Springers or PCPs? The editor gives his opinion – what do you think?
The ongoing debate about springers being better than pre- charged pneumatics ( PCPs) should get well and truly revved up by this month’s issue. I’ve always tried to stay neutral on this topic, with the view that if you like one or the other, then you should enjoy your chosen gun and ignore what other people say. However, when pressed I will be honest and say that I shoot PCPs all the time. I own one springer for the simple reason that it’s a true classic and one I wished I’d been able to own when I started my airgunning life. The Weihrauch HW35E is a thing of true beauty and it will be in my gun safe as long as I live, but for all my serious shooting I use PCPs. There, I’ve said it now, and I have no regrets because PCPs suit my needs.
Top HFT competitor Gary Chillingworth is putting a breakbarrel head to head against an underlever on page 37 in a tough test, with some very interesting results. Many have assumed that the outcome of that competition was easy to see, but you might well be surprised. You’re going to want to read that one, I’m certain. Charlie Portlock, a lifelong springer devotee has been seen holding a PCP on and off for a good while now. He’s going to tell you what he has decided about its performance and I know that many of you will be truly shocked by his conclusion. He’s a deep thinker and never one to jump to conclusions, so this article will really rock the boat! I can already imagine the storm of letters coming in about those two articles, so get ready for a controversial issue. Ed.
Are PCPs better than springers? The debate goes on