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Pcp air rifles
« on: January 06, 2019, 03:29:12 PM »
Anyone shoot one? I really can’t get use to the the trigger/recoil of springers. Looking at the Benjamin discovery right now unless someone has a better option? Or knows of a springer that has a good crisp trigger and that doesn’t feel like fence post
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Re: Pcp air rifles
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2019, 04:01:15 PM »
Now your getting into my zone. What do you need to know?
If your getting your first pcp, I highly highly recommend the Benjamin Marauder.
Its alittle bit more money but youll never need to buy another one.
Also if you can afford it, spend atleast half the cost on a good 4-9x scope.
This thing is absolutely surgical even at 100 yards.
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Re: Pcp air rifles
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2019, 04:06:40 PM »
Top it with a night vision scope



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Re: Pcp air rifles
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2019, 04:12:55 PM »
Top it with a night vision scope



and in .25 cal. That thing will drop some coyotes in theyre tracks if you put it in the right spot.

or just go balls to walls and get the Benjamin Bulldog and blow holes through cape buffalo with a .357 slug.  :dunno:

No brainers there lol
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Re: Pcp air rifles
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2019, 04:24:57 PM »
Spend the extra money and buy one that has baffles.  Any of the more powerful PCP air rifles will be noisier than expected without baffles.
The Maurauder is a good one.  It's a great little rifle, good trigger and doesn't feel like a fence post.  Stepping up to .25 caliber is a lot like shooting a standard .22 long rifle. 

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Re: Pcp air rifles
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2019, 05:01:39 PM »
So I’m just looking for a rifle I can snipe starlings, maybe the occasional sage rat, collared dove, ect. I also want to target shoot with it. Not like competitive just “precision plinking”. I also don’t care for the look of the maurader and am in no way off put by a single shot. A couple questions I have are; can I charge it (pump it up) and leave it for any length of time? Is there a better option from another brand that looks more like a traditional rifle? If anyone has any experience withtbediscovery how’s the trigger? I really appreciate all the info I can get
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Re: Pcp air rifles
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2019, 05:45:36 PM »
So I’m just looking for a rifle I can snipe starlings, maybe the occasional sage rat, collared dove, ect. I also want to target shoot with it. Not like competitive just “precision plinking”. I also don’t care for the look of the maurader and am in no way off put by a single shot. A couple questions I have are; can I charge it (pump it up) and leave it for any length of time? Is there a better option from another brand that looks more like a traditional rifle? If anyone has any experience withtbediscovery how’s the trigger? I really appreciate all the info I can get
You technically CAN leave it fully charged but few things happen, obviously over time the compressed air will lose its compression, and or you will wind up blowing rings out, Its really easy to just purge it when storing it.
To be perfectly honest if your a simple person and just want to be able to pop birds and small rats, the discovery will be a fine rifle for you.
Just spend the money and buy a tank to fill off, if you go the hand pump route your gonna hate life THEN spend the money anyways on a tank, hah.
I promise you this, any entry level pcp like the discovery will outshoot any springer even with the fancy "anti recoil hold". Theyre just inconsistent.
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Re: Pcp air rifles
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2019, 06:11:09 PM »
Ok so is there a cheaper air tank than Benjamin? Where do you have the tanks filled? How long does a tank fill last?? Thank for all the help!
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Re: Pcp air rifles
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2019, 06:46:54 PM »
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Re: Pcp air rifles
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2019, 06:50:25 AM »
I've always left my PCP charged.  I have never purged the air or noticed a drop in pressure over time.  Have you seen that recommended somewhere? 

For targeting starlings and doves I would avoid the .25 caliber.

The hand pump works fine if you're not doing a lot of shooting in a sitting.  You don't want the hand pump to heat up so you have to do ten strokes, then rest.  An air tank would pay off in the long run and save the labor.


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Re: Pcp air rifles
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2019, 11:55:03 AM »
So can you fill the pressurized tanks with a regular 220 electric air compressor?.

How many shots do you get off one tank of air?

I have been thi king of picking one up for a couple of years now.
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Re: Pcp air rifles
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2019, 12:29:54 PM »
I think you have to have the tanks filled at a scuba shop.
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Re: Pcp air rifles
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2019, 06:22:15 PM »
Anyone shoot one? I really can’t get use to the the trigger/recoil of springers. Looking at the Benjamin discovery right now unless someone has a better option? Or knows of a springer that has a good crisp trigger and that doesn’t feel like fence post

Very fun guns to shoot.  Had an Evanix AR6 in .22, Drops coyotes & slices through crow like butter with 65 ft/lb energy.   People even drop deer and bigger game with larger calibers.
Pyramid air has everything you need at reasonable prices.
https://hardairmagazine.com/ham-columns/airgun-hunting/jim-chapman-hunts-deer-big-bore-air-rifle/

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Re: Pcp air rifles
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2019, 07:08:46 PM »
Buddy has an Airforce Condor in .22 ( maybe .25  cant remember) . Anyway that thing is scary accurate and pretty quite.  About as loud as my suppressed .22
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Re: Pcp air rifles
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2019, 09:06:02 PM »
Anyone shoot one? I really can’t get use to the the trigger/recoil of springers. Looking at the Benjamin discovery right now unless someone has a better option? Or knows of a springer that has a good crisp trigger and that doesn’t feel like fence post

RWS 54 Diana Airking is a Springer which is recoilless since the barrel slides.  The T06 trigger is adjustable.  I have this gun and it is Very accurate. Dropped a starling  from a tree at 86 yds.

 


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