Pellet guns

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by FOUR4D4, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Moderator Moderator

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    Anybody else have a pellet gun I have a Beeman i like to shoot once in awhile in the back 40 when i can't get to the range. Ill bet it weighs 10 pounds
     
  2. greyhawk50

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    I have a Crosman G1 Extreme.
    I don't shoot it much but it's for urban pest control. I live in a small town and it serves the purpose well. I also have a Daisy Powerline (660 or 880???). I use it for Starlings and to practice off hand shooting when I get the itch and don't feel like a trip to the range.
    My son has my old Gamo Recon along with a couple others. He actually shoots against others inside the Lodge at our Hunting Club during the winter months.
    Great fun at a low cost.
     

  3. wjjones

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    They are fun to shoot, and I kill alot of those pita starlings too.
     
  4. Shooter

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    Not at the moment, but I will be getting a new one soon.

    I do have a Red Ryder, I love it dearly.
     
  5. duster066

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    I got put in charge of Starling pest control at an airport I worked at 20 years ago. I used a mod 60. Killed em by the dozens and didn't even dent the problem, but it was fun.:D Little buggers nest is airplanes and jack them up but good. When killing them didn't work my boss build a very elaborate tweety bird Hilton hotel. That didn't work either, but it sure was a piece of art.
     
  6. FOUR4D4

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    I have read that pellet guns are good for training purpose, because you have both a forward and reverse trust when firing.Not like a firearm where its a rearward thrust only.
     
  7. Windy

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    You'll put your eye out with that. :p



    I have a Crossman Autoair II. that is pretty old and I also have a Crossman Phantom that is fairly new. Actually, the Phantom is a BB gun. The Autoair II is both pellet and BB.

    I actually let my Granddaughter have her first shooting experience with the Autoair II this past Sunday. The trigger pull was a little too much for her but we mostly worked on safety and using the sights.
     
  8. SHOOTER13

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    I've owned this GAMO Whisper for a few years now...drops tree rats ( squirrels ) with one shot...

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  9. Shooter

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    How quiet is it?
     
  10. SHOOTER13

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    In comparison to my two friends air rifles, one being an RWS Model 34 break barrel and the other a

    Crosman Trail NP break barrel...all being chambered in .177 caliber...and basically in the same price range,

    both my friends agree the supression of sound is significant in my Gamo than the other two.
     
  11. Shooter

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    Well I'll keep an eye out then.

    I need a quiet one for tree rats.
     
  12. Spoon

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    OK Folks...need a Sage's advice and the best location for an affordable variable power optic for a Nitro Piston. I bought the base line Nitro from Midway back in April knowing the cheap pkg scope was probably going to be short-lived. I've had to reset zero several times but it went haywire finally after about 1300 cycles.

    Can anyone here recommmend a half-decent air rifle scope that will withstand the double thump of the piston's force everytime I pull the trigger. It was shooting really well and then complete system failure of the reticle. It's only a $39.95 CenterPointe they throw in with the rifle, but the rifle's worth the full cost all by itself at $140 for the pkg.

    I'm open for thoughts, comments and suggestions. The fox squirrel I took 3 pokes at yesterday from dead certain DEAD range never even flinched :confused: I found out the rifle was only shooting about 14 inches high all of a sudden :mad: I need closure ;) and a chance to put him in the skillet on our next encounter.
     
  13. moparman1911

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    ME..

    i have 2 beeman breakbarrels and@ 50 yards i shoot tacks off my fence.i have 5x16x56 inch scopes ,illuminated reticals,bullet drop compensators and scope stops.a springer has a kick front and back and will blow the crosshairs our of the most expensive scope.you need a pellet gun scope.mine is a 35 pound break.i an 200 pounds and five foot ten and not weak and have to break it over my knee first.it has a three stage trigger and is longer and heavier than any real rifle i have.i eat squirrells once a week and shoot them in the head at 30 to 50 yars at will.my guns where well over 300 bucks each but you get what you pay for you want to hunt with it use jsb predator hunting pellets any thing else use meisterclugen or beeman crow magnums.but if you have a scope get a scope stop or your scope will never keep a zero and will walk right off the rails.i will post my guns and some 4x4 cards that have clover leaves in the middle at 50 yards.beeman is the best bang for the buck.mine are convertible,comes with a 177 caliber barrel and 22 caliber barrel.as a 177 maims alot of animals i always use my 22 barrel.but i have 400 dollar pellet guns and always go back to my beemand.great guns..
     
