how many shots before tank is empty
You would not want to shoot it until it is empty, it is best to store it with some air in it to prevent moisture in the gun. There is a 6 shot string listed in the description.
Can I shoot a elk with 50 cal air gun
we do not recommend hunting anything beyond javelina size with the off-the-shelf .50 cal air rifles. This rifle producing 200 ft/lbs at the muzzle would require a great care and good shot placement to be used on anything larger and still be considered sportsman. Tuning this rifle to get more power and using right ammo would increase its effective distance and might allow using it for larger game but a limited number of airgun hunters are proficient enough to do that.
Can I charge this gun ( and similar types ) from a regular 30 gallon 160 PIS air compressor ( Sears I believe ) I have around on our farm to keep the tires all filled, blow off the equipment, etc?
No, unfortunately not. The PCP air rifles require 3,000 PSI pressure. Click on the PCP Hookup tab to see what your options are.
what brand and type of scope is recommended for a 50 cal dragon claw air rifle?
depends on the distance you will be shooting. Any good scope will work since rifle does not have much of a kick, however this new/upcoming Leapers scope might be just the ticket for big bores and hunter: Leapers 1-8x28 scope. That's right 1-8 magnification for less than $300 retail!
1--What is the max effective range to hunt with this weapon? (hi pwr) 2-What is the speed fps & ft lbs on "low" pwr (1/2 cock)?
We don't recommend hunting past 40 yards with this air rifle. Your power will be anywhere from 120 to 200+ ft/lbs depending on the pellets you use and either you are shooting full power of half-power.
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