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Old 01-07-2014, 02:19 AM   #1
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With .22lr being absent from shelves in my area for a very long time now, I'm looking for something similar that will fill the same shoes (plinking/practice, small game, relatively quiet, and inexpensive to shoot...although .22lr isn't so cheap anymore if you're lucky enough to find it).

.17HMR is the same as .22lr around here, relatively non-existent.

Should I just buy a nice air rifle / pellet gun
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Old 01-07-2014, 02:49 AM   #2
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Everybody should have at least one bb/pellet gun. I have 4. 2 rifles and 2 pistols. 17HMR is everywhere around here. But it is considerably more expensive than 22lr. I reload all my pistol calibers cheaper than quality 22lr ammo anyway. Do you reload?
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Ive had a single pump pellet rifle for years allows me to hunt quietly in town and still put small game down effectivly. Plus pellets are cheaper then 22 ammo right now.
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Do you reload?
Unfortunately not. I wish I had the time and space too...
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I shoot cast bullets in a .22 Hornet rifle. The same cast bullets sized to .223 shoot great in my S&W Mdl. 53 .22 CF Magnum AKA .22 Jet. These two rounds can cover the .22 Mag and .22 LR at very low cost.
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Now days especially if u cast ur own bullets reloading is better and cheaper

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Go ahead and pick up a pellet gun of some kind. They are dirt cheap to shoot and good pratice. I have a couple of rifles and a pistol. I keep one of the rifles at our place in N.C. to thin out the chipmonk population. I can and do shoot the pistol in the basement and have shot the rifles down there. Get a good one and stay away from that chinese junk. Look around at www.pyramydair.com. They have good prices and some of everything out there.
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Get yourself one of the 1200 - 1400 fps barrel break pellet guns. You can get one for less than $150.00 with a scope included. Shoot lead pellets which are subsonic in the 1200 fps rifles and pack a pretty good wallop out to about 50 yards.
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I got a gamo varmint hunter hp, 1400 fps with pba ammo, 1200 with lead, pretty accurate and powerful, cheap to shoot and pellets are plentiful, paid less than $150 for it

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I gave up air rifles when I was 12 years old. There is just something about the smell of gun powder.
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