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    Default Any one see a air rifle do this

    Check the youtube video in the sales ad never knew one could be used for big game
    http://www.airforceairguns.com/The-T...guns-s/118.htm

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    Air guns have been around for quite some time. and yes, they have been used for big game...



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    In the 17th century, air guns, in calibers .30–.51, were used to hunt big game deer and wild boar. These air rifles were charged using a pump to fill an air reservoir and gave velocities from 650 to 1,000 feet per second (200–300 m/s). They were also used in warfare; the most recognized example being the Girandoni Military Repeating Air Rifle.

    At that time, they had compelling advantages over the primitive firearms of the day. For example, air guns could be discharged in wet weather and rain (unlike matchlock muskets), and repeatedly discharged faster than muzzle-loading guns.[1] Moreover, they were quieter than a firearm of similar caliber, had no muzzle flash, and were smokeless. Thus, they did not disclose the shooter's position or obscure the shooter's view, unlike the Black powder muskets of the 18th and 19th centuries.
    1000 fps is comparable to a black powder muzzleloader.

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    Default The Lewis and Clark expedition had one along

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    1000 fps is comparable to a black powder muzzleloader.
    The native Americans were amazed by the air rifle. No smoke!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lysander View Post
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    1000 fps is comparable to a black powder muzzleloader.
    If I remember some thing I read some time ago didn't Lewis and Clark take one of these on the expedition across America

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girandoni_Air_Rifle


    The tank is in the same spot as the new one I first posted
    Last edited by river rat; 02-24-2015 at 09:02.

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    I believe that is the one taken on that expedition . . .

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