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    Can anyone reccomend a good, accurate, high velocity pellet gun. I bought a Beeman break open .17 caliber. 1000 fps. It shoots a 4" group at 10 feet. It cost just over $100. I don't want to make that mistake again. HELP
    Last edited by nakadnu; 05-23-2010, 11:30 AM.
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    Don't give up on it so soon. Don't know which one you bought but most pellet guns take about 5000 rounds to settle in. The piston and the barrel need to get broke in. Different pellets will shoot better than others. I had a Beaman that shot under under 1/2" at 35 yds. Try Crosman Premier hollow points and Beaman Crow Magnum pellets. The main thing is make sure the scope is tight and the scope stop pin stays in place. Springer pellet rifles are hold sensitive also. Try loosening up you grip, shoulder pressure and hold on the pistol grip area.
    Another lesson I learned the hard way is don't shoot break barrels over 8,500 feet above sea level. Not enough air density for proper operation.
    You may try some of the Gamo line of pellet guns. Or Benjamin pumpers. That is my next purchase. I live at 11,500 and would like one to plink with. Found that springers will fall apart at that altitude.
    As with most everything the more you spend the more quality you get. But tinkering with them to make them shoot better is half the fun.
    Good Luck!!!
    Last edited by jlk1esoxnut; 05-23-2010, 09:56 PM. Reason: Adding more info.

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    • #3
      If I have to shoot 5,000 rounds through this thing to get it to shoot straight I will pass. I have tryed it with a scope and with open sights. 2 other people have fired it with the same results. I live at 2,200' elevation. I have also tryed 3 different types of pellets.
      Originally posted by jlk1esoxnut View Post
      Don't give up on it so soon. Don't know which one you bought but most pellet guns take about 5000 rounds to settle in. The piston and the barrel need to get broke in. Different pellets will shoot better than others. I had a Beaman that shot under under 1/2" at 35 yds. Try Crosman Premier hollow points and Beaman Crow Magnum pellets. The main thing is make sure the scope is tight and the scope stop pin stays in place. Springer pellet rifles are hold sensitive also. Try loosening up you grip, shoulder pressure and hold on the pistol grip area.
      Another lesson I learned the hard way is don't shoot break barrels over 8,500 feet above sea level. Not enough air density for proper operation.
      You may try some of the Gamo line of pellet guns. Or Benjamin pumpers. That is my next purchase. I live at 11,500 and would like one to plink with. Found that springers will fall apart at that altitude.
      As with most everything the more you spend the more quality you get. But tinkering with them to make them shoot better is half the fun.
      Good Luck!!!
      SQUARE PEG IN A ROUND HOLE

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      • #4
        Are you wanting a break barrel over a pump up?
        Benjamin makes a good pump up. Enough power for small game. Won't have the velocity of the 1000 fps springers.
        I would do a search on pellet rifles. Look at the air gun dealers and read the reviews. Lots of good information to be found there. It may help with your selection!
        Good Luck!!! I do know the frustration.

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        • #5
          I was looking at a Gamo CFX. It has a cocking lever under the barrel.
          Originally posted by jlk1esoxnut View Post
          Are you wanting a break barrel over a pump up?
          Benjamin makes a good pump up. Enough power for small game. Won't have the velocity of the 1000 fps springers.
          I would do a search on pellet rifles. Look at the air gun dealers and read the reviews. Lots of good information to be found there. It may help with your selection!
          Good Luck!!! I do know the frustration.
          SQUARE PEG IN A ROUND HOLE

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          • #6
            I have read many good reviews on the CFX. Should make you a good pellet rifle.

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            • #7
              I have a Gamo Whisper and like it alot. I brought it to a friends(he had just picked up a Beeman) and gave his Beeman to his son and picked up his own whisper the very next day. Very accurate, a little long, but it is much quieter. I shoot it in my basement at 30 ft with about 1/4" groups (in standing position). And thats with cheap lead pellets.
              He who lives with the most toys, wins.

