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Discussion in 'The Airgun and Paintball Club' started by WERA49, Jun 26, 2005.
Guys, I'm considering a PCP airgun.
Show me what you've got!
Take the plunge. You will not regret it.
Super accurate with groups of 1/2" @ 50yds being the norm. Consistently shoots to the same point of aim unlike spring piston airguns. No recoil, twang or vibration unlike spring piston airguns. The pcps do not destroy scopes like spring piston guns. In most cases the PCP has much more power than spring piston airguns.
Just make sure you get the PCP with a shrouded barrel
My Air Arms S400 Carbine in .22cal with Tasco 2.5-10X42 Mil-Dot. Best squirrel/small game rifle I have ever owned. The most accurate rifle at 50yds I have ever owned. Also very quiet.
I don't have one, but I have thought about one of the Talon SS models.
What has kept me from buying one is the total cost, including the scuba tank. Every time I think about it, it seems there is another AR or pistol I need more.
But they are cool.
I understand. My local club has many categories that we can compete in. Air rifle and rimfire are two that I'd like to try. I also want a Sig P226, and two center fire rifles. Then there's the .410 O/U shotgun that I've been wanting......... ;f
See my signature. That thing is expensive to feed.
The one at the middle is a Philippine made PCP in 22 cal. It has a 3x9x40 scope, 17 inch brass barrel and a sound suppressor. It can propel the pellet up to 870 fps and can consistently do 1/4" groups at 35 yards.
I used to race WERA 15/20 years ago. Nobody has enough money or time to shoot and race at the same time.
If you are serious about a compressed air rifle or pistol go to pilkguns.com. They carry many of the good ones.
VAShooter, thanks for the link. I am serious about a PCP air rifle, but may take me a little while to save up the money. That's OK, because I still have lot's of learning to do.
This is the rimfire that I just bought.
As for racing, you're correct. It's difficult to shoot and race. I've not been on the track much in the last two years. Fortunately, shooting is cheaper than racing. That's partly because I don't travel to different states to shoot, and I'm not buying fuel, tires, pistons, brake pads...............
And stuff that gets rubbed of the bike during unplanned stops.
The CZ is probably the most value for the money out there today. The 17 is damn sure the most accurate. I wish I'd had one back when I was a kid on the farm.
VAshooter, see this link. The .22 LR has an awful trajectory.
I have to collect things slowly, but it usually works out in the end. I've got the rimfire that I wanted. Now it's time for the PCP air rifle.
http://www.varmintal.com/ (A very cool site)
Al's website is now on my favorites list. Thanks for the tip.
Hi. That is a nice set up. I have an RWS 48 in .22 that I would love to put a muffler on but was told it is a no-no. NFA rules apply. Is there something I'm missing or is it "just for looks". My 48 can flip a coke 4ft in the air at 40yrs. Out of your hand if you let me.
Webley Venom Viper in .177 with walnut stock:
Superb backyard plinker & pest annihilator.
Webley Venom Viper in .22 with beech stock:
Typical 5 shot group, at 20 yards
FX Cyclone in .22 with walnut stock
I'm partial to the Webley Venom Vipers: good shroud (quiet), lightweight, ambi stock, relatively short. The valve is not as efficient as some of the newer and more expensive designs, but is still very good.
The FX guns are all quite good. The Cyclone, while longer than a Venom Viper, is even lighter and has some nifty features.
There are lots of really good pcp guns available (BSA, Daystate, Falcon, Air Arms, etc.); what do you want to do with it?
That is some damn nice looking hardware you have there. That group is great. It's a shame, people who don't have experience with airguns have now idea how well they shoot.
Good air rifles seem to be one the best kept secrets around here. On an indoor 25 yard range, my air rifles match or beat my heavy barreled 10/22, and my heavy barreled 10/22 matches or beats my father-in-law's heavy barreled Anschutz. Extreme accuracy is in there.
The best thing about them, is that I can shoot them in my backyard most anytime; I can't do that with my 10/22.