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Oh for the simple ways of life,a springer in the hand,pellets in the pocket

Forums Traditional Airguns Traditional Airguns – Discussion Oh for the simple ways of life,a springer in the hand,pellets in the pocket

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    boscoebrea
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    and the pleasure of simplicity……All this talk about fill pressure,compressors ,shot count and so forth grow dull to the ear of simplicity.

     If you can shoot a springer good you can shoot anything good.

    A person wants to  get into air gunning….. too many people telling him to spend thousands of dollars on gear,some will have the common sense to tell them about the $350 pcp and hand pump….that sounds wise to me…..even better a quality springer.

    The first pellet rifle I got is a R-7 it will also be my last……….I do have PCP's and do like, but they are more like a woman than a dog,…..I do hope you know what I am talkin bout.

    Is it fastidious of me.

     

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    SteveP-52
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    Yep. I have 3 PCP's. Tank to fill them. Silly quiet. Silly accurate. Not much effort needed…lol.

    The other 25 guns in the collection are springers, pumpers and a CO2 pistol by any number of makers, in 4 calibers and I tend to grab one of those springers over the PCP's 99.8% of the time.

     

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    Moog
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    I like the simplicity of a springer too and love the convenience of being able to shoot in my back yard.

    I don't need a pcp as I'm already heavily invested in powder burners and don't want to spend thousands of dollars on another system.

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    fishing43
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    I enjoy the springers the most, agree with you on the simplicity,, and I appreciate the elegance of the well made springers. 

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    shambozzie
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    +1 on the Springers. Boscoebrea nailed it. Simplicity and fun the easy way 

     

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    madeintheuk
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    I have 1 high quality springer, and the rest of my Arsenal are pcp’s. I sometimes forget about the simplicity of a springer. Thanks for reminding me!

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    beerthief
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    sort of new to air guns  BUT  i have a few .  I built a 40 yard  range out back and have 25 targets (field Target size kill zones )

    with the pcp rifle i find it boring after a few rounds  but with my new springer (HW97k ) it is fun and a challenge . 

    Thankyou for the nice read 

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    boscoebrea
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    My latest springer is a HW97K,loves JSB Diabolo 15.89 grs. .I put a adjustable butt plate on it and that help out a lot.

    Now it is one of my favorite….it is .22..

    Another thing about springers is they have personality…

    Thank you all for your comments.

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    r1lover
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    Boscoebrea, I couldn't agree more.  I grew up with BB, then BB/pellet then pellet only guns.  They were a daily part of life.  Shooting spring guns today feels like preserving some of my youth.

    The most important thing I've found to keep spring guns fun is keeping my expectations real.  They are not PCPs.

    Only the thrill of being competitive amongst a large field of PCP shooters at local field target events makes me break out my PCP.  Otherwise I never shoot it.  Filling mostly with club tank air during events means my tank at home lasts a couple of years or more, lol!

     

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    crowski
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    I find the springer challenging.  Can’t wait to start modifying them. No desire for PCP (thank God). I shoot off my covered porch daily. Never get bored. Specialize in squirrel removal. Crow 

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    cea1960
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    If I'm out back shooting cans, spinners, or paper, I grab my .177 HW30 or .22 NP2.  I love the sound of my HW when cocking it.  

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    TiredRooster
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    Could not agree more. I started out with springers and then took a dive into the PCP pool.The PCP is good and is what it is. I enjoy shooting my PCP as well, just not nearly as much or as often as I do my springer. I shoot and hunt with my springers far more often than the PCP that I have. My springers are beautiful rifles, in my opinion. They are mechanical in every way, yet in every way very elegant in their design and craftsmanship. I know that this sounds rather "corny"; but there is just something about a quality springer that a PCP just can't fulfill….for me any way. To each his own, for sure. But a quality springer, that is well tuned, can perform at a very high level of accuracy. This is very rewarding and can be done without the need of expensive and unreliable high pressure air compressors. Just a rifle and a pocket full of pellets, that is all that is needed for an entire day at the range or a day in the woods hunting small game. Just an opinion…….TR.

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    dixieduo
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    Now your talking my language. Love my springers. Weihrauchs, Benjamins,  Crosmans,  Diana, Hatsan, Xisico and others. Haven't shot a PCP for months.

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    AirShot
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    This has been my thoughts for over 40 years. iI have shot a little bit of everything but in the end I enjoy my springers the most !!

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    EMrider
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    I get it!  

    Give me my slinged .177 hw50s, a backpack, and a tin of pellets and I’m good for an entire day of fun in the woods.

     

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