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JiminPGH
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2019-06-18 18:35:50  

I know this forum has taken a bent towards high power PCPs, but I'm betting some of you guys still own and shoot BB guns.  It's OK.  Tell us what you have.

Mine are: Red Ryder (of course,) Daisy 25, Daisy 74, Mendoza RM650, Hahn Super repeater, Crosman 454, Crosman Z77.

There's nothing embarrassing about owning, shooting and enjoying BB guns!  Come out of the BB gun closet!


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ribbonstone
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2019-06-18 20:56:02  

Just three:

Old Benjamin 340 (which is really made as  a lead ball shooter)

Avanti 499...not many folks have any use for a super low speed muzzle loader.  Actually kind of impressively accurate at short-short ra

Umarex Steel Force...know it is "forbidden" to shoot live things with BB guns, but when I have the urge to rid my outbuildings (from the short range inside the outbuilding), it works great on running mice.

So maybe a picture of a combination that is petty much "stupid" by most estimates….at least those that haven't tried it....but I had the "stuff so set it all up and sighted it in a indoors range,dark night, short-short range...and had a much higher success ratio between mice-sighted an mice killed.

 


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marflow
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2019-06-18 22:19:49  

none for me and no PCP either, I did own a BB gun but I was 7 or 8 and that was over 60 years ago, a Daisy

Mike


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Skillet
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2019-06-18 23:08:47  

Daisy’s:

Mod 95 “Woodstock”

Red Riders (x2)

1200 pistol

Peacemaker pistol

Targeteer pistol

Crosman’s:

760, M-1, AIR 17, 454 pistol

That’s abt all


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Airgun-Channel
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Joined: 1 year ago
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2019-06-19 07:14:35  

I got some :

Drozd with a Sergey Board (2000+ rounds per minute) - Crosman SBR - Umarex Steel Storm - Beretta SX3 (full auto shotgun) - Umarex MP40 - Red Ryder - Air Venturi Hell Boy (M4) - Hatsan Riptor - Daisy 415 Powerline Pistol - Walther PPK 

Find me anytime at http://www.Air-Gun-Channel.com


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BurghDude
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2019-06-19 12:39:08  

Geeze.. too many to list here.  Just the manufacturer list cracks me up as I type it:  Ampell, ASG, Boone, Crosman, Daisy, Gamo, Hahn and Umarex.  They are enjoyable in their own ways, but probably my favorites are the Crosman 73, Daisy 200, and the Hahn Super and 45.  

 


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airmojo
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2019-06-19 14:58:35  

I never had a BB gun when I was a kid... mainly did archery with my family back then.

But last year , I decided I wanted something easy to shoot with a lot of available shots while up at my garage barbecuing or working... so I bought a Daisy Red Ryder at Walmart... had a ball shooting it, and discovered the Chief AJ adult wood stock and steel loop lever add-ons... made it even better.

Soon after I bought a Crosman Marlin Classic to try out... too much plastic... the "metal" lever ended up cracking on me, but Crosman sent me a new one free... bought it mainly in case someone else wanted to join in the BB shooting session.

Then added a Daisy Model 25 to tryout... like the wood on it... but I think I like the modified Red Ryder better... holds more BB's, and seems just as accurate once you know where the BB's go.

Also have a Crosman 3500 barrel slide-action which is fun too.

I think all airgunners should have at least the Daisy Red Ryder with the Chief AJ add-ons for a BB gun !

Ken H in OH -- Life is One Hole After Another...


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JiminPGH
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2019-06-19 16:11:51  

Crosman 454!  A story I like to tell:  I once shot a dragonfly out of the air with my 454.  That part is true.  But then I tell how it took me a whole afternoon sitting by the pond, and at least 6 CO2 carts before I finally hit one.  An excellent day of plinking at really challenging targets.

454s are neat little guns.


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daveshoot
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2019-06-19 20:15:04  

I have a few, including a Drozd (never shoot anymore, and as I recall it was always out of either BBs or gas, but still cool).

One that stood out was the Daisy 990. Gas or multipump, pellet or BB, it was a quadruple threat and decently accurate. And cheap to buy and shoot. 

A liability suit (the unloaded gun kills again, darned magnetic tip loader) did this model in, but I thought it was a pretty good buy, and still do.


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MDriskill
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2019-06-23 14:29:52  

There have been others over the years, but exactly one at the moment: the 1947 Daisy model 25 that my grandmother owned! Real wood stock, real blued metal.

She bought it to chase squirrels off the bird feeder, at which task it was excellent. My brother and I happily pinched the bejeezus out of our little fingers with it many a time as we were growing up - always a treat to bang away with it when we visited.

She still shoots like a champ, by the way, 300 fps+ if you keep her juiced with bit of 30-weight oil.


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JiminPGH
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2019-06-23 15:01:12  

Mike,

I too have a Daisy 25, but alas mine is one of the revival models, fairly new (if you consider 10y as new.  Time dilation.)  It has a wood stock, but painted steel works. Still, it is probably the hardest hitting spring BB gun I own. Never put it on the clock, but it dances cans in the yard a good bit feistier than the rest of the Daises. I do understand about the finger pinch. Have to caution the little nieces and nephews before handing over the 25. GREAT platform!

But my favorite in the round-ball smooth-bore arena has to be the Hahn CO2 Super Repeater. It's kinda ugly, with a slab sided 1X wood stock, and very crude open sights. But the lever action is just so much fun, and shooting .177 lead round balls, it is surprisingly accurate. And did I mention FUN?!


