Pcp Pellet Guns
If you desire more power, and you no longer want to shoot BBs, you should consider PCP Pellet Guns. Not only will they propel heavier projectiles weighting in the hundreds of grains (yes, weve tested some520 grain. 45 caliber slugs they’re awesome!) you can also vary the amount of air that is used to push the loaded projectiles down the barrel. This makes for an excellent alternative to using split pellets or soft point ammunition.
The most obvious benefit of shooting a.45 acp pistol is the increased firing speed. The distance can be shortened, so you’ll be less likely to jam the gun. This is great if you’re hunting. If you have limited space and a tree above you, a PPC can be used. They can also be used against riot control agents, or other heavily armored personnel. If you shoot the projectile far enough the will have little wind resistance, the energy will be contained in the barrel and will go where you aim it.
Another great thing about using p cp gun as opposed to normal air rifles and pistols is that you don’t have to waste time adjusting the trajectory of the pellet after each shot. You can just continuously fire until the target is hit! This is a huge time saver in the duck hunting arena. Just imagine catching a deer in the woods and then having to wait until you’ve had your shot. Your traverse time from the target to the bag is going to be nearly double that of traditional air rifles.
I’ve been doing research on the best portable airsoft rifle that works best for deer and turkey hunting. Recently, I did a couple of videos on YouTube, which you can find below. In the videos, I talk about how accurate my PCP pellets are, how they fire at different distances, and I discuss the power of the p cp pellet guns versus other types of airsoft guns. Below are links to the videos:
In this article, I’m going to talk about the differences between standard and subsonic Pcps. Standard sized firearms are those that are rimless, which means the bullets are loaded down into the magazine, instead of out to the barrel like other firearms. Subsonic Pcps have a short trajectory and high velocities, because they’re fired downrange more slowly. Standard Pcp pellets are very accurate, but subsonic firearms are faster projectiles with better trajectory.
The first difference I will talk about is accuracy. Standard p cp pellets are chambered in an diameter that’s one half inch in diameter. This diameter is typically enough for semi-automatics, although some longer cartridges might need a bit more if you’re hunting larger game. The reason this matters is because the caliber of the pellet gun is what determines how fast it will travel, as well as the wind variation and other factors.
Because of this, I have two pellets for each type of game I am hunting. I use a.1250 fps or higher, and I use a suppressor that stops the pellets from vibrating when they hit the air pressure in the barrel of the gun. Because the pressure in a Pcps airsoft gun is much lower than what’s found in a typical pistol cartridge, they travel farther and stay fired for a longer period of time. For example, a.1250 fps can fire a pellet for three or four feet, depending on the wind.
The other difference between semi-automatic and fully automatic co2 collectors is the power source. In a fully automatic co2 pellet gun, the co2 storage is an electrical process that’s powered by the spring. This means that you actually “bank on” the energy in the co2, so it’s not necessary to manually control how long the pellets last. However, since the power is not constantly available, semi-automatic co2 collectors need to be manually cleaned and maintained. This makes them significantly more expensive than their automatic counterparts.