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Old 05-06-2013, 8:50 PM
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That's the main reason I haven't invested in a PCP yet, because it seems like a money pit, although I know it's money well spent though. With the Colt Defender you get about 125 shots per co2 and pretty good accuracy. It's double action only though, so if you like single action and double action, go for the Colt 1911 Special Combat. That one gets 100 shots per CO2, the looks and build quality are amazing and it has adjustable rear sights. It is double the price though and the break in period is very ruff with a very stiff double action trigger, but once it breaks in, it is a really fun and beautiful pistol. I got both guns and I can say they are both very high quality BB guns and very backyard friendly, so it's a win win which ever one you would add to your collection.
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Can you post some pics of the Marauder?
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So.....as a collector I grabbed a Crosman .177 Uzi. Only made for one year
{1988} and came with an unopened owners manual.

For shooting I bought the Cybergun FA Uzi .

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PCP justification for scuba tank AL80 cubic ft. Brand new price at Sport Chalet $154.99 + 10% tax =. $ 170.49. Divided by 15 yrs life span of tank = $ 11.37 per year for cost of tank. Refilling is $ 5.00 at Sport Chalet is 15
Mins wait time and is another story. lol
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I must say, those Marauders look VERY tempting, but dammit OP, why do you do this! Now it's like I have a little voice in the corner of my brain saying, "you need an air rifle".
exactly whats happening to me " you need an air rifle" i need to get attacked by some birds or some wild rabbits to justify this need thing
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So.....as a collector I grabbed a Crosman .177 Uzi. Only made for one year
{1988} and came with an unopened owners manual.

For shooting I bought the Cybergun FA Uzi .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMqbl...are_video_user
That Uzi is dope! If you like fully autos, you should check out the Umarex Steel Storm. Here's a little video I did when I first got mine. Now I have added a pistol grip to the bottom picatinny rail too... http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_u...?v=iUDjqQ32HBE


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exactly whats happening to me " you need an air rifle" i need to get attacked by some birds or some wild rabbits to justify this need thing
That's how it starts, then after you get one it's like "I need another one". Now I got 7 airguns and in July I'll be getting more lol..
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Mine is now at the FedEx store a few blocks from my house, while I'm 25 miles away at work! (Hey, gotta pay for it, right?)

I paid Pyramid Air an extra $10 to check it over for function and partially fill it, so I won't put in that vinyl tubing "de-pinger" yet. Might as well listen to how it sounds without the depinger. (Apparently there is a ping sound that is made when you shoot, from the valve opening. And apparently a piece of vinyl tubing shoved into the air tank muffles the ping).

I have a friend with two scuba tanks that haven't been used in over a decade. They would need to be recertified (how much would that cost?) Then I'd need an adapter if I wanted to go that route. But I bought the hand pump because I don't like the idea of having to rely on a scuba tank refilling place (even if it's only about $8 to fill).

I've started saving up catalogs and old magazines, and sticking them into a large Costco Bulk Miniwheats box to use as a target. Oh why didn't I save up those old yellow pages?!

Gonna look around for a cheap place to buy "duct seal" to make a good pellet trap too.

My backyard is actually quite short, so I plan on shooting from inside my house, to the backyard!
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Congrats on the marauder. If you do the vinyl tubing, make sure you slice it lengthwise and roll it the opposite way before sliding it in. You don't want it loose in the air chamber.
Get those tanks hydro'd. Using a hand pump on an airgun is like using one on a car tire. You'll want an air compressor after your first fill. If the tanks are aluminum, you're limited to 3000psi. Tune the marauder down for a sweet spot that is a lower PSI range to extend the tank's number of fills. You'll need a cronograph to do it. Marauders like the Crosman premier domed pellets and beeman kodiaks/h&n barracudas.
You can get duct seal at home depot in their electrical department.
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My backyard is actually quite short, so I plan on shooting from inside my house, to the backyard!
Been there, done that.

On rainy winter days I've been known to hang a backstop on the far wall in the garage, prop the door between the garage and the house open, and shoot from the dining room, through the kitchen, through the laundry room, out the garage door and into the target backstop placed on the far garage wall.

It makes for very cozy 30 yard practice but a miss can get expensive-- there's a .25 caliber "outie" hole in the garage roll up door that has been tapped back closed thanks to a friend with questionable aim. The "indoor range" is also best used when nobody else is at home to accidentally walk into the line of fire.
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Been there, done that.

On rainy winter days I've been known to hang a backstop on the far wall in the garage, prop the door between the garage and the house open, and shoot from the dining room, through the kitchen, through the laundry room, out the garage door and into the target backstop placed on the far garage wall.

It makes for very cozy 30 yard practice but a miss can get expensive-- there's a .25 caliber "outie" hole in the garage roll up door that has been tapped back closed thanks to a friend with questionable aim. The "indoor range" is also best used when nobody else is at home to accidentally walk into the line of fire.
I've shot in my garage a few times with my CO2 pistols, but I don't do that any more, because I got a couple stray pellets from my Crosman 357 in the garage door. I also had to stop shooting my Crosman Phantom break barrel in the back yard because I got 3 strays that went through my backstop and my fence and almost hit my car in the driveway. I knew 1050 to 1100 FPS with lead pellets was high powered, but I really didn't think it would go through that much wood that it did.
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I didn't "switch" to an airgun but I own several.

