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Old 08-07-2007, 08:39 PM   #1
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I LOVE my new pellet rifle

I ended up returning the Quest .22 air rifle I got a week ago. It wouldnt shoot accurately AT ALL...and no, it wasnt me!

Within 5 shots I had my new GAMO CFX .22 zero'd in. My next 5 shots all were in the same .5" hole at 20 yards. I was even stacking pellets at 45 yards!!!!!!!!

To me, 45 yards for a stock pellet rifle is FAR....or it was, until I shot this thing. It has an el-cheapo 4x32 scope on it that came with the gun. The quality of this thing amazes me when compared to the CRAP Crosman I had.

If anyone is considering looking for an airgun...GET THE CFX...you wont regret it.

Trying to hit quarter-sized targets at 50 yards on a windy day can be relaxing...I promise!
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Old 08-07-2007, 09:05 PM   #2
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Now you just have to figure out the optimum pellet for use in this gun. I've read Gamo Hunter gave best results. Make sense. In a Gamo gun? Who knew.

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What does it cost, Fed?

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Old 08-07-2007, 09:44 PM   #4
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This gun cost me 215 with the scope included. much better comboa than the Crosman Quest for $115. It was the cheapest .22 I could find...and look what happened!!!

I am shooting Gamo Match (wadcutters) right now, because i stocked up. but hunters are next on my list to try...theyre pretty cheap and should hold up better to those 45 yard shots!
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Old 08-08-2007, 05:29 AM   #5
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I just bought a CO2 pellet pistol, from Walmart $59. I got it all loaded up, and I haven't seen a single chicken try to eat my tomatoes.

Who said that guns don't deter thiefs.
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Old 08-08-2007, 08:54 AM   #6
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I'm just curious... What do you do with a pellet gun? Target practice? I went target shooting with my husband once, but with real and scary guns. Just wondering about the pellet guns.
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I'm just curious... What do you do with a pellet gun? Target practice? I went target shooting with my husband once, but with real and scary guns. Just wondering about the pellet guns.
Yes, I target shoot. Its pretty exhilerating to hit a 1/2" target from 50 yards...you have to perfect your shooting technique to do so....even the smallest hiccup will make a big difference 150 ft down range


I also use it for varmit/pest control.... I have these crazy squirrels that will run into my attached garage if you dont spook them...ive had my share of fun coaxing squirrels out of my home... i also have a groundhog that tore up my cat once...so if he ever comes out from under the shed, he's gonna feel the wrath of the .22!
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Hey kid! You'll shoot your eye out!
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I used to shoot possums in the butt to keep 'em away from the avocados, but they are too stupid to know they've been shot and should go away, so I stopped. Maybe they faked me out. Capping gophers is pretty challenging as they don't pop out of their holes for long.
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Thanks. I think I'll keep this in mind, in case I want something new to do. Shoot at targets, that is...not varmits.
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I just bought a CO2 pellet pistol, from Walmart
Tell me you arent trusting something from walmart that has both a compressed air charge in it AND a projectile?
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What is the problem :confused: I'm sure it is a manufactured to rigorous Walmart standards by highly paid Chinese woman in state of the art factories.
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Crosman Model 372 PA .22 cal. My in town varmint gun. Makes a cracked whip sort of noise when fired. Nobody knows a thing--except the varmints. And some of them don't even know is my guess. Fun for plinking cans too.
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