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This thread is for the discussion of air rifles and pistols ...whether they are powered by springs, pistons, pneumatics (gas) or carbon dioxide (CO2).


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My favorite squirrel (chipmunk,rabbit,crow,pigeon,dove,etc) rifle...




MECHANISM
-Velocity: 1200 fps with PBA, 1000 fps with Lead
-Single Shot
-Break Barrel: Single Cocking System, Spring piston
-Automatic Cocking Safety system
-Manual Trigger safety
-Barrel: Fluted, Polymer Jacketed Rifled Steel
-Non-removable noise dampener (with up to 52% reduction)
-Cocking Effort: 30 lbs
-Trigger: Second Stage adjustable
-Manual Safety


STOCK
-Stock: Tough All Weather molded Synthetic
-Butt Plate: Ventilated rubber pad for recoil absorption
-Cheekpiece: Thin cheekpad molded on each side
-Checkering: Non-Slip texture design on grip and forearm


SIGHTS
-Fiber optic front sight with sight guard
-Fiber optic adjustable rear sight.


OPTICS
-Scope Ramp: Raised Rail
-Scope: 39x40 standard reticle air rifle scope with one piece solid mount

SPECIFICATIONS
-Weight: 5.28 lbs
-Length: 46.0 inches
-Ammunition: Any .177 Pellet
-Caliber: .177
-Trigger Pull: 3.74 lbs
-Cocking effort:30 lbs
-Barrel Length: 18 inches
 

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Helped a friend clean out his basement / garage and was gifted the following...a Crosman Mark II





SPECS:

Manufacturer: Crosman
Model: , Model Mark II
Made In: USA
Manufactured Dates: 1966 - 1986

Caliber/Ammunition/Feed: 177, lead pellet or steel BB, single-shot
Air Source: CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Accessories: 5 Crosman Powerlets / BB's / .177 pellets / 2 darts


Weight (lb): 2.8
Length (in): 11.0
Body Material: metal
Finish: black
Grips: plastic
Barrel Length (in): 7.75
Material: steel
Rifled: yes
Trigger Action: SA
Trigger Pull (lbs) 6
Adjustable: yes
Sights (front/rear): fixed, fully adjustable
Velocity (fps): 420 (hi), 320 (lo)
Sound Level (dB):100
 

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This pistol also came with the deal...a vintage Marksman Repeater.

Note that it shoots BB's, Pellets, and Darts !!






SPECS:

Power Source: Spring Piston
Cocking Action: Slide
Ammo: .177 BBs ( 18 round reservoir ), Pellets, Darts and Bolts
Velocity: 200 fps
 

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So...anyone else here target shoot and hunt with their airguns...!?

I find it keeps my eye/hand coordination and trigger control sharp when I can't get to the range to practice

or when I have to dispatch a distructive varmint in the garden.
 
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Everything I know about airguns you could put in a thimble and have enough room left over for a basketball.

Here in the city they would draw and quarter you for shooting a "projectile" within the city limits. And that's too bad as we have an infestation of skunks, starlings and raccoons. If you trap a skunk and put it in your trash can the city will have a fit when they pick up. Seems the poor driver has a sensitive nose.:eek:

This should be an interesting thread and perhaps I can learn something here.
 

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Well Ed...here's a short primer:

Styles range from rifles to handguns...some copying the familiar lines made famous by the best inventors in the business, such as John Moses Browning ( 1911 ) Georg J. Luger ( P08 ), and Eugene M. Stoner ( AR15 ) as well as manufacturers such as Remington and Smith & Wesson and Ruger.

Systems range from break barrel springers and break barrel pistons to hand pumped to cartridge fed CO2 and Pneumatic Pre-Charged (PCP) loaded.

Then calibers range from the small .177 to .22, .25, and even .357.

Just like real firearms, you choose the platform best suited for the job at hand. Competition...Target...Hunting...Plinking, etc.

They are cheap to shoot and provide practice of the basic fundamentals of shooting, as well as enabling one to hunt game or dispatch critters.
 
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Well Ed...here's a short primer:

Styles range from rifles to handguns...some copying the familiar lines made famous by the best inventors in the business, such as John Moses Browning ( 1911 ) Georg J. Luger ( P08 ), and Eugene M. Stoner ( AR15 ) as well as manufacturers such as Remington and Smith & Wesson and Ruger.

Systems range from break barrel springers and break barrel pistons to hand pumped to cartridge fed CO2 and Pneumatic Pre-Charged (PCP) loaded.

Then calibers range from the small .177 to .22, .25, and even .357.

Just like real firearms, you choose the platform best suited for the job at hand. Competition...Target...Hunting...Plinking, etc.

They are cheap to shoot and provide practice of the basic fundamentals of shooting, as well as enabling one to hunt game or dispatch critters.
Thank you Sir for the primer.

Nice and short, just the way my old brain likes it. :p

If we could shoot in the city I would be interested in an air rifle to whack some of these pests around here.
 

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I'm with you on this one. I could set up a target stand in the back yard and do some BB plinking. Talked to Shooter, and he gave me some really good suggestions. Maybe...
 
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A friend is giving me a Gamo with a "Nitro Piston" installed. Whatever a "Nitro Piston" is :p. Comes with a 4x scope and some pellets. He said it would be just the thing for the ***** and skunks. Nice and quiet so the neighbors don't complain.:cool:

I should pick it up on Thursday.
 

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Very nice Ed...post some pics when you get it !!

Air Rifle Terminology:

Here are the benefits of getting a GAMO with a Crosman Nitro Piston conversion:
  • Smoother cocking
  • Smoother shooting
  • No spring torque
  • No spring fatigue, even if you leave it cocked for hours
  • Functions perfectly in cold weather
  • Lasts longer than a metal spring




 

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^^ BTW Ed...you still have some time to score some ammo on sale...see the link for MidwayUSA above... ^^

( expires: 7/12/2014 )
 
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Thanks for the education on the "Nitro Piston" and the heads up on the ammo.

I was going to get the air rifle this morning but as usual my plans went in the toilet, maybe tomorrow.;)
 
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Picked up my new (to me) air rifle this morning. Got the scope set up and the rifle sighted in at 10 yards. My friend put a 3-9x rather that the 4x scope he had talked about. Gave me a couple tins of pellets.

Now I am ready for the critters in the yard :D



 
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