Gamo target pellets Over Penetration Gamo round head pellet

How many times have you made the 'perfect' shot only to have the quarry make it to cover or fly away ?

The most likely reason for this happening is over-penetration.

Over-penetration can be avoided by using wadcutter type pellets. This type of pellet is not known for its long range accuracy so it's best to perform your own tests to see which most suits your rifle / range /hunting.

Below are images from Ian Pellant's web site .

These images clearly show that over penetration is a problem in both calibres.

The three pellets:- New / fired at 4.4 ft lb / fired at 14 ft lb.

Beeman Silver Bear .177 - Semi hollow point.

This type of pellet would transfer all of its energy to the quarry.

Crosman Premier .177 - hardly any deformation.

Possibility of over penetration.

Beeman Silver Arrow .177 - hardly any deformation.

Possibility of over penetration.

RWS Hobby .22 pellets expands on impact.

Transfers all of its energy to the quarry

Beeman Kodiak (magnum) . 22 - hardly any deformation.

Possibility of over penetration.

BSA Huntsman - New / 4.4 fp / 14.4fp

BSA Huntsman .22 - hardly any deformation.

Possibility of over penetration.

If you only take head shots over-penetration will not be an issue.

For the full story and a full set of results visit Ian Pellant's web site .