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Re: Would you have a .22 Sub 12 Ft/Lb

Postby stryder5 » 25 Feb 2014, 15:27

CORKY wrote:@ Brian, brilliant post. I am just flicking through before dashing off to work, I will study it more carefully, feel quite justified in my .22 full length barrel Phoenix Mk 2, looking at the old girl in a new light. Girl? I don't have a name for this one... maybe Hugh, as in the gentleman I bought it from.


If you want somewhere to store the Phoenix as you may not have room I volunteer :lol:
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Re: Would you have a .22 Sub 12 Ft/Lb

Postby salop sniper » 25 Feb 2014, 16:12

So am I going to be the weirdo in the corner with the .22 artillery ? :oops: :cry: :lol:
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Re: Would you have a .22 Sub 12 Ft/Lb

Postby stryder5 » 25 Feb 2014, 18:42

salop sniper wrote:So am I going to be the weirdo in the corner with the .22 artillery ? :oops: :cry: :lol:



No just the weirdo.... :lol: :lol: ;)
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Re: Would you have a .22 Sub 12 Ft/Lb

Postby Mantonflint » 25 Feb 2014, 19:14

CORKY wrote:@ Brian, brilliant post. I am just flicking through before dashing off to work, I will study it more carefully, feel quite justified in my .22 full length barrel Phoenix Mk 2, looking at the old girl in a new light. Girl? I don't have a name for this one... maybe Hugh, as in the gentleman I bought it from.

"Hughie 22ie" springs to mind Corky. There's a lot to be said for the .22; my Air Wolf CDT delivers 11.8fpe, plinking with it is a joy, you can see your shot holes and also see the effect of your pellet. My Mk3 .177 delivers about the same energy but plinking with it doesn't seem to give the same satisfaction.
I'll tell you one thing though, plinking with a .577 puts a big smile on my face; you can certainly see the sand fly! :D
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Re: Would you have a .22 Sub 12 Ft/Lb

Postby salop sniper » 25 Feb 2014, 21:17

stryder5 wrote:
salop sniper wrote:So am I going to be the weirdo in the corner with the .22 artillery ? :oops: :cry: :lol:



No just the weirdo.... :lol: :lol: ;)



:lol: :P

Love you too Gary LOL
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Re: Would you have a .22 Sub 12 Ft/Lb

Postby audi swift » 25 Feb 2014, 21:24

stryder5 wrote:
salop sniper wrote:So am I going to be the weirdo in the corner with the .22 artillery ? :oops: :cry: :lol:



No just the weirdo.... :lol: :lol: ;)


:o :lol: :lol: classic comment of Gary !! :twisted:
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Re: Would you have a .22 Sub 12 Ft/Lb

Postby Spider1V » 03 Mar 2014, 11:03

SS - In reply to the questions - Simply Yes.

.25 for hunting is amazing - never get up, though out past about 20-25 yards - very loopy trajectory and frankly takes a while to get the hold over for longer shots.

.22 My new cal for hunting, hoping to get out once zero'ed in.


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Re: Would you have a .22 Sub 12 Ft/Lb

Postby airwolf1 » 08 Mar 2014, 12:16

personally I find that each calibre has its place and at different power levels. If I go out rough shooting not targeting a specific species or knowing what ranges I may be shooting at I will take .22 FAC, on smaller paddocks or confined woodland sub 12 .177. If however I am going rat shooting or rabbits in gardens I would opt for sub 12 .22, squirrels usually get .25 @20 ftlb :D

I have hunted a lot with sub 12 .177 and .22 for many years before getting FAC, I generally found that .177 allows you to extend your range due to its forgiving trajectory but .22 undoubtedly hits harder and is far better at shorter range, I am talking about walking/stalking etc, if static shooting with a range finder then .22 has the same range and hits harder :D

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Re: Would you have a .22 Sub 12 Ft/Lb

Postby Mantonflint » 08 Mar 2014, 13:56

I agree with your views airwolf1, but we are obviously at an advantage of having the flexibility that FAC air rifles provide. If one excludes FAC rifles and could shoot only one calibre which calibre would you have for non competition shooting? It's obviously a very personal thing; for myself I'd go with .22; my Air Wolf CDT which clocks at 11.8fpe with AA Field. I find the smaller pellets a bit fiddley for my big fingers and being a bloke who uses Hatcher's Notebook as his bible, I believe that theirs no substitute for frontal mass in subsonic stopping power. ;)
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Re: Would you have a .22 Sub 12 Ft/Lb

Postby cliveo » 08 Mar 2014, 17:58

hi,
do not hunt my self but watch all si pittaways/vermin hunters shows. i know he does favour 22 for hunting but not so much at night as it is apparently harder to judge ranges in the dark, and you did mention shooting at night,

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