Too much power
I was very interested in your article about having too much power in an FAC airgun. I’ve wondered the same thing myself over the years, during which time I’ve owned 10 different FAC rifles, some producing over 80ft.lbs. Like you, I found the very highpower ones difficult to shoot from anything but perfect conditions, so now I use less power, but do better with it. I have a .22 Daystate Mk4 at 32 ft.lbs. which I find extremely accurate and easy to hit with. Paul Smith
Hello Paul, It seems we’ve reached the same conclusion through our individual experiences, and I’ve spoken to many other high-power airgunners from around the world who have the same experience. I think a .22 Air Arms Field Diablo at 900fps is about the optimum and perhaps the ultimate airgun set-up, and it’s what I shoot today. Ed.
Is there an ideal set of ballistics for high- power airguns?