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han freak solo
02-08-2008, 06:51 PM
Just wondering if anyone on either side of the pond spends time with them. Any kind of airgun, pistol, rifle, airsoft, etc. I've even seen a new one from Gamo that shoots little air powered shot shells. I bet thats a b1tch to shoot well. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

I kind of got back into airguns for backyard target practice recently. Cheeeeep shooting. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Outlaw---
02-08-2008, 07:19 PM
Originally posted by han freak solo:
Just wondering if anyone on either side of the pond spends time with them. Any kind of airgun, pistol, rifle, airsoft, etc. I've even seen a new one from Gamo that shoots little air powered shot shells. I bet thats a b1tch to shoot well. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

I kind of got back into airguns for backyard target practice recently. Cheeeeep shooting. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif


Hey Freak,
Speaking of air guns, I got a 23 player crew heading out to the Paintball Zone (http://www.paintballzone.net) field on I-45 just south of the Beltway. We plan to be there as soon as they open at 10am. Feel free to show up. About half will use rental equipment and half have their own. Don't worry about not knowing anyone as this is a pretty mixed group of people that have played together before and those that heard about it word of mouth and are just showing up like you would be.

This invite goes for anyone else in the Houston area as well (GAU-8) comes to mind.

We're not an organized group and mostly flail around getting hit but we have lots of fun. I think we'll even break 15% women this time! We try and play every two weeks at various fields in Houston and the surrounding area. If you want to make it onto my notify list PM me with your e-mail address and you will get the regular notices.

--Outlaw.

Airmail109
02-08-2008, 07:31 PM
han Freak solo, I shoot a bolt-action .177 AirArms S410 Classic! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

bloody nice rifle and VERY accurate. I can get one hole groups that are no bigger than the diameter of the pellet at 25 yards with it. Its a real tack driver, if only firearms manufacturers would make them this accurate out the box. Its trigger is lovely, its a 2 stage adjustable but Ive got it set up so its basically a single-stage hair-pin trigger. Only have to sort of brush back on the side of the trigger to fire, how I like it! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif I picked up a liking for insanely sensitive triggers from my last shooting instructor.

Ive also managed to headshoot a pidgeon at 80 yards with it, and its a 12ftlb non FAC model.

The only real rifles that are as good in terms of quality that you can buy in the UK are tuned Remington's, Sako's and Accuracy International rifles. These are all INSANELY expensive.

mortoma
02-08-2008, 07:48 PM
I used to have several Sheridan Blue Streak air guns. A lot of birds were shot and killed by those guns!! And before any of you pass judgment, they were pesky birds not protected by the ( US ) Federal Migratory Bird Act or Indiana state law. They were fair game, so to speak. Mostly European Starlings, Rock Pidgeons and common English House Sparrows. They were all introduced from europe into the USA and don't belong here.

HotelBushranger
02-08-2008, 08:12 PM
I wish I could have airsoft guns, but in Australia, thanks to the ex-PM little Johnnie Howard apparently BB pellets are 7.62 FMJ are the same thing.

Airmail109
02-08-2008, 08:17 PM
Originally posted by mortoma:
I used to have several Sheridan Blue Streak air guns. A lot of birds were shot and killed by those guns!! And before any of you pass judgment, they were pesky birds not protected by the ( US ) Federal Migratory Bird Act or Indiana state law. They were fair game, so to speak. Mostly European Starlings, Rock Pidgeons and common English House Sparrows. They were all introduced from europe into the USA and don't belong here.

Pigeons dont belong anywhere but Scandinavia

han freak solo
02-08-2008, 08:30 PM
Originally posted by Outlaw---:
Hey Freak,
Speaking of air guns, I got a 23 player crew heading out to the Paintball Zone (http://www.paintballzone.net) field on I-45 just south of the Beltway. We plan to be there as soon as they open at 10am. Feel free to show up.
--Outlaw.

