The flight of the pellet can be broken down into 2 components (or vectors), horizontal and vertical. Douglas M.”. Now I want to renew my prowess as a hunter and be able to pass it down to my kids at the same time. Since a pellet is drag stabilized, it would never “tumble.” The bottom line is that I seriously doubt that the BC is good for all velocities. I could use some advice. Drive to my parents house (they have 20 acres and a big barn, whereas I live in the city) on a hopefully windless day with my spotter, my gun, lots of ammo, and a pair of two-way radios. They had a slide show of the open water hunting drill and showed a distance for pellet travel at near 280 yards+/-. Match report for Ashland Air Rifle Range May 8th. Well.... there are 5,280 ft in a mile and your pellet shoots at 1,200 ft per second. The best angle was around 25°, and getting in the range of 400m, when we deducted the height over the waterlevel. The conversion stuff comes Wednesday. Back in the early 1990s, several forensic scientists argued how far black powder bullets from various cartridges could possibly travel. How far will a gamos air rifle pellet 1250 fps travel? I’m sure Herb (and probably a few others) already know this, but hey, he’s a rocket scientist. Back away the estimated distance given by ChairGun using the Maximum Range function. I just read that article. When it lands? Supposedly there is also an old Canadian stamp with his portrait, I’ll have to check collectors for that I guess. I could sit all day long marking targets or where pellets drop. Welcome to the Airgunhouse where I like to nerd out a little about my passion for all stuff related to airguns. Like I have said anyone who has been using the blog by now should understand who is posting, I’m sure there are bigger problems to be addressed (like getting Tom well). We had a really close match. Namely, the barrel is shrouded with an aluminum tube and the muzzle cap screws on to keep it in place. I agree that ballistic calculations would be a good starting point, but here’s what I would do: 1. Range find and you have your distance. Typically, these are the only obvious factors that will impact the accuracy of your shot – for instance, you won’t find that humidity will impact it to any degree. I have no experience with the Walther Falcon Hunter, but I can tell you my XL did not shoot as accurately as I had hoped for out of the box. Sustained hand-to-hand combat is such a different world that I’m not certain about speculating about it from common sense. Glad Tom’s flattened out. Has anyone contemplated Douglas M’s question yet? So a rifle that shoot at 1000 FPS firing that pellet gives you a total of 14,000,000. So I guess even that Civil War data shows that our ancestors were no stronger than us, just a bit more used to heavy physical work and with better stamina When I was a student, I used to make “easy money” working as a loader. We had problems with a couple targets, but we fixed them as we shot the course. Wadcutters are good for shooting at home-made targets such as tin cans and logs. For example: A 177 Kodiak/Barracuda 10.6gn Pellet fired at 900 ft/s is dangerous out to the following distances. Using microwave missile-tracking radar, they were shocked to find that the 50/90 cartridge threw its bullet 3600 yards. There are several types of pellets for a .177 air rifle on the market. The pellet would travel 300 yards+ id have thought if you fired it at the optimum angle. I did not realize that if you did login you could not change this. Sorry for rambling haven’t been on in over a day (for me that’s a long time). A Shuttlecock has similar shape to an average pellet. Draw a large X on the paper at the same height as my gun would be firing from. I still have my Sheridan Blue Streak from the 70’s and at 8 pumps it still knocks them down hard. They looked heavy. I guess air rifle, set @ 45 degrees to the horizon would make a longest shot and the way of measuring it would be quite precise, but one must notice that humid air is less dense than dry, so pellet speed will decrease a little less. p.s. observer with a boat and a GPS. Ed brought his HW50 .177 cal springer and Justin shot my AAS400. Someone needs to post this thread to Mythbusters, they’ll have a blast. My guess at an answer is that the drag-stabilized nature of airgun pellets means that air resistance imposes a limit on their speed and distance. I’ve been comparing rifles available at pyramid and found the two that i think I could make a choice from. They were significantly larger before. They seemed to like their armor light. Duskwight, yes the relative size and strength of our forebears is not a closed case by any means. Although the Domed pellet wasn’t designed especially for hunting, it can be used for this and if we make the assumption that your airgun has enough power then you’ll find they pack quite a punch. That’s the first thing I thought of, when I saw the question: shoot over large body of still water and look for splashes, I couldn’t figure out an easy way to get a good approximation of the distance. . Match Director, I was using RWS Superdome Hobby’s from my TX200. Comment: I tried to ask this question of Herb and rikib a while back and and apparently didn’t know how to ask it without “comparing apples to oranges”. This isn?t your FPE yet, though. Just giving an observation based on my own experience. These things are smoothbores, shooting BBs. For example, a Gamo 1250 will shoot over 1,200 f.p.s. Ronnie made them both! 300 yards?? 