on January 29, 2012
I've bought these at Bass Pro Shops before, but ran out so got them through amazon.com, the shipping was efficient, As far as the actual product: I've taken Jack rabbits that you might normally use a .22 lr on, but I live in California so a pellet gun is my only option! However these pellets are Accurate, have Range, and actually perform like a hollow point. I used a Gamo Viper pellet shotgun/.22 pellet gun on a Jack rabbit at 15 yards: It literally picked the rabbit up and knocked it down causing immediate hydro-static shock, another story involves my Gamo whisper IGT .22 where I shot a squirrel at about 35yds, I didn't get a kill shot, however it did hit a leg with great success! AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED THIS IS THE ONLY PELLET THAT COMES CLOSE TO REPLICATING A .22 LR BULLET. ALSO MADE IN USA, NOT CHINA!
on July 16, 2012
There are a lot of good pellets in the market today, but if you want to take down small game with 1 shot then buy these. I also use the Predator Polymag .22 cal 16 grain. Most of the time I don't even need my .22 break barrel. I use these .177 rounds and they are accurate and provide 1 shot knock down every time. If you do your part behind the trigger, then these little hammers will do theirs. I have been using these for about 6 years now.
on February 23, 2013
This will be a short review. I just tested a half dozen brands of pellets and these gave me the tightest groups shot after shot, using a bench mount for the rifle with no bias of any kind. These are accurate, the results are repeatable and consistent, and they have great penetration. One thing I've learned since taking up air guns is that the pellet makes a HUGE difference. You have to find one pellet type that works best and stick with that. If you are dialed in with one pellet, it may not work for another. So from now on these are all I use in both .22 and .17 airguns both rifles and pistols. (PS I have high velocity guns so that may or may not make a difference but if I don't get 600FPS on a pistol or 1200FPS on a rifle I'm not interested).
on March 4, 2014
These pellets are great, and great quality. I did a lot of research before buying, and all of the ballistic gelatin videos, hunting videos and articles, and word-of-mouth I found said that these were the best. It wasn't a lie. I killed three rats with one shot each using these pellets. The exit wound is nasty damage, and there was no suffering. I didn't find the pellet, but the ballistic gelatin videos show that the pellets mushrooms beautifully as it moves through. If you're planning to be killing things, these are the ones you want.
The reason I gave this review four stars is that the container is unsatisfactory. Although it is sturdy and pretty, the lid is far too easy to take off. The lid is not the screw on type, which means that if you pick the container up like most people do, from the sides, the lid will slip off, and all your pellets spill everywhere. Then your foam lid padding flies away in the wind, and now your pellets are dirty, possibly damaged, and unprotected when back in the container. It's bad design, and lack of fore-thought. I recommend transferring these to a different container once you buy them. Something like a pill bottle would work much better.
on October 12, 2013
These pricey Predator Polymag .25-Cal pellets do pack the punch of better than 37-38 fpe's of power, but with continued use I have again returned to my staples: Benjamin 27-grain Domed and Hollow Point pellets, plus Eun-Jin 43-grains for a deadly, no-questions-asked kill shots at virtually any distance up to 75-yards or so. The Marauder 25 also has a liking for a couple others, namely the Skenco "twins", the UltraSchock lightweight (23.5 grain) that "tumbles" into the target, ripping huge entrances and even bigger exits into anything you shoot at; and the Newboy Senior 31-grain pellets that combine accuracy with a heavy punch; then we have the JSB Diabolo Exact King's (can't forget these 25-grain wonders) for the best accuracy of the bunch I've listed here in this review. In short, the Marauder loves almost anything I put into the magazines, with certain firepower and ballistic tendencies of the various pellets it makes choosing a given pellet many possibilities for hunting, targeting, or plinking...Life is great at the top, is it not?
I know this is supposed to be a review of the Predator Polymag pellets, but I just cannot help but to mention the huge assortment of pellets and types, shapes, with varying aerodynamics my Marauder 25 can handle with ease. It's just such a great bargain-basement rifle first-off at less than $500 delivered, and then it will shoot so many great pellets excellently without discrimination to think of really getting down to its most hallowed traits that there's no denying the Benjamin rifle its "best buy less than $500" title & tag that many nay-sayers fail to grasp. But as owners of the Marauder will surely agree, most find the rifle is literally polygamous in its taste for so many kinds, types of ammo, as I've just detailed.
As for the Predator pellets supreme, these are tightly wound if I've ever seen a pellet be like that, seemingly each pellet is meticulously made with such great precision and form, shape being indistinguishable from another--that it's easy to see why they shoot so accurately, with incredible force dealt to the target. It is simply amazing to use a lens to check out a couple of these things, just a lighted magnifier does fine for this exercise, 2-4X in execution, as each pellet places the polymer red-pointed penetrator-piece in exactly the same manner in each pellet, for remarkable consistency in action, easily seen! The Polymag pellet penetrates just as much as it expands, given a tough target to go for, from targets backed up with telephone books, jugs or bottles of H20, or some poor small game animal that simply gets knocked down and out with a BAM...done, gone! These are indeed impressive pellets, but I could say the same about many of the others I listed also, as talk runs head to head on the descriptive comments I've read here and in other publications. There is no doubt the Polymag pellet ranks right up there with the best, but I simply wanted to point out that the many and varied selection of pellets the rifle *does* shoot with amazing, steadfast accuracy is huge...and that isn't going to change much as pellets evolve.
I rated them 4 stars because to me there's no perfect match pellet in the 25-Caliber class, but certainly the Polymag rates right up there with the best of the best. I feel that a balanced assortment of these "best" pellets is the way to go for any hunting foray or targeting exercise, while plinking any number of objects that I can think of, from memory, can go down with a certain pellet being "just right" for XXX application for 90% of shooters of PCP rifles, pistols.
Wavey Davey - 10-12-2013