Reply To: .177 vs .22 springer pesting
.177 is plenty for your intended needs. Having said that, I prefer .22 for serious hunting duty. My Diana 48 and 350 have no problem grouping into 3/4″ at 30 yards. The conventional “wisdom” that hard hitting springers aren’t accurate is drivel IMO. The 48 (with Vortek kit) shoots around 20 ft/lb (820 fps with 13.4 gr. AA) and the 350 around 23-24 ft/lb. The 48 is as easy to shoot accurately as my D34 was. Hope your medical issues are resolved and you can get back to springer shootin’.