Redesigned JSB Monster pellets
Anyone tried them. Which rifle? Good, better, worse, no difference?
Skip, As you may have read on the forums, I have been trying to find 10.34 JSB pellets that have a 4.52 head size sense last spring, I have bought many thousands from several vendors that are marked to be 4.52 but have almost none in the tins that are (most being 4.50 or smaller) so in disgust I tried some monsters (the old style) indoors and they seemed to shoot very well ( all in the tin were 4.52 as marked ) this spring I tried shooting them outdoors at 50 yards and the seem to shoot real well!! So by then I had run low and tried to buy some more but the latest batch I bought (four tins) only one tin,( and they all were from the same batch #) actually had 4.52's in the tin but I also bought a tin of the redesigned Monsters to try, they were all but 14 the correct size as marked 4.52 !!! I have been shooting them and I believe they shoot a little bit better than the originals so hopefully I can get a good supply ordered up for the summer shoots!! Also I was Leary that being only able to shoot them at 818 fps to stay under 20 f.lb.limit that they would fall off and increase the sight spread on my scope but just a few hours ago I sighted in up to 55 yards for the shoot in Ohio this weekend and I must say I am amazed that I only have a 1 1/2 mill hold over at 55 yards so I guess what they say about a heavier projectile being flatter shooting is true to some extent!! I say give them a try!! Seem to be working pretty well for me thus far as far as I can tell!! Hope to see you and Sue Sunday!! Jeff Little McMurray Pa.
My first impressions of the .22 cal are quite good.
Firstly, a quick background note. I tried a tin of the orignal design back in 2012 and soon realized I would not need to buy another. They didn't group in any of my rifles then, and they never grouped in any rifle I've had in the intervening 5 years. Not one.
So I began with a test group from the B51 using the originals:
Oh yeah, those are the Monsters I've come to know and loathe.
And then a group with the redesigned Monsters:
Now that's what I'm talking about ;D A sub-MoA group right out of the gate.
In .22 I found the 25 gr. Monsters only fair at 50 yds and corkscrewed past 75 yds. When I tried the "Redesigned" I was getting MOA at 100 yds so regularly in several of my guns that I immediately went and ordered 20 tins hoping to get the same quality. I would rather shoot .22 monsters than bump up to a .25 cal with 25 gr Kings. My Evanix Rainstorms really like the Redesigned.
@Skip - Information on the Internet says the new monsters have a BC of about 0.047 and the old ones about 0.033. Assuming this is right, the new monsters should be about 30% less wind-sensitive. This is because the wind sensitivity of two pellets of identical weight, shot by the same gun, varies like the inverse ratio of their BC: (1 - 0.033/0.047)*100 = 29%