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    Glenroiland
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    Mycapt65

    Glenroiland

    Don't ask me…I've never gotten rid of any gun ever.  Springers or firearms….

    I totally understand, I don't let go of guns easily. This is why this has been a difficult decision to make and sought help here. To date I've only only sold one gun to date and it was to a friend for a very reasonable price because I didn't like the caliber.

    Be well

    Ron

    Totally get it!

     

    Be well and shoot straight..

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    Didn’t think about the warranty voiding, but good advice right there.

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    Mam.  I wouldn't touch that thing.  I'd keep shooting the heck out of it until it doesn't shoot like that anymore…

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    Don't ask me…I've never gotten rid of any gun ever.  Springers or firearms….

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    Springrrrr

    Walther LGU 177, JSB 8.44 grain round nose, 8 shots, 40 yards.

    That's why

    Darn good shooting right there!!

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    I couldn't pare down to 2.  I've never sold any airgun, and don't plan on it ever. 

    If FORCED???  I'd keep my asp20, and hw97.

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    They can be pre-ordered…

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    Nice set up.  Guaranteed to be a laser 

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    davelarson

    Jim, I’m impressed that you can admit to being an addict so easily. But if you have 53 rifles and 60 scopes you have an imbalance issue and need to quickly order the appropriate number of new rifles to fix the problem before it really gets out of hand. Seven more rifles and you can dial it back to an acceptable balance!

    Lol

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    For me, my least hold sensitive is my hw97.  However, it really just came down to learning the others that were more powerful.  Now, I can shoot groups ALMOST indistinguishable between my hw80, hw 97, d48, Diana 34, asp20, and R9.  I say ALMOST because I could hand pick some groups,  but the 97 still has the tightest groups on average…

     

    For me, not a big fan of the whole "sled" concept….either built into the gun or scope mounts.  I tend to abuse things, and for me it's another potential point of failure….I don't need another thing not working….

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    BryanH

    Ok, we have cheap PCP’s now.  They are accurate.  That’s great, if you can accept their limitations.

    What limitations? For starters, there are only a small handful of PCP rifles that will not lose POI from bouncing around in a pickup.  The ones that can are very very expensive, but even on the high end most can’t.  On the other hand the cheapest break barrel is about as durable as a firearm.  Your Crosman Optimus might struggle to hold 1” at 20 yards but at least it will still do it if you lean it in the corner or grab it by the barrel.  Something quality like an R9 will hold zero but it will also reach out well into PCP territory.

    Then there is the change in POI with the change in pressure.  You have a sweet spot, 8-10 shots or maybe 12 shots that even a mid range PCP is good for, vs a quality springer well broken in with single digit extreme spread in velocity.  I’d rather have a gun a little hold sensitive.

    In a regulated gun?  Regulated rifles that come in at a break barrel price point have the worst durability of all.  Grab the gun by the barrel and that’s it.  POI might only change a half inch at 50 yards… or maybe a full inch at 20 yards.  Again, I’d rather learn to shoot a gun that’s hold sensitive.

    Repeaters?  I’ve had two PCP repeaters and neither of them feed with 100% reliability.  They make a single shot tray for a reason.

    Power?  Why do I need more power than a springer can make?  A good pellet rifle, to me, is to bridge the gap between a BB gun and a rimfire.  A good springer does it perfectly.

     

    You are not going to pass a cheap $300-$500 PCP down to your grandkids.  Maybe not even a $1,000 PCP.  It’s not gonna last, nor will it be worth much.  Weihrauch, Air Arms, Diana spring guns hold their value like a good firearm will.  
     

    Why would I trade a quality spring rifle, of beautiful wood and highly polished blues steel, that holds its value and lasts for generations, that’s accurate to any reasonable range I’d hunt with the air rifle, for a souped up CO2 repeater with some reinforced air tube and valve to operate on HPA?  
     

    If you really think ANY pcp from Benjamin, Gamo, Umarex, or etc is an upgrade to a quality German springer you have been fooled.  Might be easier to use and shoot as long as you have tanks, but the advantages end there.

    And regards to charging a PCP, if you go cheap and you shoot a lot you’re gonna have to rebuild or replace that pump regularly.  Even if you must do a debur and reseal/respring on your springer, you could shoot it for years before it needs to be freshened up.

    I bought and sold three PCP’s before I finally upgraded to an R9.  Not to say I would not play with a cheap PCP again, I might like to get a cheap one that’s very quiet for a beater- maybe a Benjamin Fortitude.  But by definition a beater has to take a beating… I am not so sure if it will work for that purpose lol.

    Well said!

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    abslayer

    Did some more shooting at 25 yds 10 shot group This HW 97 shoots as good as my AA s510 pcp

     

     

     

    Great shooting!

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    shambozzie

    Great stuff guys. I would add one more thing to check. Next time pay attention to your finger placement and try to duplicate  on each shot. It's the small things that will bite you and don't  forget  about  (Brass).

    This is also solid advice

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    shambozzie

    Great stuff guys. I would add one more thing to check. Next time pay attention to your finger placement and try to duplicate  on each shot. It's the small things that will bite you and don't  forget  about  (Brass).

    This is also solid advice.

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    Pizzaman2976

    Thanks I'm going to keep practicing! I also have a Leupold and couple other solid scopes I can use to confirm if there are any scope issues. I agree it sounds like its me at this point though. I usually cheat and put a piece of tape on the stock to make sure my cheek is in the same place everytime, but I can see now I have nothing to make sure my vertical alignment to the scope stays consistent…

    Doesn't sound like your new to the game..

     

    Is the shift in POI only vertical in direction and not horizontal?

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    Bear-of-Grayling

       I like to use a cheek riser like this one. It has adjustable pads to elevate the cheek and get your eye in line with the scope. I like to have it high enough that my eye just barely makes it down to the scope. This gives me as close to the most consistent head placement obtainable.
       While looking through your scope at the 8 yard target just move your head around on the stock and see the poi move around. If you employ a cheek riser at its uppermost height, where you cannot move your head without loosing the view altogether, you are in a perfect repeatable place. After this is achieved try barely moving your head and use your parallax adjustment to dial out the final poi movement and set the scope exactly for your 8 yards. This is a great cheek riser.

    I like that one..

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    Pizzaman2976

    Thanks for all the tips guys.  That kleenex idea is great!  I'll also try the chrony…  My scopes are a bug buster and similar monstrum 2-7, both with parallax to 7.5 (or lower) and I'm shooting at only 4-5x or so hopefully that would limit parallax issues.  I guess it could be my fundamentals.  It was weird cause like 10 minutes before all this started happening, I was smiling about how accurate and easy to shoot it was!  It seemed like I couldn't miss before.  I could also try another scope… I'll keep trying things! 

    I recall hearing you could also coat the breech in powder, and look for "spray" after shooting it….too lazy to look it up right now, lol..

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    buckyusn

    Three words:

    GRAB

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    GO!

    Agreed.  100 percent!

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    BryanH

    I would not part with this one.  If I recall correctly these were sold with the bushnell banner as a combo and the bushnell banner of the day is superior to the one they make now,

     

    If you must sell it I would not let it go for less than $400.  If it’s not worth it yet, it will be in a short few years.

    I might feel the same here..

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