Reply To: Thinking to add a Springer
To the OP, I’m experiencing just the opposite situation. I use an air rifle for squirrel and pest control generally at 30-40 yards. I purchased a custom Macarri Tarantula R9 .22 years ago when Jim was building them. It has always served me well for my very limited use and probably only have <250 pellets through it in its many years. The Swift 5.5×20 scope was a good choice for it.
Then I was bitten by the PCP bug in December and picked up a new .22 Cricket a few weeks ago, a 25x Hawke scope, quality rings, bipod, extra mags, pellets, quality case, carbon fiber tank, etc., I probably have close to $3000 tied up in the PCP in the last month, I literally haven’t even fired it yet and am thinking about selling it as its really more than I need. I’ll let one of them go, either take a loss on an absolutely brand new and unfired by me Cricket (Air guns of Arizona test fired it and supplied the target) or sell Macarri springer. At age 60, I don’t need both, and have too many other hobbles to keep me busy. Good luck..