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straitflite
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2019-04-26 09:11:40  

Ok, here’s the deal:

With so many folks owning a long list of airguns, I’m wondering which ones you would keep- if you could only keep 3 rifles and one pistol? Blasphemy you say? Let’s say the “big one” has dropped and you can only carry these because any more would be too much weight…or whatever scenario you can think of.

In terms of “useful tools” (hunting and/or target), or if you are mostly interested in “collecting”, then lists those for that reason please. I’m a springer guy with only three rifles and 1 pistol presently. I have owned many others at one time or another. I presently have an RWS 54 .177 with a 3-9x52 Tasco, circa '95 or ’96 that I bought new from Gander Mountain, an R7, HW50s (not much trigger time yet at all) and a P1. I don’t care too much for the 54 anymore…too heavy and blocky. I would probably change out the R7 and definitely the 54. I have a couple dream guns in mind but I cannot list those because I have not owned them.

If you have PCP (‘s) that you prefer, please list those.

Remember, only 3 rifles and 1 pistol. I only ask because I’m interested in a consensus of what you guys absolutely value the most. I’m thinking that there will be some than cannot answer this question and that’s ok LOL. I understand completely that this is a broad and subjective consensus. If you can answer the question, I’ll take those guns that you chose not to keep.

Bo

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marflow
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2019-08-15 13:46:41  

I'm with Frank in Fairfield

 

Mike


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Droidiphile
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2019-08-15 16:22:48  

Hey wait, "The Big One" is poorly defined.  Earthquake?  Nuke?  Zombie apocalypse?

Zombie apocalypse: ammo becomes a scarce commodity in time.  Mattock handles are much more valuable.

Nuke: even if you survive away from ground zero, the food/water are contaminated.

Earthquake: We used to practice water balloon jousting on mountain bikes.  I can shoot my pistols from a mountain bike. This is a scenario in which armaments make sense. 😀 

zombie apocalypse


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straitflite
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2019-08-15 18:15:09  
Posted by: @droidiphile

"The Big One" is poorly defined.  Earthquake?  Nuke?  Zombie apocalypse?

none of those-it's worse than that- DIVORCE!!!

Oh my god the humanity! 😜 You're right, I should have been more specific.

Bo


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DanWesson
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2019-08-16 04:54:05  

Crosman 101 (post WWII)

Sheridan Blue Streak (1963)

Feinwerkbau 124 Sport (1976 ARH)

Baikal IZH 46

 


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chardosmith
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2019-08-16 14:36:37  

Rifles would be a JW70MK2, TX200 with PW tune and Paul Bishop Stock, Third would be a R9 PW tune and Mike Abernethy stock

Pistol - IZH 46M.  Increadibly accurate and fun.

-Arnold-


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Regsmeeton
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2019-08-16 17:01:00  
Posted by: @chardosmith

Rifles would be a JW70MK2, TX200 with PW tune and Paul Bishop Stock, Third would be a R9 PW tune and Mike Abernethy stock

Pistol - IZH 46M.  Increadibly accurate and fun.

That’s quite a paring-down for you, Arnold! Does that mean I can get one of your other Whiscombes?

Education,n. That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.


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chardosmith
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2019-08-16 21:20:09  
Posted by: @regsmeeton
Posted by: @chardosmith

Rifles would be a JW70MK2, TX200 with PW tune and Paul Bishop Stock, Third would be a R9 PW tune and Mike Abernethy stock

Pistol - IZH 46M.  Increadibly accurate and fun.

That’s quite a paring-down for you, Arnold! Does that mean I can get one of your other Whiscombes?

Jack,  sure thing!  Just let me know when you want to pick it up.  Likely bringing one to Hickory this year... 

-Arnold-


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skohl
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2019-08-16 23:41:34  

1. FX Impact .25

2. Wildcat Compact .22

3. Brocock Bantam .177

No pistol


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daveshoot
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2019-08-20 21:49:24  

Most of the pistols recommended are really carbines with shoulder stocks. If you're really going to shoot it as a pistol, you better go heft some of these recommendations first (not counting the Morini).

I would ditch that P1 for a P3/HW-40 anyday, if I wanted a beauty of a self-contained true pistol with a sweet trigger and a tight group. Or if you feel lucky, the infinitely cheaper P17 clone (what the heck you gonna do with an air pistol in a post-Armageddon enviro, anyway?). FWB65 IS pretty awesome, unless you ever have to reassemble it.

I like the Walther LGV Master for a bench breakbarrel, but a little heavy for a day in the field. I do like the the RWS34 in the field, I have the older synthetic one, and I could pick 4-5 others in that league. Some are lighter or better looking, but this one hits on all cylinders.

To actually put food on the table the Kalibr Cricket might be an option in the PCP category.

Just some random thoughts.


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jkorny
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2019-08-20 22:25:08  

rifles

  • BSA Supersport mk2 .22
  • HW35E .177
  • Walther LGV .177

    pistol 
  • UK Webley Tempest .177

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intenseaty22
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2019-08-21 07:35:37  

HW30 .177 Urban Pro, this one will keep as long as it’s functional, will never get rid of it.

LGV Master Pro .177, a bit heavy, but damn it’s accurate. It’s a keeper. 

Kalibrgun Cricket Mini Carbine .22 with plenty of Hades pellets. As long as I can have air for it, this is my go to PCP. 

No pistol. 


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Beeman22
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2019-08-21 14:33:09  

I love how this thread got resurrected after months of sitting idle.

