Air Rifle Thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by GordonFreeman, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. DC950

    DC950 Microadventurer

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    killed another small raccoon last night with my RWS Diana .22. The past two nights the dogs went crazy at 0145. One shot, RWS hollow point, in a chestnut tree, about 25 feet, didn't bother to see where I hit him. There is at least one more of the bastards.

    I love that rifle.
  2. Fubars

    Fubars What would Scoobydo?

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    Yeah, your rifle looks great, alright. I've got a 79 on order which should be here on Thursday. Today I ordered a QB mag as well. Now I'm shopping for a scope. They suggest the Leapers rings, but I want to try these, since they look more accurate:

    http://www.bkltech.com/BKL-6-Long-Dovetail-Rings-High-p/bkl-257h.htm

    I want to think they'll help the scope clear the mag.

    I've yet to shoot a break barrel, but I might buy one later this winter.
  3. FPGT72

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    I have been shooting the crap out of this QB...the thing I have noticed is it does start to wonder when the pressure (I guess) starts to drop.

    What is the best way get rid of the pressure....you can't unscrew the cap, so I just keep shooting till I can....but the pellets do tend to wonder all over the place.

    Is this just the way it is?


    Man I do like this rifle quite a bit.
  4. Bun-bun

    Bun-bun Been here awhile

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    SCORE!
    I went to a firearms auction yesterday, and among my other purchases picked up a matched pair of break barrel .177 target pistols from the Lucznik factory in Poland.
    Really interesting weapons, they're actually spring loaded, with the spring in the grip and the trigger guard as part of the lever to cock the spring for firing. Couldn't pass 'em up.
  5. Mr. B

    Mr. B Contrarian

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    Talk, talk, talk! Lots of big talk, but we don't see any PICTURES!:D
  6. Boughan

    Boughan Been here awhile

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  7. Bun-bun

    Bun-bun Been here awhile

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  8. Fubars

    Fubars What would Scoobydo?

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    [​IMG]
  9. Mr. B

    Mr. B Contrarian

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    Cool! What is it?
  10. Fubars

    Fubars What would Scoobydo?

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    QB79, .177 cal. Went from CO2 to HPA paint ball tank. You're right, it *is* cool.

    And my .22 cal RWS 34P will be here tomorrow. I've caught the air rifle bug, and this thread is responsible for it. :eek1
  11. redirt

    redirt Been here awhile

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    ^^^^ what said! I've got a 2240 thanks to this thread, longer barrel & spare (BIG) valve coming. Thanks all :freaky for another money & time burner!:rofl
  12. Fubars

    Fubars What would Scoobydo?

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    Mkay, where's your picture?
  13. redirt

    redirt Been here awhile

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    Got a steel breech too,
    [​IMG]

    I think a QB is next...

    Edit: Apparently I suck at photo posting
  14. 4ad

    4ad ochlacrat

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    Congrats on a fun gun to modify!...you DO realize that you won't stop until you've spent around $600 or more on it don't you?..Stace roller trigger...RJMachine breach...flow-thru bolt....and of course you GOTTA ditch those plastic grips.
  15. redirt

    redirt Been here awhile

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    Read my mind :evil $600! :rofl I thought it was a cheap new hobby. I've got some interesting hardwoods around for grips, I like the mahogany look, although koa would be nice... I like the hands on aspect of modifying these things, the trigger has already been "altered" & i even refound the safety ball bearing :rofl.
  16. FPGT72

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    The thing I like is it can be inexpensive.....I don't know how many rounds (or are they called rounds in an air rifle) in this $100 rifle and the thing is still dead on balls accurate.

    I was shooting cherries out of one of our trees last night at 25yards....they are the real hard not human eatable kind...they are a tick smaller than a dime. And hitting them in the stiff wind last night. This thing is so much fun....and I figure if I shoot up all the cherries the darn deer will not come around so much.
  17. straightrod

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    ^ Yes, they will eat the ones with a pellet in it and develop lead poisoning!:evil
  18. Old_Lion

    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

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    Recently I received a Crosman 357 pistol from a friend as a token of appreciation.

    However, after using two Powerlets the gun leaks.
    Any Powerlet inserted leaks forcefully when pierced (3x).
    The first leak caught me by surprise and cooled the palm of my hand
    considerably.

    I called Crosman. Very friendly people.
    The serial number indicated that it was manufactured in June 2012.
    No problem returning it for warranty work if I have a sales receipt.
    The gun was registered via the Internet.

    I don't have the receipt and I don't want to tell my friend that his gift
    is defective.

    This is my first foray into CO2.
    It will probably be my last.

    I own a few pump air rifles and a spring pistol which have held up well
    for decades.

    Should I go to Walmart and just buy a replacement?

    Then again suppose I get another one that leaks.


    The packaging:
    [​IMG]

    Any thoughts?


    George
  19. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    Pellet has yet to stick in anything execpt for the tree.
  20. Fire Escape

    Fire Escape Long timer

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    Does the actual gun have a serial number? If so then the original receipt may include it and you are pretty much 'stuck'. If not you could purchase another and use the receipt to get either one repaired as needed. Not that you need two of them. It may be 'awkward' to mention to your friend that the gun is defective but you both know that it isn't his fault. No doubt, at some point he will ask how it is working and how much you like it, not mentioning the problem now really just puts off that awkward moment to the future (or swaps it for another).


    Bruce