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sonnysan
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2019-06-11 15:14:17  

Just discovered about 35 lbs. of CPs in .177 from 2008.  However, they were bought from a yellow forum member that put them in jugs.  What year or die # did CPs start to go downhill?


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ekmeister
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2019-06-11 16:46:07  
Posted by: sonnysan

Just discovered about 35 lbs. of CPs in .177 from 2008.  However, they were bought from a yellow forum member that put them in jugs.  What year or die # did CPs start to go downhill?

CPL or CPH?  In case it matters.

Safe and Happy Shooting!

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sonnysan
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2019-06-11 19:48:28  

CPH.  I haven't weighed them yet, but would be devastated if they are CPL's.


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ekmeister
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2019-06-11 21:00:15  
Posted by: sonnysan

CPH.  I haven't weighed them yet, but would be devastated if they are CPL's.

If your calipers are more handy than your scale, the CPH's I have here are about .265" long. The CPL is more like .235".

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pistolero
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2019-06-11 21:16:03  

"What year or die # did CPs start to go downhill?"

I can't pinpoint the exact year Crosman Permiers went south, but do recall it was very shortly after I wrote in my first book The Manic Compressive (copyright 1998), "In fact, Crosman Premiers are indeed the premier airgun ammo today. Crosman would do well to do well... meaning quality must remain high if you expect to stay on top!" Obviously it didn't; so true to my premonition, they didn't! 

The good news is Crosman reversed their slide toward utterly hilarious-quality airguns (when I wrote The Manic Compressive), to now (again) be producing excellent PCPs and Co2 guns reminiscent of the excellent Co2 and pumpers they produced in their "Golden Age" before their 'classic to plastic' slide beginning in the 1970s. Go figure!

"No brag; just fact."- Will Sonnett


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