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Posted: 6/21/2017 5:33:39 PM EST
poll
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 5:34:43 PM EST
Early drinking day for OP???
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 5:34:57 PM EST
no halbla
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 5:35:35 PM EST
BB's?
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 5:35:58 PM EST
quicksilver, probably went through a million of them back in the day.
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 5:36:31 PM EST
Always used copperheads growing up.
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 5:37:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/21/2017 5:38:27 PM EST by KTM300XCW]
Quicksilver here.
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 5:38:47 PM EST
I have shot way more Copperheads, but prefer the Quicksilver.
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 5:39:39 PM EST
CH's
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 5:49:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/21/2017 6:36:13 PM EST by autococker07]
Copperheads, cause i aint never seen me none of them quicksilvers.....


I did use daisies when i was really young, but it was these..... we switched to copperheads when dad bought a co2 pistol for vermin control.....

Link Posted: 6/21/2017 5:51:26 PM EST
Copperheads.
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 6:05:49 PM EST
Copperheads are just copper washed steel.

Now you leave copper in your barrel.
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 6:06:26 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Alnen123:
Always used copperheads growing up.
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Link Posted: 6/21/2017 6:12:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/21/2017 6:13:57 PM EST by Gunslinger808]
Copperheads growing up.

My current stash...

Link Posted: 6/21/2017 6:19:37 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 6:26:16 PM EST
Quicksilver
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 6:29:52 PM EST
CH, no QS to be had
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 7:11:36 PM EST
I remember using both and it seems like copperheads were better for some reason. With as cheap as BBs and pellets are, I'm surprised more don't look at air rifles as good SHTF guns for small game. 
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 7:15:21 PM EST
Do they still come in those little milk cartons?
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 7:16:35 PM EST
As a kid, I didn't have much choice in BB's- they were Daisy generics or nuthin'.

As an adult, I prefer the Quicksilver's over Copperheads.

I have a couple .177 rifles and am planning on getting a .357 (minimum) air rifle soon.
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 7:18:51 PM EST
I used whatever was available, so both though I did prefer copperheads.
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 7:22:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/21/2017 7:23:15 PM EST by Z_28_0117]
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Originally Posted By krpind:
To this day, I don't understand how it was possible, but any time I was out of BBs I could search my house and find enough to get through the day.

Even though I NEVER spilled any there would always be at least 10 or 20 in the corners or under the bed or on a rug or some where.

I know that doesn't seem like many, but if you were poor, you made BBs last. lol

Every shot had to count when killing birds.
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Yeah all I had to do is get out the old Rainbow vacuum if I was out of BBs. I shot up phone books, GI Joes, all kinds of stuff in the house. BBs everywhere.

My mom would make me run the vacuum on Saturdays. I also worked on RC cars so the vacuum would get misc. tiny hardware along with the BBs.

I would dump out the Rainbow tank in the toilet, then flush, the metal stuff like screws wouldn't go down.

One time my mom said "When you get a house I'm gonna dump a bunch of screws and nails in your toilet then leave."

I only bought the Quicksilvers if they were out of Copperheads.
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 7:23:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By EagleArmsHBAR:
I remember using both and it seems like copperheads were better for some reason. With as cheap as BBs and pellets are, I'm surprised more don't look at air rifles as good SHTF guns for small game. 
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Small game? Some of the hardcore air rifles will take deer and small bear.
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 7:53:17 PM EST
Copperheads for me at first, only went to the non-copper-plated when I realized that the Copperheads didn't feed right in the semiauto CO2 1911 I had. They'd bind up in the magazine.
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 8:11:59 PM EST
copperheads. Wrekt some squirrels and birds with them.
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 8:14:15 PM EST
I never really had many copperheads, but I wore out my powerline 880 with quicksilvers.
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 8:18:13 PM EST
First gun was a Benjamin Pellet gun so I never used BB's.
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 10:18:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/21/2017 10:24:21 PM EST by EagleArmsHBAR]
I bought a vintage Daisy 814 on gunbroker to relive my childhood and after two shots it broke. It won't hold air pressure enough to shoot. I'm a disappointed guy tonight. 

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Link Posted: 6/21/2017 10:20:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By WrightP:
First gun was a Benjamin Pellet gun so I never used BB's.
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I had one of those ten pumps as a kid and we all called it "'Ol Betsy". Me and my buddies killed hundreds of birds with it. 
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 10:22:48 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Alnen123:
Always used copperheads growing up.
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This. Never used Quicksilvers. 
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 10:23:54 PM EST
Now I need a BB gun.  Recommendations for a pump model for backyard blasting?
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 10:25:43 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Cole2534:
Now I need a BB gun.  Recommendations for a pump model for backyard blasting?
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Buy an FA
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 10:27:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/21/2017 10:28:50 PM EST by EagleArmsHBAR]
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Originally Posted By Cole2534:
Now I need a BB gun.  Recommendations for a pump model for backyard blasting?
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After the 814 broke I got mad and went to Walmart and picked up a Daisy 880S for $35. It came with a scope and made me not so sad.  I spent a few minutes shooting beer cans in the back yard before coming inside to drink beer and post on arfcom. 