11. Assumptions have a way of creeping into any extensive calculating apparatus. It’s approach is little more refined then grade school Newtonian physics. It was really close, as we both were cleaning most of the lanes. So I know that a 10 ft/lb airgun has a max range of about 200 yards fired at a 30 degree angle. I was more noting an error in my work around from many days ago that I had just found. Not talking about kill zones or anything like that but I'd be keen to know how far an airgun pellet would actually travel. Apparently, the key ingredient for hitting a home run is bat speed. I’ve told this one before, but please allow me some redundancy. The range was 10 yards for each shot. He’s still getting antibiotics and has been busy doing blogs for this week. We found that the pellet guns we shot, which were Crosman Benjamin pumpers, and one Comenta break barrel in .22, would only go about 200 yards before hitting the ground. Don’t forget each pellet shape has a different ballistic coefficient; giving it a a more accurate flight. (can I?) But then I cleaned the next four lanes and Ronnie missed two in those same lanes, so we were tied. Adjust the gun up, one degree at a time, to find what angle caused me to fall short of the barn. The programmer is working on changing the code so it automatically says “from” in front of the name or “said” after your name. 5. When I have a question that I don’t know about a subject I’m interested in I tend to research it and write-up my conclusion. It’s a dark matter and I don’t feel myself quite competent for further discussion. So generally, a pellet will travel further on a warmer day than it would on a cold day. Pellet Path Calculator (PP Calc for short) is the ONLY ballistics program that does NOT require the input of a Ballistic Coefficient (BC). I’m told a .22 is a great choice for accuracy and knock-down and has a wider range of grains.So with that said.This is what I’ve found. BB: Glad to see your getting better! 3. Velocity is about 1300 fps. Wrong timing Saturday wife’s birthday, Sunday mother’s day (no kids, other than 4 dogs and 10 cats). 0 1 2. We would shoot pellet guns, and our bows & arrows. PP Calc was born from the need of all good Spring-Piston shooters to face the inevitable variations that the trajectory of their projectiles suffer when changing venues. You should never aim an air rifle towards another property or land that does not belong to you (unless you have specific permission.). Designed to be used for the more powerful of airguns, this pellet can reach speeds of approaching 1,300 FPS and some have been recorded even higher than this. DaveUK. One hit my bare hand and it was like a hailstone, no biggie. Then you also need to consider, the weight and shape of the pellet as this will affect the distance it travels. Take care and keep up the stimulating topics/challenges… now as to today’s question… I’d say that before beginning actual shooting (according to any of the several methods already suggested) I’d feed the pellet or pellets to be tested into some ballistics software and make a provisional trajectory map. So, they conducted a test. I’m anxious to see how it’ll do in the eMatches after I go full compressed air. Enlist the help of a friend to act as a spotter. You will, however, find a pellet is slowed down in windy conditions and so won’t travel as far as on a still day. You could see the strike of the pellet in the dry dirt by the puff of dust it raised. A question on converting Mr T to HPA–you said the converson stuff, is that a plural stuff or is it just the HPA tank? (a) Adult 18-90 years: 210 yards +/- 20 yards. Tied again at 42/48 each. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Unless you’re telling me I’ll be shooting from the top of the Himalayas with gale-force tail winds. Here’s a comment I copied over from the Benjamin Trail Nitro article. Thanks, It’s 35 years old and is only used for storage of non-valuables these days. The Department of Environmental Conservation for Binghamton, New York, has officially sanctioned the hunting of some quarry with airguns. Very light wind, partly cloudy, and 65 to 70 degrees. I have the XL1100, and it is very quiet, but there might be some problems with attaching open sights. But I did it myself . All objects fall at the same speed, so if anyone can find a chart on how far objects fall for every tenth of the first second, then that will give you an approximation. The newer references have the further distance. I am still not completely clear why this is so. It would be interesting to see the optimal angle of elevation. BTW, almost no true Medieval _battle_ armor survived to these days, mostly thick tournament armor or later Rennaisance suits. A ruler was placed on top of the soap blocks for calibration in the photographs. It’s lonely writing these articles you know. JP, How Far Will a .177 Caliber Air Rifle Shoot? I was hoping for this answer to come out sooner or later. On the other hand, for both tools there is always a trade-off between mass and mobility that still applies to modern weapons like tanks and ships. Shop for Best Price Used Fac Air Rifles For Sale And 17 Air Rifle 1250 Fps How Far Will It Go . I might make trajectory maps for several different angles of elevation and see how well each map matched actual trajectory at fairly close range. I did some target marking on a 400yard range once.Now that was fun. Because to have meaning(FPS) you need to know the weight of the pellet used. Edith The simultanious crack/hit of a 303 and 7.62 was very sobering. Regarding my comment yesterday on the PPK vs. popcan: My own PPK is the only example I have ever shot. I didn’t think any bb gun would push a bb more than 300 feet! To get a meaningful reply to this question, as there are so many variables involved, we do need to be quite specific about what Air Rifle we’re using as well as several other factors.eval(ez_write_tag([[728,90],'airgunhouse_com-box-3','ezslot_8',107,'0','0'])); The quick and general answer to this question is this: the distance a .177 caliber air rifle shoots a pellet depends on the type of rifle, the velocity at which the pellet is fired from the rifle, the angle you fire at and the direction of the wind. Now the big bore airrifles like a .50 will have a much more powerful powerplant than you will see on a .177 gun. As the largest air gun manufacturer in Europe, Gamo is a household name among many air rifle enthusiasts. 22 has a larger surface area and requires more energy to break the skin. 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