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Old 11-27-2009, 05:10 PM
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Need advice Don or anyone with aig rifle knowledge

There are several kids at our church that are interested in shooting and I was thinking of putting a range in my shed and getting them to shooting. I am thinking I`ll buy 3 air rifles and want something accurate and cheap with good sights. What would you recomand for rifles and where to get them. I would prefer a dealer in Ohio, but if I can save money will mail order.
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Old 11-28-2009, 01:12 AM
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Catfish,

Not sure of how much you're looking to spend, but I have several suggestions.

Crosman makes some decent air rifles for beginners. I started out with a model 66 Powermaster (currently under the 664 model designation). That particular gun shoots BBs better than pellets (in my experience). The 2100 classic is a larger heavier air rifle that usually does better with pellets. For smaller youngsters the model 760 is easier to handle (less weight, shorter length of pull, etc). Also within the same company the Benjamin & Sheridan air rifles are very durable and come with wood stocks as opposed to plastic with the Crosman line of air rifles. Sights on the Crosman air rifles lately include a fiber-optic front blade for better visibility. I usually mount a scope - some of the models come standard with a fixed 4X scope. Cheap but effective. These pneumatic air rifles have varying power capability depending on the number of times you pump the rifle, so it would be ideal for plinking with young shooters.

I've had several poor experiences with Daisy air rifles, but a lot of people use them as well. The Red Ryder lever-action has been a first air gun for many youngsters. Very limited velocity, and trajectory is fairly anemic. Easy to use, and holds a ton of BBs for a lot of shooting. Very fun, but if you're looking for consistency use a pneumatic.

I've had minimal experience with break-barrel air guns, and CO2 type actions so I can't comment on them.

Just my 2 cents...

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Old 12-02-2009, 12:48 AM
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define cheap and accurate....
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:55 PM
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Cheap, udner $ 200 and accurate, will hit the same hole at 50 ft.
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Old 12-24-2009, 09:26 PM
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the Daisy Powerline 853 is probably one of the best choices out there for the beginners.

it's not really very cheap though...

it comes with good diopter sights and is a single pump pneumatic with an advertised 500 fps MV...

a HIGHLY accurate air rifle...

other than that there are some lower priced Daisy air rifles that will fill the bill quite nicely.

www.daisyairguns.com
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