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Pellet Pistol....what to get?

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  1. Mi'kmaq Warrior

    Mi'kmaq Warrior Veteran Member

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    I can pick off acorns from 30 yards all day long with my 2240...without missing any... She's REALLY accurate, which is why it's my favorite for hunting.
    I actually own a few high powered .22s...my Phantom 22 is highly modded...well over 800fps..but it isn't nearly as accurate as my 2240....

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    Killer setup!
     
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    I love the woodwork! Someday, I'll get around to doing that...
     
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    Diaboloslinger Veteran Member

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    I know what you mean...That's why I'm so hooked on 'em! I have a few Walther Lothar barrels, but honestly, Crosman barrels are just as accurate...And they sell'em for about 15 bucks!
     
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  5. Bone

    Bone Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator Admin

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    Stop it! You two are going to cost me more money! :banghead:
     
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  6. TheNewSlingshotGuy

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    Wow, thanks for all the replies guys! I think im gonna go with the Crosman 1322, and I'll probably get a $10 scope with it.

    I just like how compact it is, and how cheap it is as well.
     
  7. TheNewSlingshotGuy

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    Forgot to ask, does anyone know what pellets the 1322 likes best?
     
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    Bone Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator Admin

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    Good choice!
     
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    Bone Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator Admin

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    Start with crossman premiers and its a good idea to test many different pellet types. Every gun is a tad different and many like certain pellets. Like diameter or pellet skirt, coefficients of the flight, etc. Lots of selections and some places offer sample kits at a price.
     
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  10. TheNewSlingshotGuy

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    Thanks bone! I have always been obsessed with impact physics.....i used my bunkmates gun more than he did haha! A few examples: I shot a dime....the pellet flattened onto the dime and took on a perfect mirror image of some of the dime's detail (kept the dime and pellet, still have them both)

    I shot a soda can that had a few small rocks in it to keep the wind from knocking it over. My shot struck a rock inside the can, launching dozens of tiny rock fragments out the back side of the can....like swiss cheese!

    We also managed to shoot the tab off an unopened can of soda at 40 yards (totally by accident)....we were on a small hill about 10 feet of elevation above it. The shot came in at the perfect angle! It plowed through the raised outer rim/lip, ripped the tab off, and glanced off the other side of the rim. Can still intact....

    We shot an old CRT monitor with pellets, i always marveled at the completely flattened and shredded lead bits flying about, leaving the glass unscathed.
     
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    Bone Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator Admin

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    Thats the good thing about lead. Lower the risk of bad ricochets. The power will become addicting and wow can we deliver some power depending on how you go. All that can come later. Welcome to the club and save your pennies. Lol
     
  12. Mi'kmaq Warrior

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    I have a 1322 and a 1377...the only problem I have with them is having to pump it without scaring off game...sure you can pre-pump it and wait, but after the initial shot, you scare any game away when you re-pump... Especially if you need to take a second shot...sometimes a near miss will startle game, but they don't know what happened, or where the shot came from... that's when the pumping gives up your location..

    That's what makes the 2240 better, IMO.... however, they are loud when ya shoot...so, maybe that's just as bad...I just like the option of cocking, dropping in a pellet, and shooting....no snap, snap, snap, snap, snap, snap, snap, snap, snap, etc...

    If you aren't hunting, then the 1322 and 1377 are great plinkers...they also deliver great power and accuracy for hunting, however, once I bought a 2240 and an HPA bulk conversion kit, the 1322/77 both went to my kids...


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  13. Diaboloslinger

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    Sounds like you would like a shrouded barrel/multishot breech.
    The report becomes "like a mouse fart" (that was from @Bone , circa 2016), and follow up shots are just a bolt cycle away.
     
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    Sure wish I could afford the multi-shot breech for my 2240....gmac is the only company I am aware of that makes them....and to order one from a Canadian distributor costs about $200 + shipping + tax

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  16. Diaboloslinger

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    BNMcustom.com has 'em.
    They are in New York state...But the whole kit is 189.00$
     
  17. Mi'kmaq Warrior

    Mi'kmaq Warrior Veteran Member

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    That's probably more expensive than I would be paying from a Canadian distributor...after the exchange and shipping :/


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