I wouldn't call it a real gun either but I wouldn't say it in a demeaning way. I have one rifle and two pistols and like you say they are very accurate.I was shooting my .22 air rifle on a 50 yard range. The guy next to me had a FN FS2000. I was getting nice small groups and he was not. When he left he pointed to my air rifle and said to his buddy that it was not a real gun.
Not a real gun, my #%&I was shooting my .22 air rifle on a 50 yard range. The guy next to me had a FN FS2000. I was getting nice small groups and he was not. When he left he pointed to my air rifle and said to his buddy that it was not a real gun.
Because of the price of ammo I shoot mostly 22's nowdays. Some people act like these aren't real guns either. I don't put too much stock into what some people say. Being artillery in the Army to me anyting less than an eight inch cannon isn't a gun.Not a real gun, my #%&
If you see this character, again, tell him the most accurate and the most technologically advanced rifles in the world are high grade airguns used for Olympic match competitions (and they have a price tag to match). They make his FN FS2000 look crude, by comparison. In Europe, where shooting is very restricted, air rifle shooting is extremely popular and highly developed as a sport.
Then there is a natter of shooting technique. Since pellets travel at a slower velocity, follow through and good shooting technique is much more critical with an air rifle or pistol. I know several shooters - some of the best I've ever seen - that practice religiously with an air gun to maintain their shooting form with their centerfire rifles and pistols for this very reason. If you can shoot an air rifle, well, you can shoot any rifle, well.