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Old 01-05-2014, 10:30 PM   #1
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I know this is a "gun forum" but i think the newer pellet rifles can compare to a .22 rifle (almost) anyways i compared three different pellets and was surprised with the results.

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This was a 5 shot group at 25 yrds. With the Daisy pellets. About $8 for 500

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This was the same with Gamo lethal pellets. $20 for 100!

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And this was with Beeman pointed pellets, $6.99 for 500. This is by far my favorite and most accurate and the cheapest. Go figure? They also fit nice and snug in the rifle.

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Gamo silent cat. 1250 feet per second.
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What was the range? And is that what you used for a rest?

See, I'm really wanting to get into airgunning, but I just don't know. I'd want something that I could gold at least a 2 inch group with at 50 yards.

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The standard .177 pellet rifle can be incredibly accurate at close range. And CAN have enough energy for small game (rabbit/ squirrel)

HOWEVER- energy is a function of mass x speed. and neither the .177 nor the .22 pellets come close to .22 LR.

Muzzle energy, standard .22 LR is about 108 ft lbs. 40 grain bullet

.177 pellet- about 33 ft lbs. 9.6 gr bullet
.22 pellet- about 45 ft lbs. 14.3 gr bullet


Yes, there are PCPs that fire a major caliber bullet and can drop a deer. We are not discussing those. Yes, have seen the vid of a pig being dropped with a pellet at close range. Don't count on that. Will not end well.

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This was my rest and it was a bit over 25 yards. See targets in the distance?

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I also had some of these guys up on the hill at the same distance. These were hit with the Beeman pellets. I just like the fact that ammo is available and i dont have to drive to go shooting.
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The standard .177 pellet rifle can be incredibly accurate at close range. And CAN have enough energy for small game (rabbit/ squirrel)

HOWEVER- energy is a function of mass x speed. and neither the .177 nor the .22 pellets come close to .22 LR.

Muzzle energy, standard .22 LR is about 108 ft lbs. 40 grain bullet

.177 pellet- about 33 ft lbs. 9.6 gr bullet
.22 pellet- about 45 ft lbs. 14.3 gr bullet

Yes, there are PCPs that fire a major caliber bullet and can drop a deer. We are not discussing those. Yes, have seen the vid of a pig being dropped with a pellet at close range. Don't count on that. Will not end well.
Yeah definitely not the same power/energy. I like the challenge though of hitting a pigeon at 100 yards. We had an issue with pigeons in our neighborhood and i believe i offed their "leader"if you will.

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This was the point i took my shot from. Pigeon was on the top peak of the roof. 1 shot kill. Ever since then there has been zero pigeons in the neighborhood. Kinda bumed about it
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You didn't compare the pellet that gives you the best bang for the buck, the Benjamin Premiere.

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Going to have to try that. The Gamo came with the PBA (platinum ballistic alloy) and they are loud but not accurate. The Gamo lethal although does hit hard and penetrates deep.

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The Gamo lethal went through this metal like nothing. It was .04 mm thick. The others tested hit hard but did not penetrate.

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Top rifle is Hatsan 86 Sniper .177 cal
Bottom rifle is Ruger Air Magnum .22 cal.
Pistol is Ruger Mark1 with extensive trigger job.

Bottom pic is 3 of ten wabbits taken in 3 weeks, back in the Spring of this year.

.22 cal is a quicker kill, even though the .177 did 1 shot kills.

Most wabbits were taken at 30 yds average, 3 were taken at 45 and 50 yards.
All were taken 1 shot 1 kill. Head shots.

Both these Rifles will shoot a 1/2" group at 30 yards, with the right pellet. Both rifles ,and the pistol shoot Crosman Premier domed pellets the best.18 gr in .22 and 10.6 gr in .177. Artillery hold while firing is essential, for consistant accuracy grouping.

Every gun has a specific pellet it shoots best. Find the right pellet for your gun ,and it should shoot <1" groups at, and out to 35 yards.

I went thru 12 or more shapes/configuration, brands, weight/grain to find most accurate. The heavier the pellet ,the more accurate,




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Top rifle is Hatsan 86 Sniper .177 cal
Bottom rifle is Ruger Air Magnum .22 cal.
Pistol is Ruger Mark1 with extensive trigger job.

Bottom pic is 3 of ten wabbits taken in 3 weeks, back in the Spring of this year.

.22 cal is a quicker kill, even though the .177 did 1 shot kills.

Most wabbits were taken at 30 yds average, 3 were taken at 45 and 50 yards.
All were taken 1 shot 1 kill. Head shots.

Both these Rifles will shoot a 1/2" group at 30 yards, with the right pellet. Both rifles ,and the pistol shoot Crosman Premier domed pellets the best.18 gr in .22 and 10.6 gr in .177. Artillery hold while firing is essential, for consistant accuracy grouping.

Every gun has a specific pellet it shoots best. Find the right pellet for your gun ,and it should shoot <1" groups at, and out to 35 yards.

I went thru 12 or more shapes/configuration, brands, weight/grain to find most accurate. The heavier the pellet ,the more accurate,

Jim
Ive been thinking about getting a .22 cal pellet rifle. What do you like to shoot between the .177 and .22?
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