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Air rifle: a toy or a weapon?

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Air rifle: a toy or a weapon?



The overwhelming number of people brought up in Soviet times used to consider an air rifle only as a mandatory attribute of shooting galleries located in parks of culture and recreation. How serious weapon no one took it, except as a means to show his accuracy to her friends and friends. Meanwhile, air rifles were not originally made as a toy, but as a completely normal weapon.

Airguns are widespread throughout the world and are striking in their variety of shapes and calibers. The legendary Leonardo da Vinci, in his writings, developed the principles of this weapon, taking as a basis the samples of the ancient Egyptians who built catapults, which were put into action according to a similar principle. Samples of the pneumatics of the 17 century have survived to our time. In the Vienna Museum there is a gun in which air pressure is generated by a piston that drives a compressed spring.

At the beginning of the 18 century, a type of pneumatics appeared with the use of a receiver, in which high pressure had previously been created using a pump similar to a modern bicycle one. 200 movements of the piston of this pump created pressure in the receiver of the order of 6 atm. The volume of the tank allowed to make up to 20 shots at the initial speed of the bullet to 330 meters per second. In weapons of this type were used calibers 7.62-12.7 mm.

In 1779, the gunsmith from Austria created an air rifle with a receiver that performed the butt functions, it was fastened with screws and, if necessary, could be easily replaced. Considering the rate of fire of the muskets of that time (4-6 shots per minute), his sample simply shocked everyone with his twenty shots per minute. Joseph II, having calculated that 500 soldiers with such weapons would surpass the same amount of flint barrels by the same amount of flint logs at least five times, ordered to rearm the army. However, due to the very labor-intensive technology and the extremely high cost of such rifles, the full transition of the army to a new weapon did not happen, and the entire order of 1500 barrels was released.



According to eyewitnesses, the Girandoni rifle maintained a slaughter range of around 45 m at the first 10 shots, then it gradually decreased, and after 20 shots the compressed air supply allowed to destroy the enemy at a distance of no more than 30 meters. But it worked perfectly on the enemy psychologically due to the absence of the sound of a shot and the smoke from the combustion of gunpowder.

At the beginning of the 19 century, due to the development of firearms, pneumatics lost its military significance, remaining only a means of self-defense and a hunting weapon. For example, in England at that time hunting was an extremely widespread occupation in noble circles, it was from here that hunting airguns became popular.

In our time, the manufacture of air rifles (and not only) is engaged in many companies around the world. In the prices of these companies you can find samples of the most different price categories, from the cheapest, in the area of ​​2000 rubles to "how much money is in the wallet." A rifle, normal in its characteristics, costs an average 30000-45000 rubles, add here the cost of iron for tuning and get its real price.

Now distributed three main types of rifles differing on the principle of action. Let's briefly focus on each individually.

Rifles using the principle of piston movement due to a pre-compressed spring are the most common type of airgun. The spring driving the piston in them is cocked either by a fracture or by a separate lever on the side of the rifle, in the latter case the barrel is fixed motionless in the bed. This layout of the rifle provides better accuracy and is used mainly in high-class sporting weapons (Fineverbach M 300).

Pump pneumatics. In this case, the “pump action” has a different meaning than in the case of a firearm, namely, in this type of airgun (in particular, rifles), the principle of air pre-injection into the receiver is implemented. It is usually located under the barrel in the immediate vicinity of the breech and is charged with a special handle. The pressure in the compression chamber depends on the number of movements of the pump piston. Pump weapons allow the shooter to independently set the working air pressure depending on the application conditions. Pump-action rifles are widely represented in the model ranges of Walter and Sheridan.

A relatively recent form using compressed carbon dioxide. His very idea was born a long time ago, back in 1889, Paul Giffard received a patent for air rifles using this principle, but because of the imperfection of the technologies of the time, he gained acceptance only now. The convenience of such weapons lies in the fact that compressed gas is contained in interchangeable cans, like the usual siphon ones, and the rifle does not take much time to charge.

