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Air Rifle Suggestions

#1 Post by senorgrand » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:13 pm

Well, if shit doesn't get too real these next few months, I've been thinking I'd like to get an air rifle. If would be about half the cost of a 22 and I could shoot in my side yard...if the damn thing is quiet.

I was looking at the Gamo Bonecollector .22 repeating rifle. Got a nice wood stock.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PG5544X/?c ... _lig_dp_it

Any thoughts on this guy? I'd love to window-shop some guns while I'm stuck in quarantine...ones that could ship to my house. ;)
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#2 Post by Inquisitor » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:14 pm

Gamo makes one with an integrated suppressor, I think its called the whisper.

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#3 Post by lurker » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:25 pm

i gave away my '70s vintage break-barrel romanian pioner to a 10-yr old kid two weeks ago.

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#4 Post by senorgrand » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:27 pm

Inquisitor wrote: Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:14 pm Gamo makes one with an integrated suppressor, I think its called the whisper.
Yup -- this is one of those. Seems pretty quiet.
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#5 Post by kronkmusic » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:59 pm

Been thinking about this too, it would be nice to get in some marksmanship work while couped up at home. Neighbors won't give a damn as long as I don't hit any of their pets, so I'm not worried about that. I used to love shooting my air rifle as a kid, had an old Powermaster pump rifle when we lived out on an acre of land and had several acres of woods right next door. Those days are long gone but oh well.

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#6 Post by Mason » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:09 pm

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#7 Post by YankeeTarheel » Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:34 am

I'd love to have one of those air rifles that can cut through a plank at a 100 yards!
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#8 Post by Tedzilla » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:03 am

Inquisitor wrote: Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:14 pm Gamo makes one with an integrated suppressor, I think its called the whisper.
I have a Gamo Whisper, it's louder than my Marlin Model 39 firing CCI CB 22longs. Whisper can't do follow up shots and isn't nearly as accurate. I've had the 39 since I was 11 and making shots nearly automatic. I know nothing about either of my airguns except that I must be doing something wrong. Other than legal issues I see no reason for airguns. YT check the legality of the integrated suppressor on the Whisper in NJ.
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#9 Post by CDFingers » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:52 am

lurker wrote: Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:25 pm i gave away my '70s vintage break-barrel romanian pioner to a 10-yr old kid two weeks ago.
Dude: that totally rocked.

re; sounds from air rifles: if the velocity breaks the sound barrier, you're gonna get that crack. I have a Game break action no suppressor, and it's very accurate.

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#10 Post by lurker » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:02 am

kids are the future. i have none of my own, so i take it upon myself to dad other people's kids. it's a heavy responsibility but worth it, and if i F it up it's not my problem.:bananadance:

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#11 Post by senorgrand » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:30 am

I'm leaning towards a 22 rifle because the speed of the pellet is just below the speed of sound
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#12 Post by Mason » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:19 am

.22 is better all around. Look at FPE, not FPS. A .22 pellet at 800fps is subsonic but packs a wallop. If you go spring piston you need learn the "Artillery Hold" or you will never shoot it accurately. Buy a variety of pellets and see which it likes. I have found almost everything likes Beeman or H&N Kodiaks. The gas spring Benjamin Nitros are really good for the money. Almost any spring piston gun can be improved with a CharlieDaTuna Trigger.

You will never regret this. It is a great way to keep your skills up in your back yard.

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#13 Post by senorgrand » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:23 am

do you have that one? it's on the short list. is it quiet?
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#14 Post by lurker » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:26 am

here's a bicycle/air rifle/firearm forum i visit.
https://budgetbicycleboards.freeforums. ... es-pistols

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#15 Post by Mason » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:52 am

I do not own it but i have a friend who does. It is indeed quiet. The pellet hitting the target is usually louder than the rifle. I have a Benjamin Marauder PCP .25. It is super quiet. The hammer hitting the valve is louder than the report.
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#16 Post by senorgrand » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:55 am

Mason -- do you hunt with yours?
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#17 Post by Mason » Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:12 pm

Yes, I have used it to kill things and eaten them. I have also used it to eradicate raccoons from my neighborhood. Maybe there are still a few around but they were brazen when I first moved in.
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#18 Post by senorgrand » Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:21 pm

Yeah, the option of hunting, the ease of cleaning a .22 vs. .17 and the lower sound level all have me leaning toward .22.

Any good resources for a "artillery hold?"
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#19 Post by Mason » Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:24 pm

Do not ever stick a cleaning rod down the barrel of an air rifle. EVER. There is no need. Google Artillery Hold. Search it on Pyramid Airs website.
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#20 Post by Mason » Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:25 pm

Lots of stuff on YouTube.
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#21 Post by senorgrand » Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:58 pm

Thanks!
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#22 Post by senorgrand » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:43 pm

Any recommendations for an air rifle with iron sights?
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#23 Post by Mason » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:13 pm

RWS 350.
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#24 Post by Mason » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:15 pm

Sorry. Diana 350 Magnum. On sale right now.
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#25 Post by senorgrand » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:16 pm

I felt a sharp pain in my right buttock...oh, that's my wallet.
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