When I first discovered the power of modern day air rifles about 8 years ago at an outdoor show in Waco, I was amazed at their power and accuracy. John McCaslin, president of Airforce Airguns invited me to the Airforce Airguns booth and indoor range to shoot one of his companies .25 caliber PCP (Pre-Charged Pneumatic) rifles. I think John could see that I was eager to learn more and I was invited to visit the company’s plant in Ft. Worth and found myself thoroughly enjoying a totally new (new to me) style of sporting arm.
Walking back to the ranch headquarters after an afternoon mule deer hunt last week in northern New Mexico, I stopped to cast a backwards glance at the night sky and the outline of the Continental Divide, the summit of which lay about a half mile to my west. A brilliant bright sliver moon was well above the Divide and just below the moon appeared the most awesome display of multi layered clouds painted in colors that my camera and long lens simply could not do justice to. The sun had long disappeared over the western horizon but still gave just enough light to illuminate the night sky.