1. Airguns Can Make You A Better Hunter
Anyone who’s ever spent time trying for a clean look at a barking squirrel knows doing so rivals the challenge of stalking any of North America’s trophy game. It’s in these woods where young men and women hone their skills and learn to listen and to observe their surroundings. Today’s airguns from Crosman and Benjamin are capable on a wider range of game for year-round opportunities.
2. Airguns Have Two Zero’s (Points of Impact)
To become proficient with an airgun, knowing the two points of impact of your rifle or pistol will help you in any shooting situation. Airguns generally shoot low velocities so the trajectory is an arc with the pellet path actually crossing the plane of impact twice – once on the way up the arc and again as it descends along the arc.
With just a little bit of time on the range you can determine your gun’s zeroes and put them to practical use in the field.
3. 48 States Allow Some Form of Airgun Hunting (we’re looking at you Pennsylvania and New Hampshire!)
The top two reasons for owning an airgun: teaching and hunting, including pest control. States have recognized the capabilities of airguns have grown beyond starlings and squirrels and adjusted their regulations accordingly. Today, nearly every state allows for some form of hunting with air power and in recent years many have opened new opportunities for big game including whitetail deer, mule deer, hogs and javelina.
4. Try the Artillery Hold for Accurate Break Barrel Shooting
We get this question a lot, “I just can’t seem to get any good groups out of my [GUN NAME HERE].” It never gets tiring educating folks on the importance of how to properly hold a break barrel. The act of a piston firing forward is a violent one, with a lot of torque and energy being suddenly released. The tendency is to grip the gun tightly in an effort to control it. The proper response is to let the rifle do its thing and if you do, you just may surprise yourself with how accurate you can be.
The artillery hold requires the forward hand to be flat, allowing the rifle’s forestock to rest with no restrictions:
5. Your Airgun Likes A Particular Pellet. Find It.
Airguns are not much different from their fire-breathing brethren in that it may take a few tries to determine what your gun “likes”. Once you find the pellet that shoots best, stock up, because the fun is just getting started.
We’ve put together sampler packs to help get you started:
After all that shooting, don’t forget the Complete Airgun Maintenance Kit.
6. For Family & Friends, Include An Airgun For the Best. Day. Ever.
What’s inexpensive to shoot, makes little noise and levels the playing field between kids and adults? Crosman airguns.
Success in shooting is not dependent on physical size so put out the swinging targets and grab a Crosman (or four) for some backyard fun. They’re quiet so it won’t ruin the barbecue and junior just may show up the ol’ man for bragging rights.