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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-08-2014, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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Pellet Gun Recommendaitons

Not sure this is the right forum, but will give it a try.

Looking for recommendation for an air pellet gun. Want it for target shooting and would like one fairly simple so everyone in the family can shoot it. Price range is $150-$300.


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Re: Pellet Gun Recommendaitons

RWS makes a good airgun.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-09-2014, 01:54 PM
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Re: Pellet Gun Recommendaitons

Get a 22.

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Re: Pellet Gun Recommendaitons

Bought a Benjamin .22 cal at wally world. Got this for my daughter and I to plink around. Shoots great, fast and hard hitting. The best and more accurate ammo is the Predator Performance Polymag from Cabela's.

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Re: Pellet Gun Recommendaitons

I'll second the RWS. Although they tend to start closer to the high side of your price range. They are a top quality air rifle.

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Re: Pellet Gun Recommendaitons

Benjamins are excellent. I had one for many years as a teen growing up i remember shooting cans at a respectable distance easy as pie. I even got som g hogs with that gun. Very accurate and stood up to all my young and dumb teen age abuse. Mine was a .177
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Re: Pellet Gun Recommendaitons

Springers, or Spring Air Rifles can be and usually ARE, very finicky about what type and weight pellet they like, and they absulutely require a diferent type of hold than any other type of rifle. First thing you MUST do is buy more than one type/weight of pellet (for .177 cal., usually never heavier than 10 grains and never lighter than 7 grains.). Secondly, they require the artillery type of rifle hold in order to shoot them consistantly well. On the low end for reasonable qaulity for a springer scope would be the Center Point brand. Also NEVER use a regular rifle scope on a springer rifle due to the reverse recoil and completely diferent type of vibration created by the rifle. A springer will shake even the BEST center fire rifle scope apart. I have several Springers and none of them cost more than a few hundred bucks and I would put every single one of them up against rifles costing much more. My CDT tuned Gamo Big Cat will shoot a ragged, sub-1/4" hole at 30 meters and around a 1/2" at 60 meters. I have less than $250.00 invested in the rifle. I would recommend you check out or a couple of the air rifle dedicated chat forums for some really good info before spending an arm and a leg on a new rifle.

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