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Need help with a purchace

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by davidv, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. davidv

    davidv Member

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    Have a couple gift cetrt. from Bass Pro shop. They have a few air guns and would like advice from what appears to be a quite learned group if any are worth the time. I have had a few decent air guns in the past including a R1, could be 20 years ago, and a Feinwerkbau 65 that I do miss dearly. Have been a working gunsmith for 40 years so I have a little knowledge of things that work and workmanship. Bass Pro has a couple Rugers that I'm sure just use the name. I have a raccoon problem. I live out in the country in Oregon but the spot I would like to shoot is in a space between some things I'd rather not shoot up. With the velocitys getting so high (1200fps) does accuracy fall?, would a .22 cal. be the answer. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks David
  2. oliver13

    oliver13 Donator

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    At 1200fps your pellet will be supersonic, & as it slows it will drop back through the sound barrier - which is bad for accuracy, the traditional diablo pellet shape being bad in that area too.
    I think you want to keep the velocity below 900fps, I'd use a nice heavy .22 pellet & tune the gun to achieve that - that way I could stick with normal pellets & stay away from the sound barrier.

    I believe the Ruger's are made in China, but they should be OK if Ruger has their name on them - have a look & see what you think?
    The R1 is also the Weihrauch HW80, & both still available, more expensive but at least you know you'd hit what you aimed at...
  3. terry1001

    terry1001 Major Poster

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    It seems as though much of the American advertising focusses on muzzle velocity but doesn't mention the pellet weight it is achieved with. As you won't have to stick within arbitrary low power limits you are luckier than most Europeans. My suggestion would be to go for one of the European made air rifles in 0.22 cal, probably one of the Weihrauch range which I think are sold under different names in USA. I don't know enough about their current range of spring rifles to be able to give useful and specific advice but I'm sure that one of the sprong experts on here will be able to help.
    Nearly forgot my manners - welcome to the forum!
  4. Chinnymonster81

    Chinnymonster81 Busy Member

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    Weihrauch are sold as Beeman I think you will find.
  5. ped

    ped Big Poster

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    are you thinking of a springer a pcp or a pumper
    if i were in the states i'd be looking at a .25 mrod i think you can get factory reworked ones around the $400 mark
    not sure if you could get one from the bass pro shop though
  6. droid

    droid Posting Addict

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    +1 on that one. M-Rod .25 all the way

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