PCP's are Addictive!

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    T3PRanch
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    I discovered them in December 2015. I now own a “LOT” of them (my pellet “tool bag” is almost too heavy to move) and have gone even deeper and deeper to support my own habit and the habits of others….wink wink nod nod say no more! ;)

    Is anyone else finding PCP’s are addictive?

    Even our glorious forum owner Michael’s YouTube channel is called “Addicted To Airguns”.

    Ted is also an obvious addict as well although lately he seems to have become a closet addict with his lack of video’s posted. Maybe he is trying to go straight. LOL 

    Matt in south Africa……Addict for sure…..between him and Ted they got me hooked quickly. :P

    Do you check the forum in the middle of the night or find yourself on sites looking for PCP deals when you can’t sleep?

    Are you doing PCP’s on company time and bandwidth?

    Could it be TES (Tool Envy Syndrome) is the gateway to PCP’s Addiction.

    Time for straight talk: Are you Addicted to PCP’s?

    Thurmond

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    Tominco
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    Yes, I will admit that I have an addiction to airguns. I am constantly planning out my next purchase. Just recently I received my FX 400 that I’ve been planning out since Feb. Well, a few days later I decided on my next rifle (RAW). However, deciding on this rifle means that I have to again delay the purchase of 2 other rifles (Daystate/Cricket) that have been on my list for years. Oh wait, there’s the new Streamline coming out! It’s looking pretty good and for a decent price point. What oh what can an addict do? 
    I think Ted stepped back during these very important years of his child’s life.
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    I won’t admit to using company internet service for airgun related joy. ;)
    Happy Shooting!
    Tom

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    T3PRanch
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    It’s gotten steadily worse. I am expecting 3 new complete setups including guns, scopes, rings and cases within the next 7 to 10 days (they might find their way into other addicts hands AFTER I caress them a while first) :P ! Ted’s potential “cure” is not a possibility for me since my wife and I are beyond childbearing years and I have always been her only child as well. lol

    Thurmond

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    Nueces
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    When I got my first airgun,  a Wildcat with Hugget moderator,  I thought I was well on my way to the dark side.  But I’m not.  Love the WC and use it nearly every day to control the pests around here and it IS fun.  But I don’t find myself lusting after guns and more guns.  Instead of ending up on the dark side I find myself on the wholly sunshine drenched utilitarian plains. A lot of my expected enthusiasm which never materialized is due to all the reports of problems with very expensive and top of the line airguns.  Really has dampened my enthusiasm.  If more guns were made here in the United States and distributed widely in a normal market scheme I would buy at least a couple more guns.

    If RAW can come out with a lighter trimmer carbine at least  ( would prefer a bullpup ) I’d buy one.  And WAR is looking pretty good.  But I’m not going out on a limb with any foreign manufacturers any time soon.

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    T3PRanch
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    My rule in Technology but especially Operating Systems (still run Windows 7) and High End Airguns is ALWAYS stay away from the “bleeding edge” new products for a year to 2 years or until the next model is released. Someone else can deal with the pain of debugging. I may be an addict but I am not a “stupid” addict. ;)

    Thurmond

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    MI_Yeti
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    I didn’t get addicted until I killed a deer with my dragon claw .

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    Strikey
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    G’day, my name is Strikey and I am a hopeless airgun addict,lol, My bank account sure is glad some airguns just aren’t available down here in Oz but I am waiting for the Streamline and if we don’t get them here I suppose a Royale 400 will suffice. I’m not sure there is a cure for this “addiction “😈

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    Three years ago in August I dug out my old Benjamin 347. It was in need of a rebuild as it would not hold pressure after being shot more than 5,000 times over the years. That Christmas I received a .177 Gamo Whisper Fusion. After a trigger replacement and adding a Williams peep sight, the Gamo rifle turned out to be an incredible shooter.  6,000 rounds or so later I went on to rebuild my older Gamo Hunter 1000. Now I really had the itch.

    In early May of 2014 I purchased my first FX rifle, a .22 Independence. I shot that rifle constantly, even including competition at the first Pyramyd Cup where I won a Benjamin Marauder .22.  . Next came my FX Royale .22 which I purchased in September of 2014.  I figured I need a 25 caliber so a Marauder .25 was next, followed by a Benjamin 392 which I bought at the Crosman Cup in 2105. My most recent purchase was a FX Boss last month.  So 3 years and 110,000 rounds later, I am just getting started!

