What's Your Favorite Air Gun Hunting Rig?
Posted 23 May 2012 - 11:39 AM
My favorite (if it is still shooting straight this next time out) would have to be my .22 Benjamin Marauder. The last few times out it wasn't shooting straight and I won't know if I fixed the problem until I get out again, but up until that time it was my favorite air gun to take out hunting. It was accurate, quiet and gave me the confidence to make the hard shots.
Now, if I need to get a new barrel for the .22, then my next favorite would be my .25 Marauder. Actually I like both of my Marauder Rifles equally, but sometimes the .25 seems like overkill. However, it's dead accurate at long distances and hits with authority for an air gun.
I really like almost all my airguns, but those two get the most use. I also like taking out my .22 Marauder Pistol Carbine and my .22 Discovery too. Both of them shoot very accurately too and during Cottontail season I'll probably take out the .22 Marauder Pistol Carbine for it's first rabbit hunt. It is light, quiet to shoot and accurate out to 50 or 60 yards and can still deliver a kill shot at those distances.
The only air guns I own that I'm not crazy about are a Crosman 1008 RepeatAir, but it's just a plinker pistol. The problem is it is crummy for accuracy. The other air rifle I own that I don't use much at all is a .177 Ruger AirHawk Rifle. I just don't find much use for a .177 where I'm at and for my needs, but I'm holding onto it for when my daughter gets older in case she shows an interest in shooting her custom 1322 carbine I built her.
Anyway, let's hear what Y'all's favorite (or favorites) are.
Posted 23 May 2012 - 12:11 PM
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 12:57 PM
Overall I love it, shoots incredibly well. The only drawback (well, other than the $$$) is the cheap plastic stock. I really like the .25 caliber for small game.
Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:08 PM
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:49 AM
I hunt mainly the woods close to my house with any of my airguns with my Air Ranger being mt favorite but for lugging into the field I mainly use Stubby for the compact size.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:15 AM
Growing up I used to take my dads ol Sheridan Blue Streak out in our local field. It was like a big game rifle compared to my 760 Crossman. I remember when I got big enough to pump it up 10x...haha. Look out ground squirrels.
I bought an RWS model 48 22cal back around 91'...still have it and the tasco 4x scope on it. And it still shoots pretty darn good.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:42 AM
Posted 24 May 2012 - 08:17 AM
Growing up, in our house guns were not allowed. I understood why and in a way I agree with my Dad's decision to not allow us to have them as kids and his decision to not own one himself. It was his choice and I respect that. Today though, he has a .177 Ruger AirHawk that I purcahsed for him and he keeps it and shoots pest birds and gophers with it.
Now that I have a child of my own I am making sure to teach her the importance of safety when handling, shooting and just owning any type of gun (whether it be air or powder that projects the projectile). That is part of the reason why I built the little 1322 Carbine for her to be able to shoot. Hopefully she'll have good memories about her times shooting her carbine and have it to hand it down to her children and help teach them too.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 08:40 AM
I rebuilt it awhile back and it still works on the English Sparrows.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 08:43 AM
A neighbor kid had that Model 25 but wouldnt let us touch it.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:16 PM
Sporting the Williams Peep sight and a 1lb trigger... Lots of critters ended here...
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