Stand out among the pneumatic weapons are high-class samples with a high-pressure tank (PCP). The pressure in them is about 200 atmospheres, which provides a bullet speed up to 300 m / s. The disadvantage of such weapons is that you need to have access to the high-pressure pump to charge the receiver with compressed air.

Common ammunition for air rifles are today the following: DS-0.28 g bullets (hollow lead glass with a convex bottom, intended for recreational target shooting at distances around 10 meters), DS-0.40 (differs from the previous one with increased weight and improved ballistic characteristics), DS-0.50 (with a flat head, at short distances has a good shock effect on small game), MS-0.87g (solid brass core in a lead sheath, mm length 8. Is intended for high-powered rifled ruzhiya, due to the increased weight saves energy up to longer distances).

Like any weapon, pneumatics can be upgraded, the purpose of which is to improve characteristics such as accuracy and power. There are many ways to improve your rifle, and everyone chooses options that are acceptable for themselves. The classic set, which is included in any improvement of the rifle, includes strengthening the spring, improving the sealing of all connections, softening the work of the trigger, improving the aiming devices, and then everything depends on the hands or the availability of money. The air rifle, on which good hands have worked, is a serious threat to the lives of not only the crows, the hunt for which is now so popular, but also a man at a decent range. After all, permitted by law 7,5 kJ. The muzzle energy is easily transformed into 18-20 on the same domestic production of the MP-512. At the same time it gives accuracy within 10mm. on 25 meters and an initial speed of the order of 280 m / second.

So what is the air rifle?
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  1. intsurfer
    intsurfer 2 November 2013 08: 46
    +3
    I don’t specifically apay my Stodger X20. Otherwise, I will smash my favorite shooting gallery with a touch display to shreds. :)
  2. Alikovo
    Alikovo 2 November 2013 08: 52
    +6
    MP-512 with optics is good for hunting goose and duck, you need to shoot in the head to stun, then you can pick it up.
    1. Landwarrior
      Landwarrior 2 November 2013 10: 14
      +7
      Support! good I slightly altered my "murka" - balanced it (a shot with a macroflex in the butt), twisted a regular front sight, put a self-made DTK in its place (the men made it at the factory) lol Well, and optics, of course wink
      True, I'm more on crows .... lol
      1. rrrd
        rrrd 2 November 2013 10: 21
        0
        I had Murka played a month and yelled. and the size is teddy and the strength is small. Hutson decided to take.
        1. Landwarrior
          Landwarrior 2 November 2013 10: 24
          0
          And I just for the sake of interest crawled through the forums and carried out a deep "peeling" laughing
          1. Ingvar 72
            Ingvar 72 2 November 2013 11: 07
            +2
            Quote: Landwarrior
            And I just for the sake of interest crawled through the forums and carried out a deep "peeling"

            Throw off the link to "peeling"
            1. Landwarrior
              Landwarrior 2 November 2013 13: 00
              +2
              Ingvar 72, there are many of them. Each has its own option. Well, here is an example:
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        2. Misantrop
          Misantrop 3 November 2013 11: 50
          +4
          Quote: rrrd
          Hutson decided to take.

          Hatsan is a good thing. That's just the normal optics for it is really not very cheap. And in the usual one, because of the powerful spring and the heavy piston, there is a sharp blow when fired. Lenses fall out of ordinary optics instantly sad
          1. diver1977
            diver1977 4 November 2013 13: 26
            0
            I saw a video on the net about some sort of Italian air rifle. In a video of a boar, about 20 meters from a single shot are felled on a hunt.
  3. makarov
    makarov 2 November 2013 08: 58
    +8
    I want to supplement the historical fact. During the Napoleonic invasion, he issued an order, if an Austrian soldier with pneumatic hands was discovered, he should be immediately hanged in the same place.
  4. rrrd
    rrrd 2 November 2013 09: 02
    +2
    I have a hutson 125 sniper. put on it a gas spring produces 15-20j. the departure speed of the gram pulley is 350km per hour. put on clippers optics. and already turns out as a full-fledged weapon. punches the board through.
    1. rrrd
      rrrd 2 November 2013 09: 42
      +2
      Sorry meters per second)
    2. maxvet
      maxvet 2 November 2013 09: 44
      +2
      Quote: rrrd
      350km per hour.

