Air Rifle Thread

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

  1. Fubars

    Fubars What would Scoobydo?

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    How long is your barrel without the brake? I might order a 2400kt .22 next week. I'm trying to decide between a 14 or 18" barrel.
  2. MikeFromMT

    MikeFromMT Past Tense

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    I stopped by Cabellas the other day and happened to be looking at air rifles, the Gamo 750fps model was priced at $100, when a funny old guy of about 80 walked up and said "you thinking about buying one of those?" I told him "I was thinking about it" when he pointed to one on the rack for close to $300 and said "I'll sell you one just like that for the same price, I'm going to trade it in for the next fastest model" So $100 bucks later I've got a like new Gamo Whisper 1200fps with scope. :deal





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  3. UnderNewOwnership

    UnderNewOwnership Thread Slayer

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    Grab a gas piston and a custom trigger and you'll be all set.
  4. Fubars

    Fubars What would Scoobydo?

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    I ordered a Crosman TR77 NP only because I haven't shot a gas piston rifle yet. If I like it, I'll put a GRT trigger in it.
  5. Mr. B

    Mr. B Contrarian

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    Variable power .177 pneumatic (one to three pumps). Accurate. Powerful.
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  6. fz6kd7

    fz6kd7 Been here awhile

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    How quiet is it?
  7. Mr. B

    Mr. B Contrarian

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    With one pump, it's fairly quiet. With three pumps (the max), your neighbors will hear it.
  8. fz6kd7

    fz6kd7 Been here awhile

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    I have a crosman 1377 american clasic for $60 i can't complain.
    But it has distict pop/twang even out at 10yds
    I think most of it is the metal porch roof magnifing it.

    That is a sweet looking gun
  9. fz6kd7

    fz6kd7 Been here awhile

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    Anybody have a crosman nitro piston?
  10. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    My brother recently bought a house, and finally went all through the basement/garage, and discovers a gun in a box.

    He's not into them, and wants it out of the house. Comes over yesterday, and says it's in the trunk. Open the trunk and there's a Benelli box, I'm psyched! Open the box to discover a Crossman 760 rifle. :cry

    Don't know the year, but it has a green plastic light gathering front sight. Seems fairly straight forward in operation, but it's obviously a low end airgun.

    Any comments or experience with this rifle?
  11. barnyard

    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    That gun has been around for years. It was the first multi pump airgun I shot back when I was in my teens. Keep it clean and all that and it can be a pretty accurate gun.
  12. 5th-Elefant

    5th-Elefant Long timer

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    I had one as a kid (or one that looked identical). Back in the 80s. Low powered toy basically. Lots of pumping involved.
  13. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    Need some input/thoughts-
    The is a local shop selling the lower end gamo (rocket model) cheap for $109

    I assume the scope will be fair, how are the gamo's :ear

    It appears most of the gamos have a similar build/mechanism/trigger, yes?
  14. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    It has been around for YEARS like others say. And for what it is not a bad little air rifle. Also sold under Remington airmaster 77.

    I own two of them....on a good day around 700fps if the sun spots all align just right. Fun to shoot as it will do BB's and .177 pellets as well....it will shoot just pop can accurate out to about 25-30 yards...gets iffy after that.

    Not a cheap toy, a pretty good multi pump air rifle at its price point....I would say it is the best in its class.
  15. barnyard

    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    I have been thinking about the 760 I shot back when I was a kid. My friend and I pooled our money to buy it. We went through at least a dozen of those little milk carton thingys of BBs. We shot into traps to reuse and still shot a shit ton of those BBs. Kept us more or less out of trouble for over a year.
  16. FPGT72

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    I have two Gamo air rifles, one 440 and one 880 both are over 10 years or so old I would guess. Both still work just great.

    Only down side to them is they are a little bit of a bear to cock (for me) Mine have not been touched in years...guess that is why I went to CO2.

    I have not shot any of their new offerings, but these two guns are very well made.
  17. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    I remember that as well.....I would walk with my rifle down to the creek and shoot stuff, never frogs....I like frogs, but I got good at shooting dragon flies.

    Can you imagine that today....a kid with a rifle that looks like a rifle walking down the street....things were better in 1970....cop even stopped me once...asked where I was going...told him the creek....all he said was be careful and have fun....times have changed.
  18. gatling

    gatling Long timer

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    Yeah, I agree...things have changed, and not for the better. I had similar experiences where I grew up.
  19. Birdmove

    Birdmove Long timer

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    You are getting your Crosmans mixed up. The Remington Airmaster 77 is the same as the Crosman 2100B multi-pump, not the 760. The 760 is an almost all plastic gun. The 2100B/Remington Airmaster has a metal receiver, the 760's is all plastic. So, on the 760, the scope rail on the receiver where you bolt on the scope is plastic, so you have to really be careful to not overtighten. The 2100B/Remington Airmasyter 77 is all metal there. Much stronger. The 760 and the other 2 air guns are quite different. Google pitures of these and you'll see the differences easily.





  20. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    Your right I did have them mixed up.