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.22 - .25 or .20

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by mark, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. mark

    mark Well-Known Member

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    is it possible to change a bsa lighting xl tac to etheir to.20 or .25 if so how much would i be looking at just ave bought a webley raider in .22 so fancy trying difrent cal
     
  2. Darren Petts

    Darren Petts Temporarily Alive

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    BSA .25 barrels are notoriously tight. Very few pellets fit without leaving an impression on your thumb. You can get the initial part reamed out to take a better selection but you're still looking at high losses through friction.
     
  3. andyhawkx3

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    Why !!...you do know that a .20 is smaller than a .22 but, bigger than a .177, and a .25 is bigger than a .22, cant see why you want to change, your caliber:confused:...has you have the best of both world's at the moment ?....I could understand if you had a .177, and wanted a little more clout, at the receiving end/target by upping to a .20..:confused::)
     
  4. mark

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    i hve 3 .22 i just wanted to try other cals and i dont know any one with a .20 or .25 so and yes i do know a .20 is smaller than a .22 and .25 is bigger than a .22
     
  5. arrows180

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    As far as i'm aware Lightning barrels are available in .177 .22 and .25 (not .20) You can order from bsa direct and they will send the barrel to your nearest RFD you can fit it yourself or get the rfd to do it for you.
     
  6. a1gunner

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    well i found you dont really need bigger than .22 below the 12ftlbs mark.
    .22 will happily kill pigeons with chest shots (i have cleared a farm of them with .22)

    really dont see .25 being much cop over the 30yds point.

    id say .20 was the better one
    will fly faster and flatter than the .22 but will still have a bit of clout in it.
    it will give you a longer range

    imo your better off having a .177, you then have both the clouty calibre and the longer ranged .177

    .25 is really only good in small barns. i know i was taking shots out to 40 yds and even 45 yds and some points in the barn and i think .22 is fab out to those ranges and .25 just wouldnt do it.

    .177 isnt the best caliber at short range in my opinion and im sure even the girls on here will understand that that is a valid point
     
  7. mark

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    would i need to up rate anything i.e spring or seals
     
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    a .177 spring for exaple has more springyness in it than a .22 spring.

    the larger the caliber the less force needed to make it move so if you go down a size you need a bigger spring, if you go up a size you need a weaker spring
     
  9. RICHIE612

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    Try a 177 mate. It is a different experiece all together.
     
  10. EX Mod Cog

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    You can get most of the BSA springers in .25 cal from new, if you already have the gun you should change the spring and barrel accordingly - if you're upsizing get a weaker spring, if you're downsizing get a stronger one. Stay legal though :up:
     

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