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Question FAC air rifles

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by steve_sniper, May 12, 2008.

  1. steve_sniper

    steve_sniper Active Member

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    Hello all again.

    Me and my friend ( A FAC holder) have been shooting in his fields with his FX2000. We have been shooting at 100, 150 & 200 yards with his FX2000 @ 26.5ft/lbs. Can hit a coke bottle sized target after zero'in in every time. So then he cranked his gun up to 33.5ft/lbs, now I can't hit jack. The shots are all over the place. I was using HnN targets (about 14 grain). What do you guys think?

    Has the gun got to much power for its own good or do we need different pellets?

    Cheers for your help again people :)
     
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  2. jamjon

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    Did you re zero after cranking up the power
     
  3. steve_sniper

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    Stupidly I did not, but I could see where the pellets were hitting. they were not persistently all going the same place shot after shot. Think I will have to re-zero in and try again. Does anyone recommend a better pellet type for these long range shots?
     
  4. EX Mod Cog

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    I'm not sure what the problem is but try some heavier pellets :confused:
     
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    With FX rifles you dont want to use anything lighter than 16grs at over 27fpe. My T12 wont group over 27fpe with 16gr pellets. The best are 21gr H&N Baracudas.
    These go well up to 45fpe

    But you cant be thinking of hunting with it at those distances?!
     
  6. Buzz

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    According to my calculations, the speed of a 14 grain pellet from a gun at 33.5 ft/lbs is around 1038 ft/sec. The speed of sound at sea level is a little less than this, at about 1026ft/sec (depending on the atmospheric conditions). This means that the 14 grain pellet is actually travelling faster than the speed of sound and has therefore encountered the pressure waves allied to the sonic boom. This might be the reason the pellet is behaving strangely.
     
  7. a1gunner

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    use FAC pellets.

    they look more bullet like than pellets.

    look for heavy pellets idealy over 16 grains.

    look at logun penetrators but get the realy hevy ones
     
  8. steve_sniper

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    Thanks for your replies people, you have been very helpful. No I don't hunt at 200yards lol, only target. I will try to get hold of some higher grain pellets and will see what happens.
     
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    i think daystate make an FAC pellet:confused:
     

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