4.5mm or 5.5mm Pellets: How to Choose?

The right choice of ammunition is an important part of sport shooting. In fact, there is no good or bad pellet, but rather one that is more or less suitable for your needs. In today’s article, we will explain the features and differences between 4.5mm pellets and 5.5mm pellets.

How to choose the right pellet?

Choosing the right ammunition is very important in sport shooting, especially for beginners who may not yet have a grasp of some basic knowledge. The choice of pellets implies that you have prior knowledge of your firearm (spring, pneumatic, or compressed air) and the purpose for which you will use it.

The most recommended approach is to try different types and sizes of pellets and form your own opinion about the performance and accuracy of each. Nevertheless, 4.5mm pellets have characteristics that make them more suitable for certain purposes, and the same goes for 5.5mm pellets. Let’s look at some of the differences between the two.

4.5mm pellets

4.5mm caliber pellets are the most suitable for shooters looking for greater precision and distance in their shots. Despite the lower initial velocity, 4.5mm caliber ammunition reaches higher speed, greater distance, and has less penetrating power due to the lower mass and diameter.

GAMO 4.5mm pellets

Gamo Magnum pellets are a projectile from the Gamo brand with a pointed/conical head and have high penetration power. Magnum pellets are sold in packages of 500 units.

5.5mm pellets

5.5mm pellets are generally the favorites of most air rifle users. These pellets emerged from the need to find a caliber with greater destructive power compared to 4.5mm.

Despite the greater mass of the ammunition causing more friction, 5.5mm pellets have more destructive power. The speed is lower, but the initial impact is stronger, as is the penetration diameter, which requires the shooter to estimate the trajectory and distance to the target more accurately.

Gamo 5.5mm pellets

The greater energy combined with its weight provides this ammunition with significant penetration power. The Magnum pellets are sold in packages of 250 units for only €3.60, or even cheaper if you choose to buy multiple units.

Mundilar offers a wide variety of pellets and projectiles for various types of firearms and purposes. Explore all of them on the website! In case of doubt, you know what to do: talk to us! Send us an email at [email protected].

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