What's an appropriate # of airguns to own?

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    Pelletpushin
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    Talking a total # between all types pistol, rifle, co2, springer, and pcp. Just wondering what’s the average number for people. My collection is starting to take up space. Lol there’s more aiguns in the house then firearms. I’m still wanting to add to it as well. I’m under ten of them now but at a certain point will have more than I can go out and shoot on a regular basis. What are others thoughts? What’s an ideal #?

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    Mark_Walt
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    I feel like 8 is a good number. Right now I have 2, but had 3 for a few weeks. My ideology for 8 that you have a .177FT gun. Then a .22, .25, and .30 PCP for various hunting purposes and long range plinking. Then a couple springers to let inexperienced shooters use, and a couple pistols. I can’t see having more than that.

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    Ziabeam
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    If I lived on a mountain in a cabin… two. Three would be frivilous. Right now I have sixty-eight, and a life too busy to enjoy the two I like most… in the cabin I’d rather be in.

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    Dirte
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    Too much is when you can’t name them from memory!

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    jimmymc2900
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    This is the easyest question to answer ever. Is there a prize for the correct answer? I will surely win. It is so simple. Any 5th grader could answer this.
    THE ANSWER IS…………..
    ONE……………………………………EACH.

    Now send me the prize please.

    Jimmy

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    NMshooter
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    “jimmymc2900”This is the easyest question to answer ever. Is there a prize for the correct answer? I will surely win. It is so simple. Any 5th grader could answer this.
    THE ANSWER IS…………..
    ONE……………………………………EACH.

    Now send me the prize please.

    Jimmy

    
You haven’t seen Erik’s collection. I think he has an impact in every Caliber! Good answer though!

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    c_m_shooter
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    The formula for the answer is N+1.  N is the number that you currently own.

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    Tominco
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    The answer is always… “Just one more.”

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    Windmill01
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    “Ziabeam”If I lived on a mountain in a cabin… two. Three would be frivilous. Right now I have sixty-eight, and a life too busy to enjoy the two I like most… in the cabin I’d rather be in.

    
Ziabeam really, 68 unless you are a serious collector or repairer etc how did you get to that number. I try to shoot my three air rifles at least every couple of days if I don’t I get withdrawal symptoms. You must have an impressive shed to house all those. How do you go about keeping them loved lol.
    What are the two you enjoy most and how often do you shoot them?
    Gary

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    Ziabeam
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    Inherited nearly fifty of them from an uncle who went on a buying spree in his twilight years. My aunt asked that I take them, for which I give her an annuity equal to their blue book value. Some she asked me not part with. That was 5 years ago and they’re nearly all paid for at this point. Prior to acquiring them I owned roughly a dozen. After bringing uncle Joe’s lot home I found several to add, and sold a few less. I have a rollaway tool chest to store many of the pistols, project guns and peripherals. The rest are in two budget gun cabinets and a dedicated closet each with goldenrod air dryers.

    The two I shoot most varies on my habitat. The two I cherish most are my HW55T and FWB 103. The pistols I shoot the most are a S&W 78G and a rebarreled Webley Alecto. The rifles I shoot most are a Beeman RX2 .177 and FX Impact .25.

    The two I would likely cling to over all others in a rural setting are my Beeman SLR-98 .22, and Walther LGV .177.

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    John_in_Ma
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    0. It’s a hobby. We should be giving our extra money to the needy.

    Just kiddin! There is no solid number. I want them all.

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    kk4iz
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    Not enough yet

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    Jonnes
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    The answer to the question, “what is the appropriate number of guns one should own” is; how big is your house? ;) 

    I own 2 rimfire rifles, 1 SSP, 1 gasram, 1 springer, and 2 PCP’s. This is my current collection:
    https://nl.pinterest.com/leonvanschie/guns-i-currently-own/

    I used to own 10 more, but I sold them over time, because I hardly ever used them.
    https://nl.pinterest.com/leonvanschie/guns-i-used-to-own/

    So it all comes down to what makes sense IMHO. Owning guns you don’t use just takes up space and money, and the 7 I still own are actually being used.

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    Bruce
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    As many as yor want of can afford.
     

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    Wadcutter
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    My wife, in her sarcastic voice, says “One more pellet gun….just what you need”!
    What I hear her saying is…. I need one more pellet gun.
    In turn, I reply “One more pair of shoes….just what you need”!
    How do you think she interprets that?
    So far it is working out great, because I have a room full of air rifles and she has a closet full of crap…errrr shoes.
    Still, my hoarding numbers do not match Ziabeam’s affliction.

    I enjoy shooting each one and it can be a dilemma deciding which one to cheek up to on occasion.

    My point is, why put a number limit on something that makes you happy.

     

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    Pelletpushin
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    So thanks for the input everyone. To all those saying 1 more I hear that! However, I suppose I’m wondering at what # do most go unused? It seems that I have my 3 go to airguns. For pistol it’s my Crosman 1322 farthest kill with that was a blue jay or scrub jay at a whopping 63 yards with a laser range finder. The drop was huge but it died a foot from where it was shot. Yes, I can also admit it was a lucky shot and the pistol was rested on deck railing but it was a solid hit so in my book it counts! Next is my break barrel benjamin steel eagle also a .22 cal. So darn quiet and accurate it’s stupid! My pic shows a 5 shot group at 35 yards! It loves the Crosman piranhas but I do wash and lube them. Biggest kill was a nuisance yote from 20 yards. Fail safe heart/double lung made it 100-120 yards and piled up. More coons and ground squirrels than I can count. Lastly the pcp .25 Hatsan BT65 Elite qe only had it a couple months. I’ve put about 1000 downrange but no kills yet. I do only have a hand pump lol Want to put a regulator in it and that’s it. I can shoot and hit targets at 125 yards with it but not completely consistently wroth it being stock and unregulated. I’m going to get a big bore for certain. But past that I’m wondering how many I’d use. I have several more that I pull out to shoot a few times a year… I LOVE my main 3 and use them almost every day.

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    Birdo
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    Less is more is my new trend. Two high end pcps with nice scopes, no tinker project guns.  Two CO2 and two mild mannered springers for occasional plinking.

     I dumped non performers like a BSA lightning and Talon SS, and a few others.

    the QBs were great, but why when you have $1200 pcps?

    my crosman 2300s and 2400kt are still fun

    one last thought,  bothspringers are open  sites, no fiddling withscopes on these things,  ruins the  experience. 

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    Ziabeam
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    Like Birdo’s reply

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    chasdicapua
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    I’ve got one PCP in each of .177, .22 and .25. I still have my Hammerli 850 CO2 in .22 that I like to shoot a lot. A Daisy 953 single pump that I shoot just enough to keep. Also, a Gamo pistol that is a blast to shoot. 

    That’s enough for me. The wanting mind would like to have 2 in each caliber and maybe a .357 or .45 just to destroy things with!! But my rule of thumb is, if I don’t shoot it often, I don’t need it. 
     

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    Tominco
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    “Pelletpushin”So thanks for the input everyone. To all those saying 1 more I hear that! However, I suppose I’m wondering at what # do most go unused? 

    
That’s probably going to be when you get your first duplicate of a design you already own or, #2.
    eg: Once you get your 2nd C02 pistol. If it’s an upgrade to what you had before, your 1st will go unused (except for nostalgia) since it has become a lesser performing model. By performing, I don’t mean just accuracy. They could be equally accurate but the new one is more enjoyable to shoot so, “performing” better in that respect.
    Tom

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