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digitalgunner

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The Blue Streak phenomenon
« on: January 11, 2016, 05:47:51 PM »
I recently had a all expenses trip paid to Afghanistan, but this time had an airgun(s) with me. I had my 2100 crosman, my 392 Benny and the pride of my pumpers the Blue streak. The 2100 killed a lot of house sparrows as did the 392, but when it came to pigeons and doves it was always the blue streak. Here's my issue, the blue streak is slower than the 392 no matter how many pumps, the 392 wounded two doves that needed extra attention with a follow up shot....big blue never required a second shot, but why? I had to go back down blue to 6 pumps so it wouldn't go through the birds, so in theory shouldn't the .22 been my heavy hitter? Or is the 5mm overlooked just like in rimfires as one of the best caliber out there? I'd appreciate any input on this or general conversation. Thanks :-D



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Re: The Blue Streak phenomenon
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2016, 05:50:14 PM »
I have a Blue Streak (acutally my Dad's) and the Benji's are 14.3gr as are the CPHP's.  But the Blue Streak is a heavy hitter and does some good work.  Never had a 392 to shoot, don't know how it hits.  But the Streak is a good rifle.

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Re: The Blue Streak phenomenon
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2016, 05:10:31 AM »
@MonkeyDad1969, I like all of my air rifles but I always reach for blue first   8)

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Re: The Blue Streak phenomenon
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2016, 06:51:37 AM »
I would suspect the pellet itself.

I mainly shoot a Benjamin 397, and the best shooting and best expanding of all the pellets I have tried, are the Gamo, 7.8 grain, Red Fires. The Gamo Rockets hit harder I believe, but they're not nearly as accurate in my specific gun. If I knew why, I think I'd be rich!
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Re: The Blue Streak phenomenon
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2016, 07:03:37 PM »
  My 397P loves the jsb 10.4 pellets, they put the smack to the ring necks in this area. My Blue Streak with the jsb also POW  and down they come. Maybe the pellet you are using??? My 312 very rarely needs a follow up shot it loves the CP Mags which are a harder pellet. Now that you mentioned it I have taken more follow up shots using the CP Mags I guess they just blow thru the Ring necks. Gonna have to do more testing on those Ring Neck Dove!!! lol
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Re: The Blue Streak phenomenon
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2016, 08:09:42 AM »
@ Alan, I think if we all new we would be rich, or at least not have to spend as much in lead figuring it out. LOL. I think it is the pellet as well....Its a smacker!  :)

@Extreme .457 I agree, I thing more "testing" needs done before this is resolved!!! Stand by for more results! Ha

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Re: The Blue Streak phenomenon
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2016, 04:45:36 PM »
What pellets are you using in your 'Dan & 392?
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Re: The Blue Streak phenomenon
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2016, 11:04:10 AM »
@Habanero69er, I am using Benjamin 14.3 grain.

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Re: The Blue Streak phenomenon
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2016, 01:14:45 AM »
I own 30+ guns and my 79&81 blues are my absolute favs followed closely by my Talon SS.....

There's a lot to be said about holding a classic...the look the feel the sensation of holding it just can't be beat IMO

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Re: The Blue Streak phenomenon
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2016, 07:46:09 AM »
I own 30+ guns and my 79&81 blues are my absolute favs followed closely by my Talon SS.....

There's a lot to be said about holding a classic...the look the feel the sensation of holding it just can't be beat IMO


I couldn't agree more my friend!