Eight to eighty

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    mcdonama
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    One thing I love about air guns and air gunning is the broad appeal.   In the thread on pumping comments from early teens to late 70’s really jumped out to me.  It’s great to be involved in something that’s constantly evolving like airguns and can also continue to be an interesting pass time, obsession, passion, etc. for a lifetime.

    I wonder what age demographics are represented here?

    I’m 53, shot airguns a bit with my dad when I was a boy, picked it up again when my sone was a boy and haven’t put it down since.

    How about y’all?  (Oops, my South Carolina is showing!)

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    Gunnertrones
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    Nearly 60 and still have my passion for aurguns. 

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    plinker
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    We were crazy in the 70’s. My friends and I used to play war and actually shoot each other with our weak red rider BB guns. Then someone got a pump that shot bb’s or pellets and we had to stop. Hurt to much and left a whelp that you couldn’t explain to mom. So we built model boats from kits and sealed them. Then we floated them in the swamp and took turns shooting each other’s boats until one was still afloat. That guy was the winner. We also set-up sets of green plastic army men in camps. One part of the figure had to be visible. We took turns shooting at each other’s camps ’till the last green army man survived. Fun days and we learned some great skills. My BB gun was so weak that I could watch the bb leave the barrel and hit the target. It didn’t shoot straight, but I knew exactly where to hold it to make it hit at any distance, even a lob shot, lol. I’m 53 now and still playing with guns!

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    30cal
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    Hey 53 is well represented here! Me too this Saturday! I’m new to airgunning. Going on 2 years now but I’m hooked! Been having fun introducing others to it as well. Enjoying the forum very much!

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    DylanSanders
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    17.
     

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    Spash
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    26 :)

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    Yrrah
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    I’m in my 79th year and have been enjoying the game for 74 from the little Daisy introduction. ……… Regards, Yrrah.

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    Strikey
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    Just short of 52, started with air rifles as a kid and started back with them 5 years ago, now totally addicted.

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    TexasHoosier
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    Started about 11. Will be 56 in October.  Got a Crosman 760 in about 1971? Plinked and killed starlings for hours with my friends–five or six of us had them. Graduated to .22s and shotguns in mid teens–squirrrels. I gave away my .22 when I started college.  Last year, one of my students who works at Academy persuaded me to buy a .22 Benjamin Trail for pest control. Then I ran across Tom’s  videos on the Discovery and Marauder .25. Have both— and  love shooting PCPs. Took four decades off from shooting, but glad to be back at it. As far as the classic 760– It is still in good working order and in the family.

     

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    ncstan
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    67 been shooting all my Life

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    Rchr
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     I am 48 started when I was 4 or 5. Love shooting em!

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    jimreed1948
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    Started shooting a Benjamin pump .22 cal around age 8.  When my dad had to work on Saturday I got to go with him.  My air rifle was at his office.  I would walk through the shop shooting pigeons that were roosting up high in the rafters.  This was a steel fabricating plant with large overheard cranes so my all my shots with open sights were very long and in dim lighting.  The area I was shooting in would not be the area where work was going on so there was never any problem with me shooting.  I usually had several acres to hunt in.  Still have the Benjamin, it’s been rebuilt several times but still works.  Back in December of ’14 I was going to have it rebuilt again and discovered PCP.  I now have my FX Royale.

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    DavidMalik
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    Hello. 
    i started 10 years old with a retired slavia springer from the lokal summerparty shooting gallery :) now i am 36 and shooting fx airguns. And i hope to keep on shooting as long as my hunting mentor thomas. He is 82 :) almost forgot to mention ted. The video of the dove or pigeon at 130 yards really impressed me an i got on the.. pcp wave :) 

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    Damien
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    41 here got back into air gunning 5 years ago after seeing teds vidos.
    I ran out and got a Benji Trai and ran 10,000 pellets through it, saved up got a couple of pcp’s and been air gunning ever since.

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    Jeff-51
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    52.5 been shooting since I was 7.

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    Regal_US
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    I’m 60 and only started shooting at 58! There is so much high quality gear around today, that I wonder  how people succeeded 50 years ago, and respect those who did. I guess Lewis & Clark did OK with ‘air gun 1’.

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