Back yard plinker help please

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    Losib
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    Hello, I’ve decided that I need to buy a bb or pellet rifle to shoot in my back yard, to help me improve my overall shooting abilities. My yard is roughly 70 feet fence to fence. Your forum is full of all of the information that I need but I was hoping that I can get a few recommendations from the folks that already have the knowledge that I’m seeking. Currently, my rifles are a Daniel Defence M4V1 with a Vortex 1-6×24 scope and a Ruger 10/22 with a Bushnell 3-9×20 scope. The 10/22 has the upgraded BX trigger installed. I am looking for a rifle that is quite, has a clean breaking, lightish trigger and is not a pump action. I’m old and I don’t like to work hard when shooting. lol. I’d like to put a low power scope on it for continuity between my rifles. I don’t really have a style preference for the gun. My main concerns are quite, (I don’t want to upset the neighbors) and a nice feeling trigger. I haven’t really considered budget but if possible, it would be nice to keep it in the $250 range.
    I know that you all would prefer that I do my own research but I thought that just maybe, I could get a little help without having to completely understanding all of the fine intricacies of air rifles. Thank you for your time and hopefully your input.

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    spysir
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     Break barrel, RWS34,  Co2  QB78 . Both have very nice triggers, the 34 being a springer will take just a bit of getting accustomed to as it wants to be held the way it wants. The QB is recoil less so just shoot but you do need Co2 carts. At your short range no need for any power tune so you would get plenty of shots from a QB. You also might enjoy something like a Daisy M853.
     Are there any airgun shoots near you? Are you on, have you looked at the member map?  Getting you hands on a few first would really help you spend right the first time.

    John

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    Ginuwine1969
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    Losib:  Hello, and first welcome to the Nation, second 70 feet is 23 yards which is although it is fun, its kinda small distance for a high powered PCP or a .25 cal so i would not recommend one of those unless it has a power wheel adjustment.   Third you really need to be aware of the laws in your neighborhood, because is just about every city in the U.S. its illegal to fire a airgun within city limits.  Be aware that spring rifles such as the RWS 34 will destroy traditional rifle scopes so you must get a scope specifically for a spring powered air rifle if you go that route, PCP are scope safe.  I would recommend a RWS 34 Pro compact in .177 calibre (it was my first airgun)  loads of fun too shoot, a little challenging and inside your price range.  Ammo is plentiful and cheap the gun is pretty quiet the loudest part is the spring firing which is more in your ear than out in the shooting direction.  

    http://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/Diana_RWS_34P_Pro_Compact/1498

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    EMrider
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    Your situation seems like a great match for an R7 or an HW30 in .177. 

    The R7 is the quintessential high quality German back yard plinker. 

    I have one for backyard plinking and target shooting.  Not a powerhouse, but very easy to cock and extremely accurate.  Good on small game out to 25-30 yards too.  Excellent trigger. 

    Mine has a Vortex DB 4-12xAO.  I’ve easily put 30,000 pellets down the barrel over the past few years and replaced the spring twice. It now has a Vortek spring and seal inside.

    Good luck choosing.

    R

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    AirgunBill
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    Here is another description  of the RWS 34 Pro Compact that Ginuwine suggested. Straight Shooters does their own testing and ratings of the pellets rifles they sell and gives you a little more information to go on. Check out both the ‘Product Description’ and ‘Our Take’ tabs. Bill

    http://www.straightshooters.com/rws-model-34-pro-compact-air-rifle-.177-beech-w-scope.html 

    I just saw the suggestion of the R7 which is another excellent choice for what seems to be your situation for a little more money.

    http://www.straightshooters.com/beeman-r7-.177-beech.html

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    bigcatsc
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    I second the R7 or HW30S.
    Bill in SC

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    spysir
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     An R-7 may be a bit over $250.00.

    John

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    EMrider
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    “spysir” An R-7 may be a bit over $250.00.

    John

    
Almost certainly would be. 

    I cannot think of anything that offers a better combination of quality, accuracy and quietness for less.  

    They do appear under $300 on the classifieds sometimes.

    R

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    nomobux
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      Might consider a Crosman 2400kt from the custom shop. It would have a steel breech on which you could mount a scope. You could choose .177 or .22 cal. Add a TKO and you would have a very quiet shooter that would be perfect for the distance you have. I have one of each with 18″ barrels and they shoot very well. The whole package should just about meet your budget.

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    Losib
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    Thanks John. I’ll take a look at all of those guns. I did look at the map and oddly enough, I don’t see any air gun shops nor members in the Dallas area. I stopped by Cabella’s and Academy but thier selection doesn’t really match any of the guns that have been mentioned. I really appreciate your input. Thanks.

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    Losib
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    Thanks for the heads up on the scopes for springers Ginuwine. I did not know that. I’ll add the RWS 34 pro compact to the to look at list.

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    Losib
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    Thank you R, I’ll look into the R7 and HW30.

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    Losib
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    Thanks Airgun Bill, Big Cat Spy sir and Emrider.

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    Losib
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    The 2400kt custom shop looks very interesting. Thanks Nomobux. Another question though, what is a TKO?

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    nomobux
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    “Losib”The 2400kt custom shop looks very interesting. Thanks Nomobux. Another question though, what is a TKO?

     TKO is a LCD that very easily attaches to the barrel making for a very quiet shooter.  You can configure the 2400kt on the Crosman site. It makes for a nice little carbine. I do recommend the 18″ tube.  I believe you may be able to configure it minus rear site to save if you intend to scope it. The only extra I really recommend is a trigger shoe.  You can google TKO for the site.
     

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