Last year about this time I was able to order a BAM-40 Air Rifle from Mike Melick. He did an excellent job tuning and setup the rifle. I put a 3×9x40 scope on her and she is sweet. Err I am talking about the rifle, though I am sure the girl holding the rifle below is too.
The BAM XS-B40 is the finest spring rifle from Xisico out of China. It is a version of a highly popular European series gun. This is a good general-purpose rifle and also a very good spring rifle for the field target use. This new version takes spring-powered air rifles to a new dimension. In addition, the new model also has it own built in sound suppressor. My choice was a .22 caliber, it is rated at 850 fps weighing in at 9.2 pounds with out scope. It is 41 inches long. Accuracy is rated to be within quarter inch diameter at 10 meters.
Thanks Mike a year later and she is still a sweet rifle. I shoot the tops off medicine bottles at twice that distance.
Shooting my rifle is one of the few pleasures I have as a hold over from the Corps. As I grown older I have moved away from shooting at live victims. Though in my hay day the prairie dogs did not stand a chance. Then I owned a Sheridan Blue Streak a .20 caliber pump air rifle. Now I shoot at “Mo”. He is a metal target as your accuracy increases, you can reduce the kill-zone by inserting one of the reducers. The kill-zone without a reducer is 2-1/2″ wide. The reducers take the kill zone down to 1-1/8″, 3/4″, 1/2″ and 3/8″ Here is a picture of “Mo”.
That's all for now, more adventures later.