Air Rifle Thread

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

  1. mattlikesbikes

    mattlikesbikes Been here awhile

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    I'll get some photos up shortly, but does anyone have an extra pump tube for a 13XX crosman they would sell cheap?

    I've got a highly moded 1377 - Now 1322 which has a crap stock pump tube with a slightly off center drilling so it looks twisted. I am finally tired of looking at the twist and am ready to fix it.

    But I've got now a 1322 with an RJ breach, walnut grips, and polished internals/trigger. It was sighted, but I've since switched it over to Crosman 3/8" laser mounted on the RJ rail. Pretty slick and fantastic out to 25yds.

    I switched it over to .22 just this past week so looking to see if I can get some better one shot knock down on rats.
  2. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    Bought the gamo "Hornet" .177- $109, figured a fair gamble

    Decent construstion, louder than I anticipated. The scope is fair (32x4 power fixed), likely will be replaced (suggestions? :ear)

    Did a quick sighting in (backyard)- nice groups at the 35-40 feet or so. The scope "adjustments" were wonky at best.
    It did jump (spring) more than I'd anticipated- I suspect a firm sandbag rest could do wonders.
  3. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    In putting a scope on the rifle make sure you get one made for it.
  4. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    Got a Hawke Optics scope for my Weihrauch: nice scope for reasonable money, and made for airguns.
  5. TooFast

    TooFast Long timer

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    I have a Gamo Hunter 220 with a 4 x 32 scope, still has the tag on it, a 1000 FPS sticker, and original box. I bought it to shoot quietly while out camping where it was only used one evening sitting around the campfire shooting beer cans with a buddy who lost his 12 pack of Heineken to me and now won't shoot for beer. I'd guess it's only been shot 40 times or so. The box still has a $179.99 price tag on it

    What's a fair price if I were to sell it?
  6. MikeFromMT

    MikeFromMT Past Tense

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    See my post above, mine is a whisper at 1200fps, online prices about $220, a bit more at Cabellas. I paid $100. That was the guys asking price, it seemed fair to me.
  7. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    Having a local scout/church gathering this weekend- shooting some trap in a local guy's field- :evil

    Some are a bit gunshy with big noisy shotguns, so my son and I built this for air rifle plinking :D
    [​IMG]

    We cut a 24" length of 1/4 inch steel into lengths, ground the edges/drilled some holes, sprayed some colors, some small braided wire, etc....
  8. _cy_

    _cy_ Long timer

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    nice job on those reactive targets ... airguns for your kids ... teaches love for shooting with much less danger.

    much safer than giving a kid size .22 rimfire rifle to a child. can't help but think the five year old in the news shooting his 2 yr old sister could have been avoided by giving that boy an air rifle instead of a firearm. NO five year old understands true danger of a firearm.

    growing up we shot each other with a Benjamin pump up .177 air rifle loaded with a bb size seed. we were stupid and certainly knew better. dug out a few hits on my legs... at least we shot low at each other with limited pumps. with 10+ pumps, that Benjamin .177 air rifle would shoot through a metal trash can.
  9. FPGT72

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    That is a stupid mom or dad. Started mine at a very young age...at 16 he can now keep the rifle in his room.....I still have all the ammo.
  10. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    Agreed, but truth be told, it was many adults that wanted something "quieter" :D
  11. groundrules

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    I've got a crosman/benjamin Viper nitro piston coming in the mail. My first 'real' air gun. I'm curious about break in. I've seen some debate as to whether or not to clean the barrel as a first step, or to simply run 100 rounds through without doing anything. Any thoughts? is this like synth vs dino? :lol3
  12. Mr. B

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    I never heard there was a controversy or debate about cleaning new airguns. I've always heard the guns come from the factory with some preservative that coats the bore and should be cleaned out.

    If you're concerned about long range accuracy, you may want to clean the bore every couple thousand shots. This is debatable, though. One airgunsmith told me there's no reason to get all obsessive about cleaning airgun bores because they don't suffer the corrosive effects of firearm shooting.
  13. groundrules

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    That seemed like the reasonable approach to me too, but maybe the "don't worry about cleaning" crowd has extended their philosophy to break-in as well.
  14. fz6kd7

    fz6kd7 Been here awhile

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    Give us a reveiw when you get it.
    I was looking at crosman aswell.
  15. groundrules

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    I will definitely do so, but keep in mind, most of you have way more experience with all sorts of shooting than I do. But hey, I can at least post pictures :)
  16. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    I cleaned mine (gammo hornet, new)- the barrel was dirty

    I treated it like a new rifle, cleaned it after a few rounds, then after a few more, etc....

    I was surprised at the dirt/lead fragments :huh even after a few rounds through the first hundred or so ...

    It did seem to "break in", the tube stays much cleaner now after a few rounds than at the onset. It was accurate out of the box, but also has improved slightly
  17. _cy_

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    nope stupid kids .. mom/dad didn't know we were shooting each other. ammo we used to shoot each other was hard round seeds picked off the ground. most of the time, hits just stung .. still something could have gone terribly wrong.

    believe me .. we did way more stupid things .. it's a wonder the worst hurt was stitches resulting from broken mini-bike frame ... after flying over a bump at speed.

    just goes to show you .. small kid's judgement are not to be trusted. allowing a small child to have access to their own firearm is just too dangerous.
  18. FPGT72

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    5yr olds are stupid.....that is why it is up to mom and dad to look after them....anyone that leaves a gun laying around with kids that young should have his ass removed.

    On a positive note I think I found a surplus bolt gun that will not kill me....my Carcano. Ordered up 100 brass and some Sierra matchking bullets and we will see what we can do with this little thing.
  19. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Well this thread just cost me ~$300 :lol3

    Just ordered an RWS model 34 in .22 caliber and a coupe tins of RWS superdome pellets. Those prairie dogs are fucked. :deal
  20. rustynut2

    rustynut2 Been here awhile

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    Got the same gun, scope gave out this year. Only ran 1 1/2 can of ammo through it. Does a number on coons and squirrels