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    Dairyboy
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    I grew up shooting a springer on our dairy years ago. A Daisy Winchester 1000X .177 made in Turkey. For a kid hard to cock and with about a 10lb trigger, no joke other have measured them around that weight, I still shot hundreds of pigeons and starlings with it over the years. Still own it but don't shoot it as it's more for memories and it's pretty beat up.

    Getting into airgunning as an adult I bought a Gamo Hornet .177 which was actually a good shooter and eventually gifted it to my little sister. I then got a RWS 34P .22 which I enjoyed but had bought a .22 Mrod a few months after and then it sat and I sold it. 4 years later and many PCPs down the line I'm now finishing up my herd and wanted to round it out with some good springers.

    I've tried a few the last couple years a R9 .177, R7 .177, HW50S .177 and a RWS 34 pro compact Miestershutze .177. I really enjoyed my R7 and liked the lower power/low speed for close range shooting. The R9 was nice but I was pretty much done with .177 by the time I had it so didn't shoot it much. Liked the feel of my HW50S and it was a good shooter but again not a big fan of .177. My Miestershutze was the most accurate of the bunch but was a heavy gun, and a plastic butt pad that I wasn't a fan of as itd slip. But man did it shoot great. All were sold though.

    .22 is my favorite caliber now after trying basically every Airgun pellet caliber there is, .177, .20, .22, .25, .30 and .357. .22 is the most well rounded for my uses. I have 2 high end PCPs ordered which will cover 30fpe and 45fpe and longer ranges. Also a .22 M10 I'm trying to find a slug to work in it and that will be in the 65fpe range. So those 3 cover alot of my shooting needs for 50yds+.

    But the kid in me wanted a break barrel again but I knew .177 wasn't gonna be for me. So I decided to get some .22s to round out my herd. First a .22 HW50S that I'm having dropped shipped to Motorheads tuning to get his magic on it. Should be around a 11-13fpe gun and perfect for lower powered pesting and plinking in the backyard. Plan on using the irons for it.

    I then was thinking I wanted a gun in the 20fpe~ range and was looking to PCP at first but nothing I wanted. I then remembered about the Sig Sauer ASP20 in .22. Heard lots of good things about this gun and have always wanted to try one. I have a 10X44 Discovery scope I plan on mounting on it and plan on using it for 20-50yds and help better my shooting skills. 

    The Sig should be here tomorrow and I'm getting excited to try it out! 

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    Flintstone
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    Sounds like fun. Would be interested to read how you're getting on the the ASP20.

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    Zermat
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    My .22 ASP is a Laser and a HAMMER…..It shoots 11.75 GTO's @963FPS……..45 inch group @ 50yds….trigger is not a match trigger, but if you adjust it it is very predictable and crisp

    JSB 14.3 shoots 860

    The ASP gives lots of Foot Pounds Calculate the tjectory…….its very flat shooting

     

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    Dairyboy
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    I've heard lots of great things about the Sig power and accuracy wise and think it'll be a great tool on the dairy and will enjoy shooting in my backyard again. I got a 55yd target setup and with PCPs there's not much challenge but with a springer it'll challenge me and help me improve.

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    intenseaty22
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    I held one at EBR. Looks like a great gun. It’s still in my bucket list. Maybe later. Can’t wait to hear your experience with it! 

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    Glenroiland
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    I have the sig  asp in .177. It is a great gun, and pinpoint accurate for me. I think right now my Diana 48 .22 To5 is grouping tighter, but the asp20 is a pleasure to shoot.  The trigger, despite some critical reviews, is great for me i think i tested mine at 2.5 pounds out of the box,  but it "felt" closer to 2 lbs.  Breaks crisp and predictable. No creep.   Great overall.

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    Glenroiland
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    ….so…..did it arrive?

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    Dairyboy
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    I did get it! I'm very impressed with it. I'll write more in the morning, have a 6 week old daughter and not much time to post at the moment

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    Dairyboy
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    Got mine in last night and put about 50-60 pellets through it today. My first gas piston and I'm very very impressed with the shot cycle. I like the trigger even though a tad heavy for target shooting is perfect for pesting. The cocking is very smooth and not hard at all for a magnum. I only tried the AA 16gr, Hades, and JSB 18gr and all were pretty easy to seat no extra force which I like. Also all were accurate in it so I'll stick with those pellets through it and leave the FTTs and Premiers to try in my HW50S when I get it.

