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    by Published on Jan 03 2012 09:47 PM

    This forum has been created to serve the Canadian Airgun Community.

    To state up front, the purpose of this forum is:

    To provide space for Canadian Airgunners to discuss all elements of the sport/activity.

    This website and forum is not oriented with a "profit motive" and the number of ads will remain the same
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    Accessory Rail: A track for mounting hand stops or slings, installed in the fore-end of the stock.

    Accuracy: The ability of an airgun to consistently group all its shots close together at a given distance.

    Action: The "guts" of the airgun- usually the working parts of the airgun excluding the stock, barrel, barrel tube, sights. I.e. the parts that allow the gun to discharge.

    Adult airguns: Airguns intended for the discerning "Adult" market. Usually, guns classified as 'adult' are too powerful, too heavy, or too large for the typical youth and beginning shooter.

    Airgun: A gun that is powered by compressed gas to shoot a projectile (much like a spitball through a blowtube).

    AirSoft: Also referred to as 'SoftAir'. An airgun designed to shoot plastic 6mm or 8mm BBs. Airsoft guns typically shoot at lower velocities (200-250 feet per second) than BB or pellet guns, and are often replicas of real firearms but are also made of colored or clear ('see-through') plastic in areas where replica guns are banned. AirSoft guns are used in dedicated shooting competitions and 'war games' where shooters wear protective gear, primarily eye protection, and shoot at each other .

    Aperture sight: The hole (or 'aperture') with its associated frame/guide that makes up the rear sight assembly and is used to align the front sight and target.

    Back strap: The section of a pistol frame that is exposed at the rear of the gun's grip.

    Ballistic Coefficient: A measure of how a projectile decelerates during its flight through the air due to drag. The lower the BC of a projectile, the greater its air resistance.

    Barrel: The steel tube through which the projectile passes to exit the gun.

    Barrel Band: A band, usually steel (sometimes plastic on lower-quality guns and often aluminum on custom guns) placed around the forend of the guns barrel to hold it to the stock (and/or the tube assembly in PCP or Co2 guns).

    Barrel Cocking: The action of pivoting the barrel through its full range of motion (i.e. open/closed) to compress the spring in a spring-piston airgun for firing. Guns using this type of cocking are referred to as "break barrel."

    Barrel Crown: The muzzle end of a barrel where a circular, descending indentation is machined to allow the exit point for the projectile to be smooth and perpendicular to the barrel rifling. A properly-done crown helps insure accuracy and consistency in the gun's aim. A poor or uneven barrel crown often results in poor groupings, inconsistent accuracy and occasionally stray shots.

    Barrel Shroud: A metal or plastic tube that houses the gun barrel itself. Is ...
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    It's not "bothering' - but the spelling is so far off it is hard to understand what you are asking- I am assuming you are using some sort of handheld

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    AirGunEric 2 Days Ago Go to last post

    I know what im after. sorry to bother u .I wont bother u again teddy


    teddy 3 Days Ago Go to last post

    ? I have no idea what you just asked- using a shooting bag is likely ok- just don't push it into the bag. No idea what is in the rest of your post.

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    AirGunEric 3 Days Ago Go to last post

    Can u uses and bags , gun rest to sight in. Dis gun rest allow that backward /forward motion enough movment for sighting in. Always had gas or pump up

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    teddy 3 Days Ago Go to last post

    Spring, or in this case strut, powered rifles do not like being held rigidly, the shot cycle/spring-strut movement cause a recoil effect in both directions

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    AirGunEric 3 Days Ago Go to last post