Benjamin Trail NP XL1100 .22 Cal Air Rifle
Gas Piston Technology uses Nitrogen as the power source
Velocity- up to 1100 fps
A .22 is a pretty powerful projectile weapon. I would take it over a bow or crossbow any day.
There are a few air guns which are powerful enough for medium sized game, deer etc. but most of the standard ones, even the magnums are quite a bit under a .22 LR.
That Benjamin shoots a pellet which typically weighs around 14-15 grains and that 1100 fps is very optimistic. Standard .22LR bullet weighs around 36-40 grains with the 40 grains being most common.
I do have a Diana RWS mdoel 48 which probably does shoot a .177 8 grain pellet around 1200 fps and it will do just fine on small game. Still not up to a .22 rimfire.
The local Wal-Mart carries the Benjamin Nitro piston and I have been tempted to buy one.
The thing which keeps me from doing so is I remember all those GM cars from the 1980s which used gas pistons instead of springs to help lift the hood.
I have yet to see one in which the gas has not escaped leaving them dead.
Are you playing dumb with me?
The nitrogen gas for rifle is contained in a closed cylinder not unlike the ones used to hold hood of car up and works on the same principle.