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 Post subject: My Small Collection
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:54 pm 
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This is my modest collection
I got my first pellet rifle at 45
It’s a cheap Asian knockoff from Princess Auto
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Then I ran out and got these two from TSC Stores when they were on sale
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Next I got the Crosman Vantage. But I must have got it before it became NP because it does not have NP anywhere on it
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 Post subject: Re: My Small Collection
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:57 pm 
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Then I got the Ruger AirHawk from TropicalMonkey
It came with no forward sight so I made a faux suppressor and put on a reddot sight
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Then I got the Crosman 2200 from Ace
This one is a lot of fun
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Lastly, I hope it’s ok that I include this one, I got a Savage 64 .22 rimfire from my wife’s uncle after he passed away. The scope on it is what I refer to as my telescope. LOL!
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 Post subject: Re: My Small Collection
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:08 pm 
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NIce Collection there


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 Post subject: Re: My Small Collection
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Beauties! I never met a rifle I didn't like, and those look like I'd likely like them :shock: :drinkers:

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 Post subject: Re: My Small Collection
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Looks good. That 2200 by crosman looks a lot like my very old pumpmaster (now long gone, had it when I was 10). Looks like you need a pistol now!

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 Post subject: Re: My Small Collection
PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:57 am 
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panic buying are ya :lol:

may have been discussed on a previous tread here(been absent for 5 years so i would have missed it), wondering how that cheap knock off from Princess Auto actually shoots, accuracy, trigger ect

of course i wouldn't expect miracles :?

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 Post subject: Re: My Small Collection
PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:18 am 
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robipaul wrote:
panic buying are ya :lol:

may have been discussed on a previous tread here(been absent for 5 years so i would have missed it), wondering how that cheap knock off from Princess Auto actually shoots, accuracy, trigger ect

of course i wouldn't expect miracles :?


it truly is a horrible rifle
knowing what i know now and having purchased even marginally more expensive rifles
it has no safety
it has no trigger adjustment
and it has no safety
i would not suggest anyone ever buy this rifle
i only keep it to show friends what not to buy and why not to buy it
did i mention it has no safety


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 Post subject: Re: My Small Collection
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D_Rood wrote:
did i mention it has no safety

LOL, true dat! But in reality a safety does little to provide safety - and the safety in your noggin is the one to rely on.

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 Post subject: Re: My Small Collection
PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:28 pm 
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Sorry, but I must disagree. I have a Chinese break barrel with wood stock that I got from Princess Auto for less than $25, a number of years ago.

Still one of my most accurate airguns. And I just use the open sights. Never considered installing a scope. Easy to cock (vs. some of the .22's I have), simple to use.

For the price, and considering you get real wood, it's a great gun. I mean really, for less than the price of a half dozen tins of pellets, you get a decent entry level shooter. If it breaks, throw it out (or save the stock & parts) and buy another one. What were you expecting for the price?

Regarding no safety, yes it has a safety, your finger is your safety! Keep your finger off the trigger until you plan to shoot, as explained in the following clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb5quj6ZhJM

I would still highly recommend it as an entry level break barrel for the casual shooter, or since it is easy to cock, for younger shooters (with the proper supervision).

Also, Princess Auto has one of the most liberal return/exchange policies around. If you do end up with a lemon, like D_Rood seems to have, they will exchange it or refund your money.


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 Post subject: Re: My Small Collection
PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:31 pm 
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BB1Shooter wrote:
Sorry, but I must disagree. I have a Chinese break barrel with wood stock that I got from Princess Auto for less than $25, a number of years ago.

Still one of my most accurate airguns. And I just use the open sights. Never considered installing a scope. Easy to cock (vs. some of the .22's I have), simple to use.

For the price, and considering you get real wood, it's a great gun. I mean really, for less than the price of a half dozen tins of pellets, you get a decent entry level shooter. If it breaks, throw it out (or save the stock & parts) and buy another one. What were you expecting for the price?

Regarding no safety, yes it has a safety, your finger is your safety! Keep your finger off the trigger until you plan to shoot, as explained in the following clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb5quj6ZhJM

I would still highly recommend it as an entry level break barrel for the casual shooter, or since it is easy to cock, for younger shooters (with the proper supervision).

Also, Princess Auto has one of the most liberal return/exchange policies around. If you do end up with a lemon, like D_Rood seems to have, they will exchange it or refund your money.


OK perhaps I was being a bit dramatic.
It was fun to shoot right out of the box and surprisingly accurate with Iron Sights
I still remember Christmas morning, we opened the back door and my dad said "shoot that little clay pot across the yard"
it was about 2 -3 inches wide, and maybe 15 yrds away and it exploded on the first shot.
and yes it was definitely the right price to get me hooked
and yes it has not broken yet


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 Post subject: Re: My Small Collection
PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:32 pm 
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D_Rood wrote:
Did i mention it has no safety


So, I barely use any mechanical safeties, they can fail. The 2 safeties I rely on are. My booger hook, and the one between my ears.

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 Post subject: Re: My Small Collection
PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:00 am 
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D_Rood, I have had the same experiences with my Princess Auto break barrel.

Very accurate, right out of the box. No adjustment needed.

Even with all the airguns I have, still take it out once in a while to shoot. I find it works best with the Grizzly flat head pellets they sell at PA. It seems to work better with a heavier pellet.

BTW, Princess Auto is starting to carry more airguns, and not just surplus buys. I see they are occasionally carrying some newer released models.


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 Post subject: Re: My Small Collection
PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:36 pm 
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I need to apologize and redact my statement regarding the princess auto break barrel.
I took it out into the yard today and put a few dozen pellets through it while cooking burgers.
BB1Shooter was right
It is very easy to cock, and almost every pellet went exactly where I wanted it to go


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 Post subject: Re: My Small Collection
PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:23 pm 
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Yes it is cheaply built, and some have rough edges, and a few can be lemons, but all in all, probably the best, lowest priced, entry level break barrel, you will find in both Canada & the USA. And backed by Princess Auto's satisfaction guarantee, and large network of stores, how can you go wrong.

Now could someone please explain to me how Princess Auto can consistently sell it in the $25-$45 range? Most other retailers (i.e. both brick & mortar & online) charge more than that just for a wood stock.


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 Post subject: Re: My Small Collection
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Turns out the Chinese model is very good with a tin of super points that I got on Kijiji. They are a very tight fit in my other models but the shoot super accurate and with no power loss


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