Loc: Abilene or on the road...
The air guns are gaining followers everyday. I was surprised when I shot a friends air gun, it was as accurate as the shooter. The good ones are not the old Red Ryder BB guns or the pump up rifles from our youths.
_________________________ Combat Infantryman, the ultimate hunter where the prey shoots back. _____________"Illegitimus non carborundum est"_______________
The big bore air rifles are very expensive. We have a customer (Airguns of Arizona) who hunts big game with a pre-charged pneumatic, PCP, in US and Africa. It works but shot placement is everything, like hunting with a 45ACP. With the PCP there is a lot of support equipment, tanks of air or other gas to recharge gun, hoses etc.
We need to give input on the proposed Airgun Regulation. As it is written now they are only going to limit Airguns to .30 Calibers and above. My concern is there are to many .30 caliber Target Rifle's out there that shouldn't be used to hunt Deer. There are also .257 caliber PCP air rifles that are powerful enough that could be used, but the rule as written will prevent them from being used.
I would encourage you to state your opinion on their public comment page. I posted my comment that, the restriction should be limited by bullet weight and Foot Pounds of Energy and not by caliber alone. Generally, 1.5 times body weight is a safe margin as to FPE at the muzzle for a clean kill. Here is a video of a 150+ pound hog I shot with my 180 FPE .257 caliber PCP air rifle. The hog went about 80 yards.