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Reply #15 - Sep 28th, 2018 at 3:02pm
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started with a hand pump, but it was faulty which didnt help, and is a PITA...endued up buying a dive bottle.

I dont use it much so it can sit for 6 months and not loose any charge.

Here is my power curve




  
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Reply #16 - Oct 12th, 2018 at 3:28pm
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Get an MCT Daystate, power curves will become a thing of the past  Cool
  
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Re: High powered air rifle
Reply #17 - Oct 13th, 2018 at 8:18am
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ChrisHB wrote on Oct 12th, 2018 at 3:28pm:
Get an MCT Daystate, power curves will become a thing of the past  Cool


Or just get your FAL and buy a 22lr for $400 or $500 and save yourself a couple of grand.  Your gonna need a FAL for a pcp rifle if you go down that path which sort of defeats the purpose IMO
  
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Reply #18 - Oct 13th, 2018 at 9:30am
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Yes and no. My nearest neighbour on one side is 100 metres away. Below us there is a large basin of lifestyle properties starting maybe 1/2 km away. In the past I had one poorly planned 22rf shot richo away towards those properties. Never never again. My Theoben PCP is  much safer.  To date I have shot around 60 rabbits with it mostly by firing from an upstairs window.
As a firearms owner I also recognise that it just isn't PC to fire a 22rf even a suppressed one in my area for reasons additional to safety.

I have also shot a few rabbits close up with my HW80 177 springer but you need to be sure of a decent hit with it for a humane kill.
  
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Re: High powered air rifle
Reply #19 - Oct 13th, 2018 at 9:48am
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possum_shooter wrote on Oct 13th, 2018 at 8:18am:
Or just get your FAL and buy a 22lr for $400 or $500 and save yourself a couple of grand.  Your gonna need a FAL for a pcp rifle if you go down that path which sort of defeats the purpose IMO


Hell you can get .22's for $200. My Browning with a suppressor and CCU quiets is quieter than any air rifle. Quiets are around 700fps, so I'm not sure how that fits in with ricochets vs pellets.
  
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Reply #20 - Oct 13th, 2018 at 11:34am
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My experience is that the slow moving stuff will ricochet easier than HV and 22rf projectiles have a greater mass than air rifle pellets and will consequently whistle off further into the wild blue yonder. And is for quietness my PCP is also suppressed but probably still gives a crack which is a tad loader than my suppressed 22rf. Not much in it though.

Having said all that our shooting area circumstances/safety zones/presence of anti neighbours etc may all differ and a canned rf would be the first choice in most cases.
Also the ownership of an expensive PCP was something I couldn't entertain when I was younger and would accept that it would not ge a first up purchase choice for most starting out shooters.
  
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Re: High powered air rifle
Reply #21 - Oct 13th, 2018 at 5:36pm
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I believe there are lighter quiet loads available from CCI, 29 grain (CBs, Conical Ball iirc). Which is getting into air rifle territory. So you could pay a lot of money for a PCP + extras, or go for a cheap .22 with CB quiet ammo.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.22_CB

With .22 quiets suppressed all you can hear is the click of the trigger mechanism and then the impact.

  
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Reply #22 - Oct 14th, 2018 at 6:07am
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That's when you pull out the HMR.  I bit noisy but no ricochet from the little 17 grain pills.  Grin
  
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Reply #23 - Oct 14th, 2018 at 6:25am
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6.5x55bjai  is quite correct in his two last posts. Our nearest neighbours are again about 100yds away and I prefer they don't even know I'm shooting. My PCP has a suppressor as well and it's without doubt quieter than even the most pissy rimfire load. (I used to play with CB and BB caps as a kid).

Besides the stealth, the carry is the other issue. Rimfire subs are bad for richochets and we have various houses about 300yds away over the ridge from our top paddock. You don't even have to think about the issue with the PCP. I shot a rabbit the other day through the head at 62yds from the carport and you would have had to pass it up with any rimfire because of where a richochet would have gone.
  
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Re: High powered air rifle
Reply #24 - Oct 14th, 2018 at 10:40am
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Ummmmm, 17 grain pills from the .17hmr rimfire don't ricochet.
Just saying  Smiley
  
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Reply #25 - Oct 14th, 2018 at 6:27pm
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I thought I said "silent" was desirable...

If I didn't care, I'd drag out one of the suppressed centrefires and blaze away. One of the neighbours uses his 12 gauge to cull the chooks that have given up laying but it pisses the other neighbours off bigtime.
  
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Re: High powered air rifle
Reply #26 - Oct 15th, 2018 at 6:16am
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Yes you did but your statement "I shot a rabbit the other day through the head at 62yds from the carport and you would have had to pass it up with any rimfire because of where a richochet would have gone. " is incorrect.  I was just correcting you.  Nothing about noise in that statement, your just taking about ricochet
Just having a laugh with you mate.  Don't take it to seriously  Wink

  
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Re: High powered air rifle
Reply #27 - Oct 16th, 2018 at 4:24pm
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Not that we have convinced the bloke who started this thread that he needs a rimfire how about a AR15 with a 22LR upper?

Does everyone hate shotguns, remember this is for shooting possums in trees...
  

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Re: High powered air rifle
Reply #28 - Oct 17th, 2018 at 7:18am
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possum_shooter wrote on Oct 14th, 2018 at 10:40am:
Ummmmm, 17 grain pills from the .17hmr rimfire don't ricochet.
Just saying  Smiley

Ha ha anything will ricochet in the right circumstance and then it's just a matter of how much residual energy remains for mishief to occur - just saying  Smiley

Also interesting that this thread has done the usual - an OP asks a question and very soon he is getting advise not on his original question. Ah, forums  Cheesy
  
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Re: High powered air rifle
Reply #29 - Oct 17th, 2018 at 6:14pm
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I thought I said "silent" was desirable...

Thought Id better point out that airrifles of this power are quiet but not totally silent.. They do make quite a noise subjectivly on a calm night and your only 50 meters from a neibours house.. anything sounds too loud when you doing your best to be totaly stealth mode..  Grin
  

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