Intenseaty, I'm with you 100% with respect to the HW30 urban pro.  Mine now wears an obnoxious blue stock instead of the laminate, ( https://airgunwarriors.com/airgun-talk/hw30s-urban-pro-refinishing-the-blue-laser ) but it has been my number one go-to gun for months now. 

 

-Shareef


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airmojo
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2019-08-21 15:09:08  

Hard to choose, but rifles would be:

Hy-Score 810M recoiless

R1 with a JM .22 TK Piranha barrel and JM full-power kit

FWB-124 with a JM DIY Tyrolean Myrtle wood stock

Pistol: Beeman P1 .177 (but I carbined it by adding a shoulder stock and Bushnell Holosight)

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


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intenseaty22
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2019-08-21 22:35:16  
Posted by: @beeman22

I love how this thread got resurrected after months of sitting idle.

Intenseaty, I'm with you 100% with respect to the HW30 urban pro.  Mine now wears an obnoxious blue stock instead of the laminate, ( https://airgunwarriors.com/airgun-talk/hw30s-urban-pro-refinishing-the-blue-laser ) but it has been my number one go-to gun for months now. 

 

I actually genuinely like the Blue job on that gun. I would actually consider buying a second one just to have as a spare or parts or just a second one. 


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Noah_1325
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2019-08-22 01:24:20  

1) Slavia 634

2) Mac1 Steroid 392

3) Daisy/Avanti 853

4) Mountain Air Crosman 2540 - unbelievable.

5) Mountain Air Crosman 1750 with 20" barrel and 1399 stock - the most accurate shooter I've ever held. 


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 dcw
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2019-08-23 13:06:00  

HW90 in 22

RWS 54 in 22

Airforce Talon/condor in 22

no air pistol


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Gratewhitehuntr
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2019-08-23 15:44:33  

How can you live without a little BB blaster? Sacrilege!

This is my favorite gun to shoot, hands down. Could not do without.

Not powerful, accuracy is a challenge, but CHEAP and relatively safe, with a high rate of fire.

 

I was leaving the house, heard some strange chicken sounds and caught a stray pitbull with a chicken in it's mouth, on the way out.

Head shot (dropped the chicken) at 20 yards (side profile BIG DOG)

got the nads as he was chasing the chicken (somewhat luck)

"HEY!" he turned towards me and I sent one up his nose at 25ft (snort snort choff)

tried another nads shot why he was coughing frantically but got the inside thigh (great time for a flier, low and left curving)

he whipped around to bite what stung his thigh, next shot hit  1" left of the prison pocket (total panic now)

turned it around to club him when he went by me (only $24 why not) and broke the stock on his face (eye socket)

as he high tailed it out I (resisted another shot at the pocket) followed him down the street in my roaring mofo V10 (already running, I was leaving)

Told the owner I'd shoot him if he was in my yard again (didn't say with WHAT, or that I already had LOL)

SAM 6710

I have no other gun that I'd invite someone to shoot me with, AND put up against a monster pit.

Truly a magical mix, and cheap to shoot!

 

 

 

 

There you have it, the world according to John.


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Gratewhitehuntr
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2019-08-23 16:41:56  

Oh... EOTW... I think the free range poultry concept still stands.

It's only gonna be meat stomping around, you go ahead and check it out 😉

 

54 in .22 would be fine, 1st shot would have dropped him. Probably dress out around 60Lbs... get me some sticks and salt...

There you have it, the world according to John.


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Droidiphile
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2019-08-23 16:52:35  
Posted by: @gratewhitehuntr

How can you live without a little BB blaster? Sacrilege!

This is my favorite gun to shoot, hands down. Could not do without.

Not powerful, accuracy is a challenge, but CHEAP and relatively safe, with a high rate of fire.

 

Yeah, but what if that was a zombie pit bull?  I mean, we are talking a scorched earth scenario here! 😀 

zombie pitbull


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Gratewhitehuntr
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2019-08-23 16:55:40  

Fake news.

Zombie is totally safe to eat, just needs a little more cooking.

There you have it, the world according to John.


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Harvey
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2019-08-27 22:31:20  

R11 or HW77k

Sheridan Silver Streak

HW55

P1

and my laser range finder

 


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Noah_1325
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2019-08-28 01:42:14  
Posted by: @harvey

R11 or HW77k

Sheridan Silver Streak

HW55

P1

and my laser range finder

 

Hopefully someday I'll have a choice Beeman P1/HW45 in the arsenal. 


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EMrider
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2019-08-28 13:02:36  

hw97k in .177

Beeman R7 in .177

Taipan mutant short in .22

hw45 in .177

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Breeze
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2019-09-02 08:34:10  

Only NEED three. One for each discipline. Field target. Hunting. Plinking.

AA 500 FT, Daystate Regal .22 30fpe, Winchester 425 .22, should cover all the bases quite well. 

 The pistol? An Armscor Squire Bingham, bulk fed co2 in .22. 'Cuz it has my name on it.


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Harvey
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2019-09-14 14:34:39  
Posted by: @noah_1325
Posted by: @harvey

R11 or HW77k

Sheridan Silver Streak

HW55

P1

and my laser range finder

  

Hopefully someday I'll have a choice Beeman P1/HW45 in the arsenal. 

I've kill't some rabbits with that one over the years.  Really like it.  And as much as I liked my BSA 240 Magnum the P1 is actually huntable for squirrels for me.  (I get a lot of very close range shots here)


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ThelVadam
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2019-09-14 22:24:02  

1.Diana 34 Pro compact .177

2.1981 Benjamin 342-Billet and Steroid modified.

3.Diana 52 in .25-w/JM ZRT kit and brass top hat

Pistol

Zoraki HP-01 Ultra in .177

If lunch is there, these will gather it.


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