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What is the most important in the air rifle for you?
Accuracy
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Reliability
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gunforfun
Marksman
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City, State: Dearborn, Michigan

PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:00 am    Post subject: Best cheap air rifle! Reply with quote

Hello guys,

I registered here because I'm sure its the best place for such a question!

I am looking to buy an air rifle.

Budget: $50-$100

Purpose: Long range target practice.

Important for me:
Let me know if there are things more important.

accuracy
(that is for target)
reliability
(i hope it will stay with me for some time without noticeable loss in performance)
no co2, opened to anything else.
(don't like the idea of buying co2 cartridges)


Looked at:
Crosman 760 - i think this one lost by all parameters.
Crosman 2100 - like power, price. not so much loading
Crosman Quest 1000x - like the loading mechanism and power
Benjamin Sheridan blue streak .20 - expensive
Benjamin Sheridan model 397 - expensive

and other shiny rifles but they are very expensive.

Thank you much for your advice.


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GWH craig
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmm for under $50 i dont know what to tell you. maybe a crosman 2100? i had one as a youngster and they are alota fun.
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Marksman
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City, State: Dearborn, Michigan

PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one Smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svsJvPEVWrM

Price: $56 Looks ok.
http://www.sportsauthority.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2077730

P.S. Just to dream looked up Evanix AR6.. wow its crazy.. prised accordingly :S
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crosman 2100 is a great choice from what i read... but in Michigan it is illegal ONLY because it is not smooth bore rifle. :S


"A pistol is defined as any firearm 30” in length or less (can include rifles [26”] and shotguns [30”], and pellet or dart guns). A smoothbore gun that shoots only BB’s .177 cal or less is not considered a firearm. All pellet guns are firearms. BB guns that shoot pellets or darts as well as BBs are considered firearms. A paint ball pistol is not considered a firearm nor is a USCG approved 12 ga. flare pistol, if used and carried as a signaling device."


EDIT: never mind.. called a store.. anything airpowered longer then 30" is not considered to be a firearm in Michigan.


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City, State: Sacramento, CA

PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Daisy Red Ryder! Darn reliable and costs pennies to shoot. $50 isn't much any less and a sling shot comes to mind.
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Marksman
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Red Ryder is just 280fps but I will agree its classic and very reliable.

Would break barrel (spring) be better then pump?
Would it be more likely to fail before pump?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am looking at Crosman Quest 1000X Break Barrel rifle.

Witch one will serve longer Crosman 2100 or Quest 1000X?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I definitely like break barrel action.. one pump and ready to fire.
From reviews I was reading it seems like Crosman 2100 makes you sweat,
is that true?
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Backyard Sniper
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use to have a 2100. It's a decent bird and plinking rifle. It takes bbs as well as .177 pellets. At 8 pumps you're ppretty much at your best power.
$50 won't cut it unless you can find a used one.
I don't think it's a smoothbore, but I don't remember.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your gonna spend the money on a Quest you might consider the

Benjamin Sheridan pumper over some of the lesser Crosmans at just over $100 it is likely to last you 20+ years ...
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