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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOky View Post
    Because guns are like bikes, n+1 and all that. I simply just want one.
    Eh, use what you have. More airguns = more maintenance.

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    I have only 9 bikes, and it is hard to keep them all serviced and running at the same time. Guns are easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOky View Post
    I have only 9 bikes, and it is hard to keep them all serviced and running at the same time. Guns are easier.
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    [QUOTE=atpjunkie;5162105]
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    My clients much prefer these uber accurate German match air rifles which are shootable art that are appreciating in value.

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    Half a lifetime ago I had an Anschutz Biathlon .22lr rifle and a custom biathlon air gun based on a Diana RWS side cocking rifle. I was about the 5th owner of the air gun, but that thing was super accurate on the 10 and 15 meter ranges they used. It was surprising how hard it was to cock that RWS after you've skied 15 km, and it had a very slow response on the trigger, something you probably won't notice in normal shooting but something you really notice when you're trying to get your heartrate down. The Anschutz was much easier to shoot during a race due to its fast response time.

    Both of these were super specialized, expensive guns - the harness I used with them cost more then my Gamo - but they held their value as they were both hard to find. I sold air gun for the same amount I paid for it after using it for a couple of seasons, and I sold the Anschutz for $2200, or about $300 less than a new one cost at the time, and about $500 more than I bought it. I always told myself I'd get another RWS air rifle but I shoot so little now I can't justify it. The Gamo does fine, but it isn't even the same neighborhood as the RWS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOky View Post
    I have only 9 bikes, and it is hard to keep them all serviced and running at the same time. Guns are easier.
    Yes, until they leak. You go to use it and "hissssssssss." The 10/22 will be ready every time.

    I'm not a big fan of break barrels either, at least the one I had for a short time period.

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    As a teenager, I was really into match air rifle shooting. My dad purchased a Fienwerkbau Junior for me which was a smaller version on their 300 series. Even back in the early 1980s, it cost over a grand.

    The quality of workmanship was excellent and lack of recoil unreal. The groupings as a result of its accuracy was very rewarding.

    I ended up selling the rifle when the only indoor range on O'ahu closed down. I wish I held on to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOky View Post
    I'm looking to buy the Gamo 10 shot .22 air rifle. The 10 shot clip seems kind of gimmicky, but my Ruger 10-22 has a rotary clip and it's fine. My main use will be plinking in the back yard and pest control. We live out of town so I am good to shoot firearms on the property. I just want a quieter (hence a .22) rifle that doesn't freak the dogs out as much and something the wife can play with as she likes plinking also.

    https://www.amazon.com/Gamo-Swarm-Ma....22&th=1&psc=1
    Not an air rifle guy, but have you tried sub-sonic .22lr? They are quite a bit less noisy than a regular .22lr. And they'll feed in your 10/22. I've nailed a couple of raccoons on my roof with Remington sub sonic .22lr. Does the job and doesn't rile the next door neighbors
    if you're interested https://www.americanhunter.org/artic...g-rifle-loads/

    [edit] missed your post about "n+1". Can't argue with that.
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    Yeah, I remember how much the Germans were into the air rifle marksmanship. Seems they had a schutzenplatz in every town. And the quality. I ended up with a Voere 270 and Sauer 300 Win mag that are almost too nice to shoot.
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    22 shorts won't cycle in a semi auto. They are very quiet. And they will dispatch a coon effectively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STSSMFT View Post
    Not an air rifle guy, but have you tried sub-sonic .22lr? They are quite a bit less noisy than a regular .22lr. And they'll feed in your 10/22. I've nailed a couple of raccoons on my roof with Remington sub sonic .22lr. Does the job and doesn't rile the next door neighbors
    if you're interested https://www.americanhunter.org/artic...g-rifle-loads/

    [edit] missed your post about "n+1". Can't argue with that.

    Yea pretty much n+1, I have a few other guns, but they aren't that much fun to shoot frankly. I ordered the Gamo, it will be a bit before I can play with it, but I look forward to it. I really like heavy artillery, but I also enjoy light plinking, and even throwing ball bearings around with a wrist rocket for fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmf View Post
    22 shorts won't cycle in a semi auto. They are very quiet. And they will dispatch a coon effectively.
    The sub-sonic stuff is .22lr not short. I've shot the subsonic from a 10/22 they are pretty quiet. From my Marlin 39A they are REALLY quiet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOky View Post
    Yea pretty much n+1, I have a few other guns, but they aren't that much fun to shoot frankly. I ordered the Gamo, it will be a bit before I can play with it, but I look forward to it. I really like heavy artillery, but I also enjoy light plinking, and even throwing ball bearings around with a wrist rocket for fun.
    n+1, It's not he who dies with the most toys wins ,it's he who lives with the most toys wins. I was thinking about an air rifle too. Almost got one, but decided against it for no particular reason.
    I enjoy the heavy artillery too. .45 instead of 9mm, .357 Mag instead of .38 Special. My .50 Hawken is much more fun than my .270 or .30-06.
    Most times I'm just as happy if not more taking the 39A out for a day in the woods.
    For real fun get yourself a .44 Colt 1861, black powder revolver. After all n+1. ;)

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    Last of the hand build "shootable" art coming out of Germany before the CNC manufacturing process took hold. Light matches at 30 meters.

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    I used to shoot one of these(Anschutz on bottom), and one of have held one of these -
    Tubb 2000 is a wicked rifle. Shoots 22-250 Remington, 6.5-284 Norma, 7mm-08 Rem, .308 and 6mm BR Remington through interchangable barrels. Rifle was/is the King of Camp Perry. No Scope, Iron Sight only
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    TroutMD, what kind of air rifle is the other you posted pictures of? I'm assuming it's the same rifle in both pictures.
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    I still have a my 1970's Sheridan Blue Streak (.20 cal) pumper. With open sights it was very accurate to 10 to 15 yards. I put a cheap-o 9x Powerline scope and it improved the accuracy to about 25 to 30 yards but the scope got in the way of the pumping action. Alas, the seals went bad after 30 years of use. Haven't got around to having her repaired.

    I know you don't prefer break barrels but I do like the gas ram break barrels offered by Benjamin. I currently have a Benjamin Trail NP XL 1100 in .22. It's accurate, very quiet but heavy (9+ lbs). The newer line of Benjamin NP2 gas rams are suppose to be even quieter.

    For kicks I put on a bi-pod on my Benjamin. Besides adding more weight the accuracy was cr@p.
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