just a bit curious really, not thinking of getting one or anything, but what is the trajectory like? is it flatter than sub 12ft/lbs? and which caliber is prefered (FAC ONLY!!! not starting that 'ol chestnut again!!!)? and what sort of distance can you effectivley use it for hunting?
AA Pro Target .177
Falcon Merlin 10-40x56
AA S400 Classic .177
JSR 6-24x50 IR AO
I have a rapid mk11 .20 it is capable of around 37ft/Ibs but I now run it slighty below. obviously the trajectory is far flatter than a sub 12ft/Ibs rifle. The effective range is a question you will never get a diffinitive answer to, everyone makes different claims. My rifle has on numerous occasions taken head shots on rabbits at 80yds off a bipod and will still hit bottles all day long at 100yds but couldn't be used as a hunting tool at those ranges. even with high powered air rifles the wind plays a very significant part and if the wind picks up I wouldn't normally take a shot over 60yds, too windy and I don't use it at all. As for calibre choice, that's a personal issue. Most favour .22 but I prefer the .20 for the flatter trajectory and with that choice comes the limited supply of decent pellets. In hindsight I wish I had bought a .22 for that reason, I couldn't get any pellets that worked from the rifle. Although now I have plenty of Premiers to keep me going for a few years so am happy with my decision on the .20