H&N Rabbit Magnum
- By Pete Moore
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- Last updated: 19/12/2016
H&N (Haendler & Natermann) offers a wide range of pellets; some are quite specific one being the H&N Rabbit Magnum II. Weighing 15.74-grains in .177” and 24.7-grains in .22 they’re obviously designed for FAC-rated air rifles, shape-wise they are more an ‘air bullet’ than simple slug!
The body shape is tapered and shows twin, chamfered driving bands towards the rear with the head diameter making up a third. This reputedly aids accuracy and certainly lessens ‘friction’ as the pellet travels down the barrel bore. Preceded by the now discontinued Eley Magnum (40-grain), the Rabbit Magnum II aren’t copies but very much the closest you’ll find to replace the original ‘Magnum’ in design. Due to the company’s high precision manufacture, they give better accuracy and deliver a mighty clout at the target. In .177 these ‘specialised slugs’ are recommended for air rifles running at a minimum of 15 ft/lbs, and in .22 a minimum of 18.5 ft/lbs. Many report good results up to 22 ft/lb in .177 and 40 in .22 depending on the rifle. If you feel these will suit your barrel and/or magazine (if using a multi-shot) these ‘niche market’ ‘bunny bullets’ should certainly be one to consider!
PRICE: £10.99 & £11.99
CONTACT: John Rothery Wholesale Ltd www.bisley-uk.com
FOR: Quality of manufacture and performance
AGAINST: Not a Lot
VERDICT: If they suit your FAC-rated rifle one of the better heavyweight ‘air bullet’ designs