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what do you use for for hunting

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  1. aldablue

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    what do most use for hunting .177 or .22
     
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    .22 me.
     
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    Everyone Remember to breath before typing :popcorn:
     
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    .177 for me now but have used .22 in the past.
    No right or wrong really.

    Chris
     
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    Only ever used .22 its what I grew up with.
     
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    Can't be doing with those house brick .25's though.
     
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    I use .177 now after using .22 for ages
    Probably get another .22 or maybe .25 once finances allow
     
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    I used .22 for years but been using .177 for a couple of years now and prefer it atb
     
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    How many times has this one been covered .....
    still - use both mostly 177 though
    the rabbits are just as dead with both.
     
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    Just changed from .22 to 177 both work for me
     
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    Thanks everyone. I did search for answers about calibre but couldn't find anything. I have googled and read pros and cons but everyone seems equally split. I was hoping that someone on here could give me an insight. I was going to go with the majority of people using whatever calibre.
     
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    WHY? You might be one of the lesser group who prefer the other......until you try it, you will never know. I have tried >22, .20 and .177 - I only use .22 and .20 now with the emphasis very much on the .20 probably 90% of the time.
     
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    .177 for me but want a .22 for pigeons because I've had too many occasions where the pellet goes straight through and they fly off. .177 for bunnies everyday though
     
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    .20 for me. Used .177 and .22
    .177 is alot more forgiving than .22 but aslong as youve put your homework in down the range you should know where to aim for each set distance.
    agree with the man above about .22 for pigeons. Especially when taling heart and lung shots when they dont keep their head still!

    .20 is best of both worlds plenty of slap with a nice flat flight to the target.
    Simply the way forward
     
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    Used all the cals and like them all but I think .20 is the best for me :D
     
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    .177 for me as I find the flatter trajectory to be a major advantage. I haven't tried .20 but I'd like to - there are a good few people on here who swear by it. :)
     
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    Mate you will get just as many fliers with .22 I used .22 for years and if not hit in the right place woodpigeons are armour plated. Now use .177 but neither has the advantage on woodies.
     
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    Im no expert but you need to look at what shooting you are going to do in the future aswell, talking from experience i started with a 177 then thought 22 would be better for hunting which i think is true in some circumstances but then started hft and hunting and
    found that 177 was best when shooting hft and hunting.
    So if you,re only hunting then 22 could be better but if theres a chance you could shoot hft as well then most people will say 177 and dont take any notice of people who say "how many times has this been covered" because if each topic only got covered once you would only have old opinions and nothing would ever get updated and newbies wouldnt ask questions which is what sites pike this are all about.
    Atb Terry.
     
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