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Question All Else Equal...

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Chouchin66, Jan 13, 2021 at 9:23 PM.

  1. Chouchin66

    Chouchin66 Pro Poster

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    Hi gents;
    Here's the question, all things being equal, no restrictions or caveats, would you primarily stay with Airguns( sub 12 or FAC) , given free rein w/ rimfire or centerfire?
    As a Yank, enthralled w/ my Springers, it honestly would be a hard choice( big game hunting aside)
    What say you, men?
     
  2. George Mcmillan

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    I intend to get my FAC & SGC at some point but will always have a sub 12, just like the fact when in the field you have to really put the work in to get the result .
     
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    Been down the FAC and SGC route a good few years ago, didn’t bother renewing them I was using my air guns far more.
    So it’s definitely air guns for me.
     
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    Personally, I would stay with air for motive power but, regardless of calibre, would increase the muzzle velocity into the neighbourhood of around 975fps.
     
  5. Cactuar

    Cactuar 10,000 Needles

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    I would probably shoot .22lr the most. I already have m&p 15-22 , Ruger 10-22 and ANZ 1417. I can shoot CF at our club but .22lr is a lot cheaper ;)
     
  6. Gary Jones

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    I think if I lived in America, airguns wouldn't get a look in to be honest
     
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    I been to the states many times and shot most guns except the AA12, It takes more skill to hunt with sub 12 than bullet guns, i have fac and sgc for a while now and i think the bigger the calibre the easier it is.
    Atb
    Mart
     
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  8. dodgyeye

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    Stay with airguns, just good simple low cost fun and always a challenge to shoot well outdoors.
     
  9. frenchy3

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    I gave up my FAC as i was hardly using my .22 rimfire and .223,these calibres limited my shooting to a police approved permission whereas my sub 12 ft/lb air rifle gives me far more flexibility with places i can shoot. I still have a shotgun certificate and a couple of shotguns. If rules were relaxed and there was no such classification as an FAC air rifle i suppose 18-25 ft/lb would make shooting a .22 air rifle a better option.
     
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  10. JoeHeugh

    JoeHeugh Beware the Springer

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    Very hard to say, when I totted up my end of year it was pretty much a 3 way split between air rifle, 410 shotgun and rimfire. My mate has centrefire but it doesn't get a lot of use so I'll leave that out even though I hope to take that route soon.

    All things considered, for it's versatility on the ground and in the air, I'd keep this.

    todd-hushpower.jpg

    Although I'd keep the springer of course!
     
  11. Rabbitpie

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    I like my airguns, I find it the perfect tool for the job so I’m happy.
     
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    Of all the rimfires and centrefire guns I've had, the only one I might like back is my Watson Bros rook rifle. It shot .22 Shorts very accurately, but not ideal for shooting up into trees. Any gun in the UK you can shoot into trees is a bonus. For that reason, airguns generally mean I get a larger bag.
     
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    Lovely dog:thumb:
     
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    Nice, i got a silenced 12g.
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    Mort HW Fetishist!

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    I use FAC (rim and center fire), SGC and sub 12ft/lb, if i Could only use one I'd choose sub 12 for the ease of use and convenience.
     
  16. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    I would stay with air rifles, but have a ruddy great cf for venison....
     
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    Primarily airguns for me, always will be, but another shotgun would be on the list of must haves, gave up my SGC 20 odd years back now and I’ve not really missed it until recently, they are bloody handy... :thumb:
     
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    Storcky Keyboard Hero

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    In order of merit, .22lr, .17hmr, .22 sub 12ft/lb, .223rem.
    All have there specific use as and when required.
     
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  19. stefan

    stefan I am the passenger

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    i love the challenge of being able to get close to my quarry and at nearly 17 stone of pure explosive muscle mass (ok beer and cheeses belly) i can get close enough to cleanly dispatch quarry with a sub 12 air gun so im happy to do so the only species i struggle with is bloody magpies , they are one very very clever bird and i find very hard to battle with so yes im happy with sub 12 at the moment ,dave my mate has every ticket going yet a lot of times he phones me laughing like a bloody child all excited that we are going out with sub 12 air rifles ,?
     
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    Hard to say, in the USA you have different laws and massive tracts of land you can use.

    In the UK we don't, for me it would be airguns at full power, they can be turned down when needed.
    I like the challenge of airguns, like centerfires at massive ranges we get same with air at more realistic ranges for our country.

    Watched a video of a fella going around gun shows in the USA, looking at cartridge prices. Crikey they gone crazy, 5.56 ammo more than a dollar a round. 9mm pistol rounds 49-59 dollars a box. He said .22 LR can be had for 4 1/2 cents a round, now that's airgun pellet costs and cheaper than slugs.
     
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