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Dumb me, I already had a R9 Goldfinger when I bought the Gamo. What was I thinking? Maybe that it would be quieter than the Beeman, but it's not. It was cheap on sale at Big Five for $139.95. Tried to sell the Big Cat last weekend without a scope, which I threw away, for $50.00 and the guy brought it back yesterday. Not accurate enough for him. I put a different scope on the thing and even bought an aftermarket trigger which I have not installed because I gave up on it after the new scope didn't help. Maybe we just got bad ones. Woodog

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The problem is you guys don't know how to shoot airguns............Just joking guys LOL . I guess that model is a pos then. The one i had was bought 5 years ago and it was a different style then the ones i see now.

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Seriously Johnny I'm not trying to sell you something more expensive. I just don't want you to waste the money finding out what we already know.

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Think for accuracy,you must experiment with different pellet weights especially with air rifles shooting 1000 + FPS in .177....Think Gamo tested theirs with a 5.4 gr pellet (maybe lighter) just to be able to claim 1000 FPS...if it were me,I'd shoot 8.4 or 10.2 gr and see if accuracy improves..

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I understand, I don't have my gamo anymore it was stolen if i did I could show a group. I need a new air rifle all i have is a Ben Sheridan and it makes so much noise when i pump it all the pigeons fly out of the barn. how much would a used beeman r9 be worth i know a guy that might sell one .The wood looks like it was dragged behind a truck.

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I'm sure you could get it for cheap. I like my old Sheridan too but it's really loud like you say. My other airguns are really quiet. My AA410ERB is so quiet the pellet hitting the animal is louder than the gun. I shot some English sparrows the other evening and they didn't fly off as I was shooting their buddies. :crazy:

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I understand, I don't have my gamo anymore it was stolen if i did I could show a group. I need a new air rifle all i have is a Ben Sheridan and it makes so much noise when i pump it all the pigeons fly out of the barn. how much would a used beeman r9 be worth i know a guy that might sell one .The wood looks like it was dragged behind a truck.
I doubt that you will be able to find a used R9 Goldfinger unless someone is getting divorced. Actually the fit and finish are pretty nice. My only dislike is that Beeman put a dark brown stain over a nice piece of wood. Buy what you can afford and make it work for you. The Goldfinger is not cheap at around $500, but the Gamo I bought is a piece of dog poop at $140.Woodog

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My beeman GF(while it's a break action, GF does not mean girl friend in this case :rolleyes:) is about a month old now and I have about 100 pellets(crow mags) thru it. What I have found is that poi varies greatly depending on how it's held or braced. From a bag it's dead on, however, from shooting sticks it's consistently low left and not reliable for taking of game. I also need to get my hands on some JSB Diablo's as I feel accuracy could be improved by using a different pellet. It will take some more time to figure this one out.

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All springer air rifles are hold and grip sensitive. I've also shot over 30 types of pellets to find the ones that work the best accuracy wise and those were the JSB's. If you plan to shoot offhand I recommend a soft leather glove for your forearm shooting hand. You want the gun to rest in your almost open palm, don't grip the stock. You want the gun to slide in your hand somewhat under recoil. It's called an artillery hold. That way it's like shooting from a bag rest. Find the trigger grip that works for you but make it consistent. You want to hold the gun the same way each time and never with a death grip. It all comes with practice. Shoot my springers without a thought it just drops into my hand and that's it.You only have a hundred pellets through your gun? I shot more than that the first time I took mine out of the box. In the winter shooting indoors I used to shoot that many an evening after work. Just pretended that the target was everybody I didn't like that day at work and it made the shooting more enjoyable. :rolleyes:

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I noticed they do vibrate a lot . Give those gamos a chance try some different ammo I liked the heaver gr pellets in mine.

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I guess I may give them another try. Just FYI though, I am using the JSB Diablo roundnose pellets.

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It's hard to beat that JSB Diablo pellet. Those pellets seem to shoot great in almost every airgun. Great hunting pellet too.

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There are a number of questions you want answers to first.1. How much $$$$$ are you willing to spend?2. What are you going to use it for/ on?3. Do you want a springer or PCP?My advice would be to borrow or try some of your buddies airguns and see what you like or works well for you. Ergonomics, weight, $$$, accuracy, how noisy is it, etc. I also understand that there is a pretty good airgun store just over the hill from you in Hesperia that carries some of the more high end airguns. Both springers and PCP's. You might want to check them out to see what some of the really cool stuff feels and looks like.Have fun with your quest and if your like most you'll wind up buying two or three before you know it.

