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0.25 Calibre

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Peter Norris, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. Peter Norris

    Peter Norris Posting Addict

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    Hi all,

    Has anybody ever owned a .25 Calibre HW, either FAC or non-FAC?
    As usual thanks in advance for ever valuable feedback.

    Peter
     
  2. oyster

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    Heavy impact; useful sub 12 ft/lb to under 40 yds. I have an HW80 for sale, £200.
     
  3. Andi Licious

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    HW80 in .25 for sale you say?
     
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    Imo pointless in sub 12, unless you want a dedicated rat gun,then it would be awesome ;)
     
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  5. Clubshot

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    My Skan Swift is .25 - was Great as a Rat Gun @ first - Sub 12FP - But moved onto .177 with Heavier pellets

    Better Killing Range in Sub 12FP

    Have Shot a FAC Rapid @ 30FP Really made a mess of Head Shot Rabbits -

    Also Vermin control with Shotguns -

    BOB/R
     
  6. Peter Norris

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    Hi all,
    Thanks for the feedback.
    Peter.
     
  7. Patrick

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    I never owned a .25 calibre air rifle but would think a sub 12ftlbs would have a too curved trajectory and only be suitable for close range work.I can't see any advantage over a .22 in the larger calibre,certainly not sub 12ftlbs and you'll have a much more limit pellet choice also as most RFDs don't carry a large selection of .25 pellets.
     
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  8. terry1001

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    There isn't such a good choice of pellets as you get for .177 and .22 and a lot of those you can find are too heavy for use at 12 ftlbf but you should be able to find something suitable. Even if you can't find them in a local shop there's a good selection available at better prices online. My feeling is that with heavier pellets the velocity drops and the time of flight to target increases and having watched a video where a Wolverine in .30 calibre was being tried on rats and resulted in a miss virtually every time it seems that the quarry can react to the sound of the firing cycle and move before the pellet arrives. As the range increases this problem gets worse. A medium weight .25 pellet has a muzzle velocity of less than half the speed of sound so at about 25 yards the noise from the firing cycle will reach the target about 0.1 seconds before the pellet which is likely to allow the quarry to react, maybe enough to give a complete miss or maybe wounding instead of killing cleanly. If you get in much closer the time available for reaction reduces and shouldn't cause problems.
    For target shooting, as long as you understand the trajectory, you should still be able to hit the target although you'd need to be good with rangefinding.
     
  9. Scaramanga

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    My HW97K is, of course, Spanish spec. - so it produces a pleasing 18 ft-lbs. Packs a wallop, and I think the trajectory is about the same as a UK .22. There are plenty of pellets available here in Spain, don´t know about the UK, but seems to be a good choice online.
     
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    i have an hw97 for close range ratting at about 15m and its deadly with no runners.
    i also have an Hw80 which I got for longer range out to about 30m but the results are not as consistent, both great guns though and I wouldn't part with either.
     

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