Reply To: .25 EDgun Lelya 2.0, EDgun R5M Standard, or FX Wildcat MKII Compact?

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Longer barrel almost always means more power and shot count.  You can use less air per shot, therefore increase your shot count. So, most of the time a longer barrel is better.

  But, there is something to say about a compact gun. Once your out into the field, a gun that is easly placed on your lap while driving around a farm, easy to throw into a backpack and go mountain biking into untouched hunting land, easy to squeeze through thick brush, or just to tuck under your arm and go under a barb wire fence, makes a short gun much more valuable than the benefits of a long one.

Plus, how often do you shoot an animal over 100 yards?  Very rarley for me.  Part of hunting is get as close as possible.  If I see an animal slightly out of my Lelya's 14 inch barrel out of reach, Ill just sneak a little closer.  To chose a gun that is 5" longer, just so it can shoot a quarter inch tighter at 120 yards is a bad decsion, in my opinion.