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50 caliber!



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Yeah. The .50 caliber ones shoot at around 700 FPS. However, I would have at least a .44 mag revolver with me as well, in case that 1st shot with the air rifle doesn't seal the deal.
 
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$800 seems like a lot to spend for an air rifle.
 
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I wouldn't hunt any bear with any kind of weapon. I leave them alone. So far, they've done the same for me.

Unless you're going to eat it, or it's threatening you or another human, all animals should be left alone.

If I killed a living thing that didn't need killing, I'd have a hard time looking at myself in the mirror.
 
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I wouldn't hunt any bear with any kind of weapon. I leave them alone. So far, they've done the same for me.

Unless you're going to eat it, or it's threatening you or another human, all animals should be left alone.


Agreed! I was just shocked that this guy would use an air rifle for such a dangerous task.

When he places the "magazine" into the rifle, it appears to hold two rounds. I wonder if the user would have to cock it again for the second round.

Another reason it appealed to me is probably because I live behind enemy lines, and as of now, I could have this rifle shipped to my door. I don't imagine that situation will go unnoticed by the commies in Sacramento for too long.



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A brief history of airguns:

https://www.aceros-de-hispania...air-guns-history.htm


To situate the origins of air rifles and pistols of thiskind, it would be necessary to go back to the 15th and 16th centuries AD.There is no unanimity amongst historians as regards the exact moment whenthis type of guns appeared. This is due to the fact that material remainsare very scarce; unfortunately today we haven't retained a huge number ofancient air rifles. Based on archaeological opinion, the year 1580 marks a turning point in the history of compressed air guns, as this is the date belonging to the oldest air gun that has been preserved. This piece is stored in the Livrustkammaren Museum in Stockholm and is a spring rifle, also called a piston, as the role of this piece is to compress the existing air within the cylinder of the weapon, which then propels the shot which is fired...


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Chuck Norris hunts bears with a hickory switch.



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Don't know about a bear but this one was put to use by soldiers and Lewis and Clark on their Trek across America.
 
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For the decade I bought a Montana Sportsman license annually the Bear tag was the only one I never filled, nor wanted to


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Chuck Norris hunts bears with a hickory switch.


I assumed bears would just surrender with their paws in the air to Chuck. Smile



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lewis and clark took air rifles





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Maybe with a Quakenbush

http://www.quackenbushairguns.com/
 
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lewis and clark took air rifles



They also took mirrors and beads but did not use them to hunt bears. They had a great respect of the bear.


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I asked the bear about this and she said the last guy who tried it was delicious!

Kidding aside, I guess I wouldn't hunt a black bear with an air rifle as I wouldn't be out there hunting bears anyway.

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Have a friend who hunts them with a bow. So far,
he has won.
 
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We leave to go elk hunting in a week and a half. There are black bears where we go. I am very afraid of running across one, although I have never seen one face to face, but have seen scat. I have a 30-06 too!
 
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$800 seems like a lot to spend for an air rifle.


Serious?

800 is considered budget friendly for PCP air guns. Most quality guns come in around 1500-2200.

Then customs are over 5k.




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Is it a single shot? Have to charge the gun after each shot?

I want to see 100-yard groups.


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I got to shoot a Lewis and Clark replica gun. It was at least a 45 cal.. It shot a pure lead ball and I shot it in to a metal plate. The ball looked like a quarter when I picked it up. It was a great gun. It had a hand pump that pumped it up and could shoot for a few shots. It was interesting that the gasket was made of bone or horn, and they said it worked better than a synthetic material.


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Is it a single shot? Have to charge the gun after each shot?

I want to see 100-yard groups.


magazine fed bolt action, 3 full power shots, and a couple lower.

Fast forward to 6min on this video to get some quick specs and 50 yard range group I think.





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