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    pewpewfever
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    I loved my Red Ryder growing up, and I've enjoyed target shooting as an adult, mostly bench rest.  I wanted that lever action experience, so I got the Henry .22 and eventually I got into Cowboy Action Shooting.  CAS is basically 3 gun with a lever action rifle, single action revolvers, and an old timey shotgun.  I did not expect to enjoy the revolvers, but they have turned out to be a lot more fun than expected.  Now that I have the single action BB pistols and metal targets set up for practice, I'm not sure what could be more fun with an airgun than that.  What's most fun to you?

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    Brian10956
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    Being that I have a small back 100 ft wide at 75 feet I have a board with holes in it that can hold match stick the kind with the white tip not safety matches. I try to light them with target practice. Sometimes it’s like shooting wings off flys.

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    JohnL57
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    Popping paintballs at 40-50 yards! They sound just like a headshot on a ground squirrel….

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    AirNGasman
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    Having virtually 'done it all' pertaining to airguns, think I most enjoy airgun activities emphasizing practical shooting, hunting and/or mechanical skills over (competition-specific) equipment. For me that means hunting (concentrating on brain shots to minimize suffering and trauma), and silhouette and field target competitions (in the least equipment-centric classes). Increasing the challenge exponentially in any of these pursuits by doing them with pistols heightens my enjoyment even more.

      

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    TheIceman
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    JohnL57

    Popping paintballs at 40-50 yards! They sound just like a headshot on a ground squirrel….

    How right you are, John! I just recently added this to my practice sessions, and it's a blast.

    James

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    ptthere
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    The most fun I had recently in this category was handing my air rifle to someone who never shot anything before, ever… Had an unopened can of seltzer water set up about 20 yards away, they took a shot and nailed it on the first hit. The smile on their face reminded me of when I was a kid shooting for the first time. It was a fun outting overall and it felt good to turn someone on to accept shooting as a comfortable hobby.

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    spysir
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    Easy, Field Target.

     

    John

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    Brislee
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    spysir

    Easy, Field Target.

     

    John

    + 1 but I would add silhouette too. NRA silhouette is probably the most challenging form of shooting competition I have ever tried.  It can be very frustrating but when you are " on" it is without a doubt the most rewarding. Nothing like seeing those little chickens fly.

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    AG72
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    I think the most fun is that i can choose what style i want to shoot, i have some serius guns for targets, and some guns for plinking, and some guns for both, my Hw30 5.0 is capable of hitting gamecards at 50 meters on the smallest side, and it's a fun gun you can shoot the hole day at papertargets if you want,or plink at cans, this winter i have been shooting past 100 meters with springers, the hatsan 125th .25 impress with it's power and quite accurate at that distance, and the hw97k 22 is very very accurate also, and it's amazing to see the power that they still have at longer distances…but i also enjoy some short distance shooting with the Daisy 880 or one of my pistols, cans, spinners, sugarcubes, waterbaloons, leafs, flowers, twigs, mushrooms, nothing is safe….

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    donwalk
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    shooting at "Horse apples"…

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    pewpewfever
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    Easy, Field Target.

     

    John

    I'm glad I asked this question.  Field target looks like a load of fun and there are two clubs near me that have it.

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    dan_house
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    Pewpew  go shoot a match! but dont blame us if your addicted……

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    Matt247365
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    Most fun?

    Pesting for sure!

    Matt

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    MileHighAirGunner
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    Being a sporting clay fanatic, punching paper gets a little too boring for me. I like to see things break so I prefer reactive targets. It’s hard to beat a hand full of Big Blast bottle caps and a trash bag full of empty one and two little bottles. Most of my airgunning is restricted to the backyard though and this type of recreational activity isn’t very well appropriated in a suburban neighborhood. So I try and get creative. Paintballs are fun but a little messy. Animal cracker safaris are fun too and the squirrels clean up the carnage for me. Plain old icecubes make good targets also and there no mess to clean up. One and two little bottle caps packed with flower also make nice reactive targets but can also be a bite messy.  

     

     

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