There are several different types of air rifle pellets available, including wadcutter, round-nosed, hollowpoint, pointed and solid pellets. Each version of pellets is ideal for different purposes.
Wadcutter pellets are designed for close-range pest control or target shooting. Round-nosed pellets have domed-shaped tips and are ideal for hunting, target practice and plinking. Hollowpoints are popular for hunting, as they expand once they hit the target. They are lightweight and are best when fired at close distances. For hunters who prefer to shoot at longer distances, the pointed pellets are a good choice. Solid pellets are heavy and can travel long distances. These pellets are best used in high-power air rifles.