Aarrgh! I'm goin' furniture shoppin' with the wife! Plus I don't have any paintball equipment let alone a paint ball gun. Thanks a ton for the offer though! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

han freak solo
02-08-2008, 08:33 PM
Originally posted by mortoma:
I used to have several Sheridan Blue Streak air guns. A lot of birds were shot and killed by those guns!! And before any of you pass judgment, they were pesky birds not protected by the ( US ) Federal Migratory Bird Act or Indiana state law. They were fair game, so to speak. Mostly European Starlings, Rock Pidgeons and common English House Sparrows. They were all introduced from europe into the USA and don't belong here.

Rats with wings! Rats with wings! Are we allowed to pass judgment in the new pilot's lounge? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

Airmail109
02-08-2008, 08:38 PM
Originally posted by han freak solo:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by mortoma:
I used to have several Sheridan Blue Streak air guns. A lot of birds were shot and killed by those guns!! And before any of you pass judgment, they were pesky birds not protected by the ( US ) Federal Migratory Bird Act or Indiana state law. They were fair game, so to speak. Mostly European Starlings, Rock Pidgeons and common English House Sparrows. They were all introduced from europe into the USA and don't belong here.

Rats with wings! Rats with wings! Are we allowed to pass judgment in the new pilot's lounge? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

One of my friends managed to lock about 30 flying rats in a barn, then walked in with a 12 gauge Bennelli M3

The rest is local legend

I used to hunt but that disturbed me a bit

han freak solo
02-08-2008, 08:46 PM
Originally posted by Aimail101:
han Freak solo, I shoot a bolt-action .177 AirArms S410 Classic! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Wow! That's more expensive than my most expensive firearm! I'm pretty cheap though, I've never spent more than $430 on a gun. I've got quantity but the quality is mmmmmmm, average.

I understand the concept though, what an awesome sniping/target rifle you have there! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

My airgun ownership is very much on the low side.

My first one as an adult was a Crosman 1389 Backpacker in .177 that I can't get certain parts for anymore.

My second one is a Predom Lucznik .177 pistol I bought last summer thanks to a tip from Esel1964. I had to replace the piston seal and piston washer last month with parts made for a Walther LP53. It's a really cool old heavy air pistol.

My latest one is really just another youth rifle. It's a bottom of the line Gamo Recon which is the same as a Gamo Delta Fox in the rest of the world. I put a 30mm BSA red dot sight on it which is really easy to use. I wanted a low velocity air rifle for backyard/indoor practice since my old Crosman is going down hill.

I really like the Recon, and my wife actually likes shooting it, too. I'm probably going to teach my 11 year old step-son to shoot with it even though he really ought to learn with iron sights. Maybe even my 8 year old daughter if she is up to it.

Shooting the Recon within my 50 foot limit of backyard space it will hit 1/2" groups at best. I wouldn't even dream of shooting it 80 yards, that's for sure! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Anyone got some pics???? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

DrHerb
02-09-2008, 08:00 AM
Cool Airgun Mod http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGRKYcsTImo

Outlaw---
02-09-2008, 08:13 AM
Originally posted by han freak solo:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Outlaw---:
Hey Freak,
Speaking of air guns, I got a 23 player crew heading out to the Paintball Zone (http://www.paintballzone.net) field on I-45 just south of the Beltway. We plan to be there as soon as they open at 10am. Feel free to show up.
--Outlaw.

Aarrgh! I'm goin' furniture shoppin' with the wife! Plus I don't have any paintball equipment let alone a paint ball gun. Thanks a ton for the offer though! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

No equipment necessary. A full rig of rental equipment and all day air refills is just over $20. All you pay for is ammo. While not cheap, bang for the buck/hour is pretty high with paintball.

--Outlaw.

Loco-S
02-09-2008, 08:20 AM
http://www.diana-airguns.de/index.php?id=147&L=1&width=1024&height=768

this puppy is extreme high quality. I have had this one for almost 30 years and it shoots like the first day:


http://www.diana-airguns.de/fileadmin/gifs/aktuelles/34Classic_d.gif

madsarmy
02-09-2008, 02:44 PM
I'm down to just one air rifle now. A Logun Solo, it's the perfect hunting rifle for me.

han freak solo
02-09-2008, 10:52 PM
Originally posted by madsarmy:
I'm down to just one air rifle now. A Logun Solo, it's the perfect hunting rifle for me.

