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Old 01-09-2019, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by idahoron View Post
I have been shooting air rifles for probably close to 45 years. My son got me into it again real hard about 5 years ago. We had an infestation of Rock Chucks and Skunks. I got a Winchester 1000 in a .177 That one was my first fast gun.
I got a Benjamin trail NP2 .22 then a Hatsan 125TH .177 after that. The NP2 and the Hatsan would horrible guns. I sent the Hatsan back and got a refund when the scope rail fell off. I decided then that I was going to get the best and be done. I got the TX200. I first put a UTG scope on it and it was crap. I used a UTG mount and it was crap. I went with a Vortex 6-18x44AO with a BKL one piece mount. That system is flawless. I have over 5000 rounds through it and LOVE it.
I got to love a guy that puts a Vortex on an air rifle!!! I run a Ruger Targis .22 and its beer can accurate at 100 yards. I'm still running the scope that came on it, because it hasn't failed me yet, I'm itching to swap it with a vortex Diamondback that is on my son's .243 and upgrade him. You boys are running some seriously sweet air rifles.
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:34 AM
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This thread is getting interesting. And expensive.
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Old 01-14-2019, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by CarsonRowe View Post
Looking for a great .22 for squirrel, coon, rabbit, crow, pigeon, and others.
As you probably expect; the price you're willing to pay is going to make a difference, in what you get. I have quite a few air rifles myself.
Aside from price there are a bunch of other considerations. Such as power plant. Do you want a gas ram? Or a steel spring driven model? Maybe a pumper like the Sheridans? Or even more expensive... PCPs.
Lots of things to consider... But price is going to make a lot of choices for you. Good luck. But I gotta warn you... Airgunning has been known to be highly addictive.
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Old 01-14-2019, 04:27 PM
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Now that's a true statement.
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Old 01-14-2019, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by DevilsLuck View Post
As you probably expect; the price you're willing to pay is going to make a difference, in what you get. I have quite a few air rifles myself.
Aside from price there are a bunch of other considerations. Such as power plant. Do you want a gas ram? Or a steel spring driven model? Maybe a pumper like the Sheridans? Or even more expensive... PCPs.
Lots of things to consider... But price is going to make a lot of choices for you. Good luck. But I gotta warn you... Airgunning has been known to be highly addictive.
Decisions, decisions. But fun ones to make. When I was a kid, I could only afford a Crossman 760 pumper. My buddy had a Sheridan and that thing was unbelievably powerful. Those 5mm pellets were a lot harder than my .177's and would go through just about anything.
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Old 01-16-2019, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by gemihur View Post
Money is the deciding factor.
If ya' got the coin, look at Beeman R9. I bought one 5 years ago in .20 cal and have never regretted the investment. Consider the used market to save considerable $
A nice inexpensive one would be a Benjamin Titan NP Air rifle.
Titan 22 is very accurate however a bit heavy. The Crossman Diamondback SBD Nitro is much lighter and easier to carry on a long rabbit hunt and is cheap. It still drives tacks.
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