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i just got a new air gun..

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i know there are a bunch of air gun enthusiest here, so i thought i would share my joy....:D i just got a gamo shadow 1000....:)

this past x-mas i got $75 in accumilated gift cards, to our local outdoor store... it isn't that great.... i figured it would be good to use that towards a bigger purchase...:D

i went there on new years eve, right after i dropped my 2 boys off... so i can actually take my time and look... :mad:

i ended up scoring the gamo shadow 1000 combo.... for $140... it was on clearence...
i love it.. this thing is pretty darn accurate...

i plan on doing some major damage to our local squirell population this year..:D :D

mike..
 
haha, sounds great mike. I have a slavia 631 That I have taken numerous rabbits and partridge with, Its no gun, but at close to 800 fps, its one nice straight shooter, A "tac diver" if you will ;)
 
Excellent. Airguns have been used by various militaries to develop good trigger control.

Have fun dude. I have a HW 97 myself. Shooting reactive targets is good fun. Such as Tums, Alka Seltzer, Cheeze It's, eggs, Paintballs, or put up a paper plate of smeared food and shoot the flies that land.
 
i know there are a bunch of air gun enthusiest here, so i thought i would share my joy....:D i just got a gamo shadow 1000....:)

this past x-mas i got $75 in accumilated gift cards, to our local outdoor store... it isn't that great.... i figured it would be good to use that towards a bigger purchase...:D

i went there on new years eve, right after i dropped my 2 boys off... so i can actually take my time and look... :mad:

i ended up scoring the gamo shadow 1000 combo.... for $140... it was on clearence...
i love it.. this thing is pretty darn accurate...

i plan on doing some major damage to our local squirell population this year..:D :D

mike..

I got into air rifles last summer starting off with a Gamo 440 that I confiscated from my Dad. It's the same as the Shadow 1000, but with a wood stock. If you're shooting squirells with .117, I suggest you go for head shots. That way it's either hit or miss. IMO, this size pellet doesn't have the take down power to reliably get them with body shots humanely. I ended up getting a Beeman RX-2 .22 cal, to serve this purpose. Getting into this hobby really brought back memories of my childhood Red Ryder BB gun! Good luck with your new rifle and be safe!:)

Here's a few links for you or anyone interested in the air gun hobby,
http://www.airguninfo.com/
http://www.network54.com/Forum/79537/
http://www.pyramydair.com/ (good place to buy pellets, buy 3, get the 4th free)
http://www.pyramydair.com/blog/
http://charliedatuna.com/index.html (a place to get Gamo rifles tricked out)
 
I found that with the faster air rifles, especially the 44 Gamo, I had better range and accuracy with a heavy pellet and used to drill rats at 30m using a 8.7gn pellet.

Enjoy.
 
You guys do like to remind me about the things I have which are sitting around unused, don't you?

My uncle died back in the late '90s and one of the possessions of his that came my way is a Feinwerkbau Model 65. This is a "moving piston" or a "spring piston" air pistol. It was apparently an olympic-caliber pistol in it's day.

I've never used the Feinwerkbau but it's interesting to me because it has adjustments that allow it to simulate the kick and trigger pull of a "service pistol." This is a 1973 vintage air pistol so I'm guessing "service pistol" corresponds to a .45.

In other words, I can practice as if I'm using my .45, but without the expense of actually shooting a .45.

And now I have the itch to get myself out to a firing range and try it out. Better yet, I need to find some BLM land somewhere where I can plink to my heart's content. :D

And, yes, I blame you guys. :D :p :D
 
I got into air rifles last summer starting off with a Gamo 440 that I confiscated from my Dad. It's the same as the Shadow 1000, but with a wood stock. If you're shooting squirells with .117, I suggest you go for head shots. That way it's either hit or miss. IMO, this size pellet doesn't have the take down power to reliably get them with body shots humanely. I ended up getting a Beeman RX-2 .22 cal, to serve this purpose. Getting into this hobby really brought back memories of my childhood Red Ryder BB gun! Good luck with your new rifle and be safe!:)

Here's a few links for you or anyone interested in the air gun hobby,
http://www.airguninfo.com/
http://www.network54.com/Forum/79537/
http://www.pyramydair.com/ (good place to buy pellets, buy 3, get the 4th free)
http://www.pyramydair.com/blog/
http://charliedatuna.com/index.html (a place to get Gamo rifles tricked out)

el toro--- thanks for the links... :thumbup: i'll have to check some of those out...:)

shooting this gun has also brought back a lot of memories for me too... i grew up shooting bb/pellett guns.. i never had a red ryder, i had a few friends that had one though.. i never really like them much.... i used to shoot a daisy poweriline 880... it was a good gun at the time...

