What caliber and FPS for 100 yard targets?

What caliber and FPS for 100 yard targets?

Joined: July 13th, 2011, 6:33 pm

March 2nd, 2012, 4:21 pm #1

I want to be able to shoot targets at 100 yards. What caliber and minimum FPS would work well for this? Are heavier pellets better?

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Joined: September 19th, 2010, 11:38 pm

March 2nd, 2012, 4:35 pm #2

That is what works for me. I have a death ray Royale 400 out to 90 yards but past that it starts to loose its edge, then the 25's I have take over.

But 25 LBT cast slugs fly much better out of an air gun at uber ranges if you do your homework.

I did some maintainence on my 150 yard target this morning and found these 25 LBT cast bullets between the plywood and the wooden post. They had passed thru two metal plates 1/2 inch of plywood and were imbedded 3/8 of an inch into the post.

They have 77 FPE remaining at 150 yards compared to a 25 ACP's 62 FPE at the muzzle. The group they went into at 150 yards was 2.15 inches fired from a 17 inch unchoked AirForce barrel and a 2x7 Burris scope.
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Joined: March 9th, 2008, 4:40 pm

March 2nd, 2012, 4:43 pm #3

I want to be able to shoot targets at 100 yards. What caliber and minimum FPS would work well for this? Are heavier pellets better?

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PCP,Springer or pumper.

Any air gun that shoots 700FPS or better will make it out to a hundred yards.
As for caliber pick your poison,of course lighter smaller dia. pellets will have more wind deflection.
On the other heaver larger pellets will have more trajectory problems.

I personally have found a .20 cal. shooting
H&N Field Target Trophy .20 Cal, 11.42 Grains or
Beeman Field Target Specials .20 Cal, 11.42 Grains shooting at or above 800FPS seem to work best for me at long ranges.

Best Regards
BBGun Bob
reschlund@wowway.com
S.E. Michigan

"Springers are neat,,One Shot One Bullseye"
BUT ONLY If you can master shooting one ! ! !


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Joined: March 25th, 2011, 2:35 am

March 2nd, 2012, 6:08 pm #4

I want to be able to shoot targets at 100 yards. What caliber and minimum FPS would work well for this? Are heavier pellets better?

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Joined: July 13th, 2011, 6:33 pm

March 2nd, 2012, 6:20 pm #5

PCP,Springer or pumper.

Any air gun that shoots 700FPS or better will make it out to a hundred yards.
As for caliber pick your poison,of course lighter smaller dia. pellets will have more wind deflection.
On the other heaver larger pellets will have more trajectory problems.

I personally have found a .20 cal. shooting
H&N Field Target Trophy .20 Cal, 11.42 Grains or
Beeman Field Target Specials .20 Cal, 11.42 Grains shooting at or above 800FPS seem to work best for me at long ranges.

Best Regards
BBGun Bob
reschlund@wowway.com
S.E. Michigan

"Springers are neat,,One Shot One Bullseye"
BUT ONLY If you can master shooting one ! ! !

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Joined: March 17th, 2008, 3:07 am

March 2nd, 2012, 7:20 pm #6

I want to be able to shoot targets at 100 yards. What caliber and minimum FPS would work well for this? Are heavier pellets better?

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Both work well at 100 yds, the .22 is more consistent, the .25 shoots somewhat smaller 5 shot groups.

I keep my velocity under 900 fps for best accuracy.

Look at the groups I posted yesterday at 100 yds (.22), and today (.25).

Mike
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