Air Rifle Thread

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

  1. ADVMindset

    ADVMindset Americana Adventurer

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    Well these have been on the market for awhile and I just found this thread and was surprised that nobody had touched the subject....
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    Pretty decent pump bb/.177 ! The cool thing is any of the farkles from my ARs will fit on this ! Pop the laser on for a little night time fun...:lol3
    I added a handle on top since the pic was taken, makes it alot easier to hold while you pump it ! Gonna keep it a pellet virgin, for what it's worth !
    Lots and lots of plastic but for $80.00 it sure looks mean !
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  2. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    Pellet Rifle that can give me about 650fps with one pump. Do they exist? Some claim 1000fps with 8 pumps. Just want a reasonably priced, quality powered rifle that only requires the 1 pump. Anything in the $300. range???
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  3. Bun-bun

    Bun-bun Been here awhile

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    Of course we all put different values on material things.

    My point was that for the cost of some of the higher end "pellet guns" on these pages, a .22 rimfire target rifle such as an Anschutz could be purchased, if target shooting is your jones. Hell, for the price of one Feinwerkbau, I could outfit someone with a 10/22 for target, a .223 for varmints, and a .30-30 to put meat on the table.

    Having said that, I freely admit to having drooled all over my keyboard while reading this thread.:D
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  4. ZzyzyxRd

    ZzyzyxRd Home of the odds

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  5. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    I have a gamo 440 that claims higher then that...but it is a brake barrel type rifle. Not sure if that is what you are looking for, but the cocking action is not that hard. I think if you look at this type of design you will find many that fit the bill.
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  6. Mr. B

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    Maybe not in .22. And unless you like pumping--and it does get tiring after multiple shots--you probably want a spring type break-barrel air rifle: Cock it once and fire the pellet. Go over to straightshooters.com or Airguns of Arizona or Pyramid Air to see what's available.

    My R7 pictured above, and it's cousin, the Weihrauch HW30 fit your description.
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  7. BHW

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    I have the Gamo 440 hunter in .177. It's plenty powerful and accurate for squirrels. I bought mine for that exact reason, squirrels. If you can aim it, it will knock them down. My extensive live testing shows that the pointed "hunting" pellets are useless. They don't do enough initial damage. Certain hollowpoints do very ok, but not great. It's hard to beat the flat wadcutter pellets for pure knockdown effect.

    I like these:

    Destroyer:

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    And these...wadcutters:

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    Found these to be highly ineffective with dropping squirrels immediately:

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    Avoid these if you want "humane" kills.

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  8. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    One thing I have found is the pellets do not seem to have very good quality control....check them before you shoot them....I don't know if the high end pellets are better, but those like pictured you get a few in each box that are less then perfect.

    I will also echo the comments on the 440....it is a great rifle.
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  9. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    Thanks for the info, there is a lot of "stuff" that goes along with one of those. The hand pump seems to have some problems I've read, seems like the gun is only half the expense involved.
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  10. TheHeretic

    TheHeretic Been here awhile

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    FWIW I purchased a Benjamin Discovery about 2 years ago. It came with the hand pump and I added a decent scope. I think I spent about $350.00 including the scope and it has been a great air rifle. The accuracy and distance still sort of blows me away. Never had any issues with the Benjamin Pump. You may want to keep an eye on the yellow air gun forum classifieds as nice deals come up regularly on Benjamins.
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  11. Mr. B

    Mr. B Contrarian

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    High end pellets are definitely more consistent. Some of them come packed in foam so they don't contact each other and ding their skirts. Of course this doesn't stop the real anal types from measuring and weighing each pellet:huh

    I'm still of the opinion that one's technique is far more important than the quality of the equipment.
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  12. J.Johnson

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    I boughten son the Benjamin Franklin .22 cal. It is the break action. If you get it from walmart it comes with a decent scope. It shoots 950 fps It is very accurate.
    He drops squirrels, crows, and rabbits easy at 100 yards.
    Bought a BF. cuz I still have a pistol that I got 30 years ago when I was 8. Thing still licks ass


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  13. FPGT72

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    Your mind is a little scarry.....I don't care what it is....it is not licking my ass
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  14. Mr. B

    Mr. B Contrarian

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    Dropping a crow at 100 yards with an air rifle from Wal Mart is some darn good shooting!
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  15. Bun-bun

    Bun-bun Been here awhile

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    Oh thank gawd, I thought he said "cow".














    Could not figure out what a cow was doing at Wal-mart.
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  16. fastdadio

    fastdadio Still gettin faster

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    +1. But then our trusty old Benjamin/Sheridans are still retailing under $100.00. Mine is also well over 30 years old and shooting fine, and I was not easy on it in my youth. IMHO, still a great value for it's intended role.
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  17. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    Thanks, I'll check them out.
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  18. MikeFromMT

    MikeFromMT Past Tense

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    You haven't been to a Wal-Mart lately have you. :lol3

    This thread has got me thinking about my pellet guns, I have a 1980 Benjamin 137 pistol and a Chinese rifle of some sort I paid 30 bucks for covered in cosmoline. Today seems like a good day to get both of them out, I'm kind of liking that Gamo whisper though...
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  19. FPGT72

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    I still shoot mine quite a bit...so much so it is sitting in my chair at home.

    Now keep in mind that I live in the boonies and can shoot center fire rifles out by back door....but just sitting on the porch and shooting headge apples and anything else I can think of is just a great way to end a stress filled day.

    If I tell someone one more time about why exchange is acting stupid I think I may just leave early and do just that.
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  20. J.Johnson

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    Fucking smart phones and Their touch screens. My fingers are too fat for them. . it is kick ass. Lol


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