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(480) 461-1113
1970 W Elliot Rd. Ste 109
Gilbert, AZ 85233, USA

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NOTE: On the first Wednesday of each month, we close at 12:30pm for internal training.

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There are two main types of airgun ammunition: pellets and BBs.

Pellets are generally wasp-waisted cylinders made of lead or non-lead alloys and provide the highest accuracy in the rifled barrels of adult precision air rifles and air pistols. Pellets of various calibers are available in flat-nose, round-nose, pointed, and hollow-point configurations.

There are several factors to keep in mind when selecting an airgun caliber:

    Accuracy -- Every airgun will have a particular pellet that it likes and will produce the best accuracy. Having a wide spectrum of pellets increases the odds of finding a pellet that will work well in a particular airgun. If accuracy is the sole concern, .177 offers the greatest variety of pellets, with .22 would be close behind.

    Weight – The lightest pellets (between 4 and 5 grains) available are .177, but it is rare to find a .177 pellet heavier than about 16 grains. By contrast, .25 caliber pellets are available as heavy as 34.9 grains and usually not lighter than 17.7 grains.

  • Speed and trajectory – Shot from the same airgun powerplant, a light pellet will generally fly faster than a heavy pellet. At any given velocity, however, a heavier pellet will carry more energy down range and will usually retain it longer than a light pellet that was launched at the same speed. Because of these considerations, for a really fast, flat trajectory out to, say, 50 yards or so, .177 would be a good choice. But for greater ranges, a bigger caliber with heavier pellets would be more appropriate.

  • Power and impact – Launched at equal velocities, a heavy pellet will typically deliver more foot-pounds of energy to the target than a light pellet. If velocity and accuracy are equal, for greater hitting power, chose the heaviest pellet and largest caliber.

  • Wound ballistics – Bigger pellets produce bigger holes, but smaller diameter pellets often penetrate deeper.

BBs are round balls generally made of steel (although lead BBs are available in some calibers).

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Crosman Copperhead BBs
The only copper-coated steel BB's.
Umarex Precision Steel BBs 1500ct
Reliable quality and high penetration.
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RWS Diabolo Basic .177 Pellets
The Diabolo Basic pellet by RWS combines a blend of quality and...
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RWS Hobby Pellets
Hobby Pellets by RWS are a great air gun sporting pellet. They're light...
RWS Super-H-Point Pellets
The Hollow Point expansion type pellet was especially developed for field...
RWS Superdome Pellets
Ideal for both target practice and general use.
RWS Superpoint Pellets
The name really says it all. The RWS Superpoint Pellet was designed primarily...
RWS HyperMAX Lead-Free Pellets
RWS HyperMax Pellets tested 30% faster than standard lead pellets.
Crosman Premier Hollow Point Pellets
The perfect pellets for small game hunting.
Crosman Premier Super Match Pellets .177
The pellets chosen by winning competitors.
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Crosman Premier Super Point Pellets .177
The standard pointed pellet and the new super-pointed version tend to hold...
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Diana High Power .22 Pellets
High quality, heavy domed air rifle pellets.
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H&N Grizzly Bullets
Heavy hunting bullets.
H&N Sport Pellets
Low-cost training match pellet for ambitious hobby shooters.
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RWS Supermag .177 Pellets
A heavier wadcutter pellet, the RWS Super Mag was designed for the more...
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H&N Baracuda Green Pellets
Lead-free, lightweight high-velocity pellet with maximum accuracy for...
RWS Meisterkugeln Pistol .177 Pellets
The same great accuracy as its heavier brother but built a little lighter for...
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RWS Meisterkugeln Rifle Pellets
For decades RWS Meisterkugeln pellets have been part of every ambitious air...
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