It is pictured below the 814. 
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Link Posted: 6/21/2017 10:35:35 PM EST
I don't think I ever used anything other than Quicksilver BBs my entire childhood. Hell, at that time (1980s), it was the only type of BB that existed as far as I was concerned because that was all that was kept in stock around here. I wish I had a nickel for every one of those little plastic baggies or cardboard tubes of Quicksilver BBs I sent downrange as a kid.
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 10:39:41 PM EST
Originally Posted By EagleArmsHBAR:
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Copperheads, are we talking artillery or condition monitoring?
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 10:48:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/21/2017 10:48:46 PM EST by mucknuggle]
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Originally Posted By not_sure:

Copperheads, are we talking artillery or condition monitoring?
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Originally Posted By EagleArmsHBAR:
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Copperheads, are we talking artillery or condition monitoring?
https://www.amazon.com/Crosman-Copperhead-Copper-Coated-Bottle/dp/B000HKKY7M?tag=vglnk-c102-20
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 10:53:10 PM EST
I'd be curious to know how many pounds of Copperheads my brother and I shot as kids.
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 10:58:04 PM EST
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Originally Posted By EagleArmsHBAR:
I bought a vintage Daisy 814 on gunbroker to relive my childhood and after two shots it broke. It won't hold air pressure enough to shoot. I'm a disappointed guy tonight. 

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Look up what kind of seals it has in it, sometimes they are cheap and relatively easy to replace.
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 11:09:34 PM EST
Copperheads . Mainly because they were available and cheap.
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 11:17:23 PM EST
Always got the little cardboard tubes of Daisy BBs.
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 11:28:36 PM EST
Shot whatever was at hand in a Crossman ten pumper.
I killed all sorts of shit and wore that bb gun out.
My premium ammo was pellets.
Link Posted: 6/22/2017 9:27:07 AM EST
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Originally Posted By EagleArmsHBAR:
After the 814 broke I got mad and went to Walmart and picked up a Daisy 880S for $35. It came with a scope and made me not so sad.  I spent a few minutes shooting beer cans in the back yard before coming inside to drink beer and post on arfcom. 

It is pictured below the 814. 
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Originally Posted By EagleArmsHBAR:
Originally Posted By Cole2534:
Now I need a BB gun.  Recommendations for a pump model for backyard blasting?
After the 814 broke I got mad and went to Walmart and picked up a Daisy 880S for $35. It came with a scope and made me not so sad.  I spent a few minutes shooting beer cans in the back yard before coming inside to drink beer and post on arfcom. 

It is pictured below the 814. 
https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/298/IMG-1620-236149.JPG
What are you going to do with the 814? 
Link Posted: 6/22/2017 9:33:14 AM EST
I had a BB gun when I was a kid and never heard of the term "copperheads."
Link Posted: 6/22/2017 10:03:22 AM EST
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Originally Posted By krpind:
To this day, I don't understand how it was possible, but any time I was out of BBs I could search my house and find enough to get through the day.

Even though I NEVER spilled any there would always be at least 10 or 20 in the corners or under the bed or on a rug or some where.

I know that doesn't seem like many, but if you were poor, you made BBs last. lol

Every shot had to count when killing birds.
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When I ran out, I would break out the vacuum and go to work in my room. Shag carpet holds lots of spilled BBs.

It's best to put a new bag in before starting though. Found that out the first time.
Link Posted: 6/22/2017 10:38:24 AM EST
Copperheads all the way. Good ol days, go down to the hardware store to buy BBs, guns, ammo, or knives. Back in the day it was the only place to get em besides the gun store.
Link Posted: 6/22/2017 10:44:05 AM EST
copperheads
Link Posted: 6/22/2017 10:46:44 AM EST
Copperheads throughout my childhood.
Link Posted: 6/22/2017 11:01:29 AM EST
flat point Daisy pellets mostly
Link Posted: 6/22/2017 11:02:08 AM EST
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Originally Posted By pat701:
Early drinking day for OP???
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Link Posted: 6/22/2017 11:04:23 AM EST
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Originally Posted By krpind:
To this day, I don't understand how it was possible, but any time I was out of BBs I could search my house and find enough to get through the day.

Even though I NEVER spilled any there would always be at least 10 or 20 in the corners or under the bed or on a rug or some where.

I know that doesn't seem like many, but if you were poor, you made BBs last. lol

Every shot had to count when killing birds.
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I know that feeling. I had a ration of 5 pellets I'd bring to go hunting, and I could tell you exactly how many I had at any given time. 
Link Posted: 6/22/2017 12:37:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/22/2017 12:48:38 PM EST by EagleArmsHBAR]
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Originally Posted By Cole2534:
What are you going to do with the 814? 
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Keep it forever so that I can hold on to that part of my cherished childhood.  If anyone knows how to repair it, I'm listening.
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