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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

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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

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Probably by best 50 yard 3 shot group to date. While this isn’t entirely replicatable the rest were fair.

100 yard accuracy

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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.

Terminal ballistics
Pellet was shot into a wax block:

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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:

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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
40fpe

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