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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...
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My daisy single pump worked great right out of the box
 

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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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Thanks D-FENZ! I could use a decent pellet gun to keep the unwelcome critters at bay.
 

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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!


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

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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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In some kind of synergy, I got an advert from Kentucky Gun Company for Air Force airguns. Never heard of them.

http://marketing.kygunco.com/w/qf6k...2A7RpHrkjq763gvQMCQg/c47c8OBTf9GICAL1v892dNGQ
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...
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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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How Far Will an Air Rifle Kill? Part 1
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How Far Will an Air Rifle Kill? Part 2
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In this video we revisit the original "How Far will and Air Rifle Kill" video and lob some big, heavy .45 caliber projectiles out to 611 yards. This video was filmed in the fall of 2016 and has been postponed due to some file corruption and the loss of our downrange target footage. You can clearly hear the impacts if you listen closely so we finally decided to post it. The results pretty much speak for themselves, there really isn't any stopping a lead bowling ball once it gets going. Stay tuned, much more on the way.


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This Year On VHTV
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Published on Aug 7, 2017
Hi there springer shooters and subscribers,

In this short episode of VHTV we show you a quick peek at two new custom tuned Sandwell Field Sports rifles that we will soon be reviewing in the field both for hunting and target shooting.

Please bear in mind that there is no shooting of vermin in this episode and that its to show the subscribers that have asked for more rifle reviews that we have heard you and are on the case now.

Si & Davy.

Link to channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAXRQOBHKbuhjqBiEYSBMcQ
 

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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... View attachment 90664
Perhaps the bb or pellets you used were inferior, have you tried different brands?
 

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Air guns are fun with live targets. I also used to throw a piece of bread in the lake behind my home and shoot the fish as they came up to eat. You need precise timing, but a head shot really is effective. I also used to shoot wasps off the milk jug buoys my dad used to tie together with rope to mark our water rights & keep the boats away.
 

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Benjamin/ Sheridan 397? Multi pump with a weaver k2 scope. Starlings at 75 yards is very easy shot to make for this rifle. Walmart 10+ years ago for $120.
 

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Perhaps the bb or pellets you used were inferior, have you tried different brands?
Several different pellet brands, shapes and weights. I just made a deal with the fellow I borrowed the .25 cal. AirForce from. I'll never touch another spring gun again. Now I just need to find a SCBA tank and I'll be in business. He will keep the rifle topped off in the meanwhile....
 

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Walmart Airguns
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Published on Aug 18, 2017
Whether you say Airguns, Air rifles, pellet guns or pellet rifles Walmart has some nice guns at reasonable prices ....Along with some Duds !!!!
 

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Spring Air Rifle Shoots Pellet Long Range : 150 yard hit
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Published on Aug 25, 2017
JB shoots the Walther LGU Varmint Air Rifle and hits "golf ball" with air gun pellet at 150 yards to earn his Long Ranger patch from Airgun Depot!

On the range, the board on the right down range is at 50 yards.
On the left, the next is 100 yards, behind it is 200 yards. Between, center of field is my 150 yard target. It was ranged using a range finder.

Walther Air Rifle LGU Varmint .22 caliber. Buy from Airgun Depot:
http://www.airgundepot.com/walther-lg...

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Tin can from green beans I ate at lunch
White bucket borrowed from range owner.
Thanks Mr. Blake for use of your private range!
 

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So I picked up an Airforce Talon in .25 with a Hawke 4x12 optic and after market suppressor system for 6 bills used (as mentioned above). Then found a certified aluminum scuba tank (3000 psi) on craigslist for $75. And I'm in business. Dont know much about these things yet, but they are freaken fun as hell. Thought I would show some capabilities......
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5 shot group at about an inch. And this thing hits hard! I have no doubt it would easily drop a coyote at this range.
 
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The Airgun Show – how to hunt rabbits with a Nite Site, PLUS tips for the ATN X Sight II HD…
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We’ve got a night vision special this week, starting with Mat Manning targeting rabbits with the Nite Site R-TEK Wolf. It’s not an easy session but Mat puts the night vision add-on and his high-power Daystate to good use to shoot a few bunnies for the camera.
Staying with the night-hunting theme, Mat looks back on a year using the ATN X-Sight II HD. He also shares a few top tips, including his favourite accessories, to get the most from the digital day and night scope.
 

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So I picked up an Airforce Talon in .25 with a Hawke 4x12 optic and after market suppressor system for 6 bills used (as mentioned above). Then found a certified aluminum scuba tank (3000 psi) on craigslist for $75. And I'm in business. Dont know much about these things yet, but they are freaken fun as hell. Thought I would show some capabilities......
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5 shot group at about an inch. And this thing hits hard! I have no doubt it would easily drop a coyote at this range.
BADASS! Thanks for sharing!
 

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Full Auto BB Guns Are Legal! (...and cheap, too)
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Integrally Suppressed Air rifle VS Real Silencer
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Published on Sep 29, 2017
The Puncher Mega is an integrally suppressed, optics-ready Air rifle, produced in Turkey by Kral Arms, retailed at Airgun Depot. This particular airgun is in 25 cal Marine variant. In this video we perform a battery of tests, how quiet is it against a real silencer (Volquartsen Scorpion + Griffin Optimus)? What Happens When you shoot a pellet backwards

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Airforce Airguns Factory Tour
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Published on Oct 4, 2017
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In this video, we take a tour of the Airforce Airguns factory outside of Ft. Worth, TX. Stay tuned, much more on the way.

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I've has this Crossman Phantom for 5-6 years. It was cheap, at least as accurate as I am & reliable. I broke out my chronograph once to see if it would read the .177 pellets and it showed them running right around 1,000 FPS. I like to practice offhand shooting with it.

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300 Yards with an Airgun: Hatsan Hercules
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Published on Oct 17, 2017
Yes, That's right. 300 yards with an air rifle. The Hatsan Hercules is a powerful air gun offered in multiple calibers, this one is in 30 caliber, and is designed for taking long range shots on targets.
The Hercules is a Precharged pneumatic Repeater with a magazine capacity of 10 rounds. factory velocity of 1070 fps. The airgun sports Hatsan's Quiet Energy Barrel Technology which is an integrated sound moderator and fully shrouded barrel with a precision modified rifled choke. the airgun operates via a Side-lever action, feeding pellets using its Anti-double-feed mechanism to push pellets from its rotary magazine. Filling the reservoir is easy with an included fill nipple that connects up to the two massive air reservoirs that can be filled up to 250 bar
the air rifle is ergonomically adjustable for cheek height and length of pull on the rubber butt pad. The 2-stage fully adjustable trigger with a Dual safety, (manual and automatic) allows shooters to push a little more accuracy out in longer range shooting. Unfortunately, all these goodies to come at a cost. The gun is quite heavy at 13 lbs.

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Airforce Airguns 400 fpe intragally suppressed .45 cal airgun TEXAN SS
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Published on Oct 23, 2017
I took a few shots with the new Texan SS at 55 yards. I LOVE IT. its accurate, powerful, and NOT LOUD!
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