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some info on the old .177 v's .22

Discussion in 'Airgun Data Center' started by graham, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. graham

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    My brain hurts......
     
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    haha

    i found this link browsing the net and its just a simple explanation of why years ago most airguns were .22 and .177's were only used for close range target practice due to the lack of any decent pellets.hence the old thoughts that .22 was a far superior rifle. :cool:

    i dont get caught up in the argument and have always shot .22 but recently bought a .177 falcon lighthunter just to see what the difference is.
     
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    So whats the verdict Judge! Ive got a .22 SMK B2, and wouldnt mind a .177..................in something else.
     
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    still a .22 is better at close range up to about 30 yds which is the range i always use so it depends what you are shooting at
     
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    to be honest i have found it a little awkward moving from the .22 to my .177 due to the lower pellet drop out over the 30 yards.used .22 for almost 20 years now and fancied a change.this will be a good thing once i get some calm weather to put some practice in and compare the two in regards to what may suite me

    almost right away i found a lot less cross wind resistance with the .177 but all you guys will have known this for a while.:eek:

    i mainly hunt bunnies all year round with the exeption of woodies when the conditions seem right so hoping the .177 will let me take a slighlty further shot out with the flatter trajectory for the woodies.maybe the 40-45 yard mark (in calm conditions :eek: )
     
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    which one is most effected by wind?

    ive heard heavy .177 are best but then light .177 are the worst:confused: and .22 in betwee or something like that.

    anyone with a magic grid thing?
     
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    i found the .22 was affected slightly more than the .177

    this was tried in gusty conditions and not a constant wind direction by the way.the pellets used were .177=jsb exacts(8.3gr) and .22=accupells(14.3gr) and were compared through around 20-30 shots at about 25 yards.

    hope this helps

    rgrds

    graham
     
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    probably all down to weight if both pellets were the same weight then .177 would probably be affected less.
     
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    this is 12ft/lb not fac:confused:
     
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    12ftlbs:up:
     
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    yeah 12ft/lbs

    with the lighter pellet doing a faster ft/sec this will have the effect of punching the smaller pellet thru the air at shorter distances with less wind effect.
     
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    rearranged the wording above:p.didnt mean it to sound like a question. haha sorry about that
    hope thats a little clearer now ;)
     
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    to much info me thinks.
     
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    18ftp Fac:hail::hail::clap2::bounce::bounce::bounce:.177
     

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