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OT / School me on Air Rifles

Post by IronNoggin » Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:16 pm

I understand this has been discussed before.
However I am now somewhat concerned with the way the new prohibitions are going so am thinking of leaping.
Always wanted a decent to good air rifle to deal with pests and simply have fun with.

So, any advice?
Want something as accurate as possible, capable of knocking one of those obnoxious Who Who's over at 40 yards, yet won't break the bank.

Does such an item exist?

Wondering...
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Re: OT / School me on Air Rifles

Post by Hillcountry » Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:50 pm

There are so many out there now but when I bought mine about 15 years ago, I looked at and researched them. I ended up buying 2 classic rifles, the Beeman R9 and the RWS Diana. Both beautiful and well made air rifles and about the same in price. No sure how much they are now but they sure are a joy to shoot. Accurate out to 50-60 yards and I used to hit a circular saw blade hung on a tree regularly at 100 yds. Both 177 caliber.
Check out Pyramid Air online...there was another big air gun outfit too but I don’t recall the name. Many a critter was eliminated with those rifles...from starlings to chipmunks to squirrels and a few woodchucks too. My air rifles came with scopes which are great and hold a zero well. You can buy them without optics of course.
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Re: OT / School me on Air Rifles

Post by BrotherRon » Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:41 pm

A 22 caliber air rifle will be more accurate and have more penetrating power than a .177
I like the 1300 fps .177 Gamo I bought, but I should have went with the 22 caliber. :wink:
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Post by Normous » Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:47 pm

Take a look at www.airgunsource.ca for Canada's best inventory and air gun source .
I have purchased two .22 Air Arms PCP's from them and both can shoot dimes at 50 y if I do my part.
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Post by Hi5 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:36 pm

I wandered onto Youtube and came across some rat hunting videos. Most were in Britain at dairy farms. They use infra red and other night vision stuff and pond the heck out of rats, mostly with head shots. The rats don't seem to understand that those two legged predators can actually see them. Just try a youtube search for air rifle rat hunting.

You realize of course that for those high performance rigs you will need a PAL.
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Re: OT / School me on Air Rifles

Post by IronNoggin » Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:14 pm

Thanks for all the replies & advice fellas! Appreciated!

Have yet to make up my mind, but I am wondering about thoughts on the following one. Fixed barrel, nitro piston, under barrel lever, and 11 round magazine all seem appealing. As is the price. So... Thoughts?

Umarex Synergis .22 900FPS

https://dlairgun.com/products/umarex-synergis-22-900fps-2251324umx-ar-000?variant=32674350628924

The Umarex Synergis has three primary features that are making the one-shot pellet rifle obsolete! Fixed barrel under-lever accuracy, smooth shooting T.N.T Gas piston power, and a low profile 11-shot RapidMag rotary magazine—all in a great looking, easy-handling package.

The Synergis departs from the conventional break barrel airgun design to give shooters fixed barrel accuracy that looks as good as it shoots. Umarex’s patent-pending Airflow Boost Technology lets the T.N.T gas piston transfer air in the most efficient way possible which makes the Synergis a true 900FPS rifle.

Included with the Synergis is a 3-9x32 scope which mounts to the rifle’s Picatinny rail. What really makes the Synergis head and shoulders above the rest is the low-profile 11-shot auto-indexing RapidMag rotary magazine. It's virtually automatic. The patented system rotates the magazine and inserts a pellet into the breech automatically every time you actuate it's easy to use under-lever cocking mechanism. Get stocked up on spare magazines, because you're going to want to shoot all day long!

.22 900FPS
2 Magazines Included
Rail: Metal lockdown picatinny rail
Trigger: 2 Stage, Non adjustable
3-9X32 scope and mounts included Gas piston
Weight: 8.0 LBS
Length: 45.5 Inches
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Re: OT / School me on Air Rifles

Post by curious » Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:30 pm

IronNoggin wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:16 pm
I understand this has been discussed before.
However I am now somewhat concerned with the way the new prohibitions are going so am thinking of leaping.
Always wanted a decent to good air rifle to deal with pests and simply have fun with.

So, any advice?
Want something as accurate as possible, capable of knocking one of those obnoxious Who Who's over at 40 yards, yet won't break the bank.

Does such an item exist?

Wondering...
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Re: OT / School me on Air Rifles

Post by Lucky-Dog » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:42 pm

Another vote for RWS.
I use to own a RWS model 34 and they are rock solid dependable and accurate. Wish I had kept mine.
Like most all quality air rifles, follow the break in and maintenance procedures and the RWS can last you a life time.
Actually I believe they come with a lifetime warranty.
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Re: OT / School me on Air Rifles

Post by evaughan » Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:17 am

I bought a game 1400 black cat. 177. Love love love it. Stock scope is throw-away. Broke in 5 shots. Bought a 3-9 Tasso air rifle scope from Amazon.

Rifle has a trigger pull adjust screw. Found a YouTube mod upgrade. Recommended purchasing a slightly longer set screw to get more adjustment. Has a pretty good trigger pull now. Bought some 10 grain premium copper pellets for more energy and better groups. The killing power on animals size of cottontails is quite impressive.
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Re: OT / School me on Air Rifles

Post by IronNoggin » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:34 pm

Thanks for all the advice and replies folks. Appreciated! :thumbup:

Ordered the Umarex Synergis .22 today, along with spare mags and and 500 high end pellets.

Fingers Crossed...

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Re: OT / School me on Air Rifles

Post by DMc » Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:32 pm

Good luck with your new air rifle. They are really good for the taking of small critters.

One word of caution though, don't be discouraged if accuracy is sub par with your first box of pellets. Not only is there a break-in period, but most air guns will shoot only one or two types of pellets really well. Even different people shooting the same gun may find that theirs like different pellets. Unfortunately, there is no good way to predict which one that will be without trying several different ones.

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Re: OT / School me on Air Rifles

Post by Hillcountry » Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:44 pm

IronNoggin wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:34 pm
Thanks for all the advice and replies folks. Appreciated! :thumbup:

Ordered the Umarex Synergis .22 today, along with spare mags and and 500 high end pellets.

Fingers Crossed...

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Post by XB I GO » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:02 pm

I have a lot of air rifles for everything from target shooting to big game. My favorite is the Eagle Claw Seneca lever action in.25 caliber. I really like my Benji Disco in .22 cal. I’ve killed hundreds of squirrels, rabbits and raccoons with it. PCP is definitely the way to go. My have a Umarex that needed service and they took care of it quick and cheap.

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