Well, if I was to get a pre-charged air rifle that should be the one for Han Freak Solo! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

han freak solo
02-09-2008, 10:55 PM
For you guys with the pre-charged guns, tell me what you like about them. I've never seen one in person. Over here in America, they are apparently relatively rare. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

madsarmy
02-10-2008, 02:01 AM
Very Accurate, No recoil, 70 good shots from one charge(Logun Solo) some rifles 40-300 shots per charge, Anything from 8-14 shot magazines depending on manufacturer, Quieter than a mouses fart when fitted with sound moderator (don't think thay are legal in the US?)

han freak solo
02-10-2008, 03:11 PM
Originally posted by madsarmy:
Very Accurate, No recoil, 70 good shots from one charge(Logun Solo) some rifles 40-300 shots per charge, Anything from 8-14 shot magazines depending on manufacturer, Quieter than a mouses fart when fitted with sound moderator (don't think thay are legal in the US?)

I haven't heard anything definitive on "silencers" for air guns in the US. Gamo is definitely selling their "Whisper" over here, which is rated at 1200 fps and has a permanently mounted noise dampener.

http://www.pyramydair.com/cgi-bin/model.pl?model_id=1509

http://www.gamousa.com/

GAU-8
02-10-2008, 03:26 PM
outlaw..

THANKS FOR THE INVITE http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

i will have to see as well, have some plans, but its the kind of plans that may or maynot change what i do for the rest of the day.

will do what i can to get out there though!

joeap
02-10-2008, 04:11 PM
Originally posted by Aimail101:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by han freak solo:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by mortoma:
I used to have several Sheridan Blue Streak air guns. A lot of birds were shot and killed by those guns!! And before any of you pass judgment, they were pesky birds not protected by the ( US ) Federal Migratory Bird Act or Indiana state law. They were fair game, so to speak. Mostly European Starlings, Rock Pidgeons and common English House Sparrows. They were all introduced from europe into the USA and don't belong here.

Rats with wings! Rats with wings! Are we allowed to pass judgment in the new pilot's lounge? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

One of my friends managed to lock about 30 flying rats in a barn, then walked in with a 12 gauge Bennelli M3

The rest is local legend

I used to hunt but that disturbed me a bit </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I wish I could get one, I got problems with those rats in my building. Specifically, a tenant, my neighbour upstairs who has had a problem with the landlord (an agency in fact) and vanished. Some pigeons have built a nest on her balcony and others come to visit as well...result my balcony's edge gets sh** all over it and the landlord can't enter to get rid of the nest cause there is a legal eviction procedure in place.

If I had me an airgun though... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

roybaty
02-10-2008, 04:30 PM
One of my co-workers is a landlord, bought an airgun specifically for pigeons and other vermin on his properties.

He swears by it.


Originally posted by joeap:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Aimail101:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by han freak solo:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by mortoma:
I used to have several Sheridan Blue Streak air guns. A lot of birds were shot and killed by those guns!! And before any of you pass judgment, they were pesky birds not protected by the ( US ) Federal Migratory Bird Act or Indiana state law. They were fair game, so to speak. Mostly European Starlings, Rock Pidgeons and common English House Sparrows. They were all introduced from europe into the USA and don't belong here.

Rats with wings! Rats with wings! Are we allowed to pass judgment in the new pilot's lounge? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

One of my friends managed to lock about 30 flying rats in a barn, then walked in with a 12 gauge Bennelli M3

The rest is local legend

I used to hunt but that disturbed me a bit </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I wish I could get one, I got problems with those rats in my building. Specifically, a tenant, my neighbour upstairs who has had a problem with the landlord (an agency in fact) and vanished. Some pigeons have built a nest on her balcony and others come to visit as well...result my balcony's edge gets sh** all over it and the landlord can't enter to get rid of the nest cause there is a legal eviction procedure in place.

If I had me an airgun though... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Airmail109
02-10-2008, 05:39 PM
Another thing, Airguns unless a high powered model, Dont kill bunnies. So don't try, mercy shots arn't nice.

roybaty
02-10-2008, 06:30 PM
Well my co-worker has a real pellet rifle, not a toy by any means http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif.

