Umarex Havox Ammo

    Umarex pellet

    Umarex is now offering what it claims to be is the “most lethal air gun hunting ammunition ever created.” That’s a pretty big claim, so lets take a look at what the new Havox ammo is.

    Havox is made for small bore air gun hunting. The projectiles are made of specially drawn pure copper that have cuts machined in the business end. When striking soft tissue, the machined cuts allow the copper to open up creating six petals. The petals have “razor sharp cutting edges” and create a “massive wound channel in the target.” Expansion size is said to be twice its original diameter.

    The .177 caliber Havox projectile is 7 grains in weight and penetrates 3″ in synthetic gelatin. Both .22 caliber and .25 caliber pellets are also available. The .22 weighs 10.9 grains and penetrates about 3.5″. The larger .25 caliber pellet weighs almost 20 grains and penetrates 4″.

    Umarex pellet

    According to Umarex, these pellets should be compatible with most air rifles assuming you correctly match the calibers. The company states that these rounds are hunting accurate to 20-30 yards. Obviously the gun used, skill of the shooter and environmental factors will affect how far you are able to bag game with these or any air rifle projectile.

    Each of the pellets come in a package of 25. Packages carry a suggested retail price of $13.99 – $15.99 depending on caliber.

    Richard Johnson

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