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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:39 pm 
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I'm thinking about getting a rifle just for target practice, no need for high velocity unless it just comes that way. I'd also prefer a springer, don't really want to get compressed air tanks. Years ago I read that the Air Arms was the way to, accuracy and good for practicing position shooting i.e.: prone, sitting, kneeling, standing. The problem is, I don't want to invest more than about $400-$500 max. I saw a really nice Diana 100 but it's about $1000. I'd like it but.......Also I'd just be using peep/target sights, a scope isn't really needed. So, with all that said (sorry for the longish writing) does anyone have any recommendations? If so, thank you very much for your time and help. BB


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:53 pm 
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big boar wrote:
I'm thinking about getting a rifle just for target practice, no need for high velocity unless it just comes that way. I'd also prefer a springer, don't really want to get compressed air tanks. Years ago I read that the Air Arms was the way to, accuracy and good for practicing position shooting i.e.: prone, sitting, kneeling, standing. The problem is, I don't want to invest more than about $400-$500 max. I saw a really nice Diana 100 but it's about $1000. I'd like it but.......Also I'd just be using peep/target sights, a scope isn't really needed. So, with all that said (sorry for the longish writing) does anyone have any recommendations? If so, thank you very much for your time and help. BB


Spend a little extra, and you can get this guy:

http://www.specialtyshootingsportsoutdo ... tuned.html

It's legendary for accuracy. Available in low or high velocity, and in .177 and .22. All for $565, and they come with iron sights. Some other Dianas are decent, and cheap. I've got a Diana 24, and it's not too bad.

There's also this Daisy in the mid range, which is a solid target shooter:

http://scopesandammo.com/storefront/pro ... ifle-p-945

If you want to go super budget, but still get good accuracy, check out the Baikal MP-60:

http://baikal.myshopify.com/collections ... /of-izh-60

People have bought off this online store successfully on the forums.

Also, please check out the search feature, and put in key words like "looking for springer", and you'll find a ton of information. Many people have asked the exact same question, and received great responses.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:03 pm 
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Get the Daisy 853. It is a great starter of a target rifle.
You'll need to spend $2000+ for an Anschutz or Steyr!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:59 pm 
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I also vote for the 853, comes with peep sights. If you wish you can upgrade the sights although you may not need to. Rugged, easy to work on and maintain, trigger a bit heavy but very accurate at 10 M.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:35 pm 
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Get a decent used FWB 300. Should be right in your price range if you are not expecting one in great cosmetic condition. OK condition outside and usually they are excellent inside is what you are after. If you can get it cheaper because it needs a tune, even better. Len tunes them to perfection.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:22 pm 
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Love the daisy- bought one just a few weeks ago. No compressed air or co2 to buy, crazy accurate, in your price range....

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:37 pm 
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Thanks for all your help. I'll look into them and try to make a decision on what my needs are. BB


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:32 am 
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Hi!
You can visit website choose the best hunting air rifle for the money
http://mybestairrifle.com/top-5-best-crosman-air-rifle-reviews/


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:52 pm 
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WTF. Is this some automatic advertising bot? Those are certainly not the "best hunting air rifles".

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I saw "Best gun for hunting" and then I saw the word "Crosman" in the link.....didn't click it
Ill vote for the 853, heard nothing but great stories about it, Ill grab one too next time they are on sale!!

Heres one for sale on our site

topic65046.html

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I'll put my vote in for the Crosman Phantom.
It's a .22 cal breach barrel non-PAL airgun that's quite affordable and available.
It doesn't come with a scope but I find the iron sights just fine to use.
It's my "go to gun" when I want to do some plinking.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:42 pm 
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@ ... and then I saw the word "Crosman" lol
Yup & they've duped people again with the NP2 or II or whatever ... hahah they will never get my $$ again for a gun. The pellets are aaight tho.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:34 pm 
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big boar wrote:
I'm thinking about getting a rifle just for target practice, no need for high velocity unless it just comes that way. I'd also prefer a springer, don't really want to get compressed air tanks. Years ago I read that the Air Arms was the way to, accuracy and good for practicing position shooting i.e.: prone, sitting, kneeling, standing. The problem is, I don't want to invest more than about $400-$500 max. I saw a really nice Diana 100 but it's about $1000. I'd like it but.......Also I'd just be using peep/target sights, a scope isn't really needed. So, with all that said (sorry for the longish writing) does anyone have any recommendations? If so, thank you very much for your time and help. BB


short answer is no
can not get new target rifle for $500
best bet look for used one in this price range and save on depreciation

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