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Trajectory Difference Between .177 And .22 Made Clear.

Discussion in 'Videos' started by Late Boomer., Mar 27, 2021.

  1. Late Boomer.

    Late Boomer. Engaging Member

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    This is the best demonstration of relative pellet drop I've ever seen.
    This chap put a lot of thought and work into making this very useful video.

     
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    Some great camera work there !!!
    Why didn't he zoom out for the .22 shots ?
    To be honest he hasn't covered anything here we didn't already know.
     
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    As above ^^^^
    But
    Interesting if you`re new to the sport though ....
     
  5. Jimmypie

    Jimmypie Pffft , Pop , Twang , Bang

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    It still amazes me the amount of shooters that have never actually done this , not only for trajectory’s sake and getting to know your pellet but a good indicator of poor scope set up too.
     
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    Jimmy a bloke at work has been shooting Air Rifles since he was a kid he is 53ish
    I believe he has never actually done this
    His Zero is so many strides, and his holdovers are Guesstimates FFS
    Rangefinder + Homework =
     
  7. Late Boomer.

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    Yeah, of course us old hands already know this, but for someone new to shooting, this video is a very helpful and easy to understand demonstration. One of the best air gun shooting instructional videos on Youtube, in my opinion.
     
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    Should send his bsa off to John bowkett,!
     
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  9. Reg Abercrombie

    Reg Abercrombie Mr

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    you are right of course but he explained it very well I thought
     
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    Is this not kind of irrelevant because of the different scope height though?

    would be good to see on two identical setups, with the only variation being cal.
     
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    Surely it would be easier to use the Chairgun software?
     
  12. Byronic

    Byronic Good thing we are all different, eh?

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    Well, that was very informative for me - lovely clear example of trajectory differences.
    Minor variations in kit notwithstanding.

    Maybe most of you are already familiar enough not to need it?

    That is pretty dramatic drop off for the .22.
     
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    This is why I will never buy another sub-12 .22 air rifle. My .22 rifles have ludicrous drop at 75 yards, such that I run out of mil-dots (meal-dots?) and have to make things up or use Kentucky Windage style approximations. They don't just fall off a bit, they drop a LOT :facepalm:
     
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    Genuine question; why would you want to shoot at 75 yards with any caliber sub 12ft./lbs. air rifle? :shrug:
     
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    For fun. Plinking, killing tin cans and plastic bottles outdoors in the wind in a field. We also shoot at up to 105 metres. Why do you ask? You want to accuse me of being unethically shooting live prey? Why does anyone shoot sub-12 at 75 or greater distance? To test our ability blah blah.
     
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    Jeez, sorry I asked!
    As I’ve only ever used air guns at sub 40 yards in the last 50 years I was merely curious as to why you’d want to shoot at such a long distance. Anyway, sorry to disappoint you but there wasn’t an ulterior motive to my query.
     
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    OK, sorry to be so defensive but your question came across in a way that made me wary. Why do you only shoot at 40 yards or less?
    I know we are all different but I like shooting at close-ish and long range, the latter just being fun plinking as I said. Tin cans look quite small at 75 yards and in the wind can be a challenge but to connect fairly reliably is satisfying. To me anyway. :shrug:
     
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    When he was a lad there were NO mildot scopes or range finders so strides and estimates were all we had and he would be using .22, just saying.:p
     
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    No worries, sometimes the written word can be easily misinterpreted. Anyway, the reason I only shoot sub 40 yards is because I engage in pest control so all my practice shooting has to be at various sub 40 yard distances. It simply never entered my head that folks would be shooting at such extreme distances just for fun. My bad. :facepalm:
     
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    ajohn Chewing Things Over

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    He doesn't stress the main disadvantage of using heavier pellets that well, What it means in practice is that the range measurement needs to be more precise for a given size of kill zone.

    Even people who hunt with powder burners consider that factor when choosing a round to use.

    Up hill down hill adds to the complications to all guns as well.

    So the ancient idea of 177 for sub 12 and 22 for FAC still holds.
     

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