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any airgun fans here ?

Discussion in 'Prepper Forum' started by br549, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. br549

    br549 New Member

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    i have a RWS Diana 34 and a very highly modified crosman 13xx pumper . great plinkers/shooters and they have both put meat on tables for decades . cheap/quiet ammo also . any other fans here ?


     
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    357magnum Well-Known Member

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    I have a had a Barnett Spitfire for years it's a side cock with a muzzle brake , it's only .177 cal but a powerful gun I made a mistake and dry fired once it sounds like a 22 cal .Small game is no problem @ all the wood stock is well made but the gun is heavy because of it , you don't see many any longer .
     
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    FEINWERKBAU 124 SPORTER IN .177 .
     
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  4. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    Now that is a worthy air rifle. I had a Daisey VL rifle in .22 cal. The most inaccurate rifle Daisey ever made. It had a small amount of Nitro Cellulose molded the back of a solid slug. If they put you in a barn and closed the doors you might hit one of the sides.
     
  5. Klondike Mike

    Klondike Mike Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I do here. .22 @ under 500fps for vermin/pest control in a city setting. Does a good job on magpie's. Anything over 500 fps in Canada and we have to get a license. Probably a good thing for any city slicker. A 1200 fps airgun could do some damage.
     
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  6. kopcicle

    kopcicle Well-Known Member

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    Does a tennis ball cannon count ? :)
    250FPS weighted to 4oz will do some damage.
    http://www.antennalaunchers.com/csv19/csv19asm.html
    other than that a Wackerhagen* Model A circa '53,
    BSA R10SE that I wouldn't own except for it being willed to me.
    Colt 1911 A1 CO2
    Still have my childhood Daisy




    *(Sheridan, named after Civil War's General Philip Sheridan, for which his son Philip was named after).
     
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  7. DXman

    DXman Well-Known Member

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    Here is mine, got it 2 yrs ago, it can shoot a 25 cal. pellet as fast as 900 fps. Very accurate at 60 yards.

    Also the air tank that I use to fill it. I get the tank filled from a local fire department. It's close to the same size that the firemen wear.

    Benjamin 25 cal..JPG

    DSC_0015.JPG

    Carbon Fiber - 88 cu ft..JPG
     
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  8. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    How is the grouping? Is it fairly tight? Say like the size of a quarter?
     
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    DXman Well-Known Member

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    At 50 yards I have been able to get 3 shots into the size of a 50 cent piece. There are other brands out there that can do that good @ 100 yrds, but they are very costly.

    There are air rifles now up to 50 cal and guys are using them to hunt deer, elk and bison with them.
     
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  10. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    Are they strictly air powered or do they have additional assist? If not there must be a huge spring in the piston power cylinder.
    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?...F023EA7EBDBBB9F6F722F023EA7EBDBBB&FORM=VDRVRV
     
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  11. kopcicle

    kopcicle Well-Known Member

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    PCP are pre charged as in having their own, or outboard, 3,000 psi high side tank and a regulator much like a regulator for high pressure breathing apparatus or welding gases. These machines are amazing. I am an avid , competent and experienced rifleman. These are high powered precision instruments. In some cases they are more accurate than I am which would have been saying a lot just ten years ago but today it's just enough. My BSA will all but stack pellets at 25 yds , cover the group with a quarter at 50 yds and the occasional 50 cent piece sized group at 100 yds.

    Damn sure ain't my daisy from '60's
     
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    They seem to have been around a lot longer than I thought:
     
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    rabbiporkchop Well-Known Member

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    These look interesting

     
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  14. br549

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    been looking at a wood marauder gen 2 .25 for my first PCP . very effective on hogs and those green mountain barrels are supposed to be pretty nice . they're also extremely MOD friendly with tons of after market parts . i love to tinker :)
     
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    Here is what my Marauder has for the "baffles", some earlier version had less.
    The Green Mountain barrels are pretty accurate, they are "choked" at about the last 1 inch or so of the barrel.

    right way to assemble baffles for air gun..jpg
     

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