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My first post seems to be plagued by the Gremlin. RJ had a plea bargain shoved <s>up his ass</s> down his throat and can't own or buy firearms for at least the next 22 1/2 months and was forced to dispose of the ones he had so..... I bought a Gamo P-23 (handgun)a few days ago and have satisfied part of my shooting needs. It's a CO2 repeater (10 shots as fast as you can pull the trigger!) but requires lead BB's if used as a repeater and the only place I can find them is direct from Gamo. I got to wondering if there's a shotgun shot size that measures .177? BTW, this thing tops 400 fps over my chrono... just barely. Not bad at all for a CO2 pistol!

And then I was thumbing through the new Cabelas catalog and came across an RWS air rifle that shoots a 60 gr. 9mm pellet (yes, 9mm!) at an advertized vel of "more than 900 fps"!! Holy Cow! Drawbacks: Rifle is $500.00 and a special high pressure hand pump to pump up the high pressure reservoir is another $210.00.
I don't know how long it takes, but you pump this thing up to about 3000 psi with the hand pump and it's supposed to be good for about a dozen full power shots. Now let me get this straight..... for the next couple years I can't step out my basement door and shoot a .22, but if I were so inclined I could put out $710.00 and have a 9mm pneumatic rifle that is fully capable of putting down a deer at close range?? A 60 grain slug at over 900 fps can do some real damage and I don't see anything in the hunting regs about not being able to use air guns.....
I haven't seen 9mm pellets anywhere either, but I bet I could cast 'em!
 

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On shotgun table of Shot sizes I have here are the closest. #2 shot= 0.15, #1 shot= 0.16, B= 0.175, BB= 0.18, BBB= 0.19, T= 0.20, F= 0.22.

The table also says B shot IS suitable for air rifles. However it does NOT say if the F shot at .22 will work in 22 cal air rifles. Hope this helps.
 

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Interesting.... I'd hate to buy a 25 lb bag of B shot and find out it wouldn't work though..... I'll have to find someone who reloads shotshells and grab a handfull! Thanks MrC
 
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