How powerful can a PCP airgun be made?
Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:37 am
Anyway - My questions are,
1 - I've just been offered a BSA PCP air rifle, not sure of the exact model, he's going to find out and he wants £200 for gun, pellets, scope, case and bipod. IF I was to buy this, then got my Firearms permit, is it possible to up the power of the gun, and if so what would it be comparible to? I remember when I was little one of dads friends had one, and he seemed to think it would be close competition to a .22 live, is that correct? Also, If I buy it, assuming the condition is good - what sort of price would i be able to sell it for?
2 - If I get my firearms permit, what sort of price would I be looking at for a half decent (preferable semi-auto) .22 live, without scope, with silencer and a gunbag?
(I appreciate this is in the airgun section, I can stick another one up in the firearm section if you think I'l get better answers there? )
Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:49 am
As for question 2 i would think anywhere between 400-over 1000 quid depending on make and so on..again others here will be able to help you out more with this....good luck mate
Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:51 am
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 11:57 am
Power ain't everything though - the rifle still has to be capable of placing the shot in the same spot every time.
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 12:52 pm
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 01:47 pm
It is unlikely that any 'Standard PCP' can come close to putting out anywhere near the powere of a .22LR.
When I found out the power of my BSA Ultra I asked a friend of mine over in the states to chrono his small revolver (.22 short).
His little revolver was putting out 60ft/lbs so a .22LR would be much higher than that.
Of course some FAC Air are designed to put out that sort of energy, You will find though, that even the heaviest of standard pellets will not be too accurate at that energy and you would then have to go down the route of "Air Bullets"
As to how big a projectile can be fired from an air rifle, check out the Quackenbush jobs, .50 Cal designed for hunting big game and even then at incredibly short ranges!
If you go shooting with your old man, I can't see the Police having much of a problem issuing you an FAC, Good luck with it
Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:14 pm
.22 caliber, 14 grain pellet @ 1000 fps = 31.1 ft-lbs of muzzle energy.
.22 caliber, 32 grain pellet @ 1000 fps = 71.1 ft-lbs of muzzle energy.
.25 caliber, 30 grain pellet @ 1000 fps = 66.6 ft-lbs of muzzle energy.
.25 caliber, 61 grain pellet @ 1000 fps = 135.5 ft-lbs of muzzle energy.
9mm caliber, 100 grain pellet @ 1000 fps = 222.1 ft-lbs of muzzle energy.
.45 caliber, 230 grain pellet @ 1000 fps = 510.8 ft-lbs of muzzle energy.
For a comparison with various .22 cartridges I looked at several of CCI's .22 rimfire offerings.
.22 LR CCI Stinger (hyper-velocity, 32 grain bullet) - 191 ft-lbs of muzzle energy).
.22 LR CCI Minimag (high-velocity, 40 grain bullet) - 135 ft-lbs of muzzle energy.
.22 LR Standard Velocity (40 grain bullet) - 102 ft-lbs of muzzle energy.
.22 Short (29 grain bullet) - 75 ft-lbs of muzzle energy (nominally in a gun chambered solely in .22 short)
.22 CB Short (29 grain bullet) -32 ft-lbs of muzzle energy.
Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:17 pm
also with 12ft lb stealth should get 200+ shots?.. this had 4-5 then needed filling again....
like i said total dodgy geezer haha
Posted 16 May 2012 - 08:32 pm
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