Rats, pigeons, squirrels, chipmunks, and if need be...bunnies are one shot kills.

Also I have seen people with .22 rimfire pistols try to kill rabid muskrats, and raccoons. It was pretty sad as they needed several shots http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif. If they had that pellet rifle they'd probably nailed them with one.

Don't get me wrong, I don't like the idea of shooting animals but sometimes it has to be done.

Airmail109
02-10-2008, 06:39 PM
Originally posted by roybaty:
Well my co-worker has a real pellet rifle, not a toy by any means http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif.

Rats, pigeons, squirrels, chipmunks, and if need be...bunnies are one shot kills.

Also I have seen people with .22 rimfire pistols try to kill rabid muskrats, and raccoons. It was pretty sad as they needed several shots http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif. If they had that pellet rifle they'd probably nailed them with one.

Don't get me wrong, I don't like the idea of shooting animals but sometimes it has to be done.

What caliber what power? Believe me, head shots with a .22 at 12 ft/lbs don't guarantee a kill. Even worse are .177s.

Just to give you an idea a .22 rimfire pistol chucks out rounds at about 100 ft/lbs. So i have no idea what you mean by a pellet gun being better. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif More accurate yes.

roybaty
02-10-2008, 06:52 PM
Maybe they were just horrible shots with pistols, but they needed 2-3 shots to put those animals down http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif.

Airmail109
02-10-2008, 06:54 PM
Originally posted by roybaty:
Maybe they were just horrible shots with pistols, but they needed 2-3 shots to put those animals down http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif.

They were using pistols and were not aiming/**** shots. My grandfather was an excellent shot with a pistol (RAF Marksman) and could get away with that but most don't have the skill.

Two of my dads uncles were snipers, one was an army champion shot. My dad is also an excellent shot. Runs in the family heheh.

madsarmy
02-11-2008, 01:37 AM
Originally posted by Aimail101:
Another thing, Airguns unless a high powered model, Dont kill bunnies. So don't try, mercy shots arn't nice.

Not true! Here in the UK the legal power limit is 12fpe/590fps. I kill rabbits stone dead at anything up to 50 yds. the 250+ rabbits I had last year would also disagree with you to, if they could.

Airmail109
02-11-2008, 03:10 AM
Originally posted by madsarmy:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Aimail101:
Another thing, Airguns unless a high powered model, Dont kill bunnies. So don't try, mercy shots arn't nice.

Not true! Here in the UK the legal power limit is 12fpe/590fps. I kill rabbits stone dead at anything up to 50 yds. the 250+ rabbits I had last year would also disagree with you to, if they could. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Huh maybe I was just unlucky with my .22, put me off though!

madsarmy
02-11-2008, 03:43 AM
To be honest Aimail a head shot is a must really, but my moto is. if in any doubt dont take the shot.
Here's the best place to put your pellet.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/tommybomb/brush-rabbit.jpg

han freak solo
02-11-2008, 07:30 AM
Yep, .22 firearms have plenty of power for small critters.

I use .22 CCI Stingers for one of my small pistols so that the action cycles reliably.

Out of a pistol length barrel the CCI Stinger is spec'd out at 1485 fps and 155 ft lbs at the muzzle.

Out of a rifle the same cartridge is spec'd out at 1640 fps and 191 ft lbs at the muzzle.

http://www.gunsandammomag.com/ballistics/

Back to airguns, I had to take out a possum once within 15 ft. and because of the time of night in a suburban community, I chose my .177 pump Crosman that could only reach as high as 560 fps. Because of the angle I only could get a gut shot from a rear quarter. Shooting it with a Beeman pointed tip pellet it made the possum run off another 15 ft. and then laid down to die. Just to be sure I put two more pellets in its skull from 2 feet above it.

I wished I could have taken a daylight shot when there would have been more noise outside to mask me shooting my .22 rifle. That would have been the better choice given what I had on hand.

han freak solo
02-11-2008, 09:20 PM
This thread needs some pics.

Tomorrow when the sun is out, I'll post a pic of what is currently my favorite kind of target.

