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Air Rifles / Pellet Handgun Thread

Discussion in 'Long Guns' started by SHOOTER13, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 Guest

    This thread is for the discussion of air rifles and/or pellet and BB handguns...whether they are powered by springs, pistons, pnumatics (gas) or carbon dioxide (CO2).

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    My favorite squirrel (chipmunk,rabbit,crow,pigeon,dove,etc) rifle...


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    MECHANISM
    -Velocity: 1200 fps with PBA, 1000 fps with Lead
    -Single Shot
    -Break Barrel: Single Cocking System, Spring piston
    -Automatic Cocking Safety system
    -Manual Trigger safety
    -Barrel: Fluted, Polymer Jacketed Rifled Steel
    -Non-removable noise dampener (with up to 52% reduction)
    -Cocking Effort: 30 lbs
    -Trigger: Second Stage adjustable
    -Manual Safety

    STOCK
    -Stock: Tough All Weather molded Synthetic
    -Butt Plate: Ventilated rubber pad for recoil absorption
    -Cheekpiece: Thin cheekpad molded on each side
    -Checkering: Non-Slip texture design on grip and forearm

    SIGHTS
    -Fiber optic front sight with sight guard
    -Fiber optic adjustable rear sight.

    OPTICS
    -Scope Ramp: Raised Rail
    -Scope: 39x40 standard reticle air rifle scope with one piece solid mount

    SPECIFICATIONS
    -Weight: 5.28 lbs
    -Length: 46.0 inches
    -Ammunition: Any .177 Pellet
    -Caliber: .177
    -Trigger Pull: 3.74 lbs
    -Cocking effort:30 lbs
    -Barrel Length: 18 inches
  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 Guest

    Recently helped a friend clean out his basement / garage and was gifted the following...a vintage Crosman Mark II


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    SPECS:

    Manufacturer: Crosman
    Model: , Model Mark II
    Made In: USA
    Manufactured Dates: 1966 - 1986

    Caliber: .177
    Ammunition:
    lead or alloy pellet or steel BB
    Action: single-shot
    Air Source: CO2, 12 g Powerlet
    Accessories: 5 Crosman Powerlets / BB's / .177 pellets


    Weight (lb): 2.8
    Length (in): 11.0
    Body Material: metal
    Finish: black
    Grips: plastic
    Barrel Length (in): 7.75
    Rifled: yes
    Trigger Action: SA
    Trigger Pull (lbs) 6
    Adjustable: yes
    Sights (front/rear): fixed, fully adjustable
    Velocity (fps): 420 (hi), 320 (lo)
    Sound Level (dB):100
  3. SHOOTER13

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    This also came with the deal...a vintage Marksman Repeater.


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    SPECS:

    Power Source: Spring Piston
    Cocking Action: Slide
    Ammo: .177 BBs ( 18 round reservoir ), Pellets, Darts and Bolts
    Velocity: 200 fps
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  4. GunnyGene

    GunnyGene Racist old man BANNED

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    My old Daisy.

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  5. DHonovich

    DHonovich Founder Staff Member Administrator Sponsor "Philanthropist"

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    I recently picked up a Benjamin Marauder 0.25cl with a Crosman 2-7x scope and an orion green light. The gun will be used for predator and varmint hunting at night. The county that I will be using it in is a bow only so this is my only real options.

    I was wondering if anyone else enjoys shooting their air or pellet rifles? If so post up some pictures and stories.
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    DHonovich Founder Staff Member Administrator Sponsor "Philanthropist"

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  7. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    That is pretty cool looking!

    I have a friend who has two break barrel pellet guns, same maker, made in china.

    They're decent, came with a cheap scope and were inexpensive. Nothing to the caliber (pun intended) of what you have pictured.

    He and I sighted them in, he wants to use them for squirrel. The problem is the trigger pull is HEAVY with a whole lot of travel. It's like 12 pounds the whole 50 yards of travel. It's bad enough the guns can't be fired accurately without using a rest.
  8. DHonovich

    DHonovich Founder Staff Member Administrator Sponsor "Philanthropist"

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    Yea this one is actually made in america (scope and light aren't) and the trigger is very adjustable. I look forward to shooting it this week and seeing what it can do.
  9. nitesite

    nitesite Average Guy Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    I am fascinated. Not only by your air rifle but the air pump.
  10. ripjack13

    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    You have to use a bike pump on that? Never that before...

    My brother has a gamo break barrel. I had sighted it in for him and I noticed it wasn't very accurate. It did however stay within a 3" circle. And I was using a shooting table with a holder. So I know it wasn't me shaking....
  11. DHonovich

    DHonovich Founder Staff Member Administrator Sponsor "Philanthropist"

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    Yea you need the air pump to achieve the 3000psi. It takes about 70 pumps to get to that level. It is supposed to be a tack driver at 50 yards. I know people shoot it out to 100 yards.
  12. dieselmudder

    dieselmudder .30-06 Elite Member "Philanthropist"

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    Thats some serious $hit. Ive got a Gamo that will take out cats and squirrels no problem. How "loud" is it? If its intended purpose is night hunting, i presume its near or less than a suppressed rifle?
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  13. CaddmannQ

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    I learned to shoot with a sweet Sheridan Blue Streak back in the '60s, but I haven't owned a pellet gun for many years.

    I was thinking of getting one for the grandkids to shoot, but I don't know anything about these modern pump guns.
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  14. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    I had the single-shot version of that same pistol. Mom won it at a bingo game & gave it to me on my 11th birthday.
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  15. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    I was shocked to find out a few years ago that people are hunting big game with air guns. The techology has come a long way.

    Curious to see how that performs. How hard is the pumping to reach the 3kpsi mark?
  16. DHonovich

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    All sighted in for 15 yards. I am going to do 30 and 45 tomorrow morning.

    It took about 100 hard pumps to get to full. It got progressively harder the higher the psi.


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  17. dieselmudder

    dieselmudder .30-06 Elite Member "Philanthropist"

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    Special pump that came with the rifle? I don't see a standard hand pump being capable of 3000 psi
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  20. TravisM.1

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    Nice Marauder! I've been eyeing up some of the more "precision" pellet guns these days myself, but I keep getting distracted by other stuff.

    I still have the first air rifle I ever shot, an old Gamo "Expo" that my dad bought years ago. I put a new seal in it about ten years or so ago. It's a good shooter, but it doesn't fling them at more than 600 fps or so.

    I always wanted one of those Crosman MKI pistols too. Figuring the costs of Co2 for an afternoon of shooting, its probably cheaper than shooting the Ruger pistol its patterned after, with ammo prices being what they are now.

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