      maybe meters per second?, otherwise you get about 100 m / s, Hatsan 125 has a reinforced spring, but without optics, a killer machine
      1. novobranets
        novobranets 2 November 2013 13: 09
        +1
        Quote: maxvet
        but without optics, a killer machine

        Not so long ago owned a brand new Spanish Shadow-1000, not a bad thing, From 25 meters (steps measured) a suspended tin can right through, and after the factory it was not "brought", not a "muffled" piston, native spring, etc. Put optics-pont clumsy. Optics at a fracture need spurs like a tanker. On the hinge, the barrel walks left and right, and nothing can be done about it. request
        1. maxvet
          maxvet 2 November 2013 19: 02
          0
          put 3 cans, one in one, bullet "quint" from 15 meters all 3 right through!
  5. hook
    hook 2 November 2013 09: 05
    +4
    The air, from which many boys are now shooting at sparrows, is very easy to adapt to the cartridge of the Biathlon crayon — and these are completely different killer characteristics. In fact, this is a finished crayon. Definitely a weapon.
    1. Apollo
      Apollo 2 November 2013 09: 16
      +6
      quote-After all, permitted by law 7,5 kJ. Muzzle energy easily converted to 18-20 on the same MR-512 domestic production. At the same time, it gives accuracy within 10mm. at 25 meters and an initial speed of the order of 280 m / second.

      1. maxvet
        maxvet 2 November 2013 09: 46
        +3
        Quote: Apollon
        easily turn into 18-20 on the same MP-512

        and what will happen to the plastic on the trunk (from the breech), how long will it withstand such power?
    2. dmitry21
      dmitry21 7 November 2013 08: 14
      0
      Hook, tried to drill holes deeper than 200 mm? But it’s even more difficult to drill, there are no such reamers, only spacers. so it’s easier to get into a conventional half-inch tube with weapons than pneumatics!
      Sincerely ...
  6. From
    From 2 November 2013 09: 25
    0
    And what about the killer's nailgun from The Color of the Night (with Bruce Willis): flatness and "clip capacity"? The "rate of fire" seems to be higher than that of the "air".
    1. hook
      hook 2 November 2013 10: 04
      20
      I agree, a terrible weapon. There is still quite a killer thing - a pneumatic harpoon gun. In general, in my opinion, they can fill up a bear from 10 meters without problems, much better than Makarov with one cartridge. About Texas chainsaws, generally a nightmare to think of as a weapon :). However, even for a cartridge without a pistol, you can get rid of troubles, however, nevertheless, all the above-described weapons of close and not so combat are sold without restrictions to the adult population. By the way, harpoon pneumatic recharges slowly in five seconds. A person can make weapons from anything, for example, a siphon for soda suggests the idea of ​​creating a very effective gas flamethrower ... I’m kidding about the law, which complicates the population’s acquisition of a firearm. In the skillful hands of a carpenter, an ax can be more dangerous than a pistol. What can I say, to charge the ball with a ball from a bearing from an ordinary slingshot on an Medjgut to an opponent from 20 meters is already a topic for the morgue.
      1. maxvet
        maxvet 2 November 2013 10: 49
        13
        Quote: hook
        However, even for a cartridge without a pistol, you can get rid of troubles, however, nevertheless, all of the above weapons of close and not very battlefield are sold without restrictions to the adult population

