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Do I Need A .22 In My Life?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Jay Butts, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. TORNADOS7

    TORNADOS7 Pro Poster

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    To be honest, if yer used to .177 then I'd stick to that, I tried converting from .22 to .177 on a couple of occasions and failed, miserably... :rolleyes:
     
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  2. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Of course you need a .22 as well, that is why I got my second Hortitsia, one in each calibre....
     
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  3. keithy

    keithy Post Whore

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    Yes you do, its more of a challenge and for rats you will never look back. Its also very good for medium range rabbits. It really makes you think about range estimation and windage and its more fun.
     
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  4. Popgun

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    I have shot .20 for some 17 yrs now & struggle with .22

    Now a .22 LR is something else :hunting:
     
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  5. Jay Butts

    Jay Butts Quick, put it back before anybody notices!

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    Yeah, agreed! If I went FAC I’m certain a .25 would be on the cards tho...
     
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  6. pjgtech

    pjgtech The finest wines, we want em here, we want em now!

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    Yes, yes, yes, just buy one, what you waiting for... :facepalm:

    Mantra: Can never have too many:
    guns
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    cars
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    :)
     
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  7. Popgun

    Popgun Donator

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    imho .20 fac is the dogs danglies
     
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  8. Jay Butts

    Jay Butts Quick, put it back before anybody notices!

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    Good point mate, money isn’t that tight and I’m itchy!

    I did own a .22 hw100s about 10 years ago.... loved it and wish I’d never got rid!
     
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  9. Vasily Zaytsev

    Vasily Zaytsev Engaging Member

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    If you get one it’ll just prove to you that you don’t need it and that .177 is the elite calibre
     
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  10. Bagster66

    Bagster66 Busy Member

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    Sub 12 defo no
    I don't even need my .20 so I'm converting that to .177 aswell.
    You might need another .177 tho as you've only got 2x daystate's ;)
     
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  11. Dr B

    Dr B An Airgunner's Companion

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    On no....a calibre debate....:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:.....some of you should know better....actung.....actung....dive....dive.....a calibre debate is looming....
    The OP was not about calibres per-se, but whether they should get a .22 and add to the collection.....
    The answer is yes.
     
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  12. Claypole

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    I've nothing against an air rifle in .22, but if your .177 guns are doing the business, then I don't see the point in getting a different calibre unless your have a specific reason to do so.

    So, I say no, don't get a .22.
     
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  13. Jay Butts

    Jay Butts Quick, put it back before anybody notices!

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    Hehe, that’s it mate..... I challenge you,,,, spot the .22? I neeeeed one Mukka!

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  14. Kadushu

    Kadushu Engaging Member

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    Try it, if you don't like it, move it on.
     
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  15. Bagster66

    Bagster66 Busy Member

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    Do you need another gun?
    Mmmm
    What does your wife think ;)
     
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  16. Dr B

    Dr B An Airgunner's Companion

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    I hope they're all .22 - or perhaps they will be in due course :thumb:
     
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    WHAT!!!!

    Step 1. leave the house with you jacket neatly rolled up and inside your otherwise empty gun bag
    Step 2. Return home wearing aforementioned jacket with your shiny new .22 inside the gun bag.
    Step 3. Ignore steps 1 and 2 they are the reason I'm divorced :D
     
  18. Dr B

    Dr B An Airgunner's Companion

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    In reality whatever calibre you shoot, you need to know how to get the most out of them. With .177, for hunting try to combat over-penetration. With .22, for hunting, dont go too heavy with pellets (nothing heavier than 16grn in sub 12ftlbs). That's about it for those two calibres.

    The .22 can be optimsed for the field and does hit harder. Out to 40yds, you cant beat it IMO. But, I know the .20 and the .177 can be optimised as well in they're own way. For me and how I shoot / hunt, the .22 is the best calibre for my style and needs.

    Dont listen to people saying the .22 cannot work at distance (it most certainly can - its down to the shooter) and it really does hit hard at 12ft.lbs. I started out with a .22 webley vulcan and learnt my trade on that. My late father used it to far greater effect than me and I remember, with great fondness going for a wee one night as a youngster, with the bath being full of dead rabbits all due to a webley vulcan, with crappy pellets and a terrible scope. Job done. It happened more than once. Utter killing machine in his hands.
    I talk about it in the book (shamless plug......:facepalm:)
     
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    All 10 of my rifles are .22 I don’t own a .177, I’ve often thought shall I try a .177 but I know I’d struggle with the tiny pellets with my massive gorilla hands, and without starting a caliber debate imo I think .22 is better for hunting and more of a challenge on the ranges
     
  20. mikeyhall1

    mikeyhall1 Pepe Le Pew

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    Every gun in every cal Jay, you can never have to many.
     
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