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    Re: Need An Air Gun?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reginald Carstairs View Post
    The heavy model is the bone crusher. I wanted the lighter one, it also has open fiber optic sights installed if you remove the scope. Two stage trigger. You must try different pellets. Each one usually needs a small scope adjustment just like working up reloads on a firearm. Light weight flat nose short distance hole punchers. I like heavy brass tipped metal punchers, goes through both sides of a #10 can. Amazon has assortment packs to test.

    Airgun scopes are built to take a two way recoil, you will break even a high end Leopold if installed on an air rifle. PCP air rifle are easy on scopes but are big bucks, and best filled with scuba tanks to 3000 psi Rich Coop has them.

    Yes, I bit the bullet and bought one.
    @ReginaldCarstairs....................Where is the range report? Review, etc. Waiting for you before I comment.
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    Re: Need An Air Gun?

    Dee Dee did a 30 foot scope sight in on the patio. Got one hole groups. With the copper bb tipped pellets went through 300 pages of a hard cover book. 9.6gr.
    I need to go to my club to get a 25 yard test. Maybe this week
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    Re: Need An Air Gun?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reginald Carstairs View Post
    Dee Dee did a 30 foot scope sight in on the patio. Got one hole groups. With the copper bb tipped pellets went through 300 pages of a hard cover book. 9.6gr.
    I need to go to my club to get a 25 yard test. Maybe this week
    Yea, it's a lot of fun. Think I will leave the scope off of it & order another to scope up. Since getting cataract surgery, I can actually shoot open-sights fairly well again. Putting 5 shots in a 1" square @ 25 yrds. -- which be pretty good for me -- would be better with a "peep" type, but those sights aren't too bad actually. Shooting crosman premier destroyers, 7.4gr.

    Edit: Need to have an open or aperture sight for the grand-girls to shoot & don't anymore. Whoops, I waited too long, MIdway sold out of this model. Either the Bone-Collector or the Whisper is all left of the IGT's. One of those will scope up nicely.
    Last edited by bcrtops; 07-05-2017 at 08:17 PM.
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    Re: Need An Air Gun?

    Cataract surgery not far off. I need to use my EDC light allot in the house, everything is getting dark
    Hell getting old, but I'm trying to make every day a fun day.

    Dee Dee can't use open sights good. She is better than me with a scope. Once I showed her the nut and bolt trick she has no problem with the turret adjustments.
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    Re: Need An Air Gun?

    bcr, another note make sure the Gamo has a CAT Custom action trigger. Two stage so smooth that I would love to have it on all my rifles. Never felt anything before quite like it.
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    Re: Need An Air Gun?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reginald Carstairs View Post
    Dee Dee did a 30 foot scope sight in on the patio. Got one hole groups. With the copper bb tipped pellets went through 300 pages of a hard cover book. 9.6gr.
    I need to go to my club to get a 25 yard test. Maybe this week
    Wow, surprised you got that much penetration out of that.

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    Re: Need An Air Gun?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reginald Carstairs View Post
    bcr, another note make sure the Gamo has a CAT Custom action trigger. Two stage so smooth that I would love to have it on all my rifles. Never felt anything before quite like it.
    Think all the IGT's have the CAT trigger.
    "Nuts & Bolts trick"????

    On the cataract surgery -- go to the warehouse surgery place -- where they run you through like cattle. Everybody I've talked to is happy. On the other hand, everyone that has had it done @ a small clinic has had trouble of one kind or another. Just my interpretation from talking with folks -- could be all wrong.
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    Re: Need An Air Gun?

    Take a bolt and nut. Hold vertical. Remember the nut goes in the direction of the bullet. Turn the nut counterclockwise the nut goes up, turn clockwise the nut goes down. That takes care of elevation. Now hold the nut and bolt horizontal. Turn the nut counterclockwise and the nut goes right, turn it clockwise the nut goes left. So the bullet goes right or left. Now anyone can figure what direction to turn turrets on a scope. I carry a few nut and bolts to the range and hand them out to new shooters. You always get a smile when they figure how simple it is using this prop.
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    Re: Need An Air Gun?

    OK, it was test day for the Gamo. Dee Dee staged the sighting out to 25 yards. She locked that range in.
    Using low priced hunting pellets 9.6gr. She pulled off this group. Wind variable shifting right and left between storms at about 8 to 10 mph.
    Guess who got the work out cocking the air rifle?

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    Re: Need An Air Gun?

    Thanks for the report RC!
    These Gamo's sure are some fun. The one I have like yours, I have left open sights & can get groups that would be in that "2" ring @ 25 yrds. all day long.
    The Bone Crusher model, I scoped with a UTG 4x mil-dot basic scope. The trigger is not as nice, but when I do my part I can get groups like DeeDee is shooting @ 25 yrds. So far only shooting Crossman Premier Destroyers -- 7.4 gr. Any of these gas-spring models make for a great inexpensive backyard shooting fun-time!
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    Re: Need An Air Gun?

    Great shooting Dee Dee! You should get some commission from Gamo because you might have just sold me on that rifle!

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    Re: Need An Air Gun?

    I've got a Benjamin Titan that is a real tack driver.
    If I did it again though I'd probably go with the trail mainly because of a few different options.. With the titan though, at 30 feet I can write my name.. It takes about an hour, but I can pull it off.

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    Re: Need An Air Gun?

    I have one like the second bersatoter's picture has. Mine is a 1974 or 75 model. Havent shot it for a while but it still has good power. It shoots the large pellet. Most of the new pellet guns shoot, those tiny pisseant pellets
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    Re: Need An Air Gun?

    Do any of you find that shooting an air rifle is "tricky"? Unless I rest a rifle of one of my firearms on the barrel, accuracy is not affected much, not so with my air rifles! What is up with that?

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