ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Fluff > Shiny things
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 3 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
Old 05-06-2009, 11:22 AM   #16
cagiva549
whats a cagiva
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Cypress Tx
Oddometer: 2,454
My kids got my old Benjamin so I had to buy a new one so I bought a Ruger air rifle in the sportsman guide cataloug for 99 bucks . It seems like ten feet long , as out of balance as you can get and heavy , didn't even open the box for the POS scope they sent with it , who needs a scope for a cat getter any way . one thing I did notice , it is a tack driver . SEYA
__________________
David H
00 Cagiva GC
04 9 fiddy
05 ST3 duck
07 KTM 450 EXC
86 Goldwing my geezer ride
cagiva549 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2009, 01:03 AM   #17
Hay Ewe
Just a Wannabe
 
Hay Ewe's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2005
Location: FNQ - AUS
Oddometer: 2,634
Back in 1997 I brought an Air Arms Pro Sport in .22. AWESOME, not only do they look great it was so well balanced.

before that I had an Air Arms Bora in .177 side lever. traded it on the Pro Sport.

used both on Rats, Rabbits and targets - 1000's of shots on both

I sold the Pro Sport to buy motor bike kit.

Hay Ewe
__________________
Moments before you die, your life will flash before your eyes - make sure the film is worth watching - my Grandad
I like your logic - its alternative - Ninja Wranga 03-Aug-13
WWBD? -
He'd swear a lot, dance on the log cards, piss in Johnny's beer and head off to the nearest bar 🍷
Hay Ewe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2009, 06:27 AM   #18
RED CAT
Bumpy Backroader
 
RED CAT's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2005
Location: Western Canada
Oddometer: 2,806
22 or 177?

Which is best, most accurate, most powerful. noob.
RED CAT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2009, 10:21 AM   #19
P B G
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Greater Chicago
Oddometer: 10,001
Quote:
Originally Posted by RED CAT
Which is best, most accurate, most powerful. noob.
The .22's are better i'd say.

The .177 tend to have more velocity, but not by much. And the .22 caliber rifles have a heavier pellet, and the guns tend to be higher quality. As the .177 market is full of cheaper products.

If all you want to do is shoot tin cans in the yard a .177 is cheaper to shoot, and cheaper to buy, but if you want a quality accurate pellet gun the larger pellets drift less. And I feel like you can shoot them faster accurately, the fast .177's tend to be inaccurate.

I normally do pests with .22 cb rimfire out of a brake action NEF. Its quieter than my pellet guns.
P B G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2009, 10:26 AM   #20
toolfan
Broken Hearted
 
toolfan's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: NoPo (pdx)
Oddometer: 9,543
If you get a .20 or .22 you won't have near the same ammo selection as .177.
Also - if you want to shoot competitively, it's all .177.

I have a .22 benjamin pistol, but I wish I would have gotten .177.

177 is cheap and plentiful, fine for pests up to rat size (or better with some of the newer guns), and is cheap and plentiful.

.22 if you are going to hunt with it, .177 for everything else. IMO.
toolfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2009, 10:42 AM   #21
UnderNewOwnership
Thread Slayer
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Eastern Yurp
Oddometer: 3,339
Quote:
Originally Posted by RED CAT
Which is best, most accurate, most powerful. noob.
.25.

Well, it's not very accurate, but it does pack quite a punch.
UnderNewOwnership is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2009, 03:53 PM   #22
2whlrcr
gooligan
 
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: Dubuque, Iowa
Oddometer: 5,628
I have one of these. Tau competition target rifle. Tack accurate at 10 meters, but doesn't have the velocity to kill any thing other than a bird at close range. It's a great paper target rifle.

2whlrcr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2009, 05:08 PM   #23
lewismedlock
.
 
lewismedlock's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: Bow and Arrow OK.
Oddometer: 12,911
RWS 34, Crosman 2260, Benjamin Sheridan 392, and a Webley & Scott Tempest.

Photobucket


RWS with Scope.

Photobucket
__________________

lewismedlock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2009, 05:36 PM   #24
McNeal
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Oddometer: 1,684
Best rifle or pistol for squirrels

I've got a squirrel problem. I've got a family of squirrels living in between floors of my house. I'm normally a live and let live kind of person. I was able to trap a couple of the younger ones and released them a couple of miles away in our counties open space. The older ones, I'm guessing I've got the parents, aunts, uncles, and a grandfather or two left. Those that are left are smart enough to move to the side of the trap, reach in and grab the peanut butter which sets the trap off. I usually see one or two each day as they move out of our house. They don't all leave at once otherwise I'd wait and hammer up some steel plate in the spot they've opened up. I've got a Baikal IZH-46M target pistol which I've used to remove one, but the pistol doesn't have enough power for a single shot kill. I had to chase down the squirrel until it stopped moving enough to put another round into its head.

So I'm thinking a .22 pellet gun of some type. Suggestions? If my neighborhood was a little more rural I probably would just follow them outside until they get into a tree and use an old .410 single shot shotgun I've got.
McNeal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 08:03 AM   #25
Trinity
Byron in Texas
 
Trinity's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2004
Location: Dallas
Oddometer: 284
We also "had" a squirrel problem... So far this year, I've permanently removed 28 (as of yesterday) of the furred rats out of our pear and pecan trees.

I started out this spring with a cheap-ish Daisy .177 springer (with scope) from Wally World. The rifle has high velocity and is accurate, but it also has a horrible 9 lb. trigger...takes a lot of concentration to get good shots. I got 19 kills with it before a friend loaned me his Beeman R9 (.22; also a springer). With hollow point pellets, it's a FAR superior piece o' work for killing varmits. For the 30 - 50 ft. shots I'm making, the .22 has much better knock down power. The Beemans (especially the R7 and R9 models) are mid-priced, super accurate, have a VERY nice trigger, etc., etc...just a pleasure to shoot.

YMMV
Trinity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 08:33 AM   #26
NDEBT
Beastly Adventurer
 
NDEBT's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Poteau Oklahoma
Oddometer: 5,155
I've always been fascinated by the old repeating big bore air guns of 200 years ago.

__________________
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain
NDEBT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 09:03 AM   #27
UnderNewOwnership
Thread Slayer
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Eastern Yurp
Oddometer: 3,339
Quote:
Originally Posted by NDEBT
I've always been fascinated by the old repeating big bore air guns of 200 years ago.

The world's first repeating breechloading rifle:

UnderNewOwnership is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2009, 01:40 PM   #28
chipgibbs
ChipG
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Manassas, VA
Oddometer: 123
Here's a couple for yas








__________________
1991 DR650S Dirt Tractor
1989 Harley Davidson Tour Glide Rocket

ChipG
chipgibbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2009, 01:47 PM   #29
CaveDave
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Oddometer: 7,509
Quote:
Originally Posted by chipgibbs

Oooh, what's that on the bottom? (The pistol, I already know what a dead whistle pig is!)
CaveDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2009, 06:16 PM   #30
Snapper
Beastly Adventurer
 
Snapper's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Location: Fairfield County, CT
Oddometer: 2,483
Pair of Diana RWSs:

.177 Cal. P5 Magnum pistol.
.22 Cal. Model 52 rifle

__________________
Lateral G Junkie
Fear Deer
Snapper is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014