        One of the most lethal things is a cast-iron frying pan, it has been heard that more people were killed than firearms (meaning domestic crimes). I would like to put an emoticon, but the topic is not funny
  7. Serg 122
    Serg 122 2 November 2013 10: 20
    +3
    The topic is good, but not disclosed by the author. And to the question: So what is an air rifle after all? he never answered.
    1. rrrd
      rrrd 2 November 2013 10: 29
      +1
      I will answer for him! wink judging by my pneumatics, this is not a toy, but a weapon, since not only a sparrow can be killed from it, but a person wassat
      1. Serg 122
        Serg 122 2 November 2013 18: 38
        +2
        With mine too! BUT! We are not bad people and we will not shoot at people
        1. wasjasibirjac
          wasjasibirjac 3 November 2013 10: 58
          +6
          this means that if you are allowed to buy a short-barrel, then you will not go to blame your "beloved" neighbor. that's the question - you can buy almost any item that can be a weapon, but you can't unhappy PM
  8. chunga-changa
    chunga-changa 2 November 2013 11: 03
    +3
    And we have one boy in the yard.
    There is a collective complaint, there is an estimate of the damage, cases of hooliganism and property damage will be opened as soon as we find it. In court (I hope he is over 14) he will be able to tell, "I thought it was a toy, but it turns out that it happens."
    1. maxvet
      maxvet 2 November 2013 11: 12
      +6
      Quote: chunga-changa
      There is a collective complaint, there is an estimate of the damage, cases of hooliganism and property damage will be opened as soon as we find it. In court (I hope he is over 14) he will be able to tell, "I thought it was a toy, but it turns out that it happens."

      An ordinary screwdriver can cause damage to several hundred thousand rubles, if expensive foreign cars are in the yard, in 10 minutes wink
      1. chunga-changa
        chunga-changa 2 November 2013 13: 02
        +4
        You can use a screwdriver, the same article.
        1. maxvet
          maxvet 2 November 2013 19: 04
          +1
          Quote: chunga-changa
          You can use a screwdriver, the same article.

          but the resonance is a banal screwdriver, and then the stupid mediocrity of the "medveputov" who allow such outrage (I hope the irony is clear)
        2. poquello
          poquello 4 November 2013 20: 27
          +1
          Quote: chunga-changa
          You can use a screwdriver, the same article.

          Good topic, but if you play bast shoes on the playground, where there are foreign cars - the same articles?
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  10. placidus
    placidus 2 November 2013 13: 29
    +3
    The modified air rifle is a silent and trouble-free murder weapon that allows the killer to deal with a defenseless victim from a distance of 25 meters. Therefore, pneumatics must be prohibited. Then it comes to injuries, crossbows, knives (however, our legislators have recently fussed with them). And there, even before the hunting smooth / rifled hand is within reach; and for the common good and security. Author, no offense please, but got already similar reviews ...
  11. Chukcha
    Chukcha 2 November 2013 13: 33
    +6
    Please correct "... After all, 7,5 kJ permitted by law ...." to "7,5 J", in accordance with the Law on Weapons, Art. thirteen.
  12. alex-cn
    alex-cn 2 November 2013 13: 47
    -6
    Pneumatics is definitely a weapon, regardless of power. And you need to consider it only this way, pampering with it can always lead to sad consequences. Honestly, I agree with the need for a notification system for registering pneumatics and prohibiting its sales and resales not through the store, especially for powerful models and all pistols. There’s more hooliganism with pistols, and if you know what they can find, you’ll think a hundred times.
    1. Serg 122
      Serg 122 2 November 2013 18: 43
      +8
      Hochma is different. Powerful models are prohibited from selling here. And as for the need for a notification system for registering pneumatics and prohibiting its sales and resales not through the store - this is nonsense. Let's forbid forks and kitchen knives! They can be sharpened and thrown around the corner .... Terrible thing
  13. makarov
    makarov 2 November 2013 14: 52
    +2
    Quote: hook
    What can I say, to charge the ball with a ball from a bearing from an ordinary slingshot on an Medjgut to an opponent from 20 meters is a topic for a morgue.

