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    New to PCP

    I have a few questions re pellets, and FPE for setting up for score shooting.

    Is someone interested in emailing me to answer some of these questions?

    My email is:

    cyanchyc@live.ca

    Thanks in advance

    Calvin

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    ask your questions here Calvin and other new Airgun shooters may see information they didn't know

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    I will try

    So like I said I am new. I do not have a expensive PCP by any means so I am restricted somewhat. This is more of a learning process.

    What I have heard, PCP are more efficient shooting heavier versus lighter pellets.

    What I am wondering is for the BR competitor what or how are the rifles being tuned?

    I have heard staying at 12 FPE for a given pellet weight. Or is it more like playing with velocity to make a pellet shoot as forgiving as it can?

    I believe a .177 10.3 gr JSB to achieve the 12 FPE is around 740 fps.

    Or is there a window that the .177 shoot or appear to shot best at?

    Hope this makes sense?

    Calvin

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    the majority of benchrest airgun shooting is for 12FPE and 20FPE
    and most of the shooters shoot
    8.4 grain at approx 800 FPS for 12FPE
    and 10.5 grain at approx 880 FPS
    or 13.4 grain at 800 FPS for 20FPE
    how you tune to get there depends on your gun
    hope this helps a little

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    Thanks a bunch

    That is what I was looking for.

    One more thing, this measuring being done say a foot in front of the muzzle or at the target?

    Thanks again.

    Calvin

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    in front of the muzzle

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    Are the velocities you mention

    For the given FPE on the high side?

    According to the online calculator approx 730fps would give around 12.24 FPE with a 10.34gr pellet.

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    12 fpe and 20 fpe are maximum for the classes of LV & HV

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    Ahhhhhhhh

    I guess if I did a bit more research and reading......

    Thanks
    Calvin

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    most of your answers are here
    https://www.usairriflebenchrest.com/

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    After you answered

    My last question, I went to the site.

    Thanks again.👍👍👍

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