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#3082988 - 03/20/12 11:12 AM WHAT AIR RIFLE DO YOU RECOMMEND
BILL M. Offline
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WHICH AIR RIFLE WOULD YOU RECOMMEND FOR ALL AROUND ADC WORK?

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#3083412 - 03/20/12 04:19 PM Re: WHAT AIR RIFLE DO YOU RECOMMEND [Re: BILL M.]
Paul Winkelmann Offline
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critterdcmc, I have a .177 rifle and pistol and a .22 rifle. I can't honestly recommend any of them. So when someone does recommend one, I'll probably buy one too. And then it will sit on the rack with the rest of them. In my experience, we use any kind of a rifle or pistol a lot less than we thought we would. I really don't mind that I own more guns that I've never fired, than guns that I have. The guns that I have fired account for better than a 60% loss of hearing in one ear and probably 30% in the other. Do any of you have the faintest idea how much fun it is to get hollered at by your lovely bride when you can't hear?

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#3083437 - 03/20/12 04:45 PM Re: WHAT AIR RIFLE DO YOU RECOMMEND [Re: BILL M.]
BILL M. Offline
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YEP TOTALLY DEAF IN ONE EAR AND BEEN MARRIED 9 MONTHS.(THIS IS SECOND MARRIAGE, FIRST WIFE WORE THAT EAR OUT YELLING) SO I KNOW EXACTLY WHERE YOUR COMING FROM. HAD A RWS .20 CAL. THAT QUIT WORKING AND WANTING TO REPLACE IT. DIDN'T USE IT OFTEN BUT LIKE MOST THINGS WHEN YOU DO NEED IT...WELL YOU JUST NEED IT. LOL

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#3083499 - 03/20/12 05:38 PM Re: WHAT AIR RIFLE DO YOU RECOMMEND [Re: BILL M.]
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#3083507 - 03/20/12 05:42 PM Re: WHAT AIR RIFLE DO YOU RECOMMEND [Re: BILL M.]
BILL M. Offline
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NO I'M A TRAPPER NOT A TYPER.

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#3083723 - 03/20/12 07:30 PM Re: WHAT AIR RIFLE DO YOU RECOMMEND [Re: BILL M.]
LBEE Offline
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Registered: 01/08/07
Posts: 280
Loc: Missouri
I use to have a Gamo .17 cal. air rifle, however, I sold it due to how load it was when Fired. I now use a 22 caliber Rifle with
CB Caps which only shoots 650 ft. per second & is Quiet when you compare the air rifle which shot at 1000 ft.per second. Works for me
and the 22 cal. has good knock down power when compared to .17 caliber.

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#3083827 - 03/20/12 08:04 PM Re: WHAT AIR RIFLE DO YOU RECOMMEND [Re: BILL M.]
BigBob Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
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No air rifle is suitable for dispatch, a .17 pellet only weighs 8-10 grains.
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#3083945 - 03/20/12 08:46 PM Re: WHAT AIR RIFLE DO YOU RECOMMEND [Re: BILL M.]
Paul Winkelmann Offline
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We had a seminar on air rifles. If I remember correctly, you can get them all the way up to .50 calibre. The .25 calibre that Benjamin makes will kill most stuff. The .30 and .50 calibre will kill deer.

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#3084061 - 03/20/12 09:27 PM Re: WHAT AIR RIFLE DO YOU RECOMMEND [Re: BILL M.]
Peskycritter Offline
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Registered: 02/13/12
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Loc: south east michigan
There's a air rifle show on the outdoor channel that shows all kinds , they had one that was 45 cal and could take down any wild hog .
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#3084114 - 03/20/12 09:48 PM Re: WHAT AIR RIFLE DO YOU RECOMMEND [Re: BILL M.]
1st RiverRat Offline
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I know a fella that just had a custom .54 made.
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#3084137 - 03/20/12 10:03 PM Re: WHAT AIR RIFLE DO YOU RECOMMEND [Re: BILL M.]
Vinke Offline
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All Air rifles are only as good as the trigger they install............!!!!!!!! Choose a good pellet?