    From an ordinary slingshot - it’s possible, but from a factory slingshot, where not only the rubber is stretched, but the flyer itself is springy, then definitely.
    Quote: alex-cn
    Pneumatics is definitely a weapon, regardless of power. And you need to consider it only this way, pampering with it can always lead to sad consequences

    I completely agree with you, really pneumatics is a weapon, just registration is not required for a certain line.
  14. Savl
    Savl 2 November 2013 16: 28
    +1
    I agree, my MP-512, from the ups - only a reinforced spring, immediately from 7m punched a 25mm pine board through and through, and if you still drip the oil into the bullet!
  15. Savl
    Savl 2 November 2013 16: 29
    0
    http://www.air-gun.ru/social/readtopic/496
  16. soldier's grandson
    soldier's grandson 2 November 2013 17: 34
    0
    good pneumatics 9mm and 12 mm wild boar right through it can be beaten and moose 15mm valnut
    1. maxvet
      maxvet 2 November 2013 19: 08
      0
      enlighten about 9mm and 15 mm. I know that the most popular hunting ones are 5.5 mm, there are 6.5 mm, but they do not give a big advantage over 5.5 mm, but they lag behind in weight. In the USA where hunting pneumatic is the most common just 5.5 mm, us it is not sold without a license
      1. soldier's grandson
        soldier's grandson 2 November 2013 19: 59
        0
        these calibers are also sold under license, there are 20 mm pneumatics in general on the internet you will find interesting on these calibers
        1. maxvet
          maxvet 3 November 2013 12: 04
          0
          I searched, it’s really interesting, but in my opinion it’s really not for everybody, like crossbows with bows
      2. Kipish
        Kipish 5 November 2013 13: 01
        0
        5,5 (papal) can be bought without a license as well as (grandfather), the only condition is that the muzzle energy does not exceed 7 kJ
      3. Fedya
        Fedya 6 November 2013 20: 57
        0
        9mm is made by one company in England, but only on order, and is equivalent to a firearm! In general, not for everyone. And the rifle is great! A friend of mine who was there told me about her, he held her in his hands.
  17. intsurfer
    intsurfer 2 November 2013 18: 24
    0
    Quote: hook
    it’s very easy to adapt to the cartridge of the biathlon small things - and these are completely different killer characteristics

    there was such a story on the Hansa - a guy was caught with such an upgrade (he guessed to put it up for sale) and the article was really real for him ...
  18. intsurfer
    intsurfer 2 November 2013 18: 35
    +3
    By the way, when shooting even from unapplied pneumatics, one should not forget about safety measures! ARROW GLASSES ARE MANDATORY !!! And the barrel of the rifle or pistol should be pointing slightly down. Naturally, there should not be children nearby. Ricochet is very possible, especially when shooting from a pistol with iron balls. Constantly running into a dash with ricochets when firing a pistol.
    1. badger1974
      badger1974 4 November 2013 13: 01
      0
      that’s for sure, up to one occasion I didn’t pay attention to the points, like I got a 125 mm polypropylene pipe (similar to a plastic one but more plastic), grinned out of my Rat with a Gamma grammar, the rebound was accelerated and went very close, pulling on the curtains fired 20, the effect is the same, I had to hide my head with each shot, so there’s no joke with TB
  19. uzer 13
    uzer 13 2 November 2013 19: 53
    +2
    In a pneumatic rifle, one cannot increase the speed of a bullet indefinitely. There is a limit after which there is a diesel effect - grease lights up in the barrel. Further, to increase power, increase the caliber.
    Somehow in Soviet times they shot the whole rifle from an ordinary rifle, which were in shooting ranges. If you shoot at 15-20 meters, you get four 5 and one 10 out of 9 shots. And so in each series, one shot is necessarily deflected for unknown reasons. They shot from the arm without stopping. Getting into a fly or a cockroach with a bullet was not a problem (shooting in the basement). The rifle should be pressed more tightly to the shoulder. According to reports, the mounted optics suffer greatly due to the large moving mass of the piston.
    The results of firing from an IZH-53M air pistol can be called deplorable (for me, anyway). I can only get into a plastic bottle from 15 meters.
    1. Chukcha
      Chukcha 3 November 2013 21: 31
      +1
      Everything is correct about the caliber, but the mass of the bullet is also important. Khatsan was accelerated to 250 m / s, so they pierced a 3 cm board through and through. But only close (5-7 m.) If you shoot further, the 4,5mm bullet begins to "float". Further, the accuracy can be increased only by mass, and if the power is further increased, by the caliber.
      1. Bort radist
        Bort radist 4 November 2013 14: 11
        +1
        Quote: Chukcha
        Everything is right about the caliber, but the mass of the bullet is also important.

