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#3111777 - 01/06/13 03:54 PM air rifle/ pellet gun accuracy
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How accurate are todays 177 cal air rifles? And wat does it mean when some of them say they can shoot 22 cal
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#3111798 - 01/06/13 04:07 PM Re: air rifle/ pellet gun accuracy [Re: Lady's man]
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I bought a rather expensive Gamo back a couple years ago.
From about 10 yards it won't hit within 6" of the same place twice from a rest.

It is .177 caliber.

If it says they shoot 22 caliber that means the pellet is that size. They won't shoot both.
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#3111799 - 01/06/13 04:08 PM Re: air rifle/ pellet gun accuracy [Re: RUGER]
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Oh and if it is .177 normally they will shoot BB's too.
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#3111811 - 01/06/13 04:19 PM Re: air rifle/ pellet gun accuracy [Re: RUGER]
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I was in the attic today and found my Crosman 760 with the owners manual. In the back of the manual is the warranty information I completed and dated 12/27/70. It shoots BB's and .177 pellets. Thinking about sending it out to be repaired. Needs new seals the wood butt stock is rough. I'm planning to make a new wooden butt stock.
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#3111821 - 01/06/13 04:24 PM Re: air rifle/ pellet gun accuracy [Re: MidTN]
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Ive got a gamo 440 Hunter that shoots 1" groups at 25 yds with .177 pellets.
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#3111824 - 01/06/13 04:27 PM Re: air rifle/ pellet gun accuracy [Re: BlackBelt]
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i have an old daisy 880(metal receiver) that will put match grade bb's in the same hole shot after shot after shot....
don't know about the newer guns.
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#3111828 - 01/06/13 04:34 PM Re: air rifle/ pellet gun accuracy [Re: stik]
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Could they be used for small game hunting?
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#3111835 - 01/06/13 04:46 PM Re: air rifle/ pellet gun accuracy [Re: Lady's man]
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 Originally Posted By: Lady's man
Could they be used for small game hunting?


mine has accounted for many squirrels and i hear it will shoot plumb through a cat's head. ;\) \:D
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#3111840 - 01/06/13 04:47 PM Re: air rifle/ pellet gun accuracy [Re: Lady's man]
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 Originally Posted By: Lady's man
Could they be used for small game hunting?

Absolutely, I helped a buddy sight in his new RWS Diana 177 cal. with scope, and we could put the pellets in about a 1" circle at 30 yards. It shoots 800 fps and puts a pellet completely through a tin can.
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#3111842 - 01/06/13 04:50 PM Re: air rifle/ pellet gun accuracy [Re: dr]
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Killed several squirrels with mine when I was younger.
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#3111849 - 01/06/13 05:01 PM Re: air rifle/ pellet gun accuracy [Re: Lady's man]
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A couple years back airguns was a big hobby of mine. I still have a few of my favorites in the safe and occasionally pull one of them out and shoot it. A air rifle is about like anything thing else. You get out of them what you put into them. You can flat make the right gun do some amazing things if you spend the money on it. Some of mine even have precision barrels with 1 lb. triggers on them. They will do clover leaf groups off the bench all day long at 35 yards to 40 yards. I prefer a .22 over a .177 but that's just me. The heavier pellet has more foot pounds and less effected by wind. Also a pcp will be more accurate than a spring gun. Most all spring guns are hold sensitive and you have to learn to hold them to be good with them. From my experience the best accuracy in a airgun is when you tune them in around 900 to 950 fps..
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#3111856 - 01/06/13 05:10 PM Re: air rifle/ pellet gun accuracy [Re: MidTN]
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Ok cool i figure i can do a lil squirrel hunting this spring and teach my fiances 6 yr old how to handle and learn to shoot in the process
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#3111902 - 01/06/13 05:55 PM Re: air rifle/ pellet gun accuracy [Re: ]
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I am trying to decide what I want. I could actually hit something with stik's Daisy. That may be what I go with. If it doesn't suit me, I can give it to my nephew. \:\)
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#3121903 - 01/13/13 12:58 PM Re: air rifle/ pellet gun accuracy [Re: Bowdacious]
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 Originally Posted By: Bowdacious
I am trying to decide what I want. I could actually hit something with stik's Daisy. That may be what I go with. If it doesn't suit me, I can give it to my nephew. \:\)


The variety of air guns these days are amazing. It really all depends on what you want to shoot/ hunt and what you want to spend. As mentioned above, the PCP will be the most accurate type and .22 would be best for a variety of small game. I have a .22 cal Benjamin marauder PCP and I can shoot nickel sized groups @ 40-50 yds.

