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What would you change the power to?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by EX Mod Cog, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. EX Mod Cog

    EX Mod Cog Keyboard Hero

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    If you could change the legal power limit for airguns, what would it be to?

    For me I'd put rifles up to about 18 ft/lbs,

    I'd put pistols up to 12, better for hunting.

    This is a little bit unrelated but I'd also introduce a hunting license, much like a driving license in that you have to prove yourself able to an acceptable standard :up:
     
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    I would of said 20fpe for rifles, but i would leave pistols as they are.
    Wouldnt be a good idea to hunt with a pistol.
    As for the license, couldnt agree more.
     
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    some where batween 18ftlbs-24ftlbs:)
     
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    i agree with cog the reason being that 18ftlbs is really the limit for springers and if you allowed higher than that those that can't afford pcps would have a disadvantage
     
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    see what you mean but springers culd be set at 18 and PCP's higher but then theres shot count to be considered.

    id say that 18-24 would be a good limmit for both PCP's and springers
     
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    But it wouldn't be fair if pcps were allowed to be set higher as it would become a price lottery i think the limit should be one that all guns can be set to hence why 18ftlbs would be the best compromise
     
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    see what you mean;)

    PCP's like the ultra would lose their apeal too from the shot count but there would still be 12ftlbs gunsout there for shed work.

    id get my .22 up but then buy a 12ftlbd gun for shed work
     
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    If the limit was changed i'd still keep mine set at 10.5 ftlbs they do what i want from them and i use my rimmy if i need more power or more range
     
  9. andyhawkx3

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    18ftps isn't any good .22, you want at least 30 up-to 40ftps with a pcp:up:
     
  10. jamjon

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    But we're talking about a raise in the legal limit you could still go higher on fac
     
  11. a1gunner

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    you think .22 needs that much push:confused:

    i know its a bit loopy but its not that bad surley
     
  12. jamjon

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    I have a hw80 in.25 running at 18ftlbs and it works fine
     
  13. a1gunner

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    trajectory is only as bad as your rangefinding:D

    does that make any sence:confused::p

    or does "your range finding is as bad as the trajectory" sound right:confused:

    any english people out there:D
     
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    The amount of ftlbs needed is dependent on how far you actually want to shoot if you want to be shooting at 80 yards plus then yes you will need at least 30ftlbs but the question was what would you raise the legal limit too for me personally i don't believe most shooters are capable of making the long range shots and they certainly should not be attemted until you are very experienced so i still believe that 18ftlbs is a perfect legal limit more power than that can still be had on fac buy those that have both the skill and the land to shoot over the longer distances
     
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    Ok, bring it on, l wouldn't need a fac then........save me some dosh:up:
     
  16. jamjon

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    No problem andy we just need to vote cog into power but i'll only vote for him if he bans airguns altogether in wales :D
     
  17. andyhawkx3

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    Here here, motion carried:up:
     
  18. EX Mod Cog

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    Woohoo :D

    If you're shooting .177 you don't want any more power than 18ft/lbs, that could be too much for such a small calibre, fine for .22 obviously though. If the limit were any higher than 18ft/lbs, nobody would buy .177 :down: and do you know what that means? a1 would actually be right for once with his .22 obsession :eek: shock horror! We can't allow that!
     
  19. a1gunner

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    i have no .22 obsession:rolleyes:

    anyway i have reasons for using .22;)
    as for banning air guns in wales good luck, youll never find the owners:D
     
  20. andyhawkx3

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    Raid all the house's with diddy blokes living in em, cog can l have that job:D :mod::mod::mod:
     

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