After coming back from a quick stroll in the woods with the trusty springer I realised that there has to be a better way to carry pellets while out hunting. So I did a quick google image search which showed two basic ideas first some form of pouch or container for pellet: these have several disadvantages, firstly they rattle unless well padded, and secondly they damage the pellets by rattling. Also this isn’t much better than a pocket.
The other idea was some kind of foam used to hold each pellet separately. This ensured that the pellets cannot rattle and reduced potential for damage to pellets.
Being the neigh on compulsive hoarder that I am I realised that I probably have some suitable foam somewhere in my room. The material I found is a firm black foam used to hold electronics in position in a case (in this case a laser pointer/memory stick/ remote/receiver combo thingy). The foam is about ¾ as high as an rws superdome pellet (available here).
The idea is to cut a small rectangle from the foam and punch small holes about 1/3 the diameter of the pellet into the foam (a leather punch would work great) but I just used a micro screw driver to punch the 4 sides of the hole out and remove the core of foam. This allows the pellets to be pushed into the foam as well as easily removed with the fingertips.
The holes do not have to line up although it does look neater if it is reasonable regular.
I then used electrical tape to attach this patch of foam to the side of my gun stock. So that now when I go out I always have 44 pellets right where I need them, right next to the breach.
Here is a shot of the final product in its simplicity.