Took 200 pumps to fill the air reservoir. The Indians were amazed, it shoots and no noise. Outdoors guy, Jim Shockey, advertised a 50 caliber air gun. Ad shows a wild hog down on the ground. Cost was out of my budget.
Recommended reading- Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose. I have read it twice and intend on reading it again. Never get tired of that expedition. With all the traveling, weather, terrain, Indians, there was only one loss of life- Sgt. Charles Floyd died of "Biliose Chorlick," which is diagnosed as peritonitis resulting from a ruptured or perforated appendix. This was August 20, 1804.
Life is like water-skiing; if you slow down, you go down.