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Old 03-29-2007, 06:05 AM
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A Homemade, Air-Powered Muzzleloader For Big Game
F&S contributing editor Hal Herring visits northern Alabama to try out ex-marine, engineer, and inventor Ronald Bearden's high-velocity air rifle. Here's what he found.
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Old 03-29-2007, 06:25 AM
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Nothing new, Lewis and Clarke packed two in their journeys.Used and feared during the Napoleanic wars.A .50 cal is presently made in Korea and exported into the US.About 45 Colt in power.Most had a air reservoir in the stock and a hand /foot pump to recharge.Unlikely to become legal or available for hunting re: silent/many illegal applications in the wrong hands.Harold
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Old 03-29-2007, 08:39 AM
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ORIGINAL: Pioneer2
many illegal applications in the wrong hands.
Think about that statement for just a minute.
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Old 03-29-2007, 10:14 AM
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http://www.quackenbushairguns.com/
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Old 03-29-2007, 12:45 PM
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You need an interpreter?It's black and white[English]
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Old 03-29-2007, 12:55 PM
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Unlikely to become legal or available for hunting re: silent/many illegal applications in the wrong hands.Harold
Oh, but the Long Bows, Recurves, Compounds and Crossbows, are thesesilent/many illegal applications in the wrong hands?
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Old 03-29-2007, 12:59 PM
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Just guessing, but I think Cdad may have been referring to the similarity of the sentence highlighted to whathas comefrom the mouths of "antigun" folks about guns in general. That's what flashed in my mind when I saw the highlight, though not before.
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Old 03-29-2007, 01:04 PM
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ANY gun has "many illegal applications in the wrong hands". So do knives, bottles, bricks, rocks, etc. Where do you draw the line? Your statement is not a good one for sportsmen to make IMO.

Since these "air guns" were used in the old days, maybe they should have their own season.
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Old 03-29-2007, 01:17 PM
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"Unlikely to become legal or available for hunting re: silent/many illegal applications in the wrong hands.Harold"

Strangely enough Europeans are more enlightened that we when it comes to air rifles. They use some very powerful air guns. It is also legal to own silencers in some European countries, including England.
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Old 03-29-2007, 02:50 PM
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Wow ,talk about being taken out of context!I own more firearms than most stores.Everything seems to be taken literally,anythingcan bea weapon or a tool depending on who's weilding it and their intentions.I'd love to be able to hunt with large caliber pellet guns.RWS makes a 9mm that can handle deer and a firm in S.Korea makes a .50cal about 45LC in power.I saw a cool .22 cal air rifle thatwas used to hunt monkeys in the Phillipines.It used a screw on divers air bottal under the barrel. What I meant was most Gov'ts don't want the public to own them .Nothing more, nothing less!An armed society is a polite society....Too bad we can;t weed out all the wingnuts.......................
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