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    Pioneer Airbow

    Well, someone finally did it. They mashed archery with bb/paintball tech and now we have the Pioneer Airbow from Crosman. What, you may be asking, is an airbow? Well, its simple. It's a weapon that uses arrows, pneumatically fired, in a rifle style housing.



    An interesting concept, for sure. And from the videos (edited for time, obviously) powerful enough to take down a Cape Buffalo in two shots with arrows traveling at around 450 FPS. Want one? Well, it's slightly cheaper than some of the Mathews bows, coming in at $850. But you'll have to wait, it doesn't ship till April. You can pre-order from the Crosman website and get an extra half dozen arrows.

    The real kicker? It's already been deemed illegal for hunting in Virginia.
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    appears loading bolts is easier than the crossbow

    reviewing to see how efficient the air container is ~ ah approximately 8/tank

    DE, thanks for sharing

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    Looks like a step backward from the LaRue conversion for the Ruger 10/22 which uses firearm blanks in a much more compact and traditional-looking package. But some may prefer the pneumatic design as it might not be a "firearm" in their state.

    http://www.larue.com/ruger-10-22-del...conversion-kit

    Either would be legal in Nevada, but in the firearm season only, not the archery season, for big game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC702 View Post
    Looks like a step backward from the LaRue conversion for the Ruger 10/22 which uses firearm blanks in a much more compact and traditional-looking package. But some may prefer the pneumatic design as it might not be a "firearm" in their state.

    http://www.larue.com/ruger-10-22-del...conversion-kit

    Either would be legal in Nevada, but in the firearm season only, not the archery season, for big game.
    S W E E T

    saving my pences to get the conversion kit on order.

    thanks Mac

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    I was excited ..... then muted a little...spec from link:
    all at a blazing 450 FPS.



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    Speed: 405-395 fps for the PSE ar15 crossbow

    http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/pr...uctId=25116676

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/PSE-Tac-15-1...EAAOSwFnFWAvam

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/PSE-TAC-15-/...sAAOSwKtlWqi3g

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Precision-Sh...gAAOSwL7VWrL4X

    ^^^ some current sales (ebay auctions ending v soon for used ones)



    But I'll keep out for the reviews on the new one .. certainly looks nice


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usC-ab85jZs
    Pioneer ^^

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDQthc4jap4
    PSE


    I know the PSE zips it in @ 100+yds

    PSE slower reload .. thats what's nice about the pioneer

    PSE cost to shoot is basically free but for arrows that get damaged or lost

    I guess I'm excited again.

    Silent kills is a positive ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    ...Silent kills is a positive ...
    I'd wager that my suppressed .300 Blackout with the power of a .30-30 Winchester is a lot quieter than some air-powered arrow launcher.
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