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Postby Top hunter » 11 Jan 2015, 23:26

Hello Guys. I am looking at adding a FAC air rifle to my soon to be renewed Firearms Certificate.
I would just like to know your opinions on .20 as a FAC caliber, and which gun in the Daystate range would be best suited. I currently have a .177 Airwolf legal limit which is the best and most accurate rifle i have owned and i have had a few!! Let me know what you think.
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Re: .20 FAC Daystate

Postby Mantonflint » 12 Jan 2015, 08:29

I can't see any advantage at all in .20 FAC; my main FAC air rifle is a Ripley which has the advantage of adjustable power up to approx 50fpe. I keep the rifle set at 36fpe with 16 grain pellets at 1000fps and 18 grain at 950; from my 23" barrel both pellets shoot to the same point of aim at pest control ranges and are very effective. Ballistically, .22 pellets have better sectional density, retained energy and knock down power; I have found the trajectory using a far zero of 43 yards to be excellent (see Chairgun) in addition .22 pellets are more easily available and in a wider range and head size to suit your rifle. As regards power, I've found no advantage in .22 FAC above 36fpe which is adequately efficient.
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Re: .20 FAC Daystate

Postby Rob » 21 Jan 2015, 01:42

.22 all the way for versatility and .25 for stop it dead.
If I have an opinion it is because I have researched it or due to life experience. It might not be the same as yours but have you done the above?
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Re: .20 FAC Daystate

Postby salop sniper » 26 Jan 2015, 18:47

A mate of mine has .20 FAC Air and loves it but it doesnt do anything that my .22 wont do, both at 30ftlb. But I would argue that mine hits harder having a bigger surface area.
.177 Daystate MK4 + Hugget Shroud system(sub 12Ft/Lb), MTC Mamba 4-14x44 IR.
.22 Daystate Huntsman FAC 30ftlb,MK5 Silencer,Hawke 4-12x50 Panorama IR.
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Re: .20 FAC Daystate

Postby Rob » 26 Jan 2015, 20:28

I had a .20 and found it got too close to sound barrier.
If I have an opinion it is because I have researched it or due to life experience. It might not be the same as yours but have you done the above?
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