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Would the Admin ever consider creating an air rifle/pellet gun section?
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 Posted: Fri Apr 10th, 2015 09:56 AM
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At the age of 30 I got back into pellet guns, because pellets are available and reasonably priced and I doubt I'll ever see a $20 brick of .22LR again. After purchasing a few pellet guns and during several weeks of research I discovered that airgunning is big in Europe, especially the UK, but it's also growing steadily in the United States. Due to innovations in pneumatic technology and ergonomics, high power air rifles are finding acceptance as viable humane hunting arms.

Would it be feasible for Handloader's Bench to have such a section, or not? Would that go against the spirit of the name and purpose of this website? The site does have an archery and fishing section. Would air guns be too much of a stretch?



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 Posted: Fri Apr 10th, 2015 11:06 AM
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Morning Van, the "founders" have that charge and will ask. Have a squirrel in the freezer that I shot w/airgun. Been wanting to get a good one. Lewis/Clark expedition used a powerful one. We may be "crunched" for space but they will know better than I. Thanks for the thread.



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 Posted: Tue Apr 14th, 2015 10:31 PM
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For the record I own 5 air rifles. 2 are 22 cal 3 are 177 cal.

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 Posted: Wed Apr 15th, 2015 02:48 PM
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I have 1, .177,1 5mm and 2 .22.
The 5mm is the only serious one, will put a pellet through a squirrel's head at 25-30 yds,HOWEVER in Texas they are not legal to use on any animal that is classified as a game animal, that is , has a season and / or bag limits
rabbit and pig, yes, squirrel, no.
There are a number of American and foreign air gun sites, England is over run with them, so I really do not see the need for one here.
JMO

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drinks wrote: I have 1, .177,1 5mm and 2 .22.
The 5mm is the only serious one, will put a pellet through a squirrel's head at 25-30 yds,HOWEVER in Texas they are not legal to use on any animal that is classified as a game animal, that is , has a season and / or bag limits
rabbit and pig, yes, squirrel, no.
There are a number of American and foreign air gun sites, England is over run with them, so I really do not see the need for one here.
JMO

Squirrels are considered game in many counties in TX. Mainly just east TX where there are seasons and bag limits. No closed season/bag limit in CenTex for instance, but squirrels may be taken with air rifles State-wide: :thumbs:

Firearms  Game animals and game birds may be hunted with any legal firearm, except:
  • white-tailed deer, mule deer, desert bighorn sheep, and pronghorn antelope may not be hunted with rimfire ammunition of any caliber.
  • shotguns are the only legal firearm that may be used to hunt Eastern turkey during the spring Eastern turkey season (see County Listing). Rifles and handguns may not be used to hunt Eastern turkey.
  • pellet guns and other air guns are not legal for the take of any game bird or game animal other than squirrel (emphasis added). To be lawful for the take of squirrel, an air rifle must be designed to be fired from the shoulder and use the force of a spring, air, or other non-ignited compressed gas to expel a projectile of at least .177 caliber (4.5mm) at a minimum muzzle velocity of 600 feet per second.
  • fully automatic firearms are not legal.
  • a shotgun is the only legal firearm for hunting migratory game birds (see Definitions - Legal Shotgun).
  • Silencers may be used to take any wildlife resource; however, all federal, state and local laws continue to apply.
Nongame Animals (Non-Protected) may be hunted with any lawful firearm, pellet gun, or other air gun.

The above from TPWD site    http://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual/hunting/general-regulations/means-and-methods


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 Posted: Mon Apr 27th, 2015 11:02 AM
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Air guns....love'em but not quite the same "hand loading" that we have here.
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