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Ruger Impact .22

Discussion in 'Air Guns' started by Snidely70431, Oct 16, 2018.

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  1. Snidely70431

    Snidely70431 Member

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    I buy a lot of air guns from local pawn shops. Taking them home, I often find out why they were sold. The Ruger Impact .22 I tested tonight is a very pleasant exception. 25 shots at 25' seated, elbows supported, and not a single flyer.
    From Ruger's web site:
    Ruger® Impact

    The Ruger® Impact air rifle provides lots of shooting fun, whether you are out plinking or small game hunting. The .22 caliber makes this gun great for taking out small game or pests. At 1000 fps, there is plenty of speed to get the job done. This air rifle also comes with the patented SilencAir system, which uses a five-chamber baffle system to quiet the muzzle noise of the rifle. The Impact comes packaged with a scope that is mounted to a Picatinny rail base. The wood stock combines traditional styling with a modern touch. The break-barrel design allows for easy loading and recharging of the spring piston. Manufactured under license from Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
     
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  2. tallpaul

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    you aren't getting 1000 fps out of a .22 impact with normal pellets anyhow .. did you chrony it?
     
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    1000 fps is the "rated" MV of the rifle with alloy pellets. 800 fps is for lead pellets. Looks like a fun gun for under $100 (refurb)
     
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  4. tallpaul

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    I doubt 800 fps is a real velocity for the .22 - I need to get mine back from a bud I loaned mine to and chrony it...
     
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  5. TheDr

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    I had the impact. 22 and with crosman lead premier hollow points,was getting really close to 800fps.
    Thing is a tack driver.
    Actually not made by ruger,just Carrie's their name. Made by umarex.
    Also bought a hatsan edge in 22 from flea bay. Brand new.
    Took about 200 shots to settle it down,and it shoots the advertised fps with lead. That's what they test them with.
    Makes a twang sound when shot,cause of the cheap hollow stock,but hands down the most accurate air rifle I've handled besides a pcp. Best 100 buck gun I've found.
     
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  6. tallpaul

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    I got my impact back a couple weeks ago and just dug out my chrony... .22 premier hollowpoints are running 710-725 fps on my chrony... like I thought if ya are getting a lot higher it will be dieseling and or light alloy pellets... the more it gets shot the smoother it gets :)
     
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  7. TheDr

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    All break barrel (springers) take 200to 400 shots to settle down.
    And all manufacturers use light alloy pellets to get the advertised speeds...except hatsan. They use lead.
    The river impact is a great rifle,have one and love it. Drops squirells fast.
    Getting the impact max cause its on sale at Walmart here for 100.
    Same rifle just beefier spring.
    I don't shoot those alloy pellets anymore.
    They don't offer snuff resistance and your spring or piston slams to the breaking point with them.
    I'm an air gun junkie..hu t year round with em and they're legal for deer here (.40 and larger)
    The dragon claw .50 is a deer dropper.
    Love that rifle
     
  8. tallpaul

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    I have been in the adult airgun game since the 70's... as a kid I spent about 200 for a weireich (HW) 50 - which I still have and shoot :) - I know a bit about the quality springers... and the break in procedures :) the standard has always been a tin or two before they settle in ... without a custom tune! and even that gets better as ya shoot one.the cheapies are newer to me but some work great... I favor the traditional pellets for accuracy and performance... I will take accuraccy over gimmics/power and speed that is not as advertised :) got into pcp a few years ago and I have had my DAQ .50 since before the big bore rediscovery and all these new ones :D Someday I will try it on a deeror pig... not legal here yet.
     
  9. TheDr

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    I've a marauder in .25.
    Thing is dead on accurate.
    Question for ya.
    My buddy has the exact same rifle,but mine came with a Green Mountain barrel,and his didn't. I emailed crosman and got no reply
    You know anything of them switching barrels?
    And do u know.of any store besides online that sells .25 pellets?
    Heck my dragon claw, I just use the muzzleloader bullets.
    Its an air HOG!
    Get 3 great shots per fill,then 2 dumpers.
     
  10. tallpaul

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    I have a .177 .22.and .25 marauders... a marader pistol- I like em.the >25 is my newest and all I ever heard was they use greenmountain barrels on them. I need to shimmy scope on it or get a adjustable mount to stretch her legs a bit. There are a couple big airgun forums- the "yellow" forum and the gateway to airguns" forums... as far as .25 you have to look around in your sporting good stores... I like pyramid air for pellets- they have deals of buy so many get one free... just stock up;) they host a shoot that I usually goto and buy a bunch of pellets then...
     
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  11. TheDr

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    pyramid is great.
    Yep..buy 3 get 1 free.
    Have a center point (by crosman) crossbow scope.
    Its 4x32 and multi reticle.
    set the top at 25 yards and the other 3 fall in at 25 yard intervals.
    At 100yards,from a bench...5 pellets in less than an inch.
     
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