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    shooterx10
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    Hello fellow shooters!  What are your recommendations for a decent air rifle for NRL22 for under $1000?  I wish I had the money for a new FX Impact.  But one of those cost more than several of my centerfire powder burners put together.  😲

    I have a Benjamin Discovery, but that is only a single shot.  

    I was thinking of the following:

    Hatsan Neutronstar (after looking at the video about the Novastar .25 at a NRL22 match)

    Benjamin Kratos

    Umarex Gauntlet

    Any help is appreciated!  Thanks!

     

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    Butch
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    Stay away from the NeutronStar/NovaStar. It takes a lot of work to make the gun shoot good and the machine work from the factory is junk. 
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    Agree with @butch, get something proven from classifieds here, like this guy https://www.airgunnation.com/topic/wts-wts-fx-wildcat-mk2/?view=all#post-997743

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    mtnGhost
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    I just shot my first NRL22 match last month in with a couple of other airgunners on my squad. One of my squad members is using a .30 Impact with 44gr JSBs and the other is using a .25 MKI Impact with JSB Kings. Both are Team K&L shooters, so their rifles are setup for NRL22 with the K&L treatment (lower and upper rails, adjustable stocks, very durablr and fitting for the league).

    I had personally chosen to use a power tuned .22 Taipan Veteran with 40gr Griffin RBTs (BC 0.161-0.163), since I feel that it levels the playing field for power and ballistics shooting about the same as a 22 rimfire with an 18-20 inch barrel with Lapua type ammo.

    My experience and observations thus far have been that the JSB Kings are VERY hard to spot for target impacts. The .30 Impact did pretty well, but I suspect that they will both consider switching to slugs once our weather changes for the worse here in the PNW!

    As for my Vet, I shot like crap that day because I had little time to put the rifle together for the event (I had short notice and chose to join last minute). I'll be prepared for this month's shoot for sure though lol

    Another observation during last month's shoot is that us airgunners have a lot more gear to manage than the rimfire guys! Make sure you manage your gear in a way that doesn't get in the way of others, and definitely make sure that you are operating in a SAFE manner at all times! (Muzzle control while refilling, et al).

     

     

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    Justweld
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    for under 1000 is a tuff one. I’d stick with a side lever cocking action, and something with at least 10 round mags, in .25 if you’re going to shoot pellets, and .22 for slugs. Maybe try the Avenger tune it up hot and it will get ya going. I’d really try to get at least a dreamline classic if possible witch is just a bit more than 1000 

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    Smithmichael112
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    Nice

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