Now previously we discussed the best air rifle pellets in general. What you learned from that post or what we tried to tell you in that post was that there really is no best air rifle pellet for your air rifles.
In terms of the best air rifle pellets what is going to work for one might not work for another. The reason for this is that with air rifle pellets there are so many different choices. What choice you opt for is going to depend on what kind of shooting you are going to be doing.
Wadcutters are used mainly for target shooting because they are designed for lower velocity air rifles. However, the flat head of the wadcutters make them a great choice for close range pest control.
Dome shaped pellets, also referred to as round-nosed pellets are the most popular pellet choice as they can be used for any type of shooting.
Hollowpoint pellets, which expand upon impact, are the ideal choice for hunting, as it is their impact that is maximized rather than how far they penetrate.
Pointed pellets are also an ideal choice for serious air rifle hunters, but depending on what you are hunting and what air rifle you are using they may not be your best choice.
Solid pellets are the best choice for those of you who are using high powered air rifles, using it on anything else is a waste of time and money.
So now that you have a general idea of the different types of pellets and what they are best used for it is time to talk about brands.
In the air rifle world there are several brand names that stand out among the others as the very best. The same theory holds true with air rifle pellets, some manufacturers are going to produce better pellets than others.
So, if you don’t want to waste your time and money buying poor quality pellets continue reading on for our current recommendations.
One of the great things about Beeman air rifle pellets is the selection of air rifle pellets that they offer.
Whether you are looking for pellets that are designed for pest elimination, target shooting, or pellets for plinking, Beeman has a quality pellet that works for you.
For those of you that are looking for the best hunting pellet made by Beeman the Silver Arrow is the perfect choice.
The Silver Arrow is a pointed pellet weighing 15.50 grains and fits a 0.20 caliber air rifle. If you are looking for an overall general purpose pellet for a .177 or a 0.22 caliber air rifle the domed Kodiak Extra Heavy are the ideal choice.
Now everybody who is involved in air rifles has heard of Crosman, as they make some of the best air rifles on the market. Not only do they make some of the best air rifles, they also make some of the best air rifle pellets around. With Crosman you are literally going to find superior pellets, regardless of what kind of pellet you are looking for.
If you are looking for one for hunting your best choice is the Crosman Hollow Point pellets that are made for a .177 caliber air rifle, which will also work great for pest control.
If you are looking for an all around style of pellet your best choice with Crosman is going to be the Crosman Premier Ultra Magnum, which is a round nose pellets designed for .177 caliber air rifles.
This is another well known manufacturer in the air rifle world, so it only makes sense that they make quality pellets too. Now like their air rifles, some of their pellets are going to be better quality than others.
If you are looking for an all around style of pellet consider purchasing the Benjamin .25 caliber domed pellet.
Unlike the other air rifle pellet brands mentioned above this pellet manufacturer is not as well known, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t make a great pellet.
Umarex might be a lesser known brand, but they do not manufacturer bargain pellets. One of the best pellets that they currently sell in the market is the Umarex Meisterkugeln Pellet for a .177 caliber air rifle.
This particular pellet is a wadcutter style pellet and is used mainly in target shooting, but also performs quite well for close range pest control.
If you are looking for something for hunting, we recommend trying out the Umarex Superdome Field Line pellets, which are a domed pellet for a .22 caliber air rifle.
This is another lesser known manufacturer, but again they make some high quality pellets.
With the JSB brand you have quite a few choices, but remember some pellets are still going to be better than others. Always do your research before buying a pellet, even if it is from a brand that you know and trust.
If you are looking at the JSB brand of pellets your best choice is going to be the JSB Match Diabolo Exact King, which are domed pellets made for a .25 caliber air rifle.
These domed pellets are great for just about any kind of shooting you are doing, including hunting and pest control.
One of the biggest mistakes that many of us make is buying those cheap bargain pellets. Whether you are at a gun show or are walking through a sporting goods store, it has happened to the best of us.
We casually stroll around looking at all of the different pellets in stock and see something that we feel is a great deal, some low priced bargain pellet.
We jump on the chance because it allows us to save money, while maximizing the number of pellets we are purchasing. Buying the bargain pellets can be a very expensive lesson, as they can actually ruin your air rifle.
So remember no matter how nice the deal sounds, always buy your air rifle pellets from a trusted and well established manufacturer.