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    Short_Track
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    I just trashed my Gamo whisper fusion mach 1.   6" groups at 20 yards is pathetic.

    I just want an accurate squirrel gun.   25 yards.

     

    Any recommendations ?

    Is there any more than 1 shot break barrel ?

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    Jon86
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    Hi, what's your budget? 

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    Bob_O
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    Excellent question!!   We need to know how much you want to spend before suggesting any rifle.

    The choices are immense!

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    crittahitta
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    If you want to stay with a springer? Then i say you cant beat the value, accuracy, lightness, trigger, price of a 22 cal rws 34. It is super accurate and will last a lifetime.

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    hawkeye69
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    I agree, 6" at 20 yards is pathetic, but it should do better unless you got a really bad one. I owned two Gamos once upon a time and they were pretty accurate, but there were some pellets that they absolutely hated.

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    Saltlake58
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    Knowing what I know now, and If I were going back in time and buying my first 25 yard gun for me – and had a $275 budget (which is not all that much more than a cheap break barrel these days), I'd buy a Maximus and pump combination https://www.crosman.com/maximus-kit-22.  Honestly, getting into a PCP for that price is incredible.  Use the AGNATION discount code and the $350 becomes a bit under $275.  Order on Friday and it's usually free shipping.

    The deal is fantastic as the bits and bobs in the kit retail for about $440 full price.  Even applying the 25% discount code, that only brings the price down to about $330, so buying the kit for $275 really does make sense.

    Knowing what I know now, I'd jump straight into PCP airguns.  Even with the crappy trigger on the Maximus, the smooth shooting of a PCP makes shooting enjoyable and the gun is a great 50 yard gun.

    Just my opinion.  

     

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    Saltlake58

    Knowing what I know now, and If I were going back in time and buying my first 25 yard gun for me – and had a $275 budget (which is not all that much more than a cheap break barrel these days), I'd buy a Maximus and pump combination https://www.crosman.com/maximus-kit-22.  Honestly, getting into a PCP for that price is incredible.  Use the AGNATION discount code and the $350 becomes a bit under $275.  Order on Friday and it's usually free shipping.

    The deal is fantastic as the bits and bobs in the kit retail for about $440 full price.  Even applying the 25% discount code, that only brings the price down to about $330, so buying the kit for $275 really does make sense.

    Knowing what I know now, I'd jump straight into PCP airguns.  Even with the crappy trigger on the Maximus, the smooth shooting of a PCP makes shooting enjoyable and the gun is a great 50 yard gun.

    Just my opinion.  

     

    I’ll second that 👍

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    Point1Seven
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    For cheap guaranteed accuracy and the best customer service available I would chose a Xisico Sentry from flyingdragonairrifles.com. Not much is said about these guns but for 200$ (on sale 50$ off right now) you can get some amazing accuracy. Cool looking in my opinion and to this day my favorite air rifle I own ( I have 3 lol). There is many choices though and if you want a break barrel I will second the RWS 34 or even a Walther Terrus, extremely accurate break barrel for cheap.

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    Brian.in.MI
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    +1 on the RWS 34. Another thing that jumps to mind is picking up a used Marauder pistol with the carbine stock, and a hand pump. They’re extremely accurate, even out to 40 yards, and hard hitting in .22 cal. I figure having to pump it up every 20 shots Vs cocking a springer every single shot is a break even, haha. I have a cheapo 3-9x bug buster on mine and it’s perfect for the application. 

    Brian

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    scattermaster
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    I know this is an old post.  Wondering what the OP ended up  with.

      Something that wasn't mentioned in the comment above.

    IMHO,

     Both springers and PCP's can be deadly accurate but they are very different animals.

     My 1st adult airgun was the RWS 34 in .22 cal.   I couldn't hit the broad side of a barn with it.

     I moved up to a Beeman Crow Magnum in .25 cal. and got better but still still couldn't hit like I wanted.    My shooting buddy at the time would take them and hit bulls and prove, the inaccuracy was me.

     Something about my hold.  Shooting from a bench rest only made things worse for me. 

       I sold both guns to my buddies and moved to PCP.  An Air Arms S410E in .22 cal.

      Instantly I was the one shooting dead on. 

       There is a "hold" that works for springers.  I never seemed to get it.

     The PCP has practically no recoil and so it much more forgiving, and really drills when shot from a bench rest.

        Jim

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    Jammin22
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    I would recommend a Hatsan Flash pup and air pump. After doing a little HST adjustments on my pup, I was able to get 40 shots on a fill. Shooting a JSB 16gr. @ 920fps average. Would be easy to pump because of the small air cyl.

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    Raden1942
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    Hey bud all these suggestions I would endorse. As a single dad I need my money to go far. Pcps are great and if u want to go that way on a super budget id suggest the diana stormrider gen 1. I recently saw one on pyramid air for 135 bucks I think. Gen2 starts around 200. Then id get the cheap 35 dollar hand pump from Walmart.I have that pump and it works fine. Your not going to care about spending 400 bucks on driers and filters and crap. Just use the cheap replacable and somewhat reusable little filters. That stuff matters if your gun cost 3000 but that set up will have you shooting for many hours. Get a threaded adapter to 1/2 unf and get a silencer or make one to make backyard quiet. That gun will make 30 fpe out of the box. Maximus or disco are awsome too but if your trying to stay under 200 thats the way to go. Its not inaccurate or anything either. Theres just no moderater or regulater and the trigger does suck but theres videos on how to make it smoother. No power adjuster either but a simple gun is often better when firts getting into pcps. See if u like them b4 spending mad bank. 

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    Cheplicki
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    Definitely check out the sentey from flying dragon.. I have both the regular .22 and the HC deluxe .25 .. both are tack drivers

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