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Posted: 12/26/2001 11:27:11 AM EDT
I've recently started shooting in .22 silhouette matches and my offhand position needs some practice. I want to spend my Christmas gift certificates to Bass Pro shops on a cheap airgun. I know I can spend a ton of money on an airgun but I simply want one that is accurate enough to let me practice the off-hand position in my backyard. I'm thinking of a Crossman 880. @(40$). I had one when I was a kid and I recall it was pretty decent for the money. Any suggestions? Remember: I don't want to spend a fortune. Thanks!
Link Posted: 12/26/2001 11:54:01 AM EDT
Can you define the upper limit on your budget? I would recommend something spring-piston powered that simulates a slight sense of recoil. That might help make your airgun practice sessions more like firing your smallbore firearm.
Link Posted: 12/26/2001 11:56:19 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Bozz: I'm thinking of a Crossman 880. @(40$). I had one when I was a kid and I recall it was pretty decent for the money. Any suggestions? Remember: I don't want to spend a fortune. Thanks!
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How does $95 sound??? Go to [url]www.odcmp.org[/url] and get one of their Mossberg M44's in 22LR. They shoot one ragged hole at 25 yds, and will beat the accuracy of ANY airgun. You will also be more able to repeat the routines of competition shooting.
Link Posted: 12/26/2001 12:28:42 PM EDT
Upper limit? I just bought an NS522 and weaver kt15 scope for the rimfire silhouette and that put me out $405. On top of that I have a bushmaster on lawaway with my FFL. So $50 to $60 is all I can spend on a pellet gun right now without having my wife file for divorce. [:)]
Link Posted: 12/26/2001 7:37:51 PM EDT
Thanks to you who replied. I purchased a Daisy Powerline model 22X. A cool, cheap adult-sized pellet rifle in .22. I used it tonight with my daughter who is learning range safety. What a ton of fun! I can shoot in my suburban backyard, spend time with my daughter, and it is super-CHEAP to shoot!
Link Posted: 12/26/2001 10:40:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2001 11:05:53 PM EDT by WSmac]
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