Nov 16th 2015, 08:19 PM
Rifle choice is a lot like anything else. Personal pref. However there simply is no denying the X Cal is quieter. Many times over the years I had multiple shot opportunity because of the X Cal. Having used the 22 cartridge style, the air pump up style and the X Cal my pref is hands down the X Cal. However yes price is a factor. But I also feel the benefits of the X Cal may well have saved me money to have paid for itself also. If you can get off multiple shots and not have to stir up the herd as much it could make a diff between a death/injury or an easy day of darting.