Written on: 19/12/2010 by mattycons59 (7 reviews written)
Despite reading a lot of very negative reviews about these pellets I still decided to go ahead and buy a small box of 100 to try them out. It's true what some people have said, they do have terrific penetration. BUT, beyond 10 yards they are wildly innaccurate and extremely unstable. I thought at first I was just being really bad at shooting on the day in question, however, a quick change and a couple of shots using Napier Power Hunter pellets and I was reassured that I'm not that bad after... (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2010
after firing 10 these through my hw77 i dry fired into a cloth and got a very fine cobweb of yellow plastic, out with the cleaning kit and back to superdomes (read more)
Written on: 08/02/2010 by ken68 (4 reviews written)
my HW97k turns into an armour piercing master piece lol i have used these in the past with different rifles ...i wounldnt hunt with them your right you want something to give all energy in the game , but these pellets impressed me to this day for penetration. thought i tested this on my halfolds tool box and put a hole in it opps... for field target heavy metals things like that it is fun ,take it with a pinch of salt.. for me very accurate but then again there are better target pellets out... (read more)
Written on: 29/11/2009
Personally I like the idea of a non-lead pellet, purely becuase I don't want my quarry to suffer from lead poisoning if it doesn't kill, and the dogs can't catch it before it goes to ground. These pellets are the 'safer' option for folk with my views.
BUT, I am certain that my rifle is firing at well above the UK legal limit for a non-licensed rifle. I have a Hatsan mod 60, and from 10 meters the pellets go straight through 10mm ply as if it is nothing but paper. Then I tried at a peice of... (read more)
Written on: 04/08/2009
I bought these prometheus hunting pellets because I was impressed with the hype and they look good. However at 20 metres I am getting 8 inch groupings! Very poor over a distance, I have yet to try them at 10 metres, but because of the poor result at 20 metres I have put them away and haven't been able to work up the enthusiasm to try them again. Oh btw, i tried them in 2 guns, first was my Crossman ratcatcher co2, and then with my HW90k, so no one can say its me gun! (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2009 by kylep89 (2 reviews written)
Well gentlemen and ladies I havn't a bad comment bout these Prometheus Hunting .22 pellets!! I found them very acurate and hard hitting in my crossman 2240. Found they where going through 2mm steel containers, shot a pidgeon through the head with it !!! great pellets!! (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2009 by Kimm742 (56 reviews written)
Bit of a mixed bag, these .22 Prometheus. Never had the problem with plastic fouling, the main problem has been consistency. My younger son is quite a marksman, no matter what the gun or the sights, and he can take out 3 or 4 crows or pigeons, headshots at 25-30 yards no problem. The next shot will then go wide by miles. Also, not suited to quite a few guns full stop. I myself have fired one and followed it's flight, glinting in the sunlight, performing the most amazing spirals and swerves... (read more)
Written on: 03/12/2008 by nickmatt59 (1 review written)
These pellets can seriously damage your rifle, they leave fine strands of plastic in the barrel. I suspect this is due to friction melting of the yellow plastic skirt, whilst the pellet travels up the barrel.
The power also increased from 11.5 lb/ft to 16-18 lb/ft (Not legal in UK)
Gun used Webley Longbow 22
I have also read a review elsewhere on the site of damage to rifle crowning.
Written on: 13/10/2008 by johnny987 (4 reviews written)
The Prometheus Hunting pellets are light and quite good. They are quite expensive as well. Compared to lead they are as accurate either over shorter distances - about 15 metres (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2008 by tranceaddict27 (2 reviews written)
i did a simple test with these (I use a cometa fenix 400 which loves crossman premiers/accupels) i had been shooting at various objects all day at differing ranges and decided that id my prometheus's a try. i shot at a 2 inch target from about 15 yards and the pellet hit at about 1 and a half inches BELOW said target. i then went back to ma crossmans and put one dead centre. they're not even CHEAP rubbish avoid like the plague (read more)
Written on: 21/05/2008 by muzzrat (18 reviews written)
After using a large variety of lead pellets I one day noticed these rather deadly looking projectiles appear at my local gunsmiths and despite the rather off putting price of around £5 per 100 I decided I had to have them. On my next target shooting trip I eagerly snapped open the box and started using the new ammo, my first shot was a complete miss, and the second and so on but as I had the target on a large and luckily new board I could see that the shots hadn't just missed the point of... (read more)
Written on: 05/05/2008 by smazurczak (1 review written)
They look like the business but when using a weihrauch HW 1ooT I could not get less than an half an inch grouping at 20m. they were unpredictable as to where they would hit. (read more)
Written on: 06/11/2007 by Jaffa400 (1 review written)
You have to give things a chance, compare the product to others in the same range.