        60 - 70 years, the so-called reusable bullet was sold for air.
        This is a steel core (resembled a caliber projectile in shape), the core was about 1 cm long. The tail was stubble. We called her brush. By design, I stuck into a tree under a target, pulled out and ..... If you charge a modern air wassat
  20. chunga-changa
    chunga-changa 2 November 2013 20: 52
    +2
    The fun begins later. When they read in court - "with the use of weapons or items used as weapons". Citizens suddenly realize that the matter is not in a strengthened or weakened spring, in the Criminal Code any springs are provided, and even their absence.
    1. uzer 13
      uzer 13 3 November 2013 01: 16
      +1
      You are right, there were such cases. A summer pensioner defended his garden from over-aged children. He earned 2 years of correctional work. And the robbers were recognized as victims.
  21. Grisha91
    Grisha91 2 November 2013 22: 13
    +3
    he personally shot from his hatsan 70 with a diesel engine a 300-page book in soft cover, a bullet flashed through the book and entered the wall plaster 2 cm ... So think this weapon or a toy. In general, there was a case; in the evening I was walking home from work and heard a pop and a bullet whistle in front of my head. So foolish schoolchildren have fun ...
    1. maxvet
      maxvet 3 November 2013 12: 05
      +5
      Quote: Grisha91
      So foolish schoolchildren have fun ...

      not enough of these schoolchildren heard a belt whistle much lower than their heads hi
      1. Zerstorer
        Zerstorer 3 November 2013 12: 53
        0
        Well, the best tool against a sniper (although where to them before snipers) is another sniper.
        Quote: maxvet
        In general, there was a case; in the evening I was walking home from work and heard a pop and a bullet whistle in front of my head. So foolish schoolchildren have fun ...

