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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 12:49 pm 
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Location: North of GTA
Retired to the Wasaga Beach/Collingwood area.
Returning to the hobby after 40 years, I think all the many new developments in air guns make the hobby far more interesting today.
I can see a steep learning curve and a fun challenge ahead.

After reading a lot of reviews, I bought a Gamo PT-85 semi-auto blowback pellet pistol. Lots of fun, very realistic look and feel, though not built for accuracy.

Also bought a Ruger 10/22 rifle. A great replica. Trigger pull in double action way too hard. In single action the bolt is very hard to pull. Had to buy finger protectors! Also it's very fussy about the pellets you feed it.

Waiting for my shiny new Dan Wesson 715 4 inch pellet revolver to arrive.

Also waiting for the Umarex Morph 3X BB rifle/pistol that was too hard to resist when it went on sale for half price.

Canada Post and UPS are snowed under, so I have to be patient -grr.

I plan to try alloy pellets to avoid handling lead. Ordered H&N Greens.I know I may have bad results with them. I'll report.

I already asked a few questions and had very helpful replies. Looking forward to contributing and meeting more members.


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 1:03 pm 
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It is best to ask questions before purchasing - I found out the hard way, practically giving away my "first purchases" before stabilizing.

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 2:18 pm 
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Daryl wrote:
It is best to ask questions before purchasing - I found out the hard way, practically giving away my "first purchases" before stabilizing.


You're so right Daryl. Though I did a lot of research, especially on Youtube. I found that the reviewers usually mention some negative qualities, but they downplay them.
The Ruger is a good example. Not one reviewer mentioned how hard the bolt is to pull back though they all mentioned the hard trigger in double-action mode.
This happens in reviews of all kinds - cameras, cars, audio or video equipment. The reviewers know they need to stay on the product distributor's good side. If a review is too negative, the distributor may cut them off. I try to read between the lines but that goes only so far. Oh well, that's all part of the fun of this hobby.


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