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New to airguns, need suggestions.

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    YmF8M86
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    Intenseaty22:  The Cricket Mini Carbine looks solid.  I looked at some reviews on youtube and people say that it is even more accurate and solid than the Daystate Pulsar.  The only thing putting me off is the weight of it.   My guess is that the Woods Walker will be the best choice for me, but I will report back.   How did you get those squirrels?  How long did it take, and did you mind the weight of your Cricket Mini Carbine?   Maybe you used a strap to walk with it on your back for most of the time?

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    intenseaty22
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    “YmF8M86”Intenseaty22:  The Cricket Mini Carbine looks solid.  I looked at some reviews on youtube and people say that it is even more accurate and solid than the Daystate Pulsar.  The only thing putting me off is the weight of it.   My guess is that the Woods Walker will be the best choice for me, but I will report back.   How did you get those squirrels?  How long did it take, and did you mind the weight of your Cricket Mini Carbine?   Maybe you used a strap to walk with it on your back for most of the time?

    
I held both the Cricket bullpup & the Mini. The mini felt better to hold, had a safety, and a free floating barrel. So I chose it. Frankly, I don’t find it heavy at all, but I also don’t walk the woods. These are pesting in my yard. Half of the shots are off a Bipod. All those were in just a little while. They come to eat my pecans. Keep us posted on your gun, congrats, enjoy it. If it doesn’t do it for you, in the meantime, get friendly with YouTube. AEAC. Ted’s Holdover, etc. 

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    YmF8M86
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    Intenseaty22:  OK, if you are shooting in your backyard, then I can see how that would work.  That is not legal in my city.

    Thanks again for all your help.

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    DanWho
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    If you go to youtube and type in Ted’s holdover into the search box, you will get a listing of videos and a the first item for me anyway was the ability to subscribe to his channel. He has different subjects. If you watch his videos he will take you threw lots of different subjects including how to use the mildots in the scope, how to setup the scope. how to test pellets, and etc. When I first saw him last winter I didn’t know much about airguns, after watching his videos I knew enough to be only slightly dangerous to myself. Ted won the 2016 extreme benchrest competition, so don’t let the shots he makes make you feel bad when you can’t copy him, if you can copy him, next year you really need to head to phoenix next fall.

    My GF has the same gun as you and she is quite happy with hers except for the head position with the stock. I found a small 2.5-10X scope for it and our local rifle range has a place to hang targets set at 25 meters or about 28 yards. Her scope is zeroed at that range. According to the chairgun program she is pretty close within a dot or two for most of the shooting she is going to do. At that range she can easily shoot her pellets into 3/4 inch circles on the page of the target. She generally fills hers to the 3000 lb max and shoots down to about 1400 before she refills. Last weekend I shot it out to 100yds and hit a 12 inch gong with a good breeze blowing. I wouldn’t recommend hunting out to that distance. With the 28 yard zero I would say you will be able to easily work out to about 40 yards without having to struggle with too much hold over and get a clean kill. With a moderator on her gun it sounds about the same as what they like to show guns on tv having.

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    wafair
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    PCP all the way.  I would start with a used Marauder.  The .25 crushes squirrels out to 60 yards in the woods in my experience.  Great guns. 

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    YmF8M86
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    I have received my Woods Walker, .22 gauge now.  I think this is somewhat different than the Marauder rifle, although I am not sure how.  I am just waiting for the pump now, which is supposed to come today.   If I were to get a compressed air tank from AOA, where do you recommend getting it filled?

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    Brian10956
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    I can’t recome any place in particular as I don’t know your part of the country. If you get a 4500psi tank get the largest one then get a smaller one you can backpack like the Beeman 90 which you can fill from your big tank when needed. To fill your tank you can go to paint ball stores and scuba shops not all places can give 4500 psi expect 4200. If you can connect with volunteer fire departments they may help you out. If there are other shooters in your area they may help you with a fill if they have a compressor possibly buy them a tin of pellets every now and then as a thank you for helping you out if it’s going to be a continuing relationship.
    to get a halfway decent compressor they start around 1200 and up I would stay away from the $300 Chinese ones for the most part they are on borrowed time from day one and you need to be a mechanic. You can also rent a 6000 psi nitrogen tank for around 200 a year regulator and what’s needed to connect is $500 and $50 for refills probably you’ll only need 1or 2 refills a year is another way to go.  Remember with and compressor or even a hand pump you need something to remove the moisture from the air. No need with the nitrogen.

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    YmF8M86
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    From reading some other threads, it looks like the best thing is to get an Air Venturi compressor for $1,200 and a Beeman 90,  and send the hand pump I ordered back.

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