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Recommendations for Air Rifle?

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by TuxthePenguin, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. TuxthePenguin

    TuxthePenguin

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    Got a opossum problem in my backyard and need recommendations for an air rifle. Preferably the kind that use the break method to load them.
     
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    Crosman Storm XT .177...produces velocity in the 1000 fps range and costs about $100.
     

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    Nice, Walmart carry them? Or buy online?
     
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    That's the one I have. WM had it for 120 with a 3-9X scope. I shot a skunk with it and paralyzed it with one shot to the spine. Then my wife wanted me to finish it off so I shot it again and must have hit the stink sack cause it sprayed my deck. It has real nice balance and a raised cheekpiece. Feels like a nice solid rifle.
     
  5. Another Miller

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    Whisper.

    noise baffles reduce the sound(as claimed by the manufacturer),1000fps,scoped.Run just over $225.


    I am looking into one myself.Could be the ticket during squirrel season next fall and eliminating those pesky grackles when the cherrys are ripe.
     
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    Check Dicks Sporting Goods too. My local one has all of their air rifles unboxed so you can feel them along with the cocking power required. Highly recommend the 'break-barrel' style you said you were looking for. Much easier to load and shoot consistently. As with handgun ammo, check the pelets you use. They make hunting 'hollow points'. Pyramidair.com has some online reviews if your looking to do more research.
     
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    I believe Walmart sells them. They have a great return policy.
     
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    Broncbuster Dying Breed

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    Gamo whispers are great. However when it comes to airguns, Beeman makes the very best. They are not cheap but they are quality and built to last. One model shoots a .25 caliber pellets at over 1000 fps.
     
  10. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    If you want a rifle to shoot and throw away, do what the guys above are saying.

    If you want a rifle to keep for a lifetime talk to
    http://www.mac1airgun.com/steriodags.html
    Oh, and get a 22

    I have a Steroid in 22 with peep sight.
    I have a Career II 708 in 22 with scope.
    I will get a springer in the future, but....I have to find the right one.
     
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    I've got a couple of Gamo's & they are extremely accurate & very hard hitting.
     
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    I've used the Gamo Big Cat 1200. Fires lead at 1000fps and their "special" projectile at 1200 fps. Works dang well, I get under an inch groups at 35 yards.
     
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    I like Gamo and Beemanfor value. Break action, one cock, spring air.

    If you are shootng critters go for 22 over .177...

    If you want the uber airrifle then look here: (I don't own and never have shot one of these)

    9mm precharged:
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    power levels (low power=700 fps w/58-gr pellet; high power=900 fps w/58-gr pellet
    http://www.pyramydair.com/p/career-fire-202-pcp-air-rifle.shtml

    FYI the typical .177 pellet weights seven time less than the above 9mm pellet.


    BTW: the increase of fps beyond supersonic speed causes less accuracy w/ light pellets... So most of the the fps above 900 means as little as a car's horsepower beyond 350--all about bragging rights and little to do w/ actual use.
     
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    We live within city limits here and discharging firearms is a big fat no no, finding the money for ammo and range time is getting harder. So we have a small collection of BB guns and pellet guns and we get our range on at home every chance we get. A tin of pellets, a box of clays and a box of paint balls (shooting at the paint balls is a blast!) all cost about the same amount as admission to the range for one of us, but lasts 3 or 4 outings.
    Ain't the same as the real thing (damn, I'm lookin forward to goin to the range again) but still fun and cheap.
     
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    Shooting paint balls w/ a pellet rifle is a great idea--thanks!
     
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    You can also use the 45 brass to shoot at too. It's about COM at 500 yards when shooting at 10 yards.
     
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    The range in our garage is 10 yards, I have a bunch of 45 brass, that is also a good idea.. Thanx.

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    "I've used the Gamo Big Cat 1200. Fires lead at 1000fps and their "special" projectile at 1200 fps. Works dang well, I get under an inch groups at 35 yards."


    And I say that's dang good shootin...
     
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    What about .22 shorts or CB's?

    Both air rifles and rf's are illegal to shoot for me, so it wouldn't matter what I chose - not sure about the legality issue for you.
     
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    Gamo Beeman Ruger and Crosman 1000 ft per second or faster with PBA alloy ammo and don forget a good cheap barrel mounted laser!