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    mikebaker1
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    Hi I am Mike. I got into air guns about 10 years ago. When I retired early and moved from Oregon to Montana, the first person I got to be friends with is Barry Abel. If there are any of you old old air-gunners out there, Barry published Airgun Ads, and the last one may have been 20 years ago. So, Barry got me interested in air guns.  I have also gotten to be great friends with Rick Willnecker, Greg Fuller and Peter Ruut thanks to Barry. I mainly buy, sell and repair Benjamin, Crosman, Sheridan and Smith Wesson CO2 and pumpers.  I have approximately 100 old ones in my collection. I do have a few PCPs in my collection, Disco 22 that I modified, Marauder .25 cal., Daystate Air Ranger .20 cal. and RAW HM1000X  .25 cal.
    Thanks Mike
     

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    Hello!
      I have been following the forum since its inception and finally decided to create an account here.
    I guess my story is much like most everyone as many years ago I started out a youngster with a Crosman 760  and eventually progressed to firearms in my teens for hunting.  Only just in the last couple of years I rediscovered airguns again thanks in part to a Cabelas circular with a Gamo breakbarrel featured on it stating something like 1300fps and I remember thinking… geez, I had no idea air rifles had come this far and thought that would be just the ticket to wage war on a pack of 13 stripe gophers invading my territory(yard) since they seem to be thwarting my other attempts at eliminating them.
      Well it didn’t take long to realize that I wasnt going to be able to hit a 3 inch target at 40+ yards with regularity much less scramble gopher brains at those distances so it went back to Cabelas,  that also happen to be when I noticed the scope stop pin digging a nice trench on the scope rail… which explained why I couldn’t keep it zero’d.   After a bit of researched I picked up a Benji Trail NP2 from PA which was an improvement although still not quite what I was hoping for and ultimately returned as a warranty/quality issue and have since settled on a Discovery in .22 which I have been happily sending these gophers to their grave.  So much so that I think I won the war, last year I removed about a bakers dozen and this year only one showed up this spring although he didn’t get stick around for long and haven’t seen any since.   My guess they will return this year when all of the fields surrounding my property are planted with soybeans and if they do it will be the start of Yard War 3! 😀

    Lately I’ve been looking into picking up a Benji 392 as a backup and for some small game hunting from time to time.  Actually considered getting a FX Indy but decided not to get too carried away with my latest obsession… LOL

    Happy Shooting!

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    Hello!
    First sorry for my english I’m from Spain, and and although I’ve been studying english all my live maybe my head is too hard to write well… so sorry in advance.

    I have been following the forum for the last year, and thanks all of you I have learned a lot of good things.

    As a coriosity, tell you that in Spain we are forbidden huntting with airgun rifles… why?? maybe because our law is just as stupid as our governors…and the powerful of airgun rifles is limited to 24julios similar to 17Ftps… enough for FT but not for make great things.

    I hope I’ll contribute a lot to this forum and continue learning about all of you.

    Thanks!!

     

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    Sorry for the double post. That’s what happens when I try to figure out how to post a pic.

    Hi all,
    Dave from northern Wisconsin. Been shooting all my life. Just getting into air rifles. Looking forward to learning all I can. Thanks

     

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    Hi all,
    Dave from northern Wisconsin. Been shooting all my life. Just getting into air rifles. Looking forward to learning all I can. Here’s what Santa brought me and my two boys. Thanks

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    Hi All
    Been looking in for a while and learning quite a lot, so decided to register, I’m from Cape Town South Africa and been shooting air rifles for about 3 years. Started with a few cheaper rifles and enjoyed tinkering and tuning.I got an Airwolf MVT in 5.5 and could lay down all my Allen keys, screwdrivers and hammer as this is one rifle that gives virtually unlimited power adjustment and I love the electronic trigger and on board chrony.  Also have a silenced and slightly tuned down Walther LGV springer in 4.5 for some backyard plinking and pesting.

    Thanks for an excellent forum, and in time, hope to be able to add a little bit to it.
    Remember, there’s always space for one more

     

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    Hi There.

    My name is Kirk (aka KG3D.)  I live in CT and have always had a love for airguns.  My dad had one in plain view when I was a young teenager. It was right in his sock drawer.  I thought I was getting away with something naughty by “borrowing” it, but little did I know it was really just a decoy so that I would not look any further and find his .357 Magnum!   Skip forward many many years and now I am a father myself.  I have two smart and fun girls.  My older one likes to shoot her Z11 ZOMBIE ELIMINATOR (AIR-SOFT) with me and my younger one is already a shooting fan with her nerf arsenal.  

