I have a question that has sprung from another post regarding scumbags nicking diesel. Whilst I'm unsure as to whether this the correct forum I shall ask it in any case and risk a b ollocking. How traceable is an air rifle pellet - assuming it was fired at and lodged in the fleshy parts of ne'er do well? I ask the question as my Mother lives in quiet Wiltshire Village which has recently been plagued by a series of petty thefts. Twice she has discovered someone has drained the tank of her car. . The second time the thief struck I happened to be staying but heard nothing. When her local bobby called in he informed us that there was a not a lot he could do - and even more frustratingly the police had a fairly good idea who was responsible but could not make an arrest due to lack of evidence. There is a 15' Deer stand overlooking the fields that I reckon they traverse to get to my Mother's place, which I have used for shooting fox and rabbits from with my old 10/22T . If somebody happened to be up there with a Feinwerkbau air rifle,for instance and, hypothetically shot at and hit the tossers (the stand is not on our land) how easy would it be for the 'authorities' to trace the embedded pellets to a specific rifle? My apologies if this not a suitable topic for this forum.