I have had a .177 pump rifle for many years and recently bought a .22 nitro piston. I also have a .177 pump Crosman pistol.
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Old 05-08-2013, 6:23 AM
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Which Nitro Piston rifle did you pick up?
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Saw a couple of Airgunners at the shooting range...it's becoming a trend that I see more and more.

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This shot better than the semi-auto rimfires that nite.
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Wow, the accuracy with that gun is amazing! How many shots went in to that hole anyway?
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:33 AM
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Wow, the accuracy with that gun is amazing! How many shots went in to that hole anyway?
The magazine held 12 pellets..so 12 shots
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I had been searching for an answer. Can we shoot an Air rifle at a National Forest. Is target shooting allowed or air rifle hunting only ?
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I had been searching for an answer. Can we shoot an Air rifle at a National Forest. Is target shooting allowed or air rifle hunting only ?
DFG will be best to answer. I have hunted with an airgun and allowed at National Forest. You can hunt up to 100 yards from the main road. Target shooting is 1 mile from the main road.
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Varmintgetter, Thanks for the info. I will
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Hey I just got the link to the teaser trailer for the 2013 season of the TV Show American Airgunner that I was able to participate and compete in. Here's the link! You can catch a glimpse of me shooting the .25 Cal Evanix Rainstorm 3D Bullpup at the 26 second mark. http://youtu.be/rA5lx8udkxc
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Still have my Pardini/Fiocchi match air pistol from when I used to shoot Jr. Olympics. Complete with 2 inspection stickers from 2 different years from Nationals. Not sure how the seals are now that it hasn't been used for many years. One day I'll get it checked out, but have no idea where to get more C02 (perhaps an airsoft or paintball store?). Also have my .22lr Walther free-pistol, but the custom grips don't fit me as well as when I was a kid.
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For backstop of the m-rod, I suggest you get some 4x4's from Lowes/home cheapo cut about 36" in length, stacked on top each other with 1/2 inch rebar through holes on each end, sunk into the ground. Don't use magazines or yellow pages. It will punch through a San Diego county yp like nothing. Wood is your answer.
OH, OK, thanks for the tip!! Wood it is then!

How about those steel pellet traps? The sound might be too loud for the occassional night time plinking, but would those stop it? Any good ones?
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If you dont have a scuba tank your aren't going to like PCP that much. The bicycle type pumps still require close to 100 pumps to bring em up to 2000 psi. Maybe more. That nets you like 30 shots. Quite a work out. I'm sure this is fine if you shoot rarely or are just using it for hunting.

However if you like to buy 500 count tins and plink at the range, you are better with a single cock springer instead
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I just hit a crow at 125 yards with the M-Rod. Lights out. Head shot. Dead before it left the branch.
Was this shot #1 from a 3000 psi fill?
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Old 05-10-2013, 9:42 AM
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I think weather be it 3000 psi fill or 2500 psi fill will make little difference unless the airgun is set up poorly.
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Scuba tank and "shoebox" compressor would push the investment WAAAAY up over the hand pump!

The way I see it, OK, if I can get 20-30 shots, then have to pump 100 times, that's like 3-4 pumps per shot.

My old Crossman 766 BB gun/.177 pellet gun took about 8-10 pumps for each shot. At least with the pcp, you can take those 20-30 shots without pumping in between shots.

I could probably convince my buddy to let me borrow his tanks in exchange for me re-certifying them. They are collecting dust in his garage. They are like 20 years old.

But I'd still need to buy the adapter. Luckily, I am PADI certified, so hopefully the local dive shop wouldn't bug me about it.

But I'll try out the hand pump first.