It has something to do with McDonalds. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

Messaschnitzel
02-11-2008, 09:31 PM
I still have my Benjamin .22 air rifle that I got 2nd hand when I was a little kid. I'm guessing that it was made in the 1950's.

I like the CCI Velocitor .22's for rabbits, and regular lead round nose ammo that I modify with a semi-wadcutter flat for squirrels. I never cared for Stingers because I usually wreck squirrels when I have used these cartridges on them.

han freak solo
02-11-2008, 09:35 PM
BTW, I had to replace the piston seal and piston washer on the Predom-Lucznik about a month ago. Had to use Walther LP-53 parts since I can't find a source for the Polish copy.

Before and after the change, the pistol's adjustable sight still had it's elevation maxed out just to hit point of aim. The click adjustable screw was almost out of the barrel assembly which peeved me enough to file the front sight down 1/16". That brought everything in line exactly how it should be, now the rear sight has full elevation range where it didn't before.

I love this heavy and quirky .177 air pistol. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

http://www.lssdigital.com/lwpilot/pl.jpg

han freak solo
02-11-2008, 09:37 PM
Originally posted by Messaschnitzel:
I still have my Benjamin .22 air rifle that I got 2nd hand when I was a little kid. I'm guessing that it was made in the 1950's.

I like the CCI Velocitor .22's for rabbits, and regular lead round nose ammo that I modify with a semi-wadcutter flat for squirrels. I never cared for Stingers because I usually wreck squirrels when I have used these cartridges on them.

I have never used Stingers for my rifle, only for my little Beretta Bobcat 21A. About the only thing I've shot with the Bobcat are cans. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif

Messaschnitzel
02-11-2008, 10:30 PM
The only time I ever shot a .22 pistol was when my sister-in-law would practice with her .22 revolver that looked like a Colt Peacemaker. The rest of the pistols that I have owned or fired were of .25 caliber and up. I have always liked rifles and carbines better than pistols for some reason, and it never crossed my mind to get a pistol in .22 caliber.

Does anyone remember this clunky, breakdown .22 called the AR-7? My brother had one, and it really does float. I know because my brother tumped our canoe into some trees that were standing in Village Creek. I was stuck under the canoe, and when I got out from under it I saw my brother swimming off after the gun!

Airmail109
02-12-2008, 03:08 AM
Originally posted by madsarmy:
To be honest Aimail a head shot is a must really, but my moto is. if in any doubt dont take the shot.
Here's the best place to put your pellet.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/tommybomb/brush-rabbit.jpg

I know where to shoot lol. Thanks anyway. As I said, I must have been unlucky as thats where the round hit.

han freak solo
02-12-2008, 03:06 PM
Time for pics!

If anyone hasn't used a Red Dot sight before, I think they are fantastic.

My old eyes which are due for bi-focals (d@mmit!) have a hard time getting a pair of iron sights and the target all lined up anymore. I'm still not looking for magnification on something that is for short range, but I needed to be able to shoot decent again!.

Anyway, when I got the aforementioned Gamo air rifle for plinking, I popped a whole $30.00 US for an near bottom of the line BSA 30mm red dot sight. It only has one dot pattern and size which is 5 MOA. For 100 yards or less I can see using this on other rifles and pistols, too. For me, this sight is worth the money, I love it! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

Anyway, here are a few pics that just don't capture how visible the red dot really is.

How your eye sees the target with no magnification.
http://www.lssdigital.com/lwpilot/reddot1.jpg

A close up of what the red dot looks like. I couldn't sight the rifle well while taking a pic. The dot to the lower left of the blue target is very faint in this photo, but stands out well when viewing with your eye. Plus, the red dot is reflected to your eye much like a HUD. This pic shows the dot not centered only because of camera angle. With your eye centered on the sight, the red dot is centered in the glass.
http://www.lssdigital.com/lwpilot/reddot2.jpg


http://www.lssdigital.com/lwpilot/reddot3.jpg

The target today, courtesy of McDonalds. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
http://www.lssdigital.com/lwpilot/friend.jpg

http://www.lssdigital.com/lwpilot/nofriend.jpg

han freak solo
02-12-2008, 03:34 PM
Originally posted by Messaschnitzel:
Does anyone remember this clunky, breakdown .22 called the AR-7? My brother had one, and it really does float. I know because my brother tumped our canoe into some trees that were standing in Village Creek. I was stuck under the canoe, and when I got out from under it I saw my brother swimming off after the gun!

