The Value Of A Simple Airgun

Discussion in 'Air Guns' started by Perferator, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Perferator

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    Great story!
     
  2. 6Speed

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    My brother and I would set up our Army men in fighting positions across a big ditch in the yard. Then we'd crawl up with our BB rifles and massacre the Japs one at a time. Our Dad finally figured out why we kept asking for new toy soldiers all the time and told us we'd have to work around the farm to pay for new ones!

    The bird shooting part made me think of the thread where guys are shooting cats because they kill song birds. Joe and I were a lot more deadly than a couple of feral cats. I hope those guys don't get the idea to start shooting kids with BB guns because their pretty birds are getting thinned out!

    I still have a Grossman 160 and I've been entertaining the idea of getting a modern air rifle just for fun...

    Those sure were fun times.
     
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    I started on a Daisy 880 and now own a HW50 in .177 and a P-rod in .22. That 880 put a nice dent in the sparrow population back in the day.
     
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  4. gemihur

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    I started with a Daisy model 25
    Ten years later got a Sheridan Bluestreak 5mm
    Now am a proud owner of a Beeman R9 .20 cal
    The fun never ends!
     
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    I started out with many of the same mentioned here. Last year I bought a synthetic Marauder PCP in .25 cal. The furthest I can shoot in my yard is 90 yards and I can put 5 shots inside of an inch at that distance when the wind is at 0 mph. The rabbit hole gets deep as I now own a 4000 psi compressor to pump it up and a bunch of other stuff. It has made me a better shot with my deer rifle though.

    For my normal 30 yard shot to the bird feeder, I make a mess of house sparrows!
     
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  6. gemihur

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    Cjs,
    The vermin tremble at the mention of your name.
    Keep up the good shootin'
    I haven't yet stepped into the realm of these high pressure rigs but I see them on TV
    I like burning powder too much to have my air rifle take it's place.
    Thanks,
    Jimmy
     
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    A Quackenbush in .458 or .50 is enough power to take down a buffalo inside of 100yd. Just thought I'd be a bad influence :D
     
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  8. gemihur

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    Pnuematics have come a long way!
    Next you'll be telling me they've taken rhino and water buffalo.
    I know they're powerful but I ain't letting go of my powder until EM gets perfected.
    Thanks,
    Jimmy