ELEY Now Offering .177 Pellets

ELEY Pellets

Well known for manufacturing top shelf rimfire ammunition, ELEY Americas announced the company was now offering .177 pellets for air rifles. Called the Ventus, the new pellets appear to have the same attention to detail given to their manufacture as the company gives to its .22 LR loads.

The pellets are made at the company’s Birmingham (UK) plant. According to the company, the pellets offer world class accuracy. During the manufacture, the company keeps weight control within batches to tight tolerances and is said to offer 30% better weight consistency than competitors.

To decrease the likelihood of damage after manufacture, ELEY uses a transparent plastic box that is divided into four compartments with a foam rubber cushion. This should help reduce deformation of the pellets when being moved.

ELEY offers the new Ventus pellets in three different sizes: 4.49 mm, 4.50 mm and 4.51 mm. These minor variations will allow a shooter to best match the pellet to the true size of the air rifle’s bore.

ELEY Americas also announced that its test range facility in Winters, TX is now available to air rifle shooters. This facility opened in 2012 and allows shooters to test rifles with different lots of ammo to find the best possible match for putting rounds on target.

Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


  • Edeco

    Wow, different sizes! GJ taking the customer seriousely and not just gassing about tight tolerances etc.

  • Mattblum

    When they begin to produce .22 caliber pellets, I will give them a try. It sounds as though they are taking consistency and quality seriously. That is a very good thing.

    • Kaban

      Doubt so. They relinguished Wasp line long ago, and does not appear to be too hot about coming back to 5.6mm. A pity, of course, but then their main customers are ISSF shooters.

      • Mattblum

        That’s too bad, at least from my perspective. I have absolutely no interest in .177 target shooting. Guess I’m not their target market. Now that I look at the boxes, they are wad cutters, so I suspect you’re right. Oh well.

  • m-dasher

    god its about time……wish they released these when i was still shooting NCAA…..

    itll be interesting to see how they compare to RWS meisterkulgen…..