I remember them being for sale years ago even at the local sporting goods stores. I was curious about them when I was looking for a .22 rifle, but I ended up getting a Marlin 39AS lever action instead.

Messaschnitzel
02-12-2008, 05:09 PM
Originally posted by han freak solo:

I remember them being for sale years ago even at the local sporting goods stores. I was curious about them when I was looking for a .22 rifle, but I ended up getting a Marlin 39AS lever action instead.

I think you made the right choice. The AR7 that my brother had was a beater gun that you could shoot and never think about cleaning it very often because it looked so cheap.

Did you ever have or use a Remington Nylon 66? those were fun in the same sort of way as the AR7. You could brace the thing on your knee and bend it an inch out of line and it would snap back to where it was. A couple of kids I grew up with had one with a green stock and the other a brown one.

han freak solo
02-12-2008, 08:58 PM
Originally posted by Messaschnitzel:
Did you ever have or use a Remington Nylon 66? those were fun in the same sort of way as the AR7. You could brace the thing on your knee and bend it an inch out of line and it would snap back to where it was. A couple of kids I grew up with had one with a green stock and the other a brown one.

I never knew about that one. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif I had to Google it to find out. I grew up shooting my dad's Marlin semi-auto .22. For myself, I bought a Ruger 10-22 in the early '90s and it jammed too much on regular .22 brick ammo.

That Ruger is the only gun I ever traded in. I didn't realize until much later the huge following the 10-22 has. I probably could have done something interesting with it if I'd have kept it. Oh well. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

han freak solo
02-12-2008, 09:25 PM
Originally posted by DrHerb:
Cool Airgun Mod http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGRKYcsTImo

How'd I miss that the first time through?

If you discount the crazy notion of teenage mentality experimentation, this dude is actually shooting the structure of his garage. WTF? He can't find some wood somewhere? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

han freak solo
02-12-2008, 09:48 PM
you tube pigeon vid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Bnv9XPn6EA&feature=related)

Messaschnitzel
02-13-2008, 11:23 AM
Originally posted by han freak solo:

For myself, I bought a Ruger 10-22 in the early '90s and it jammed too much on regular .22 brick ammo.

That Ruger is the only gun I ever traded in. I didn't realize until much later the huge following the 10-22 has. I probably could have done something interesting with it if I'd have kept it. Oh well. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Here's some pics of what I did with my 10/22 a couple of years ago. I bought a drop in .17 M2 conversion barrel that fits the original Ruger stock and heavy bolt handle kit from E. Arthur Brown Co. for around $170.00. What I like about it is not only do I have what amounts to another gun, it is super easy to switch back to the original barrel. It also uses the standard Ruger rotary mags. Strange that your 10/22 jammed a lot. I have had mine since the mid '70's and I never had mine jam. It ate everything that it was fed.

the second pic shows the heavier bolt charging handle used with the .17M2 barrel to be able to handle the timing pressure increase. The third pic shows the .17M2, .22 Stinger, and the homemade semi wadcutter converted from standard lead roundnose ammo for comparison. Note that the .17M2 case is necked down from a Stinger length case.

I think that you should run out right now and get another 10/22! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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han freak solo
02-13-2008, 01:29 PM
Nice! My next Ruger purchase will probably be a Mini-14 of some sort. Supposedly the factory is making them more accurate than ever. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif

Messaschnitzel
02-13-2008, 01:54 PM
I bought a Mini 14 in 1980, and sold it in 1991 for $250.00. I can't believe that they are $900.00 now. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

han freak solo
02-13-2008, 09:00 PM
I made a lunch time stop in a local gun shop today. Even with the "Texas Discount" it's amazing what guns cost compared to even 15 years ago. I make more money than back then, but I seem to have much less money to spend. That's what marriage and kids will do to ya. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif