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Hello to all from new member Steff

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Steff, May 27, 2007.

  1. Steff

    Steff Active Member

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    Just like to say hi to everyone. I'm new to this site .. and this sport.. so apologies in advance for what might be daft questions. I've an AA TX200 .22 and am very pleased with it (bit heavy though)
    Thinking of adding an AA S410 but unsure whether to stick with .22 or go .177 / would appreciate your views / and advice. Target shooting would be the main usage initially.
    On a similar kind of thing, can anyone explain why a PCP uses more air in 177 than in 22? or is that daft question #1 ?
     
  2. Rockabilly

    Rockabilly Big Poster

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    hi steff, in my opinion .177 is the ultimate calibre
    especialy for target shooting ,to be honest mate anyone in the
    know will tell you that .177 is best for both hunting and targets.
     
  3. Steff

    Steff Active Member

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    Thanks for the reply Rockabilly

    Thanks for the reply mate / appreciate your opinion.
    Could you explain why a 177 uses more air in a PCP than a 22? At the moment it looks like an AA S410 in 177 might be on the cards, what do you think?
     
  4. Chael

    Chael Engaging Member

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    Hi Steff and :welcome: to AirgunTalk!

    I would not say, personally that .177 is the ultimate all-round calibre. but it is 100% without any doubt better for general target shooting, due to the flat firing line.

    As for why a PCP uses more air to dicharge .177, it is not a daft question. I am not a specialist on the subject but from what i heard it is because .177 is a smaller size, it will have less resistance to air, which is why it flies flatter and shoots at a higher FPS, but this also means that more air is used to disharge it from the barrel at the correct speed.

    Correct me if I am wrong. :lol:
     
  5. Steff

    Steff Active Member

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    Thanks Chael / interesting stuff.

    Many thanks / Your theory sounds reasonable, SOooo.. What views on the S410 in 177? General all round PCP? Would you go for a bottle or pump as air supply?
     
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    Hi there steff, i own aa410c .22 its a excellent gun handles well in the field,lightweight & very accurate as most pcp are.if youre bying a pcp remember the cost of charging eqpt as well i would recomend a bottle as stirrup pumps are very hard work:Cry:.i think .177 pcp require more air per shot due to pellet weight or something im not to sure tho...however im sure somebody on here will give you the answer:confuzed: Cheers Andy..
     
  7. Steff

    Steff Active Member

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    Thanks Andy

    AA410 in 177 or 22 then? lol! I think I prefer the standard length, though not sure why, any thoughts?
    steff
     
  8. Rockabilly

    Rockabilly Big Poster

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    yes steff the s410 is an excellent gun, but do yourself a favour
    and get .177, also invest in a bottle and gauge its really hard
    work with a pump:(
     
  9. Rockabilly

    Rockabilly Big Poster

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    steff ,if you get the carbine you will get around 55 full power shots
    as you say go for the classic version and you will get around 90 _100
    shots ,but as i said earlier .....177
     
  10. Steff

    Steff Active Member

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    Thankyou

    Thanks so much to all.
    I will take your advice and go for the 177 (even though I was veering to the 22 before)
    Thanks again
    steff
     
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    you will not regret getting a177 .and pumps are easy to use on agun like a aa400 and take any where to
     
  12. Steff

    Steff Active Member

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    walnut or beech?

    Quick question guys, I see walnut stocks are an option on some rifles, ... is this purely for asthtetic reasons, i.e. it looks good, or is there some other advantage over beech? Is one more hard wearing than the other? I guess a wipe over with a rag is all thats needed in both cases? or would I be wrong?
    All comments appreciated.
    steff
     
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    Calibre?

    Everyone knows, deep in their hearts, that .25 is the best calibre! Just get shot by all three and see which hurts most!
     

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