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  1. mkane

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    great 1000yd target
     
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    Do you shoot at the steel plate, too?
     
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  3. soundmotor

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    Time period was right for Lew Horton "odd ducks" from the S&W line. My 686 2.5" is one of those. Horton's moved a lot of weight for S&W and I've heard (vile gossip and all anecdotal) they could call them up and essentially say "Hey, can you put a short barrel and round butt on 300 of those for us?" and S&W would do it. Some of their odd ducks though were really cool combos. My 686 is not one of them though, it has the balance of a steam iron. My 6.5" one way better to carry and shoot.
     
  4. mfrench

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    After the Ruger disappointment, with the jumpiness of the springer/break barrel design, I started looking into this PCP type design. I didn't want to spend large dollars on a squirrel popper, which is an easy direction with this platform ($750++ average). So I started looking into entry level plinkers.
    Then I found this new Beeman, and started reading reviews and watching vids. This one seems like a great starting base, with aftermarket building options available, such as a barrel brake shroud, in case its a bit loud.

    Beeman Chief .22 cal PCP single shot
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    It was a total challenge to find a single shot at the entry level of this design platform (PCP). The category is plumb full of 10-shot repeaters, and the likes. The cartridges look pretty cheaply made, and, in my mind, a source of problems.
    Real hardwood stock
    Multi-stage adjustable metal trigger mechanism.
    Flat top dovetail "rail" for scopes
    Fiber optic open sights
     
  5. mkane

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    Expane your search. I'm wouldn't buy a new Beeman these days. Quality isn't what it used to be when they were made here. Expand your search.
     
  6. mfrench

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    Such as?? a serious question. please and thanks.
    I've spent considerable time researching it over the last week. There are not a lot of inexpensive options in this platform, with the features that I want (want minimalist). What I've found hovering around the $200 and less category are very few; even ranging up to $300. I can easily find something from $350 and up, but, am not wanting to spend that, or even near that, for rodent removal.
    And by that, I mean, as perfect example, my $60, hollow plastic stock, 2 pound, Crosman 2100 Classic, which has been a rodent popping monster; seriously, I've taken at least 60 in the last two months with that cheap hollow plastic .177 pop gun. The only thing I can fault it with is its lack of ability to handle a scope. It has a cast-in scope rail built into the receiver (two piece cast alloy receiver). But, the slamming action of pumping it up would destroy a scope. So, I've never had one on it.
    The Crosman has been effective to out to 80'. But at that distance its a guessing game for aiming it with open sights.
    What I need is a minimalist single shot, with the ability to shoot accurately, handle a scope, and be ranged from 60'++ to take up where the Crosman drops off.

    We'll see. Its due for delivery tomorrow, and the hand pump is due the following day.
     

     

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  7. dB happy

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    Well, the $400 ar15 works good. The cheapo rear sight, not so much. 60rds, zero malfunctions. I ordered a sig romeo 5 red dot for it, and I'll get an mbus eventually so I have cowitness. I have named it Elcheapo!
     
  8. Yamaki

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    That's good to hear, @dB happy !

    I think you'll like the Romeo 5.
     
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  9. MaxxVolume

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    Yeah, for that Barrett or MacMillen "Fitty" that you might have in your closet.... :)
     
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    https://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/Benj...n=NOW-IN-STOCK-Marauder-Field-Target-Benjamin
     
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  11. mfrench

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    I looked at that one quite a bit. But, my budget doesn't allow for that (3x+ over my budget).
    And, this might be a bit of an odd parameter, but, I'm really not into the multi-round magazine thing. A major part of my search was for a single shot. And that is a tough parameter to find in the PCP platform.
     

     

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  12. mfrench

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    I hope you guys are alright with my pop gun talk?!
    In researching the new .22, I found this for my Crosman 2100. Earlier, I posted a pic with my two-tone fingernail polish front sight. Well, this sight arrived yesterday. It required a change in rear sight elevation. In five minutes, I was whacking dead center again. What a major difference compared to the old sight!
    It was a nice snug fit that needed the slightest tapping to seat it. It fit better than the original sight.
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    Nice find. I wish I could use open sights. My vision sucks so I'm stuck with optics. There is an advantage using a rifle with a multi-round magazine when the digger squirrel goes running.
     
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    My right eye has taken a few hard licks over the years, and is a bit fuzzy on that side; not bad, just not clear. So, I take a lot of non-standard shots with open sights, aiming with my left eye, and, everything else from the right (at first). Then, I started working on the ambidextrous thing, and, am now able to shoot right or left. My left eye is definitely more clear. I've made a couple of really long shots (for a pellet gun) from the left side.
    It is still really weird feeling to go left, but, I no longer look like a complete imbecile trying to mount the gun to the left.
     
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    Well, i was going to try to hold out until I'd actually used this thing. But the hand pump just got delayed from the manufacturer.
    Unwrapping porn,...
    Beeman 1322 QB Chief .22 caliber single shot PCP Air Rifle:
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    And,... who knew??,... It came with it own mirophone capsule up near the muzzle! Total bonus (to a live music recordist)!!
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    The stock,... it actually fits my shoulder, without undue neck strain trying t fold my neck down to sight the thing.
    It feels really solid. The stock is quite nice; perhaps over finished a wee bit, where they did a fogging of stain to cover the grain a bit (hiding imperfections I suspect). But I'm a retired finisher, and, know what I'm looking at/for in finishing, so probably being too critical.
     
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  16. mfrench

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    Hand pump arrived today. Sighting in commenced.
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    #1, as out of the box
    #2 - 2 clicks left
    #3 - bottomed out rear sight
    #4 @ 6 o'clock sighting
    #5 went to Sarge, and she shot it into the hillside, just to see how it felt. She hated the springer kick; and loved this one.
    #6 hit its mark in the form of a furry tailed rat.
    #7 ^

    #3 confirmed to me that it was sighted at 6 O'Clock. I sighted #4 at the lower circle intersect point, and, #4 hit pretty close to home. All sighted at 60'
    This was as low as the rear sight would go. I like 6 o'clock sighting, and have used it well with my Crosman. So, we're good to go.

    The gun barely shuddered on firing, but, is quite loud! I loved the lack of Mule kick from an air gun,.. huge bonus points!
     
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  17. Yamaki

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    Packed up the load out and took the wife to the foothills of the Coast Range for a little shooting today.

    She got to shoot steel with her EBR (Evil Black Rifle) M&P 15-22, then she switched to the Ruger MKIV .22LR semi-auto pistol for some steel banging fun.

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    I played with some bigger bullets, .45ACP, 5.56 x 45 NATO and some 7.62 x 51 NATO.

    Out first was my Springfield Champion Lightweight Operator. This 1911 is just so slick and accurate. It's like an extension of my hand and I was popping steel with it pretty quickly today. I actually looped the 4" steel disk over and around the 2x4 it was chained to. :D

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    Next it was the Ruger SR556.

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    And then it was time for some bigger bullets and out came the Ruger SR762

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    Saturday I have a date with another 7.62 x 51 chambered semi-auto, a Springfield Armory M1A Loaded. It belongs to a friend and he wants to try out my 762 and I'm gonna get some of that M1A goodness in return.

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    Yup...mine has been into Ruger's shop for the update.
     
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    Daily carries. Carried a full frame Kimber 1911 for 7 years before I came to my senses.
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