    In my current airgun collection I have;

    IZH-Baikal MP-661K “DROZD Blackbird” Fully Automatic BB SMG (heavily modified and super fun)
    Umarex HPP BB Blowback Pistol
    Umarex Steel Force
    Umarex EBOS
    Crosman C41 (my favorite pistol)
    Dan Wesson 8″ CO2 Airsoft Revolver
    Gamo Varmint Hunter Air Rifle with Scope

    I practice/play with these in my backyard and home made basement range.  However, I also like to go to the gun range and shoot my conventional firearms.  …I never have enough time to enjoy them all and need to consider thinning out the herd soon. :(

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    Hello my name is joe, I live in flat rock south of detroit. I still have my first rifle, a taiyo juki sp? my fire arms became to much of a cost and effort any more. I have more guns that I can justify or list to shmbo.  lol 

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    Hi Y’all, I live in the Asheville area of western North Carolina. I have been an active shooter both target, competition and hunting in multiple disciplines from Archery up to long range rifle. I am a Navy DAV and currently work in Federal Law Enforcement at the VA Hospital in Asheville NC. I am not a uniformed officer. I have worked on and off in Archery and Gun pro shops and have always had an appreciation of the amazing accuracy that I had seen achieved  using air rifles.  I have a very old pump pistol that amazingly still operates. I purchased a Gamo Whisper Fusion Mach 1 IGT .22  and a Crossman Vigilante .177 revolver. Both shoot very nicely considering the cost in comparison to my PB guns. I just recently started following this forum and wish I had done so sooner. My Gamo is shooting  quarter size groups at 25yds with 1-2 flyers out of every 10 rds. I have only shot approximately 75 rds  so far and tried 3 different pellets.  I have so many questions that I am still searching for answers on here before asking. Never thought I would be the Newb on any forum that involved shooting :)  . 

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    Hi! I’m Gregg, a Navy vet and machinist and after a lifetime of shooting, dealing, gunsmithing, (I was even a factory certified “air smith” for Benjamin air guns and Pittman paint ball guns once upon a time for what it was worth in those days) competition, and firearms instruction I have only very recently become aware of high powered and large bore air guns. And WOW! Have things changed since the Benjamin-Sheridan pump guns I occasionally sold back in the late ’80s. After poking around here and there for a bit I find that I’m developing a genuine interest now that intermediate/terminal airgun ballistics are quickly gaining on modern centerfire firearms. Anyway, I want to learn more and when I searched Google for air gunning forums the first hit I got was AN, billed as the “World’s Premiere Airgunning Forum.” That sounded good enough for little old me so here I am. I hope to learn a lot more as I am finding that for all my conventional firearms knowledge there’s a lot that doesn’t cross over well. So here I am! Greetings and salutations all.

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    snax,

    Welcome.  You mentioned high power and large bore.  You might want to check the classified section.  

    http://www.airgunnation.com/topic/fs-raw-hm1000x-357/

    American made.  Highly thought of American manufacturer and … BIG bore.

    ( I am in no way affiliated with this seller. )

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    “snax”Hi! I’m Gregg, a Navy vet and machinist and after a lifetime of shooting, dealing, gunsmithing, (I was even a factory certified “air smith” for Benjamin air guns and Pittman paint ball guns once upon a time for what it was worth in those days) competition, and firearms instruction I have only very recently become aware of high powered and large bore air guns. And WOW! Have things changed since the Benjamin-Sheridan pump guns I occasionally sold back in the late ’80s. After poking around here and there for a bit I find that I’m developing a genuine interest now that intermediate/terminal airgun ballistics are quickly gaining on modern centerfire firearms. Anyway, I want to learn more and when I searched Google for air gunning forums the first hit I got was AN, billed as the “World’s Premiere Airgunning Forum.” That sounded good enough for little old me so here I am. I hope to learn a lot more as I am finding that for all my conventional firearms knowledge there’s a lot that doesn’t cross over well. So here I am! Greetings and salutations all.

    Welcome and a question!
    
Do you have a good source for parts for the first Tippman pump guns (SL-68) Serial # 1973. Specifically a valve stem seal?

