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Old 12-01-2013, 01:11 PM
Zazu45 Zazu45 is offline
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Wich one?

Hi guys.

I have the worst question anyone could ask,here goes.
I am looking the best deal on an airgun.
Considering: price/velocity/accuracy/reliability.
I am partial to the .177 because to me thats what a pellet gun should ne,
and if I wanted to Hunt with a .22, I would pull out my LR.
So far,the gamo bigcat,and Crosman nitro venom seem to ne my
best candidates.
What do You Guys think?
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Old 12-01-2013, 02:23 PM
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I've got a Sheridan Blue Streak that is over 40 years old and still going strong !

Not the easiest to pump up, but it does the job !
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Old 12-01-2013, 04:55 PM
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177 is going to be the best for the buck in my mind
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:15 PM
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The Crossman 760 was "the" air gun of choice 35yrs ago. The fact that it's still made today says something to me.
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:18 PM
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Air Gun??

What Fiji Said. Hard to beat the ol Sheridan.

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Old 03-07-2014, 10:07 AM
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The problem that you get into with a powerful air gun is that it sounds just like a 22 LR standard velocity, so there is not savings on the noise. I have had several and the best so far has been the single break RWS M-34 gun, but it is noisy. This .177 will easily, fully penetrate a 1/2 inch sheet of plywood at over 50 feet. It is advertised at 1,000 FPS and will stack pellets at 50 feet. But like all RWS products it is not cheap.

A word to the wise, just remember that an air gun scope is made backwards inside, the airgun recoils with the spring and jumps forward. The air gun's reverse recoil action can tear a powder gun scope to pieces. Plus the rings need to be stout because the airgun, at least the RWS, tends to throw the rings off the gun. There is a company in Texas that makes airgun scope rings. They look similar to a TSOB ring set. Drawback is the barrel and receiver are separate and the scope is attached to the receiver, while the iron (plastic) sights are on the barrel.
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:24 AM
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Nitro Piston

These days we have the Nitro Piston. IN the old days the springers would tear scopes apart, they were loud and they cost a lot. Not any more. Look into a Nitro Piston and you'll never go back to the old springers.
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