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Posted: 9/16/2005 9:26:03 AM EDT
which should I get?

17 at 1000 fps?

or

22 at 800 fps??


thanks
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 9:28:18 AM EDT
.17

Link Posted: 9/16/2005 9:43:31 AM EDT
‘Pends on what you want to do. All around plinking, light hunting/varmints, .177 is hard to beat. Pellets are cheap and there is not much that you can do with a .22 that I can not do with one of my .177’s. The best cal. I think is the .20, almost as fast as the .177 with the weight of the .22. I have 7 air rifles, most used are my 2 Beeman R1's. ( one scope, one open sight ) in .177. The gun for serious work is a scoped Crow Magnum in .20. Tree rats and Rabbits at 50 yards is the norm wit it.. I do have a .22 RWS that I do not use much, just runs out of steam too quick.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 9:47:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2005 9:49:53 AM EDT by WildBoar]
Depends on what you want to do with it.

Hunt?
Target?

I got my oldest son a Beeman that is .177 and only 500fps but shoots awesome groups. I love it but the stock is too short for me.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 9:52:57 AM EDT
.177 will kill just about anything the 2 will.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 10:16:19 AM EDT
You lose 20% velocity, but are flinging 2-3 times as much lead. This was one argument that led me to choose a .22RWS.

Also, I think that there are a greater variety of .22 pellet types and weights.

If it is mainly for target shooting, then the .177 is fine. If you want to hunt with it, then I think you would be better served with a .22.

I do punch paper with mine, and at standard target distance of 11m, with the right pellet, it is very accurate. And every bit as accurate as a friends .177.

Just my $.02

Seydou

Link Posted: 9/16/2005 10:18:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2005 10:19:06 AM EDT by crashburnrepeat]
.22

Hands DOWN. I have an RWS .177 (M48)
and a cheap chinese .22.

I use the chinese .22 a LOT more. It just hits a lot harder. It puts birds down with authority. I had some flyoffs with the .177. I knew they would die but I'd have to chase them down and shoot them again.

I rarely if ever do that with the .22.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 10:31:28 AM EDT
.22 for hunting. I have an RWS 48 in .22 and it knocks 'em down. Great gun.
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