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Question acceptable power

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by AirArms456, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. AirArms456

    AirArms456 Junior Member

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    Just a quick question really

    For sub 12 ftlb air rifles what is the minimum you would be happy with? My AA s200 is running at 10.8 ftlbs using accupell, is that alright?

    Thankyou

    Isaac
     
  2. Jackroadkill

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    Yup, that'll be fine for hunting and target shooting. Accuracy is more important than power all day long.
     
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    +1^
     
  4. AirArms456

    AirArms456 Junior Member

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    yeh that's what I thought really

    thankyou
     
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    +2 for me
     
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    Nope, not for me. The legal limit is 12 ftlb's. I set mine up at 11.4-11.7 ftlb's. I have removed the anti tamper from my rifles in order that I can adjust the power to my desire. Yes I know that the rifles might go over with a heavier pellet but I am yet to witness this with mine. I use .177's only. Rifles are sold to us as sub 12 ftlb and legal. They are not sold to us complete with a chrono. If the manufacturers sell you a rifle that is legal, then it is legal isn't it?
    I am waiting for the day that someone goes to court with a rifle fitted with AT that is over the limit in order that the Judge finds the supplying company guilty of supplying a section 1 firearm.

    As for me, I am willing to take my chances. And that is my decision and my choice.
     
  8. AirArms456

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    I suppose it is your choice,not one that I am willing to take though

    Fair enough though
     
  9. mark.177

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    most people wouldnt be able to notice the difference between a gun shooting at 10.5ft/lbs and 11.5ft/lbs accept mabe a connoisseur... may notice all other things being equal the lower powered one shot better?
     
  10. AirArms456

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    Agreed
     
  11. DUNKS

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    and with a higher shot count!
     
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    Depends on rifle, lower power can apparently lead to flatter trajectory at normal ranges. And it will always have enough power at standard ranges if above 10ftlb. I had a hogan ripley pcp which ran way smoother at 10.8 ish than high 11's
     
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    Most PCP's are Factory Set around 10.FP with a standard pellet - Especially AT Sealed Guns

    Being well aware that other pellets might increase power -

    UK limit is sub 12.FP in any weather / tempratures - set high in the Cold will increase on hotter day's and after
    several Shots

    Reason most will state shoot Five Shots through chono and take average

    It is Shooters Choice if they obay law - But does the Sport No favour if a Growing number are convicted -

    Especially as most cautioned over power offenses opt for Destruction than a Day in Court and Crimminal record

    BOB/R
     
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    UK Power limits will never be increased - unlicensed versions

    As Law allows owners with legal reasons to apply for a Fire Arms Version - if they have a legal reason and
    Land authorised for FAC Use

    Aware that land authorised for Powder Burners is not always authorised for FAC Air Guns -

    Again down to local Fire Arms Officers

    BOB/R
     
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    Before the home chrono became available we never really questioned our rifles power. We shot them and they did what we wanted them to do or the most part and we were probably shooting a lot less than 12 f/lbs in most cases.
     
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    in the days before the home chrono:) your rifle was always the full 12 ft/lbs... your mates was always 11 ft/lbs. fact!

    in all likelihood they were both 10 ft/lbs....
     
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    I have a few grand invested in my hobby, I'm not prepared to take the risk of losing everything (and more) just because I want one or more of them to be as close to the edge as possible with the risk of them making FAC power with a certain pellet that I hadn't tried!

    11fpe is fine by me, although my guns tend to run at 11.4fpe being set there by professional fire arms tuners.

    10.8fpe is fine, I like the young lads attitude in that he doesn't appear to need the bragging rights! :up:

    Got to say we seem to have some fine, level headed and mature junior members on AGF... It's nice to see in this day and age.
     
  18. stevemandm

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    personally, i like mine 10.5 with the lightest pellet, and 11.5 with the heaviest pellet (pcp).
    based on that, yours is fine with the selected pellet.
     
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    All my brococks were set at 11.3 at the factory using AA diablos the only one that's different was built up as a 22 @ 11.3 but then converted to 177 so shoots around 9.9. I can't tell the difference if I'm honest.
     
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    Really never heard of that?
    They normally approve land by caliber, fac air being the lowest there is.
    Cheers Andy
     

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