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Title: FPS for .177 competitive target shooting
Post by: EPG8 on June 02, 2021, 09:58:37 AM
In your experience, what is the typical velocity (fps) used in .177 benchrest competitions?  Is it in the 700fps range, 800fps?  Just wondering what the best shooters use when striving for ultimate accuracy.
Title: Re: FPS for .177 competitive target shooting
Post by: DonC on June 06, 2021, 01:03:56 AM
Field Target shooters choose 12 ft/lbs, 820 fps for international.   For US Open class at 20 ft/lbs, 900 fps. I shoot Open at 875 fps. All ammo is JSB 8.4 grain.
I assume these energy levels would also be best for benchrest.
Title: Re: FPS for .177 competitive target shooting
Post by: buldawg76 on June 06, 2021, 01:53:27 AM
It depends on which class of benchrest you are competing in, there are several classes for .177 caliber. The two I am most familiar with is light varmint = 12fpe and depends on pellet weight to determine fps which is in these ranges, 10.34 grain is 715fps, 8.44 grain is 800 fps and 7.9 grain is 825fps.

Then heavy varmint which is 20fpe or under.

Here is the US benchrest rule book to give you all the info you need for all the classes.

https://www.usairriflebenchrest.com/rules/ (https://www.usairriflebenchrest.com/rules/)

BD
Title: Re: FPS for .177 competitive target shooting
Post by: DonC on June 10, 2021, 04:28:26 PM
In Field Target there are several Open Class 20 ft/lb competitors that shoot the heavy monster pellets. Thomas rifles seem to do very well with them as recommended by the mfg. He/Mike is a top shooter and has done extensive research on these heavy pellets are great in the wind. His excellent advise and tips are here if you search.