It depends on how you shoot and the Division you're shooting in

October 12 2017 at 5:05 AM

H├ęctor Medina  (Login HectorMedina)
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Response to When shooting a heavy springer like a TX200 or LGU

If you shoot Open, or WFTF, then keeping the most accurate pellet for the barrel at around 800 fps is a good idea.

If you are shooting Hunter going to the 13 to 15 ft-lb range may give you better overall results.
A little flatter trajectory, a little less wind drift when the ranges get stretched and 12X (or 16 after November) is not enough to compete with guys using $3000 scopes, may be better for you.

Pellets themselves are stable up to about 875 fps for the most part.
And targets MUST fall when hit with 4 ft-lb.
So, it's not terminal ballistics what you should be worried about.

Some FT rifles weigh upwards of 16 lbs, and that also makes a difference.
In general shooters do better when they get used to shoot a rifle that weighs at least a lb per ft-lb of output.
So, you can also choose to up your game, get a custom stock and get used to a heavy rig.

Yes it is a balancing act, but there are many more variables than MV and ME.

HTH


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