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#3216047 - 10/24/19 03:01 PM springer pellrt gun
shermanrm Offline
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Registered: 02/18/03
Posts: 340
Loc: nevada
Looking for a good springer. Have so many tweety birds eating my chicken feed it is getting very expensive. Does anyone have a recommendation. I have an old Crossman pump that is not doing the job.
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#3216049 - 10/24/19 03:11 PM Re: springer pellrt gun [Re: shermanrm]
Plant.One Online
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Registered: 02/12/15
Posts: 4163
Loc: Oakland County, MI
make sure you know your tweety birds before you start flinging pellets.

most of them are either songbirds or federally protected under the migratory bird act. IIRC the penalty can be upwards of $15,000 and 6 months in jail.

here's the protected species list - it encompasses >1000 species


https://www.fws.gov/birds/management/managed-species/migratory-bird-treaty-act-protected-species.php


hth
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#3216052 - 10/24/19 03:29 PM Re: springer pellrt gun [Re: shermanrm]
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Registered: 12/04/06
Posts: 13345
Loc: okla
Lots of good springer rifles out there. Anything from budget friendly to WOW I could have bought a new center fire rifle for that much money. Look at Pyramid Air. They have lots of options.
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#3216186 - 10/25/19 04:32 PM Re: springer pellrt gun [Re: pyscodog]
shermanrm Offline
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Registered: 02/18/03
Posts: 340
Loc: nevada
Been looking at pyramid air.
Some of these are scary prices. Would like to get a good one the first time.
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#3216192 - 10/25/19 05:44 PM Re: springer pellrt gun [Re: shermanrm]
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Registered: 12/04/06
Posts: 13345
Loc: okla
We use to shoot air rifles at the club on Thursday night. Alot of the guys shot Benjamin PCP rifles and they are very accurate and not to expensive. Some shot the FWB springers. They can get a little pricey for springer rifles but they are nice.
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#3216224 - 10/25/19 11:29 PM Re: springer pellrt gun [Re: pyscodog]
tripod3 Online
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 7984
Loc: WA
Springers can be powerful and accurate, most require practice to hold correctly for repeatable accuracy.
Springers can also be scope killers,but are not tied to an air source.
PCP's are not hold sensative or scope killers. They do require an air source.
pnuematics are not hold sensative but take a lot of pumping.
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#3216225 - 10/25/19 11:53 PM Re: springer pellrt gun [Re: shermanrm]
OKRattler Offline
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Registered: 02/17/08
Posts: 3285
Loc: Ok Panhandle
RWS is the best I've ever had. Gamo and Beeman make an ok pellet gun. Nothing special really. My RWS on the other hand could shoot through 3/4" plywood and shatter a jolly rancher or sucker stuck in the ground at 50 yards. Killed thousands upon thousands of birds and other small critters with that pellet gun.
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#3216238 - 10/26/19 06:23 AM Re: springer pellrt gun [Re: OKRattler]
Stob Offline
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Registered: 11/02/11
Posts: 141
Loc: VA
I bought a RWS 34 in 22 last year. I have been more than pleased! I put a cheap red dot on it I had laying around and for aiming at birds or chipmunks, it's deadly. I've made some impressive long shots too. One day I'll get a true air gun scope and I'll be able to define a sight picture much better, but this is awesome! You should be able to find one for under 300.

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#3216262 - 10/26/19 11:32 AM Re: springer pellrt gun [Re: Stob]
Smokin Pole Offline
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Registered: 02/22/13
Posts: 25
Loc: Colorado
I agree with OKRattler. RWS is fantastic air rifle. I have had one for years and has been a great addition to my gun collection.

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#3216266 - 10/26/19 12:52 PM Re: springer pellrt gun [Re: Smokin Pole]
shermanrm Offline
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Registered: 02/18/03
Posts: 340
Loc: nevada
Thanks for the info.
The protected list helps a lot although I believe that what comes in to eat my chicken feed are mostly house sparrows that are unprotected in Nevada.
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#3216335 - 10/27/19 12:14 AM Re: springer pellrt gun [Re: shermanrm]
Three 44s Offline
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Registered: 02/03/05
Posts: 2657
Loc: Washington St.
The Feds ought to publish the list of non-protected birds and save us time and paper!

I just fell into a .177 cal. springer. It shocked me when I looked it up. It’s a Feinworkbau -Sporter. They just started making them recently. Mine is from some years ago but the current copies are priced @ $799.00

Holy moly!

Who would have thunk you would need an armed guard for a pellet gun?

Three 44s


Edited by Three 44s (10/27/19 12:28 AM)

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#3216577 - 10/29/19 08:56 AM Re: springer pellrt gun [Re: shermanrm]
bmoore Offline
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Registered: 12/17/16
Posts: 272
Loc: So Cal
Friends don't let friends buy break barrel air rifles. Pumps have gone down so much in price there is almost no reason to not get a PCP. Benjamin Maximus, Diana Stormrider, Beeman 1322, Hatsan flash.......all would be great. Bite the bullet once on getting a pump and it will open a whole other door in air rifle shooting.

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#3216786 - 10/31/19 12:52 AM Re: springer pellrt gun [Re: shermanrm]
Treerat-sniper Offline
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Registered: 12/19/18
Posts: 112
Loc: Iowa
Whichever you buy, be careful! One springer leads to another, and then a PCP & then another PCP & then a big bore and then... wink
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#3217574 - 11/08/19 04:16 AM Re: springer pellrt gun [Re: shermanrm]
GNERGY Offline
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Registered: 09/09/09
Posts: 169
Loc: Gilbert, AZ
I have a Gamo springer in 177 and have been using for 10 yrs. I have been using cheaper rifle scopes on it. I have a Barska 6x-24x on it now and I can hit starlings out to 75 yds. The doves in my neighbor hood have my picture up at their community center, they see me and they are gone. For the 125 bucks I spent on it, I would buy another Gamo if this one ever dies.
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#3217589 - 11/08/19 10:22 AM Re: springer pellrt gun [Re: shermanrm]
2milehighguy Online
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Registered: 03/23/11
Posts: 188
Loc: high country colorado
Take a look at the Diana Model 48 , solid good shooter.

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