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whats best for hunting 177 are 22

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by caffrey286, Feb 16, 2014.

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  1. caffrey286

    caffrey286 Engaging Member

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    22 are 177 for hunting
     
  2. mattyts

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    use the search bar to your upper right and save us a lot of typing :D
     
  3. tomsteebs

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    ditto,

    basically .177 is easier to judge holdover, .22 is more likely to get clean kills.

    they both have pro's and con's
    :google2ut::amen:
     
  4. caffrey286

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    ta mate
     
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    a clean kill is a clean kill no matter what size pellet you prefer .177 or .22

    also, .177 is not any easier to judge holdover, both require practice, both are effective, .177 has got a higher velocity and less pellet drop as opposed to a .22 which has less velocity and alot more pellet drop, they both hit hard and both work

    again, its what you prefer, tho for target shooting .177 is the common size due to the straightness of the trajectory but that dont mean its any easier to shoot, you still have wind ect to take into account
     
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  6. Elk hunter

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    The best calibre for hunting is.....The calibre you buy!
    Makes no difference as a forum we all have an oppinion, some favour one or the other some hunt with both. So there is no wright or wrong answer.

    There is only advice and mine is this..
    Buy a gun that you like and is comfortable and practice with it. It's not the calibre, it's the person behind it knowing his limits of himself and the calibre they are using.

    Andrew
     
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    .22 are NOT .177 Or .20
     
  8. secretagentmole

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    Que????

    No neither is .25!

    Basically there are pros and cons to both common pellet sizes. Buy one of each!
     
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    If you really cant decide, get one of those beeman duel cal rifles. They come with two barrels so they can shoot .177 or .22
     
  10. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill co2 Enthusiast, HW97, K98 owner

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    OK, I'll answer the sacred question. The answer is........................ .177. ;)
     
  11. caffrey286

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    ta lads and happy shouting
     
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    Remember in spring powered form the .22 will enable you to use a much heavier and more stable in flight pellet than .177.

    If you buy a PCP then the .177 can shove far heavier pellets out that are much more stable in flight than the spring powered jobbies (springers tend to be best when you have a 7-9 gram pellet PCPs). In PCP there is naff all between them (my PCP rifles use a 10.5 or 11 grain pellet), apart from the fact that on a windy day you can use .22 more effectively (that is my personal experience)!
     
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    .177 are there other calibers lol
     
  14. Ganton Gunner

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    the best is as always the one you can hit the spot the most reliably with simples:D
     
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    For somebody new to shooting, a .177 will be easier to learn with, although (IMO) .22 is more rewarding once mastered.

    I shoot with .177, .20 and .22, i don't have a preference but do know the pros and cons with the three calibres. I don't shoot .25 and again (IMO) in sub 12ft/lb this calibre is only suitable for close range work ratting etc, if you learn it's trajectory it can be awesome, but the very loopy trajectory can make it frustrating.

    All said and done, as some have said, it's about hitting the target consistently and with the right power, so whatever calibre you choose, practice at sensible ranges until you're comfortable with your set up, and make absolutely sure you're up to scratch before shooting at live quarry ;)
     
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    Sounds like you have your answers, all within a couple of pages most on topic lots of reading via the search :thumb:
     
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