Dang, this is expensive!
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I was at Sport Chalet this am. No blue scuba tank on display. So I told the guy I will get the silver tank. While he was filling the silver tank I noticed the red tank looks much better. So I told the guy I will take the red tank. He filled the red tank to 3000 and he noticed a hissing air leak. He then opened a boxed scuba tank to find out its the blue color which I really wanted. The guy who is supposed to do the vis is at Pyramid Lake for a scuba dive. I paid for the tank. And was tos told by the manager that I can knock on their door tommorow at 8 am before store opening and pick up my tank(he thought I'm going suba diving early ). I have to wait another day to finally do my first test shot of my Maruader .25! Can't wait...lol.
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Just a question on the crow (No, I don't shoot animals, though I'm not hardcore against it as I'm no so stupid I don't know where Safeway gets meat).... when you miss with a shot, does the bird take off? Assuming the airgun is quiet enough, does the bird notice that something flew by it's head, or does it just sit there? I'm guessing a bird has no idea what a gun is and anything whizzing past its head might just be a bug.
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If I miss, it's not by much and you can see the pellet fly past them. Crows are smart, they used to land in a tree across the street, but now that I have 'educated' them, they are standoffish.
Crows are so smart that they had themselves put on the Federal protected list as a
migratory bird. I was told that it is a felony to shoot them.
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I think weather be it 3000 psi fill or 2500 psi fill will make little difference unless the airgun is set up poorly.
Wrong.
Filling to 3000 PSI will probably yield less velocity unless tuned for it. Unregulated PCP's have a velocity curve that is dependent on hammer spring tension and air pressure. (in addition, marauders have a hammer stroke and port restrictor adjustments to add to the mix) The higher the pressure, the more spring pressure is required to open the valve. As the pressure drops, the valve opens more, increasing dwell time. So the velocity rises and peaks from a full fill and drops as the pressure keeps going down. You need to know the velocity curve to keep the fill pressure between the sweet spot and minimizing velocity spread and therefore point of impact changes downrange.
Read this pdf, borrow a chrono, and have a lot of pellets, and a pad and pencil.
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I was at Sport Chalet this am. No blue scuba tank on display. So I told the guy I will get the silver tank. While he was filling the silver tank I noticed the red tank looks much better. So I told the guy I will take the red tank. He filled the red tank to 3000 and he noticed a hissing air leak. He then opened a boxed scuba tank to find out its the blue color which I really wanted. The guy who is supposed to do the vis is at Pyramid Lake for a scuba dive. I paid for the tank. And was tos told by the manager that I can knock on their door tommorow at 8 am before store opening and pick up my tank(he thought I'm going suba diving early ). I have to wait another day to finally do my first test shot of my Maruader .25! Can't wait...lol.
You really should have gotten a 3400 psi steel tank instead of an aluminum 3000 psi one. You would have doubled the number of fills before you have to top off the tank.
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I was at Sac Valley today and got to shoot a fellow cal gunners .25 Cal PCP rifle and it was a lot of fun. Later on though as I was shooting my break barrel at the rifle section of the range, the range master came up to me and said "No BB guns on the rifle range, they must only be used at the rimfire section" and I replied that the gun was a pellet air rifle and not a BB gun, but either way I wasn't able to keep target shooting because "BB's can ricochet" (but as I said I was not shooting BB's). This is the thing I hope will change in the future, the stereo typing of airguns being "BB guns". Anyway it was a lot of fun, got off a few hundred rounds of both pellets, bird shot shotgun ammo and .22 LR's..
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Kinda reminds me of the "zero-tolerance" policies applied to airgun....kinda sad
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Unless some PCPs are tuned at a lower operating pressure...I feel 4500 psi is the way to go.
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Kinda reminds me of the "zero-tolerance" policies applied to airgun....kinda sad
yeah that's how I feel... As much as I love the movie "A Christmas Story" it just kinda really made a stereo type out of airguns. People who don't know the difference think all airguns are like that, but us who know better, we know there's a huge difference between a magnum springer Air Rifle and a under lever low powered BB shooter. I was shooting my CO2 pistols in the handgun range over there and nobody said anything, it wasn't until they saw me breaking the barrel of the Crosman Phantom they said something.
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You really should have gotten a 3400 psi steel tank instead of an aluminum 3000 psi one. You would have doubled the number of fills before you have to top off the tank.
Hmmm, let me check that out. Sound pretty interesting(double refill number). Let me check if I like the price. Heaviness. Thanks. Off I go to sport chalet.com. CF tank is $700 too much for me right now esp I bought the Trail NP and Marauder .25 at the same time.
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You really should have gotten a 3400 psi steel tank instead of an aluminum 3000 psi one. You would have doubled the number of fills before you have to top off the tank.
AUtoduel, thanks for pointing that out to me. Did a quick research on which is heavier for the same cubic feet like the 80 cubic feet. I learned that steel is lighter because the aluminum tank is thicker than the steel tank. I will think over it overnight. I went to the airhog fill calculator and it looks very nice on the number of fills .i spent too much already this month. This hobby is more complicated than a simple powder burner rimfirecentral or center fire . Grrrr.lol
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At least you got both a nitro piston and a PCP so that while you're looking for the right scuba tanks, you have something you can still shoot
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I wasn't sure if anyone care to know another "benefit" of airguns...some are actually very nice to look at and often you pay much more for a firearm that looks half as good..





my very first pcp rifle:


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Nice collection Varmintgetter!
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One of the nicer "new" airgun I've shot was the Cometa Fusion..and of all things is made in Spain..I was skeptical at first but when I returned a 25yd group like this, I was sold. On top of that, it was quiet and light weight. Drawback: get a 1 piece mount..the 2 piece mount slips. I just received a 1pc mount a few days ago and I think I'll get this rifle out of storage

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Nice collection Varmintgetter!
Thanks..it's not like a grand collection..I went nuts when I made money doing pest elimination and bought rimfires and airguns..about 75% of my stuff came from that income..now I don't do it anymore and honestly seems to realize I was chasing significance. I still enjoy pulling them out of storage and use them.

Caution..getting into airguns..especially higher end is imo kinda addictive...I think the reason is that it reminds us of the old days where guns just shows up at your doorstep by mail and it was ok to just do that.

Last edited by Varmintgetter; 05-10-2013 at 11:19 PM..
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