Enough power

Air Gunner - - Your Letters -

I must con­grat­u­late you on your ar­ti­cle, ‘ Not enough power? Says who?’

I have had peo­ple say, ‘ You can’t kill a rab­bit with an air ri­fle be­cause they are not pow­er­ful enough.’ My re­ply is, ‘ The ones in my freezer didn’t know that.’

A 12ft.lb. air ri­fle has the power to kill our quarry at greater range than we eth­i­cally hunt at be­cause pre­cise shot place­ment dic­tates max­i­mum range. Rim­fire ri­fles and shot­guns are no guar­an­tee of clean kills if eth­i­cal codes of hunt­ing are not fol­lowed. How do I know? I have these guns, and power alone is not the an­swer to sloppy shoot­ing. The le­gal limit ri­fle is a great hunt­ing tool if used cor­rectly and I would not be with­out mine at any price.

Well said Phil, ex­cel­lent ar­ti­cle, great mag. Barry Rooney

Hello Barry Thanks for your sup­port on this sub­ject, es­pe­cially as you have ex­pe­ri­ence from both sides of the ar­gu­ment. Like you, I be­lieve that shoot­ing eth­i­cally is key to the long term fu­ture of all shoot­ing sports. The gun you shoot is ir­rel­e­vant. Ed.

Barry agrees with the edi­tor. Skill, not power, mat­ters

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