http://airgun-academy.pyramydair.com/

http://www.pyramydair.com/air-rifles
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#3121905 - 01/13/13 01:02 PM Re: air rifle/ pellet gun accuracy [Re: MidTN]
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I have a Gamo Big Cat....177...got a scope on it that came with it...only shoots pellets. At 25 yards...possibly 30 I can pretty much tear up a can...I've never shot it at any critters but it would definitely kill small game...seems like it's 1200' per sec? That may be wrong but something like that
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#3121924 - 01/13/13 01:17 PM Re: air rifle/ pellet gun accuracy [Re: Team Passintime]
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 Originally Posted By: Team Passintime
A couple years back airguns was a big hobby of mine. I still have a few of my favorites in the safe and occasionally pull one of them out and shoot it. A air rifle is about like anything thing else. You get out of them what you put into them. You can flat make the right gun do some amazing things if you spend the money on it. Some of mine even have precision barrels with 1 lb. triggers on them. They will do clover leaf groups off the bench all day long at 35 yards to 40 yards. I prefer a .22 over a .177 but that's just me. The heavier pellet has more foot pounds and less effected by wind. Also a pcp will be more accurate than a spring gun. Most all spring guns are hold sensitive and you have to learn to hold them to be good with them. From my experience the best accuracy in a airgun is when you tune them in around 900 to 950 fps..


What about using Tungsten pellets, vs. lead pellets?
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#3121957 - 01/13/13 01:36 PM Re: air rifle/ pellet gun accuracy [Re: TAFKAP]
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 Originally Posted By: TAFKAP
 Originally Posted By: Team Passintime
A couple years back airguns was a big hobby of mine. I still have a few of my favorites in the safe and occasionally pull one of them out and shoot it. A air rifle is about like anything thing else. You get out of them what you put into them. You can flat make the right gun do some amazing things if you spend the money on it. Some of mine even have precision barrels with 1 lb. triggers on them. They will do clover leaf groups off the bench all day long at 35 yards to 40 yards. I prefer a .22 over a .177 but that's just me. The heavier pellet has more foot pounds and less effected by wind. Also a pcp will be more accurate than a spring gun. Most all spring guns are hold sensitive and you have to learn to hold them to be good with them. From my experience the best accuracy in a airgun is when you tune them in around 900 to 950 fps..


What about using Tungsten pellets, vs. lead pellets?


Tungsten air rifle pellets are not available from what I have seen.
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#3121963 - 01/13/13 01:42 PM Re: air rifle/ pellet gun accuracy [Re: trealtree]
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Perhaps not tungsten, but a "lighter than lead" alloy that shoots faster.

My old neighbor shoots out of his backyard, and the non-lead pellets actually break the sound barrier. Pretty sweet, and they're incredibly accurate.
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#3121966 - 01/13/13 01:43 PM Re: air rifle/ pellet gun accuracy [Re: TAFKAP]
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check with Beekeeper, he's got one that'll shoot a floodlight out at 75 yards
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#3121970 - 01/13/13 01:45 PM Re: air rifle/ pellet gun accuracy [Re: beachguy]
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 Originally Posted By: beachguy
check with Beekeeper, he's got one that'll shoot a floodlight out at 75 yards


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#3121973 - 01/13/13 01:49 PM Re: air rifle/ pellet gun accuracy [Re: TAFKAP]
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 Originally Posted By: TAFKAP
Perhaps not tungsten, but a "lighter than lead" alloy that shoots faster.

My old neighbor shoots out of his backyard, and the non-lead pellets actually break the sound barrier. Pretty sweet, and they're incredibly accurate.


It all depends on what type of air gun and barrel you have. But as a rule they suck terribly bad and I can almost guarantee you not 1 person uses them when shooting in airgun competitions. The crack of breaking the sound barrier may sound cool, but it does not help in the accuracy dept. I will add that some of the better quality pellet makers (h&n) are working on some new lead free pellets that are showing promise, but lead is by far better right now.
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#3121987 - 01/13/13 02:01 PM Re: air rifle/ pellet gun accuracy [Re: trealtree]
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My RWS in 22cal will consistently shoot a 5 shot group at 60 yards that I can cover with a half dollar. I've never shot anything further than that but I know for sure that accuracy past 60 yards wouldn't be an issue. I won't ever own a caliber smaller than 22.

Edited by W.Seay (01/13/13 02:05 PM)
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