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177 or 22

Discussion in 'Target Shooting' started by Nunga, Feb 12, 2014.

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  1. Nunga

    Nunga Well-Known Member

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    This has probably been talked about lots of time before but i am going to bring it up again anyway.

    I am going to be doing a target shoot in the next few weeks and i am in two minds on which rifle to take. They both are springers (or used to be, I converted them to a gas rams) My logic is this. if i take my .177 it will shoot faster than my .22 and the pellet will stay straighter so this will mean i don't have to adjust the scope as much for the different distances. The problem is my .177 is very heavy. My .177 is pumping out the 10grain pellets at around 1080 fps which is giving me just a bit over 27 foot pounds. my .22 on the other hand is only spitting out 14.9grain pellets at 780fps around 20 foot pounds. but it is much lighter and a lot easier to shoot.

    So the question is this if you guys were me which would you take? your thoughts please!
     
  2. doodsy

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    simply I would take the one I feel I shoot better with, and only you
    know that mate.
     
  3. reaper6

    reaper6 Banned

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    Take the 22 its sounds like you are more comfortable with it
     
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    I am, but i love the power of the .177 :(
     
  5. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    If they are both doing 20ftlb, then they are both doing the same power. 177 is just traveling faster.

    At higher velocity, .177 tends to loose stability at longer ranges.
     
  6. Clubshot

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    In UK with Sub 12FP Limits - General Rule is .177 for Targets / .22 Vermin

    Aware some Shoot .22 Target - but distant knockdowns with .22 is making life even harder

    BOB/R
     
  7. Nunga

    Nunga Well-Known Member

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    I had my shoot over the weekend. I took the .177. I have done some major trigger work and modifications with it over the last week which has helped it a lot. I got 4th place in the Open Springer class so got to be happy about that. Not bad for my first ever National Qualifier :)
     
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    Don't you mean that used to be the general rule?
     
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    Hi There, I would take the gun that I shoot more accurately with. Atb Paul
     
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    .177 KB1
     
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    Do your .177 pellets still stay accurate at that speed? Are they not starting to lose accuracy?
    Cheers Andy
     
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    The search function & the stickes at the top of the Anything Airgun Related section should provide more than enough food for thought on this hackneyed old subject.
     
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