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Ok, I was mowing around the pond , and OMG,I never seen so many darn turtles. Musta been 50+ of em.They range from 4" to 12" in size. My pond is about 1/2 to 3/4 acres.
They may start to upset the Eco balance in my fish reserve.

Them suckers aint afraid of the lawn mower either.
They just float there like they own the pond.

So , gots me to thinking,again, about not wasting all that .22 ammo.

Been doing the internet googleing of air rifles.
Specifically break barrel, specifically Nitro piston, in.22 cal.

Ive looked at Gamo, Crossman, RWS, Ruger.
I think Benjamin and Remington are made by Crossman.

I dont want to spend a ton of money, but I do want to be able to dispose of these unwanted critters without using any of my .22 ammo.

I have been wanting a decent air rifle for a long time, just never would cough up the deaux. I think Im ready.

Anybody got one, and can give me some advice?
Will these brake barrels even take care of a turtle.

You know they taste like chicken.;):)
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My 2 cents...

I myself own a Gamo Whisper...a .177 break barrel springer with a suppressor barrel

and 3-9x40mm variable scope. It fires the lead pellets at 1000fps and the special PBA (alloy) pellets at 1200fps.

I've taken many a tree rat, chipmunk, crow, pigeon, seagull, and field mouse with this rifle...one shot / one kill !!









http://www.gamowhisper.com/
 

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Hey Shooter,
Good shootin.
Is that the scope that came with it?

Hows the trigger? adjustable?
I shot a Benjamin Nitro last year and the trigger was horrible.

You prefer spring action to Nitro piston?

How hard/force to cock it?


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Thanks...

Yes sir, the scope came with it. I mounted it myself.

Trigger is nice (and adjustable)

Here are the specs...

MECHANISM
-Velocity: 1200 feet per second (fps) with PBA, 1000 fps with Lead
-Single Shot
-Break Barrel: Single Cocking System, Spring piston
-Automatic Cocking Safety system
-Manual Trigger safety
-Barrel: Fluted, Polymer Jacketed Rifled Steel
-Non-removable noise dampener (with up to 52% reduction)
-Cocking Effort: 30 lbs
-Trigger: Second Stage adjustable
-Manual Safety

STOCK
-Stock: Tough All Weather molded Synthetic
-Butt Plate: Ventilated rubber pad for recoil absorption
-Cheekpiece: Thin cheekpad molded on each side for both Right hand and Left hand shooters
-Checkering: Non-Slip texture design on grip and forearm

SIGHTS
-Fiber optic front sight with sight guard
-Fiber optic adjustable rear sight.

OPTICS
-Scope Ramp: Raised Rail
-Scope: 3-9x40mm standard reticle air rifle scope with one piece solid mount

SPECIFICATIONS
-Weight: 5.28 lbs
-Length: 46.0’’
-Ammunition: Any .177 Pellet
-Caliber: .177
-Trigger Pull: 3.74 lbs
-Cocking effort:30 lbs
-Barrel Length: 18 in
 

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BTW...Sportsman's Guide sells them cheaper than the GAMO website ( which is where I bought mine.)

And buy the pellets by the "sleeve" ( 10 cans with 250 rounds per can )

I bought target wadcutters (MATCH) and pointed hunting pellets (MAGNUM)... (5 sleeves of each)



 

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Thanks Shooter.

I WILL be looking at that one.

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Im looking at Gamo rifles a lot.
Seems almost all their rifles have same actions,
different stocks, scopes, Nitro or spring, but similar in many ways.

I seem to like the model Summit.

I go shopping tomorrow to Ft Campbell area.:D:D
Lots of places around there thats gun friendly.:cool:

I did basic there in 1966.

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Been to Fort Campbell myself...on the Kentucky-Tennessee border.

101st AIRBORNE

160th SOAR

5th Special Forces Group

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Yep,
Its changed a lot since 1966.
The Screaming Eagles were just across the training field from us new grunts.:)

It almost takes an act of congress to even enter the base now.
High security.

I go there about once a month just to eat and shop the military stores.

When Iwasthere ,Clarksville was a train station:D, now its a shoppers paradise.

Im hoping to find me a air rifle off the shelf, but if not Ill just order one.


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Ok, I looked all day ,at many Sporting Goods stores, for an air rifle.
Only a few to choose from. Only one that interest me.
Ever heard of Hatsan Air rifles. I think theres more about it that I like than not.
May go back tomorrow after doing some research.

Talked to a lot of counter guys to day, and it seems , since there is no .22 ammo, and if there is, its 3-4 times normal price, therefore , they are selling air rifles and pellets like crazy. Walmart pellet shelves were almost empty.:eek:
Everybody on the internet has the Hatsan 100X Torpedo for $249.99, the Sporting store has 3 of them for $149.00, go figure.

http://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/Hatsan_Torpedo_100X_Air_Rifle_Walnut/2695

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Yep I did,
Went and bought a Hatsan 85 Sniper.:D

Havent had a chance to open the box ,and mount the included scope and sling yet.

Been wantin a good air rifle for a few years......got one.

more info and pics later.

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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Mounted scope, 3x9x32 Optima , not bad optics, cocked and fired a couple times, has quatro trigger , will adjust to my liking.
Will sight in later ,and lookout turtles.

Air gun Trigger Machine gun Shotgun Gun barrel

Btw, Im impressed with the fit and finish ,good quality so far, .177 caliber ,made in Turkey.

Jim
 

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Discussion Starter · #15 · (Edited)
Thanks Shooter,

The grandson an I took it down to the range.

Ill get the targets and post pics later.

We got it zeroed at 25 yds. Then the boy got sick, had to come to the house.
Gotta tell ya, this thing surprised me.
First shot was low 4" and right 2".
5 shots later was in the 1/2" bullseye. and thats where it groups .
Blowing the whole backside of 1/2" plywood away.
Using crossman pointed 7.4gr pellets.
Next will try 50 yds.
Then turtles.

This gun is amazing.

Jim
oh yeah,, the 11 yr old, was out shooting his gamps.:D
 

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Glad you are liking it...I never heard of that brand name before today.

Turtles are easy prey...You could probably save ammo

by walking around and picking 'em up and putting them in a bag then the rubbish can.

The angle of the shell will probably deflect the ammo harmlessly off and never penetrate

unless you press the barrel to the top of the shell...
 

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Did I forget to mention,
I got a little excited about the break barrel,
I ordered one of these from Midway last night along with a couple thousand pellets.

Vertebrate Air gun Trigger Mammal Grey
Ruger Mark 1 air pistol.

600 FPS, .177 caliber , break barrel, its gots good reviews.
We will see.

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Discussion Starter · #19 · (Edited)
I got the info off Midway specs.

Weight:1.2 lbs.
Overall Length: 14"
Barrel Length: 6.5"
Action: Break Barrel
Single Shot/Repeater: Single shot
Cocking Effort: 25 lbs. N/A
Power Source: Spring-piston
Barrel Type: Rifled
Front Sight: Fiber Optic
Rear Sight: Optic
Optics Compatible: Yes. dovetail included

$64.99


Jim
 
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