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hellrazor227
11-03-2009, 11:51 PM
Is there another section on calguns for air rifles?

If not i'm just looking for information on a fairly cheap (prob around 200) and reliable air rifle that is preferably pneumatic or has some other means of hand charging the air rifle.

chsk9
11-03-2009, 11:57 PM
Check out airguns of arizona http://www.airgunsofarizona.com/ They have a great selection and lots of info. I have a RWS #34 .22 which is about $200.

Dirtbiker
11-04-2009, 8:51 AM
www.airgundepot.com

www.pyramydair.com

Do you want a single pump (break barrel) or a multi-pump?

If you don't mind pumping I have a Sheridan Blue streak built in about 1960 or so. It is still going strong to this day.

http://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/Sheridan_Blue_Streak_CB9/207

ojisan
11-04-2009, 9:50 AM
Gamo Hunter, Big Cat etc.
Can be bought in combo-packs with scope for under $200 when on sale at Big 5 etc.
Break-open single-pump .177 pellets at right near 1,000 FPS
Get the awesome GRT3 trigger from charliedatuna.

fcr
11-04-2009, 10:04 AM
I woke up in the middle of the night last night, threw on the idiot box to put me to sleep and on Versus there was an air rifle program on. They had a link, which I can't remember now, I think it was a site with many links. You might check to see if there is a link to that show with Versus. There were some rifles that were pumped to 2500#'s. They had special hand pumps etc.. Pretty incredible rifles. Actually Pyramid air which is above was one of them.

phamkl
11-04-2009, 10:32 AM
Check out the the Benjamin Discovery. It's a precharged pneumatic so you use a hand pump or compressor to fill an onboard reservoir which gives you several shots without pumping. It's 250 though, 300 with a pump. Otherwise I'd go with a Benjamin 392 as a classic hi quality pumper. Other pumper tend to be cheap and plasticy. Springsrs are inexpensive and powerful but theyhave an odd recoil pattern that might cause you to develop a weird flinch. This is mostly for magnum springers though.

Sicarius
11-04-2009, 12:03 PM
Any particular style gun? I will have to say the Tokyo Mauri's are pretty stout. Stay away from the chinese knock off brands. As far as mech box, the AK(tokyo mauri) has a type 3 which is the strongest. The g36 also shares the same mech box if that is a consideration. Classic Army are pretty good but I am not impressed with the bearings in their previous mech boxes and havn't played with their latest ones which are suppose to be better.
Kevin

Bucky G
11-04-2009, 1:33 PM
Gamo big cat combos are a hundred bucks and change at walmart
I use em for rabbit control

Donkeypunch0420
11-04-2009, 2:18 PM
Ive been drooling over the GAMO Whisper for a long time.

Dirtbiker
11-04-2009, 2:19 PM
Any particular style gun? I will have to say the Tokyo Mauri's are pretty stout. Stay away from the chinese knock off brands. As far as mech box, the AK(tokyo mauri) has a type 3 which is the strongest. The g36 also shares the same mech box if that is a consideration. Classic Army are pretty good but I am not impressed with the bearings in their previous mech boxes and havn't played with their latest ones which are suppose to be better.
Kevin

He's talking about real air/pellet rifles but thanks for the input.

WeekendWarrior
11-04-2009, 2:48 PM
WWRTW

Sicarius
11-04-2009, 3:11 PM
Oh lol. nm then
Kevin

sevensix2x51
11-04-2009, 4:32 PM
ive always wanted one of those 9mm air rifles that get charged with a scuba tank...
(i guess .45 is just as good... link (http://www.pyramydair.com/p/big-bore-909s-sam-yang.shtml))
fwiw, ive never had much luck with .177. the darn things always whiz off in an arc like a frisbee after about 40yd, and i think the faster they go, the worse it gets. the old 760 pumpmasters and the like are fine, but the hi.v. break barrel pellet guns are worthless out far, at least in the <$200 range... i think my next air rifle will be in .22 cal.

Dirtbiker
11-04-2009, 4:37 PM
I have a .20 cal Sheridan and it gets the job done at 30-40 yards. Just don't expect to bring done anything bigger than a chipmonk.

phamkl
11-04-2009, 4:50 PM
Those 9mm and .45 caliber airguns are for medium game airgun hunts. They're really popular deer guns in Korea because firearms are banned. That said they're a bit much when you can get a firearm. A .22 is really nice for an airgun caliber since it's a good hunting caliber and plenty good for plinking as it's stable at highish velocities generally. .177 I'd personally keep to plinking.

