CPH pexpansion at 30yrds.

CPH pexpansion at 30yrds.

Joined: July 20th, 2006, 2:36 am

July 24th, 2006, 11:56 pm #1

Rifle- Gamo Shadow 1000
Yards- 30
Target- Coke botlle full of water.

I did a test. Not scientific. But just to see if the hollow points
really did expand. They were shot at a distance of 30yrds. The target was
a 20oz. Coke bottle filled with water.I filled the bottles all the way up. With as little air as possible. So there wouldn't be any give in the bottle. I also tried the Gamo mags, but they went in and out, never to be found.

The results.
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Did it holow?
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Two Hollows
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BTW- I have no idea what the drug name on the pad is for, It was Freebie.


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Joined: October 8th, 2003, 12:41 pm

July 25th, 2006, 1:04 am #2

....and compare the Premier Hollow point to the Premier Domed (CPL). Same basic pellet, except for the HP part...
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Joined: May 21st, 2006, 6:31 pm

July 25th, 2006, 2:18 am #3

Rifle- Gamo Shadow 1000
Yards- 30
Target- Coke botlle full of water.

I did a test. Not scientific. But just to see if the hollow points
really did expand. They were shot at a distance of 30yrds. The target was
a 20oz. Coke bottle filled with water.I filled the bottles all the way up. With as little air as possible. So there wouldn't be any give in the bottle. I also tried the Gamo mags, but they went in and out, never to be found.

The results.
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Did it holow?
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Two Hollows
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BTW- I have no idea what the drug name on the pad is for, It was Freebie.

I did that with Crosman Premier Hollow Points, before my guns spring broke.
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Joined: February 4th, 2006, 8:11 pm

July 25th, 2006, 2:52 am #4

Rifle- Gamo Shadow 1000
Yards- 30
Target- Coke botlle full of water.

I did a test. Not scientific. But just to see if the hollow points
really did expand. They were shot at a distance of 30yrds. The target was
a 20oz. Coke bottle filled with water.I filled the bottles all the way up. With as little air as possible. So there wouldn't be any give in the bottle. I also tried the Gamo mags, but they went in and out, never to be found.

The results.
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Did it holow?
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Two Hollows
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BTW- I have no idea what the drug name on the pad is for, It was Freebie.

because you are not getting much power out of your shadow. My RWS 320 (B20) puts out a little less than 12fpe, but at almost 30 yds it will punch all the way through a one gallon milk jug full of water.

The second thing is that beeman Crowmagnums are great for expansion. They've got a huge cup on the front. I've used them successfully on small game. They lose lots of power at 40yds and beyond though.
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Joined: July 20th, 2006, 2:36 am

July 25th, 2006, 4:18 am #5

I can use other pellets that will go through it at 40yrds.
But these do not, They make a small dent on the back, but no pass through.

I staid in the first post I tried Gamo Mags, and they went straight through it.
The reason I bought these pellets, was due to over penetration. So I tested them.
And they do not penetrate as deep, but do not open up as I expected them to.
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Joined: February 4th, 2006, 8:11 pm

July 25th, 2006, 11:37 pm #6

They expand quite a bit.
As I said in my post above, even they went through a 1 gallon milk jug filled w/ water, when shot from a little less than 30yds from my 12fpe rifle. So it seems that your gun which should be around 16-17fpe is not performing up to it's potential.

I've found the crosman pellets to be too small for the bore of both my rifles (gamo CFX and B 20) this may be the case w/ your shadow. The problem w/ too small pellets is that they do not properly seal the barrel, allowing a significant amount of air (read power) blows by the pellet. The alternative, however, is not a pleasant one. Your shadow may somehow be damaged. The best way to find out is to shoot through a chronograph w/ a few different styles of pellets.
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Joined: May 8th, 2005, 11:01 pm

July 26th, 2006, 11:30 am #7

Try firing pellets into a soaked telephonebook

I tried different points, domed, and these RWS super-H-point was the only ones to expand

From left: a unfired pellet, pellet speed 580fps, pellet speed 700fps

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Joined: July 20th, 2006, 2:36 am

July 26th, 2006, 4:27 pm #8

They expand quite a bit.
As I said in my post above, even they went through a 1 gallon milk jug filled w/ water, when shot from a little less than 30yds from my 12fpe rifle. So it seems that your gun which should be around 16-17fpe is not performing up to it's potential.

I've found the crosman pellets to be too small for the bore of both my rifles (gamo CFX and B 20) this may be the case w/ your shadow. The problem w/ too small pellets is that they do not properly seal the barrel, allowing a significant amount of air (read power) blows by the pellet. The alternative, however, is not a pleasant one. Your shadow may somehow be damaged. The best way to find out is to shoot through a chronograph w/ a few different styles of pellets.
I'll have to get it get it to a chrony.
But my guess is that it shoots in the mid 800's
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Joined: July 20th, 2006, 2:36 am

July 26th, 2006, 4:28 pm #9

Try firing pellets into a soaked telephonebook

I tried different points, domed, and these RWS super-H-point was the only ones to expand

From left: a unfired pellet, pellet speed 580fps, pellet speed 700fps

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Joined: July 20th, 2006, 2:36 am

July 26th, 2006, 4:28 pm #10

Try firing pellets into a soaked telephonebook

I tried different points, domed, and these RWS super-H-point was the only ones to expand

From left: a unfired pellet, pellet speed 580fps, pellet speed 700fps

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