AA 410 ERBSL, setup and ready to be sighted-in with DYNAMIC PCP-2 tin alloy pellets.
Last time, I posted a typical 30 shot string using the 18 grain JSB Jumbo Heavy's in my AA 410ERBSL. This time I will show how the rifle performs with the 14.5 grain, DYNAMIC 5.54mm head diameter, tin alloy pellets.
Not everyone needs, or even cares about shooting a non-lead pellet. However, in my case, a couple of ranches that I hunt ground squirrels on in California, have banned the use of all types of lead ammunition, including lead airgun pellets.
I've been using the DYNAMIC tin pellets for about five years now. The accuracy in several of my guns is every bit as good as the best lead pellets. However, like any pellet, lead or non-lead, some guns just won't shoot them. My .20 cal LOGUN MK II for example, will not shoot the SPC-5 tin pellet worth a hoot. The only way to know if your gun will shoot them, is to get some and give them a try.
When I first started using them years ago, the internet experts let me know that I was going to shoot my barrels out with the tin pellets. Now, the fact that I was one of the first to try them, I was getting them direct from England, and the experts had never even seen them, let alone actually used them, didn't matter, according to them, for sure my barrels were toast.
I can now tell you, after close to five years of use, and thousands of DYNAMIC tin pellets through several airgun barrels, FX 2000, FX Whisper, and FX Monsoon, that they have had zero impact on the accuracy of the barrels. I switch back and forth between shooting lead in Arizona, and tin in California, and the guns always still shoot the lead pellets as well as they did before I started shooting tin in the guns, years ago.
If you find yourself in a situation, like I did, where you need a high quality non-lead pellet, give the DYNAMIC line a look. They are imported by Airguns of Arizona.
The accuracy is excellent in my AA 410ERBSL. The target below shows seven shots at 55 yards. I shot this while doing the final sight-in of the rifle, in preperation for hunting ground squirrels. There was a little left to right breeze that got me on the last shot, but you can see that they shoot very well. The black dot is one inch.
Every rifle is a bit different, but here is how mine performs with the tin pellets.
AA 410ERBSL 30 shot string, shooting the 14.5 grain, DYNAMIC 5.54mm head diameter tin pellet, with a 2900 psi fill.
1 - 937 10 - 953 19 - 958 28 - 941
2 - 934 11 - 953 20 - 956 29 - 943
3 - 939 12 - 960 21 - 960 30 - 936
4 - 935 13 - 960 22 - 955
5 - 941 14 - 958 23 - 957
6 - 946 15 - 960 24 - 953
7 - 953 16 - 965 25 - 953
8 - 947 17 - 964 26 - 947
9 - 945 18 - 960 27 - 948
AVG - 950 fps
ES - 31 fps
FPE - 29
As you can see below, the performance on ground squirrels is excellent. The superb accuracy came into play several times on shots out to 80+ yards.