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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:34 pm 
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Stopped in at a Princess on the way home today and saw Grizzly Scout air rifle (Chinese B1, listed on their master boxes as B1-3)
Hard to pass up a shiny turd like that. A bit different than the last B1 I got about 8 years ago, larger, plastic sights, I remember the last one having metal sights, windage up front, elevation in the rear. The B1-3 has a stationary frons sight with windage and elevation on the large rear sight. I think I like the old style better.

Stock is different as well, seems nicer to the eye, but I think the old one felt better. I have since given away my old B1's and B-2's, likely the fate of this one.

Took one shot with it when I got home, I had forgotten that smell.

All in all, $35 well wasted in my eyes, that smell alone brought back $8 worth of memories.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:32 pm 
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Woody wrote:
Stopped in at a Princess on the way home today and saw Grizzly Scout air rifle (Chinese B1, listed on their master boxes as B1-3)
Hard to pass up a shiny turd like that. A bit different than the last B1 I got about 8 years ago, larger, plastic sights, I remember the last one having metal sights, windage up front, elevation in the rear. The B1-3 has a stationary frons sight with windage and elevation on the large rear sight. I think I like the old style better.

Stock is different as well, seems nicer to the eye, but I think the old one felt better. I have since given away my old B1's and B-2's, likely the fate of this one.

Took one shot with it when I got home, I had forgotten that smell.

All in all, $35 well wasted in my eyes, that smell alone brought back $8 worth of memories.



OK, other than the smell, how would you rate the performance of this gun?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:25 pm 
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OK, other than the smell, how would you rate the performance of this gun?

:oops: I may have squirted a little pee when I read this.lol
I Would like to pick one of these up to if they are half decent. Any more reviews?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:45 pm 
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Only shot one pellet, hard to say. Check out any reviews for a B1 and you will get the idea. I would say other than the new sights(which seem flimsy as it is so long and thin gauge), the finish is the nicest I have seen on a B1. The stock has a thick coat of Shellac or what ever, and a short length of pull 12" maybe. Nicer stock than I remember on others, this one has a bit of a cheek rest on the right side.

Some hate them, I like them for what they are, cheap plinker. The B1 was the first springer I disassemble and tuned. Good to learn on.

Once you shoot one, you will know the smell. Not sure if it a combination of the leather seals and the dieseling or what, but it has a certain smell.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:10 am 
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Well, with free shipping this deal is pretty hard to pass up. $40 for a springer. $1 for nose plugs. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:20 pm 
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Do they have grooves for scope mounting?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:20 am 
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krunchkat99 wrote:
Do they have grooves for scope mounting?


Should be getting mine tomorrow.....I'll let you know then.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:45 am 
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Yes, an 11 mm dovetail, but, it's only 7 cm. long.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:20 pm 
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Had a quick look at those as well. Wouldn't bother with mounting a scope unless you're also willing to shim the side to side play of the barrel mounting...WAY sloppy.

But it'd still be cheap fun. :D

Al


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:45 pm 
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I was thinking these were side lever but in the pic looks like a break barrel. Can you tell me which it is. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:53 pm 
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The rifles we looked at were break barrels.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:19 pm 
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Thanks for info


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:42 pm 
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krunchkat99 wrote:
Thanks for info


I wouldn't sit on the fence too long, at this price I imagine they will likely sell out.

I hope these cheap guns get our hobby a few new members. I know the B1's and B2's I have given away over the years have sparked interest in people who try them. They really get interested when they see a nicer gun, nice being a Crosman Quest, I guess after a B1 anything else seems fancy.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:39 pm 
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everones gotta start somewhere woody....
and some of us guys cant justify (ie me to my wife even tho she like airguns...lol) to spend more that 150 on an air-rifle
lol (anyone know how hypnosis wanna try it on her...lol)

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:54 pm 
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daguasta wrote:
everones gotta start somewhere woody....
and some of us guys cant justify (ie me to my wife even tho she like airguns...lol) to spend more that 150 on an air-rifle
lol (anyone know how hypnosis wanna try it on her...lol)



I am in the same boat, I am not knocking any airgun. Majority of mine are in that range, I can't justify a high end one at this time. I was just saying the same thing a different way, the B1 is a great starting point, the Quest a nice jump up. I only mentioned Quest to highlight that a "nice gun" doesn't mean a high end $$ gun.


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