Jump to content
Eradic8r

FAC conversion dilemma

Recommended Posts

I've recently applied for FAC air rifle variation to control rangey rabbits but am a bit unsure whether to have my HW 100 converted or just buy one already FAC.  I'm worried that I'm just de- valuing a good gun but it's one of my favourite to shoot. Any thoughts out there?

Share this post


Link to post

The hw100 does not perform that good at fac levels, my advice would be keep it sub 12, or sell it & buy something more suitable to fac levels

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post

Thanks I wasn't aware of the power thing so good advice well taken.

Thanks guys.

Now the problem of which affordable rifle to buy lol

Share this post


Link to post

HW100 is awful in FAC 

what is your budget and have you thought what cal to get ?

Share this post


Link to post

If you look on gun trader and go through the search options for an air rifle in .22  then filter it to firearm you will see lots of cheap fac airguns for sale. I just had a look there's a logun axor at 30 ftlbs for £150 and a nice looking s410 for only £325. Personally I used an rws excalibure but a fx2000/raider are very similar and superb guns - they can also be found cheap. Fac airguns are cheaper than sub 12 guns in general (for the same gun). 

Share this post


Link to post

Wow so pretty reasonable then, thanks for the heads up. I have wondered what shots/ fill is for FAC air rifles. Must be pretty low, although S410 has decent cylinder.

Share this post


Link to post

If you still have a serious need for a 12ft lb then keep it and buy FAC.

What sort of power are you looking at, 18ft lb is noticeable, 24-30 is very noticeable?

:thumbs:

Share this post


Link to post

When you say 'rangey rabbits' what sort of range?. A more powerful rifle brings with it more problems. If it's too powerful your pellets will become unstable in flight , you'll have a straighter trajectory but they won't be accurate. This means you'll have to use a heavier weighted pellet. This heavier weight will bring stabilisation and accuracy back but give you a greater arch in the trajectory of the pellet. Plus with F.A.C. you'll use a lot more air.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

I wanted a rifle to fill the gap between my standard air rifle and my rimfire. Range wise 30-50m, quiet but without the backstop restrictions of a bullet. Does that make sense?  It makes sense what Pledgey said now about extra weight to re-stabilise the pellet, something I hadn't considered. No wonder they use so much air, I was hoping for a couple of mags though.

Share this post


Link to post

If this is any use to you I got 28 shots from my .22 excalibure at 27 ftlbs and it 1 holed at 40 yards with Bisley magnums with 1 mill dot of holdover at 55 yards. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

Id keep the hw100 in sub 12

nothing to say the land owner will not ask you to take care of a few ferrals in the barns (once you have tried all scare methods first;))

and fac air would be a no no for that

last thing you want is a roof full of holes

and being kicked off your perm, a sub 12 rifle will all ways be needed at some point

on the perms ,

atvbjimmy:thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

Totally agree with you atvbjimmy I'm keeping hw sub 12. Budget is a bit limited, anyone had experience of Falcon FAC?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...