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Old 02-17-2017, 8:16 AM
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Default I need some recommendations on a airgun

So I have been wanting an air rifle for a while...I'm looking for something to shoot in the backyard for plinking...it must be on the quieter side. My budget is around $400 max....i don't have any experience on air rifle so I really dont know what I'm looking for. I just want a break barrel so I don't have to deal with other extra stuff.
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Old 02-17-2017, 9:12 AM
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So I have been wanting an air rifle for a while...I'm looking for something to shoot in the backyard for plinking...it must be on the quieter side. My budget is around $400 max....i don't have any experience on air rifle so I really dont know what I'm looking for. I just want a break barrel so I don't have to deal with other extra stuff.
I was somewhat in the same boat as you.
I have a Crosman 2100 pump type BB/Pellet that works well except I got tired of having to pump it up each time I shot so I researched and ended up with a break-barrel type with a nitro piston. It''s a Crosman Fire .177 pellet rifle.
I am very happy with it for my needs, which is plinking and an occassional ground squirrel.

Break the barrel, which compresses the nitro piston, load the pellet, and then shoot.
It cost me about $100.00 at Dick's.
Check it out.
BTW, forget using BBs, they are not accurate. Pellets are the way to go.
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:29 AM
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I was looking at the benjamin trail xl1100....but walmart and a some other places won't ship it to cali...are they legal in ca
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I'm in the same boat...
Just came from Walmart. Lots of choices at the $100. price point. Crossman, Benjamin, Gamo, and a few others.

Good to know about the break barrel vs. pump...
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Check out these two sites for products and reviews:
Pyramid Air
Airguns of Arizona

Between their product selection and the buyers' reviews, you should be able to find exactly what you want. Worst case, give them a call and ask product-specific questions.

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I ended up buying the benjamin steel eagle...it's on sale at big 5 for $199 and I had a 10% coupon
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If it can take a Charlie da tuna trigger, it's a great upgrade. My Benji had the longest grittiest trigger.

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stick with a pellet. much more acurate
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I ended up buying the benjamin steel eagle...it's on sale at big 5 for $199 and I had a 10% coupon
Congrats on your purchase.
Time to go and have some fun with it.

This may be more than you want to do but I'd recommend buying several types of pellets to see which one groups the best in your rifle.
Use a bench rest (sandbags or similar) and do a five shot test and see how they group. Then use the brand/type that works best.
I use a 20 yard distance for checking and zeroing.

Pyramid Air is a good place and they sell sample packs of pellets just for that purpose. JSB and H&N come to mind.

Plinking is fun but you'll have a better idea why you may be missing the target if you know how those pellets work in your rifle.
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I was considering buying one of these:

http://www.airgundepot.com/fas-6004-pellet-pistol.html
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If you are in San Diego there is a huge Airgun dealer in La Mesa / Lakeside area. He also sells all firearm ammo and other gear.

La Mesa Collectibles, 619-444-9291. They just moved their shop so I havent seen the new store. He has air rifles in 9mm, 357, 45 and even the new arrow rifles.
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I have an RWS Diana 34 rifle and a Daisy 747 pistol. Both are single-stroke cockers. The Diana is a break barrel that sells for $300 from Pyramid Air. It is available in either .22 or .177. The Daisy is a side cocker that sells for $220. Both are extremely accurate with the correct pellets. I have the .177 versions.

http://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/Diana_...06_Trigger/402

http://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/Daisy_...umph_Match/308

There is a less expensive Daisy 717 that is also very accurate that goes for $170. The main difference is the barrel. It does not have the Lothar-Walther barrel. http://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/Daisy_...mph_Match/1241

If you want to put optics on the Diana, firearm glass usually can't take the battering of the dual recoil pulse. I put a 1 inch Ultradot on mine. The dot is perfect for informal plinking. It is so accurate, after a while it gets boring. Place the red dot on whatever you want to shoot and squeeze the trigger.

The pistols are also extremely accurate. I loaned my 747 to a friend and it never came back, so I picked up a 717. Just as accurate as the 747 in my hands.
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My air rifle buddies and I all have at least one of these rifles and there have been no issues or complaints at all.

Search here:
http://flyingdragonairrifles.org

When you order get the full tune; it is well-worth the extra cost. Mike Melick is great guy to deal with.
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