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recoil, delivers equal velocity and is 30 percent quieter. The next is the “Variable Pump,” where each stroke of the pump lever cumulatively stores air in a chamber up to a certain pressure level. Usually there is a minimum of four strokes for around 400 fps to a maximum of 10 for around THE AUTHOR’S CO2 pistols include: right, Crosman Model 150 22-caliber, which is 30 years old, and, left, Gamo P23 177-caliber. 900 fps (depending Many of the fundamentals of shooting large bore handguns can on caliber). It’s imbe learned in the basement, with a lot less expense, with airguns. portant for proper functioning of the 1,000 fps. And depending on the power of gun that you never go below the minimum the gun and the caliber/shape/weight of the or above the maximum number of pumps bullet, they do an admirable job on even that the manufacturer recommends. deer-size game out to about 70 yards. BulThe advantage with a variable pump is let weight varies from 120-grain round balls that you have full control of the power level to more than 500-grain conicals. Examples you want at any time. Some popular variof these are the Sam Yang Big Bore model, able pumps include the Crosman Model as well as the Shin Sung Model 707. 760, the Benjamin Model 392 rifle and the Now, let’s move on to the different types Model HB .17 and .22 handguns, as well of airgun propulsion. The first is the “Spring as the Sheridan Silver and Blue Streak Piston,” which through a single stroke of a models. cocking lever (which can be on the side, The next form of propulsion in airguns top or under the gun, or a break-barrel are the CO2 driven arms. The advantage type) fully compresses and cocks a spring of these is that a powerlet capsule of CO2 with a piston on the end inside an air cham- (12 grams or 88 grams) can give you mulber. All depending on the arm, spring sizes tiple shots without pumping or cocking the vary and can send a projectile from 400 arm. In rifles, velocities run up to around fps, as with the simple smoothbore Daisy 650 fps, and out of a handgun about 495 Red Ryder BB rifle, to 900 fps with the high fps. When competing or shooting for fun quality Beeman airguns, to more than at multiple targets, these allow the shooter 1,600 fps with the Gamo Hunter Extreme to not break position. All you have to do break-barrel in 177-caliber. is to concentrate on your sight picture and The spring piston guns have the most trigger pull. recoil, due to spring release and vibration, Outside of the competition models, and take a bit of getting use to for achiev- many CO2 handguns are styled after popuing the most accuracy. There are guns that lar centerfire models, such as the Colt have double opposing spring mechanisms 1911, Colt Python, Walther P38, Beretta that dampen recoil and enhance accuracy. 92, Glocks and others. So for those who The newest is the nitrogen piston type, own a centerfire handgun, these gas driven which does not use springs and has little models will give hours of inexpensive prac62 GAME NEWS



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010

Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010
Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Contents
First Archery Buck
Red Oak, White Oak
Just Like the Good Old Days
Step Back in Time
Antler Restrictions in Pennsylvania
What Goes Up . . .
First Time’s a Charm
100 Deer
The Brute
Flight 93
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
Fun Game
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - First Archery Buck
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Red Oak, White Oak
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Just Like the Good Old Days
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Step Back in Time
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Antler Restrictions in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - What Goes Up . . .
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - First Time’s a Charm
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 100 Deer
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - The Brute
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 28
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Flight 93
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 47
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 55
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - I2
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Cover3
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