i was checking out the varmint hunter, i liked it, but it was a little out of my price range... though that red dot site would come in handy around here, we have a fig tree in my back yard that attracts all sorts of critters.... it is a frequent hang out spot for raccoons when the figs are in season...

mike
 
Congrats Mike. I was in the local Big5 and they had several of their airguns on sale and I almost bought the Shadow. They wanted 130.00 for it and I had enough to put a fair scope on it. Then I got to thinking, why not put that towards a good .22, so that's my goal this month. The only drawback, I can't shoot it in the house......;)
 
MtnfolkMike, I bought a Shadow two years ago, I love it. I think it's very accurate and the rear sight dials are great. Paid $150 for it then at Dick's Sporting Goods. I've taken red and grey squirrels, one small woodchuck, and numerous pidgeons in a friend's barn
 
i was just wondering, what you folks carry your pellett's in.... anything imparticular...

i was thinking about making a small little belt pouch for my pellett's.... :rolleyes:
 
yeah, I made a little leather pouch for mine,But a word of advice, make it very shallow, a deeper pouch is a curse for pellets, Another one I made to hold .22's and hornadys is a little deeper,but.
 
Hey Mike...

Nice gun....
I know alot of guys shoot them...

I also believe there are several mods for the gun to smooth it out..

Jimi who hangs out here did a similar mod on a slavia,, and it is by far one of the smoothest quietest pellet rifles I have ever shot in my life...

Doping up the Main spring with some good quality Moly lube will do wonders to alot of any shortcomings the rifle may have...

Whatever you do,, don't skimp on pellets..Buy good quality pellets, and try different brands and types...

You'll find that some pellets shoot better than others,, and don't use those real light plastic pellets,, you'll FUBAR the spring...

Air rifles are Awesome.. I do alot of hunting with mine...

Happy Shooting

ttyle

Eric
O/ST
 
thanks eric..:thumbup:

so far this gun is awesome....:thumbup: i am going to have to look into some better pellett's though...

cheers... mike
 
My uncle died back in the late '90s and one of the possessions of his that came my way is a Feinwerkbau Model 65. This is a "moving piston" or a "spring piston" air pistol. It was apparently an olympic-caliber pistol in it's day.

I've never used the Feinwerkbau but it's interesting to me because it has adjustments that allow it to simulate the kick and trigger pull of a "service pistol." This is a 1973 vintage air pistol so I'm guessing "service pistol" corresponds to a .45.

Very nice! I tried to find a recoil compensated spring piston pistol, but they are not build anymore and the ones that are for sale on the "used" market were outside my price range. But service pistol is likely going to refer to a Walter PPK or a P38 (former Dienst- [Service] Pistole of the German police and army respectively), both 9mm.

I like my Pardini K58 SSP matchpistol not that much power but far more accurate than me :eek: .
 
i was just wondering, what you folks carry your pellett's in.... anything imparticular...

i was thinking about making a small little belt pouch for my pellett's.... :rolleyes:

When target shooting from a rest, I just leave them in the tin. When out and about, I usually just stick a small handful in my pocket. If you do this, make sure there is no lint on the pellet before you put it in the chamber!

As for pellets, I've had luck with Beeman Kodiaks and FTS. You might want to buy a few different types to see which ones shoot best.
 
Congrats on a good deal. I have been thinking about picking up a serious air rifle for training and as a possible survival hunter.


:D I did pick up a pair of Red Riders for 5$ a pop at Dicks over christmas. I gave one to my 9 year old neice and the other i kept to practice in the basement.
 
What makes a great pouch is a coin purse with a metal snap frame. Shallow, easy to open, and it will easily hold 500 pellets. And then you have the little can to put something else into, like fishing line and hooks.
 
What makes a great pouch is a coin purse with a metal snap frame. Shallow, easy to open, and it will easily hold 500 pellets. And then you have the little can to put something else into, like fishing line and hooks.

great idea... thanks...:thumbup:

mike
 
I've been into airguns for years,and my shadow is my knockaround gun.I've takin squirrels with head and chest shots.I use crosman premier L or hp's.It's all about shot placement,nice gun!
 
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