Air Rifle Thread

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

  1. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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  2. Nailhead

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    This.

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    Not as well known as I had assumed I guess. :D

    It has some recoil, though not in both directions as you pointed out.

    Yet more food for thought.

    Thanks.
  3. Nailhead

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    Now I'm wondering about this.

    I read accolades of the Nitro Piston system on one airgun vendor's website, how it doesn't take a set like a steel spring, how it works better in cold weather, etc., but what are the cons? Does an NP rifle need more maintenance, like seals or something? More frequent lubrication?
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    From what I've read, price is the biggest downside. And eventually the seals leak.
  5. Snapper

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    I have similar pest problems and have a nice scoped RWS Diana .22 (posted on an earlier page), however, neighbors can see my property from most sides and it get pretty awkward trying to hide a full rifle walking around my house.

    Recently picked up a modern flat band slingshot and seriously love it. Comparing it to a Wristrocket (which I just re-banded for kicks) with commercial tube bands is like comparing an cheap old recurve bow shot with wood arrows and finger gloves, to high end compound bow with sights, mechanical release and carbon arrows... night and day!

    I've been practicing (which is frankly more fun than shooting my pistols, bows, or airguns) and I think I'm almost ready to start pest control duties with it.... 25' targets. Speed should be around 250ft/sec with 7/16 steel ball bearings around 90gr... rocks are also good and leave no evidence.

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    Hay now watch it....cheap old recurve bow....that is all I shoot....I love my recurve bow.....well I did before I lost the ability to draw it.

    Archery they way it should be....Old school

    compound takes a great deal of the skill out of archrey.

    back to your regular program.
  7. Nailhead

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    I suspected something like that.

    Thanks.
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    You are actually right sir, it's not the proper analogy, the compound has too many mechanical implements that start to make it like shooting a gun.

    Sorry for the hijack folks.
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  10. UnderNewOwnership

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    You can send it to the factory for a rebuild, though.

    The advantages (consistent performance irrespective of temperature, elimination of scope-killing rebound recoil, lack of metal memory/fatigue issues etc.) completely overtake any downsides.
  11. Nailhead

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    What's the usual time between overhauls on an NP rifle (if there is an average TBO)?
  12. UnderNewOwnership

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    Dunno, never heard or read about one. Gas rams are a relatively new technology; they've only started to become widespread in the last two years or so. I suspect there still aren't enough of them on the market, and those which are haven't failed in any notable quantity yet.
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    You sure?
    Theoben in the UK have been making them since the late 80's. From memory the Weihrauch HW90 was a new design air rifle that had a gas ram in it from design stage. That it was in the early 90's.

    Hay Ewe
  14. Nailhead

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    I spent a bit of time looking at the HW90 online tonight, & I thought it looked desirable but pricey.

    Then I looked at a Theoben...

    :tb:eek1
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    To spend that amount of money I'd have to have one hell of a squirrel problem. Beautiful rifles though and must be a real pleasure to shoot with an adjustable 2-stage trigger.
  16. Nailhead

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    ...and a job that came with a jet.

    I might be able to rationalize the HW90 somehow, though.:evil
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    Is this a black synthetic stock break barrel? If so, you have some problem, it is a pretty powerful springer.

    I have no idea about the reactive target, but suspect it may be too heavy to react to a little .177 pellet. But, it should have no problem with paper, backed or not, unless you were shooting at 100 yards or something.

    See if it looks like this one.

    If so it'll take care of business if you do your part and it's functioning correctly.
  18. McNeal

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    The HW90 is nice, but I've now got my eyes set on this little pup.

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    ^^^
    That will certainly so a number small birds and squirrels.
  20. Nailhead

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    I can't swing a PCP & all the paraphernalia you need to charge one. By the time I bought it all, I'd have an HW90 & a nice scope methinks.

    That's a nice looking rifle, though.