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I want my FX impact and I want it NOW

Forums General Discussion I want my FX impact and I want it NOW

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    MontanaFTW
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    ughhhhh why are Airguns so damn expensive. Like come on for 2000 I can go to my local cabelas and get some sick af rifle and suppressor.. Like a .338:) hell for a lil bit more I could get a bushmaster ACR.

    ive got a *silenced* savage arms model 10 BA in .308 with Hawke endurance scope and that was still like 300 shy of 2000. So why the hell is an airgun 2000 dollars. There isn’t any clear advantage to me. I can’t shoot Airguns in town it’s against my city law. So if I gotta go out why wouldn’t I just use the savage? Silenced is still a lil loud but with subsonic rounds it isn’t bad round the same. Not to mention I could reach way further then an impact. Don’t have to rely on air either… squirrels still die the same. 

    I guess the the only positive is pellet price vs bullet price. 

    I love airgunning it’s awesome, and I WANT impact x no doubt about that but hell:( 

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    Kdog
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    ok
     

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    crittahitta
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    Some people like drag cars. Some people like Nascar. It is a about choice. Sure a centerfire or rimfire could do it cheaper and easier. But it is not an airgun. I own powder burners but I really love shooting my airguns. Barely touch the PB’s anymore. I love the challenge most of all. 

    But to the issue of the cost of the guns….. I think they are over priced also. But as long as there is a waiting list to get one, the prices wont go down. I cant justify $2000 for any gun when my $700 one does everything I need. (And I think that is too expensive too)

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    Joekrooz
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    What’s up critta!  I agree, they are overpriced, but…what a great hobby/addiction right?  In the beginning I thought a hundred dollar gun was all I needed.  Surely the $700 gun is all I need, this thing is awesome!  Until you buy that $1300 or$2000 gun, then you realize what you’ve been missing with the $700 gun.  But what hobby really is cheap?

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    cootertwo
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    I probably shouldn’t say this, but it’s almost like we’re paying extra, to NOT have powder burner rules and regs. 8-)

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    MontanaFTW
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    Kdog… nobody asked you rofl

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    redcrow
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    I think the comparisons made here between air guns and powder burners is a bit of apples vs oranges. While I agree your run of the mill remchester can be had for considerably less than, say, a high end AG. BUT… An out of the box hunting rifle, even a good one, isn’t likely to give you anything better that 1 MOA precision whereas most $2K air rifles are capable of 1/2 MOA or better. The same level of accuracy & precision is certainly possible in the center fire arena, but performance like that will set you back as much and more for a competitive BR rifle in 6mm PPC. Now add to that the cost of a good BR scope and hand swaged bullets, and air rifles begin to look quite economical.

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    crittahitta
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    Hey Joe. Let me know when your heading out east. I cant wait to shoot and then we get another 5 or 6 inches of snow today. UGH.

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    intenseaty22
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    Here’s the thing. No amount of rationale for the cost of an Impact will make things any better for you, or it’s cost any cheaper. FX is most definitely NOT going to read this and say “Ok, Ok, Impacts will now cost $499.99. The cost of PCPs don’t end at the gun, it only starts there. Some spend 3x as much just to get air. 
    So, it sounds like you have a choice to make. Personally I would only shoot PBs if I was in your shoes. If I could not shoot these things in my backyard, I could never justify the cost of the Airguns. Maybe, just maybe one or two Springers, but that’s it. 
    Best of luck in your decision making. 

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    BeemanR7
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    Look at it this way, MontanaFTW:

    When you die (not soon I hope), it will likely cost at least 5 times the cost of an FX Impact for your funeral, and you won’t be there to enjoy any of it. However, you have until you die to enjoy an FX Impact.

    It’s all about PERSPECTIVE :)

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    bowwild
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    I too think they are very expensive. But, when I get to wondering why more $ than a powder burner, I recall the detailed parts list and blow-up illustrations. The amount of parts in an air rifle, (PCP) is astounding!  Much more complicated than a powder burner, especially a bolt action.  I’ve only been shooting air rifles for about 5 years. I’ve already shot more than I’ve shot with powder burners for 40 years. 

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    Michael
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    In many states shooting an airgun in your own backyard is legal, whereas a firearm is not.

    Part of the appeal is that you can hone your PB shooting skills in a much more confined area. I read somewhere that the skills needed to shoot a PB rifle at 600-800 yards are comparable to shooting an air rifle at 100 yards. Which in most cases; its easier to find a 100 yard range (back yard) than a 600+ yard range.

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    Joekrooz
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    “crittahitta”Hey Joe. Let me know when your heading out east. I cant wait to shoot and then we get another 5 or 6 inches of snow today. UGH.

    
PM sent.  Gonna head there maybe Thursday or Friday depending on weather conditions, I’m on hiatus until snow melts.    We got 7” here on the east end today. Spring my ass! Lol!

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    Uglyjohn
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    I come from the world of competitive clay target shooting where 2 grand barely gets your foot in the door gun wise. Apples/oranges sure but when I  think of what I’ve spent on quality clay target guns over the years, even a Thomas or RAW seems like an absolute bargain!   Uj

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    Drumsnguns
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    I look at it from a Zen point of view. I can really relax with an air gun.
    The great thing for me is the lack of noise, concussion and kick. I can sit there for an hour or so and concentrate on making a tight group at distance, or taking out that pesky squirrel in the most “silent of ways.”
    A lot of machining goes into an air gun, more so than a rifle. Man, all of the channels, grooves, valves, plenums, o-ring grooves etc, etc…just adds to the cost. Gotta spend some money to keep 250 bar of pressure from blowing up in your face…LOL
    After an hour of firing a large or even medium caliber centerfire, I’m kinda tired, not so with air guns. Most of all, I don’t worry about disturbing the neighbors….

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    DeadEyeDill
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    If you wanna compare rifles dollar for dollar I think a PB is they way to go.
     the only reason I say that is because you can get a .22lr custom built for the same $2000 and you will be guaranteed excellent accuracy with a certain round like you would with a certain pellet.
     I actually have a buddy that is into .22s and he has one that was custom built by a very reputable builder and at 50 yards shoot one single hole groups 100/100 time. None of my air rifle or his can do that.
     Air rifles are good for back yard shooting and urban pesting and what not but there is so much much that can go wrong with them compared to .22 rifle.   I like to shoot air rifles more because of the challenge makes it more fun for sure. But when it comes down to it when you want to hunt that guaranteed accuracy is a big plus.
     Another thithing is when you get into air gun you need a full source and we all know how expensive that gets! 

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    EMrider
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    I have a safe full of PBs that sit unused because going to the range is a hassle.  But I can target shoot my airguns in nearly complete silence out to 25 yards in the backyard. Any of my airguns has been shot more than all of my PBs combined.  

    Grab a Marauder for $350 and get shooting. Even if you heavily customize it, your total investment will be less than $800. 

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    sonny
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    I live on a 1 1/4 acre lot and can shoot my impact here after work or weekends without disturbing the neighbors. Like a powder burner if you want the higher quality equipment you have to pay the price. I own 2 FX rifles a bobcat.25 and impact.25. Some people spend a lot more on hot rods,motor cycles, Boats, woman, etc.Like someone said on here before I don’t wanna be the richest dead man. This is what a $2000.00 air rifle can do. 58yrds 5 shoot group

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    MontanaFTW
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    XD

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    MontanaFTW
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    Annnnnnnnd I could also do the same with my talon. Which is a fraction the price of an fx . 

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