After shooting the Beeman Kodiak Power, I thought it would be interesting to see how this near identical pellet would work.
Difference between Beeman Kodiak Copper and H&N Baracuda Power
The only obvious difference is the Beeman kodiak copper was 21.12gr while this is 21.14gr. I wouldn’t think that two hundredths of a grain would make a difference. It did seem apparent that there were more bent skirts with the Baracudas. As for price, the H&N cost $8.95USD while the Beeman’s were $11.95USD. I shot the baracudas with the same setup as the kodiaks and achieved different results. The baracudas were seen swirling beyond 50 yards. Anyways, on with the test.
25 yard accuracy
After shooting the previous kodiak setup and obtaining poor accuracy, I shot a PW4:5@2600psi setup. While this group is over the desired quarter inch, it’s still fair. Groups like this easy to get.
50 yard accuracy
Probably by best 50 yard 3 shot group to date. While this isn’t entirely replicatable the rest were fair.
100 yard accuracy
Pellets were swirling until the pressure dropped below 2500psi. Then they flew well. With more experience (and better shooting conditions), I think I can shrink it closer to an inch.
Pellet was shot into a wax block:
Maybe it was due to warmer temperature (although it was only outside for a few minutes) but the temporary cavity created in the wax was comparable to a 50 fpe Eunjin. Completely different than the kodiak. 5/8″ entry and 5/8″ maintained for quite a ways:
The chronograph numbers once again did not record (and I failed to use my manual recorder) but #’s were everywhere. The average was around 915.
Airforce Condor SS. 22
H&N Baracuda Power
PW 4:5 @ 2500psi