Canadian Airgun Forum

The #1 Community for Airguns in Canada!
It is currently Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:52 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours


The Canadian Airgun Forums are a place for people to discuss and learn about airguns and the airgunning sport in Canada. There are lots of discussions about airguns, airgun accessories, reviews, modification and repair information, airgun events, field target and free classifieds!

 

You need to register before you can post: click the register link to proceed. Before you register, please read the forum rules. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own pictures, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free! To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.






Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:20 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:33 pm
Posts: 10
Location: New Brunswick
So I've been looking for a cheaper sub500fps rifle for a while now. A member here, Dukemeister, recommended the break barrel they sell at Princess Auto. Apparently it is the Crosman CO5M77X Optimus rifle.

Stopped by my local PA store a while ago but they didn't have any in stock. It was on sale then for $110 if I remember correctly, regular $129.99. Fella there brought it up on the computer and said that it's being discontinued at their stores but there's a few in stock in Ontario and a few at locations in western Canada. I contemplated ordering one online but figured the shipping cost would offset any savings.

I see that it's on sale again for $91.03. So now I'm waiting for mine to arrive:) All said and done with taxes and delivery total cost was $122.22

Not a bad deal if it is indeed a new Crosman Optimus and not a refurbished model. But for 90 bucks I figured it was worth the chance considering the Optimus at Cabelas retails for $199.99.

First time I've ordered something online from Princess Auto so I'm not sure how long it will take or what kinda shape it will be in when it gets here. Anyone have experience with online orders from Princess? Hoping for the best;)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:35 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:54 pm
Posts: 26
Location: Kelowna, BC
I've ordered numerous things and they all arrive within a couple of days. No worries there. Let me know about the gun. I've been looking at "pulling the trigger" on one at that price but still haven't.

Sent from my SM-N960W using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:35 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:17 pm
Posts: 1711
Location: Kingston
I have bought a few things from them online - from tile saws to capacitors - and they have always been packed well and shipped quickly, by courier.
The rifle will be a good one whether refurbished or not, in fact, if refurbished it will be better than new in box because someone will have cleaned it! LOL.

_________________

Duke ))))----//----------==


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:11 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:52 am
Posts: 2335
Location: Caronport, Saskatchewan
That's a great price shipped! =)

Sent from my EML-L09 using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:31 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:10 pm
Posts: 250
Location: Winnipeg MB
PA also has very liberal return policy, so low risk to buy online.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:38 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:23 am
Posts: 2432
Location: Somewheres near the Atlantic
BB1Shooter wrote:
PA also has very liberal return policy, so low risk to buy online.


They will give you your money back. Less shipping.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:30 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:54 pm
Posts: 26
Location: Kelowna, BC
So, did you get it delivered yet? How is it?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:34 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:37 pm
Posts: 25
Location: Guelph, Ontario
I bought one at 110 bucks, so far so good. It is shooting not as accurately as my old one purchased for 159 bucks from Canadian Tire last year, but I believe it will improve over time. The deal is too good to miss.

通过我的 ALP-AL00 上的 Tapatalk发言


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:55 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:33 pm
Posts: 10
Location: New Brunswick
Well T_Dogg, I wish I could tell ya about the gun but I'm still waiting for it to arrive. Order was placed on march 7, last info from purolator tracking # was 3 days ago on march 12 when it "arrived at sorting facility" in Calgary. It also says "delayed in transit" so I'm not sure if it's sitting in a warehouse, on the road, or laying in a ditch somewhere;) "Estimated time of delivery" is stated as "by tuesday march 19th". Thinking I should have spent a few more bucks on express shipping.

Basement range is stocked with pellets, fresh targets, and my trigger finger is getting itchy. Hopefully soon.

Speaking of pellets, for those of you that have this platform of gun in 495 fps, what do you like to shoot with it?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:44 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:54 pm
Posts: 26
Location: Kelowna, BC
Sgt. Baker wrote:
Well T_Dogg, I wish I could tell ya about the gun but I'm still waiting for it to arrive. Order was placed on march 7, last info from purolator tracking # was 3 days ago on march 12 when it "arrived at sorting facility" in Calgary. It also says "delayed in transit" so I'm not sure if it's sitting in a warehouse, on the road, or laying in a ditch somewhere;) "Estimated time of delivery" is stated as "by tuesday march 19th". Thinking I should have spent a few more bucks on express shipping.

Basement range is stocked with pellets, fresh targets, and my trigger finger is getting itchy. Hopefully soon.

Speaking of pellets, for those of you that have this platform of gun in 495 fps, what do you like to shoot with it?
Aw that sucks. I'd blame Purolator as it sounds like Princess Auto shipped it right away. I'm excited for you and wanna know how it is. Lol

Sent from my SM-N960W using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:17 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:15 am
Posts: 3369
Location: Edmonton
Sgt. Baker wrote:
Well T_Dogg, I wish I could tell ya about the gun but I'm still waiting for it to arrive. Order was placed on march 7, last info from purolator tracking # was 3 days ago on march 12 when it "arrived at sorting facility" in Calgary. It also says "delayed in transit" so I'm not sure if it's sitting in a warehouse, on the road, or laying in a ditch somewhere;) "Estimated time of delivery" is stated as "by tuesday march 19th". Thinking I should have spent a few more bucks on express shipping.

Basement range is stocked with pellets, fresh targets, and my trigger finger is getting itchy. Hopefully soon.

Speaking of pellets, for those of you that have this platform of gun in 495 fps, what do you like to shoot with it?


Sounds like the kind of message you'd get after a nation-wide snow dump. The 19th seems to me to be a very acceptable delivery date. Let us know if it happens. :)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:47 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:37 pm
Posts: 25
Location: Guelph, Ontario
Sgt. Baker wrote:
Well T_Dogg, I wish I could tell ya about the gun but I'm still waiting for it to arrive. Order was placed on march 7, last info from purolator tracking # was 3 days ago on march 12 when it "arrived at sorting facility" in Calgary. It also says "delayed in transit" so I'm not sure if it's sitting in a warehouse, on the road, or laying in a ditch somewhere;) "Estimated time of delivery" is stated as "by tuesday march 19th". Thinking I should have spent a few more bucks on express shipping.

Basement range is stocked with pellets, fresh targets, and my trigger finger is getting itchy. Hopefully soon.

Speaking of pellets, for those of you that have this platform of gun in 495 fps, what do you like to shoot with it?
For 10m basement shooting, my .177 Optimus likes Gamo Flatnose. They are also very reasonably priced.

Image

通过我的 ALP-AL00 上的 Tapatalk发言


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:36 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:01 pm
Posts: 1514
Location: GTA, ON
Sgt. Baker wrote:
Speaking of pellets, for those of you that have this platform of gun in 495 fps, what do you like to shoot with it?


I like and have been using the RWS R10 for a long time which is the lightest lead pellet that weight @ only 7g and competition grade accuracy

Usually you can get the best deal in Canada with AGS buying the RWS pellets that buy 5 get 1 free and extra discount when you buy this quantity and once or twice a year you can combine with free shipping....

Sent from my S8 via Tapatalk

_________________
Izzy 46M
HW30 Stainless Steel + Discovery 40mm Scope
HW35 Walnut + Hawke 40mm Scope
2240+14" barrel/Williams peep sight
Camo Chaser long barrel rifle kit
P3+2x20 Kit Scope
HW40+Extender
HW45+Grip panels from Russia
P1322 with walnut forearm


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
News News Site map Site map SitemapIndex SitemapIndex RSS Feed RSS Feed Channel list Channel list

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

phpBB SEO