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Airgun Photo Wall
A collection of Airgun Hunting Photos from myself and several of my hunting friends in the USA, South Africa, Australia,
Mexico, Puerto Rico, the UK, and other places around the world! We're going to put up photos with no more than a
paragraph explaining what the picture is capturing! If you have a cool pic to go on the wall, send it to me!
I Took the Talon-P carbine out for a Minnesota squirrel hunt
and took this pair of grays, one at 30 yards and one at 50
yards. The JSB .25 Kings made a profound impact on these
bushytails. I have a two squirrel limit on several of my
permissions, that I use for short morning or afternoon hunts
around my normal working day.
Jim's Talon-P Squirrel Hunting
Brian Beck Puts the Smackdown on Yotes
Brian to these five dogs during a weekend predator competition in
central Indiana. He used coyote vocalizations and distress calls to
lure them into shooting range, where his Airforce Condor .25
shooting slugs at about 90 fpe, and the Escape .22 for closer range,
did the job. Brian uses both head and body shots, and proved either
Jim's California Gobbler with the Rotek
During the spring turkey season in California, I'd been invited
out to Northern California to hunt turkey with spring piston turkey
airgunner expert Glenn Elliott. Glenn kept us on turkey the
entire trip and with the generous California limits (3 birds per
season/ one per day) we put a lot of drumsticks on the table.
This trip was great, try it if you get the chance!
Jim's Texas Hog and AOA Bushbuck
Glenn Elliot hammers a California Turkey
Jim's Virginia DAQ .452 Whitetail
Recent Features & Videos
I'll keep a cache of recent articles, videos, and other content here, before it shuffles off
to the archive pages. Also be sure to check out the archives, there are articles on many
guns going back over a decade.
I'd been hunting in Texas on a ranch that put you in blinds
over feeders in the early morning and afternoon. And
picked you up for lunch and a nap in between. My
cameraman Clay Pruitt and I found that only small pigs
came in during the daylight and the big ones stayed in the
thick brush until nightfall. Our solution? Go in after them,
and it paid off!
Glenn is the California turkey king with an airgun, using spring piston
airguns exclusively. He hunts from a blind, which means he has to do a
very good job patterning the birds. Glenn uses headshots on his birds,
with most falling between 5-15 yards. For those thinking close shots are
easy, out of three birds I pulled the trigger on the only one I missed was at
5 yards.... the 30 and 40 yard birds were clean hits... Hope to hut with
Glenn next spring!
Visiting my friends Nathan Wenger and Chip Sayer on Nathans
farm in Virginia's Shennadoa Valley, we had some doe tags to
fill on his depredation permit. This one was taken at about 65
yards using my Quackenbush .452 short rifle. Love this gun,
Dennis Quackenbush designed it to spec for me, to be
everything I envisioned in a woodland deer rifle!
Took the Evanix Rex BA .357 PCP air rifle out for a bit of shooting today,
and was impressed. It gets 25 usable shots in the 80-100 fpe range. I am
using JSB exacts (8 grain) and kept 25 shots inside 3/4" at 30 yards
(without really trying), there was no shift in POI, and at 100 yards I could
easily keep five shots in the kill zone of a coyote while rested on my
vehicles window. Not a formal bench test, but enough for me to feel
comfortable taking this rifle hunting.... that will be the real test of it!
What I feel comfortable saying is that the bottle cover/butt stock has good
ergonomics and provides a good line of sight. The trigger is a little heavy,
but breaks crisply and seems to be breaking in with use. I'm using a
Leapers 1-4.5X scope in low profile rings which I think fits the rifle's
compact design quite well.
The Evanix Rex is a single shot and is cycled by a cocking mechanism that is
incorporated into the rifles trigger guard. When cocked, there is ample and
easy access to the loading port.
Feel this gun growing on me and think it could be a great little predator
gun, we'll be seeing if that's true in the near future! On my way to Texas
next week for a hog/predator hunt and this is one of the rifles I'll be
The Evanix Rex BA .357!!
This is a hot little carbine
coming by way of Evanix out
of Korea. Compact,
lightweight, ergonomics, high
shot count, accurate and
powerful .... there's a lot
here for the predator and
small game hunter to love!