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Old 6th July 2016, 12:01 PM
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I'm sure they are cheaper to make, must be.

I caught a smoothhound as long as a spade on Sunday.
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I'm sure they are cheaper to make, must be.

I caught a smoothhound as long as a spade on Sunday.
How long is your spade.

I've got a rare, antique turf spade here!
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Do fx use the st barrel on their ft rifle?
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What FT rifle?

I think the idea originally was, without the rifling being cut into the pellet, it would have a higher BC or / and be better in the wind for the same reason..

If they were that good, they would be on most things now so i suspect the rumours of crap grouping are true!..
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How long is your spade.

I've got a rare, antique turf spade here!
Rare you say ? And antique
What sort Of age
Could come in useful say late at nite in the woods ........
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If these were that good at 12ftlbs, most rifles would leave the factory with them on.

1" at 30 yards 🤔😕 I would expect 1" groups at 30 yards using a Chinese rifle, open sights and some maggots.

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Old 12th July 2016, 07:51 AM
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What FT rifle?

I think the idea originally was, without the rifling being cut into the pellet, it would have a higher BC or / and be better in the wind for the same reason..

If they were that good, they would be on most things now so i suspect the rumours of crap grouping are true!..
FX have kitted out a FX Royal as a FT rifle. Don't know if they do a sub 12 ft though?
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FX have kitted out a FX Royal as a FT rifle. Don't know if they do a sub 12 ft though?
Would seem a bit daft if that's the case as sub 12 ft-lb is the international limit for FT as well as that in the UK. There's a few that cling on to the full power game but in the grand scheme of things they are in the small minority these days globally.
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I have seen a youtube video of a .22 fac FX air rifle with the smooth twist barrel that made it look quite impressive. Never heard of a .177 that was any good though. The theory of a smoother projectile having less drag therefore maintaining not only velocity but also more rotational rpm's is sound though. The smooth bore also seals better reducing air leaking past in the rifling grooves reducing air consumption which should also tighten the velocity spread.
I am making my own interpretation of an alternative barrel at the moment, in .22, If successful I will have a go at a .177 too.
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