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.177, .22, .25 or .303 what you have and why?

Postby Rob » 23 Oct 2013, 12:14

Air Ranger in .22 running a shade under 30ftlb. Flatter than a sub 12 .177 with plenty of slap at 60 yards still in the tank.
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: .177, .22, .25 or .303 what you have and why?

Postby airwolf1 » 23 Oct 2013, 13:42

Airwolf. 22 running around 38 ftlb, flat trajectory with heavy pellet to push hunting ranges out to 80 yards, often switch to low power (around 28 ftlb) when hunting up to around 60 yards or on smaller permissions.

Weihrauch HW80. 25 running around 20ftlb, use it for big stopping power at shorter ranges, squirrels etc up to 40 yards max, tend to use in small woods preferably 30 yards and below.
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Re: .177, .22, .25 or .303 what you have and why?

Postby salop sniper » 23 Oct 2013, 14:42

.22 @ 30ftlb

Nice and flat and really hits hard without being as air thirsty as a 40ftlb model. The 16grn pellet as it wont carry as much energy as a 21grn @ 30/40ftlb so any miss will fall out sooner and if it were to hit anything it wouldnt hopefully do quite so much damage.
The .22 pellets are easy to get hold of also and have plenty of choice.
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Re: .177, .22, .25 or .303 what you have and why?

Postby Daystate Admin » 29 Oct 2013, 18:10

Nobody rate .177 in FAC ? must be some prows for it or is it complete waste of time :?:
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Re: .177, .22, .25 or .303 what you have and why?

Postby Mantonflint » 29 Oct 2013, 19:29

Once a pellet becomes supersonic, for all practical purposes at 1100 fps it tends to become unstable. In .177 maximum FPE is generally set around 20 fpe with heavy pellets. With super heavy 21 grain pellets and the right barrel, potential kinetic energy can approach 40fpe. There are some .177 FAC enthusiasts around, but for myself I prefer .22 at 21 grains at 880fps/36fpe delivered from my 23 inch barrel. I find it very good for the pest control I do. ;)
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Re: .177, .22, .25 or .303 what you have and why?

Postby airwolf1 » 29 Oct 2013, 19:58

Daystate Admin wrote:Nobody rate .177 in FAC ? must be some prows for it or is it complete waste of time :?:


Not much to gain really, optimum pellet speed is usually 900-950 fps, sub 12 .177 already 750-800 fps so no major increase compared with .22 that is basically a 50% increase in velocity. I did toy with the idea of a mk4 in .177 FAC because I like to have one sub 12 rifle for the smaller permissions etc, by getting a mark4 the high power setting could be 18 ftlb, this would mean the low is around 12ftlb ( low setting is 70% of high), so you could have the best of both worlds, in the eyes of the law the gun would be a section1 firearm no matter what setting it was on though.
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Re: .177, .22, .25 or .303 what you have and why?

Postby Daystate Admin » 30 Oct 2013, 12:28

Thanks for the info chaps
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Re: .177, .22, .25 or .303 what you have and why?

Postby Cumbrianwolf » 22 Nov 2015, 22:32

.177 all the way for me even at 12ft·lbf it offers excellent trajectory properties and no matter what some would say about it not hitting as hard as say a .22, I say tell that to the vermin that drop dead after every shot with the .177 even out to as far as 40m of which I generally do not push it any further due to pellet accuracy and consistency issues.
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Re: .177, .22, .25 or .303 what you have and why?

Postby Cumbrianwolf » 23 Nov 2015, 11:34

Cumbrianwolf wrote:.177 all the way for me even at 12ft·lbf it offers excellent trajectory properties and no matter what some would say about it not hitting as hard as say a .22, I say tell that to the vermin that drop dead after every shot with the .177 even out to as far as 40m of which I generally do not push it any further due to pellet accuracy and consistency issues.

DoooooHHHHH never read that this was for FAC rifles! :oops:
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Re: .177, .22, .25 or .303 what you have and why?

Postby Anirudh65 » 11 Jan 2016, 11:02

Own a Huntsman Classic 177 FAC.shoots well,my only PCP.with me in India.
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