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.177 or .22 ?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by chevin, May 29, 2015.

  1. chevin

    chevin Keyboard Hero

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    No not the usual debate of pro's and con's, I was in my local RFD the other day and asked the question, I said over a month what would you say you sold the most of, the answer came back as pretty well equal 50/50 some months .22 edges it another month .177, he said over the year it does work out even, for some reason in my head I was expecting .177, maybe because most people I know shoot .177, what would you have said.

    Steve.
     
  2. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    Most people who want a gun for the garden/plinking/general vermin control buy a .22 cos that's what people always did, it works for them. As we push range and expect more then .177 starts to make sense, but not everyone is after that.
     
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    I think we read more about the .177 than the .22 not sure why,i too used to be a .22 nut,but got myself a .177 and never looked back,i would still have a .22 though
     
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    Easy decision for me.

    .177 in sub 12ft lbs for my very small perms and .22 in FAC for the large perm :)
     
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    I was told at my gun club, when I was a member, that the best one for competition shooting was the 177, something to how it travelled through the air.
     
  6. Stevie Darling

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    .177 travels faster so it has a flatter trajectory (less of a rainbow)

    more forgiving over longer ranged, also comes in fetching colors, pink, peach, polkadot:D
     
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    Have now sold all the .22 versions and have solely the ladie's calibre. :D

    I find the flatter trajectory for hunting essential at air rifle distances (up to 50yds conditions permitting) and the smaller calibre is less expensive buy!

    Even my two remaining pistols are .177.
     
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    Years ago people preferred. 22 but over time guns have come on and .177 is the better calibre ....Some people are set in their ways but they will learn lol ....22 still has its place plinking and close range hunting but it's .177 for me ...

    I bet if you would asked the same question 20 years ago .22 would of outsold .177 ten to one atb
     
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    .177 Yawnzzzzzzzzz
     
  10. chevin

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    Well done mate you have read the post correctly, and I agree with you, atb.
     
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    Just as Harwich Shooter says, for sub 12 shooting, I think, .177 is the most versatile and certainly better for long range rabbits.
    At F.A.C. levels, .22 is a no brainer. If you can generate .22 punch at .177 velocity it will probably give better results.
    Just my opinion though.

    Chris
     
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    They did't mention a colour option to me:D, or are you talking about something ells:eek:;)
     
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    The question was which do you think sells the most of per month, not which is the best, that could go on for ever, atb Steve.
     
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    You've done it now Steve :eek:;):D
     
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    When I traded in my MK4 I was told "no one around here buys .177 so I will get stuck with it. Look on the shelves, they're all .22 as everyone around here shoots rabbits" Safe to say he sold it within 24 hours of putting it online :D
    The debate will go on forever and sales will always go up and down for each one :up:
     
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    Sorry about going off track with your post Steve, but I was pointing out that club shooters use 177, and they buy lots.
     
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    This is also a very gun and use dependant question - someone buying for hunting is more likely to go for .22, and someone for targets is more likely to go for .177 - fact. Notice the use of the words - "more likely", because it's a personal choice, but .177 will outnumber .22 on targets by well more than 10 to 1, and I recon - my guess only - that .22 outnumber .177 in hunting by 3 or 4 to 1. So to put it into real life - if you live in London you are far more likely to buy a .177 target rifle, and if you live in say Devon, you are far more likely to buy a .22 hunting capable rifle.

    OR.............I may just be making the whole thing up :rolleyes:

    James
     
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    Hi James

    Ain't there any gun clubs in Devon:);)
     
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    In liverpool my RFD sell alot more .22 than 177 . . . Reason is alot of the young just starting shooters think .22 is more powerful and trendy lol.
    To me it just an excuse i use to the wife saying i have a tx200 in .22 but I NEED a pro sport in 177. . . . She will give in one day lol
     
  20. Seamaster

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    At the end of the day, sales will depend on what customers come through the door.
    Every thinking person shooting sub 12 will opt for .177 and every person with a small willy will shoot .22 to over-compensate.
    I guess it's down to who has the smallest average willy size in any particular area when calculating comparative sales.
    Apparently, most people in the South of England shoot .22 so you can draw your own conclusions.

    Chris
     

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