pellet gun into airsoft

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by 00possum, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. 00possum

    00possum New Member

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    i know this is a firearm forum, but a airgun is a arm so i was wondering if i could get a .22 cal air rifle and shoot airsoft pellets through it. if not how could i get a pump up daisy powerline and make it airsoft.
     
  2. c3shooter

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    No. Airsoft pellets (the smallest) are about .243. Also airsoft is designed to shoot slower and lower energy so as to NOT produce injury.

    If you want airsoft, go BUY an airsoft.
     

  3. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    yeah pretty much... modifying airsoft and pellet guns may be harder than modifying regular guns because of the lack of demand. Like c3shooter said, your better off just buying an airsoft. Plus most airsofts are cheaper I think
     
  4. 00possum

    00possum New Member

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    i know but i spent a $130 on a sniper airsoft and about a month later, piece of crap broke. i was ticked, so i wanted to use a powerline since they last forever, or longer than most bb guns i guess.
     
  5. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Ahh... That explains the weirdness... makes a little sense when you think about it. It could probably be done, but still would take a lot more than it's worth I think. you'd probably still be better off getting a new airsoft, or getting in contact with the manufacturer and see if they will do anything. Or you could get into paintballing instead, it costs more but there is a difference in the quality of the hardware, and the guns are repairable.
     
  6. JimLyons

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    Air Soft versus pellet gun.

    I have an air soft gun and when stray dogs come up around our house bothering our dogs I use it on them because they only shoot at around 400 fps also they are not hard hitting so I am not trying to kill them. Then I ordered a Benjamin Trail NP XL that shoots heavier pellets in .177 at 1,500 fps, and 24 ft.-lbs with a so called silencer which does some damage. No comparison between the 2 guns since the new pellet rifles use a Nitro Piston instead of a spring or pump like the older pellet rifles which Gamo has some that shoot at 1,000 fps. The only thing I don’t like is cocking the new pellet gun at cocking effort of 38 to 40 lbs gets old fast.
     
  7. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I wouldn't have any problem using a pellet gun on a stray dog. I wouldn't be trying to hit them in the eye or anything, if I wanted to kill or maim then I would use something along the lines of a 12 gauge. But a high speed pellet to the butt is a great runner offer.
     
  8. freefall

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    I use the littlest cheapest BB gun that Daisy makes to run moose out of the yard. Works pretty good.
     
  9. 00possum

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    im not using it to scare stuff away im gonna use it for airsoft wars
     
  10. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    yeah just get another airsoft gun then. It would be the cheapest, easiest, and safest thing to do. "you'll put an eye out"
     
  11. JimLyons

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    The air soft guns are big with kids as long as they don't shoot each others eyes then the pellet guns we had as kids where about 600 fps in power now the adult pellet guns that Gammo and Benjamin sell are all over 1,000 fps which are good for squirrels and rats so shooting a dog would probably injure them so the soft air guns work good for chasing them off. They even make more powerful pellet guns that are over a $1,000.00. I use my for cheap target practice around the house since they are not very loud and then a rat makes a good target.
     
  12. H3X

    H3X New Member

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    I made my airsoft into a .22 although I tell asume Its not whag your looking for. If you want a good ine find It online.
     
  13. jamesb

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    Then no! Get an airsoft gun specifically for airsoft.

    You wouldn't be allowed to play at the local field or CQB place with a home made airsoft gun. Way too dangerous.

    The other issue is buy a quality airsoft rifle the first time. $125 "sniper" rifles arn't going to cut it.

    Some of my AEGs were $150 and are really nice, while others I had were over $500.

    Just like real guns you get what you pay for.
     
  14. unclebear

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    Since everyone has covered safety I figured I'll just tell ya something different, I use to play airsoft a lot (like every weekend for 4 years) I had a daisy shot .177 pellets or bb's. I figured why not try low velocity metal bb's, everyone hated it so I put it away (never played on a regulated field just back woods) so after my TM M14 broke in half I salvaged the barrel took off the plastic insert on the back of the barrel did a little work on it and after a that it fit in the receiver of the BB gun. The issue I had with it was no hope up, also with some of the airsoft bb's if you had to much pressure the BB's would just go hay wire and you couldn't hit the broad side of the barn. I would just stick with the official made guns just for the pure fact that they're designed for what they do, If anything one of your best bets would be to modify a daisy single pump those things have some crazy range for a bb gun, plus with single pump you don't have to worry about over pressure or anything like that.
     
  15. 1stMarine

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    For a decent airsof sniper rifle buy the utg l96, its heavy but accurate and powerful, then buy the metal internal parts kit for it. It should come with a new spring, metal spring guide, metal piston, and metal shims. Put all that in your rifle you will have a 600 fps consistent rifle that'll work no matter how dirty or banged up it is. I had mine for 2 years then sold it to a friend, its still going strong and is still putting out 500 fps.

    Never Forget.
     
  16. 2ndAmendmentFreedom

    2ndAmendmentFreedom New Member

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    I build airsoft guns (soon I hope I'll become an expert in real firearms gunsmithing lol) and I don't think it's worth it to turn your pellet gun into an airsoft gun. For airsoft to work, we're talking about 100th of an inch part fitting/chambering to prevent air leaks, any air leak and your FPS will drop dramatically. Also the slightest inconsistency in your barrel will throw off the accuracy and any kind of obstruction will break the BB. Airsoft guns and especially AEGs (my expertise) are a LOT more complicated to operate on than real firearms (tons of parts in lieu of gun powder basically). $150 should be plenty to get a good bolt action sniper rifle. I don't know how you managed to get a POS for $150.