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UPDATED What Airguns Do You Own/Recommend?

I ended up getting a Crosman Vantage. It was on sale for $70. I think the MSRP is $145.

Yeah, I know, it's just a budget springer. But that was what I was looking for. Not something to last me the rest of my life. It has a good reputation for decent accuracy if you use the artillery hold. With 7.9 grain pellets it should be getting about 900 +/- FPS.

It came in the mail the other day. Pyramid air has fast shipping. The wood is acceptable, and the barrel lock up is very solid and their is practically no barrel droop. I haven't shot it yet, but the barrel is very easy to cock for a sub magnum springer. Of course I only cocked it 80% of the way and I don't want to dry fire it. I have some Crosman Premier Hollow Points to try in it, as well as some cheap pointed pellets and destroyers I'll use to break it in.

I think it will be fine for tin can killing. Not sure it's the best hunting implement, since the included scope is meh.


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Bosco Don1 year ago

It entirely depends on what rage you want it for, typically a decent one will give you range of 20-30 ft. So if you want more range then you need to go for higher power. Remember, higher power can be deadly at short range and it will be harder to reload.

CorgiCritter (author)  Bosco Don1 year ago

OK. 10 meters (33 feet) is the optimum distance for accuracy, but they can shoot a lot farther then that.

I think I'll get a Stoeger X5. The barrel is easy to break open and it gets the same power as a gun that you would need to pump up 10 times.

I think thats a good choice . Good luck, Let me know how it works out.

CorgiCritter (author)  Bosco Don1 year ago

I ended up with a crosman Vantage. It went on sale for 70 bucks. It's pretty hard to find a wood and metal pellet rifle for that cheap. It shoots with a lot more power then the X5, plenty for small game. I haven't shot it yet, but it's easy to cock the barrel even though it is very powerful.

Excellent, 70 bucks is a good deal usually that is around 90~100. Let me know how it shoots.

CorgiCritter (author)  Bosco Don1 year ago

Yeah. The MSRP was about $145 I think. And the Amazon price is anywhere from $100 to $120 depending on the time.

Well, it will be a while before I can shoot it, but it feels very solid. All the screws came tight and the barrel lock up is solid. Pretty heavy, but I already knew that. Kinda weird to have a pellet rifle that is as heavy as a deer rifle though.

HalfSpeed1 year ago

Your price range isn't great for an air rifle, smk is what you want to look at, simple guns and low prices. But I would recommend upping your price range abit and looking for a second hand air rifle like a BSA lightning, awesome rifle!

CorgiCritter (author)  HalfSpeed1 year ago

I need to update this topic. I ended up getting a Crosman Vantage. It was on sale for $70. I think the MSRP is $145.

Yeah, I know, it's just a budget springer. But that was what I was looking for. Not something to last me the rest of my life. It has a good reputation for decent accuracy if you use the artillery hold. With 7.9 grain pellets it should be getting about 900 +/- FPS.

It came in the mail the other day. Pyramid air has fast shipping. The wood is acceptable, and the barrel lock up is very solid and their is practically no barrel droop. I haven't shot it yet, but the barrel is very easy to cock for a sub magnum springer. Of course I only cocked it 80% of the way and I don't want to dry fire it. I have some Crosman Premier Hollow Points to try in it, as well as some cheap pointed pellets and destroyers I'll use to break it in.

I think it will be fine for tin can killing. Not sure it's the best hunting implement, since the included scope is meh.

Kona-chan2 years ago

and with airgun you mean?

CorgiCritter (author)  Kona-chan2 years ago

Well, I don't mean airsoft. I am referring to air powered guns that shoot steel bbs or lead pellets.

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