Author Topic: New member from San Antonio area  (Read 353 times)


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New member from San Antonio area
« on: March 07, 2018, 09:20:24 PM »
Yes, it's me!  Retired military guy looking for some of the fun I associate with the BB guns of my youth.
The adult version of airguns look amazing :-*.  The technical side is intimidating  :-X and the budget component breathtaking  :o ...
I love a good challenge!  I bought a Hatsan .22 breakbarrel to plink in the backyard.  It's OK but I really want a PCP repeater.  I found a scuba tank at a garage sale and another coming from a website contest last week.  Thanks Troy Hammer at Annihilator Airguns!
I've read that it's good to know what you want to use the airgun for so you can choose accordingly.  OK, I want to be able to: [1] backyard target practice  [2] hunt small game and varmints [3] hunt medium to large game (I would like to work up to hunting some of the feral hogs in these parts).  In other words, I probably need 2 or 3 airguns for the different applications OR one airgun that can be adapted to several purposes.  The Hatsan single shot .22 will work for the plinking, I suppose.  Is there an airgun out there with a reasonable cost, exemplary reputation, and the ability to transform into a multi-purpose platform?  Also, it should be capable of high accuracy while being fired from the back of a unicorn at full gallop.  (BTW, I'm looking for a unicorn, too). 

I'm diving into the forums now to search for clues on "the airgun for me" and to explore the community.

Looking forward to the journey!


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Re: New member from San Antonio area
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2018, 05:12:22 AM »
There are sirens with which you can change calibers back and forth. Some may disagree, but they're a mess to deal with. That is to say, changing calibers requires a bunch of adjusting. Speaking for myself, I'd rather have a second gun (caliber) tuned just right!

Tank wise, depending on what you buy, most SCUBA are only 3,000 PSI. SCBA tanks are mostly 4,500 PSI. Obviously, the higher pressure allows for more fills.

And lastly, sooner or later, you're going to be buying a HP compressor, and that my friend is a big chunk of future purchases.
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I have an Omega compressor. If you're a fellow Guild member, and you pass through Roswell, NM, I'll fill your portable tank as a courtesy.