Youll shoot ya eye out! Air riffle thread

raggie33

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i just need more magnifaction. i think mine is 3x. i can do 3 inches at around 25 meters but i think i should be doing much better
 

raggie33

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im starting to thinkthe guys who review these things arw abit soft. imean they alwayscomplain they kick hard lol. wth they should try a 12 guage with slugs lol and ima small dude
 

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lol

I've never been to one of those. When I heard you paid money and briefly got to see something I lost interest. Now vintage Playboys are more my thing but I don't know if there is anything worthwhile in them because I'm too busy reading the articles.
 

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im starting to thinkthe guys who review these things arw abit soft. imean they alwayscomplain they kick hard lol. wth they should try a 12 guage with slugs lol and ima small dude
On a serious note that possibly is a concern when using optics. I think they call it reverse recoil or something and it can break the glass in a rimfire scope. Some people in the shooting club were telling me about that decades ago.
 

sween1911

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I have a Daisy 880 I think it is. With the lever you can pump up, takes BB's or pellets.

I also have an older one with a bad seal. I forget the brand, I think it's Western Auto. It's currently disassembled awaiting some research to figure out how to replace the seal. Maybe a random thread on a certain flashlight forum will yield some info.
 

ABTOMAT

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The old 880 was a pretty good gun for the price. Very powerful will pellets. At least before everyone started selling 1000+ FPS springers. I think the 880's mechanism was also the basis for their *53 match rifles.
 

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FPS is like lumens. You typically don't need as much as you think.

I was happy with springers that were in the UK legal range since I was only plinking with them. Incidently back in 2015 or so I was at a gun shop specialising in black powder although they were an FFL and sold some firearms and they had some made in scotland air rifle for sale. I talked to the salesman about trading a CyberGuns Famas AEG for it and he agreed. I brought it in a week later and told him the air rifle was scotish and what I liked about it and he took it off the shelf and said oh I think I'll keep it. *******.
 

iacchus

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That reminds me, I had a Daisy Powerline 880 when I was a kid. It had a scope.

We would have BB wars in the neighborhood woods. I would climb a tree and act as a sniper.

The wars stopped when somebody got all bent out of shape and told their dad. He was understanding, laughed most of it off but also made us stop.

Last I checked, the kid who narced on us still had a pellet in him 3 years after that summer.

We transitioned to fireworks wars after that, but they were particularly seasonal so not as fun.
 

alpg88

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Had a gamo hunter 220, shot dime group at 30 yards, from a rest with a scope, so human error was almost eliminated, very accurate rifle.
 

DHart

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Air rifles have come a L-O-N-G way since the daze of my youth. I've been into the pre-charged pneumatics for a number of years now. I am outside of city limits, so there's that benefit.

My latest is this British-made BRK Ghost (from the Daystate company). .22 cal. 10-shot magazine. Exceptionally accurate and powerful. 918 fps with 18 gr. Jumbo pellets.

These things are even more expensive than powder-burners, but they're high-precision and pretty amazing. Moderators (silencers) don't require a special stamp either.

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Monocrom

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Air rifles have come a L-O-N-G way since the daze of my youth. I've been into the pre-charged pneumatics for a number of years now. I am outside of city limits, so there's that benefit.

My latest is this British-made BRK Ghost (from the Daystate company). .22 cal. 10-shot magazine. Exceptionally accurate and powerful. 918 fps with 18 gr. Jumbo pellets.

These things are even more expensive that powder-burners, but they're high-precision and pretty amazing. Moderators (silencers) don't require a special stamp either.

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Okay, won't lie. Wish I had one of those.
 

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Back in the year 1999 I liked those plastic bar sights that were illuminated by light that was existing. Not nite sites.
 
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