Precharged, btw, is where it's at now.

sevensix2x51
11-04-2009, 4:55 PM
Those 9mm and .45 caliber airguns are for medium game airgun hunts. They're really popular deer guns in Korea because firearms are banned. That said they're a bit much when you can get a firearm. A .22 is really nice for an airgun caliber since it's a good hunting caliber and plenty good for plinking as it's stable at highish velocities generally. .177 I'd personally keep to plinking.

Precharged, btw, is where it's at now.

but theyre still awesome. there's no denying that! :thumbsup:

Mikeb
11-04-2009, 4:57 PM
One word ...Quackenbush

http://www.quackenbushairguns.com/

I met the guy that took the buffalo at the Richmond range.
take care
Mike

Jpach
11-04-2009, 11:15 PM
Any particular style gun? I will have to say the Tokyo Mauri's are pretty stout. Stay away from the chinese knock off brands. As far as mech box, the AK(tokyo mauri) has a type 3 which is the strongest. The g36 also shares the same mech box if that is a consideration. Classic Army are pretty good but I am not impressed with the bearings in their previous mech boxes and havn't played with their latest ones which are suppose to be better.
Kevin

Hes talking about pellet rifles, not airsoft. I do have a couple of TM AEGs though. I had a lot of good times with them. For some reason my M4 stopped working and its been collecting dust in my garage for some years now

TCWriter
11-05-2009, 7:51 AM
Crosman's making some killer new airguns (and right here in the USA), including the soon-to-be-a-sales legend Benjamin Marauder - a precharged pneumatic with a 10-shot magazine and a shrouded barrel that makes almost no noise.

In fact, the hammer "ping" is louder than the muzzle noise, and the loudest part of the whole deal is the pellet hitting the pellet trap.

Available in .177 and .22 for under $500 (you need some way to charge it with air, and the Benjamin handpump is under $200), it's really an accurate shooter, and you could blast away in your backyard without your neighbors ever really knowing.

I've shot my .177 out to 100 yards, and with the BC of the best pellets hovering in the .02-.03 range, you either get frustrated or really learn to read the wind.

semitch
11-05-2009, 8:11 AM
Here are a couple of airgun sites that I came across when I was looking for a decent air rifle.

http://www.americanairgunhunter.com/agquart.html
http://www.airgunarena.com
http://www.airgunbbs.com
http://straightshooters.com/chat/
http://www.gatewaytoairguns.com/airguns
http://viriato.net/airgunning/index.html

I finally settled on a Beeman R9 .20 cal which shoots great.

bbiggun
11-05-2009, 8:21 AM
This site is filled with info on airgun. Ask any airgun question there and it'll get answered fast.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/79537/

Rick530
11-05-2009, 8:40 AM
One word ...Quackenbush

http://www.quackenbushairguns.com/

I met the guy that took the buffalo at the Richmond range.
take care
Mike

WOW now THATS an air rifle!!!

Jeremy S.
11-05-2009, 9:19 AM
Ive been drooling over the GAMO Whisper for a long time.

I have had a whisper in .177 for about 8 months. I bought it from Midway as a weekly spec. for $199. (It is always on sale there for ~$200: http://www.midwayusa.com/Promotion/default.aspx?promotionid=9076&utm_source=monthly_specials#9076_10634_1016142)

It is a good air rifle but the scope is all but useless due to scope creep which seems to be a common issue with springers. I get about 8-10 pellets down field w/1" of creep. I have debated on using some blue lock tight on the mount(s) but the open sights are great so I have ditched the scope altogether.

I am not sure if the noise dampener is really as effective as advertised but what it does do is makes the "breaking" super easy. The rifle shoulders well and is accurate (1" @ 30 yrds). I am by no means a top notch marksman but I can tell you that the people on line claiming to be getting 1" groups @ 100 yrds w/this rifle are not being truthful. As said above, the pellets are very unstable out past 50 yrds. I have used several different pellet types and have not noticed a major improvement in accuracy from one to the next.

I have bagged numerous rabbits and crows with it from 30 - 40 yrds out. It is a fun "adult air rifle" for sure. There are a few reviews of the air rifle on the net. This is a pretty comprehensive one: http://www.gatewaytoairguns.com/airguns/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=4092&mid=28077#M28077

All being said, I recommend it. If you have any more questions I will do my best to answer them with my limited experience and knowledge.

-Jeremy

PS: First post, hope it helps!

ojisan
11-05-2009, 9:32 AM
"PS: First post, hope it helps!"

Well done and welcome to Cal (Air) Guns!
:D