I too enjoy shooting open piston. My eyes won't let me clearly range with the lesser power scopes past 35 yards (everyone's dilemma), but with a 24X scope and so long as I can get into a harness on a bum bag, I am good to go for open piston. Besides, I LIKE shooting piston.
Don't get me wrong, I like shooting PCP also. I cannot attain the WFTF position unless I lose a few pounds....well, maybe more than a few. Thankfully, I have the services of a good chiropractor who is doing wonders for my back, but still have to lose a few pounds.
I am doing the best that I can to promote piston shooting in our club, and it seems to be gaining a better foothold, but time will tell.
Yeah, I think we are both dinosaurs.