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    davecole
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    This should prove interesting…..

    I'm invited to a bachelor's party today at the gun range. The soon-to-be (only he has a clue to the potential of PCP air rifles) has quite an extensive collection of PB as does some of the guys that he also invited.

    I saw the list of guns everyone is bringing and it would well equip a small third world army. 

    I have none.

    We are going to be shooting on the 100yd range so I'm taking my Impact, Vulcan and Veteran. On my way to the range I'm going to stop at the store and pick up some soda pop in cans and Dum Dum lollipops (for the 50yd range) and see how we match up on some offhand shooting. I'll also be taking some video and pics. Wish me luck!! 

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    hawkeye69
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    Looking forward to hearing the results. Good luck…

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    Tominco
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    Good luck, be safe! Show them what they’ve been missing. 🤙🏻🙂

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    starlingassn
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    lots of eyes shall be opened 😲 LOL 

     

    show em what pcps can do!

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    sonny
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    i see you got the pop cans and lollypops dont forget to open the can of whoopazz on them.😠

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    Matt247365
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    Good luck, Dave!

    Sounds like fun.

    Can't wait for the update with pics :D

    Don't forget your earmuffs LoL

    Matt

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    Oregun
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    Like the rest of the guys, can’t wait to hear how it goes!   You’ll draw the most attention, that’s for sure!  Have fun 👍

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    bubblerboy64
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    Careful no drinking and driving ((or guns) 

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    mister12ax7
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    + 1 for pics and updates. Thanks

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    pmg
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    I’m sure the strippers will even fall in love with the Veteran. Pics are a must.

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    Phildog59
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    Good luck can’t wait to see how they react could be interesting.

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    crittahitta
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    Show them the way to the dark side dave. I would bet money you will outshoot most if not all of them.

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    Matt247365
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    Hey Dave

    How did the shoot go?
    Matt

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    davecole
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    Hey everyone! Sorry for the delay in the report back. Life gets really busy all of a sudden sometimes.

    I'd like to be able to report back and say the other attendees were in awe of my rifles but alas… there's no explosion and percussion when you pull the trigger, no flames coming out of the barrel, no bruising of shoulders from recoil, none of the cool testosterone values some guy judge by. And the only question I was asked was, " Are those Co2?" of course my reply was, "Yeah!!".

    My buddy Joe did mention the fact that any of the guns I brought cost three times what any one of his did. Can't say that helped me look very smart.

    And these guys really had some real hatred toward deer for some reason. They were asking questions to Joe's about his center-fires like, "Can I take a deer with this on?" or "How far can you kill a deer with this one? four hundred yards?" "What kinda round do you need to hunt deer with this gun?". 

    Now would have been the time to bring out the .50 Air Force Texan.

    except I don't have one……

    The 100 yard range was 30% underwater and 70% quagmire as we had gotten a lot of rain just before the get-together. So we were on a 50 yard lane. That's a shame too because I believe I could have held my own against the center fires on the 100. 

    The "fun" part of the event was when I put out the tootsie roll pops in the large target holders made from corrugated plastic at the end of the range. I also brought some cheap soda pop in cans to give the PB shooters a reactive target.

    After putting the candy in the flute edge of the target holders I did get some funny looks when I started shooting them off hand. I was hoping to demonstrate the discipline required to hit a one inch diameter target un-braced.  After I hit a few of them, they asked if they could shoot the candy too because the pop cans were totally wasted. I said sure. Honestly, I didn't pay a lot of attention to how they were doing, I just remember a lot of rounds were being fired. Eventually they hit the four or five that were left. I wish now I would have encouraged a bit of a shooting contest. 

    There was a mutual friend, Darin who was there that has an appreciation for quality air rifles. I had been over to his house several years ago shooing in his backyard and he had a blast. Later, we talked about him using one of my Marauders to shoot FT, I invited him to go prairie dog hunting with us next year and possibly making a trip to Texas for a hog hunt. 

    I did set up my iPad for video but you really can't tell much because about a half a dozen guns are being fired at one time and the reports of the center fires overwhelms the mic. 

    I took some pics but not a lot of action there either. Just guys standing around talking about shooting at deer. That's Darin shooting my Vulcan in one of the pics. 

    When we all started to leave, I felt like I had my fly unzipped in a convent full of nuns and didn't know it. An awkward time but relief knowing as to why everyone else stayed in one corner.  

     

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    davecole

    And these guys really had some real hatred toward deer for some reason. They were asking questions to Joe's about his center-fires like, "Can I take a deer with this on?" or "How far can you kill a deer with this one? four hundred yards?" "What kinda round do you need to hunt deer with this gun?". 

    If they were asking questions like that, then I'd say they're just gun noobs and I wouldn't worry about their opinions. Among experienced firearm shooters out on public ranges, I find that quality PCP airguns steal the show to the point of shutting the range down at least for one round while everyone stops to watch me shoot and check the guns out. If they weren't impressed, its because they don't know enough to know they should be.  

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    LDP
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    I dont know if you are just having a little fun and not being totally serious but if you are I feel like I have to make a couple corrections. I shoot airguns but I also shoot "powder burners" I also hunt big game like deer and elk. Im not testosterone charged or act like a child as your post seems to be generalizing "powder burner" shooters to be. Yes some firearms owners can be out there but allot of them are just like air gun shooters. Your post also makes it sound like something is wrong with hunting deer. If I took some of your statements wrong no biggie it happens quite easy when reading text instead of reading the person standing in front of you talking. 

     

    The 100 yard range was 30% underwater and 70% quagmire as we had gotten a lot of rain just before the get-together. So we were on a 50 yard lane. That's a shame too because I believe I could have held my own against the center fires on the 100.      

    Maybe if they had bad equipment or just bad shots. Airguns have come along way but they dont stack up against firearms at 100 yds. Even at 50 yds an accurate rifle will not be outdone by an air gun. Shooting at 50 yds brings the two platforms closer together but my rifles that will do 1/4 moa or less at 100 yds will do anything an air rifle will at 50 yds and its a good chance the rifle will still be the smaller group.

    All of that is beside the point and we should be embracing each other and staying unified because we all have the same goals and interests in shooting. If we dont support each other we lose in the end. Again if I misunderstood your post no biggie I just wanted to clarify most firearms enthusiasts are just like you and not testosterone crazed maniacs that have it out for deer.

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    Saltlake58
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    I frequently shoot at the public range with the PB Boys.  My sons are both hardcore into PB's so it's an interesting comparison.  It's always fun to push the advantages of airguns, like when they ask how long I had to wait for my Silencer papers, and when I say, I didn't they are amazed.  Then I remind them I shoot in an unregulated world and they are really jealous.  

    The, we shoot for accuracy, and I'm not that good a shot, but can outshoot the PB's any day because I can afford to practice.  For every shot they take, I can take 10 to 20 depending on caliber.  My son's 45-70 is about $.80 per shot as he reloads, but my cost is around $.08 per shot.  I can practice a LOT more.

    The Range Masters know me a bit too well now.  They also have a respect for the accuracy of an airgun now.  They are a fun group that really supports any kind of shooting.

    Best part is that I'm seeing a few more people at the range with airguns.  Due to broken gun (now fixed) other obligations and weather, I haven't been to the range in a couple months. as soon as the weather warms a bit (I'm a wimp in the cold), I'll be back. 

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    Saltlake58
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    LDP – Well said.  

    Yes, we should unite with the PB shooters because remember, if they lose their rights to shoot, we are probably next.  Tis a slippery slope we seem to live on.

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