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    Plinko
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    I am about to get into the sport of PCP . I did firearms for years……. calibers, reloading, hunting, all of it. But I'm getting older I'm wanting the backyard thing.So I've decided on the FX Dreamliner, Nomad II compressor and scope. Most all my shooting will be paper with maybe very minor small game and plinking in back my backyard (5 acres), and the range will 50-60 yds. I have researched pellet speeds, trajectory, etc as best as I can and have decided on 17 because of  pellet speed vs noise (moderated) and ricochet.

    All and well and good, but all those with more experience will probably more valid opinions. So, have at it, I do I have it all wrong?

    Thanks for helping a newby.

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    Hi,

    Cool gun, regardless of your choice of calibre now, one can always change! At the ranges you mention .177 can be extremely accurate, JSB 10.34 at about 920 FPS is what I run my ST version 1 Impact at,  and it is very accurate, silent, shoots very flat and depending on how windy it is I can be on target out to 100yards, at 50 yards its surgical, as in pinpoint!

    Some have had mixed results with the smooth twist x in .177. To be brutally honest I have been thinking of selling my Crown in .25, with a .177 ST barrel and spare blue laminated stock as part of the deal to fund a Dreamline Tac in .177 STX. I would love to see what the new redesigned 13.4 monsters will do at about 930 FPS

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    bandg
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    I have a couple of .22 air guns but many .177's of various makes.  I prefer .177 but I don't hunt.  

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    SlimChance
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    Advice here and a youtube video I found on pellet selection helped me greatly. In 177, my rifle liked pellets heavier than 8 grains. JSB makes great pellets.

    one caveat, this is addictive. I'm already planning on adding a 22 caliber gun.

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    With five acres I dought you will stick to a 177 for long, If you really really like to shoot.

    Now I do shoot my 177 Vulcan#2 more than the 22, and 25, But its because my range got cut from 100 yards to 48 yards, And a lot more people living around me. And do not skimp it will cost you more down the road on upgrades. If you got the money to spare.

    Mike

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    bdzjlz
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    Try the Air Arms 10.3 and H&N Baracuda 10.66.  Both outshoot the JSB’s in my rifle.

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    Plinko
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    airgunmike56

    With five acres I dought you will stick to a 177 for long, If you really really like to shoot.

    Now I do shoot my 177 Vulcan#2 more than the 22, and 25, But its because my range got cut from 100 yards to 48 yards, And a lot more people living around me. And do not skimp it will cost you more down the road on upgrades. If you got the money to spare.

    Mike

    I do have 5 acres but hardly any open areas bigger than 70-80 yds. The rest is trees and brush. You seem to like 22's for 60 yds and longer?

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    jumpin
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    n/t

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    Even though you did not ask, give some consideration to other uses and users of your tract. Both now and the future. I've adjusted my shooting lanes several times as gardening places and practices change, etc. Not everyone thinks safety when developing other uses of the tract. Even someone walking to the mailbox changes the safety envelope.Compromise and communication. Enjoy!

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    Hello, Plinko!

    Your logic is right, .177 will be best for your stated use. You might also look into a fun competition called Field Target. For that use, .177 is predominant. Certainly, the FX is a fine line of airguns, generally as accurate as almost any.

    Your gun will also give you more shots per fill in that caliber.

    Jerry

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    Thanks for all the replies, appreciated.

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