Wonder how the Game departments around the country are going to see this one? In Texas air rifles are legal for only non game animals and I think that has changed to include some small game.
What are they going to classify this? Lump it in with Crossbows?
It is my understanding it will be classified as a air rifle. Not a bow of any sort. It is also my understanding that the tpw will meet later this year to try and figure out what regulations need to be set forth to make hunting with a air powered rifle legal.
Good. It's not a bow at all and shouldn't be classified as one. A crossbow barely classifies as a bow in my book. But this is impressive if it is slinging a 450g arrow at 450 fps. I'd try it out, but I'll stick with a bow.
I think high powered large bore air rifles should be allowed for hunting. You can shoot a 350 grain bullet 70 yards accurately and kill a pig instantly. And it's quiet enough that the other pigs don't run. Seems pretty ethical to me.