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.