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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:12 am    Post subject: Re: pellet guns Reply with quote

My Beeman R-1 17 Cal is good for cottentail rabbits out to about 30 yards. Iv had it for about 20 years mostly to get rid of unwonted little critters. I have a pump 22 Cal Benjiman Mdl 312 bolt acton single shot made sometime between 1935 and mid 40s that I put new parts into last year. I have two great grand sons . The oldest is five years old so its time to start him with the pump gun.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:12 am    Post subject: Re: pellet guns Reply with quote

Crosman Raven, youth rifle, 600-625 FPS w/ lead, add 25% for PBA,
It shoots and boy howdy.
Wicked fun little 10 meter rifle.
Handles super well and is a joy to tote. Not too light or heavy.
Super-duper fun. In fact, I ran 300+ rounds through it last night and puffed up a big phone book into confetti I used as a backstop in my living rooom (it's 37' from balcony to front door).
This would make a great first break-barrel/pellet rifle (bbl is rifled). It shoots way better than I can hold.
Sights are 2-color fiber-optic. Kinda coarse and cheezy- but, they work. Looks like the rear might get knocked off before it break's, or not.
Cocking effort is easy, trigger actually breaks- stiffish and I'd guess 6# or so?, wide shoe, not the best feel or cleanest take-up etc. But, get past that and...it's fun! Barrel locks up tight too, takes a smack to get it open.
It is quiet. Makes more of a 'clunk' than anything in the open. Stealthy!
Perfect for small critters and back-yard plinkin'.
Dove-tailed reciever with a round stop hole for ring-stop screws.
$69.00 and I'm diggin' it.
Gonna try it again at 20m and see if I can get a group using my Merit device to sharpen up the sights. Plus I can always glass it if I want.
Sure aint no wodd-stocked hunter but, I like it! Fun and affordable way for almost everyone to enjoy one decent shooter.
RMCOil is not available anywhere, that I could find. So for Crosman springers of this type the factory guy said RWS and Gamo ***chamber*** lubes work as required.
If I had a huge yard then a full-size hunter would be the go-to, but, I don't and I snipe overgrown ravines and small backyards.
I really like this thing.
Took 4 shots to get on target then the others were the first rounds down the tube. It will one-hole all day long if you can hold that.

#1 : 7.4gr spire, 7.9gr HP Premier (my fault for string) slow-fire (cross-legged) and PBA (cross-legged) 3/30 seconds.



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:19 am    Post subject: Re: pellet guns Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:20 am    Post subject: Re: pellet guns Reply with quote

#3: (sorry for the crummy pics guys...I'm working on it... Sad )



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:28 am    Post subject: Re: pellet guns Reply with quote

bracer wrote:
My Beeman R-1 17 Cal is good for cottentail rabbits out to about 30 yards. Iv had it for about 20 years mostly to get rid of unwonted little critters. I have a pump 22 Cal Benjiman Mdl 312 bolt acton single shot made sometime between 1935 and mid 40s that I put new parts into last year. I have two great grand sons . The oldest is five years old so its time to start him with the pump gun.

Two very fine classics and I bet they are bute's, and, good job gettin' the yunker started at it too!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:36 am    Post subject: Re: pellet guns Reply with quote

Yesterday I got a pigeon from an honest 95 feet (rested, dead calm) w/ the 7.4gr Crosman spire pt. First shot was high as I held over, second I held a hair over dead on and *pap*, done.

370 plus rounds through it and it keeps getting better. After 200 rounds and all the factory spooge was out of the chamber I dry-swabbed the bore and put a drop of RWS Chamber lube in and one on the o-ring, waited a few and rolled the gun around to try and coat everything, shot a few and reswabbed and it's shooting clean, still makes one tiny hole @ 10m if I hold right. Very Happy The FO sights truly pop in any outdoor light, too.

This little rifle is freakin' incredible. If ya get one for your youth, better get two as I guarantee he or she won't be happy with you wearing it out for them. Razz

I am extremely pleased with this product, far exceeded my expectations.
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