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    MEC17670
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    Congratulations on your new gun! If you’re using your new gun to hunt in CA. , you might need to look into non-lead ammo, bs science.
    Let’s see some pics!

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    Thanks, MEC; she’s a beaut, alright! Yeah, I’m familiar with CA’s over-regulation re lead ammo. It’s tough enough finding .30 cal. pellets that my girl likes, let alone lead-free. Vote TRUMP!

    I did take a slew of px, but AGN will not load them. If you provide your e-mail, I will send them to you. I’m just about to give ‘er her first fill. Later :-)

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    Been reader for some time…. finally registered. Hi from Poland! I’m shooting all kind of airguns: springers, gasram and PCP. Also enjoy bushcraft, mountaineering, archery, edged tools of survival, etc.

    And my favorite rifles (to complete my intro):

    1. HW30S cal .177 (custom stock, fully tuned, Vortex scope):

    2. EdGun Lelya Gen.II cal .22 (SWFA 1-4 Super Sniper scope):

    3. Theoben SLR98 cal .22 (Vortex Diamondback HP 2-8×32 Side Focus):

     cheers!

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    Call me Racketpro,

    I am new to this forum as I am new to air-gunning.  I am in the Navy and am currently stationed in Virginia where half a year ago I noticed rats bothering my dogs in the back yard.  I did not care for my neighbor’s sheds holding these little varmints secure so when a buddy of mine asked if I wanted to borrow his center fire rifle I asked if I could just borrow his air rifle instead so that I wouldn’t get arrested.  Well, let me just say this; I was hooked from the moment I took a shot in the backyard with just a flood light and found I got a head-shot on a rat.  I have fired rim and center fire guns and rifles before as I am in the Navy and have Camp Allen down the street but nothing can be finer then getting rid of vermin in a humane, quick, and fun way without worrying about your pets being poisoned.  One month later I bought my own break barrel (Umarex Octane 0.177) and got rid of most of the rats in my backyard.  Come to find out the neighbors had no problem with me dispatching these vermin as they did not want them in our neighborhood either.  I started watching rat dispatch from UK Youtube videos and was amazed at the accuracy of these guys with pellet rifles and night vision.  I fashioned my own night vision set-up but due to the mule of an Octane, found it difficult to hit these rats at night, which is were they started only appearing after their buddies had been eliminated during the dawn hours.  I decided to buy an PCP and after many weeks of searching for the right fit, I pre-ordered my first PCP air rifle.  Well, here I am 6 months later and have just completed setting up, mounting, sighting, and calculating FPS, and calibrating my first PCP.  It’s the picture on my avatar.  I hope to continue air-gunning and also hope to produce some nice American videos of farm dispatch here in Virginia or wherever I get stationed.

    SPECS:
    Umarex Octane 0.177 with cheap Chinese scope as factory scope pooped the bed, just as this Chinese one is starting to do.
                 Pellet of choice: Winchester HP (955 FPS).  These pellets are heavy and cheap but they are accurate in this gun, just have to clean them first. 
                                         The Winchester Pointed (985 FPS) is not as accurate
                                         Have tried most Crosman (Destroyer 7.4(1111 fps) 7.9(1093), Wadcutter (1107 FPS), CPHP (1135 FPS)) and Stoeger Wadcutter. 
                                         Have tins of Piranha 10.5 gr waiting to be opened and fired
                                         RWS Superdome (1090fps) and Supermag (960 fps) are also both accurate and I buy these when on sale.
    FX Impact PCP 0.22 with Aeon 8-32 SW 50 Obj scope.
                 Pellet of choice: Started with JSB Jumbo Exact Heavy (778 FPS) as these forums and FX suggest, but Crosman Premier HP is just as accurate at 20 yards just couple mil dots higher. 
      

    Is the FX impact too high a caliber PCP air-gun to start with?  Heck yeah but I wanted something that I would be proud to own and the adjust-ability is incomparable. 

    Racketpro

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     No that”s the way to go, buy the best you can. In fact I have two impacts both .25 and black. I was  waiting on one, it came in and I took it. Then the second one came and grab it. I wait 5 months for the first gun. Did you get your impact? It is so cool, change calibers and change power. I just took out a rat in my back yard, only 18 yards. Ever on the west coast give me a howler we can hunt ground squirrels..SF area! What r your settings for your impact?? What pellet are you using. I started with JSB heavys MKll 33.4 grains ?  Got a few more tests, then I will try 25.4 grain JSB. Welcome to the forum!!!!! Tim

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    To Tim,

    Hey, thanks for the invite.  I got my impact Friday 4th Nov 2016 and I am so happy with its awesomeness.  I have almost lowest setting possible on my Impact .22 cal.  It is on MIN power setting and at 2 full line on valve turn knob.  I found when I placed on first line on valve my scope would not drop enough for me to center my scope and I did not want to add shims to back mount of my scope. Regulator is factory setting, looks to be 110 bar and I shoot JSB Jumbo Exact Heavy 18.13 gr at 778 fps giving me about 24.3 Ft.Lbf with 21Ft.Lbf energy on targets in yard (rats/squirrels/starlings/sparrows).  This gun is amazing and if I am ever in San Fran I’ll look you up.

    Racketpro

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    Thanks AGN for accepting my registration.
    Glad to be aboard!
    KC
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    Retired and living in NW Florida, hoping to move back out west soon, preferably one of the Rocky Mountain States where I was born, so I can finally shoot past 25yds again !!