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    Dairyboy

    I grew up shooting a springer on our dairy years ago. A Daisy Winchester 1000X .177 made in Turkey. For a kid hard to cock and with about a 10lb trigger, no joke other have measured them around that weight, I still shot hundreds of pigeons and starlings with it over the years. Still own it but don't shoot it as it's more for memories and it's pretty beat up.

    Getting into airgunning as an adult I bought a Gamo Hornet .177 which was actually a good shooter and eventually gifted it to my little sister. I then got a RWS 34P .22 which I enjoyed but had bought a .22 Mrod a few months after and then it sat and I sold it. 4 years later and many PCPs down the line I'm now finishing up my herd and wanted to round it out with some good springers.

    I've tried a few the last couple years a R9 .177, R7 .177, HW50S .177 and a RWS 34 pro compact Miestershutze .177. I really enjoyed my R7 and liked the lower power/low speed for close range shooting. The R9 was nice but I was pretty much done with .177 by the time I had it so didn't shoot it much. Liked the feel of my HW50S and it was a good shooter but again not a big fan of .177. My Miestershutze was the most accurate of the bunch but was a heavy gun, and a plastic butt pad that I wasn't a fan of as itd slip. But man did it shoot great. All were sold though.

    .22 is my favorite caliber now after trying basically every Airgun pellet caliber there is, .177, .20, .22, .25, .30 and .357. .22 is the most well rounded for my uses. I have 2 high end PCPs ordered which will cover 30fpe and 45fpe and longer ranges. Also a .22 M10 I'm trying to find a slug to work in it and that will be in the 65fpe range. So those 3 cover alot of my shooting needs for 50yds+.

    But the kid in me wanted a break barrel again but I knew .177 wasn't gonna be for me. So I decided to get some .22s to round out my herd. First a .22 HW50S that I'm having dropped shipped to Motorheads tuning to get his magic on it. Should be around a 11-13fpe gun and perfect for lower powered pesting and plinking in the backyard. Plan on using the irons for it.

    I then was thinking I wanted a gun in the 20fpe~ range and was looking to PCP at first but nothing I wanted. I then remembered about the Sig Sauer ASP20 in .22. Heard lots of good things about this gun and have always wanted to try one. I have a 10X44 Discovery scope I plan on mounting on it and plan on using it for 20-50yds and help better my shooting skills. 

    The Sig should be here tomorrow and I'm getting excited to try it out! 

    Look forward to more reports on the Sig. The .22cal is the way to go for this rifle.

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    Dairyboy

    Got mine in last night and put about 50-60 pellets through it today. My first gas piston and I'm very very impressed with the shot cycle. I like the trigger even though a tad heavy for target shooting is perfect for pesting. The cocking is very smooth and not hard at all for a magnum. I only tried the AA 16gr, Hades, and JSB 18gr and all were pretty easy to seat no extra force which I like. Also all were accurate in it so I'll stick with those pellets through it and leave the FTTs and Premiers to try in my HW50S when I get it.

    The Sig Crux lead pellets are very accurate and it is the pellet designed for this gun. They are hard to load into the breech though. In warm weather I manage 850 fps with pellets weighed at 14.7 gr. 23.6 ft lbs. I agree ! The cocking cycle is easy and smooth as glass.

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    Zermat

    My .22 ASP is a Laser and a HAMMER…..It shoots 11.75 GTO's @963FPS……..45 inch group @ 50yds….trigger is not a match trigger, but if you adjust it it is very predictable and crisp

    JSB 14.3 shoots 860

    The ASP gives lots of Foot Pounds Calculate the tjectory…….its very flat shooting

     

    I've never tried the GTO's. That is quite a group at 50 yrds ! May have to try them but they seem a little light. I can get 880 fps with the Wraith 13.3 gr alloys. They are pretty accurate in the Sig as well.

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    VETTNUT
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    My Sig has been very accurate with the AA 16gr, but the 18 JSB and Hades have done well also. The AA's, I have been shooting for over a year and have had, what I consider, great accuracy out to 75 yds. Had several groups less than 1" @ 75 and several less than 1/2" @ 60 and 50. Keep us posted on yours. The AA's are running 825+- in mine.

    Don

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    Dairyboy
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    Sounds like yours is a shooter to Don! I plan on stretching mine out on paper tomorrow if it's not so foggy like this morning. I will say the 16gr probably are the most accurate from my shooting so far but the 18gr and Hades aren't far behind.

    I also find the gun pretty easy to shoot even though it's a magnum break barrel. And love just how smooth it shoots. I've had other springers and never understood what people meant by twang until now. This gun has none and now know my other springers did. Being a big time PCP guy, this gun is changing me back into really enjoying break barrels again. 

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