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  1. Adult air rifle for survival tool

    Was wondering if anyone here considered a adult air rifle as a survival tool. They are great for small game, you can carry and stock a lot of ammo, and they do not make much noise.
    George.

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    Funny you should mention air guns:

    I picked up a Crosman Phantom 1000x Air Rifle .177 w/4x32 Scope for $59 out of boredom a couple weeks ago. I know it's not a pistol, but boy was I pleasantly suprised. The little thing is a tac driver out to 50yds(ish). decent ammo for it runs $8 per 500 and it is pretty much maintenence free. It is fairly quiet and at 1000ft/sec it has some punch to it.











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    Definitely a nice little rifle and a great deal at that price if it's in decent shape at all. I been considering acquiring one of the new nitro piston models.

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    Airgunsdaily.com - Welcome

    This website has a deal a day on air guns. This is were I found mine.

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    I have a Gamo 1200fps Shadow Sport w/3x9 scope, I shoot Turtles two or three days a week. I sighted mine in at around 70 yds. I keep around 2500 .177 pellets on hand. Here I can shoot a gun with no problem, but I prefer shooting without so much noise. It will shoot thru a Turtle shell at 70 yds. I was sighted in at 100 yds which is what the book said to do, but this caused too much mid range height adjusting on a small target in the water. My dogs think Turtle shells are chew bones.

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  8. Yes, I was referring to the European air rifles. They seem to be of better construction. I am looking at the barrel cocking RWS model 34 in .22 cal.

    The PCP air rifles look intriguing and the idea of some having multiple shot capability before recharging is interesting as well. Take a look at this video. These are PCP air rifles being shot at a competition. The guy with the noisy one is shooting a .454 cal pellet. These guns are attached to a SCUBA tank, but can be shot standalone.

    YouTube - Luchtbuksfan's Channel

    George

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpohio View Post
    Funny you should mention air guns:

    I picked up a Crosman Phantom 1000x Air Rifle .177 w/4x32 Scope for $59 out of boredom a couple weeks ago. I know it's not a pistol, but boy was I pleasantly suprised. The little thing is a tac driver out to 50yds(ish). decent ammo for it runs $8 per 500 and it is pretty much maintenence free. It is fairly quiet and at 1000ft/sec it has some punch to it.











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    WHAT! I laid out $80 for the same gun at Wallyworld! I hate shopping there, but my father in law borrowed my last one and fell in love with it so I told him keep it and bought that one.

    I needed more eye relief for my Weatherby 300 mag so I bought a new Redfield for it, and put the one from it on the air gun. Squirrels don't have a prayer at 50 yards. SWEET gun even at $80.

    It's a little long and heavy for a survival gun though I think. I'll take my Ruger 10/22 carbine for that any day.
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    I bought a 1950 ish Crossman .22 cal pellet rifle at a yard sale for 20.00 bucks. It is bolt action type and uses two Co2 cartridges for power with a 14 round tubular magazine. The seals gave out shortly after I started shooting it so I sent it back and Crossman repaired and reconditioned it for 50.00 bucks. Its a fun gun to shoot but I was surprised as to how loud it was. Squirrels don't stand a chance with this rifle. By comparison, those .22 CB shorts made by CCI are nearly silent when fired from my Henry rifle and pack a more of a punch.
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    Yes! I forgot about that. The instructions warn that when they are new they are loud but will settle down after some use. The first t,me I shot it sounded like a .22. wow!

    Sounds like you might have a collectors item there.
    You can run... but you'll just die tired. 3%

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