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i thought buying a pellet rifle was going to be easy!

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by aficianado, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. Feb 17, 2011 at 6:36 AM
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    damnit! there are so many choices!

    i think i want a Sheridan that has been massaged by Mac1 airguns. he makes them bulletproof and powerful! but at $335, it isnt cheap. he turns them into sniping tools.

    in california i can legally take a wild turkey with a pellet gun .20 or greater. i'll need a great pellet rifle.

    buying my bow, rifles or pistols was easy by comparison.
     
  2. Feb 17, 2011 at 7:17 AM
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    I'm looking to get one soon too. Not sure which one I'm getting yet but I won't pay much more that $120. All I need is a break barrel that is ~1000fps. I hate Ruger but may get one of theirs.
     
  3. Feb 17, 2011 at 7:22 AM
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    Gamo makes good rifles. I have one of the break barrels in .17 that shoots at 100fps. I have killed many a squirrel with it using the open sights. Take a look at them
     
  4. Feb 17, 2011 at 7:25 AM
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    i think the Gamo triggers are not great.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2011 at 7:27 AM
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    i agree, but i can shoot a 10 shot group at 10 meter within an inch with my Gamo
     
  6. Feb 17, 2011 at 9:18 AM
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    They arent but for huntin i like em a little stiffer.
     
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    Love my gamo whisper quiet.
     
  8. Feb 17, 2011 at 12:01 PM
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    i dont know much about the Gamo. it is a piston spring gun right? can i leave it pumped up for a long time..like as i watch a turkey come in? or will i destoy the seals? besides, none of the GAmo at bass pro look to be in anything but .177.

    i need .20 or bigger.
     
  9. Feb 17, 2011 at 12:06 PM
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  11. Feb 17, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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    Might I ask why you would want to hunt turkey's with a pellet gun? If you need to be challenged, use a bow... I prefer a 10 gauge myself :)
     
  12. Feb 17, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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    bow? pullleaze. killed this one with no blind. i was hiding behind a bush the size of my waste basket. i'm not flexible, i'm not small..it was no easy feat. waited until the bird's head was behind a small bush, came up, full draw..TWACK! 32 yards!

    i bet a pellet gun is the same challenge. just to say i did it. my weapon of choice will always be my bow. going for my fourth bird this spring.

    safety 020.jpg
     
  13. Feb 17, 2011 at 2:22 PM
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    yeah....you can leave it for a while.......not days or anything tho:D. couple hours wont hurt it...especially if you oil it when needed. and they make some gamo's that are .22.
     
  14. Feb 17, 2011 at 2:29 PM
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    Pyramidair dot com has a good selection of all different caliber/types of air rifles to choose from.
     
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    You can buy a Air piston that replaces the spring so you can leave it
    cocked for as long as you like and it won't affect it,
    I believe this Is a common upgrade for the whispers.
    And yes I Have A gamo viper express, It shoots .22 pellets
    (the predators, red tipped, do some serious damage.)
    AND it shoots small shot shells filled with #20 shot I believe. and that Is excellent
    for small fast pests,(rats, mice, etc) and will kill a bird from about 20yds.

    and you might have to order it, you can get a viper express, whisper,
    and a hunter extreme in .22.
    on the website there is a video of a guy killing a hog with one shot to the head from the hunter model.
     
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    I have a Gamo, it is loader then my 22mag. Thing as bad ass, cannot go wrong. I have shot many many gophers with it.
     
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    at first i thought this was about california giving you crap about buying one.

    anyway, i have a beeman break barrel with interchangeable barrels .22 and .177 it came with a scope too, for only like $130 at walmart. it straight up blows squirrels off rocks lol
     
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    Alright so you are good with a compound bow... How about trying a recurve with some home made arrows and arrow heads? A pellet gun just seems silly to me to hunt turkeys with. Just use a damn .22 rifle if your gonna do that.
     
  20. Feb 17, 2011 at 5:03 PM
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    one more time. it isnt LEGAL! no .22 rimfire.

    i dont think a pellet rifle will be easy..not by a long shot. my bow has better range.
     
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