No, I'm not posting a link for this one. It's out there for those that want full specs or to buy one. My question is, is this a good idea?
Personally, I think it depends on where you live, at least for now anyway. AZ won't care - until someone is killed with one. If congressional democrats get wind of this, and figures out what FPE & FPS mean, the feces will be flyin! And it won't stop there. Wait until they figure out how many .30-.50 cal repeater air rifles are already out there which are quite capable of dispatching most 4 legged critters on the continent. There are even vids of big game hunts in Africa using air rifles.
In terms of power, the air rifle I'm referring to is low powered for a PCP gun. Mostly (I assume) due to the air required to actuate the magazine in semi or full auto mode. However, in .30 cal it still the FPE still clocks around that of a .22LR subsonic round. Will anti-gun professionals car about this fact at all? Of course not. They'll simply sell the idea of a .30 cal air machine gun. They don't know, or care what the difference is between a .50 cal black powder percussion rifle & a Browning .50 BMG.
So, is this a good idea? Do we want an airgun in the forefront of Federal anti-gun groups?
This could set precedent & language used to outlaw lasers, railguns, and all future to armament.
Post by desertguns on Feb 21, 2020 10:06:47 GMT -8
In general, state & federal gun laws don't address the method used to drive a projectile, permitted velocities, energy expended (in FPE), or whether a "gun" must use a projectile i.e. energy weapons. Hunting laws in most states are clear about methods used to take game, and state weapon types & when they may be used. Gun laws, generally speaking, seem to be written by people lacking technical knowledge of the subject. Broad sweeping strokes using a generalized vocabulary turn out nonsensical laws. There are already 7 states with cities banning air guns. I won't even do business anywhere in a state that has cities with those types of laws. Ebay & other retailer have a list of those zip codes if you're interested. Sooner or later, the Second will be amended. It was subverted in 1934 due to changes in technology, and subsequently changed piecemeal depending on political winds.
Post by desertguns on Feb 22, 2020 21:08:21 GMT -8
According to one report, it fires its 16 round mag in .89 seconds. Theoretically, 1065 rounds per min. It takes longer to change the magazine than to empty it. Supposedly the air tank give you 100 rounds at "optimal" velocity.
todd782: You alive desert?
Aug 3, 2020 15:31:28 GMT -8
desertguns: Monsoons are kicking my be-hind!
Jul 24, 2020 4:06:17 GMT -8
Range Master: Yes. And too humid for pcp pump. When we get a break in the monsoon I'll be back with more shooting.
Jul 17, 2020 4:40:54 GMT -8
todd782: to hot to shoot?
Jul 14, 2020 19:06:52 GMT -8
Range Master: Socialists be damned! Happy Independence Day!
Jul 4, 2020 13:40:27 GMT -8
Range Master: Rifle reviews will resume in a few days. Several issues going on now that take precedent.
Jul 1, 2020 6:38:17 GMT -8
Range Master: Target sample posted for standard QB78 CO2 rifle
Jun 20, 2020 9:40:55 GMT -8
Range Master: Target results posted for Beeman Chief /QB78 PCP
Jun 13, 2020 5:20:26 GMT -8
Range Master: eck. Not a good day & no air gunning either.
Jun 12, 2020 13:39:34 GMT -8
Range Master: Up next - the Beeman Chief. The ultimate QB78 in PCP form.
Jun 10, 2020 17:19:43 GMT -8
desertguns: Umarex Fusion 2 CO2 .177 pellet rifle initial review posted
Jun 9, 2020 9:55:31 GMT -8
desertguns: I have no hands-on time with the Maximus. Reviews are mostly good. Lots of plastic throughout & the funky old-school receiver & scope rail of the 1077, 2260, etc. Its mostly assembled in the US using Chinese made subassemblies, barrel, stock. Single shot.
Jun 9, 2020 9:13:43 GMT -8
todd782: Thanks DG. How about the benjamen Maximus? Plus there US made.
Jun 7, 2020 18:00:59 GMT -8
Range Master: BT65SL in .30 cal long range target tests posted (or will be shortly).
Jun 7, 2020 7:18:19 GMT -8
desertguns: Welcome Todd! I'd go with a Beeman Chief single shot rifle. It's the QB78 with a PCP tank instead of CO2. It's more accurate at range than the Chief II, AKA the Diana Stormrider. If you must have multi-round mags the Stormrider/Chief !! is OK.
Jun 7, 2020 4:11:38 GMT -8
Range Master: Hi Todd! Thanks for visiting. Doing shores now so will get back to you later
Jun 6, 2020 8:12:04 GMT -8
todd782: New guy here. Mainly breakbarrel & co2 rifles .pcp is cheap enough now I'm about to pull the trigger on one of the $250 guns. Any suggestions?
Jun 6, 2020 5:02:07 GMT -8
Range Master: Target photo & pellet info posted for Hatsan BT65 SL. 35 cal
May 31, 2020 16:11:13 GMT -8
desertguns: Welcome Raptor!
May 25, 2020 8:26:46 GMT -8
desertguns: Welcome Robert! Vortex .35 cal are about the cheapest I've found. They're rebrands of JSB & H&N, I think.
May 22, 2020 16:11:20 GMT -8