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Good Choice on the R9. Even though I don't own one of the German made Beemans, (yet...... I'm looking to eventually get a RX2) I understand they are hard to beat. Presently all of my airguns are springers/gasrams. I must say that when I do by an airgun I tend to go .22cal and I too have been thinking about adding a PCP to my collection. I was handling a Benjamin Discovery the other day at MAC 1 and liked the feel of it. Very light weight and had a nice ballance to it. Having seen some of the after market add-ons for the Crosman CO2 guns I banking on some pretty trick stuff for the Discovery in the not to distant future. I'd be interested in hearing what kind of PCP your looking at.

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Well my R-9 is in .20 cal so I'm looking to go up to .22 in a PCP. Right now I'm favoring the Walther 1250 Dominator, but I've also looked at the Air Force Condor and the Sumatra carbine.

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The people I know that have experience with the Sumatra's LOVE them. Great value, and some SERIOUS power! The carbine looks to be one handy little rifle. Pretty light gun, and easily tucked into the body for stalking through the thick stuff.Being a six shot, magazine-fed repeater doesn't hurt, either!

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I've got the Sumatra in 25 cal, and it has plenty of knockdown power. It does handle well. It is pretty loud though for a pellet rifle, but it is also 25 caliber.dbpost-12-1220534034_thumb.jpg

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Well my R-9 is in .20 cal so I'm looking to go up to .22 in a PCP. Right now I'm favoring the Walther 1250 Dominator, but I've also looked at the Air Force Condor and the Sumatra carbine.
I've picked up and handled a Sumatra and was surprised how lite it actually felt. I'm not as familiar with the Walther Dominator. The only thing that I've read nagative about rotory magazines is that some are not long enough to hold the longer pellets. The things that I like about the Discovery is the lower operating pressure, the simplicity of the design, and the potential to modify it. So what is your motivation to move up to .22cal? I have read all about the pros and cons of .177, .20, .22,and .25 calibers. I have found that for most of the critters that I am going after that I like the stopping power of the heavier calibers. I haven't found that the "flatter trajectory" of .177 to be that much of a difference over .22 at 50 yards or less. Personally I like the pure hitting power of .25 but there are only a handful of airguns that have enough cajones to blow out that much lead with any type of authority. I love the hitting power that my .25 Theoben Eliminator has. It litteraly has spun rabbits 180' when they were hit. In addition to the Discovery, I have been eye-balling a Condor that Air Hog advertises in .25cal. Like I said before.......it's hard to be happy with just one. I wonder if there is a 12 step program for ariguns?

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Bought a .22cal Discovery today at MAC 1. Tim tuned it up while I was there and he chrono'd it at 870fps prior to leaving the shop. I'm not sure but I think he was using a JSB pellet. I should have paid more attention. Compared to some of my springers, the gun almost feels like a toy. Even with a scope on it I doubt it weighs over 7 pounds. I wound up getting the package with the air pump included. Something about bouncing along on all those back roads with a full scuba tank just dosen't sound fun. I figure even if it takes me 50 to 100 strokes to fill the thing it's just more exercise that I could use. I must say the noise level is more than my springers, (at least for now) so no target practice in the neighborhood. Got to start hitting up all of the Airgun forums for the latest modifications and extras. "Watch out Mr. Wabbit" EH EH EH EH EH EH.

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That's a great gun and nice and light for hunting. The blast from an un-shrouded airgun can be pretty loud. Even my old Sheridan put out a BIG Blapp! Somewhere in one or two of these topics I mentioned a place that makes shrouds for the Discovery's. They were pretty cheap too. Have fun with it.

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You probably do this automatically, but just in case, give the barrel a good cleaning. Both of mine had quite a bit of gunk in them. I think you will have a lot of fun with the Disco. I got both of mine from MAC1 too, and they're tack drivers. The triggers aren't quite the same as my high end guns, but in the accuracy department, and for me that's where the rubber meets the road, they hold their own quite nicely against guns costing three and four times as much. Enjoy.

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