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Question hi what dose the word Carbine mean?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by halight, May 16, 2008.

  1. halight

    halight Busy Member

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    Hi id like to know what this word means.
    You see it after make,model,Carbine
    as in say bsa metor Carbine.
    cheers:up:
     
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    A carbine has a shorter barrel than the standard model you will lose a few yards in accuracy but for stalking or shooting from hides or inside vehicles carbines will be more managable.
    Neither type is better it's personaol preferance
     
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    shorter:up:

    over air rifle ranges it doesnt matter if you have a rifle or a carbine.

    rifles usually have less recoil in springers and more shots per fill in PCP


    the rifle is more stable over long distance especially in a kneeling position as all the weight is forward on the knee.

    i use carbines as they are accurate enough and i shoot at quite close range so need the fast moving pointability of a short barel.

    also i use a pcp so the recoil is minimal:up:

    for springers i have the rifle barrel
     
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    As said, carbines have shorter barrels and with a PCP, the air cylinder is often shorter too.

    When it comes to any air rifle I wouldn't worry about any loss of accuracy with a carbine :up:

    Rifles would be better for plinking/target, carbines for hunting I'd say. This is just down to the recoil/shot count, and pointability.
     
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    Ceers all ya learn somthing new everyday:D:up:
     
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    by the way its also worth mentioning there are two carbines.

    the normal carbine like most air rifles but you also have ultra carbines nd these can have 8" barels.

    a few exampleas are BSA ultra and Falcon lighthunter (comes with 12" barel but there is a 8" version) crossman ratchacher id have down as an ultra k too

    ultra carbines are the same as the carbines mentiond above just even smaller
     
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    Why don't you say it's a pistol, with a butt:rolleyes:
     
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    coz ultra carbine sounds better:)
     

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