VALUE FOR MONEY
Qiang Yuan 8.18 Grain .177 caliber pellets are labeled as “Olympic Grade”. This is because they have been used by Olympic-level competitors with success over the years. These pellets have a very high reputation among the precision air rifle shooting community.
These “QY” pellets are individually packed in foam sheets, 100 pellets per sheet. Two sheets per package.
Manufactured by Zhuhai Qiangyuan Sportsgoods Co. Ltd. in China, Qiang Yuan 8.18 Grain .177 caliber pellets are expensive – as you would expect from a product with this reputation and background. The Street Price is $16.99 for a tray of 200 pellets, making the cost per pellet a hefty 8.5 cents.
Of course, leading online retailers offer “buy four tins, get one free” offers, so the price could be correspondingly less if you buy in bulk.
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Qiang Yuan Olympic Pellets, .177 Cal, 8.2 Grains, Wadcutter, 200ct
TEST DATA SUMMARY
Price per Pellet8.5 cents
Most Common Weight8.55 Grains
Pellets at That Common Weight22%
Variation in Pellet Weight (Smallest to Largest)2.0%
Most Common Head Diameter4.52 mm
Pellet at That Common Head Diameter60%
Variation in Head Diameter (Smallest to Largest)0.4%
Most Common Length5.68 mm
Pellets at That Common Length24%
Variation in Length (Smallest to Largest)1.9%
COMPARISON TO MAKERS CLAIMS
The Qiang Yuan 8.18 Grain .177 caliber pellets tested by HAM contained 200 in the pack, exactly as claimed by the manufacturer.
The claimed weight of Qiang Yuan 8.18 Grain .177 caliber pellets was exceeded by the pellets in this test review. The average tested pellet weight was 8.53 Grains.
Although no specific head diameter is claimed explicitly for the Qiang Yuan 8.18 Grain .177 caliber pellets, there’s a label on the bottom of the box that included the numbers 4.50. The head diameter of the pellets tested by HAM averaged 4.52mm.
There were no damaged or malformed pellets in the HAM test sample.
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