    Thurmond

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    Hello,
    Been lurking for awhile. I’ve learned so much from the forum. I started out with a old crosman pumper we’ve had for years for an occasional skunk or prairie dog, last spring I had a prairie dog invasion into my horse pasture from a neighboring hay field that was plowed up  and the old pumper just wasn’t enough. I upgraded to a break barrel. That worked out okay for awhile until the pdogs got wise. I could not get any closer than 90+ yards once they got wise to my presents. I ended up purchasing a .25 Gen 2 Marauder. That enabled me to start sniping pdogs out to the 100+ from my patio roof. After cleaning out the pdogs thru the summer and then took up pest birds. I finally got tired of refilling  my gun after 16 shots. I decided to look for a regulated gun. I went with the FX Royale 500 for my needs. Oh man I’m loving getting 80+ shots before refill, more accuracy, and more FPE. Now I’ve been moved onto pest birds in my area. Hopefully I can add value to the forum and looking forward to chatting with everyone. What an addiction these air rifles are!

    Thanks
    John

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    “T3PRanch”

    “snax”Hi! I’m Gregg, a Navy vet and machinist and after a lifetime of shooting, dealing, gunsmithing, (I was even a factory certified “air smith” for Benjamin air guns and Pittman paint ball guns once upon a time for what it was worth in those days) competition, and firearms instruction I have only very recently become aware of high powered and large bore air guns. And WOW! Have things changed since the Benjamin-Sheridan pump guns I occasionally sold back in the late ’80s. After poking around here and there for a bit I find that I’m developing a genuine interest now that intermediate/terminal airgun ballistics are quickly gaining on modern centerfire firearms. Anyway, I want to learn more and when I searched Google for air gunning forums the first hit I got was AN, billed as the “World’s Premiere Airgunning Forum.” That sounded good enough for little old me so here I am. I hope to learn a lot more as I am finding that for all my conventional firearms knowledge there’s a lot that doesn’t cross over well. So here I am! Greetings and salutations all.

    Welcome and a question!
    
Do you have a good source for parts for the first Tippman pump guns (SL-68) Serial # 1973. Specifically a valve stem seal?

    Thurmond

    
Hey Thurmond! So sorry for the late reply, my notifications from this forum have been going to my junk mail (‘cuz I just joined and haven’t gotten off my butt to let my email client know) and I only just discovered it. Anyway, when you say “first Tippman gun” do you mean the SL-68 I, or the much more prolific SL-68 II generation one? Both are Nelson valve guns. Lemme know and I’ll see what I can do!

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    “Nueces”snax,

    Welcome.  You mentioned high power and large bore.  You might want to check the classified section.  

    http://www.airgunnation.com/topic/fs-raw-hm1000x-357/

    American made.  Highly thought of American manufacturer and … BIG bore.

    ( I am in no way affiliated with this seller. )

    
Thanx Nueces, I will definitely check that out.

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    Let’s stay anonymous, eh? 😉

    I’m from Houston, TX and have lived here my entire life. My airgun collection includes a RWS 48 in .22 and a Walther Terrus in .177 right now. I’ve had the Gamo Delta and Young Hunter in my home as well for smaller framed shooters. 

    Being more into big game hunting and firearms, I haven’t gotten a chance to play with PCPs and whatnot, but really want to. But for now, springers will have to do :)

    Happy plinking!

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    Hello my name is Juan Manuel I live in Colombia Suramerica I started with this from 8 years with a rifle Slavia, which still retains, nowadays I have a Weihrauch HW 50 and two weeks ago in FX IMPACT that I notice a failure as Most users, thanks for accepting me on the forum

    Sorry for my english is machine translation……

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    Been lurking around here for long enough ,
    Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself .

    My name is Dale . Looking forward to spending time here .

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    Greetings,

         John here from the Great State of Missouri. Many varied intersts and airguns are included.

         Although I live in a rural area it is getting crowded. Even rimfires are problematic. I had owned some airguns in the past and a Sheridan ( .20 cal) was the nicest. That rifle wound up with another home so a few years back I bought a Gamo and I was hooked. I have upgraded a bit but still shoot the springers. I can shoot all day and keep peace with the neighbors. Saving money is always nice as well. I kill the occasional squirrel but mostly cans. I do try to get rid of some of the starlings. Whatever it is, it is always fun.

         I hope to take this hobby up a level and I figure this is a good place to learn. Perhaps I may even be able to contribute.

    John

       

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