And I'm sorry to say that I just cant get on with Prometheus pellets.
Maybe they don't suit the weapon I use (Cometa Fenix 400) or maybe they are just to light, but what ever the reason I just cant recommend these pellets to any one. (read more)
Written on: 06/09/2007 by watchsecurity (1 review written)
In the words of Monty Python, let us not go to Prometheus, it is a silly place!
These little blighters looked good when I was a kid as they looked a bit like "real bullets". In reality, they are in no way better than lead, suffer from over penetration (referring back to "looking good when I was a kid, trust me younger shooters, over penetration is not a good thing, your quarry will bolt and will be then left to die slowly from it's straight through wound, not a good thing) and are way more... (read more)
Written on: 13/07/2007 by Biffo1262 (10 reviews written)
I think the accuracy problem has something to do with the exposed front face of the plastic skirt. I find they tend to tumble far too often and when I have checked the face of them, the offset strike mark seems to bear that out. Quite honestly I don't think you can beat the consistency of the traditional lead pellet for target shooting or hunting, in particular the better quality one's like Crosman Accupell's AND they're cheaper. (read more)
Written on: 15/06/2007 by Cognition (90 reviews written)
I don't agree with what other people have said about Prometheus Hunting pellets - I have found them to be good given the tasks provided.
In particular, these pellets excel at close range pest control - such as shooting rats at anything less than about 30 yards.
I have found no problems with Prometheus Hunting pellets, other than the fact that they're expensive - and I'm not exactly sure why this is so.
Recommended for short range pest control purposes, but not so much for target work as... (read more)
Written on: 11/05/2006 by jayhunter (8 reviews written)
I found on the whole these Prometheus Hunting .22 pellets perform quite well until you try and use them on a windy day, unlike most pellets I have used they seemed to be blown all over the place. On a calm day they were OK but nothing really special (or maybe they just didn't suit my gun) my friend seemed to quite like them but never seemed to bag as many bunnies as I did using accupell. The reasons for his lack of quarry were a matter of much debate between us but he insisted the pellets... (read more)
Written on: 30/12/2005 by tomftuning (4 reviews written)
At 25 yards I could not achieve a grouping of less than 6 inches. Upon checking the barrel after firing about 25 the barrel was stinking with bits of plastic left inside. (read more)
Written on: 16/10/2005 by jorg20057000
Never again will I buy the Prometheus Hunting .22. Now I have to pay for my air rifle to be fixed and machined. I was doing some chronograph tests and accuracy tests, and when I fired the Prometheus Hunting .22 I noticed the accuracy was really bad at just ten meters, so when I shone a light down the barrel, I noticed some of the rifling chipped off near the crown. Now I have to pay to get it fixed. Do you think the people who make this rubbish will take responsibility? No I don't think so! (read more)
Written on: 12/10/2005 by jorg20057000
I bought some Prometheus Hunting .22, and I have found them accurate. Grouping was OK, and was about an extra 100fps faster than an ordinary lead Beeman Silver Bear 12.6 grn I compared them with, but as for penetration, I found the lead pellets were penetrating more than the Prometheus into a sheet of plywood. Tests were done at 20 meters. As for firing these through an expensive air rifle, I wouldn't recommend it, as I've heard from several people that they have damaged the barrel with... (read more)
Written on: 16/09/2004 by Mr Blobby
I've used Prometheus Hunting pellets in my Saxby and Palmer Ensign rifle for years. They are accurate and consistent in this gun, and have no trouble dispatching rabbit, woodies or magpies at 30yds+ with a single head shot. I always liked the pellets being non-lead. Expensive - maybe, but if you make every shot count that doesn't matter that much, and anyway they are much cheaper then shotgun cartridges. (read more)
Written on: 09/11/2003 by thumper (19 reviews written)
When I seen these Prometheus Hunting .22 pellets in my local gunshop I couldnt resist giving them a go, I am a complete sucker for novelties!
Prometheus Hunting have to be the lightest .22 calibre pellet I have ever used, they weigh in at 8.52 grains, which is lighter than a lot of .177s and due to its weight it does get blown about a hell of a lot by anything more than a moderate breeze. They look more like an unfired fullbore round than a pellet, the waist being made of plastic and the... (read more)