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Air Rifles

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by smooth, May 8, 2017.



  1. smooth

    smooth Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    A couple of years ago I bought this piece of shit .22 Nitro Venom after reading many glowing reviews. It must have been before folks realized what garbage they were because I paid a couple hundred dollars for it. Now I see they go on sale for about $120 or so. I cant hit shit with the thing. First I replaced the complimentary scope with an aftermarket UTG 3x9. Still shot like junk. Then replaced the trigger with a Charlie Da Tuna set up (actually a nice trigger) but the gun still has little to be desired. Lucky to hit a 6" plate from 40 yards. Groups resemble birdshot... nitro venom.jpg
     
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    Someone_else Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    Thanks for the warning.
     
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    Buck Fabian Society Gold Chaser

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    My daisy single pump worked great right out of the box
     
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    Zed Size doesn't count! Midas Member

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    Air rifles blow man! :moon:
     
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    D-FENZ Gold Member Gold Chaser Site Supporter ++

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    I got a .177 caliber, Gamo Silent Cat air rifle as a Christmas gift a couple of years ago. With the scope and silencer, at first I thought it was a joke. But the joke was on me. It's kind of loud too, even with the silencer.

    Never did mount the scope, but for shooting house sparrows and chipmunks with the stock sights at 10-20 yards, I can't miss. I sometimes choose head or gut shots for sport. Depending on the ammo, it's a straight shooter to about 60 yards but after that it drops pretty fast. It can be stored, locked and loaded for months at a time without any noticeable loss of pressure.

    Not your childhood Daisy.
     
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    Alton Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    Thanks D-FENZ! I could use a decent pellet gun to keep the unwelcome critters at bay.
     
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    gringott Killed then Resurrected Midas Member Site Supporter

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    Here's a picture of the brand - type of air rifle I bought my son for competition shooting, cost a pretty, pretty penny. He'll shoot your eye out!
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    He uses a scuba tank to refill the air tanks. On a positive note, the rifle has appreciated in value over the years.
     
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    Rusty Shackelford Midas Member Midas Member

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    Not cool
     
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    I'll say the same thing I tell everyone when they complain about something that others have reviewed well ... have someone else try it. Even the best shot in the world isn't going to shoot well with a gun that doesn't fit. I can't shoot my daughter's bow to save my life, but she's as good with it as I am with my own.

    When you first bought it and it "shot like junk" ... did you not consider calling the manufacturer to see if maybe you got a defective? I'm pretty sure Crosman still warranties and services what they make, and I'm absolutely sure they don't want you owning a gun that doesn't hit what it's aimed at.
     
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    D-FENZ Gold Member Gold Chaser Site Supporter ++

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    Air rifles have been around for a surprisingly long time. Lewis & Clark were packing them while exploring and mapping the western US in the early 1800s. Those were .50 caliber and had an effective range of about 125 yards on a full 1500-pump charge. The magazine held 20 lead balls.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girandoni_air_rifle
     
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    ToBeSelfEvident Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    I like the cheap Crosman CO2 pistols (2240) and rifles (2260). I also have the multi-pump pistols in .17 (1377) and .22 (1322). The multi-pumps are useful on small garden pests like grasshoppers.
     
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    I have a Gamo big cat 1200 with pellets I will sell for cheap if someone wants it. I found out this spring ebay no longer allows you to list pellet guns.
    There is nothing wrong with it at all. Comes with a scope too. I just don't use it and I hate to have stuff sitting around.
    Like D Fenz said Gamo's are not toys this thing is a killer and it's accurate.

    http://www.gamousa.com/product.aspx?productID=235
     
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    Under or over 500fps?
     
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    Rusty Shackelford Midas Member Midas Member

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    way over from the link..1000 to 1200 depending on pellet
     
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    Professur Midas Member Midas Member Site Supporter ++

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    Can't touch the link here at work without having the network admin down my neck. Thanks.
     
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    stonedywankanobe Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    Pm me the details sir. I know a 10 year old that would love to have it.
     
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    You got it sir! I would love for your 10 year old to have it.

    .:2 thumbs up:

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    I had an American made Daisy 880 10-pump 50 bb SS .177 cal pellet rifle. I learned to shoot lefty & righty and was deadly accurate. Could even double up BBs for flock of seagulls shooting. Pellets were preferred for cane toads, but they were slow single shot. BBs for lizards or anything else.
     
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    Borrowed a Condor Air Force from a fellow at work. These things are the real fecken deal. Unfortunately they are about a $1000 dollar deal once you buy glass an air tank and fill hose Etc... But I'll admit it exceeded my expectations. I have lost count of the number of Starlings I've thrown out for the coyotes.
    @ 42 yards I held at the top of this buggers head...
    starling.jpg
     
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    I purchased an Umarex Steel Storm last year. It is the closest to full-auto one can find with 6-shot bursts. I has a 30-round capacity and 300 BB reservoir.

    I fabricated a suppressor out of a plastic sprinkler head that was hollowed out and stuffed with cotton. I wrapped one end with black duct tape and just pressed it into the barrel. It was very effective in cutting noise by 50%. I also added a forward vertical grip and sling.

    There were 2 COs in the lower grip that popped out like a magazine. Others retrofitted larger, refillable canisters that were connected by flextube. The guns would freeze if you shot hundreds of rounds concurrently. There is also a known design flaw with the feed spring.

    Fun gun to shoot squirrels provided you were within 30 feet. They give about 400 fps and have a tendency to spray.


    https://www.umarexusa.com/collections/air-rifles/products/umarex-steel-storm
     
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