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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-19-2017, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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Which manufacturer?

If you were in the market for an air rifle, which would you choose and why? I am looking to get one. Have done some online research but would like to hear from real world experience. Thanks in advance for any reply's.
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-20-2017, 05:11 AM
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That would be my question too. Seems like every time I get ready to buy, I pick a brand, only to hear issues with accuracy/consistancy of accuracy. I am wondering if this inconsistant accuracy thing is the gun or lack of top quality ammo!

I gotta go agitate the techies!
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post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-20-2017, 05:29 AM
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Benjamin Trail NP XL Air Rifle, I have this one, with Predator pellets it shoots great, Needs a custom trigger thats ez to do and I touch holes at 25 yards off a bench.

Heavy but great,

Good luck, to many to choose from, Stant
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Benjamin Trail NP XL Air Rifle, I have this one, with Predator pellets it shoots great, Needs a custom trigger thats ez to do and I touch holes at 25 yards off a bench.

Heavy but great,

Good luck, to many to choose from, Stant
Who makes the predator pellets, and where to buy?
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I have the FX Verminator Extreme in 22 cal. Not a inexpensive airgun for sure but man is it accurate and top quality. The trigger is match grade and very light. It has two power modes and disassembles to fit neatly in a compact carry case. I look forward to popping a few squirrels with it this fall. It will bring a whole new experience to squirrel hunting. Something I rarely do these days.


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i have beeman silver kodiak x2...both 22 and 177 barrels are accurate.easy to chane out also..might change scope fsctory one a little grainy..not as clear as i would like..might put 3x9 on it

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AirArms - get a sample pellet kit to find the one it likes. Shoot 100+ to lead up the barrel then you should be able to put shot on shot from 30yds. I got .22 cal and the TX200HC. Had it tuned also so spring is smooth. It's a springer too. FPS plays a role, but not as much as foot/lbs when hitting prey. It's not light, but that helps steady the rifle once you dial it in. Scope it well too and get a good scope base as they produce a lot of recoil. Make sure the scope is airgun rated or you will destroy it. I use a Hawke 2-7x AO - good value scope.

Do not clean the barrel, leave the lead there. Check out Pyramyd Air

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what is a good pump up air gun to buy, I don't like the brake barrels, thx....

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what is a good pump up air gun to buy, I don't like the brake barrels, thx....
I'm no expert, but I really like my Benjamin 392. I put a Williams peep on it and can consistently hit bottle caps at 25 yards. At seven pumps it drives a 14 grain .22 cal pellet about 3/8" into pressure treated pine. At 50' you can't hear any report which is nice in the back yard.
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I have 2 Remingtons, what I have found is they are pretty much like a 22 rimfire. You have to try different ammo and find the one that your gun likes.
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