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 Post subject: Your pick.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:01 am 
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Hi Guys.
Let's have fun with This one.

Wich airgun would be tour best Pick for cold weather (Winter) hunting, and why?


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 Post subject: Re: Your pick.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:02 pm 
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Sry - only shoot air guns indoors in cold weather - all of them. I would think a PCP might be the best, then maybe pump-up pneumatic if they still seal, then springers.

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 Post subject: Re: Your pick.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:23 pm 
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Large tank pcp rifles first off, in order to curb the air pressure decrease in cold weather, otherwise a spring/nitro piston. Something side leaver or under leaver to eliminate risk of barrel droop. Ultimately on a budget a browning leaverage seems to be a good option. Otherwise I would go for an Air Arms Springer, because they tend to be great high quality hunters. I argue for springers because the same volume of air will go into the air tube and be compressed when the spring falls. So the pressure is consistent throughout the mechanical process. I'm no physicist so I don't know if that would work exactly but it should help with shot consistency


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 Post subject: Re: Your pick.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:14 pm 
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Can't seemingly hunt anything "big" with an airgun here, but can hunt small game and upland game birds with air rifles and non rpal air pistols.

Deer hunting back in the day, I carried a 1322 for potting grouse. Today it would be a pcp in either .22 or .25 cal.

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 Post subject: Re: Your pick.
PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:53 am 
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I shoot my springers outside all winter. When my bare hands get cold, I go back inside.
I don't think any of my springers would be good for very cold weather hunting. They are all lubed with old school 65% moly. When the moly gets real cold, everything slows down and poi goes out the window. I think a gasram (nitro piston) lubed with some of the new synthetic lubes that are not temperature sensitive might be a viable alternative.
Back in my younger years, I dry lubed a .22lr semi-auto with powdered graphite for cold weather hunting. Worked well.

ps. I find when my bare hands start to hurt is about the same time the poi starts to fall off from the cold moly slowing things down. So I go inside and soak up a coffee by the fire. Retirement is tough.

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