Air guns are also up, crossbows too

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Yesterday a highly placed source in the air gun industry (who wishes to remain anonymous) told me that air guns sales are also riding the gun buying frenzy wave. Crossbow sales have also noticeably increased.

There is a lot to be said about air guns at a time when ammunition is so expensive.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Seth Seth on Jun 07, 2009

    I understand why sales are up, several states are going full inclusion on crossbows (mine goes in next year). As far as airguns at one end of the spectrum they are cheap and quiet to shoot. At the other is the Quackenbush guns which have been used on on Bison, Black bear, some African plains game, Pronghorn and I personally used my .458 Quackenbush on a Whitetail last season. As a side not about casting small caliber pellets, they are not commercially done that way they a swaged in dies.

  • TheGunGeek TheGunGeek on Jun 08, 2009

    Okay, so who makes pellet swaging dies?

    • Steve Steve on Jun 08, 2009

      @TheGunGeek TheGunGeek, harcore air gunners ;) Actually it is a necessity for the big bore airguns. Bullets traps catch all the lead so recycling is not a hard job.