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Question If Power Was Not An Issue....

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Elk hunter, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. Elk hunter

    Elk hunter Keyboard Hero

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    IF POWER WAS NOT AN ISSUE AND..

    We lived in a country with more land than we knew what to do with, over run with rabbits and corvits, plus all clubs had a minimum range of 150 yards but only air rifles could be used.

    How much power and what calibre would you own?

    Andrew.
     
  2. Jackroadkill

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    .177 and .22 at about 12 fpe, most likely.
     
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    Not sure of the actual power but I'd like to try .25 in FAC
     
  4. doodsy

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    well it wouldn't be an air rifle I think :rolleyes: :)
     
  5. audiguypaul

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    yea prob .22 or .25 fac air, and a full auto .50 cal :violent4:
     
  6. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Have a .357 and a .5 (for big rabbits), .25 and .22 at FAC (.22 at 28 ft lbs is superb fun), .177 at about 16 ft lb!
     
  7. whitevanman574

    whitevanman574 bell target champion

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    good question the guys at the club reckon 19 ftlbs runs an airgun to optimum in 177 anyways
     
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    Unless someone has produced an air rifle that can fire economical bullets accurately faster than the speed of sound, then practical limit of around 900fps will limit all caliber air rifles to similar trajectories.

    JSB make up to .35 cal pellets (9mm). Doing 900 fps they would be 144 fpe. At around 18p per pellet though and currently with only a stirrup pump, I doubt I would take many shots. .22 doing around 30 fpe sounds the most likely.
     
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    7.62 mm slr(fn30?) converted to air...whole stock as air reservoir and cartridge part of round as hollow bullet carrier....:-D
     
  10. reaper6

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    30ftlbs would be enough for any 177 airgun
     
  11. Egg

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    Yeah, 30 ft/lb would be sufficient. It would be in .20 or .22.

    Any chance we could also wish-up a repeal of the archery laws while we're living in this rabbit infested dystopia?
     
  12. DUNKS

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    I recon 18/20 ftlbs in 177. Nice flat trajectory and not too many problems.
     
  13. smithys

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    I run a full length bull barrel s10 at 25pfe with lp 16g pellets theres not much it can cope with, if I had to live with only one gun this would be it, but I have tried a stealth at 40pfe its a brute.
     
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    You would need to temper your desires with regard to power because with increased power comes exponential air usage....lower shot count.
    eg a .22 at 26ft-lbs = around 50 - 60 shots from a 400cc bottle.

    My choice would be .20 at 20ft-lbs.
     
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    15fpe in .177 and 30fpe in .22 is plenty enough for me i reckon.
     
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    Oh, and 100 fpe in 30 cal in a perfect world, one can dream.
     
  17. Alexdermietzel

    Alexdermietzel Keyboard Hero

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    .30 at 150ftlb
     
  18. Alexdermietzel

    Alexdermietzel Keyboard Hero

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    and it would probably be an fx boss :D
     
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    You have to keep them sub sonic for accuracy. I think about 50M is the realistic limit with an air rifle, assuming you can hit whatever it is at that range. It would be using a lot of air but something like a 20grain .22 doing 850 fps to give about 35ftlb's would be nice.
     
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    Just to add a bit of springer variety. I'd like to try HW80 in .22, which judging by forum posts tune well around 20 fpe, giving a similar or slightly better trajectory than a sub 12 fpe 177. A case balancing smooth firing cycle and power, rather than just chasing the latter.

    Even with a high power PCP and over 12 fpe springer, I'd still keep a lower powered light weight rifle like a .22 ultra for close range ratting.
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2014

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