Reccomendations on a Cheapy Air Gun for Mom and Pop

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Reccomendations on a Cheapy Air Gun for Mom and Pop

Post by Frogman Ladue » 16 May 2014, 23:31

Hey guys. I'm looking for a cheap, easy, fairly reliable/accurate/quiet BB gun for Mom and Pop. They confiscated my old Crossman BB gun from the 1980s. It was a toy at best and shots creap all over the place. They're looking to pop Chipmunks in the garden at no more than 10 yards. A scope is a must...even if it's a dirt cheap NCStar or Leapers. It can't have any "heavy levers" to control the action....Momma is tiny.

What's out there?
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Re: Reccomendations on a Cheapy Air Gun for Mom and Pop

Post by jax13 » 17 May 2014, 19:35

They benefit from a wee bit of fettling to get the power up a bit but the qb78 is great for close range garden work.

Accurate enough to 20 yards, co2 powered so no recoil or stiff cocking levers / barrels to worry about.

The down side is they usually run low powered out of the box (enough for close range targets but not ideal really for live targets.) so do need a little work to make them stringer and smoother. The co2 is affected by temperature so on a hot day it will shoot differently to a cold day, cost of co2 can be an issue if your using it frequently too.

On the plus side, light, easy to handle, fairly accurate and recoil free. (and a bit of a project for you when you buy it!)

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Post by sunndog » 17 May 2014, 19:40

you live in the u.s......i'd give a cheapo .22lr and cci quiet's a go, or just normal subs if the land allows for it

failing that, a second hand HW takes some beating
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Re: Reccomendations on a Cheapy Air Gun for Mom and Pop

Post by Frogman Ladue » 22 May 2014, 01:23

jax13 wrote:They benefit from a wee bit of fettling to get the power up a bit but the qb78 is great for close range garden work.

Accurate enough to 20 yards, co2 powered so no recoil or stiff cocking levers / barrels to worry about.

The down side is they usually run low powered out of the box (enough for close range targets but not ideal really for live targets.) so do need a little work to make them stringer and smoother. The co2 is affected by temperature so on a hot day it will shoot differently to a cold day, cost of co2 can be an issue if your using it frequently too.

On the plus side, light, easy to handle, fairly accurate and recoil free. (and a bit of a project for you when you buy it!)

Seems like a nice gun for the price. What do you think of leaving that thing sitting with a charge of co2 in it?
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Re: Reccomendations on a Cheapy Air Gun for Mom and Pop

Post by Frogman Ladue » 22 May 2014, 01:23

sunndog wrote:you live in the u.s......i'd give a cheapo .22lr and cci quiet's a go, or just normal subs if the land allows for it

failing that, a second hand HW takes some beating

Illegal to fire firearms in my area.
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Re: Reccomendations on a Cheapy Air Gun for Mom and Pop

Post by some bloke » 22 May 2014, 04:23

Are air rifles not classed as firearms there? :shock:
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Post by rodp » 22 May 2014, 17:07

Illegal to fire firearms in my area.

Firearms ......illegal .................in the USA :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Reccomendations on a Cheapy Air Gun for Mom and Pop

Post by Frogman Ladue » 23 May 2014, 16:24

some bloke wrote:Are air rifles not classed as firearms there? :shock:
Air Rifles, are not considered firearms here.

Firearms ......illegal .................in the USA
Local laws forbid discharging a firearm in the county. Now I can drive 20mins south to my buddies house in a different county/city and fire off an arsenal without anyone caring at all.
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Re: Reccomendations on a Cheapy Air Gun for Mom and Pop

Post by some bloke » 23 May 2014, 16:44

Frogman Ladue wrote:
some bloke wrote:Are air rifles not classed as firearms there? :shock:
Air Rifles, are not considered firearms here....

OK, 12ftlb ones are classed as firearms here - but unlicensed unless they exceed 12ftlb.
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Re: Reccomendations on a Cheapy Air Gun for Mom and Pop

Post by Frogman Ladue » 24 May 2014, 04:22

I currently have an antiquated, 10 pump, Crossman Powerline 66 with a no-name 4x15 scope. It was played with hard, when I was a kid. I'd like to find something more robust, and with less loading steps. This sucker is a bit on the loud side.
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