From pests to predators, Crosman and Benjamin have a variety of airguns capable of taking game quietly, safely and humanely. With so many styles, calibers and power sources, the team of Benjamin Prostaff gathered in in hunt camp to determine proper distances for the full line of hunting rifles.
“We’ve got multi-pump, Nitro Piston, PCP and now the ePCP Benjamin Rogue, so folks now have a real decision to make,” said Ed Schultz, Director of Design Engineering. “This is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time and will continue to expand with our product line.”
Hunters are drawn to centerfire, bows, crossbows and airguns for each tool’s unique challenges. “Like any of these, hunting with an airgun requires an understanding of its capabilities so the user can be most effective,” added Chip Hunnicutt, Web & Social Marketing Manager. ”Airguns do not generate the velocity for expansion as is created by a firearm and the ammunition does not have the cutting diameter of a broadhead. This means placement takes precedence over power. While individual capabilities may differ according to a shooter’s proficiency, this chart suggests reasonable maximum ranges” said Hunnicutt.
The chart provides recommended distances for a selection of popular small game, medium game and larger game. Additionally, the chart provides grain weight, velocity and foot pounds of energy (fpe) while naming the specific Crosman or Benjamin ammunition product. ”Never before has there been emphasis on fpe when it comes to airguns. It’s always been about velocity. Speed thrills, but it’s foot pounds of energy that kills and through this chart we hope to educate consumers on making the right purchase decision for the game they intend to pursue,” said Hunnicutt. Along with ammunition details are sound levels, with each gun rated from one to four, quiet to loud. ”And that’s relatively speaking, these are airguns after all. Airgun owners who own or have heard one of these rifles can use the scale to get an idea of how quiet a comparable one may be,” added Schultz.