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 Post subject: Re: Princess Auto
PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 3:13 pm 
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Good point there sureshot, I may have spent more on trying different pellets than the guns themselves :)

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 Post subject: Re: Princess Auto
PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 3:39 pm 
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SureShot wrote:
Okay I don't happen to be lucky enough to have a Princess Auto nearby. In fact the nearest one is in Moncton, about three and a half hours away. But this past week I traveled to Halifax on business where there's a second Princess Auto.

The Moncton PA doesn't carry any other pellets than the Grizzly or Crosman brands and they are available right on the shelf.

The Halifax PA carries the Grizzly or Crosman brands plus some JSB Match pellets and RWS BB's but they're only available behind the Customer Service counter.

I picked up some JSB Match Exact RS Diabolo and Straton pellets. I love collecting pellets as much as I love collecting airguns.

They even had this sample pack of JSB pellets for $19.99.Image


Got one last fall at PA when some mentioned they had JSB pellets! I bought one of each! The sampler is fun!

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 Post subject: Re: Princess Auto
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i hate to keep this on topic but.... i bought one of those (like last week) p.a. duck pellet traps and it bent the first time i used it.
.22 sub 500 at ten meters.
they did take it back.

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 Post subject: Re: Princess Auto
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If it's not less than 200grams and fairly flat (under 19mm) you can ship it in a bubble wrap envelope as bulk letter mail for around $2. I can weld it back on...
But epoxy (JB weld) should hold it well, just rough the surfaces up, give it something to hold.

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4 ducks up for this toy!
I am going to pick another up for sure.
be careful hitting it with a 22 at 10 meters...I need to straighten some of my ducks already on the first one I bought.
Great fun.

Recently the counter-weight broke off of one of my ducks. I need to weld it back on, but I have no welder, and don't know how to weld! Maybe JB Weld can hold it for a while...

Still, those ducks took a beating. Many hours of fun and worth the full price I paid, so $30 is a great deal.

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 Post subject: Princess Auto
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quickreply7789 wrote:
i hate to keep this on topic but.... i bought one of those (like last week) p.a. duck pellet traps and it bent the first time i used it.
.22 sub 500 at ten meters.
they did take it back.

I agree quickreply7789. That "duck trap" was pretty flimsy. But it might do okay at long range.

Myself I prefer to use the types made for .22 cal firearms. I so enjoy the "ping" of a pellet on a metal spinner target.

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 Post subject: Re: Princess Auto
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DerekVinyard wrote:
If it's not less than 200grams and fairly flat (under 19mm) you can ship it in a bubble wrap envelope as bulk letter mail for around $2. I can weld it back on...
But epoxy (JB weld) should hold it well, just rough the surfaces up, give it something to hold.

Very kind of you to offer! Unfortunately I have a feeling it will be over-thickness.

I don't know why I didn't think of JB Weld. Usually that is both my first and last resort! Could I even torch solder this?


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 Post subject: Re: Princess Auto
PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 10:44 pm 
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mike87gt wrote:
Good point there sureshot, I may have spent more on trying different pellets than the guns themselves :)

IMO most of the airguns available at PA are crap and are overpriced however occasionally I've discovered the Mini Uzi or a SIG Sauer X-Five Open on sale and picked one up.

The sample packs are nice but to be truthful they are slightly more expensive then the single full sized tins. Myself I like collecting the full sized tins.
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Okay, okay, that is a sample package of Stoeger pellets in the drawer.
And this is an old pic, my collection has doubled and I now need a separate drawer for each caliber, .177 and .22 cal cal pellets.

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 Post subject: Re: Princess Auto
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Recently the counter-weight broke off of one of my ducks. I need to weld it back on, but I have no welder, and don't know how to weld! Maybe JB Weld can hold it for a while...

Somewhat off-topic and necromancy!

So, regarding my broken counterweight, my options were:
1. Exchange at Princess Auto for free
2. Send the paddle and weight to DerekVinyard and have him repair it for $4 postage
3. Buy an arc welder from Princess Auto for $100 and learn to weld

Of course I went with option 3 :) I now once again have 4 ducks ready for punishment!


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 Post subject: Re: Princess Auto
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gctkaz wrote:
gctkaz wrote:
Recently the counter-weight broke off of one of my ducks. I need to weld it back on, but I have no welder, and don't know how to weld! Maybe JB Weld can hold it for a while...

Somewhat off-topic and necromancy!

So, regarding my broken counterweight, my options were:
1. Exchange at Princess Auto for free
2. Send the paddle and weight to DerekVinyard and have him repair it for $4 postage
3. Buy an arc welder from Princess Auto for $100 and learn to weld

Of course I went with option 3 :) I now once again have 4 ducks ready for punishment!


Need pics to prove it (of the arc welder, as well)... :o


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 Post subject: Re: Princess Auto
PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:34 am 
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I haven't been to Princess in over a month now.I went yesterday and found they have a bunch of new stuff.I got a resetting target for fifteen dollars.It's nice to see them adding more stuff for us.


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 Post subject: Re: Princess Auto
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wllm995 wrote:
Need pics to prove it (of the arc welder, as well)... :o

Here you go. No close-up of the duck, because I did a terrible job of welding it. It was all spotty before I figured out that I needed to increase the wire feeder wheel tension to make it feed reliably.
Still, super pleased with the gear for a hundred bucks now that I have it working much better. It's on sale for another week and a bit, I think.

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 Post subject: Re: Princess Auto
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Darn good for a $100 welder! I had one when I lived in Tacoma, WA, before I moved up here. It was a Harbor freight cheapie! It expired after three years of pretty heavy use! Now I have a "more better" one the wife bought me for Christmas!

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 Post subject: Re: Princess Auto
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That's bloody fantastic! Every time I think of heading to Canadian Tire to pick something up, I keep having to remind myself that PA is closer, cheaper, and has a much better return policy. :)

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gctkaz wrote:
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Need pics to prove it (of the arc welder, as well)... :o

Here you go. No close-up of the duck, because I did a terrible job of welding it. It was all spotty before I figured out that I needed to increase the wire feeder wheel tension to make it feed reliably.
Still, super pleased with the gear for a hundred bucks now that I have it working much better. It's on sale for another week and a bit, I think.

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Yeah I have to agree that welder makes for pretty sloppy welds. I don't know is all wire feed welders make for messier welds than gas welders or if it's because these cheap welders are made in China.
But if you're not fussy it is a cheap alternative.

Part of my problem is that I'm probably a lousy welder. Bad wire or incorrect wire feed speed.

I also have a Hobart stick welder for heavy steel but never use it.
It was one of my impulse buys. :-/
We're all guilty of that aren't we guys?

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 Post subject: Re: Princess Auto
PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:29 pm 
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r u guys referring to this: http://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/a ... -p8391963e
or i should go for one like this: http://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/a ... -p8519787e
or this http://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/m ... -p8476392e
how big r they in real life? if i am shooting from 20' away will they be too small? do i need to set on my poles/bars (which r not supplied with)?
i am not a pro. just a casual backyard summer plinker

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