.177 or .22

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by s410rainbow, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. s410rainbow

    s410rainbow Non member

    i just find it so hard to decide between the two, i find they are the same apart from different aim points, so why does every one prefer .177.
  2. NJR 100

    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

    Aug 10, 2009
    Avon Hawks, Tondu, Oaktree
    Flatter trajectory Mathew. When you start shooting Ft courses, you will see the advantage of 177 if, as you did last Saturday, you miss range a target.

    If its not raining saturday i will show you on some targets.
  3. TonyF

    TonyF SWEFTA FT Champion 2006

    Nov 8, 2008
    Bristol, England
    Mendip, East Devon, Avon Hawks and Oaktree.
    Simon's right, go for the .177 which will be much better for the longer distances encountered in FT. ;)
  4. Big Paul

    Big Paul New Member

    Jan 25, 2010
    .177 is flatter its true but that does not mean its more accurate , just easier to learn trajectory , .177 is better for target for this reason , but if you shoot a light weight spring gun .22 means less recoil , or a none magazine PCP in the freezing cold then you will find that .22 is easier to load. I'm not sold fully on .177 I do use it but I also use .22 I think for all round shooting they both have merits and disadvantages but if you only have 1 gun and will only do target then go .177 . if your gonna have 1 gun and do target night , rat , ferrell shooting then .22 is hard to beat especially if a springer.
  5. s410rainbow

    s410rainbow Non member

    its the 1 gun i have now as i had to sell my others to buy this s410 but i do every thing with it.

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