Originally Posted by airborneveteran
Setting up some 4H airguns for the Air Pistol silhouette game.
What are some good airgun rated scopes for this game?
chickens- 10 yards
pigs- 12.5 yards
turkeys- 15 yards
rams- 18 yards
Ideally we'll set these scopes up with an adjustable sidewheel with marks for each animal and the kids will just verify zero with some sighters and then begin practice. These will be "set it and forget it" scope/pistol combinations. They'll shoot open sights with an entirely different gun.
The existing guns we have that we'll mount these on will be Crosman Silhouette Pistols and possibly Air Arms Alpha Proj pistols. Both are PCP pistols.
No limits on the scopes. The kids just need to keep their arms/hands away from their bodies. A taco hold on the top of the scope with an air rifle scope is acceptable.
Hi Air, Why over complicate things for you and the kids; just stick with the open sights.
When my twin sons were 11 years old, they set up silhouette targets at the proscribed
distances and were able to hit and knock over all the targets. they were using an HW 70
barrel cocking spring pistol. they also were holding the HW 70 at arms length with one hand.
Nowadays I have a 10 meter pistol target course in the back yard with an air pistol
Silhouette swinger target set up at each official distance(10-18 yards). When I
get a bit stale with the 10M AP training, I take a 5 minute break and then take up
a stance for the ground level silhouette targets. I've hit all the swingers with
various air pistols ranging from an old Marksman 2004, Gamo Compact,
a bunch of old FEG Co2 match APs, and an FWB mod 100 and a more updated
Steyr LP-1C. All my shooting is one handed, and in no case is a scope necessary.
Let the kids figure out that they will have to hold a bit over or under on each animal
Best of luck;