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What Was Your First Pellet Rifle?

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    DadsKrag
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    Not talking BB guns, just rifles.

    Here was what I cut my hunting/plinking teeth on. It was my Dad's. 

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    jkingrph
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    FWB 124 back in 1975, still have it.

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    crittahitta
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    I still have all mine. But my first was a all metal and wood crosman 760.  A trade with my friend. But my first real airgun was my Sheridan blue streak in 20 caliber. I tortured my parents til they got it for me for Christmas. That gun was used and abused. Still have it. Must be 40 years old. Great memories.

     

     

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    Trunion
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    Mine was a Diana model 26 in .177 back in 1985, still have it. I've put a couple thousand pellets through it and it's still shooting true.

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    8thman
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    A Benjamin 177 used that was in 1964 and cost me $1.50 that was a lot of money then . And I believe that I took more game with my Benjamin than any other gun to the present time.

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    AndyKunz
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    I don't remember what model it was, but I'd know it if I saw one.

    It was a break barrel springer.  Pellets could be loaded while the barrel was open.  It also had a BB magazine inside the receiver that would dispense one magnetically if I pointed the gun down correctly.

    Pretty sure it was a Daisy – I kind of remember it coming with a tin of wadcutter pellets, but I don't know if that was in the package deal or if it was a stocking stuffer.  Man, those things were like GOLD to me, as I didn't have money to buy more (my money was always saved for buying Comet model airplanes).  The plastic stock was brown.  This would have been the early 70s.

    That thing is why I never want another springer or break barrel.  I envied my big brother for his Daisy 25.

    Andy

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    Jamesbythebay
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    Not a pellet rifle…but a Crosman PC1377 that I purchased with own money in '77 or '78.  Didn't have the money for a Sheridan, like my best friend had.  I must've put thousands of pellets through that thing trying to out shoot him.  Some days I definitely did. I haven't seen it in almost 30 years.  It's floating around somewhere in my mother's house. 

    James

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    Kevin23
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    I had one of those pump daisy bb or pellet guns when i was 7 or 8, the camo one. I guess my first "real" one was a crosman incursion 

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    efrobert
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    Daisy 880 from Kmart back in 1979!

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    jasmlowe
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    Crosman 2100  in 1982. Cost more at Service Merchandise back then than it does now. Almost $100. I talked my Grandmother into buying for me for Christmas. I was 10 at the time. 

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    Cornpone
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    I cut my teeth on a .22RF  when I was seven.  I never owned a real air rifle until I bought two Sheridan Blue Streaks, one for me one for wifey and mounted 4x Weavers on them.  They took a couple of rabbits.  That was 1977. We hit a rough patch when I got out of service and they went in a garage sale.  Oh well.  Good times, anyway.  I remember calling Sheridan and complaining that my Ruger .22 shot better groups than my Blue Streak and the nice lady asked me what I expected from it.  I told her I could keep all my shots on a 1.5"x1.5" matchbook cover and I thought it should do better than that.  It probably would have if I had shot it at six pumps instead of eight.  Didn't know much about air rifles then… still don't for that matter.

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    Bulletbob
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    Last summer I bought my first pellet rifle. A Benjman Rushmore in .22 . It is the worst shooting thing I ever owned. I have tried All I know to get it to shoot.

    I bought my second one just to prove that I hadn't forgot how to shoot.

    Thanks and God Bless

    Bobby

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    Bulletbob

    Last summer I bought my first pellet rifle. A Benjman Rushmore in .22 . It is the worst shooting thing I ever owned. I have tried All I know to get it to shoot.

    I bought my second one just to prove that I hadn't forgot how to shoot.

    Thanks and God Bless

    Bobby

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    crowski
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    A Predom-Lucznik model 188  approx. 65-66. It was left at my parents house, 2003 they passed. I gave everything away, didn’t need anything. I can’t even remember who I gave the gun to. I smoked a few flocks with that gun. Crow 

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    FelixS
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    Back in the 70's, my gun was a Benjamin pump .177. I was the envy of my pals who all shot Daisy's. Mine was the most accurate and hardest hitting.

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    springer
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    Winchester 427.  Purchased to purge the squirrels that had infested my attic floor.   They bred faster than I could shoot them.  Old fashioned camphor mothballs finally drove them out.

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    specie
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    R1, .22, Gowdy stock, in 1987…still have it.

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    GoldenStateAIRGUNer
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    Crosman Power Master 760. 1st variant. Was a Christmas present in 1968 

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    DadsKrag
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    GoldenStateAIRGUNer

    Crosman Power Master 760. 1st variant. Was a Christmas present in 1968 

    That reminds me of my 1967 Christmas present. It was a 22rf Winchester M270 pump with a 7/8" Weaver V22 scope and a brick of 500 Remington "Golden Bullet" 22lr ammo. Worst shooting 22rf I ever owned. It wouldn't hold groups under 3" at 50yds. During Christmas break from my senior year in high school, I used it to "saw off" saplings in the woods around our home in Irwin, P. I went through that brick of 500 in about 3 days. Load up 15 rounds of 22lr and pump away baby!

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    efrobert

    Daisy 880 from Kmart back in 1979!

    Back in the late '60s and through the '70s, K Mart was a great place to buy guns and fishing tackle. I bought a Remington M760 in 30-06 from a Walmart on US 30 outside of Pittsburgh.

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