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Old May 28th, 2010, 07:40 PM
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Air rifles - anyone into them

Looking for advice on an air rifle. Any recommendations welcome as sound is a big issue, looking for a quite gun and it is primarily for plinking and the odd rabbit eating the veggie patch. Because of noise, I stayed a way from the .22, stuck with .177and I have found 2 I like: RWS 34 Meisterschutzer pro and the Benjamin Trail Nitro. Each is about $230 Had a Diana as a kid and loved it, but the Benj is well regarded.
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When I was a kid, Benjamin and Sheridan were the best. I believe they merged and the combined company is now owned by Crosman. I still have a 35 yr old Sheridan Blue Streak. Tons o' fun.
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Why not get a 10/22 and supress it if noise is your concern

( mine all you hear is the action cycling )
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Back in the day in Baltimore we used to take out rats with .22 CB shorts, sounds like a cap gun if that. had .177 too but the .22 was a bit more effective. Average range about 60 feet I'd say.
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Very limited on what can be done. Livin' an urban life in Southern California mean major controls on shooting. I can understand it with the idiots shooting everything that moves - meaning each other-.
There is a Crosman .22 I looked at, but cracked like a real .22
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There is a gun made by Gamo, called the whisper. Has what they refer to as a sound suppresor on the end, but I have never heard it fired so I don't know if it works or not.
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Lots of good info here:

http://www.airgunsofarizona.com/
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Ive got one of these. Very quiet, powerful and effective.

http://www.varminthunter.net/
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If noise is a concern then reconsider a 20 or 22 caliber air rifle vs. a .177, you want to keep the projectile subsonic for less noise. Years ago a buddy had a Beeman r7 and that was a sweet shooting little gun.
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Had a RWS mod 24 several years ago,wish I kept it .
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have to look into that. they have shot spotter here that can locate the source of gunfire. supposedly. But they sure didn't have that stuff back in the 80's in Bmore. Besides we would only pop off the occasional round or three when one of the little bastards showed its snout. While other firearm users in the area were using ammo at a slightly higher rate. We would just sort of get drowned out

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If noise is a concern then reconsider a 20 or 22 caliber air rifle vs. a .177, you want to keep the projectile subsonic for less noise. Years ago a buddy had a Beeman r7 and that was a sweet shooting little gun.
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