  14. SHOOTER13

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    Barska 4x32 AO Air Gun Scopes w/ Adjustable Objective - AC10004 Riflescope Rifle scope...strong, reliable...damn good price.

    http://www.opticsplanet.com/barska-airgun-scopes-4x32-ao.html
     
  15. moparman1911

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    look here...

    i get all my airgun needs from pyramidair.com.they are great people.their prices are great.they stand by their warrentee and they have huge scopes like mine guarenteed not to blow up for 60 or 70 bucks and get the scope stop.it is like 12 bucks.i have 2 on each gun.they are like clamps with bump stops that buffer the scope and keep it from walking off the rails.but buy the better pellets.i buy tins 12 buck for 1,500 pellets but the deviation in weight it .01.which makes your gun 1000x more accurate.you go to walmart your groups will be crap.i shoot almost every day.sometimes going through one tin in a couple hours.so any info or tip or tricks i know them.anything you could ever want including airguns up to 2k they sell and stand behind their products.check em out it can`t hurt.
     
  16. moparman1911

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    Yup..

    spoon i would blow the crosshairs right out of the scope.trust me before you buy anything check out pyramid air.they must sell 1,000 different scopes.i am sure you can find a good variable power one cheap.i said good pellets.you buy 3 tins from them get the fourth free and free shipping.h&r.nmaisterklugen,beeman cro magnums,jsb predators.i have shot every pellet they make.if you find a pellet you like and burn through the tin and buy the exact tin shoot paper with it.it will be off just a little.there is always a deviation.check it out my brother..
     
  17. Ickaber

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    I just gave away a Sears-branded Crosman 600. Otherwise, got my PowerLine that I got when I was a kid, and some other pump type pistol. Both in .22.
     
  18. Spoon

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    I've got them in my favorites...will check them out again for an optic. Any brand you guys recommend outside of the Barska? I'd prefer a variable over a straight 4X...old eyes and all. I had the rings locked against the swell at the reticle...didn't walk, but just cheap scope couldn't take the front&back recoil of the piston. This rifle shoots hard. I still need to throw a GRT III ($32) trigger in it to remove all the slack and make it a hunting weapon. Fun stuff for 2 of our grandsons when they come for a visit. A lot of force to cock the rifle, so I'm there with them the whole time. I get worn out just loading the darn thing. It shoots pretty consistently with cheap to better pellets. POI changes of course, but the Crossman Premiums seem to shoot the best so far.

    I've also got an older Benjamin that needs an overhaul with new piston seals. Accurate Airgun Repairs will jack it to a 900fps killing machine for $90 with a full guarantee...but $$$ right now towards ammo, powder & primers...if you know what I mean! I wish I had the really old Benji that I got when I was a sprite. That little rifle and I spent hundreds of hours combing the desert killing rats and birds that the neighbors cats didn't let go to waste. Had some great shooting contests with my father thinning out the sparrows around the house when we lived by the Rio Grande. If he only knew how many doves & quail I killed and ate that the Benji put down...he'd a flipped his top!

    Thanks for you fella's comments. Kinda what I figured about having to get an "AIR GUN SCOPE". Funny that the recoil from a simple plinker has to have its own breed of optic. Just an enjoyable way to spend some free time and it hones the eye/trigger finger for when it really counts. Most of the grandkids would rather rattle shells through the 10/22 or Mk II and a couple of em love shooting my centerfire pistols...gets Xpensive! Of course they all seem to love to send rounds down range with the M4, but can't get the younger ones to step up and shoot the .243 thru '06. I toted a 12ga from 8yrs on up. I didn't fret about recoil...not when it meant being an accepted hunter among men!!!

    Later,

    Spoon
     
  19. Shooter

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    I had one of those. Well my Dad had one and I was allowed to use it occasionally till the o-ring gave out.
     
  20. Ickaber

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    Mine also came from my dad. It sat in a box unused (that I know of) for most of my life. It came to me in a box of other stuff after my dad passed away six years ago. I would pull it out occasionally and look at it and try to figure out how it worked.

    The one thing I was able to determine was that it seemed to have a pellet stuck in the feed. I couldn't figure out how to get that piece off of the gun, so tried poking the soft lead out with a wire. I managed to get all of the middle of the pellet out, leaving an outer ring.

    A couple of months ago I saw it again so pulled it out and started searching the net. I found an article talking about how to disassemble them and tried to take it apart, but still couldn't get that one piece out. To make a long story short, I finally stumbled on a brief comment that mentioned a second set screw holding the feed on, and I tried again and found that mine had it too. They're so small you just can't see them down the hole.

    I pulled that out, pulled the feed out, popped that ring of lead out of the feed, went and bought some CO2 cartridges, and started playing. After sitting in a box for at least 30 years, the rings all held air and it was a fun little gun.

    I gave it to my sister's husband and boys so they'd have something of my dad's, since I got the 10/22, 12 ga, and 30-06. I know, I know.....I'm so unselfish. ;)