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.177 Vs .22

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Stevie Darling, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. rabbitwrecker

    rabbitwrecker The Tree Hunter...

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    Sorry, but I strongly disagree with that - brain/brain stem shots, then any calibre will do the business. However, woodies are tough old birds and sub-12 .22 pellets featherball, reducing penetration. I won't attempt a heartshot on a woodie with a .22 unless it's really close range...

    At the power levels you guys play with, fair enough.....
     
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  2. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill co2 Pistol Enthusiast & FX Wildcat owner.

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    Nah .25 guys have got nothing to be smug about in regard to sub 12ftlb. I used to have a BSA Mercury Carbine in .25. No word of lie, I once shot my little brother for a laugh and he literally outran the pellet laughing. Another time I was shooting party balloons with it and getting ricochets. No sir .25 in a sub 12ftlb is about the same as using house bricks in a catapult used for sending fish bait out in the pond.:D:D:laff:
     
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  3. sharpsman

    sharpsman Keyboard Hero

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    At sensible ranges under 45 yards yards a .22 rules , try shooting a couple of hundred ferals with a .177 in a power plant or similar when your work permit is only for a couple of hours , you will spend most of that time chasing flappers about a .22 still goes through them so why would a .177 be better - i find most people who spout the head shot every time .177 theory do little more than target shooting when it comes down to it 90% of the time .
     
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  4. Pleides

    Pleides CORVID DISPATCHER and DONATOR

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    A good shot at my comfortable distance is 35yrds. If conditions allow I will shoot at farther but mot much more. Tree rat or feral if I hit it anywhere it gets dropped. My .177 is a sweet piece of kit and I can place the shot more or less as I think it will go. Its all about knowing your gun and its querks( if any). I have clocked a few maggies at 50yrds but it aint my cup of cha at that far away. Velocity plus accuracy rules.
     
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    Farty Totty GURU

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    Next you'll be on PCP,s grass hopper
     
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  6. Pleides

    Pleides CORVID DISPATCHER and DONATOR

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    No chance
     
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    td_boy Donator

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    All .177 shooters are little girl's blouses...that's it.
     
  8. Rm29

    Rm29 Currently obsessed with silencers

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    . 25 ain't half fun at sub 12 tho... It makes a great change......

    I'm a 177 man at heart but I love 20... 22 ain't my thing but I still play with it! :cool::thumb:
     
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    I have both but anything I have sub 12 is .177 :). In my humble opinion a good barrel is more important than the calibre .
     
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  10. rabbitwrecker

    rabbitwrecker The Tree Hunter...

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    Not a hope in Hell even - I've got far better things to do than mess about with scuba tanks, stirrup pumps, leaking O-rings and £2k 'limited edition' weeklies... :p
     
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    warrenater Donator

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    I can see that by your avatar ;)
     
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    Bill.B Engaging Member

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    I’ve used noisy .22 springers exclusively for the last 40-odd years for pest control, but having finally bought a .177 PCP I can appreciate the obvious advantages of the silent, flatter trajectory at sub 12fpe. That’s not to say I prefer one caliber over the other, but I definitely prefer air to spring.:p
     
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  13. rabbitwrecker

    rabbitwrecker The Tree Hunter...

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    Pfffttt... :D
     
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    shauny Top Poster

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    unless its a daystate....click
     
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    Guloluseus Could I hit it again? You'll never know :)

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    4" target, 150 yards (measured), my 99, standing, took 10 shots to get the kill. And it was 22. And a bit windy.

    Lets see you 177 boys do that...
     
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    You're on - I'll have a go at that with the .177 99s... :thumb:
     
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  17. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill co2 Pistol Enthusiast & FX Wildcat owner.

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    I could do that with one of my Colt SAA's quick draw from the hip. Have you got a harder challenge please sir? ;):D
     
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    Chouchin66 Busy Member

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    Over your "off shoulder"... With a mirror... Two drink minimum...

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    At 100 yards, no sweat - but 150 yards, I'm not that good... :D
     
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    I might take time to get warmed up ;):up::p
     
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