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jcd390 11-12-2013 12:29 PM

Air Rifle
 
Okay so I have begun the search for an air rifle and I am completely overwhelmed with all the options. Here is what I am looking: something to shoot in my backyard, train my boys on, under $300, durable, and reliable. Any suggestions? Thanks

Sniper03 11-12-2013 03:35 PM

390,

I have been thinking and looking at the GAMO Whisper Fusion Air Rifle so I can shoot in the basement and for the grandchildren who are under 6 YOA. From what I have researched for the money I believe I will select one of those!

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hareebrownbeest 11-13-2013 04:32 AM

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Ive got the Gamo Silent Cat and shoot it in my southern California back yard every weekend. I got a small home range at around 30 yards that works fine. The rifle was a little over $200 on sale and its fun and pretty accurate.

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All at 25 yards :)

hareebrownbeest 11-13-2013 04:37 AM

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Comes with a decent scope IMO. ready to shoot

unclebear 11-13-2013 05:54 AM

Are you looking for a bb and pellet rifle or just a full blown one pump pellet rifle. I won't lie I spent most my free time up till my freshman year shooting either the old mossberg 22lr or the old daisy bb/ pellet rifle in the back yard. Used bb's for plinking cans and what not and pellets for hunting also got a good workout from all the pumping between shots.

Right now I have a Crossman Storm XT, single pump pellet rifle in .177 cal easy to use easy to shoot knocks the snot out of squrriels, rabbits, and rats not to mention anything else. I like my rifle it was only $120 if ai remember right and I've had it for a good long while now no problems.

It's a good rifle but if you can get a better rifle for the money I would, this was a rifle I could afford at the time and it's just a basic pellet rifle.

dteed4094 11-13-2013 11:16 AM

I picked up a cheap ($80) Crossman Phantom at Walmart. I was surprised at the power and accuracy. I had a rabbit, squirrel and chipmunk problem, Problem solved. Garden safe. The grandkids have become rather proficient at 50 cents per rabbit. There are many better air rifles i'm sure, but for the money it's a good buy, 1200 fps with HV pellets. capable of 1 inch groups at 25 yards. I've shot over 1500 pellets without any problems and don't foresee any. It was definitely worth the price.

JTJ 11-13-2013 11:57 AM

You can get a decent spring piston air rifle for under $200. The newer nitrogen charged pistons are supposed to be an upgrade but I have not shot one yet. The full pneumatic air rifles are expensive and very powerful with much larger calibers available. They are true hunting rifles. The air rifle is often overlooked as a survival tool. They can easily take small game such as squirrel and rabbit very quietly and you would not even notice 500 pellets in a pocket.

hareebrownbeest 11-14-2013 12:11 AM

Ive seen videos of 75 caliber "pellet guns" shooting through cinder blocks. Theres even a guy claiming he took down a wild hog with a Gamo pellet rifle, 1 shot to the head;) i guess its possible with the .22 caliber pellet rifles.

hareebrownbeest 11-14-2013 12:40 AM

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My Gamo was capable of this at 25 yards. Im happy with it:)

longunner 11-14-2013 12:49 AM

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Originally Posted by hareebrownbeest
Ive seen videos of 75 caliber "pellet guns" shooting through cinder blocks. Theres even a guy claiming he took down a wild hog with a Gamo pellet rifle, 1 shot to the head;) i guess its possible with the .22 caliber pellet rifles.

I've seen videos of that...not sure if it was 75 caliber, but it was definitely way bigger than a .177


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