i have tried to find out why FT is 800fps? what is the reason behind this. is it easier to hit the kill zone at 1000fps than 800fps?
anyone know why the slow fps?
The 800 fps 'limit' is there because SAFTAA chose to adopt rules from the UK where we have a 12 ft.lbs power limit, that with an 8.4 grain pellet equates to around 800fps.
As a UK based shooter I do not feel disadvantaged by this limit - power is not everything, indeed as I have said before if you put power/velocity before accuracy all you will do is miss your target quicker than normal.
Allan, minimum energy required for penetration of skin is 1ft.lb.