Welcome to AIRGUN NATION – please introduce yourself here!

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    spysir
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    Russ,
     If your in CA  “Big 5 sporting -goods?” now carries the QB78 a copy of the crosman 160 for only $89.00 and they have discount coupons!  Crazy good trigger and so much fun to tinker with.
    Just trying to help, LOL.
    Welcome
    John

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    crosman2016
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    Hello, my name is Mike, and just got into “airgunning”.  I own several firearms and am on “firearm” forums, but just recently got into air guns.  This is a whole new world to me, so you that know way more about airguns, please be patient to a “newbie”.  

    I live in Indiana, spent four years in the Marines a long time ago, and shoot on a regular basis.  I bought the Crosman model 1377 for my first foray into this new form of shooting, and am now looking to buy my first air rifle.  Should I go .177 or .22 caliber? [URL=[/IMG][/URL]
    Here is my air pistol…it’s a start, but I love this thing.  I was truly amazed at how much fun and accurate this gun is!  Hope to learn from all of you here about my new-found shooting hobbie!

    Thank you, Mike.

     
     

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    crosman2016
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    Well, sorry, but for some reason, my photobucket is not posting pictures on this forum like it does on others.  Anyways, thanks for having me on this forum! ;)

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    Projectx
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    Hi I’m Walter from NW Arkansas.grate forum. hope to share
     some of my pictures and videos of my
    hunting edventures soon.

     

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    Projectx
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    22 or lager.depends on what you are going to use it for.mice and small rodents 177 is good.squerrels and larger animals go with a larger caliber.even for target shooting the wind effects the 177 projectile more.or get both that’s what I did.hope this helps 

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    TimR
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    Hello my name is Tim. I live in Fort Wayne,In. I am 58 years old, and am an Industrial electrician. I enjoy shooting firearms and I have a Powerline 880 air rifle for about 4 years, it has served me well for a low cost rifle and has helped me remove over 2 dozen chipmunks around my home. But now I want to get a more adult and more powerful air rifle. I have been investigating on what to buy for about 4 months, I want to keep it under $200.00, so obviously a PCP is out of the question. I have shot a Gamo Whisper G2 springer and though it shoots well, I didn’t care for the vibration and the sound the spring makes. Any suggestions would be welcome!

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    dannyshoots
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    Hi Tim from Ft.Wayne…

    I don’t know what your requirements in an air gun are but I will be happy to opine regardless…

    You can limit yourself to a $200 gun and probably get something that will dispatch a chipmunk or squirrel at 10 to 15 yards with a fair amount of consistency. 
    I did exactly the same thing about a decade ago. I bought a Gamo Varmint Hunter in .177 and at the time, believed it to be an awesome air rifle. Looking back, I so wish I had known at least the little bit I know now about air guns. So it is with that thought, I advise you to save your 200.00 until it reaches maybe 600.00. Buy yourself a Benjamin Marauder or a quality spring gun (AA-T200 or HW97K) and put a cheap scope on it (for starters). Now you’ll have an accurate, fairly quiet rifle that will put pellet on top of pellet within the confines of most suburban backyards.

    Spring guns I am learning, require a modicum of skill from the shooter. But if you like to shoot, they lend themselves to lots of practice. If you go with a spring gun, don’t make the common mistakes. They do NOT shoot like anything else that launches projectiles. There are more than a few individuals on this forum who will kindly guide you in that discipline.

    I hesitate to hit the submit button below, knowing full well I am in the early stages of “The Dark Side” addiction to air guns and I am encouraging you, a novice to “just take a little puff.” Once you shoot something that performs better than you ever could have imagined, you too will be addicted. In that addiction as with any other, lies a huge outlay of money and excuses to the spouse… I’ll be 60 in a couple of months. I hope I live long enough to acquire and shoot the tons of air guns currently on my wish list. I regret not having taken my first puff 30 years ago!  Good luck my friend! 

    Oh…By the way, that Gamo I told you about… After owning my first PCP, I gave that Gamo to a friend. I couldn’t bring myself to shoot it again. The sadness is that the novice friend thought I did him a favor. 😉

    Cheers,
    Danny
     

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    Alvaro_lm75
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    hi my name is alvaro lopez im from mexico im 40 years old and im an airgun shooter and addict to de airgun hobby, i hope i can learn a lot from you guys, and if i can help you ill be glad. regards
     

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    Sam63
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    Hello AGN. My first airgun (Gamo Viper .177) was bought about 6 years ago to remove chipmunks, squirrels and raccoon’s that were living in and around a vacant house I moved into. Now I am into PCP’s for longer range target shooting, Field Target competitions and hunting. Sam  

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    Antj
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    Greeting’s fellow airgunners Anthony here from Ohio. I am here to gain as much knowledge as I can from you seaoned vets! I have been a airgunner since a young lad shooting co2 pistols and break barrels. In 2010 I graduated to pcp’s and never looked back. Honestly, I don’t ever think this sport will grow old to me, this is my passion!

