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  • I have reliable reports of one shooter killing a feral goat with a multi-stroke pneumatic rifle, and another shooter inadvertently killing a deer with a cheap Chinese spring-piston rifle (he was trying to chase it away from the plants in his yard and caused a pneumo-thorax). Rawles James Wesley 2010

  • The Diana/RWS LP8, Beeman P1, Browning 800, and Weihrauch HW45 are spring-piston pistols that make around 6 foot-pounds of energy, are inherently fairly quiet (but not dead quiet) and require some dedication to shoot with high precision. Rawles James Wesley 2010

  • It was ignited by the hot air generated by the spring-piston mechanism when forced through a small valve (adiabatic compression).

    unknown title 2009


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