        As I understand it, approximately you know how the shot was fired at you. Pick a comfortable position and ...
        Okay, this is a joke. But seriously, any pampering with pneumatics should be suppressed if possible. Ideally, pneumatics should prepare a person for the use of firearms and instill an arms culture, and vice versa it turns out. Then, such owners of the gunshot will get it for any reason (accident, vicious watchman, etc.)
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  23. Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat 3 November 2013 12: 20
    +1
    In fact, all this nonsense about pneumatic "weapons" comes from the very delusionalism of our so-called. "laws" on weapons. We do not generally have the concept of "weapon" by which one or another mechanism or product can be classified. Therefore, all sorts of "figures" and interpret the concept of "weapons" as they please, reckoning as "weapons" and that which in fact is not. For example, in US legislation, a weapon is called: "a device, mechanism, product, etc., originally designed or modernized from one that is not originally a weapon, with the aim of killing a person at a distance for which it was designed ....". That is, if this weapon is a rifle, then it must be originally designed as a weapon for killing a person and killing a person at a distance. And so on.
  24. Dronza
    Dronza 3 November 2013 15: 51
    0
    For "pampering" there is GAMO CFX Royal, so before pumping a book of 500 pages through and through. I pumped it over, put the optics on - I'm very pleased.
    1. soldier's grandson
      soldier's grandson 3 November 2013 16: 34
      0
      I beat ducks with her
  25. Chukcha
    Chukcha 3 November 2013 21: 34
    +1
    The 5,5-caliber PCP is a very serious toy. Penetrates a standard chipboard sheet at 60 m, and knocks out a strong break on the second.
    1. maxvet
      maxvet 3 November 2013 22: 06
      -1
      and you already need a license for it
      1. Chukcha
        Chukcha 3 November 2013 22: 54
        +1
        Buy without a license. Everything is according to the law.
        1. ermolai
          ermolai 5 November 2013 05: 15
          0
          enlighten in more detail as without a license and under the law mono will be thrown off
  26. your1970
    your1970 3 November 2013 22: 04
    +4
    ordinary kitchen knives drunk in the kitchen — up to 70% of corpses today, from smooth-hunting trunks within 1000 people in 2010 year, from cars within 30 thousand people last year, a rhetorical question - which is worse ...
  27. badger1974
    badger1974 4 November 2013 12: 51
    -1
    I understand that any mechanism for shooting is a weapon, because the laws have allowed parameters that do not require registration of mechanisms for shooting, in which injuries and death are extremely minimal for a person, and upgrades are already on the conscience of the owner, stones, knives, pans, forks, etc are items. here it’s extremely difficult to prescribe something in the laws, well, maybe the current of knives’s knives, one that’s completely unlike kitchen or penknives
  28. Shaman 21101973
    Shaman 21101973 4 November 2013 14: 05
    +1
    Quote: Landwarrior
    Support! good I slightly altered my "murka" - balanced it (a shot with a macroflex in the butt), twisted a regular front sight, put a self-made DTK in its place (the men made it at the factory) lol Well, and optics, of course wink
    True, I'm more on crows .... lol

    That's right, I used to have pneumatics with optics. He beat gray crows, both in the city and in the area (hunters know and understand) In our hunt. society for two legs from the hooded crow, gave 2 rounds "record" 16 calb.
    For a year, about 30 ravens using pneumatics beat ...
    The crow is like a wolf outside the law.
  29. CHILD
    CHILD 4 November 2013 15: 05
    +3
    the author is nightmare .... you can kill everyone .... but as for the upgrade: - I’m upset Murka)))) inserted a GP (they are now even sold in stores ... but I ordered, there were none then ...) I cut the trunk from the side of the potronik (narrowed the entrance ..) a good cuff .... well and little things (although I drank USM with blood order ... that's where there really are no files) .... the speed showed 260 m / s, further increase the meaning especially there wasn’t ... I’m afraid for every meter of increase I will have to put too much strength ... and what's the point? from 30 meters a bottle through and through with an ordinary lead bullet)))) and now the most interesting thing! f)))) you can do without it ... during normal operation of the rifle, the pressure is enough to cause a diesel effect ... a drop of oil into a bullet, and a pleasant surprise)))) from 20 meters a sheet of chipboard to fly ... . True, the question of accuracy remains open .... there is an opinion that at such speeds the lead bullet breaks from the rifling ....
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  31. Rus86
    Rus86 5 November 2013 08: 07
    +2
    comrade started with MP for 2,5 thousand did an upgrade (gas spring, gaskets something else) and away we go. gamo, breaking point, now psp edgan. I will tell you this thing. just a fairy tale for hunting. there is no sound, as in ordinary ones, they often hunt, they go around the fields and take hazel grouse, capercaillie, and Kurapaty amongst other things. accuracy is just a fairy tale. from 30 meters the hare’s head to fly. on the basis, for the sake of interest, two sheets of corrugated board for departure. caliber 5,5. one bought 6,35. there probably horror air)
  32. sasska
    sasska 30 November 2013 13: 44
    +1
    Quote: diver1977
    I saw a video on the net about some sort of Italian air rifle. In a video of a boar, about 20 meters from a single shot are felled on a hunt.

    this is a GAMO ad was.
    I didn’t try with 20m, but I managed to get out of the hog with 10-11m (Diana 350m, there’s a photo of the trophy to the next pneumatic topic)