From Springers to PCP's back to Springers

Forums Springers, Pumpers, C02, & Vintage From Springers to PCP's back to Springers

  • Views : 661
  • Link

    bzizzi373
    Participant
    Member

    Yes, like many I started out shooting what I could afford, first was the Crosman 760 in the 70’s, then came my first springer a RWS 45 .177 that I shot thousands of rounds through
    until I started chasing girls around. Then I started shooting the 45 again in the late 80’s early 90’s until I started making some real money and I came across a used Theoben Eliminator .20 cal That I purchased from Steve at Pomona Air, then Came my first PCP, a Theoben Rapid MK-II .22 that made me sell the Eliminator.
    I Shot that Rapid for years until I purchased a Daystate AW MCT, and on top of that a Theoben MFR .20 and on top of that a Daystate Huntsman .22.
    But somewhere along the way I started thinking back to my roots of shooting springers so I purchased a Beeman R1 .20 and had Paul Watts do a Advance Tune and then the PCP’s sat and I enjoyed shooting springers again. So what does all this mean ? There is something to be said about shooting good quality springers, no Air Tanks needed, no compressors, no silencers, just the gun and a tin of pellets. I am in my mid 50’s now and won’t be selling any of my PCP’s any time soon but won’t be selling any of my springers either. I still enjoy shooting springers for some reason and am sure many of you feel the same.

    Link

    JohnL57
    Participant
    Member

    I’m right with you on that philosophy-I went from bbguns to an ancient Crosman 101 to a FWB 124 to an Hw55. Got overrun by ground squirrels and got an R9. Got into PCPs (Marauders CZs200), but still shoot my springers a fair bit. I must admit I spend way too much time reading and watching videos about airguns and hunting.

    Link

    BeemanR7
    Participant
    Member

    bzizzi373,

    I’m with you, man. It’s Deja Vu all over again. Like you, I ran the gamut too. Now, nearing retirement, I’ve gained a restored infatuation with good quality springers. I’m not selling any of my guns. I love them all. But I’d still love to have a new springer. Just grab it and go. No hassle. No smoke. No noise. No tanks. No compressors. Just a tricked out springer and some pellets. Simplicity. Enough of a challenge to keep things interesting and rewarding. There’s a guy on this forum that has a magnificently beautiful, walnut stocked, mechanically tricked out Air Arms TX200 that has it driving tacks. Gosh would I love to duplicate his work on my own TX200!!!

    Really enjoyed reading your post.

    BeemanR7

    Link

    bokes
    Participant
    Member

    My story sounds similiar. I find that my springer is more fun to shoot & it’s the gun I grab when i go out to plink, but I still use the PCPs when hunting.
     

    Link

    cea1960
    Participant
    Member

    Same here.  PCPs for hunting, but plinking or walking around the farm?  Springer.  There is nothing like the mechanical sound of cocking my D34 and with the M.M. tune, it’s a joy to shoot.

    A pouch full of pellets, a quality springer and a warm day takes me back 40 years!

    Link

    Nitrocrushr
    Participant
    Member

    Add my name to the list.  I had springers over 30 years ago, got back into them a few years back, went to PCP, and now back to springers.  I love the mechanics of a quality springer.  Beautifully machined parts, smooth tunes and self generated power…..no tank needed.  Grab pellets and go!  The hefty feel and beauty of a quality springer appeal to me more than the PCP’s.  I still like the PCP rifles, but have more fun shooting my tuned springers at 30-50 yards than I did shooting PCP at 100.

    Steve

    Link

    Jonnes
    Participant
    Member

    PCP’s are fun, I still own an FX Independence that is the absolute best of both worlds. Being able to get the pressure back up after a few shot using the built-in pump is brilliant. But shooting a fine springer like my TX200 or HW77 stil gives me just a little bit more satisfaction for some reason. It’s more of a challenge. Both the FX Independence and my TX200 are my all time favourites and will never leave my collection.

    Springers rock, period! 

    Link

    baranjhn
    Participant
    Member

    I’m with you on that. I sold most of pcp’s last year, and reinvested back into springers. I got rid of all my tanks, and my compressor. It was all for the simplicity too. Now, I find myself shooting more again.

    Link

    DameSp
    Participant
    Member

    Love my springers.  But I also love my pcps.  Definitely shoot the springers more though.  My p1 and black star get a lot of indoor action just about every day.

    Link

    EMrider
    Participant
    Member

    I’m a huge fan of quality springers too.  The technology may be decades old, but they still get the job done.  Simple, reliable, accurate and easily portable. 

    R

    Link

    Kev
    Participant
    Member

    Nothing like walking through the woods with an elegant Beeman R9.

Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.