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#1 villaman

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 01:17 pm

I will be going down the FAC route hopefully this year .

A lot of my permissions are 20 acres or smaller ,apart from three which are 1300-1800 acres , so my thinking is FAC air on the smaller ones if i can get the land passed for FAC air .

I thinking of Daystate Regal XL running @ 40 ft/lbs , light , shoulders well , looks good and they seem accurate

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 So which air gun would you chose and why ?    :thumbs:



#2 Jonjon79

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 01:31 pm

Hmm, good question :hmm:

I don't have an FAC so, I've only tried a couple of higher powered air rifles.

A .25 Matador running at around 50 ftlb was an awesome beast but, noisy.

I think I'd be tempted to stick with something longer than a Bullpup - with the extra power, I'd like some weight up front to help with accuracy.

It's not very original but, I'd look at Rapids. All reviews seem to point to them being accurate and solid.

Good luck with your choice :thumbs:
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Posted 03 January 2017 - 01:39 pm

As above. I would avoid the bullpup type. Unless your going to wear ear defenders

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 01:57 pm

worth a look gets good reviews.... but then again it might be overpriced sh!te :laugh:

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#5 bigmac 97kt

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 02:03 pm

DAYSTATE EH

 

WELL I NEVER

 

i remember some one saying they were over priced and crap

 

even me if im honest

 

but you Mitch never thought you would get one :icon_eek: 

 

WHY DONT YOU JUST GET ONE OF THE BEST PCP,S OUT THERE AND THE BEST SELLING ONE AT THAT A HW100 :laugh: 

 

ATVBJIMMY :thumbs:  :thumbs:  :thumbs:  


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 02:15 pm

mk1 rapid with 23 inch barrel running 28 -30lb  is an awesome bit of kit and not that expensive --seen them go for 400 quid


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 02:18 pm

Is the difference worth it with "air" F.A.C. ?  " The power"

 

               For example a typical F.A.C. figure of a .22 cal rifle.

 

              39.1 ft/lbs = 16 g pellet, 1050 ft/sec

 

              3o ft/lbs  = 16g pellet ,  920 ft/sec

 

 

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A sub 12 rifle my TX 200 was chrono`d at this

 

 11.52 ft/lbs - 7.87g pellet, 812 ft/sec

 

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A .22  at 1050 ft/sec 

           v

A .177 at 812 ft/sec   

 

              Either, with correct shot placement, at air rifle ranges,-  " it`s dead"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 02:40 pm

hit the nail on the head there mark 👍
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Posted 03 January 2017 - 03:47 pm

Rapid with 16 inch barrel set at 30FTLBS..100plus shots ..Can be serviced very very cheaply not a lot to go wrong with internals unlike most others


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 05:32 pm

Is the difference worth it with "air" F.A.C. ?  " The power"
 
               For example a typical F.A.C. figure of a .22 cal rifle.
 
              39.1 ft/lbs = 16 g pellet, 1050 ft/sec
 
              3o ft/lbs  = 16g pellet ,  920 ft/sec
 
 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
A sub 12 rifle my TX 200 was chrono`d at this
 
 11.52 ft/lbs - 7.87g pellet, 812 ft/sec
 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A .22  at 1050 ft/sec 
           v
A .177 at 812 ft/sec   
 
              Either, with correct shot placement, at air rifle ranges,-  " it`s dead"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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It's a different ball game when you go into fac, granted, on paper it doesn't look much of an advantage (238 feet per second ain't to be sniffed at) in the field it's a different story, opens up a whole new world
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Posted 03 January 2017 - 05:36 pm

Not that you'll take this up Mitch but, I really cannot fault having an HW80 .22 on ticket. Beautiful handling rifle that will match a PCP for accuracy, no limited fill from a bottle and hits hard and fast on the twitchiest rabbit's head. 

 

I love mine to bits mate. Wouldn't trade it for any amount of cash.


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 05:59 pm

Rapid. Or an FX of sorts. 

 

If your gonna do it, do properly and get a .25, possibly travelling around the 50fpe mark :D

 

Perhaps an Impact...


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 06:30 pm

DAYSTATE EH

 

WELL I NEVER

 

i remember some one saying they were over priced and crap

 

even me if im honest

 

but you Mitch never thought you would get one :icon_eek:

 

WHY DONT YOU JUST GET ONE OF THE BEST PCP,S OUT THERE AND THE BEST SELLING ONE AT THAT A HW100 :laugh:

 

ATVBJIMMY :thumbs:  :thumbs:  :thumbs:  

Yes I did and still stand by what i have said  and i have always said i would buy another one if they can sort out problems  in 12 ft/lbs, but reading on other forums they still having problems

Unfortunately HW 100 and BSA r10 are not that good in FAC so i have been told    :thumbs:



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Posted 03 January 2017 - 06:32 pm

worth a look gets good reviews.... but then again it might be overpriced sh!te :laugh:

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Yes Si , I have been told that these are a very good FAC gun  :thumbs:



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Posted 03 January 2017 - 06:46 pm

 

Is the difference worth it with "air" F.A.C. ?  " The power"
 
               For example a typical F.A.C. figure of a .22 cal rifle.
 
              39.1 ft/lbs = 16 g pellet, 1050 ft/sec
 
              3o ft/lbs  = 16g pellet ,  920 ft/sec
 
 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
A sub 12 rifle my TX 200 was chrono`d at this
 
 11.52 ft/lbs - 7.87g pellet, 812 ft/sec
 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A .22  at 1050 ft/sec 
           v
A .177 at 812 ft/sec   
 
              Either, with correct shot placement, at air rifle ranges,-  " it`s dead"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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                                                  "Only saying like"    :snack:

It's a different ball game when you go into fac, granted, on paper it doesn't look much of an advantage (238 feet per second ain't to be sniffed at) in the field it's a different story, opens up a whole new world

 

this lad can hunt and if you watch any of his videos the difference between sub12 and fac is shocking!

he drops stuff way over 100yrd's easily :thumbs:

AirArmsHuntingSA


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