Stan Doff wrote:
Nah,it's only a .177
.177 caliber in the legal 12ft/lb is a far superior caliber to use as you have more accuracy and better range than your .22 cal.
If you are talking FAC (firearms certificate) power then the .22 would be the better choice when your reaching 30-40ft/lb
So your theory on .177 or .22 is completely in 12ft/lb rifles is completely misguided. The reason being that both calibers will be very effective at 30-40 yards. The .22 will have a little more shock factor but the .177 will penetrate more thus having the same effect on the rabbit ie DEAD
The caliber argument will be going on for years and if you need to split hairs then use .20 caliber.
IMHO .177 in legal poundage rifles is the best caliber for hunting and target shooting. I know this because I own all 3 of these calibers and the .177 is the most reliable gun to use out of the 3, because of the extra range and accuracy to produce humane and quick kills.
Even a rat deserves a swift humane death