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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:49 pm 
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Those Chinese clones sure are nicely priced at airgunsource!

BAM 28 (Diana 350 clone)= $230
BAM 26 (Weihrauch HW95/ Beeman R9 clone)= $180
BAM 21 (Diana 52 clone) = $166
Ruger Airhawk (Diana 34 clone) = $130
Ruger Blackhawk (Diana 34 Panther clone) = $140

The BAM 25 ($170) looks like it might be another Diana 34/36 clone but I'm not sure.

Anyone have advice, input, pros/cons, opinions or experience on these clones?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:52 pm 
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I own a bam 25 and I killed a coyote with this baby at 15 yards, using predator pellets. its accurate and will penetrate half inch plywood at 20 yards no problem. ive put 300 pellets through it so far.

i purchased this from the same dealer, but i live 20 minutes away from their store in peterborough so i walked in, and walked out a happy camper. very good sales rep.


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Tom Gaylord says that the Bam B40 is an excellent gun for the money. He says they are powerful, accurate, and a good clone of the gun they copy; the TX200..........That's a pretty bold statement, considering what the TX 200 is and what it is capable of. Will they perform the same? No, I seriously doubt it, but Chinese guns have also come a VERY long way in the last 10-15yrs......

Also they are obviously clones, so they are trying to be something they are not for less money; Materials, fit&finish, quality of work etc. something will have to suffer somewhere along the line. But your also paying 1/2 the money of what the actual gun would cost you, plus you can tune most them and increase their power/performances drastically.........Just my thoughts

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:12 pm 
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The B40 is expensive for a clone gun though.
$399

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lh wrote:
The B40 is expensive for a clone gun though.
$399


Very true, I would definitely want to test it before buying it...I couldn't believe Tom Gaylord said it is almost as good as the TX200 :shock: If it is, then that's not really too bad, I just don't really trust the Chinese guns too much myself........

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:21 pm 
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jgoodz420 wrote:
lh wrote:
The B40 is expensive for a clone gun though.
$399


Very true, I would definitely want to test it before buying it...I couldn't believe Tom Gaylord said it is almost as good as the TX200 :shock: If it is, then that's not really too bad, I just don't really trust the Chinese guns too much myself........


I don't trust Tom Gaylord too much..... remember he is in the pocket of Pyramid Air.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:53 pm 
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Mahaney wrote:
I own a bam 25 and I killed a coyote with this baby at 15 yards, using predator pellets. .


I really hope you're joking... you're kidding right ????!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:25 pm 
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Doas anybody ...any store sell BAM B40 in Canada. Whare can we buy it?
I think it could be good with tone up to make it more smoothe.
Maybe not worth the trouble ... but steel sound interesting to me.
So... doas anybody know ...can we buy them in Canada???


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Voltar1 wrote:
jgoodz420 wrote:
lh wrote:
The B40 is expensive for a clone gun though.
$399


Very true, I would definitely want to test it before buying it...I couldn't believe Tom Gaylord said it is almost as good as the TX200 :shock: If it is, then that's not really too bad, I just don't really trust the Chinese guns too much myself........


I don't trust Tom Gaylord too much..... remember he is in the pocket of Pyramid Air.



I thought he was retired and had a critical illness?

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Ivan wrote:
Doas anybody ...any store sell BAM B40 in Canada. Whare can we buy it?
I think it could be good with tone up to make it more smoothe.
Maybe not worth the trouble ... but steel sound interesting to me.
So... doas anybody know ...can we buy them in Canada???


No longer imported to North America so the only chance is finding one used and a seller willing to ship to you.

Good luck with your search. If you get good barrels the guns shoot amazingly well.
I just rebarrelled my .177 B40 with a QB Deluxe barrel. Shooting quite well at present. :)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:22 pm 
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Thank you for information Walter. I noticed that i do not see B40 anywhare any more.Some of those guns look nice and interesting don"t thay???


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