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  1. soundmotor

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    Is that a Lew Horton model?
     

     

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  2. soundmotor

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    I've never found .22 birdshot worth a damn beyond 5 feet. Out of a rifled barrel the shot mass spins and is diminished fairly quickly.

    I doubt you'd get more than a few pellets into target from 30'. Stick with a pellet gun.
     
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  3. soundmotor

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    What the eff kind of rounds are you shooting man, steel-core AP into flint?
     
  4. mfrench

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    Do both the spring type and NP types do that jump all over the place thing?
    That is something that I wasn't expecting, and find to be very disappointing. By the time I had the scope sighted in, the rail mounting thumb screws had loosened, and needed to be tightened.
    At this point, I have extreme faith in my silly little Crosman 2100 Classic 177multi-pump. I'm able to screw a pellet in right below their ear, consistently, with open sights. I'm only just barely able to hit target with the Ruger.

    To the PCP type,..
    Have you ever tried the hand pumps?
    The PCP seems to be a whole other level of commitment that I'm not sure off, and that I know Sarge will get a wrinkled look on her face about.
    I've been looking into them now, and, the entry level, with a high pressure hand pump, starts at twice what the Ruger ran. Beyond that, its a wide open expense.
     
  5. Yamaki

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    For those exasperating looseninag screws, use a bit of blue LocTite thread locker. You can still remove the screws if necessary but they won't back out on their own.
     
  6. dB happy

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    There's what I'm starting with. PSA M4 classic kit, Aero Precision M4E1 lower, and a cheapo UTG rear sight.
     
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  7. Yamaki

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    Sweet!
     
  8. MaxxVolume

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    No, just the "standard issue" from S&W....(but, I always wondered if these Limited Edition run guns got any special "in-house" treatment....this thing shoots like a dream, everyone I ever let shoot it wanted to buy it off me.... :) )
     
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  9. MaxxVolume

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    Agreed....Red LocTite should be reserved for things you`re pretty sure you`ll NEVER have to take apart again....
     
  10. Yamaki

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    Yup but as far as scope bases, optic mounts, etc....I find I do dismount those from time to time so I never red loctite them. I hate heating things up to the point the finish starts coming off. :eek: Been there, done that. :(
     
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    Attesting to the durability of LocTite Red:
    Many moons ago, one of my cycling friends had a rear wheel with a French thread hub, where someone had put a conflicting thread freewheel on, and tried to force the two dissimilar threads, totally boogering up both components. Keith (my friend) was putting together a fixed-gear bike, so I took that mangled French hub, cleaned it well with Acetone, and mounted a 15-tooth fixed sprocket on it, secured with Red LocTite.

    Now, Keith was not a real big guy, maybe 145 lbs., but was a strong rider....he used that wheel on many training rides, doing "intervals", where maximum effort was applied, followed by a bit of easier pedaling, then repeated many times. That wheel held up as if it was welded together, it never even showed signs of loosening at all !
     

     

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  12. mkane

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    Never thought about bad guys when shotting paper, to each his own I suppose. mfrench, springers are tough on everything. Scopes, mounts, you. Get some good quality rings. They won't move especially when used with a Picatinny rail. Practice and patience is needed when getting used to springers. I never warmed up to pcp because of all the associated gear. .22 rimfire bird shot's good for large bugs, up close.
     
  13. mfrench

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    OK,... decision made today,..
    I'm not at all happy with the jumping of the Ruger/springer. So, I spent about an hour rebuilding the orignal packing and box; on delivery, the gun had destroyed it orignal packaging, and the butt was hanging out into the outer box; really poor packing job by the shipper, and, by Ruger, both.
    I got it repacked, with some added foam insulation sheet pieces, and added cardboard, and it will be heading back on monday.
    I tried my neighbors NP-type, and it was no less jumpy. I'm guess I'm developing an opinion about break-barrel shooting irons now.

    I'm seriously looking into the PCP type, as it seems like the only other option that will allow a scope without completely destroying it.
    I like the Crosman variable pump system well enough, but, the pumping of the gun would be worse on a scope than the springer bounce.
    From what I've read, the PCP types are quiet, and don't bounce. I was watching some videos of PCP shooting, with cameras mounted to the scopes, and, the results speak volumes to the reduced kick, or, lack of kick, in that system. I'm big enough that the hand pumps don't worry me, as an entry level purchase.
     
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    You need a scope that's built just for airguns. I bought my Beeman R1/Beeman Blue ribbon scope in 1990 and it's still going strong. albeit this combo cost about $1500 back then. Come on up and shoot mine.
     
  15. dB happy

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    Finished product.
     
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  16. Yamaki

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    Great result. Good luck at the range.
     
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    Old school target revolver porn. 1948 Smith and Wesson K-38 Masterpiece...

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  18. Yamaki

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    That's a nice Smith!
     
  19. soundmotor

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    Oooh is that nice! I have a K-38 but a late 70s one w/ original box. There was a time (~right after hicap fever hit) when K-frame .38SPLs would just sit in the used gun cases for months with puny little price tags. I wish I'd bought more of them as they are superb wheelguns. Any with a pinned barrel are also from the hand-fitting era of S&W too.
     
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    My brother has a "portable" target that they pull out in the orchard and do some target shooting. I've saved this for about 20 years, so I think I'll donate it to the cause. It's about 27 1/2" diameter and just over 1 1/2" thick, thanks you government surplus sales. target.jpg
     
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