A new toy.

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A new toy.

Post by BrotherRon » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:49 pm

I bought myself a Gamo air rifle to help with the red squirrel and chipmunk problem I had. 12 red squirrels and 10 chipmunks so far this summer.
I didn't loose any arrows using my crossbow, but figured that I would eventually start loosing or ruining them. This thing is almost as accurate as my Matrix out to 30 yards so far, and these .177 lead pellets are pretty cheap. :lol:
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Re: A new toy.

Post by xcaliber » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:41 am

Sounds like fun too!
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Re: A new toy.

Post by BrotherRon » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:31 pm

It is... I shoot my crossbow for a while, then my air rifle, then my crossbow, then my air rifle, then my crossbow, then my air rifle.... :lol:
The pellets I use are 10.00 - 12.00 for a 250 count tin. I have some with a polymer tip that causes the lead to mushroom on impact, and some that have a BB in the tip that will actually go through a tin can like a 22. (non aluminum)
The ones with the mushrooming tip will go through an aluminum can but not a metal one. (they just put a "Huge" dent in them)
This thing shoots a lead pellet around 1100 fps, and non lead ones between 1300 fps and 1500 fps. :shock:
I have learned that pellets are a lot like arrows = the heavier ones may be a little slower but they are more accurate than the aluminum or copper ones.
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Re: A new toy.

Post by wheelie » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:05 pm

Watch out as pellet guns are more addicting than crossbows. Tear my pellet guns apart regularly and toon them. Replace springs or add spacers and find their sweet spot. Got better scopes on my pellet rifles than I have on my powder burners. LOL

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Re: A new toy.

Post by BrotherRon » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:20 pm

lol.. they are addicting for sure.
What do you use for scopes? the one that came on it isn't very good.

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Re: A new toy.

Post by Hillcountry » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:23 pm

Air rifles are a blast!
I bought a couple of high dollar rifles back a few years...one is a Beeman R9 (my favorite) and the other is the RWS Diana model...both are deadly accurate and fun for "chippy" control. They are topped with great (but inexpensive) Centerpoint scopes that have held zero for years...many marauding squirrels and chipmunks have gone to their maker and it's something you never tire of while keeping the eye sharp for hunting season. They are both .177 cal.

Have fun with yours!

I take my previous statement back about the Centerpoint scopes...they are Leapers scopes.
I realized this when another recommended them...great scopes!
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Re: A new toy.

Post by wheelie » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:24 pm

UTG Leapers 3x9x40 AO and 3X9x50 AO. Both lighted receptacles. Very clear and very reasonable priced. Handle the recoil of a spring gun. Had expensive Hawke and the Leapers are clearer and half the price. Leaper are very clear at very close distances as well as long distance. You will be glad you bought it. CHEERS!

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Re: A new toy.

Post by BrotherRon » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:30 pm

Thanks for the scope info :)
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Re: A new toy.

Post by wheelie » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:04 pm

Bought a Bug-A-Salt 2.0 in camo today for my trailer. Looks like more fun than a fly swatter. Pump action shotgun with a safety. Shoots table salt. Anyone have one? Guarantee delivery is Wednesday from Amazon. Looks like fun. First time I seen advertisement on TV I thought it was a joke. Seems to get a lot of good reviews. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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