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Calibre Poll

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Rotherham Owl, Jan 24, 2021.

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What calibre do you regularly use?

  1. .177

  2. .20

  3. .22

  4. .25

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  1. Bunny-on-Bunny

    Bunny-on-Bunny Posting Addict

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    75% for .177 sugests quite a few 'Target' guns.
     
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  2. 1260engineer

    1260engineer Precision matters

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    177 all round . hunted for years with the small high speed lead . then went to targets
     
  3. Martin A

    Martin A Active Member

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    I wouldn't ever sell it! I'm not sure when I bought it, probably 2003-2004, from BAR with a Hawke scope and bag. I've only ever used it with the open sights - it is the carbine version and it needed a fairly hefty slap to break the barrel so I fitted one of the compact BBMF Webley moderators to make life easier. I think it is well put together and it has taken care of a substantial number of rats over the years. Does anyone know when Webley stopped making
    their products in Birmingham?
     
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  4. That hurts

    That hurts Barely Active

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    Confoozed :thumb:
     
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  5. Bunny-on-Bunny

    Bunny-on-Bunny Posting Addict

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  6. td_boy

    td_boy Donator

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    Did some innumerate .177 shooter come up with this poll? :confused:

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    According to this .177 shooters make up 75.3% out of a total percentage of 146.4% :facepalm:
     
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  7. rabbitwrecker

    rabbitwrecker Black Latex Matters...

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    Why would there be any argument, we all know it isn't .22...:D
     
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  8. George X

    George X Engaging Member

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    7.5j, I've probably had more powerful clothes peg guns as a kid. :)
    .177 would seem the obvious choice in such a power limiting senario.
     
  9. Si_B

    Si_B Engaging Member

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    ;);)
    Whilst my conclusion is that the math is being done by a 2.2 shooter, init. Cos that adds up to, like, 130.9% :eek:
     
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  10. TORNADOS7

    TORNADOS7 Top Poster

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    Yes, around 2004/2005 so yours is a Birmingham one then, the one I'm eyeing up is a Hatsan one so not quite in the same league as yours "although" has the better Quattro trigger mech...

    It's gonna be a project rifle so will be a work in progress from day one, as a base rifle I wanted something different to the usual 99S but with moderately better specs than yer average remmy pest controller, I think the Stingray fits the bill quite nicely... :thumb:
     
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  11. rabbitwrecker

    rabbitwrecker Black Latex Matters...

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    Almost, but no cigar. All us .177 shooters are tucked up in bed because we've pulled the hot babes, while all you knuckle-draggers are still out because you're terrified the Missus might still be awake when you get home... :cool::p:D
     
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  12. Guloluseus

    Guloluseus Missing kit kats

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    It does say you can vote for more than 1, so I guess a lot of people did. I put down all 4 as I use them all..... which I think makes me a gay/straight, bi and yet, rather fittingly, undecided :)
     
  13. Figgy

    Figgy Big Poster

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    .22 for me, my hw95k I've had years is .22, always favoured that cal when younger.
    But bought a Daystate Huntsman Classic in.177, very nice and the smaller pellets you get used to.
    Current impact is .22 they didn't have .177 anywhere when I bought it. ..177 pellets are cheaper so that's a plus.
    I'm not fussy about which but would have bought .177 if I had the choice at the time.
     
  14. 32:1

    32:1 Yea, I like it

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    Ive definitely used more .22 pellets over the years Ive been shooting but now find myself useing .177 for everything

    Chris
     
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  15. 1260engineer

    1260engineer Precision matters

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    I hunted with a FT Rifles for years . I looked at it this way .. if i can put holes in a five pence circle at 50 yards .so i can pick a smudge of fur on the side of a bunnys head at 30 and guarante it aint going to know its dead . one shot one kill OSOK . and if i started hunting again today it would be one of these 3 that would be used . total respect for what i kill .
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    if what ever ends up in my cross hairs its dead already it just dont know it yet .
    ive got nothing against the other cal's i just prefer the high speed and flat line i get with 177 :thumb:
     
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  16. Rotherham Owl

    Rotherham Owl It's all about the enthusiasm!

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    I would disagree - I have only ever hunted with .177 & quite few people I know who still hunt use .177.
     
  17. BruceSME

    BruceSME Active Member

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    My two springers and two PCP's are all 177 although I am thinking of chopping in my HW110 against a 22 TX as the lure of springers is starting to take hold and I fancy trying a 22 springer.
     
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  18. Alexall

    Alexall alexall

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    1st: .20 is my favoured cal by far. Call it a compromise cal, but it offers a little goodness of the 177 and the 22. I grew up with this cal having proved its ability to deliver. I currently have 26 rifles in this cal. I have no difficulties whatsoever in matching pellets to these rifles despite limited choices.
    2nd: .177 is the go to cal as most of the rifles shooting this cal can be bought cheaply for roughing. The 177 have proven well capable in the field. I sling more shots in this cal because its cheap to run and I like the small groups in the target card.
    3rd: .25 is ranked fairly highly for me as I do enjoy that blasting effect. Sticking to sub 12, it's slow and launches like a battle tank. I enjoy the countdown to its arrival at the target and seeing the damage it can cause. A different sort of fun but lots of fun none the less. I can see the potential of this cal in FAC and the killing power of the QB.
    4th: Funnily, the .22 ended up being 'my' compromise cal. For me, there is really not a lot more a 22 offers over what a 20 can do other than 'you prefer'. I have more QB's than .22's.

    My thoughts alone.
     
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  19. Bunny-on-Bunny

    Bunny-on-Bunny Posting Addict

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    Guns a Gun in whatever caliber :thumb:
     
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    1260engineer Precision matters

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    Tiz true Bunny :thumb: . i dont know what all the fuss is about . we choose what we choose to shoot :)
     
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