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I decided to add a pellet gun to my gear. I bought one of the pump pistols in 22 cal and also a crossbow pistol that is very accurate up to 35 feet. 200 pellets were cheap and the two dozen plastic 6 inch bolts were cheap as well. Neither takes up much room after you break down the crossbow. I figure they are quiet and useful. Anyone else have any comments? pro or con
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I decided to add a pellet gun to my gear. I bought one of the pump pistols in 22 cal and also a crossbow pistol that is very accurate up to 35 feet. 200 pellets were cheap and the two dozen plastic 6 inch bolts were cheap as well. Neither takes up much room after you break down the crossbow. I figure they are quiet and useful. Anyone else have any comments? pro or con
I have all that too. Toys to play with for fun, but also tools for hunting when/if the time comes for that. Nothing wrong with the stuff. It can be used for target practice and small game hunting. Not exactly the highest end or most powerful weapons obviously, but they have their place.
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you might want to look into this hybrid, it is a crossbow that shoots bolts, plus ball bearings

http://lonestarparson.blogspot.com/2...-crossbow.html

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I have a Benjamin trail NP .177 and a Browning 800 Express.22. The Benjamin ran about $79.00 and the Browning was $149.00. The Benjamin is a 15 to 20 yard gun. My son was exploding shook up popcans with the Browning today at 35 yds.
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I have a Benjamin trail NP .177 and a Browning 800 Express.22. The Benjamin ran about $79.00 and the Browning was $149.00. The Benjamin is a 15 to 20 yard gun. My son was exploding shook up popcans with the Browning today at 35 yds.
Imho that Benjamin,, properly set up should be a 50 yard rifle on squirrels

likely the supplied scope, if any, is inadequate for the rifle.

not sure if a Nitro piston benefits from the "artillery " hold , which a springer MUST have used to be accurate,,

maybe someone else can chime in on that,,

I do not have a nitro,, but I use the artillery hold on every air rifle anyway,, pumpers & CO2, (even tho they do not need it ) or springer, just so I am in the habit of it when i pick up a springer

for those who are not familiar with the term, it just means, not Gripping the forestock, but just letting it rest atop your opened hand,, or in my case I sometimes just rest the shorter ones across my off hand forearm with my arm held crosswise

the idea is not to "fight " the recoil,, sort of like the benefit of free floating a barrel in a stock,or shooting from a sandbag rest
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oh, I thought you meant the trail NP rifle , a 50 yard or better rifle,,

if you meant the NP trail pistol, your kid is quite a good shooter to pop cans at 35 yards indeed !!!

I heard that Browning 800 pistol which is I think almost the same as the Ruger, is a real good buy,, but a sonuvagun to cock if you are not Popeye the Sailorman lunching from a spinach can

Me I got a CO2 powered Crosman 2240 .22 which I intend to convert to Precharged Air and to be a revolver repeater..
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This is an old pic, so ignore the dead rabbit. This is my Crosman 1322 "Blue Thunder". I just fixed it last night and now it's shooting about 535 fps at 15 pumps.

With the pistols your max range for power is about the same as what you can accurately hit, so it works out. Realistically that is about 25 yards or less. It's especially hard to shoot accurately when you don't have rest, because you need to keep in mind that these guns are just as heavy as a real firearm, and the barrels are longer, making them much harder to hold steady with your arms extended.
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Not exactly cheap, but very effective. Cz/ air arms s200 .22 cal pcp. You got me thinking about a xbow now.
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Careful, you'll shoot your eye out. ;-p
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My RWS wasn't all that cheap but its a fine break barrel pellet gun.



I made a holster for my Crossman 1322 and carry it pretty often around the farm. I have taken squirrel and rabbit but I carry it for stray dogs and snakes.



But I refinished the stock on my Crossman Storm after breaking it while working on the trigger. It now has the sweetest trigger of the bunch and its my #1 squirrel gun. I can take the cap off a pop bottle at 25 yards every time. I gave about $80 for it at Wally World a few years ago, it was my first break barrel rifle.




Here is my Benjamin 22 nitro, I hunt with it also. $125 with damaged packaging, because it is not a spring but an air ram it is easier to shoot. I also hunt with it, that was a pest rabbit in the garden, I most squirrel hunt with it.
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Nice shooters guys!
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This is an old pic, so ignore the dead rabbit. This is my Crosman 1322 "Blue Thunder". I just fixed it last night and now it's shooting about 535 fps at 15 pumps.

With the pistols your max range for power is about the same as what you can accurately hit, so it works out. Realistically that is about 25 yards or less. It's especially hard to shoot accurately when you don't have rest, because you need to keep in mind that these guns are just as heavy as a real firearm, and the barrels are longer, making them much harder to hold steady with your arms extended.
How did you soup yours up? I have a 1377 and a 1322...
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How did you soup yours up? I have a 1377 and a 1322...
I am not sure what N.S. did to his, but you will find lots of info here:


http://www.crosman-air-pistol-owners...oard/index.php
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"Pyramid Air" provides customer reviews on all the guns they sell ,which is a very wide verity.
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this is the sort of thing keeps me awake at night.. not inexpensive !!! actually darn expensive for a springer, and heavy too,, but cheap compared to a PCP,, and no pump needed,, but ..... it is the pretty that gets me,, and I love underlevers,, it makes no sense to me to be torquing on a barrel which is on a pivot,hundreds of times and then expect accuracy

http://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/Air_Ar...26+accuracy%3F
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sweet. we actually just obtained one, we got it thinking it would be nice to teach our kids about guns on. They're still pretty little and I wouldn't want them on anything more powerful for a few more years.
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an air rifle is plenty powerful... imho the only way they are safer is that they have a lot less range for the pellet to travel if you miss... also most are easier on the hearing ,
but most will put out between twice and 8 times ( only a few pricey ones do more than 4 times, tho) the amount of power necessary to penetrate bone..

but all in all great for teaching habits of always putting the safety on, pointing in a safe direction,, all that,, and use of a scope too..
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this is the sort of thing keeps me awake at night.. not inexpensive !!! actually darn expensive for a springer, and heavy too,, but cheap compared to a PCP,, and no pump needed,, but ..... it is the pretty that gets me,, and I love underlevers,, it makes no sense to me to be torquing on a barrel which is on a pivot,hundreds of times and then expect accuracy

http://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/Air_Ar...26+accuracy%3F

A buddy of mine has one, and it's the only springer that will hold its own in the accuracy department with a good pcp IMHO.
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On the high speed break barrels, I have found a heavy pellet makes the gun much more repeatable.

I am using a 10.65 g match grade Beeman zodiac pellet and it makes all the world of difference in my Crossman Storm and RWS. Both are rated over 1000 FPS, I think closer to 1200 FPS. The heavier pellet has more stopping power on impact as well.

For my crossman 1377 I use the cheap crossman hollow point or pointed pellets they both work fine.

PCP sounds interesting to me, but I am getting everything I need to do done with my break barrels. A lot cheaper.
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