jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:Novacastrian wrote:I'm not trying to be an ass, however i just had to question the power of this pneumatic.
You have to remember this is a BBMG - individual BB power is crap, less than 1 ft/lb usually, but when you're firing more than 5 per second, that's where the power comes from.
A good analogy is the American 180 submachinegun.
It's chambered for the tiny 22LR rimfire round, not much energy there and a single round will barely make an impression on a kevlar vest. However this thing fires at a blistering 1200 rounds per minute - 20 rounds per second - and the "jackhammer effect" of multiple imapcts can tear through body armour easily.
Thanks JSM, i have always wondered about that....