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Being in a semi urban environment I can't get out to shoot as often as some of my rural brethren.

Anyone else shoot a pellet or BB gun in the back yard on a regular basis?

I had an old Crossman pump but a seal burst and I'm having to fix it so for now I use my wife's pink Red Ryder.

I feel manly.

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I live in a small rural town. We sometimes have a pest problem (Starlings & Racoons) and discharging a firearm inside the City Limits is illegal.
I purchased a Crosman G1 Extreme on sale from Dick's Sporting Goods On-Line for just over $100 with free shipping. I sometimes practice in my Work Shop with a homemade target box.
It's listed at 1000 fps or 1200 fps with special pellets. I ran some standard pellets through my chronograph and they registered about 950 fps. It is a little big and bulky like the Gamo Whisper but the price was fair. It came as a combo with a 1" scope.


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My pellet rifle...

Glad to see I'm not the only one...

Pictured below is my GAMO Whisper chambered in .177 caliber. I just sit in my backyard and take grey squirrels, rabbit, crow, chipmunk...all day long without bothering the neighbors or having to wear annoying ear protection. If they make a sound or ruffle some leaves...they are mine!

MECHANISM-Velocity: 1200 feet per second (fps) with PBA, 1000 fps with Lead
-Single Shot
-Break Barrel: Single Cocking System, Spring piston
-Automatic Cocking Safety system
-Manual Trigger safety
-Barrel: Fluted, Polymer Jacketed Rifled Steel
-Non-removable noise dampener (with up to 52% reduction)
-Cocking Effort: 30 lbs
-Trigger: Second Stage adjustable
-Manual Safety

STOCK-Stock: Tough All Weather molded Synthetic
-Butt Plate: Ventilated rubber pad for recoil absorption
-Cheekpiece: Thin cheekpad molded on each side for both Right hand and Left hand shooters
-Checkering: Non-Slip texture design on grip and forearm

SIGHTS-Fiber optic front sight with sight guard
-Fiber optic adjustable rear sight.

OPTICS-Scope Ramp: Raised Rail
-Scope: 39x40 standard reticle air rifle scope with one piece solid mount

SPECIFICATIONS-Weight: 5.28 lbs
-Length: 46.0’’
-Ammunition: Any .177 Pellet
-Caliber: .177
-Trigger Pull: 3.74 lbs
-Cocking effort:30 lbs
-Barrel Length: 18 in
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