SO... how many DO you actually shoot?
Many of us have more than one airgun. Some have many airguns.
I have a small collection myself but in reality, I only shoot a handful and out of those only a couple get shot most frequently.
I try to rotate through them a All at some point or other but really I would have to say that I gravitate towards the same 2 on a regular basis. Those would be the FX Royale 400 and the HW95.
So... how many do you shoot regularly AND which ones?
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Once I get a new one the others get neglected, which is why I’ve been trying to sell some. I’ve got 11 rifles now and a bunch of pistols that are just collecting dust. I’ve got a couple of favorites right now, EDgun R5 and Taipan Veteran. Also been shooting my TX200HC’s, getting them ready for hft @16x.
Im like you too Brett where I try to go through the rotation and shoot them all once in awhile.
I have a lot of airguns because I am addicted to having the guns that I have a strong interest in.
It is futile to resist so I just buy whatever I feel I have to have, weather I get to shoot them all or tune them all or go thru them matters not, it is what it is. its maddening but I learn to except my passion and interest ?
I don't have to shoot my air guns to enjoy them, but when they do get shot it's icing on the cake!
To say I have a favorite would be subjective as they all provide different levels of enjoyment. With that said some do get shot more than others.
PCP's can be rapped up in two words; Matador and Tarantula. Springers can be summed up in three models; FWB124, Beeman R9, and HW50s. All others get in line and wait their turn.
I patrol with my 1720T almost every day. It gets the most daylight of anything I own. It fires 3-6 shots per week, mostly through the heads of gophers. The ones that miss are of course due to bad pellets. 🙂 I probably really shoot the P3 next most, at the friggin' mice.
I like my springers and some other PCPs better, and I have a few, but they don't get out too often. I just like having them, and knowing that I'm going to get to them "some day". Maybe once a month I actually get to get a couple out and have a chrony and target session. I have my favorites and a couple head-shakers.
It sorta works for me but there is little spare time in my world.
Hey, there's my old Ralphie avatar!!! How did that get here (and not squished)? Maybe stuff really is migrating over from N54? I did not even attempt to import this.
A Leshiy .25. 20+ PCPs and that always seems to be the primary shooter. My son and I like to go to the landfill on Sundays because it is closed. Starling hangout. Last Sunday he looked at me and asked "Why do you only use that Leshiy?". It kind of dawned on me it's true. Seems to have become my go to gun.
I have 10 2 gas ram, 7 spring (all tuned or rebuild), 1 SSP (FWB 601) I rarely shoot the 10M guns (D 75U, FWB 300S and 601), of the remaing ones I rotate through them for hunting as often as I can. .22 TX, .20 97, .20 Theoben Crusader, .22 Webely Sidewider, .22 Pro Elite, .25 Hatsan 135 QE. I have one show rifle .177 HW 98 (middle gun in photo) that has a one of kind hand carved stock that I got just for display purposes but I will still shoot in the backyard from time to time. I am collector at heart so I enjoy just owning them as much as I do shooting them. Luckily I get to look at some of them every day in my office as you can see!
I have PCP's, springers and gas rams.
oddly enough, I seem to be attracted to the gas rams and springers over the PCP's even though the PCP's are easier to shoot and are more accurate.
right now I'm breaking in a new HW 90 in 22 cal.
my springers are AA ProSport and RWS 54.
my current 'go to' is the HW 90...go figure
Thanks Tommy after seeing Napa springers response to this post I feel a whole lot better.
sometimes I feel like I am crazy and sometimes I feel like I should not share yet another gun, and sometimes I just dont care and I am glad that I can share another gun for all who love this shi# lol ?
have another sitting here in the box ready to open from Krale in the netherlands
Hey I get it I really do. Do I need 10 air rifles of course not I was happy with just my Webely Vulcan as a kid but I have what I feel is a amazing collection now that I really enjoy and I tend to lean towards the higher end. I really want the new new Sig ASP20 just annouced at the SHOT show but before that I will probably get a .25 Hatsan Dominator on close out just becasue why the hell not at that price? Even though I only shoot some rifles once or twice a year every time I do I think , damn this is a nice rifle and still get enjoyment out if it. How many times a year do most guys shoot their firearms? Not many and they have to go to range in most cases and the ammo in centerfire is expensive. I can't think of anything else I own that I spent the same or less money on that I enjoy nearly as much. I don't own many other toys air rifles are pretty much it so I have a fair number of them. I can only get 12 to 13 in my gun safe and I am almost there so thank God that is my limiting factor lol!
I have been contemplating selling some and then again, I already know the next one that I want to try.... a HW97! If I were able to hunt/pest around here, I would like a FX 500 .25 cal. Lasers I tell ya, lasers! Ha ha ha!
These things are serious fun, no doubt about it.
Here is a pic of mine. Not as proudly displayed as your Napa. Thanks for sharing pics of yours Napa.... those are some beautiful rifles. I would be proud of them myself.
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