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butchb

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Airgun pistol .177
« on: September 29, 2018, 08:56:24 PM »
What would you recommend for plinking , quiet and powerful enough for black birds and squirrels  ?


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Re: Airgun pistol .177
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2018, 04:37:38 AM »
Although some will tell you that a CO2 pistol will do the job, you'd best be very close! A CO2 rifle is a better choice. A 1377 or 1322 Crosman will work too, but it takes a lot of pumping. Personally, I use a Benjamin 397 with a TKO suppressor attached. It is so quiet, there is more noise from the pellet hitting the target, than the gun makes.
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Re: Airgun pistol .177
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2018, 05:52:13 PM »
  Check out the Umarex Trevax. I recently bought one and so far pretty happy with it. It's a .177 break barrel and has plenty of power to take out a starling. Comes with open sights but has an 11mm. rail for a scope or red dot. Accuracy is very good so far with the FO adjustable sights at about 20 yds. I haven't tried it with optics yet. I haven't cronyed it yet, but it should be over 500 fps. The trigger isn't the best from the factory but I did one of the mods using a longer adjustment screw and it really made an improvement. Overall seems like a great pistol for around $70. There are better choices but for more money. You didn't mention a budget. For a co2 gun the Crosman kt 2300 is a great choice also but more pricey
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Re: Airgun pistol .177
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2018, 07:12:15 PM »
Didn't know they made a break barrel pist. Sounds real good for what I want, I'll check it out.
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Re: Airgun pistol .177
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2018, 08:42:55 PM »
Checked out the Umarex Trevax on pyramid this morning, liked what I read so I ordered one.  Reviews mostly agreed that it is easy to cock, fairly accurate and will kill a starling at ten yards so just what I want plus I wanted to try out Pyramid.  No telling how many airguns I'll end up with but so far I'm lovin it ! Thanks for the heads up  ba49.also read that you need be aware of damage to stuff pyramid sells from repackaged damage of refurbished stuff. Wha
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Re: Airgun pistol .177
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2018, 09:24:29 PM »
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Re: Airgun pistol .177
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2018, 05:08:15 AM »
I second the 1720T!!  Mine shoots as good as my rifles if you can hold it steady or rest it!!  excellent trigger also with a little polishing.
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Re: Airgun pistol .177
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2018, 07:21:18 AM »
  I have had real good luck dealing with Pyramyd Air. I have bought many products from them over several years with zero issues. Never received anything damaged and usually in a timely manner. Their prices seem to be very competitive also.  Bill
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Re: Airgun pistol .177
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2018, 11:08:02 AM »
Yeh I'd say the 1720t would be a better gun if I wanted to spend $400 more and buy a $1000 compressor ;D but maybe this one will be fine for what I want to do with it. Hope i have good luck dealing with Pyramid.
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Re: Airgun pistol .177
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2018, 03:40:36 PM »
If you ever get an extra $30-40 pick up a P17 Beeman. PITA to load but what a fine shooting little pistol.
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Re: Airgun pistol .177
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2018, 04:01:42 PM »
looked at that,40 bucks with a red dot sight. Might need one of those,they hard to cock?
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Re: Airgun pistol .177
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2018, 05:28:53 PM »
Red dot is a POS. Plus I just don't like a red dot on a pistol, using iron sights my whole life seems I can't adjust to not seeing down the barrel.

  Cocking isn't bad, and if need be you can figure a way to cock it easier using a foam block and using the grip as leverage. It's just the last couple inches that is maybe 20 lbs pressure. My daughter doesn't seem to have much trouble operating it.

  It is a slow gun to operate with the way you load it so quick follow-ups just don't happen. But I tell myself someday I'll fab up a little tab made out of plastic to get the pellet in the breech without my big fingers in the way.
  My P17 likes the RWS Diabolo Basics, but others use a variety of other pellets with excellent results.

  It's a fun gun to shoot.
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Re: Airgun pistol .177
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2018, 08:55:46 PM »
I watched coupla YouTube videos doesn't seem that bad to cock and the used long nose pliers to load it,there's always a way that suits ya if you just figure it out. Won't do dots or scopes on anything  but loops like you couldn't cock this one with that thing on it. Looks like a fun garage one to me.
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Re: Airgun pistol .177
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2018, 04:36:20 AM »
If you have one of those airguns which is difficult to load (a Benjamin pump gun with a scope mounted), a pellet pen is a real aid in loading.

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Re: Airgun pistol .177
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2018, 06:29:01 AM »
Got me a couple of them,beats fumbling around for sure. This p17 doesn't look like you could use one though.
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