets.
<br/>Which body size did you use - 4.46mm or 4.5mm? And what was the kinetic energy of the Solo that you were using?
<br/>In our tests with the 4.5mm body using a Walther barrel (which we will gladly repeat in front of you or another witness) the size of group at 25 yards will not exceed 5mm c/c.
<br/>Please let me have your comments on the above.

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Shotthedot's Response to Doctabob's Review

Written on: 25/07/2008

These are fantastic bullets.Rabbits are now hibernating in my town because of me and my prom drivers!!

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Daan Wessels's Response to Doctabob's Review

Written on: 16/06/2008

I could only find 4.46 piledrivers in 1.77 in South Africa. My rifle probably takes 4.5 as the 4.46 is slightly loosefitting and inaccurate. (See my review ).
<br/>It seems as if the piledriver has not been properly advertised here, as it is not in demand and very few people know about it. Al my friends are highly interested and are awaiting further developments/availability of 4.5 piledrivers in 1.77 eagerly.
<br/>Many airgun owners would give their eyeteeth for something with a little more energy retention.
<br/>Cost is high at approx RSA Rand R56.00 per 125 as compared to approx RSA rand R40.00 per 500 for standard pellets (Marksman green box and Gamo Pro Magnum) but so are the potential advantages!
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Daan Wessels's Response to Doctabob's Review

Written on: 15/06/2008

I found this review helpful because.it supported my own findings. It also made me think of a solution or 2 for Prometheus, 1 of which I tried with success, that is "removing" the boattail by flaring the base to make it fit snug in the grooves. Slightly enlarging the base cavity also helps to cause the 4.46 mm to seat better in the grooves, impart spin and stabilise the pellet on the minie principle. The manufacturer would do well to research this aspect with a view to enable it to be used it accurately in lower powered air guns. (Mine is a Diana mod. 24).

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Dreadheadmarksman's Response to Doctabob's Review

Written on: 11/07/2007

in response to pax
<br/>ok granted the uk does have a tendancy to blast us with any excuse possible to take away any of our freedoms they can (including air rifle power)
<br/>but if a chinese company can go through the trouble to completely re-write its labels in english then surely your company can add a little footnote to its packaging for the uk that says FAC ONLY!!!
<br/>maybe it would be a good idea to make slightly lighter pellets for the uk but still in piledriver form at say 10 grains or less i dunno i'm not a guntech
<br/>i also appreciate that your company does test its products but at the end of the day if a consumer says your product is ineffective you have to follow it up not just say "our tests prove this" or "our tests prove that" it doesn't mean this guy ISN'T getting rubbish groupings at 25 yards
<br/>so far i have only tried your hunting pellets which were a bit of a disappointment to tell the truth the look and packaging was spot on but the product failed to deliver I'm not trying to have a go or badmouth your company but when a product is scoring 5.6 or 1.0 on a non bias public forum its time to take note and make improvements NOT excuses
<br/>i wish your company all the best for the future, take care

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Pax's Response to Doctabob's Review

