Amazed at Airgun popularity even in Indiana

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    aviatorj74
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    I’ve been reading these forums for a couple of months now and learned a ton from all the posters here. This is my first post here. I have had a Gamo whisper for a couple of years but stepped into the PCP world a couple weeks ago when I purchased a Daystate Regal XL. I took the Regal to Camp Atterbury gun range ( in Indiana) for zeroing yesterday. I am very impressed with the Regal by the way (quarter size groups at 50 yards and I am sure it is more capable than I am). While there, I met a friendly gent who wanted to know all about the rifle and said he was a big fan of Teds Holdover. Now this gent is seriously interested in getting into the PCP world after just talking about the gun and looking it over. 

    I spent some time in the State Forestry this morning in search of some bushy tailed tree rats (only saw one and never got a shot).  While there, I met another guy taking his family out for a hike and he was really curious about the rifle so I let him shoot it. Chalk up another person looking to get into the PCP world. This guy was a regular watcher of American Airgunner. I guess I am pretty impressed that the general public is becoming much more aware of the Airgun world than I thought they were. 

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    unionrdr
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    I also like to think that many remember youthful experiences with BB guns. Maybe even a pellet gun or pistol? Then they meet someone like us out in the woods with a modern airgun & are immediately enchanted by how far they’ve come. Then to find they’re legal to hunt with…actually preferable in some places! Airguns are just easy to love, in light of those facts?! I need to site in the Winchester 1400CS .177. And finish restoring the Crosman 160 .22, moving the scope from the Winchester to the Crossman so the Wini can get a new duplex mildot. I think the Crosman is going to be a great little bark buster when I get it done!
    ​I too remember the old days of my Red Ryder, then my 760 Powermaster. Made me want to try’em again in my retirement.

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    airborne
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    Pa is still trying to change the game laws so we can hunt with air guns . I envy you guys that can use them for hunting

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    zebra
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    I always enjoy getting new people into air guns too. It usually doesn’t take much more than information for somebody who is already into shooting. 

    There  are a lot of firearms enthusiasts who have no idea that there are accurate repeating air rifles with enough power to hunt. Once they see what’s available out there, the appeal of being able to practice at home is typically what persuades them to buy one. 

    A Daystate is the perfect brand to get people interested too as their high quality finish really stands out. 

     

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    ClearedHot
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    Hey there Aviator. I’m in Greenwood, IN. Sent you a PM. 

    Rock 

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    Dddrees
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    Another Indiana resident who just recently purchased my first air gun which was an Air Arms Pro Sport. I just find the ability to step out my back door and being able to do a little bit of target practice in my own back yard to be extremely convenient. 

    Congrats on your Daystate Regal XL by the way. I’ve been looking at that exact air gun a bit lately but I’m just not sure if I want to go the whole PCP route.

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    Pestpounder
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    Hello fellow airgunning Hoosiers ,benjamin marauder .22 is what use.any body else?
     

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    Jimborg
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    I’m in Highland and I have a .25 marauder, that thing is a beast and a tack driver to bout, I absolutely love it!

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    NMshooter
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    I was born and raised in Merrillville, IN but moved to NM 6 years ago. Wish I had known about PCP’s then, I would have had a great shooting range on my father’s  5 acres and would be heading to Willow Slough for squirrels this month!

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    X27
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    I get attention when ever I am at the range with one of my air rifles. Its a side of shooting many people are not exposed to so I let them shoot my guns and show tell them all about air gunning.

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