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 Post subject: ....And a Big Hello
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:24 pm 
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Have been pellet/BB gun enthusiast since I was 13 and received my first bb gun. I've had several over the following 40+/-, Including a BEAUTIFUL Weihrauch that ended up in the bottom of a class 4 rapid, OUCH!!!
I now have a Cometa handgun and a 1997 Benjamin 397PA.
My Benji needs a rivet replaced on the forearm link lever assembly. It still pumps but the motion to pump is sloppy and its on its last legs. I've brought this to a gunsmith who charge me $30 and handed my rifle back to me in exactly the same position it was in when I dropped it off.
So, I've decided to sell this, or not, depending on whether anybody has any use in fixing it themselves, and upgrading to a new rifle. Hence my discovery, and registration to this WONDERFUL airgun blog spot.

Ideas?


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 Post subject: Re: ....And a Big Hello
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:39 pm 
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Hello, welcome.

I can't be of much help with your rifle unfortunately, but if he didn't do any work on it, I would've refused to pay him.


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 Post subject: Re: ....And a Big Hello
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:52 pm 
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Yes you are exactly right.

I chose to make peace, bite my tongue and leave his place of business, never to return.
He told me it would be 3 days, then pushed me till the next week because the part didn't work, then the next week to order another part, then another week.
Literally was over 3 weeks if memory serves me, and then I finally drive 30 minutes to go pick it up....AND ALL HE DID WAS PUT BACK THE SAME BROKEN RIVET THAT I HAD TAKEN OUT THE DAY BEFORE I DROPPED IT OFF.

I was so angry, I thought the best thing to do was to bite my tongue and leave.

I have approx. $400 budget to buy another rifle. I like the idea of .22 or larger with not less than 800-900 fps and must be accurate. I'll never kill anything, unless its eating things in my garage, but I like the idea of having something to hunt with just the same.

What rifle would you lean towards given these parameters.


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 Post subject: Re: ....And a Big Hello
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:58 pm 
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I don't have a specific rifle in mind, but if you need very good accuracy and a high velocity .22 and higher, a PCP seems to fit your needs.

A spring powered rifle is accurate, but you have to learn artillery hold.

The downside with a PCP is you'll need a tank or a hand pump, and with a hand pump it will take around 200 or more pumps to fill the reservoir, the tank will obviously cost you money each fill.


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 Post subject: Re: ....And a Big Hello
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:36 pm 
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Thanks for the ideas. However, I'm disabled and pumping is out of the question.
I think I'm looking at a springer and I'll get better at the artillery hold.


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 Post subject: Re: ....And a Big Hello
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:54 pm 
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Understandable.

Some of the other guys will probably be by with specific recommendations of springers.


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 Post subject: Re: ....And a Big Hello
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:25 pm 
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Welcome to the forum, shotinthedark.
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P.S. Rather than continue your discussions regarding a new air gun here, start a new post in the General Airgun Chat section, so people will see your request.


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 Post subject: Re: ....And a Big Hello
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:45 am 
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Hi shotinthedark. Welcome.
With 400 saved, I would wait another couple months, add another one to 2 hundred and get a decent HW Springer.

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