Written on: 15/04/2007

I feel that your &#039; reviewer&#039; should read the following:
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<br/> Piledriver Pellets – for distribution at the AMTA meeting on Wednesday 29 Nov 2006
<br/>How was the 12ft /lbs energy limited for rifles and 6ft.lbs for pistols conceived?
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<br/>Prior to the 1969 Dangerous Air weapons Act, there was no power limit for air rifles or pistols.
<br/>The two leading British air rifles at that time were the Webley Mk3 and the BSA Air Sporter, which achieved about 12ft.lbs. The Webley Premier pistol achieved under 4 ft.lbs.
<br/>The American pump up .20 Sheridan achieved considerably more than 12ft.lbs and the Crosman CO2 pistol over 6 ft.lbs. These U.S. products started to make inroads into the British market.
<br/>It was at this time that the Chiswick flyover was being built and some disgruntled person fed up with the noise started taking pot shots at the vehicles, and when apprehended, the rifle was found to be a Sheridan.
<br/>What an opportunity to stop this rifle in its tracks.
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<br/>I was reliably informed in 1970, by Mr. Davies a senior employee of the then Webley and Scott Ltd. that a Member of Parliament, related to one of the directors of the two companies, complained bitterly about “these dangerous air rifles” in the House. Consequently the Sheridan and other American pump ups were put on ticket. Also for good measure the American Crosman CO2 pistols and rifles, because they used "toxic" gas. So what started as a form of protection for the British airgun industry has since then plagued us with this "capable" legal limit of 12 ft.lbs for rifles and 6ft.lbs for pistols. It probably never was envisaged that there would be modern mainly PCP British rifles and pistols.
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<br/>First may I say that I have empathy, as both a pellet and airgun manufacturer with your problems having to reduce the power of your rifles to ensure they fall below the 12 ft.lbs legal limit when using the .177 Piledriver
<br/>21 grain pellet. We have also had to modify our own Phoenix and a test sheet dated 20 Nov 2006, which is attached, was witnessed by Peter Knight, the MD.of BSA, when he called to see us. It can be seen that all the pellets tested, including the 21 grain.177 Piledriver, show a similar kinetic energy of about 11ft.lbs.
<br/>If we can achieve this, why can’t those major manufacturers with all their years of experience do likewise?
<br/>As a commercial company we have to innovate to survive and had to find a niche in the market. Following numerous requests for a high quality pellet for FAC rifles to compete with the Korean Daisung .22 pellet and replace the .22 Eley Magum, we initially made a 30 grain .22 boat-tail pellet and demonstrated it to the sales and technical managers of Airgunsport /Logun. After initial enthusiasm nothing transpired, but then Jeff Cooper the MD of Airgunsport/Logun asked if we could also make a .177 version, which we did. Regrettably the 21 grain .177 Piledriver pellet, also designed for FAC rifles, increased the kinetic energy of some sub 12ft.lbs air rifles. This is no different to many other pellets. For example, the .22 Hobby pellet, weighing about 12 grains, does substantially increase the kinetic energy over the heavier 14.5 grain and 16 grain pellets in many spring piston/gas ram rifles.
<br/>Having tried to work with some (nameless) manufacturers who had high powered FAC air rifles, but to no avail, we had to go it alone. At the last AMTA meeting held on the 24 April 2006, I informed all those present that the soon to be released 177 Piledriver pellet would cause an increase in power by about 15% to 20% in some rifles; no interest whatsoever seemed to be shown by anyone. In fact it was only in September, after numerous telephone calls, that John Cooper of Falcon gave us the pleasure of his company and was to report back with his findings to Bill Saunders of Air Arms, who was away in South Africa. It was found that there was no increase in power of Falcon air rifles but an increase of over 20% in the S 400/410 Air Arms.
<br/>Tony Belas of Daystate visited us just prior to the launch of the Piledriver and having seen the increase in performance in some sub 12ft /lbs; suggested that we state on the pellet boxes "suits FAC pre-charged rifles" which we have done. By doing this it was hoped that it would not be used in forensic tests, unless there was another crime committed.
<br/>When Air Arms and Daystate introduced their pellets, which gave higher kinetic energy in PCP rifles than most of the other pellets on the market, why did nobody kick up such a fuss? It would therefore seem that some manufacturers want nothing but their imported pellets with a badged British name. They fill their pockets, without having undergone anything like the considerable expense we have endured for the many years spent on R & D, special purpose machines and tooling, not to mention patent agent fees.
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<br/>So whist wanting us to discontinue the Piledriver pellets “for the good of the British airgun industry”,
<br/>no mention is made for the good of the country as jobs and currency are being exported.
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<br/>HughEarl Pax Guns.

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Druid 66's Response to Doctabob's Review

Written on: 14/04/2007

I refuse to buy your pellets until you print the words;
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<br/>"Recommended For FAC Air Rifles Only" on the tin.
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<br/>You are being highly irresponsible by not doing this, as by UK law. the Police could test any legal limit AR with your pellets and it will probably push it over 12ftlb limit.
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<br/>This 'failure to display' is currently upsetting many Air gunners, and is probably costing you Sales!!

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