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              • #8
                Pellet guns that are not break barrel are more accurate because the barrel is stationary. Most break barrel guns also preform better if you hold them loose and pellet choice makes a big difference, I went through 6 typs of pellets before I found two that work great. I found that the beaman crow mags in the power point and the crossman premier in the domed heavy weight worked best. I have a crossman Tac 1 177 cal. and RWS 34P 22 cal. now and they are in the $200+ range but I purchased both of them used, $75 for the crossman and $150 for the RWS. The hot new guns are using the new nitro system by crossman, still a break barrel but they are not spring air so they make less noise. I am thinking of selling my two guns for 1 of these.

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                • #9
                  Nitro Pistons are going to be your best bet unless you have years of experience firing a spring gun. Less recoil and virtually no torque make for a much more accurate rifle for less experienced shooters.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by nakadnu View Post
                    Can anyone reccomend a good, accurate, high velocity pellet gun. I bought a Beeman break open .17 caliber. 1000 fps. It shoots a 4" group at 10 feet. It cost just over $100. I don't want to make that mistake again. HELP
                    Now you got me worried.. I am thining about buying a Beeman RS2 Dual-Caliber Air Rifle Combo. I will have to do more research now..

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                    • #11
                      Hi guys, I do not want to sound like a know it all and get anyone ticked off at the new guy. But there is a lot of miss information out their. I have over 45 air rifles in my house right now and I can tell you that I go to compititions where guys are shooting at targets up to 75 yards away and have to put their round in a
                      1/2" hole without hitting the edge (hitting the edge prevents the target from falling) and while I can't do it myself freehand anymore (I was diagnosed with MS in 02 and my left arm shakes now) I shoot benchrest and have no problems keeping 10 shot groups under 3/8" at 75 yrds most days. Have a couple rifles that will do that over 100yrds. And a custom big bore that easily will reach out over 200yrds. There are a lot of inexpensive rifles that you can buy for around 100 but they need some tinkering with to make them proform. If there is an interest I would be happy to post some articles on different airguns that would make great additions to any kit. My favorate pastime is shooting a match pistol in my living room during comertials that is able to hit baby aspirin at 33ft. When you can set up a range in an apt. or basement and shoot at about a penny a round is it any wonder why the national smallbore champ is a 14 yr old kid. I have friends that are into airguns deeper than I am who average 200-300 rounds every night. Any wonder that they can get 98 out of 100 bulls consistantly? These guys can shoot!
                      Last edited by airgunner; 07-30-2011, 02:07 AM.

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                      • #12
                        PLEASE airgunner post away as much as you like as often as you can stand to I have always thought a good air rifle should be part of everyone's arsenal I have a crosman 760 that I have had since I was a kid about 8 daisy red riders and a co2 powered revolver lots of fun but nothing serious I have actually bought a new note book and am eagerly awaiting your recommendations hints tips and tricks so post away my friend post away please.
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                        • #13
                          Airgunner,

                          I'm with Iron Mike on this one.

                          You can't give us too much information on this topic.:cool:
                          Let the posts begin.
                          The 12ga.... It's not just for rabbits anymore.

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                          • #14
                            Airgunner, if you could put me into a quality air gun for under $110 I would be your best friend for ever. Looking forward to your posts on this topic..

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                            • #15
                              Starting on first article, should I post it here or start a new thread?

                              Hi Guys, I am going to start working on my first article today and will either post it tonight or tomorrow. The wife and daughter had a yard sale yesterday and I helped by babysitting the granddaughter. Unfortunatly I left my laptop at their house and doing this on a droid is too hard with my big fingers. Still have no idea how kids IM so fast with these things. Anyway I am wondering if I should start a new thread or keep going here. I think I will start with the basics and this will dispell a lot of myths. I am looking forward to this project, just had to give up my job because of this last MS attack 7 weeks ago, am starting a new treatment that has had good results in the trials. The the last few weeks I have kept busy going through all sorts of tests. I needed something to help keep me busy and doing a blog is somthing I think I will really enjoy. I had posted something like this last night but must have forgot to hit the save button. Went to look at it this morning and it wasn't here. Was falling asleep at the time and using this cell phone so just have to make sure I am more careful. Talk to you soon, Airgunner

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