We are proud that our airgun pellets enjoy global popularity – and that so many famous and internationally successful sport shooters have faith in the RWS brand. Top-level sporting disciplines aside, there are numerous areas of hunting and shooting in which airguns are used – and they all have their particular attraction. Here at RWS, we make sure that the right pellet is available for every scenario. Tight manufacturing tolerances combined with strict testing requirements consistently ensure the highest quality and accuracy.
The product lines
Individual requirements call for specific solutions. That’s why we continuously build on and optimise our product portfolio in close cooperation with top-level athletes and experts. Our various lines, which are meticulously tailored to the broadest sets of requirements, provide guidance when selecting the right RWS airgun pellets – whether for shooting in mass sports or for special applications, practice or international matches. The colour coding on our lines not only enables quick and simple categorisation and immediate distinction, but also a clear identification of the individual products.
Good to know
Plenty has happened in this field since our RWS brand developed its first ‘pointed lead cylinders’ for compressed airguns brand in 1902, which was followed in 1921 by the invention and production of the ‘diabolo design’. A lot of airgun applications have emerged in addition to top-level sport, which has precipitated a vast inflation in the types of gun on offer. This has logically led to ongoing developments in the area of ammunition, which now varies greatly in shape depending on its purpose.
Aside from the various calibres, there are now four basic shapes of ‘airgun pellet’. The FLAT NOSE type is the most common form for match and sport shooting at the 10 m distance, where it catches the eye with its incredible accuracy.
Their cousins are the ROUND NOSE pellets, which is a universal description for diabolo design. This shape exhibits improved aerodynamics, especially for accurate shots at longer distances. It is therefore the first choice for field target shooting and can also be used in hunting.
POINTED PELLETS deliver excellent penetration and are therefore predestined for hunting and plinking.
HOLLOW POINT DIABOLOS are another excellent choice in hunting, where they win friends with great energy transfer and immediate effect. But there are special types in addition to these four main groups, among them slugs and pellets with applied points or multi-part engineering. Besides lead, other materials such as tin are used for specific applications as well. Like in the rimfire segment, our portfolio of RWS airgun pellets covers all standard areas of use.