EBR Advice please

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    igolfat8
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    I foresee an Impact in my future. I also plan to dabble in 100 yd EBR. Knowing what you know now, would you go with a .25 or .30? I see that 7 of the top 10 at the recent PAC used 30’s so that may be the answer I’m looking for. I just cringe that .30 ammo is 2X the cost of .25. Call me thrifty I guess but that may be the price ya gotta pay to play, eh?

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    steve123
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    I couldn't tell you either way but I do know I like the thwack a 30 cal has on steel!!! It is easier to see the holes in paper as well and maybe a ever so slight advantage cutting a line with a 30.

    I'm enjoying both😁

     

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    srtmat
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    I think.30 probably has the edge.  I would think about how much you plan on shooting it outside of competition, then add 50% to that cause your going to love the power of that .30πŸ˜‰

    I went .25 for my Crown. My buddy has a .30 Impact and it’s power is impressive. But ultimately .25 cal shot count and pellet prices won me over. If you’ve got others guns to fill some of your shooting needs that my help too.

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    CampFussell
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    I've been trying to shoot sub inch groups at 100 yds for years. Close but no cigar until I got this .30 Cal FX Boss. It will shoot sub inch 100 yd groups consistently on calm days. I've just recently shot a sub inch with my .25 Royale, but it took many many tries. Not near as consistent as the .30.

    I don't know if I have an exceptional Boss, or if .30 cal is really that much better? But if I come across another .30 cal anything that can hang with this Boss, I'm just gonna skip .25 cal guns all together!

    I have a couple of .22 cal guns that are lasers at 50 yds, so I'll stick with my .22's and .177's inside 50yds and go .30 cal beyond that!

    All that being said go with the Dirty Thirty!!!! The accuracy and the grin on your face when you shoot killer groups is worth the cost! Took me over 5 years to move up to .30 cal. Now, I'm like what took me so long?

    Fuss

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    jps2486
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    Buy the rifle in one caliber and the spare barrel in the other, then decide.  Personally, I lean towards the .25 and don't forget the operator is the key element here.

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    CampFussell

    I have a couple of .22 cal guns that are lasers at 50 yds, so I'll stick with my .22's and .177's inside 50yds and go .30 cal beyond that!

    Fuss

    Her Fuss, I wouldn't give you a nickel for any .22.  I've had so many including RAWs, Daystates, Air Force, and others that couldn't hold a candle to a .177 or a .25.  I recently bought a .22 Dreamline.  Again like the others, it shoots pretty good, but not exceptional.

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    igolfat8
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    Is there a list of rules somewhere for EBR that I can read? If you can point me to it I would appreciate your help. Thx…

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    igolfat8

    Is there a list of rules somewhere for EBR that I can read? If you can point me to it I would appreciate your help. Thx…

    Maybe the internet πŸ˜‚

    http://www.extremebenchrest.com/

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    igolfat8
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    Thanks

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    Longbrownbox
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    at8, if you plan to shoot competitions then I would say .30 cal takes the cake. The vast majority are .30 cal and the vast majority are impacts. Here’s a plus, .30 cal makes a larger hole and all you have to do is break the red for a 10. The heavier pellet also bucks the wind. Having said that I still will be shooting a .25 cal at EBR. 

    Chuck

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    Longbrownbox

    Here’s a plus, .30 cal makes a larger hole and all you have to do is break the red for a 10. The heavier pellet also bucks the wind. Having said that I still will be shooting a .25 cal at EBR. 

    Chuck

    There are a couple of misconceptions here. I do agree that a .30 caliber hole is easier to see at 100 yards. All holes are plugged to .30 caliber, or the largest caliber allowed in the competition so no benefit for .30 over .25 or .22.  Also, the wind bucking capability is directly proportional to the BC. And the BC of the .30 JSB 44.75 grain is lower than both the .25 Heavy and the .22 RD Monster. 

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    igolfat8
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    Thanks for the info CC. The way I understand BC doesn’t it measure the drag over the entire bullet as it punches forward and through the air?  Does BC also factor in the shape of the side of the projectile and the way the wind may affect it from the side?

    I wonder if there is an advantage of a smaller projectile, as wind blows it from the side? Let’s say a 10 MPH wind is blowing against the side of a .25 and .30 pellet. Would the wind have less of an affect against the smaller side of the .25?

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    telemike007
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    Hello, I have a FX Crown and plan to attend EBR for the first time this year. I started with the .25 barrel and ordered a .30 barrel as well. In my limited testing it appears the the .30 44 grain pellet is the best choice for this task. I wish I would have gone with the Impact as I cannot get the power I am looking for with the 
    Crown. Good Luck. 

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    Centercut
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    @telemike007, what kind of power are you looking for and why? If you can get your Crown to between 875 and 925 FPS with the .30 caliber 44.75 grain pellets you’re in the “sweet spot” for accuracy and wind performance. Nothing higher required nor desired.  

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    nomojo65
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    I agree with CC, if you look at bc numbers the .22 25gr jsb’s are right there or better than the .30 44gr but… the only downside to the .22 “IMO” is getting them stabilized quickly as they leave the barrel which is key for the drag coefficient, but they can be stabilized well if given proper fps and barrel profile!, with all this being said I’m done with the.30’s I can practice more with less expenditure and much easier to control the gun for my style of shooting, I’m still going to complete at 100yds. And if it’s a disadvantage so be it! Shooting is about enjoyment and I don’t enjoy shooting a THIRTY!,Mind you I’m going against the grain “RIGHT NOW”

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