Wednesday, April 29, 2015

PANSAL squirrel shoot

I am looking forward to PANSAL a western Idaho squirrel shoot  that attracts airgunners from 4 or 5 western states. There are all kinds of air guns. Most are high performance and have price points far above the air rifles we knew as kids. This squirrel shooters take their air gunning seriously. Many drive across several western states to shoot ground squirrels and camp out in the desert where a dusty gravel road, and distant microwave tower are the only signs of the 21 century.

Ought to be some great air rifles there as well as a lot of good stories.

A question for PANSAL airgunners. Have you ever stopped to wonder about airgunners who spend $500 on a “starter” PCP rifle and then put up with more grief than any  $500 .22 rimfire would hand out? Airgunners are a patient lot, but why would they do that? I think I have a few answers.

High performance air guns are a small market for a product for which the engineering Is not completely worked out. So you have to expect some problems.

Airgunners have staked out their shooting sport In a place that is definitely outside of the mainstream.

More Tomorrow.