VALUE FOR MONEY
RWS Hobby 7.0 Grain .177 Caliber pellets are among the lightest lead pellets commonly available. For that reason, they’re extensively used by manufacturers to test their “Maximum FPS with Lead” muzzle velocities as light pellets obviously shoot faster than heavier ones. Here at HAM, we use them in all our airgun test reviews for the same reason.
At a typical online Street Price of $7.99 for a 500 pellet tin, RWS Hobby 7.0 Grain .177 Caliber pellets cost 1.6 cents each. This is a low price for German-manufactured wadcutter pellets. As leading online retailers can offer “buy four tins, get one free” offers, the actual price per pellet can be even lower than that.
BUY FROM PYRAMYD AIR
RWS Hobby .177 Cal, 7.0 Grains, Wadcutter, 500ct
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RWS Hobby Pellets, .177 Cal, 7.0 Grain 500 Count
TEST DATA SUMMARY
Price per Pellet1.6 cents
Most Common Weight7.05 Grains, 7.07 Grains, 7.08 Grains
Pellets at That Common Weight12%, 12%, 12%
Variation in Pellet Weight (Smallest to Largest)19.7%
Most Common Head Diameter4.53 mm
Pellet at That Common Head Diameter42%
Variation in Head Diameter (Smallest to Largest)0.9%
Most Common Length5.39 mm
Pellets at That Common Length22%
Variation in Length (Smallest to Largest)7.8%
COMPARISON TO MAKERS CLAIMS
The manufacturer claims that RWS Hobby 7.0 Grain .177 Caliber pellets are packed in tins of 500. The tin tested by HAM contained exactly that number of pellets.
The claimed weight of 7.0 Grains was exceeded by the pellets in this test review. The average weight of the RWS Hobby 7.0 Grain .177 Caliber pellets tested by HAM was 7.07 Grains.
The manufacturer claims that the light weight gives increased muzzle velocity. This is clearly true compared to all heavier lead pellets.
RWS also claims that the Hobby is a “rifled pellet”. The HAM testers have …read more