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air rifle help please

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by crazymadfish, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. crazymadfish

    crazymadfish Well-Known Member

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    Now i know not all gun specs are to be beleived but theoreticaly could most run hot only got me thinking as mine is advertised at 720fps now here is where the trouble lies the pellets i had from my old lets say less powerfull air rifle 14.5 grain superdomes would put this at 16.2 ft-lb way over power whats your thoughts on this chaps also i think manafactures should be made to test with the heaviest pellets going but its not always the case now what gets me is yes its unlikely to ever get tested but if it did they could use any pellet variation they want too now even if i did use a lighter pellet i could still be in hot water as i think the law states that if its "capable" then it would be illegal without a fac havent had it over a chrono yet but its got me worried even though i bought off a R.F.D which i know would not risk losing his liscence for this not a vaid excuse legally i know but can you guys give any advice on this the rifle im using is a .22 hornet which i think is a gamo version liscened by bsa the made in spain give that one away any had or heard of similar issues
     
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    After a little research a lot less worrying now its fps would drop with a heavier pellet if im to be beleived but still got me thinking sorry if i sounded a bit stupid just not want to get in trouble and abide by the law :)
     
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    Hi mate, its always wise to test a gun (especially a new gun) with a range of pellets of different weights. I recently sold an Edgar Bros Hatsan Mod 60s that gave 11.2fpe with RWS Hobby pellets (11.9gn). If I used heavier pellets, then that power would drop, in the case of Superdomes by as much as .8fpe. So it goes to show that its not always a case of heavier pellets giving the most power at the muzzle.
     
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    Usually lighter pellets give greater ft/lb in spring guns and the other way round with pcp, as your findings have shown.
     
  5. crazymadfish

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    Thanks for the reply guys a lot less worrying if i had not made that error still new to airguns so all the help the better much appreciated :) just cant wait to get the range and hopefully get a true reading on what its running at but i think it will be about the 10-11 mark to be honest but it will be better safe than sorry
     
  6. valboskie

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    My sfs 97kt was around 11.4 fpe with jsb exacts 8.4gn I tried falcon accuracy plus 7.33gn
    It put the rifle over 12fpe it was an instant strip and power taken down .
    In the end a coil was taken off the spring it now shoots at 10.3fpe
    The falcons averaged 860 fps some were higher.
    Just goes to show test as many pellets as you can.
    I try to keep my springers between 10 and 11 fpe to be on the safe side.
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