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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 6:06 pm 
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I have thought about my current collection, and I think the HW95 in .22 is coming with me, light, powerful, accurate and built like a tank. It has open sights if the scope dies too. Also fun to shoot.. What about you??

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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 7:03 pm 
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It all depends on the crucial matter that you didn't stipulate: will there be zombies at this island?

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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 8:41 pm 
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Joolz wrote:
It all depends on the crucial matter that you didn't stipulate: will there be zombies at this island?

Ahh the unknown... :roll:

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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 10:27 pm 
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So you claim that there IS a chance there could be zombies there, waiting for fresh brains...
In that case it's a no brainer (no pan intended) - the mighty Daisy Powerline 901

At only 3.2lbs you can haul it without wasting precious energy, a key thing in a deserted island where food is scarce. It has a quiet pumping action and a very quiet shot - critical as to not attract the walking dead. It shoots .17 pellets and BBs with a large BB reservoir, at speeds up to 750fps, which I'd think would be enough to penetrate the brains through an eye socket or other openings - assuming you're a good shot, of course. It may not be a semi auto like the Crosman 1077 but it doesn't require CO2 either, and can be pumped pretty quickly, which is good idea if you have a swarm of them chasing you along the beach.
That's my choice for an apocalyptic survival scenario. One that may not be too far off, depending who you believe.

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 5:48 am 
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If I get rich before leaving to this island. I d bring a fx independence...hands down

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 5:42 pm 
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I'd bring a slingshot. Plenty of ammo available and can double as an arrow launcher. And, as joerg proved, its also good for zombies.

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 6:42 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 8:58 pm 
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Aside from the slingshot, as a backup , the FX sounds very good, but if I`m out on this island for a long time would you bet on the mechanicals of the FX lasting as long as the HW95. I think I would love to have the FX but when I have to put my security on the line I would take the 95.

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 9:03 pm 
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FRANK wrote:
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Good to see your answer Frank, worried about the mechanicals though..

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 9:41 pm 
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Joolz:
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... the mighty Daisy Powerline 901

Don't think you'll find one of those in Canada.

Other suggestions: Don't think you'll be wanting to bring a PCP.

edit: Whoop. Everhopeful just slipped in there. I didn't hear anything about allowing a pump and "extras" on the ride :P


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Hmm, am I allowed to dream in this scenario? I think my first choice would be a HW100 and two really good pumps (and some spare parts. and some tools. and a workshop). Hmm, I may have failed on the complexity side of the equation, but that's a gun I would rely on to hit the target and make it easy on me while doing so.

If I have to stick to things I actually own, then it would be a toss-up between the Benji trail - reliable, self-contained and durable in it's synthetic stock, and my 1377 based multi-shot repeater for it's ability to put lots of lead on target in a short time. And if it breaks down I can turn it around and use it as a club (the breech is a little industrial in design!).


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 10:59 pm 
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Edmonton<500 wrote:
Joolz:
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... the mighty Daisy Powerline 901

Don't think you'll find one of those in Canada.


Not sold here, correct, but a friend has one and it's a gun that's hard to put down. When you first grab a 901 it feels like a toy as it's so light. A few shots later you quickly realize this is some serious fun. Makes my Airmaster 77 look bad, of similar design and features (also similar to the Daisy 880). Would love to do a comparison review but will wait till I get a chrony.

The Daisy 901 may be no FX but costing 40x less and weighing less than a third (or less, depending on what scope the FX has) it is a gun I'd much rather haul around, especially if you're being chased by a pack of brain eaters. Also short and sturdy, possibly able to crack a rotting skull in a pinch.

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 11:17 pm 
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The fx was the first reflex. I still stick to my idea. But Joe Hickey got it right I think. There is some mighty sling shots these days.
What's up with the zombies. I thought it was a deserted island.
John The hw95 seems like a good safe bet. (Springer) but I never shot one. You'll have to let me try yours one Day.

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 11:22 am 
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alextermination wrote:
The fx was the first reflex. I still stick to my idea. But Joe Hickey got it right I think. There is some mighty sling shots these days.
What's up with the zombies. I thought it was a deserted island.
John The hw95 seems like a good safe bet. (Springer) but I never shot one. You'll have to let me try yours one Day.


It would be a pleasure..

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The Prosport for me, mine in particular!
Easily the most dependable, reliable and easy to maintain rifle I have ever used. Super accurate and since it doesn't appear that I've got a woman on the island at least I'll have a decent butt to look at. :D


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