5mm pellets?


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Horsesense
June 17, 2003, 10:24 PM
I have an old pellet gun that calls for 5mm pellets but I have never found any. Anybody got an idea?

The thing is solid brass and if I flare a regular pellet, it shoots very accurate, and heard.

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jsalcedo
June 17, 2003, 10:33 PM
I have shot the .22 pellets out of a 5mm pellet gun and they seem to work ok.

I've searched high and low for 5mm pellets I called every airgun supply on the internet to no avail.

jungleman
June 17, 2003, 10:36 PM
My Sheridan Blue Streak uses .20 cal pellets.
Offhand I do not know if .20 cal is close to 5mm

SDC
June 17, 2003, 10:38 PM
5mm is .20 calibre; you can get them on the net at Pyramyd Air Guns
http://www.pyramydair.com/cgi-bin/show_necessities.pl?show=NEW&Caliber=0.20&Type=0

JohnKSa
June 17, 2003, 11:05 PM
As mentioned, 5mm = .20 cal

I'm not sure what airgun suppliers you checked, virtually any quality airgun dealer should have these pellets. Here are a few more that always carry .20 cal pellets.

www.straghtshooters.com
http://www.airgunsusa.com/home.html
http://www.mac1airgun.com/

Horsesense
June 17, 2003, 11:12 PM
Thanks SDC!

Jungleman, I think that’s the same one I have. Any idea how many FPS you get?

jsalcedo
June 17, 2003, 11:13 PM
Thanks that helps a bunch. The places I've called were totally clueless when I asked about their products.

jungleman
June 18, 2003, 04:43 PM
I believe 850 fps with the heavy pellets. Go to the Sheridan webb site for more info

Dave Markowitz
June 18, 2003, 06:57 PM
Check out Airgun Express. I've dealt with them in the past and had good service.

http://www.airgunexpress.com/Accessories/20pellets.htm

JohnKSa
June 18, 2003, 11:17 PM
Chrono data for my Silver Streak Sheridan.
(All Sheridans are .20 cal/5mm)
The manual for my Sheridan lists 8 pumps as max, btw.

Sheridan "Ash can style" pellets

6 pumps -- 540fps
8 pumps -- 582fps

Beeman Silver Jet pellets

6 pumps -- 610fps

Beeman Silver Bear pellets (very light pellets)

6 pumps -- 630fps
8 pumps -- 675fps

These guns are LOUD. Pumped 8 times, this gun sounds about twice as loud as my .20 caliber R1 that will shoot well over 800fps with light pellets.

jungleman
June 19, 2003, 05:34 PM
At the Crossman web site it lists Sheirdans that are .177, .20 ,.22
cal. My Sheridan is about 28 years old. I believe the manual says max of 10 pumps for mine. I will double check when I get time.

JohnKSa
June 19, 2003, 10:50 PM
The .177 & .22 guns are actually Benjamins.

Benjamin & Sheridan were separate companies that merged. They kept their lines separate, although the guns were similar (and got more similar over the years). They sell the 5mm (.20 cal) guns as Sheridans and the .177 & .22 guns as Benjamins.

Crosman bought the merged company sometime back.

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