Lead 4.5 (.177)
4.5 mm lead is the most common ammunition in rifles, pistols and revolvers for recreational and competition shooting. It can be used to load weapons of the same calibre and can be made of lead, but also of copper, steel or polymer. Spherical or diabolo, the 4.5 lead is chosen according to your use. For example, if you want to improve your accuracy on targets, opt for a heavy, flat-headed lead / for vermin, prefer a polymer ammunition, more powerful and penetrating. Contact us by phone if you hesitate between several references.
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What does 4.5 mean ?
The number 4.5 refers to both the calibre of the weapon and the ammunition that must be used to load it. This means that the inside diameter of the gun barrel and the pellet measures 4.5 millimetres. The logic is the same for 5.5 millimetre pellets etc.
Is 4.5 lead suitable for any weapon ?
Most 4.5 millimetre ammunition is suitable for both revolvers, pistols and pellet rifles. However, some references are only suitable for loading handguns or rifles. To avoid confusion, all this information is noted on the product sheets.
What type of lead for my 4.5 mm rifle or pistol ?
The choice of pellet type depends mainly on the desired effect: to improve accuracy, to develop power, to train for competition, to increase target penetration, etc. Also, some weapons are not necessarily designed to use this or that type/form of pellet.
For example, Gamo G-Hammer pellet is only suitable for single shot rifles with a power of more than 20 joules / Gamo Spherical pellet is only suitable for pellet revolvers and pistols designed to receive this form of ammunition...
The material used to make the ammunition may also be a factor. A person who shoots regularly and wants to limit his or her ecological footprint may choose a lead-free bullet made of polymer and steel.