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How Hot Is Too Hot

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by scanner, Jul 25, 2019.

  1. scanner

    scanner Engaging Member

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    So I'm going to the worlds in two weeks time and thought I'd give the s200 a run over the chrono tonight. We set it after it was reg'd to 782fps average but with the heat its crept up a bit and is now hitting 794 fps. what's the likelihood it could go over with the temps you getting in England atm
     
  2. 80yarder

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    It varies from gun to gun, and I don't have any experience of the S200, but it is not unusual for velocity to go up by 1 to 1.5 fps per degree C.

    For me, 794 fps is too high at any time, assuming you are using 8.4gn pellets, but it's easy enough to run the numbers at a couple of different temperatures - just make sure you give the gun at least an hour to equilibrate.

    Alan
     
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    You can't rely on the weather/temperature being OK from day to day let alone in 2 weeks. You're too close to the limit now I'd turn it down a touch just to make sure, you don't want to get disqualified after making a long haul to get there. My HFT500 was running at 788fps (790 is 12fpe with H&N FTT) a couple of weeks ago when it warmed up and would be well over now in this heat so I've knocked it back down ready for the WHFT- same time as the FT Euros- I'd be gutted to get chucked off the course and I'm only travelling about 30 miles not across the Irish Sea.
     
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  4. scanner

    scanner Engaging Member

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    Thanks for the replies. That's quite a rise per degree so I will definitely knock it back to 775 which should give me enough grace. Legality is no issue over hear as we are all fac but your right I don't fancy getting chucked out for something so simple to fix.
     

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