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    Verve
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    Having a scuba shop 5 minutes drive has revived the addiction as I absolutely hate pumping. If that was to close, may have to invest in a compressor to keep it going now that the bug has bitten badly. Looking at total spend and time on this hobby so far can mean only one thing – addiction!

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    fr8rbum747
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    Hello, my name is Jim…”Hello Jim”….I am an Air Gun Addict…Been clean for 14 hours, but the sun is up and it is not raining…I can see that tin of pellets near my rifle and that tin is calling me…I am afraid I will use again soon…very soon…

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    Rocko
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    Once you are set up with an air source, (tanks, compressor or pump), there is no reason to stop at just one gun. 

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    T3PRanch
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    Uh Oh I just got my shipping notification and tracking number from AOA. Looks like a camping trip at the mailbox 1/4 mile away for the next few days is in order! :P

    Thurmond

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    T3PRanch
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    Only 8 confirmed?  Looks like a whole lot of Shooters are in denial! :P

    Thurmond

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    TJE
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    UPS dropped off my first PCP today. A Daystate Regal 22. I think I may be in trouble. 
    I thought I might have to sight it in but out of the box it made a joke out of twenty five yards.
    At fifty I started missing when I tried different pellets. I am not that good a shot or it might be I never had 
    this good of a rifle, but if you feed this gun FX pellets, it just about goes on auto pilot. 
    I  was like a kid in a candy store today. 
    It was fun.

    Tom

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    glassman
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    My first air rifle was a Crossman 760. Had that for many years in my youth. Went to school over seas. Got married. Lived overseas for another 6 years. Moved back with 3 kids. Raised a family. 3 years ago bought a Stoeger X20S in .177. Heard about PCP’s. Read about them and watch many a youtube video. 18 months ago bought a Gammo whisper in .22. Never was very impressed with eithers accuracy over 25 yards.  However I never modified them. All factory including the optics included with the guns. 6 months ago I finally gave in and bought my first PCP a Daystate regal xl in .22. First day home I eliminated 5 pigeons from 26 to 62 yards during 4-5 hours of shooting paper targets and targets of opportunity. After the 62 yard shot I was giggling at how fun and accurate the regal was to shoot. I was hooked. I sold a powder burning .22 pistol and rifle. Saved a little more scratch and last week added an FX bobcat MK II in .30 caliber. Is that gun ever fun to shoot!! I suppose the optics make it that much more enjoyable. So ……. I guess I would have to admit that PCP’s are addictive to me. I already am thinking about adding a .177 to the collection….. maybe a compatto or …… not sure yet. I will just have to keep reading and watching what others experiences have been with different guns.

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    chasdicapua
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    Yep, similar story. First rifle was a Daisy Powerline 900 multi pump, then the Daisy 953 single pump which is actually a very accurate rifle for out to 20 yards. Then a Hatsan AT 44 in .22, then a Hatsan Galatian in .25, then a FX Royale 200, then a Crossman Challenger for 10 Meter, then a FX Boss and then a FX Royale 500 and in the works is a RAW TM 1000 in Thumbhole Laminate.  Use Nitrogen to fill my PCP’s and those big tanks do last a while, but there is still “Air Anxiety”. Think I’m going to get a Daystate compressor next summer. That will make everything OK…. Bye the way, I’ve sold both the Hatsan’s, the Boss and the Royale 200 will be going up for sale once the RAW is done. Have to set some limits!!!

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    Smaug
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    To me, it’s all kinds of airgunning, not just PCPs. I only have one PCP, actually, the .177 Marauder. I have just as much fun with the springers and SSPs.

    I was planning my next purchase, an FX Wildcat in .22. That would be my first .22, first bullpup, and first high grade airgun. But then I realized, anything I’m shooting at is fine with a .177. We’ll see how it goes when I catch that pesky raccoon in my back yard again. 

    Like Ted, I’m focusing more on family these days, and slowly fixing up our new (old) house. Even so, the occasional pest in the backyard and some paper punching in the basement is just a great stress relief now and then.

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    zebra
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    I’m just chipping. Yeah… I’ve totally got this under control…. No really! I’m not like you guys. I just do it recreationally and only ever on days that end in “day”.

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    Monroe-air
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    Waiting for a new air gun to arrive is almost as good as shooting it. REPEAT  OFFENDER  

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    T3PRanch
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    I strongly suspect I will “commit myself” to 2 more PCP’s tomorrow. After all as Zebra said Tomorrow ends in “day” (once it get here that is)! lol

    Thurmond

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