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    Hi, my name is Roy Grimes. I live in Kentucky, not far from Lexington.  I’m 62 and am an avid bowhunter/archer.  After big game bowhunting I love to hunt squirrels with rimfires.  A friend turned me on to air rifles about 4 years ago.

    I’m trying not to spend a fortune on these things as I search for what I like best.  My wife thinks I’m losing in this goal.   

    This site is very useful to me as I learn about these rifles.  I’m mainly a PCP (Daystate and AA) fan but I do have an AA Pro Sport which is great fun!  I have lots of space to shoot.  Just bought three of the Remington Field targets (knock down).  They look like fun (rat, hog, and crow).  Five grand children will get a kick out of them too!

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    Hey Roy,
    Welcome to our air gun family.
    Your wife is probably correct again.
    You have good taste in your choice of airguns. I don’t own either one of the brands you shoot but I have shot both of them and they are real, nice guns.
    Using airguns and knockdown targets to teach your grand children about shooting and there responsibilities when hunting is GREAT endeavor. Keep up the good play!
    Those knockdowns to airguns are like shooting balloons at 80 yards with bows. May miss a few but it sure is fun when you hit!☺
    Mike

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    Hello Roy!  Welcome from Indiana! 

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    Hello I’m Nik Brown and live in Canton, OH. Grew up spending all summer outdoors wondering 100 acers with a Daisy Multipump :-) Did a bit of shotgun bird hunting grown up as well… but mostly I brought home dozens of squirrels and rabbits every summer with my trusty Daisy.

    Now I’m in my late 30’s and I picked up a .22 Benjamin Trail NP about 6 years ago when we bought our small 6 acer homestead and the gun has been invaluable!!! I’ve used it to drive away large flocks of winged varmints ;-), killed a dozen groundhogs, made some great rabbit dinners out of some furry friends that were eating our garden, drove off a couple coyotes, and even killed a doberman from a wild pack that was attacking our alpaca’s.

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    Hi everyone!  A “longtime newbie” is probably the best way to describe me.  I live in central OH and have owned a couple airguns for many years but haven’t used them much; just the occasional nuisance chipmunk or bird.  I have some questions about them so this seems like a good place to start.  Over the last few days I’ve been doing a lot of reading online and am amazed at the depth of this sport and at the variety of guns available.  Who knows, this may become another addiction!

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    Hi guys from Mexico,

    New here, very nice site

    Kind regards

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    Hi, Lev: I’m right across the border. Wave!

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    Hi marcella69

    I live about 1.5 hrs from Laredo and Mcallen(mty, nl), I  plan ti renew my visa, and maybe attend airguns contests,

    Where do you live?

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    Hi lev; I live in a town that borders with Tijuana. I can see the border wall from my house and TJ on the hill.

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    Nice!

    I read a few posts back you have a pulsar…

    I like daystates too, used to have an mk3(.177), and an aw cdt(.22)

    I currently have 2 panthers mk4, one in .177 with a 12speed greek board and a .22 with the stock card(will replace it with a 12speed too when hunting season is over next year

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    Yes, lev; I really like it down here on the border! I am Sicilian and Sicilians and Mexicans are simpatico. Both hard-working, religious, and family-oriented people. I feel at home here. Currently, my Daystate Pulsar 25 is in the shop at AOA with magazine issues. As soon as she’s granted a clean bill of health, she’s going on the AGN classifieds. I am now using my new FX Impact 30 and absolutely love the power! She’s a hammer. Small game hunting with airguns is legal in California, so I’m diggin’ it. Wow, lev; you have a lot of guns. I usually sell my old gun and accessories when I upgrade (mostly due to financial and storage issues :-)). Well, good luck with the critters, and it was nice to “meet” you :-)

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    New member, avid air gunner for 15 plus years. Love the simplistic fun and quiet precision along with the moddability air gunning affords the shooter. Mostly plinking and informal target shooting with a bit of pest control as well.
    Currently shooting;
    Beeman R7 in .177″, w/Bushy Legend 5-15×40 Russ Best Tuned.
    AA S200-B in .22″ with 10 shot mag, CF LDC, and SightMark Photon 4.6 NV scope
    AA S510 in .22″ w/Leapers 6-24×50
    Benji Synrod in MDRL furniture w/Hawke Varmint 4-16×44, custom hammer, valve body, etc.
    Crossman 1760 (youngest daughters)
    Crossman 2240, (DIY project mule)
    Crossman 1077, (don’t really shoot this one much, probably should)
    Gamo Delta, (only Gamo I have left that I feel is worth while owning, fun pinker for the wee ones)
    Couple Daisy Red Riders. Over holidays when family and friends are over, blow up 100+ balloons to set out in the back yard 10-40 yards from shooting station, what a hoot..

    Sold;
    AirForce Talon .25″
    Beeman R9 .177″
    Logun Gladiator .22″
     

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    Hi everyone, I am Jimmy and live in south eastern Indiana. Not far from the Ohio river. I grew up on the farm that I now own. Bought it when I first got out of high school. Owned it 46 of my 65 years. I can not remember the first time I shot a gun. I can remember the first squirrel I shot, the first rabbit, the first deer, and so on. I bought my first air rifle in 2000, and that is all I shoot now. One of these days I hope to find the airgun of my dreams. Until then I will just have to keep adding new guns to my stock. Every time I think I found the perfect rifle. Someone will come out with a new one I have to have. Lord help me.

    Jimmy

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