The Crosman Raven youth rifle shoot 650 feet per second. It is an ideal entry level break barrel for younger or smaller shooters. Even though the pellets are traveling at 650 FPS most customers think this rifle is not powerful enough when they can purhcase a BB rifle that shoots 780 FPS. It shoots at 650 FPS because of the rifling that the barrel has, this creates added drag and slows down the pellet but gives it a ballistic spin. The spinning makes the pellet travel through the air like a drill, cutting through it allowing much more accurate and longer distance shots than a BB could ever hope for.