Are pellet guns an OK subject on this site?


September 24, 2010, 03:37 PM
I'm new, and just curious about this. They're good for training and for pests, also fun.

I've got an old Sheridan in .20
A Crosman 1377 I just got that's in .177
A Gamo Delta - .177
A Crosman 1077 (repeater but piece 'o' junk, don't get one) it works like a revolver inside, for some reason I thought this would be good for coons, nope, a .22 hollowpoint is.

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September 24, 2010, 07:47 PM
I have a Chinese trainer in .22 that looks like an SKS, two Romanian trainers in .177,a Turk break-barrel ''Winchester'', and a boat load of various look alike co2 pistols. At 52, I guess I just never grew up. That's what the wife says, anyways.That ''1077'' look kinda sorta like a 10/22?

September 25, 2010, 01:28 AM
Yeah I guess the 1077 may look a bit like a 10/22, it's got a grey stock, loads with clips, runs on CO2, the thing is, it's not very accurate, velocity goes to poo in no time, and I guess it's great for kid stuff, setting up Necco wafers and bustin' 'em, and so on, but I like guns that can at least put a crow out of business. Yes they are tough birds but 500 fps in 177 if you get close in, shot placement, will do it.

The Sheridan is also a recent buy, at a garage sale, what a find, wanted one since I was a kid. But it's so different, fires a slow, heavy pellet extremely quietly. I try a few shots every day because when they've been stored a while they can lose velocity, and for me to get used to its ways. It's accurate, and without the sturm and drang of your typical break-barrel, it might attract a lot less attention with its quiet "plock" nailing squirrels and crows. It might be decent possum and coon medicine too, I have a feeling it may be one I'll never sell.

But the 1077, not recommended unless you just want fun shooting crackers, sugar cubes, etc for giggles. There's certainly a place for that in the scheme of things.

September 25, 2010, 01:51 AM
I use to have an old Crossman .357 that shot .177 pellets with a Co2 cartridge. It was accurate. The sparrows and starlings will attest to that. Nothing but feathers left. Not bad on mice either in the barn.

September 25, 2010, 02:08 PM
Lloveless one of those showed up at a local swap meet, illegal to sell there of course and I told the guy to be careful, but what I really should have done was to have solved the problem by buying it.

September 26, 2010, 01:52 PM
I have a crosman american classic pump .177 Model 1377. It's the only air gun I have. Bought the thing when I was 16Yrs. old and had lots of fun with it.

Recently used it to dispatch a trapped raccoon and it did nothing but piss it off. 5 shots w/pointed pellets to the head and coon just laughed at me. Ended using my neighbors ruger 10/22 rifle to send it to coon heaven.

Some of my co-workers who are avid hunters recommended using a GAMO rifle next time. Which model is the most compact and quietest?? I live in the suburbs but houses are close together. If neighbors hear gun fire they will the cops and I don't feel like getting charged w/discharging firearm in public. Shooting air guns in your yard are acceptable to the local cops.

September 26, 2010, 02:30 PM
I've tried a GAMO on tough game like large possums and coon, and yep it only annoys them. A Remington "Subsonic" (which is standard-velocity) hollowpoint out of my Marlin bolt action rifle does a fine job on 'em.

CB Shorts or Longs are also not powerful enough and not being hollow points, the round tend to go on through. You can try drilling a little hole in the end of the bullet - not too deep! - or cut a criss-cross on the end with a pocket knife, or dispatch the critter another way. One way is to stick the coon IN THE TRAP don't try to take the sucker out, into a large airtight trash can, put in a block of dry ice, that's CO2 which is heavy, it'll "melt" and fill the container with CO2, should be fairly humane. Leave a few hours or overnight to make sure Mr. Coon has really checked out, then take dead coon to your local Denny's and ask loudly, "Can you cook this?"

Hot brass
October 2, 2010, 06:36 PM
Flobert, your .20 cal Sheridan will kill most pests with proper shot placement.

October 2, 2010, 09:57 PM
I've tried a couple times posting a question on CO2 pistols, but have never gotten a response. So let me ping this off you guys:

I'm looking for a CO2 pistol to use as a training aid, so I can do things in my backyard. I was thinking either the Crosman T4, or the Gamo PT-80, leaning towards the Crosman T4. I do not have a firearm pistol yet, haven't had time to go test fire any yet since leaving for the land of freedom.


October 2, 2010, 10:13 PM
The Sheridan is also a recent buy, at a garage sale, what a find, wanted one since I was a kid. But it's so different, fires a slow, heavy pellet extremely quietly.With lightweight pellets, a Sheridan in good condition will crank them out at between 650 and 700 fps pumped to the maximum 8 pumps.

The original heavy Sheridan cylindrical pellets will typically run about 580fps with 8 pumps.

My Sheridan would get more use except that it's one of the loudest airguns I own. I wonder if maybe the reason yours is so quiet and shooting so slowly is that it has an air leak? Pyramyd air is now selling some rebuild kits for the Sheridan rifles. I rebuilt mine recently with one of the kits when it stopped taking air when pumped.

The 1077 has the same limitation that all CO2 multi-shot airguns have. If you crank off a lot of shots in a hurry, the CO2 cartridge temperature drops dramatically and that lowers the pressure and therefore the velocity until the temperature comes back up.

October 3, 2010, 07:58 PM
The Old Sheridan Blue Streak Air Rifles will hit hard and kill Tree Rats out to 30 feet.

October 5, 2010, 08:25 PM
I have been trying to find a pic of my C02 Pellet pistol. It looks just like the 22magnum AutoMag. Terrible trigger but very accurate! I'll take a pic of it next time I dig it out.

October 17, 2010, 03:42 PM
xcgates check out Pyramid Air. They should be able to help you find anything you may need. Their number is 216 896 0893 extension 262

October 17, 2010, 05:51 PM
Is that The phone number doesn't quite match up with website number.

October 17, 2010, 06:49 PM
I just finished an overhaul on an old Slavia .177 pellet rifle that belonged to my grandpa, who died before I was born, making this at least 51 years old. It still shoots 1" groups at 25 feet in my garage, haven't done much more than run off stray dogs with it other than that. I matte black powdercoated pretty much everything metal on the exterior, had to do a bit of mig welding buildup on some worn parts inside, and stripped and refinished the stock. It's a fun and cheap shooter.

October 17, 2010, 07:15 PM
Saw a break- barrel .25 rifle on Pursuit channel last night take out a 125# hog with a single shot to the brain. Pig-skulls are sort of thick, I think. Pig just went stiff-legged, sat down, and died of heebie-jeebies. Nice quiet sniper gun, but too slow on reload.

October 17, 2010, 07:53 PM
Sheridan "streaks" can be modified to put out over 900fps in .20cal configuration. At that point, it's got more than enough power to drop any critter up to 10lbs.

October 18, 2010, 04:32 PM
Is that The phone number doesn't quite match up with website number. That's them. Sorry about the local number, they're about 40 blocks from where I work.

October 25, 2010, 04:01 AM
it seems difficult these days to find a pellet gun or bb gun with good adjustable iron sights for under 80$

it seems like most have fiber optic front sights that are too fat for fine aiming.
and some have fixed sights that are crooked, and the scope monts are to flimsy and canted.

October 25, 2010, 04:45 AM
I've killed a 1000 or so Turtles with my GAMO Shadow Sport 1200fps .177. I'm sighted in with a 3x9 Scope at around 70 yds. GAMO makes one that will kill a Hog 1600fps.

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