Pistol Power, what is it really?

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Pistol Power, what is it really?

Post by Tank » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:26 pm

I realise the title is a bit nebulous, but I am trying to reconcile myself with Physics, and I am crap with math!

Generally, we all shoot .177 in target pistol but there are a good few .22 cal pistols out there. So, all things being equal, if I were to shoot 100 rounds of .177 at a steel target and 100 .22 pellets at another - identical - target, which one would stand the most likelihood of damage?

I know from the club targets that after several thousand hits the backstop plates start to "dome" outwards, would it take more or less hits from a .22 pellet to achieve the same degree of deformation?

I’m going off to go find myself. If I’m not back by the time I return, keep me here.

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Re: Pistol Power, what is it really?

Post by Certus » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:41 pm

Hi Graham,

No idea, but nice to hear from you again. We also use steel backing plates at my club and it's amazing how many lead pellets hitting the same spot can fairly quickly deform them.


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