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Question .22 or .177?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Reedy3000, Sep 26, 2014.

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  1. Reedy3000

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    Can anyone tell me what is better for target shooting .22 or .177?
     
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    I believe the F/T shooters favour the .177 as it has a flatter trajectory.
     
  4. Tinbum

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    Many paper target disciplines don't allow .22 as it has a distinct advantage in area.
     
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    I use .22 why go for easy?
     
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    Because it's easier :p
     
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    I got a .22 as well now Jas, can I join your club?:D
     
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    .20 is the best ..... fact ! .22 is best .....fact .177 is best ...... fact :D

    Done , covered , bored now ........ fact . Hang on I will go and ask the dead rats which they preferred :)
















    Nope they can't decide :D
     
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    Ok but I think its just me and you ha. What you got that's in .22?
     
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    I got a Career 707! The mrs has just bought a mincer and wants rabbits, I'll speak to you Sunday.:)
     
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    for target 177 def
     
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    iv only started shooting a .177 this year,use to be a .22 man.just wish I had changed over sooner
     
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    You can shoot target with .22 just fine, I do.

    .177 has a flatter trajectory which takes out some of the challenge for me.
     
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    .177 for paper punching and you will have a lot more choice of pellets if you use wad-cutters.
    I gave up .22 on my hw45 for that reason.
     
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    177 for me for target shooting type of thing, no hunting. For all the previously mentioned qualities, plus I find it more satisfying when the noise of the pellet hitting home comes so quick as opposed to 22 where you can almost count the time it takes to travel. Plus as mentioned before more variety of pellets, and seem to be cheaper (at least this is correct in canada where i have a .22
     
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    .177 for target and hunting. I changed over a couple of years ago and haven't looked back
     
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    Whatever feels best for you
    .177 is my preferred calibre
    Pellets are cheaper
    I can shoot further without running out of mildots :p

    For killing pests you can't beat .20
    They are that bit bigger than .177 and smaller than .22 but the energy they carry at impact is bigger than both of the other calibres
     
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    ""They are that bit bigger than .177 and smaller than .22 but the energy they carry at impact is bigger""

    Is that so ?
     
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