GUN Don't Laugh v.BB gun

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  1. labotomi

    labotomi I don't feel like saying anything cute.

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    I'm wanting to purchase a bb gun like I grew up with many years ago. The type where you pumped up the pressure to where you wanted it and then proceeded to take out the small game of choice.

    Anyone here into bb guns that could give me some advice on what to expect as far as good models to begin looking at. I don't want to pay some ridiculous price, but I'm not opposed to paying reasonable amount for good quality and accuracy.

    Any help would be appreciated
     
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    no7fish New Member

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    I think the best names are Benjamin and Beeman. There are others of course but those are the one with really good quality so far as I can tell. I haven't handled many BB guns in years but my dad still has a Bejamin pump that was given to him as a kid and it was probably 15 yrs old then.

    Are you looking for a BB gun specifically or a pellet gun?
     
  3. labotomi

    labotomi I don't feel like saying anything cute.

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    BBs mostly, but with the option of pellets
     
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    twistid Banged By Super Models Moderator

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    this is my favorite, there are a lot of memories from my childhood plinking around with one...

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    I had a bad ass one... wooden stock and felt like a real gun. One pump and that motherfucker was good to go.
     
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    eric5678 striving for mediocrity OT Supporter

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    When I was little, all of the cool kids had Benjamin rifles.

    We used to go squirrel hunting with those mofos.

    Now, you can get one of these from Gamo...

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    I had the pump BB/pellet rifles that you speak of,though they were fun and bring back memories, you will probably like the Gamo one better. There were some feral/stray cats around my dad's house and I dispatched them pretty easy with the Gamo. the pump BB gun wouldn't have done much I think. Sometimes I take it out just to shoot cans in the back yard and it's nice to have the power.
     
  8. labotomi

    labotomi I don't feel like saying anything cute.

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    Did some research. Gonna pick up a basic Gamo model tomorrow morning.

    Thanks everyone for the input
     
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    GlassUser send an email not a pm OT Supporter

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    I had a daisy Powerline 880. They still sell them at academy.
     
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    Never owned a pump myself, I got the cheap Chinese break-barrel junk. When those broke (about the only thing they were good at doing) I whipped out the slingshot.
     
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    ERock My Face Is Kittah OT Supporter

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    :rofl: I had one of those and also the 66 Powermaster
     
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    Beeman? Gamo? I expected more out of you guys.

    Depending on price range look, at the RWS stuff. Price conscious, the Diana series stuff is where its at.

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    I'm another one in the Crosman 760 crew. Had one for years... great gun. Well, it was a great gun when I was 12 ;)
     
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    IMO, if you're planning on shooting small game get a real pellet rifle that's just 1 pump, load 1 pellet at a time. If it's just for fun and shooting cans and whatnot, get a simple spring one like the Red Ryder. The ones that you keep pumping up get real shitty after a while from the constant pumping.
     
  19. labotomi

    labotomi I don't feel like saying anything cute.

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    Purchased a Gamo today. Shitty scope, gave up after about 20 rounds. Slept for awhile then purchased a cheap 3-9x40 scope and spent some time sighting it in. it's good to about 50ft, but then it got too dark. I'll play with it some more tomorrow after I see the Dr to get some pain pills for my throat.

    Thanks again. If I end up liking this one I may upgrade to one of the better models.

    Then the 1911
     
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    I still have my crossman classic
     
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    Had the same one :bowdown:
     

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