duckpond88 wrote:In a perfect duck hunting world every pellet doing 600fps at 40 yards will make it in and kill. But this is not a perfect world and havIng the extra speed to give your more down range energy that will help, so if they made a duck or goose load that only went 600 fps that would be your number one choice? Wat about on those windy days get your self a red Ryder bb gun and go out and try to shoot a can at 40 yards. That get your self a good cross man bb gun that shoots 1400 fps and see Wat does better
You're obviously misunderstanding how I am breaking this down. I will over simplify this. The numbers I am about to give you are approximate.
If you shoot a number 3 pellet with a 1350 fps launch speed, only out to a distance of 46 yards will it retain 600 fps or greater. That, or 3" of penetration is the benchmark for lethality.
If you launch that same pellet at 1550, that one single pellet is still only providing 3" of penetration and going greater than 600 fps at 49 yards. You gain 3 extra yards of killing power, but that extra powder, used to push that load, is directly proportional to the amount of pellets in the load. If you try to push too much, too fast, you start to run too high of a pressure to safely shoot them. Look at the weight of remington hypersonics and how fast they go vs a box of experts going much slower. You're sacrificing so many pellets for only a couple of yards of usable range.
You're on to something about the BB gun. A standard red ryder pushes a BB at 600 fps. That's it's launch speed. Hold a daisy red ryder, with a compass in the stock, to the head of a goose and launch that pellet. See what happens to the bird. Then use a beeman 1000 dollar air rifle that is double that. Hold it to a gooses head. The exact same result. A dead goose. What your going is subtra cting from the amount of 600 fps pellets strike, to only make minimal gains in speed.
Also, look at a chart. That 400 fps advantage you prefer to launch at is shed so quickly, you might have a 50 or 75 fps advantage at any long distance. Steel sheds extreme velocity very quickly