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Old 06-18-2012, 08:31 PM   #151
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You can send it to the factory for a rebuild, though.
What's the usual time between overhauls on an NP rifle (if there is an average TBO)?
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:18 PM   #152
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Dunno, never heard or read about one. Gas rams are a relatively new technology; they've only started to become widespread in the last two years or so. I suspect there still aren't enough of them on the market, and those which are haven't failed in any notable quantity yet.
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:55 PM   #153
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Dunno, never heard or read about one. Gas rams are a relatively new technology; they've only started to become widespread in the last two years or so. I suspect there still aren't enough of them on the market, and those which are haven't failed in any notable quantity yet.
You sure?
Theoben in the UK have been making them since the late 80's. From memory the Weihrauch HW90 was a new design air rifle that had a gas ram in it from design stage. That it was in the early 90's.

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Old 06-19-2012, 01:04 AM   #154
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You sure?
Theoben in the UK have been making them since the late 80's. From memory the Weihrauch HW90 was a new design air rifle that had a gas ram in it from design stage. That it was in the early 90's.

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I spent a bit of time looking at the HW90 online tonight, & I thought it looked desirable but pricey.

Then I looked at a Theoben...

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Old 06-19-2012, 08:25 AM   #155
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I spent a bit of time looking at the HW90 online tonight, & I thought it looked desirable but pricey.

Then I looked at a Theoben...

To spend that amount of money I'd have to have one hell of a squirrel problem. Beautiful rifles though and must be a real pleasure to shoot with an adjustable 2-stage trigger.
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:13 AM   #156
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To spend that amount of money I'd have to have one hell of a squirrel problem.
...and a job that came with a jet.

I might be able to rationalize the HW90 somehow, though.
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:06 PM   #157
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Maybe you folks can help me here as I'm pretty air gun ignorant.

My dad gave us a Daisy/Winchester .177 rifle and I tried taking it to the range. It wouldn't really move my plastic hopping reactive target (that's okay I guess), but when I was trying to shoot it at my paper target with plastic backer, the pellets would just bounce off

Do I need to figure out a backer-less paper target to get the thing sighted in? I guess I wouldn't mind trying it for target shooting some time, but I can't ever tell if I'm hitting the target
Is this a black synthetic stock break barrel? If so, you have some problem, it is a pretty powerful springer.

I have no idea about the reactive target, but suspect it may be too heavy to react to a little .177 pellet. But, it should have no problem with paper, backed or not, unless you were shooting at 100 yards or something.

See if it looks like this one.

If so it'll take care of business if you do your part and it's functioning correctly.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:22 PM   #158
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...and a job that came with a jet.

I might be able to rationalize the HW90 somehow, though.
The HW90 is nice, but I've now got my eyes set on this little pup.

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Old 06-19-2012, 02:56 PM   #159
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That will certainly so a number small birds and squirrels.
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:00 PM   #160
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The HW90 is nice, but I've now got my eyes set on this little pup.

I can't swing a PCP & all the paraphernalia you need to charge one. By the time I bought it all, I'd have an HW90 & a nice scope methinks.

That's a nice looking rifle, though.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:40 AM   #161
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The Irony

Over on the biggest airgun forum, someone asked "What motorcycle should I buy"?

http://www.network54.com/Forum/41725...+advice+please

I guess we tend to depend upon our favorite web site to ask opinions about anything and everything.
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Old 06-21-2012, 03:26 PM   #162
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Over on the biggest airgun forum, someone asked "What motorcycle should I buy"?

http://www.network54.com/Forum/41725...+advice+please

I guess we tend to depend upon our favorite web site to ask opinions about anything and everything.
One thing I love about this place....that and we are all grown ups here.

I play on the Les Paul forum and everytime I read a My mom will not let me have that CBR1000 I always chime in with a GOOD FOR HER.
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:52 AM   #163
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That will certainly so a number small birds and squirrels.

What small birds are you referring to and, more importantly, why would you possibly want to shoot them?
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:50 AM   #164
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What small birds are you referring to and, more importantly, why would you possibly want to shoot them?
I had a memory failure. This thread started a year ago, and I was thinking that the OP was asking about an airgun to use on squirrels and birds. In fact, it was squirrels and chipmunks. I thought the gun pictured above was a bit of overkill (pardon the pun) for the critters the OP wanted to eradicate-chipmunks, not little birds.

FWIW, some people (not me) apparently have problems with grackles, starlings, etc. and use airguns to eliminate them. In this hobby, people kill everything from flies and grasshoppers to wild pigs with air rifles. This thread has already gone too far afield, so I won't debate you on the ethics or humanity of killing things, big or small.

BTW, my favorite targets are Necco candy wafers and little green army men!
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:12 AM   #165
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I had a memory failure. This thread started a year ago, and I was thinking that the OP was asking about an airgun to use on squirrels and birds. In fact, it was squirrels and chipmunks. I thought the gun pictured above was a bit of overkill (pardon the pun) for the critters the OP wanted to eradicate-chipmunks, not little birds.

FWIW, some people (not me) apparently have problems with grackles, starlings, etc. and use airguns to eliminate them. In this hobby, people kill everything from flies and grasshoppers to wild pigs with air rifles. This thread has already gone too far afield, so I won't debate you on the ethics or humanity of killing things, big or small.

BTW, my favorite targets are Necco candy wafers and little green army men!
Thank you for that civil response. I had a Sheridan pellet rifle when I was a kid and thought it was a great rifle.
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