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What Was Your First Pellet Rifle?

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    DadsKrag
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    Cornpone

    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.

    I lusted after a Sheridan Blue Streak for years in my youth. I could never afford one until I got older. By then, CF rifles took over my desires.

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    DualMagMike
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    Daisy/Sears EL Dorado, still have it.

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    Hynzie
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    Power master 760 when I was 8 or 9 .we got it at service merchandise  in 1980.still have it. HYNZIE 4S

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    RM100GUY
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    A Smith&Wesson 77A .22, bought it at Montgomery Wards in 1977 in Lakeland Florida, actually had two, I didn't know anything about them and somehow ruined the first one and bought another one, I think they were around $100.00, I remember taking one apart for some reason and having a heck of a time getting it back together.  They were not bad guns and shot pretty well if I remember correctly.

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    mj102
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    Beeman R7 in 1986. Loved that gun. Let a friend borrow it . Figured was lost. Just got it back 2 years ago. I restored it and gave it to my son. I hope he gives it to his. I bought a replacement for myself when I got back into air guns in 2014.

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    GoldenStateAIRGUNer
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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

     

     

    LOL ! Where did you find that video ?

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    AirShot
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    First pellet gun was a Crossman CO2 pellet pistol for target shooting. That was over 56 yrs back, then got into an RWS 45 break barrel about 45 plus years back. Shot that rifle for 10 years or more, could hit just about anything with that rifle….

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    bandg
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    Mine was a break barrel of unknown make in the mid 60's.  Purchased at a Western Auto if I'm remembering correctly but well could be wrong.  Followed over the years by several Daisy, Crosman, and Sheridan guns.

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    Fischer
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    It was a BSF .177 West Germany made springer similar to today's R7 or HW30.

     

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    luckybuckeye
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    My dad had a crosman 760 I don’t know the year all metal and wood with brass bolt. I loved that gun the seals blew and we threw it out. Mine was years later a Sheridan .177 with brass trigger and the seals blew and I threw it out. I didn’t know the seals could be replaced. I wish I had them now. I’ve found some vintage guns online but I didn’t buy them I probably should have they are getting hard to find and I’ve already blown through my 2021 gun allowance so maybe next year. 

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    uglymike
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    early-60s Blue Streak. Gave away when I went in the military in '70. 

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    Pea-shooter
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    My first pellet rifle was a Diana model 24 with a T04 trigger in .177. The single stage T04 trigger has a firm pull, but after thousands of rounds, its well broken in, crisp and predictable. It still has the original spring(which shocks me) and shoots RWS Superdomes around 600 fps. It's super easy to cock and accurate. Its been a great gateway gun which has led to a good many more. 

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    JohnL57
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    Crosman 107- Traded a buddy for it, probably 1981? Kept it for a long time, passed it on to a buddy a few years ago. Rough condition, but it shot well.

     

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    Blackthunder
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    HW77 in 1996 in 4.5, when I was 15 years old. Bought with newspaper round money.

     

    I did not know anything about airguns back then, but I saw the HW90s of fellow club members break all the time. I was familiar with the FWB 300 inner cylinder system, so I went the HW77. It turned out to be a home run.

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    DadsKrag
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    JohnL57

    Crosman 107- Traded a buddy for it, probably 1981? Kept it for a long time, passed it on to a buddy a few years ago. Rough condition, but it shot well.

     

    Love the "custom" fore-end band! Where did you get it. 😉

     

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    napairgunner
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    .20 Pump Benjamin in 1981! Then I moved up to a Beeman Webley Vulcan  in 1983 and thought I had died and gone to heaven!

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    MDriskill
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    The Benjamin 347 that Santa brought in 1968, an early one with the "Tootsie roll" pump handle.

    Still have it, still works great off one factory re-build and re-finish in the mid-1980's. It was shot so many times – by a kid ignorant of barrel cleaning – that it's functionally a smooth bore these days, LOL, but still quite accurate.

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    jps2486
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    Beeman R8 in 1983.  Sold it to a good collector friend and it still resides in his safe.

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    wchilton
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    Started with a Daisy 86/70 at about 9 or 10 yrs old, then got a Powerline 880 (smooth bore), then an FWB 124 from ARH.  At 1 or 2 pumps on the powerline you could see "regular" bbs dodge around in random directions so I started using only precision ground bbs.  The 124 was so accurate I could choose whatever part of any target I wanted to hit.  Wish I'd kept the 124 but now have replaced it a few times over.

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    JohnL57
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    DadsKrag

    JohnL57

    Crosman 107- Traded a buddy for it, probably 1981? Kept it for a long time, passed it on to a buddy a few years ago. Rough condition, but it shot well.

     

    Love the "custom" fore-end band! Where did you get it. 😉

     

    There was a leaf spring that held the forearm closed. It eventually broke, and the custom band was fabricated by yours truly from material donated by my dad the electrician! Velcro straps were not common back then….

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