Unfortunately, the once extremely common 5.6 mm ring-fired rifles are included in the review mainly for comparison of technical characteristics. Now they are completely in the pen, sometimes inexplicable restrictions on the types of game almost more than Pneumatics.
Not so long ago, “melkashki” were found almost in every closet or sofa, teenagers began to join the hunt with them. Basically, it was a legacy of very very gray times, when they were really sold in any village without any permits. Fortunately, due to the use of a leisurely lead bullet with a minimum of care, there was virtually no wear on the barrel. Well, in unknown ways, they seeped into the people from the shooting galleries of DOSAAF and other similar organizations. The same is true with cartridges, the deficit was only yellow target. Continue reading
Conventionally, hunting sights can be divided into two categories: purely mechanical devices and devices based on effects in optical glass – prisms and lenses. The first includes open and diopter sights, the second – collimator and optical sights. The latter, because of the huge species diversity, deserve separate consideration, only the main types of grids are a good dozen.
Collimator sights, despite the sufficient complexity of these devices, are related to open devices in the field of application, covering short shooting distances, in particular, on corral hunts. Continue reading