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.177 or .22

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by steve_sniper, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. steve_sniper

    steve_sniper Active Member

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    Hello ppl, im Steve (newbie). Anyways I am looking at buying my first Precharged air rifle. All my life I have used spring/piston guns but in the last few months I have been using my m8`s precharged guns. (AA S200 & Webley FX2000). Well what can I say, I love the rifles and now thinking of buying my own. Am currently looking at the falcon F19 or the AA S400 but I think i`ll go for the S400 (seems to have good reviews). But heres the prob, I dont know what would suit me better, .177 or .22?

    The rifle will be used for long range target shooting (50-100yrds) maybe more?

    With my mates FX2000 I can make a coke bottle explode at 250ft and can hit it at 300ft. Thanks to my friendly farmer we can shoot in his fields so we have loads of room to shoot.

    So guys/gals what do you think is best for me?
    Any info/advise?

    Cheers for your time,
    Steve
     
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    Hey Steve,

    This is an age old question and there have been many arguments over it - things always come down to the same conclusion - there is no real answer as to 'which is best' and the decision lies with you.

    I'd say that as you plan to use it on targets, go for a .177 as they're more accurate (not by much) - there isn't that much difference between the two.

    Also considering you're looking at PCP in particular (me too) then .177 would probably be better despite having the lower shots per fill.

    James.
     
  3. topcat

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    177 22

    177 is without doubt the best for 12 fpe air rifle but you mention 100 yards plus targets are you looking at fac powered air rile i love shooting at long range myself with my s type running at 11.5 fpe the problem is you need no wind wich is very rare in this country i no harry fuller was getting fantastic groups at 100 plus but his gun was running at 27 fpe which would be a great help at those distances
     
  4. Buzz

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    Can I presume the coke bottle is a plastic one that's been shaken up??

    If it's not, your friends rifle is certainly in the FAC bracket and maybe even if it is plastic.
    .22 is no good at 100 yards if it's 12 ft/lb, the tragectory is silly.
     
  5. steve_sniper

    steve_sniper Active Member

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    Hmmm intresting you say that, because he did say him and his mate have "done stuff to it" :S
    Took out a glass coke bottle from 250ft wiv a .22, check it out...
    http://jezzsplace.com/Galleries/cpg1412/displayimage.php?album=7&pos=5

    Dam, because I thought it was a standard rifle :( and dont wanna go modding my own etc... But then again I only want to use mine for target (paper, tin, stuff like that). Will try and find out what lbs that FX2000 is kicking out and will get back to ya.

    Cheers for the replys anyway :D, thx ppl
     
  6. Potshot

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    Hi Steve, As you are only intending to use your new rifle for plinking, either calibre will do.
    .177 isn't inherently more accurate, it is easier to "be accurate". It's still all down to your ability.
    When you are plinking, you fire more shots, so the higher "shots per charge" of a .22 may be of use but the number is not greatly different.
    I have a ye olde MK I FN19, superb gun,newer ones are even better.
    Also have a v.similar rifle to the FX and thats performed well too.
    I haven't heard alot of bad stories about the AA S200 either,I'd like one myself.
    Cheers. AL.
     
  7. Buzz

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    Having seen those pictures, in my opinion either the gun is way above 12 ft/lbs and therefore needs a fire arms certificate to make it legal to posses or the shot was taken from a lot less than 250 feet. My gun is only a few tenths below maximum and it wouldn't do that at 250 feet.
     
  8. northernskunk

    northernskunk Newbie

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    hi a 177 will be more accurate for target shooting but i always prefer a 22 for stopping power i have just moved over to precharge and its well cool
     
  9. andyhawkx3

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    This is an old thread mate, always check the date on the left:up: ...it still happens to me sometimes:)
     

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