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What really got me thinking about it is the last video Joe posted on the difference in performance between heavy and lighter pellets. The springer he was using looked awesome. I don’t just mean the accuracy. I mean the way it was loaded and cocked. 

I have little interest in springers usually. Like others said, my first few experiences with them (bad ones) were enough to put me off.

If someone made a high quality one like the one Joe was using that could function as both single shot and a repeater but with enough power for small game at close range (but not too much to ruin them), and be quiet enough to use at home, I think I might be prepared to give them another chance. 

I know now very little about good springers but I am curious why some people think the idea of a repeater is not compatible with a gas spring air rifle? Other than the potential to cause issues with dry firing, were there other problems with previous attempts?

The problems with that Gamo, for me, did not seem to be related to the repeater function. I would just want to be able to cock it without moving position and to be able to stack pellets like Joe did. They probably should add add a feature to warm the user when the mag is empty so they don’t break the thing though. 

Coop709, I take your point on how a break barrel can be done well like on your Weihrauch. I would like to try a real quality springer like you described. It sounds awesome. Let me ask you though, if a company was designing your ideal springer (or gas spring) just for you to your specs, would you ask for it to be a break-barrel design instead of having a separate lever (either side or under)?

Also, how do they prevent a poi shift on your R1? Does it have some type of locking mechanism? The break-barrels I owned opened by applying force to the end of the barrel. There was nothing to unlock etc.