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MDriskill
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2019-06-23 18:28:12  

I think the BEST BB gun I ever owned, if probably stretching the definition a bit, was a Haenel 310 - nifty bolt-action, clip-fed, lead-ball shooting descendant of WW2 Nazi trainers. Shot hard and accurate, good sights and trigger, and like most East German airguns built like the proverbial tank.


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airmojo
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2019-06-23 18:50:26  
Posted by: MDriskill

I think the BEST BB gun I ever owned, if probably stretching the definition a bit, was a Haenel 310 - nifty bolt-action, clip-fed, lead-ball shooting descendant of WW2 Nazi trainers. Shot hard and accurate, good sights and trigger, and like most East German airguns built like the proverbial tank.

Mike... do you still own it (the Haenel 310) ?

Would love to see some photos if you have any !

 

Ken H in OH -- Life is One Hole After Another...


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 Cvan
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2019-06-23 21:10:51  

Daisy 499B. Highly modified with a 1938B spring. Extended shroud containing lengthened 499 barrel. Barrel was lengthened by combining two barrels end to end. Shooting as high as 470 fps. with lengthened barrel and around 420 fps. with original barrel (shot tube). 

499 long barrel

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MDriskill
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2019-06-24 04:43:38  
Posted by: airmojo
Posted by: MDriskill

I think the BEST BB gun I ever owned, if probably stretching the definition a bit, was a Haenel 310 - nifty bolt-action, clip-fed, lead-ball shooting descendant of WW2 Nazi trainers. Shot hard and accurate, good sights and trigger, and like most East German airguns built like the proverbial tank.

Mike... do you still own it (the Haenel 310) ?

Would love to see some photos if you have any !

 

I no longer have it, but you can google up pics of them easily enough. The Haenel models 49 and 310, and Anschutz 275, are direct descendants of the Schmeisser-designed Haenel 33 of wartime days. Cool-looking and very solid fun rifles.


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PlinkerJim
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2019-06-24 14:14:05  

Since you asked, this is my little family of BB guns.  The one at the top of the photo is a Daisy of unknown make for which I made a simple stock.  It has a long pull, a generous pistol grip, and a large drop and so is quite comfortable for me  (a senior plinker) to aim and shoot.  The cocking lever was made to suit from 1/2” x 1/8” CRS cut to a taper and bent to shape.  It is very easy to cock.

 

Next is the 499 which is a real joy to shoot - hits where you aim (and can hold!) every time.  A small magnet on the side of the receiver holds a couple dozen BBs ready for speedy reloading; just pick one off and drop it down the muzzle.

 

Next is a homemade front pumper pistol.  It is shown here with a very lightweight shoulder brace to steady my shaky aiming.  Most of the construction is of brass.  The barrel tube was annealed and drawn down in diameter through a makeshift die to suit typical BBs.  With 3 pumps the gun shoots stronger than a Red Rider and is quite accurate.  At 4 pumps it puts BBs clean through tin bottle caps.  

 

Finally are the two Daisy 177 Target Specials.  The nicer looking one is stock and in very good condition.  The other features a stronger spring and a drilled out air tube.  Both are enjoyable indoor shooters.

My BB Guns


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 Napi
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2019-06-24 17:10:32  

Hi, I'm new here, this is a first post for me. I've had an air gun in my hands since the age of 12 or so... collecting SS now. The first one was the Daisy model 99, it evolved into the 499. What a great gun it was. I use to hit plastic poker chips, on edge at 20 feet. the biggest mistake I ever made was passing it on to a relative... wish I still had it.

 


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MoleEye
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2019-06-24 18:51:43  

It's always been Daisy model 25's for me. I wore two of them out as a kid.

About a year ago I went on a model 25 nostalgia frenzy, bought  25's from early Plymouth made , then 1960's era,  and a number of the 1986 Centennial models because the looks are unbeatable.

I finally settled on the last mod 25's made in the late 70's with the plastic monte carlo stocks as the best shooting in my one year experimentation and sold off most of the others.

Oh, about 8 years ago I bought a minty Healthways Plainsman BB pistol from the early 60's that remarkably still held gas and shot great, it still does as far as I know, I just haven't gotten around to finding any 8 gram CO2 carts for it. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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m0sfet
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2019-06-30 22:05:15  

Remington Airmaster 77. It shoots pellet pretty darn well, too.


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mike_nashville
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Joined: 4 months ago
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2019-07-01 20:07:54  

I was sure I did not have a BB gun but when I cleaned out one of my closets from the spare bedroom I found a BB rifle.  It is a Crosman 766 and I guess I obtained it at least 30 years ago.  It will fire BB's and .177 cal pellets.  Very nice looking rifle and still has a good appearance for a 37-38 year old "BB Gun"


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Frank in Fairfield
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Joined: 12 months ago
Posts: 149
2019-07-03 15:30:00  

Just two

Variant 7 Daisy Model 25

Red Ryder

Stay safe and free..


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JiminPGH
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2019-07-06 14:14:34  

This is how Daisy SHOULD have sold the Model 74.

Daisy 74

Just some paint, better sights, and a slightly over-bored valve stem.  I think I paid around $18 for this on Amazon when they first came out.  Semi-auto CO2 repeater.  Much fun, and amazing gas mileage.


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