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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:21 pm 

Joined: Fri May 30, 2014 2:30 am
Posts: 390
Location: South Calgary
Daryl wrote:
Too darn big for a pellet gun!
Use a PB for big game.
I tend to agree.
So ... I will be looking for a 9mm of some sort over the winter.
But ... this does raise a question for me. Why such large calibre airguns? Is it the Tim Taylor attitude of bigger is better?
I do have an urge to go to 9mm but along with that comes more expense, (albeit minimal), as in pellets and consumption of air, but also the loudness. I do have ear protectors but don't really want to wear them at a pellet gun shoot.
Big bore airguns seems to be the direction people are leaning, myself included.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:10 pm 
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Location: Edmonton
Considering your scenario, I would say shoot big bore only because you can and for the fun of it. Don't expect much of a different/unique experience shooting paper with a big bore. I don't own one (a) because you can't hunt big game with it, and (b) because the experience is not much different from more standard bores except, of course, if you have smaller game ( larger pests) in your sights. if you're looking for a longer-range. target-shooting experience, a .25 cal pellet leaving the muzzle at 900-950 fps (ala airforce condor) is plenty of rifle and lead.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:03 pm 

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Location: P.G. B.C.
Can't argue with the logic above.

Best Wishes

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