Originally Posted by georgeft
i'm new to the field target scene without doing any research I bought a .22 riffle instead of a .177 what are my chances of doing well
.22 will make it harder, as the pellet drops more... so that means determining range is going to be more important. But that's only a piece of the puzzle.
There's a lot more to FT than just estimating range... as others have said, get down a club, settle in, find out what comps are all about, what you like etc, then start thinking about optimising gear (which never really stops). It's not optimal, but people who shoot .22 still beat people who shoot .177, just like people who shoot springers beat people who shoot PCP's and people with cheaper scopes beat people with super scopes.