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JCarl
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2018-06-07 15:20:33  

​ OK. I am posting one of those “what would you do?” threads. I have been away from the hobby for a bit and thinking of getting something a little different for plinking. Cruised the classifieds and don’t see much there.

 

I am thinking of trying the look a-like replicas. Something like the Sig Sauer MCX in .177 or the new Hellboy BB M4 replica.

 

Thoughts from those who have these would be appreciated. I do have a nitrogen setup and would eventually like to convert the new plinker to HPA if able…..

 

Thank you in advance!

 

~GOD BLESS~

john

 

~GOD BLESS~

John


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airgunfans
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2018-06-07 21:33:03  

My experience with replica guns is not good. The accuracy is unacceptably poor unless you change the barrel. 


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marflow
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2018-06-07 23:39:56  

well the wanting to go to HPA just about kills the whole deal, most replicas are all grip co2 guns and HPA isn't going work but if you what a nice replica look at the S&W 586-686 in 6 inch barrel

you can find them at good price used, there darn well made but the trigger is what it is but all of the guns are the same

if it looks like a auto of some sort it's just a wheel gun in reality, so get the wheel gun, they all work pretty much the same, the trigger has a lot of work to do

cocking the hammer, advancing the mag,  dropping the hammer----the guts are busy with lot of parts and to improve the triggers is not an easy fix, I have looked in on some and put the cover back on, maybe a little lube

I'm talking only pellet guns, no BB guns at my house

Mike


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classicalgas
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2018-06-08 00:14:46  

There are a very few replica pistols that are blowback and shoot pellets, not "wheelguns" as such. The Desert eagle is one.

 

So far as fun plinking replicas, I like the broomhandle Mauser and the S&W Schoefield . Most of the swing out cylinder revolvers have a flimsy cast pot metal crane, the top break guns (Schoefield and Webly) avoid that.


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Bigbore
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2018-06-08 00:57:27  
Posted by: marflow

well the wanting to go to HPA just about kills the whole deal, most replicas are all grip co2 guns and HPA isn't going work but if you what a nice replica look at the S&W 586-686 in 6 inch barrel

I'm talking only pellet guns, no BB guns at my house

 I'll second this including selecting pellet over BB.


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Pistoleer
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2018-06-08 20:42:40  

I have two replicas I'm in love with- first the Walther lever action Winchester looking thingie. Admittingly a bit dear, even used, but oh my, what a shooter! Then my Winchester branded,  M-14 replica pellet rifle. During vole season last fall, it was like being a kid again, defending the beachhead from those lousy bums. 8 pellets on a stick, with another 8 right on the other end. Great peep sight, dual co2's for long lasting trigger time.

My dream replica will be on the market shortly, Springfield's own M-14 wood stocked pellet firing  replica. I shoot a national match and to have a similar weight and size pellet version is like getting a Prius after driving Ford Raptor 30k miles a year. 

It's a great time to be a airgunner! 


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marflow
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2018-06-09 00:28:11  

I bought one of those Desert Eagles and I has the a trigger is the worst I have ever seen---the take up is miles

I tried to set the trigger back with a stop I mounted on the trigger guard  and it only helped a little, you can push it farther back but then the gun doesn't function and they go through co2 faster then you can shoot

I got it cheap but I would never and I mean never tell someone to buy one at full price

is it clever, oh maybe, is the co2 usage  a drew back, well sort of but it is the trigger just garbage

Mike


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classicalgas
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2018-06-09 20:38:23  

You can go HPA on a grip cylinder pistol, using a coil microline remote (paintball setup) Some have a sealed reservoir, most would need a fake co2 cartridge to plumb  it in, and that might require permanent mods to the gun. Old crosman MKI's are often set up for HPA, I did a crosman 357 revolver once that way. You have to keep the reg pressure low, most pistol valves wont work right much over 900 psi. Probably not worth the effort for a plinker replica.

Very few replica guns have anything close to a good trigger...you  mostly get bad or terrible. Once again, the Schoefield is among the best, at least partly because it's single action.I understand there's a pellet firing version, if you insist on that , but I haven't seen one in person. The BB version, shooting bb's it likes, is pop can capable out to 20 yards, maybe 30 if you don't expect 100% hits. That's  accurate enough for a plinker, in my book.

 


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