My best rifle is my crossman pump from 1974 Christmas,,,,,,,,,,,,
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#3084139 - 03/20/12 10:05 PM Re: WHAT AIR RIFLE DO YOU RECOMMEND [Re: BILL M.]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
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Loc: Central Ohio
Gamo Black Shadow .177

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#3084150 - 03/20/12 10:10 PM Re: WHAT AIR RIFLE DO YOU RECOMMEND [Re: BILL M.]
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I am goinng to call to big t,,,,,,,,,,
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#3084818 - 03/21/12 11:31 AM Re: WHAT AIR RIFLE DO YOU RECOMMEND [Re: Paul Winkelmann]
traprjohn Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
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Loc: Central NC
Originally Posted By: Paul Winkelmann
. The guns that I have fired account for better than a 60% loss of hearing in one ear and probably 30% in the other.


Paul, hadn't hearing protection been invented yet during your youth?

I grew up in the 60's-70's and my dad always made us wear plugs or muffs...........
just saying... and picking on you....
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#3084943 - 03/21/12 01:03 PM Re: WHAT AIR RIFLE DO YOU RECOMMEND [Re: BILL M.]
Paul Winkelmann Offline
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There was no protection offered even in the combat engineers in the early sixties. Besides the gunfire, we used 3.5 rocket launchers, C-4, and dynamite, all without ear protection. Your dad should be thanked for his foresight.

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#3086017 - 03/22/12 02:17 AM Re: WHAT AIR RIFLE DO YOU RECOMMEND [Re: BILL M.]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
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Loc: Central Ohio
I hear... I mean.... laugh

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#3086165 - 03/22/12 08:42 AM Re: WHAT AIR RIFLE DO YOU RECOMMEND [Re: BILL M.]
profoxhunter Offline
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Registered: 02/03/08
Posts: 187
Loc: Colorado
Benjamin Marauder because it's whisper quiet and deadly accurate. The cimbo pack comes with an awesome scope too. You can check it out here
http://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/Benjamin_Marauder_Air_Rifle/1774
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#3086361 - 03/22/12 12:04 PM Re: WHAT AIR RIFLE DO YOU RECOMMEND [Re: BILL M.]
Paul Winkelmann Offline
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Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 1202
Loc: mequon, wisconsin
Jake's right about the Marauder. We had a Benjamin salesman give us a demo using the .25 caliber. I would get that one in case you have to put down a runaway elephant or hippo. I believe it's more powerful than a lot of powder burners.

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#3087384 - 03/22/12 11:23 PM Re: WHAT AIR RIFLE DO YOU RECOMMEND [Re: Paul Winkelmann]
sthwestmotrapper Offline
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Registered: 01/24/12
Posts: 5
Loc: southwest Missouri
Originally Posted By: Paul Winkelmann
There was no protection offered even in the combat engineers in the early sixties. Besides the gunfire, we used 3.5 rocket launchers, C-4, and dynamite, all without ear protection. Your dad should be thanked for his foresight.


lost 60% of my left ear hearing in the last couple years due to explosives and gunfire. use hearing protection on the range, but its still hard to use in a firefight. I'm only 24, I think I need to be a little more careful.


Edited by sthwestmotrapper (03/22/12 11:25 PM)

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#3092799 - 03/26/12 08:52 PM Re: WHAT AIR RIFLE DO YOU RECOMMEND [Re: BILL M.]
trapperpaw Offline
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Registered: 08/15/07
Posts: 55
Loc: Frankfort, Ky. USA
I have used an RWS model 48 in 22 cal and it is a workhorse. You can pick them up used usually for between 2 to 3 hundred. Benjamin makes a model called a Trail all weather that Gander Mtn. sells on sale for 200 that has a shrouded barrel and his very accurate and quiet. It has a terrible trigger that can be replace for 35 dollars.
If you have the money the Benjamin Marauder with its shrouded barrel adjustable trigger 8 shot magazine is tough to beat.
I would also consider the Marauder pistol. It is not really a pistol its 18 inches long and comes with a mountable stock. I would do that then you will have a short light weight rifle with all of the advantages of the rifle. It hits a little less hard but the ability to shoot quicker in sensitve environments is worth it.
Then I would pay a little more for unleaded pellets so you can use that as a selling point where food items may be present.
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