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#11
HomeBrewer;18993 Wrote:
Leplat;18982 Wrote:Whats your price range? Will help narrow your search.

My price range is always "cheap" Big Grin
But clearly I'll be spending around $200 to get something good. Still in the shopping around phase.

Gamo makes some tip top air rifles.

http://www.gamousa.com/

Edit; Look at this thing, .22 caliber pellet at 1300 feet per second with recommended ammo;
http://www.gamousa.com/product.aspx?prod...ductID=288
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#12
It might not be what you're looking for but you have to check out the air guns made by these guys: Drozd





They make so many mods for this air gun to increase velocity, RPM, different burst modes, etc. You can buy the mods and install them yourself or they will install them for an extra fee. I will be investing in this air gun years down the road once I get my firearm collection to a point where I feel satisfied. I want it since it's full auto I can afford and I can get away operating it on my 1/2 acre of property. Big Grin
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#13
I ordered one of these refurbished Gamo Bone Collector Bull Whisper .177 models today. I'll let you guys know how it is when I get it in. I would have preferred a .22 but Delaware law is fucking retarded and I couldn't pass up $120 for a gun that normally lists at $220. Can't wait though this will be my first "adult" air rifle. I got to shoot a buddy's Gamo whisper a couple years ago and I've been eyeballing them ever since. The lifetime warranty is a plus too. Going to need to find myself a piece of 1/8th" steel though to reinforce my pellet trap a bit though...

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[EDIT] link doesn't seem to be working, just type in bone collector in the search box if you want to see the refurbed one that's pretty cheap right now.

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#14
Xavier;15012 Wrote:Can you shoot air guns on your property? I know a lot of places have ordinances in effect that prohibit the discharge of pretty much anything, including air guns. I know my area does and it comes with a $600 fine.

BTW I know this is an old post and I'm not advocating anyone break the law, but if you care about your neighbors taking issue with your backyard airgun plinking and causing trouble you can do a little setup like I have. I have a basement range and I have a sort of "garbage can corral" outside which is basically 2 sections of fence in the shape of an "L"coming off the side of my house to keep my garbage cans from being seen from the street. I positioned it in such a way though that I have a clear view of the far corner of my property which is backstopped by a forest surrounding the trap. It's also big enough to lay a shooting mat down and the fence is high enough I can even stand up with a bow and arrow and nobody can really tell what I'm doing from my neighbor's properties on either side unless they are physically in my backyard. I can also put my targets inside a tipped over garbage can or set it back in the trees so they also can't be seen either. From my calls to the city it would seem there is no ordinance in my specific area (I'm also not technically in Wilmington proper), but since my P226 BB gun looks and functions so realistic (especially with a light and laser) that I really don't want someone thinking I'm pointing a real weapon in my backyard so I can just stand in the corral and be out of sight out of mind. I've read about people shooting from inside through an open window, but unless you were like 6 feet back from the window this sounds like a recipe for disaster in the event a nosy neighbor takes interest in your rifle. From shooting my buddy's GAMO whisper I can say when they are subsonic they really aren't loud enough have a sound signature specific enough for someone to think it's an air rifle or a .22 unless they are specifically aware pf what these high powered air guns sound like. Either way though I'm perfectly happy for all intents and purposes for the most part with the 65' in my basement, but if I ever wanted to go outside I could without disturbing the neighbors.

BTW I will say also to play off OP these high powered integrally suppressed air rifles are absolutely ideal in my mind for SHTF compared to .22LR's in the event our food supply chain is disrupted I can take small game in the forests around my property and nobody needs to know about it. Currently I don't even deal with pests in my yard this way because where I live it's not worth the trouble, but I like knowing now if needed to I could quietly dispatch critters in my area. There or so many rabbits and squirrels around here that I could pretty much go in my backyard at any given time and stand a good chance of beaning a rabbit with a thrown rock.
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#15
Had a gigantic box 7 feet long waiting for me when I got home from work, mysteriously all that was inside the huge box was a ~4'x3"x7" box Huh. Unfortunately, I didn't get much time to play today, but I mounted the scope that comes with it which is pretty chintzy and isn't easily adjusted you need a dime or a penny to be able to adjust the elevation and windage (then again I wasn't expecting much for the price and for the ranges I intend to shoot this rifle I don't really care that much). The scope mount also leaves something to be desired, but again it's an air rifle. I didn't have a chance to sit down and zero it because this thing as expected is way too powerful for the trap I have. I did have a bunch of chunks of PT 4x4s though laying around I stacked up in front of my trap just to test the rifle and see if it works, how strong etc. I had 2 types of pellets the cheapest .177 lead pellet Cabelas sells and a tube of gold colored Gamo "raptors". Shot the lead pellets first, the noise level is amazingly low. I should have no problem shooting in my basement when everyone is asleep. I'm sorry to say I don't own a chronograph though to see how fast they really are. Next up I loaded in one of the gold raptors and yikes once they get past the sound barrier they sure are loud as hell even with the integral suppressor they are easily equivalent to .22 noise levels. The Gamo Raptors are so loud that I'm certain if I was outside with them loaded I would be concerned my neighbors would think I was shooting an actual firearm in my backyard. I stuck an awl into the holes left behind from the pellets and found that the lead pellets when accounting for the length of the pellet itself were penetrating the 4x4 about 7/8ths of an inch and the raptors get burying themselves around 1-3/8 to 1-5/8ths inches from what I can tell which surprised the hell out of me. When I shot my buddy's rifle I never got the chance to load some lighter pellets into it. Either way I'll update my little mini-review here once I get my trap rebuilt and can properly zero this thing and see how accurate it is, but from what I've seen so far I love this thing. Also has a nice adjustable length of pull trigger with a clean break (think I read it was between 4.4 and 4.6lbs from the factory). I'm very impressed especially for the price and even though the rifle was refurbished everything about it seems brand new I see no traces of the previous owner at all.

Here she is:

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There is a lame "bone collector" logo on the other side that I'll probably see if I can remove with a little carefully applied acetone and a q-tip. I like the color scheme and look otherwise though.
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#16
Here's a group with the Gamo at about ~18 yards using the crap 4x32 that came with it using it my basement...I will say I had to crank the shit out of the scope rings to keep her from jumping around. Still shoots better than I would expect for a refurbished air gun though. I already ordered a new picatinny scope base for it ($10) so I can put one of my real scopes on it and see what she can do Big Grin. I'm impressed so far though and would recommend this gun to anyone looking for a cheapie adult air rifle. This thing will kill many a rainy day!

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Btw that is with the cheap run of the mill lead pellets the lighter pellets are too loud to do much basement testing without raising the ire of my family and a sleeping baby Tongue.
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#17
Dredging up an ancient thread.

Just ordered an NP XL 1500, finally. Anim_banana

Pics, chrono and accuracy info once it arrives.
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spblademaker;159262 Wrote:Dredging up an ancient thread.

Just ordered an NP XL 1500, finally. Anim_banana

Pics, chrono and accuracy info once it arrives.

That thing looks like fun!

I really need to drop some coin on one of these buggers.
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#19
PA needs to step up their shit!! Even NJ allows hunting with an air rifle.
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#20
PA is backwards on a lot of things. We are only one of two States who do not allow the use of semiautomatic rifles for hunting either. I forget who the other State is.
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