I have searched for this info on this and many other forums and website, but can't seem to find a definitive answer.
Basically, I was wondering about shooting into trees on my permission, if I miss the quarry how far will my pellet continue to travel before coming back to earth?
I know exact results it will depend on angle, power, air conditions, wind, pellet, etc etc etc...... but does anyone know how far a 11ft/lb air rifle will send a .22 14.5 gr pellet given the optimum conditions?
This website - http://www.jbmballis...jbmdist-5.1.cgi seems to suggest it would travel for 1943.3 yards and take 19.2s seconds to do so. Interestingly it also suggests that it has a power retention of 4.3 ft/lb at the other end, so if you can hit a rabbit in the head at that distance it will still kill it!! However I find it hard to believe that my air rifle will send a pellet well over a mile and have any energy left at all other than gravity.
This IS NOT a thread about maximum hunting ranges/ what you can kill safely at what range/ how far can you shoot accurately etc... we have enough of those threads.
This is how far will a missed shot continue to travel if you've shot it up at an angle??