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Old 03-12-2015, 01:42 AM   #1
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Default Ruger .22 pellet rifle

I just got my first pellet rifle and. I chose the ruger air magnum .22 cal. It looked decent and had good reviews online so I took a chance.

I have a leupold vx-1 4-12x40 sitting in leupold QD rings on there now. I know the parallax isn't the best for it but the 4x32 scope it came with wasn't to impressive.

I was wondering if any of you know where I can get upgraded parts for it to possibly shoot faster, more accurate? ?

Now I don't know anything about pellets guns so any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-12-2015, 02:06 AM   #2
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Congratulations! Look up air gun or air rifle tuning for information on accurizing.
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air gun depot and airgun warehouse have parts for uprades of alot of air guns not sure about yours but they probably do.
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i'm sorry.. but why drop that much cash on optics for a pellet gun???? are you insane??..sorry.. your choice... um so your asking to accurize a pellet gun? can you please tell me what mall you and your merry gang of ninjas patrol. ohh sorry again... not trying to be mean.. really trying hard to not be mean.. im going to stop typing now.... good luck with your upgrades... umm my advice.. buy a better gun fitted for that optic...
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An air rifle must have an it rifle scope. If the Leopold you installed is a rifle scope, the recoil will knock the reticle loose.
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An air rifle must have an it rifle scope. If the Leopold you installed is a rifle scope, the recoil will knock the reticle loose.
Exactly what Mongo said. Recoil on a springer is comprised of two major movements. The first is the compression spring slamming forward, pushing the gun forward, then the rearward recoil from the pressure of the air moving the pellet down the barrel. Together, it can destroy some expensive optics. It won't take many shots. Make sure the scope you have on your rifle is rated for the type of rifle you have it mounted on. All that said, pellet guns are a great addition to any gun collection. They are fun and cheap to shoot. Any trigger time you get is good trigger time. With the exception of the the noise, the process of shooting an airgun or a 30-06 is exactly the same. Your Ruger is very accurate you need to practice with it and find the right pellet. good luck
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Don't worry about other peoples opinions on air guns. I have 30 something guns in my collection that shoot bullets pushed by gun powder. I also shoot black powder. And I have 5 or 6 air guns as well. When it comes right down to it your air rifle is just as effective on squirrels as a 22 rifle may be. Be careful with the scope though. I did destroy a 22lr scope by using it on an air rifle.

You don't really work at the mall...right? Just kidding.
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I also have a pellet gun . It's a daisy and I changed the scope too . Don't know if I can up grade it , it's a pump up type .

The rifles are more accurate than the pistols . Good shooting and don't put your eye out !

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Thanks for all the replies. I'm going to look into a new scope for it now. And here I thought it was a good scope for it
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As mentioned pellet rifles are hard on scopes. As for making it faster it might be possible but not practical. The thing that is nice about the .22 vs .177 is that the .22 does not approach the speed of sound. A lot of the .177 are nearly as fast as a .22LR with PBA ammo. You get that "crack" when the pellet breaks the sound barrier. This is when the pellet loses it's stability and accuracy. The best thing is to go for consistency of speed.

Usually takes about 200-500 pellets before every thing settles down and the accuracy improves.

I'm not sure about the Ruger's but there is a lot of info on Crosman pellet rifles out there. A good forum is GTA. I don't remember the policy on links so just to be safe.

I myself have a Crosman Optimus in .22. Last year I was hitting the bottom of soda cans out to 50 yards consistently. 90% or better. I was also putting 14.3grn Crosman pellets through two sheets of standard duct metal at 50 yards. It is not the smoothest shooting pellet rifle but once I got use to it I go good at it. Best part according to local LEO's I can shoot this in my backyard as it is not considered a firearm here. Neighbor's have not complained either. Did have one friend of the family comment they could here the ping of the pellet hitting my spinning target but not the rifle from the front of the house. I do need to talk to my new neighbor before getting it out again so they do not freak.
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