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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-16-2017, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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Air rifle choice

With the pending regulations on a Airgun use for small game if it passes I may purchase one
What is a good reliable accurate easy to cock and load rifle for squirrels? Also with a good suppressor. Thanks for your input.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-16-2017, 09:32 AM
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I have a Nitro Venom Dusk barrel break pellet gun made by Crossman in .177 it came with a 3x9 scope. Shoots great although a little on the heavy side at 6lbs loaded, feels more like my 06, it is said to take out groundhogs, coons, and possums. If I were looking to buy a pellet gun for hunting it would be a 22 cal.. Gamo has some very nice guns to choose from check them out also...Good luck with what ever you choose....

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According to a local WCO, it seems that the possible coming regulations limit airgun use to .177 and .22 caliber. So you may not want to look at the .25's................ although I don't understand why a .25 nitro piston wouldn't be as good as, if not better, at dispatching smallish critters.
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Just something I was told by a friend and not sure it is 100% true but makes sense to me? He has an RWS which is a tack driver as I have witnessed what it can do. Another friend bought a break barrel air rifle and wasn't nearly as accurate and was told it is because the scope is mounted towards the back of the rifle and not on the barrel so every time you cock it the scope may not be exactly still in line with the bore? Make sense to anyone else? The RWS costs roughly 3 or 4 times what the cheaper ones on the market cost so it should shoot better? Just because a certain rifle is fast doesn't mean much if it isn't accurate!
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I did a lot research on Airgun forum before I purchased my RWS 22 caliber. I also bought a Hawk scope that has a lifetime warranty. I highly recommend the rifle.

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Had a Dianawerk break barrel model years ago. It was a 22 caliber. Could hit M&M's at 10 meters all day long with peep sights. Of course it cost $150 40 years ago. Even had a place for a palm rest.
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Pyramid air will give you a lot of choices and info.

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Benjamin/Sheridens are good choices too .177 -.20 -.22 cal

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back in 1986 i worked in a gun store that sold airguns. we sold mostly RWS and Benjamin rifles. the RWS models were very accurate. if putting a scope on one make sure its a air rifle scope. the recoil of an air rifle is different from a regular rifle.
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-30-2017, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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Looks like I gotta start researching and shopping around.. thanks for all the input guys
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