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.30 cal air rifle

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by martin22, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. martin22

    martin22 Donator

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    well ive just had my eyes opened,i allways thought .25 was the largest air gun calibre then while searching pellets i stumbled on some jsb .30 pellets :eek:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JSB-Exact...Hunting_ShootingSports_ET&hash=item53fc8e967d

    just to put it into perspective thats 7.62mm,the same diametre as a standard nato round :eek:
    surely must be for the market over the pond i thought with fac power levels,but a quick search threw this vid up....

    [video=youtube_share;SiJy1An_wf8]http://youtu.be/SiJy1An_wf8[/video]

    maybe i need to get out more but i can honestly say its the first ive heard of 30 cal and air rifle in the same sentance
     
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  2. mattyts

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    Daystate 303,there's even .50 if you fancy shooting breeze blocks
     
  3. Jake_snake

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    Totally illegal here though?
     
  4. martin22

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    50 cal :eek: i can see the looks now on the range someone walking down placing little chalk blocks at 30y then you walk down at the side of them with a breeze block under each arm to carefully place at 30y :D

    only over 12ft/ib i would have thought,not sure how fac would stand though
     
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  5. mattyts

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    Keep it below 12 and you're good to go.
     
  6. RichieRich

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    Do a youtube search for the Benjamin Rogue .357 if you want bigger, TeamWild did a review.

    Not sure of the legality, but Higher calibre airguns over 12fpe would be available on FAC. They certainly sell the Daystate Wolverine 303 here in the UK as FAC, so i guess it doesn't matter what the calibre as long as it's on ticket.
     
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    i cant really see the point in sub 12 but its definatly a testoment to the power of air though
     
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    Folks on the other side of the pond are getting 600ftlb+ out of big bore airguns.. IMO anything that can't be driven at more than 750-800ft/s is a waste of time, so for us that pretty much limits us to .177.

    .30 at 12ftlb is an interesting proposition for the hell of it, but of absolutely no practical value as this video shows. At the velocity a 50gn, 12ftlb pellet is travelling at, upon hearing the muzzle report the rats have time to finish their cuppa and amble out of harms way before the pellet reaches them..
     
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    JSB also makes 77 grain .357 pellets. My Evanix throws them at around 950 fps :) You can easily reach 100 yards with them as they are not very wind sensitive. Of course bullets have much better BC and they give flatter or as flat trajectory while packing more punch at distance.
     
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    well that looks rubbish , so slow the rats move before it gets there .
     
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    If .30 calibre pellets warrant a :eek:, then you may want to stand back from the computer for these biggun's :D

    View attachment 102176 View attachment 102177
     
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    That's just a dwarf with some lead casting equipment :D
     
  13. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    I put a thread on this a while back, look for 50 cal in search bar
     
  14. Lanky94

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    I have a .30 cal over in the USA. Its custom made by a Canadian Gunsmith, Sean Pero.
    It zings 70 grain cast slugs at 900 fps for 180 ft/lbs. Make short work of coyotes and Hogs. 1.5 inch groups at 100 yards......mega!
     
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    Hi, I was given a .30 barrel, & Bought some pellets off the bay ,
    I did try it on a gun ? Ha ha, I sold it on & Got it back, Too big for him too ?, Too big for 12 Fpe IMO , But intresting ( As they say )
    Ged.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Clubshot

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    I have a .30 TAC Pistol - Was made by Steve Harper - Really Blows Rat's Away ;)

    BOB/R
     
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    More info needed on this and pics please :)
     
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    A shooting friend of mine made his own .30 cal PCP a long time ago single shot extra strong cylinder 100 ft/lb,puts big holes in things.
     
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    As said above you can get a .50 cal air rifle but they are pretty pointless to be fair.
    I Think a .25 would be the largest useable cal for sub 12 and thats a bit slow and has the trajectory of a house brick.
    In FAC I just dont see a huge point either, I have .22 FAC air for taking out vermin at long range in places where I just can use a powder burner, But other than target shooting for fun what other use could you really justify for a .50 cal air rifle??
     
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    .50 is rather useful for hunting, people shoot deer, moose and even buffalos with those powerful bigbores. One of the lads here has .50 BMG barrel in his savage and he participates silhouette competitions with it, sprays some molten lead around when those chickens at 25M are hit. Although I must say that when we go past .357 it gets much harder to reach 900 fps while still retaining 5 shots with relatively even speed. It is also much easier to make .357 quiet than .45 or .50.
     

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