I am in the market for a new air rifle, (from Dad to Dad) what I want to do with it is metal silhouette shooting and hunting. Budget is around R5K.
I would say that the power factor is important from the hunting prospective and I don't necessarily need tack driving accuracy for the silhouette shooting. I would prefer larger than .177 calibre but I don't want to go through licencing procedures. (I have 12 firearms)
With this shopping list in mind - the pros and cons of a Springer vs PCP as from what I have heard are:
Springer + convenience (no recharging equipment required)
+ more power than PCP?
- scope damage
PCP + no recoil
- recharging equipment required
From a maintenance perspective - I don't know which is better?
Does a .20 cal need a licence?
Any advice or input would be much appreciated!