Posted 30 April 2012 - 01:01 PM
Hi Rob.. Sounds like youre getting the PCP bug. It’s a sickness for sure. I’ve only been into pcps for about 8 months, it’s definitely a new challenge to shooting and hunting, but very fun! Anyway.. I’ll ramble off what (little) I’ve learned. 22 vs 25…. That is the debate, like 9mm vs 45. Both calibers are extremely accurate, however, my feeling is 25 (yes I have a 25) most quality PCPs (22 and 25) are shooting in the 900fps range so why not throw the bigger chunk of lead. An 18gr .22 pellet vs a 25gr .25 pellet at roughly the same speed = more varmint carnage, IMHO. Scope: I’m currently using a Hawke Sidewinder Tactical (6.5x20) on my FX Royale. I love it. One of the best features (to me) is the ½ Mil Dot reticle. With trajectory being so critical on PCPs, having the half-Mil scope is really handy, almost like cheating. Using Hawke’s ballistic software with all the data from my rifle, I have a range card set up for my scope that’s deadly accurate. Other Stuff: Air pump or bottle.. I think most people start with the hand pump, it works just fine but it’s a pain in the A$$, especially in the field. Bottles come in all sizes, from a small Guppy(18cu) that you can wear on your belt while hunting to the Great white (97cu) The problem with tanks.. find a place that can fill them FIRST. PCP tanks are 4500 PSI (because most rifles are 2900-3500 PSI) Most scuba style tanks are 3000 PSI so most dive shops cant fill much beyond 3300-3500 PSI. Tank is the way to go for a week in the woods as long as you have somewhere reasonably close to fill it for you. With the 97cu tank you could fill your MROD probly 60 times. Ammo: Most guys rave about JSB pellets for extreme accuracy, pretty much all I shoot anymore. In my 25, JSB’s will shoot half-inch groups at 50 yards.. cant ask for much more than that. Anyway… Hope my ramblings help you a little, good luck! Places to check out:http://www.airtanksforsale.com/http://www.precisionairgunsandsupplies.com/Default.asphttp://www.pyramydair.com/http://www.airgunadvice.net/
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