WHY NO PISTOLS?
DAVE WALLACE Thus, a pellet recording 800 f.p.s. and weighing 8.3 grains, produces 11.8 ft.lbs., or very near offer. Cue the dispute! – Ed I have a simple question for your hunting experts. Why don’t any of them use pistols for hunting close-range quarry like rats? If a pistol is doing close to the legal limit of 6ft.lbs., there will be more than enough energy left at say, 15 yards, to kill a rat cleanly. So, why don’t the Airgun World hunters ever show us pistol fans how to use them in the field? TIM CHRISTIAN
You know, Phil, you may well be right. Perhaps it really is time a young, brash, fearless, and far more handsome, editor took the helm of the good ship Airgun World. It would certainly give me more time to enjoy the hundreds of freebie rifles you imagine I own. Sadly, I think I’d struggle to talk Jim into it! – Ed
Yes, I really do like this ‘new wave’ of super-compact rifles.
Hero, mentor - and now replacement?