Had my first airgun in 1964 while still a teenager, it was a mark 1 BSA Meteor in 22 calibre (who hasn't had one of these at some time?) and I kept it for about 30 years.
Used to do some rabbiting when I lived in Buckinghamshire, moved to a part of Devon in 1997 that turns out to have more rain than the Amazon forest and soil that is either waterlogged or hard as rock. Not surprising then, very few bunnies.
Took up FT in 1999 and take part in the regional scene.