Global sales of air pellets are growing year after year. The increasing number of air gun shooters, changes in legislation, new technologies applied to air guns, the competitive price of the ammunition and the efforts of brands like Norica to offer new models are only some of the reasons for it.
The evolution of air rifles and air pistols, starting from low velocity to super-magnum models reaching over 70J in some configurations, require a proactive approach from product developers to meet the requirements of air gunners.
Nowadays air rifles (from multi-pump to PCP) are used for fun plinking, target shooting, pest control, hunting, FT & HFT competition.
COPPER COATED RANGE
In line with this trend, our company continues working on its range to fulfill the needs of its loyal customers.
In addition, the activity of Norica in over 50 international markets requires the development of different pellets design to fit all uses, from plinking to pest control and hunting of small animals where allowed by law.
“Our aim is to give shooters a wide choice, thus they can find the best Norica pellet to suit their different needs at every shooting moment.”
WHY COPPER COATED?
Copper coated pellets are made of lead as other standard air rifle ammunition but according to experts the thin copper layer provides an improved engagement with the rifling of the barrel, resulting in enhanced accuracy. At the same time, they are harder than common lead pellets, so they tend to suffer less deformation, which helps accuracy as well.
On the safety side, copper plated pellets offer a much cleaner handling, leaving no lead dust over the shooter’s hands or pockets of those shooters who choose keeping a few pellets there for easier access.