Now There’s A New H&N Pellet – The H&N Baracuda 18
The H&N Baracuda 18 is a new pellet that’s being introduced by the famous German pellet manufacturer.
As you might guess from the name, Baracuda 18 pellets weigh-in at around 18 Grains. It’s 18.13 grains to be exact.
This new pellet is available in .22 caliber only. The head size is 5.52 mm and there will be 200 pellets in a tin.
H&N explains that the Baracuda 18 is a match-grade pellet that’s heavier than the 14.66 Grain Field Target Trophy, but lighter than the 21.14 Grain Baracuda Match. The domed-head pellet lis long enough to be reliably fed into the barrel but not too long to jam in magazines, H&N explained to HAM.
The company is positioning this new pellet as being suitable for air rifles with a minimum Muzzle Energy of 12 Ft/Lbs (16 Joules) at ranges out to 50 Meters (55 Yards). The BC spec from the factory is 0.029.
This justifies H&N’s claims that this is a versatile pellet that will shoot well from many air rifles.
The company suggests that it’s suitable for hunting small game such as mouse, rat, squirrels and chipmunk. Also small birds including sparrow, magpie and pigeon.
Availability in the US is planned for late March or early April. The first shipment is currently on its way across the Atlantic! Based on sales of other H&N pellets, this new introduction is likely to be very popular with a wide range of airgunners.
HAM plans to make a review of these new pellets in the near future. Keep watching this space!