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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:24 pm 
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While some may disagree, I think many will agree that the humble p17 is one of the best bang for the buck guns you can buy. Accurate, and reliability even seems to have been improved on as of late.

Wondering if there's a runner up gun that could be given second place as a bit of a "surprise" performer? I'm thinking of adding something but didn't want to spend a bundle. Always been a guy to root for the under dog so maybe you've got some ideas?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:34 pm 
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Hi fishguy!

The P17 is hard to beat as a buck for the bang value.

For another el cheapo gun the Umarex Browning Buckmark is not too bad.

I didn't use it recently but this is what I seem to remember (hopefully I am not wrong).

Maybe some other people with a fresher experience could confirm or contradict my statement.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:23 pm 
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I've heard the same thing about the Buckmark from a reliable source.
Don't know first hand though?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:54 pm 
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Here's what Michael Kaye says about the Buckmark:
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I enjoyed this pistol review very much, this is the type of airgun you find hard to put down because it just performs so well and costs very little to shoot. Being a 22LR Buck Mark owner it was wonderful to see that Umarex made this gun very true to form, at least as much as they could considering the pellet shooting Browning Buck Mark URX is mechanically completely different to the 22LR version. The light cocking effort makes it great for just about anyone and the low recoil helps to keep your shots on target. I would recommend this break barrel pellet shooting Buck Mark replica to everyone. I seriously ca not think of any person that would not enjoy it ;)


Personally, I don't trust break-barrels - especially cheap ones. The velocity (320 fps with 7 gr pellets, according to Michael) is pretty wimpy, as well. But I guess that still qualifies it as a potential Number 2, especially considering the accuracy he demonstrated.

http://www.airgunforum.ca/forums/posting.php?mode=reply&f=1&t=73870


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:37 pm 
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Well the buck mark is interesting. The velocity does worry me however, that's even lower than the Gamo compact I had and I felt it just barely had enough oomph at slightly under 400fps.
I suppose I should state that by budget I'd suggest anything under about the $200 mark.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:58 pm 
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The Crosman 2240 is a great "budget" pistol in that in it's basic form it is a fairly powerful .22 tin can destroyer - but can be modified to your hearts content into a very accurate; even more powerful .22 target (even small game hunting) pistol.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:44 pm 
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2240s are great but I got the disease and they were no longer budget.
The P17 never cost more than a new O ring and has close to 2000 pellets down the pipe.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:34 pm 
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I think the Daisy 853c are a pretty darn good deal for target shooting, at less than $400

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For about $130 (less when on sale) The Daisy 953 is pretty much the same gun (less the Walther barrel). Accuracy report seem pretty good. Making it a serious under dog target airgun

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:58 pm 
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sillymike wrote:
I think the Daisy 853c are a pretty darn good deal for target shooting, at less than $400

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For about $130 (less when on sale) The Daisy 953 is pretty much the same gun (less the Walther barrel). Accuracy report seem pretty good. Making it a serious under dog target airgun

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I think we're talking handguns here, but X2 to the comment. :)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:48 pm 
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I appreciate the input guys.

I opted for a Cometa Indian. Figured it was a bit of a sleeper, seems to get positive reviews and doesn't break the bank. Should be here in a few days.
I've got a nephew and I may consider one of the other guns mentioned for him.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:18 pm 
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fishguy wrote:
I appreciate the input guys.

I opted for a Cometa Indian. Figured it was a bit of a sleeper, seems to get positive reviews and doesn't break the bank. Should be here in a few days.
I've got a nephew and I may consider one of the other guns mentioned for him.


A very good choice!

Definitely on my list of pistols that I'd love to own one day...

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:24 am 
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At $200+, I wouldn't put this in the budget category but under dog, certainly. Much overlooked and a good choice; if it had a decent trigger it would be hard to fault. I have tried to improve mine as much as possible but still not decided if it is a keeper yet...


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SPA CP1. Here's mine with modded grip:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:11 pm 
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Very nice, what are the airgun rules there in Norway?


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