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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 6:56 am 
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fishguy wrote:
Interesting that I still see a lot of folks saying the 177 is more accurate.


That's probably because most of the specialized target airguns are made in .177

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And most pellets manufacturers will offer them the most choices/options for bullet weights, head diameter.

And most target airguns will shoot one hole groups, without the need to thinker/tune them.

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And while airgun shooting "match" are not all that popular this side of the pond, it's whole different story in Europe

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Other calibres have advantages over the 177 (higher weight, less wind drift, better coefficient)... but right now the rules of the games favour the 177. :drinkers:


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Some springers will also shoot 1-hole groups - at 25 yards.
Note the Cometa 4.51" pellet groups. Some of the other non-specialized pellets are not too shabby, either
HW97 in .177 Gruops minimum of 5 shots, some more when they spread or seemed to shoot 2 groups.
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The above rifle, HW97 in .177 is my Go-To rifle for shooting gophers around buildings and live stock. MUCH easier to hit with at 55yards, than the .22 springer.

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Daryl wrote:
The above rifle, HW97 in .177 is my Go-To rifle for shooting gophers around buildings and live stock. MUCH easier to hit with at 55yards, than the .22 springer.


Daryl, what do you suppose makes the 177 easier to hit your target over that distance vs the 22? I'm just trying to figure out why I don't seem to notice a difference in accuracy where others do.

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Daryl wrote:
shooting gophers around buildings


You HAVE to show me that trick sometime :) :)

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fishguy wrote:
Daryl wrote:
The above rifle, HW97 in .177 is my Go-To rifle for shooting gophers around buildings and live stock. MUCH easier to hit with at 55yards, than the .22 springer.


Daryl, what do you suppose makes the 177 easier to hit your target over that distance vs the 22? I'm just trying to figure out why I don't seem to notice a difference in accuracy where others do.


Flatter trajectory for the .177 - less guess work, longer point blank range - both dealing with flatter trajectory.

ITGUY - LOL - play on words. Suspect in direction of interpretation, you'd need a bent barrel - as developed and used in Europe during WW11 on a longer barreled Sten Gun.

Perhaps "shooting gophers that were living lived near the buildings" might have been more correctly worded? Of course, if I got paid by the word as some gun-mag writers are paid, even more 'text' could be used to embellish this event even further. This rather morbid, long winded and quite controversial diatribe being currently discussed and examined, word by word. Stay attuned for the next episode of this thrilling, spine tingling adventure into the art and methodology of field and farm pest destruction. Next time, we'll use a 12 gauge shotgun with #4 buckshot, 28 pellets of .240" diameter should be a "cracker" for this type of vermin eradication.

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