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The following YouTube video introduces the air rifle Lewis and Clark used on their famed expedition. The video's host states that the success of their mission, and the future of the U.S. were changed by the possession of this accurate, silent and rapid firing rifle.


Several times on this board we've seen people ask about investing in an air rifle for their preps. Many have downplayed that idea but it appears that there is a tactical and practical purpose for them after all.

No powder or reloading required. Sounds like a fine idea for a specific purpose. Now, where can I get my hands on a modern air repeater? :)
 

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I looked into this. I settled for a Benjamin PCP Discovery in .22 cal. I have taken it squirrel hunting and it works great. Walmart has it for order at $299 with the pump.

Here is a link to a big bore PCP rifle. It will shoot 5 shots of 180 grains of lead at about 700-500 FPS with about 200# of energy. Not bad.

http://www.airgunwarehouseinc.com/py-516.html

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That's a hefty price tag but a good deal of power for a gun that fires quietly. Stocking ammo would be really easy for this one as well. Plus, it's a great looking gun and a fantastic show piece.

Monkeymate- How's the quality of your Benjamin? Would it stand up to significant use?
 

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My brother has a Blue Streak thats close to 30 years old and still works fine. Look up the Caselman air powered machine gun.
 

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Yes the Discovery is rated very highly. I have shot it about 500 or more shots so far. Pressure holds fine and no drop if stored. It has sat there with 2000 psi in it for over 2 months and been ready to go when I picked it up.
 

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Several times on this board we've seen people ask about investing in an air rifle for their preps. Many have downplayed that idea but it appears that there is a tactical and practical purpose for them after all.

No powder or reloading required. Sounds like a fine idea for a specific purpose. Now, where can I get my hands on a modern air repeater? :)
A modern air repeater in a large caliurber would be a .68cal airgun (paintball marker), they are able to expel a projectile from 300 to 500 fps, they carry a 3000 psi tank of co2 that allows up to 800 to 1000 shots before needing refilled, your able to carry lock and loaded up to 200 rounds in a upper hopper.

Yet shooting paintballs are not going to do much damage. Thats why you would want to get some of these 98 grain 6 gram solid projectile.

Google MB68P

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260776176397

I mean really how many of those 200 rounds in the gun can a bad guy take at 40 foot pounds of blunt force trama? Not many, only 1 if its a head shot.

I see your pretty close to portland, Come on down and will do a little shooting, you'ed be impressed.

Michael
 
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