So a .22 is better than a .177 at longer distance right?June 10 2012 at 8:07 AM
|Darrell (Login dt3)|
The above is often stated and generally accepted (by myself as well) however I wonder if anyone has ever really put it to the test.
I know some of you have at least one PCP rifle in each caliber capable of shooting 1/2" or so at 50 yards. Has anyone ever taken these same two rifle with their favorite pellet and shot them side by side at 100 yards to verify our suspicions?
Did the .22 really buck the wind better?
At what distance did the .22 start to show it advantages if indeed it did?
I know that the .22 is going to put more energy on target but that is only important if your a hunter. I am considering buying either a Air Ranger, FX Royale 400, or a Theoben MFR in .22 for long distance shooting, say 100 yard and maybe a little over. However I only want to do so if indeed the .22 has a significant advantage over the .22 in accuracy at these distances.
- Just met Todd Banks, World Bench Rest Airgun Champ. - DaFont on Jun 10, 2012, 9:03 AM
- Re: So a .22 is better than a .177 at longer distance right? - ray carter on Jun 10, 2012, 9:59 AM
- Do think BC has much to do with it. - robert on Jun 10, 2012, 10:56 AM
- Re: So a .22 is better than a .177 at longer distance right? - donwalk on Jun 10, 2012, 11:16 AM
- Let me put it this way.... - robert on Jun 10, 2012, 12:17 PM
- 100M benchrest is very popular in South Africa, and they love .20 caliber - LexingtonGreg on Jun 10, 2012, 1:07 PM
- If stated that generally, I'd have to say wrong, because it depends on available energy. - Steve in NC on Jun 10, 2012, 1:11 PM
- If I were building a killer 100 yard rig I'd.. (graphic) - Brian in MI on Jun 10, 2012, 1:27 PM
- link to a similar thread that wound a different path - Cal on Jun 10, 2012, 6:55 PM
- I have spent significant time shooting both at 100 yds - Flintsack on Jun 10, 2012, 11:18 PM
- I have never shot 177 beyond 20 yards.... nt - Davex on Jun 11, 2012, 4:31 AM
- What do powderburners use? - Paul Stakun on Jun 11, 2012, 8:20 AM