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    Snake-Eyes
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    Greetings to all! My name is Michael and I have been reading the forum for months soaking up information. A little about me, pushing 30 years of experience with firearms mainly tactical and NFA weapons with a passion for machine guns, Retired Marine infantry 0351/DM. As a civilian my passion carried into the industry as a machinist/ toolmaker and gunsmith. I have been intrigued by the advances in air guns “pcp’s” to be exact and look forward to adding this art to the kit bag! Thanks to all who have made the forum possible, it will be a big help, looking to make a purchase soon, something for my son and myself probably a .25 and .30 for target/training and small game hunting with my son. Thanks again!

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    olo
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    Greetings from Central Europe! 
    I apologize in advance for grammar and vocabulary (I’m still learning). I am very happy that I could join to You.
     

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    Nickj3188
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    Hello, my name is Nick. I am the creator of Extreme Air Hunting. Me and my partner Noah make videos on YouTube about airguns. We have also just recently launched a website that you can visit at extremeairhunting.com You can view out YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBnZ86zcqK7g-Hb6CBfscpA
    We are currently partnered/sponsored with Birchwood Casey, Eye Pal USA, and also have a promo code that you can use on trenieroutdoors.com Use the code Nick to get $25 off any order $25 dollars or more without tax or shipping cost. We love airguns and will post some hunting videos soon. Here are some guns that we have and feature. 
    M4-177
    MK-177
    Ruger Targis
    Stoeger A30
    Benjamin Titan NP
    Benjamin Trail NP Pistol
    Crosman Vigilante
    And More!
     

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    plano_harry
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    Hello fellow airgunners.  I have been shooting since I was 6 and got my first airgun at 10 – a beautiful 1961 Silver Streak with a Williams peep that has taken a lot of squirrels, dove, frogs and other stuff.  Lots of woods to roam and shoot.  I wanted a gun that was quieter, so went with the Benjamin Trail NP in .22 cal.  That caused me to want a Marauder, so in December I finally broke down and bought a new Gen2 .22 cal.  I must have gotten a good one, because it shoots very well, except for the occasional flier.  Most of my shooting is 25 yds or less and it is very quiet for the power.  Having lived with slow reload times for 55 years, I am just thrilled with having a PCP repeater and shoot it as much as possible. I became a big fan of Ted’s videos when I saw his video of the Trail NP pellet selection.  Just discovered this forum a couple of weeks ago and when I learned that Ted was the originator, I decided to make it my airgun home.  I just shoot for fun and hunting.  When I am not shooting, I make custom pens for my creative side.  Would like to meet other airgunners in North Texas.

    Harry

    Benjamin Marauder Gen2 .22 cal
    Benjamin Trail NP .22 cal
    1961 Sheridan Silver Streak .20 cal
    Crosman 2300KT .22 cal w/TKO Break
    several powder burners
     

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    Wolf1960
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    Hello everyone. My name is Wolfgang, I´m 55 years old and from Austria. I have been shooting rifles for over 45 years.
    For the most time in powder burners and for the last few years in air rifles too.
    Currently shooting an Steyr LG 110 HP Hunting, Cal. .22, 40 Joule, topped with Hawke Sidewinder 6,5 – 20 x 42.
    I´m glad to be a member of this group.

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    DjQ
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    Hello,
    My name is Glen and new to the site. Ive been an avid air gun shooter most of my life. By trade Im an Intelligent Lighting Designer and Product Developer but now focusing on the 3D printing craze. I figured I should start developing my own products instead of designing them for other companies to make there millions lol. Here is my air rifle Sabrina. An Airforce Condor .25 cal with and up graded Hammer, Spring, Top Hat and a few other things. Looking for someone to make me a custom breech and a few other items. Also looking for shooting buddies here in Florida to share the fun with. 

    Cheers
    DjQ

    Just added the 308MKII Mag Storage Shooter System. WOW! so nice to have ammo and tools stored in my gun other then my pocket and it completely changes the feel of how the gun shoots, for thee better in my opinion.
     

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    fritzalee
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    Welcome to the forum. Take a look at North Florida Shooter Airgunners Facebook page. Our home range is in Yulee FL, just north of Jacksonville. We are having a Sweet Heart Shoot on 27 FEB, just a fun thing  with a meet and greet. We shoot in Bench Rest, just attended a shoot in Dade City FL, there are some photos of that competition on the page. Hope we can  meet some day,
    :fritzalee”Fred Voisen Middleburg FL
     

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    DjQ
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    Thanks for the heads up, just liked the FB page.
    Ill have to skip the Sweet Heart event, it looks like its only open to .22 cal and below. Im shooting a .25 but Ill keep a look out for up coming events. Thanks for the response everyone Ive spoken too on this site is really cool. Haven’t had the best luck on others.

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    fritzalee
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    Glen,
      No problem with your .25, the USARB rules restrict the cal to .22 and below. Big Al our leader has a few bigger bores, I just built him a .30 pistol based on a 22XX frame, The “Joker” gets 850fps with the JSB 44.75 pellets he has one of his targets on our FB page it is dead nuts on at 15yds. he plans to hunt with it. 

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    DjQ
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    .30 cal pistol, SICK!!!
    Im looking to ad a pistol to my collection as well but I think my next purchase will be a Bullpen. Ive always wanted one and there starting to come down in price. That JKhan Noblesse in .357 has really caught my eye in walnut. Ill talk to my kids and see if we can make the Sweet  Heart Shoot. ​I know I want to go and my 11 year old will want to shoot too. Do you do custom work? There are a few parts I need to get made.
     

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