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November 11th, 2011, 9:59 am #1

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Joined: October 30th, 2011, 5:46 pm

November 11th, 2011, 4:08 pm #2

<div>Hello!</div><div> </div><div>New member here from Missouri.</div><div> </div><div>I was given a Crosman air gun back in the mid 50's as was my brother when we were teenagers. It was marked either Montgomery Wards or J. C. Penny's, I just don't remember which. Anyway, I have not seen the pellet guns since then and don't know what happened to them. My mother gave away all my stuff, usually to the Salvation Army, so I assume that is where they went along the way. It was a big pellet (I assume that it was a .22 cal.) and used a small CO2 cylinder. I checked the Crosman web site and found the manual for a 180 that looks like I remember it and was from the same time period, but not sure that it was the rifle. Never did any hunting, just shooting a cardboard box with a target taped to it. Lost interest just doing that (we lived in the San Franciso bay area). </div><div> </div><div>Move ahead 50 years and I'm now living in the Ozark mountains. I had a terrible squirrel problem about 7 years ago, they just destroyed 4 or 5 feeders. I remembered the old pellet gun! Went to Wal-Mart and purchased the cheapest pellet gun they had. It is a 66 Powermaster, but Crosman. I glanced over the instruction sheet and put the scope on it. I fired a few BB's and then put a pellet in it and sat on the front porch just waiting for the devils to appear. One showed up and the dog moved. The squirrel ran up a tree and then came back down and just "hung" there upside down giving me a profile look. I slowly raised the gun and thought about where to aim. Since I had not sighted in the gun and just wanted to send a pellet whizzing past it figuring that if that happened a few times he would get the idea that he would be better off in the forest and would not return. I decided that aiming at the head would be the best place to aim for and send a pellet zipping past his head, I did not want to kill it, just drive it off. Squeezed off the trigger and wham, struck him in the head and down he went. I was in as much shock as he was, well not quite, as he died. That setup as accurate as could be right out of the box. Walked over to the little sucker and watch his last few twitches as he passed on to the great oak tree in the sky. </div><div> </div><div>Oh, when I opened the tin of wad cutters that was in the box, I was so surprised that the pellets were so small. I know my hands had grown since my teenage years, but the pellet had shrunk. That was my first look at a .177 pellet. I almost took the gun back to Wal-Mart as it was a toy and get a "real" air gun. After the squirrel died I knew it was not a toy.</div><div> </div><div>Now that I have been retired for two years I have been contemplating doing some hunting for a little food. I have a 22 cal rifle and pistol, but they are quite noisy! I have been contemplating getting a .22 pellet rifle. Not sure what to get. I don't want to spend A lot of money for one. I can use the 22's, shotgun or 222 rifle if need be, along with my Browning 9mm Luger semi-automatic pistol. Living out in the country does have it's benefits when it comes to shooting. I have no close neighbors and there is a lot of hunting that goes on around here.</div><div> </div><div>Anyway, it is nice to meet you all and look forward to learning a lot on this forum.</div><div> </div><div>Best regards,</div><div>Jerry</div>
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November 11th, 2011, 6:19 pm #3

and lots of good guns sell on the classifieds both here and the yellow forum!
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November 11th, 2011, 9:41 pm #4

<div>Hello!</div><div> </div><div>New member here from Missouri.</div><div> </div><div>I was given a Crosman air gun back in the mid 50's as was my brother when we were teenagers. It was marked either Montgomery Wards or J. C. Penny's, I just don't remember which. Anyway, I have not seen the pellet guns since then and don't know what happened to them. My mother gave away all my stuff, usually to the Salvation Army, so I assume that is where they went along the way. It was a big pellet (I assume that it was a .22 cal.) and used a small CO2 cylinder. I checked the Crosman web site and found the manual for a 180 that looks like I remember it and was from the same time period, but not sure that it was the rifle. Never did any hunting, just shooting a cardboard box with a target taped to it. Lost interest just doing that (we lived in the San Franciso bay area). </div><div> </div><div>Move ahead 50 years and I'm now living in the Ozark mountains. I had a terrible squirrel problem about 7 years ago, they just destroyed 4 or 5 feeders. I remembered the old pellet gun! Went to Wal-Mart and purchased the cheapest pellet gun they had. It is a 66 Powermaster, but Crosman. I glanced over the instruction sheet and put the scope on it. I fired a few BB's and then put a pellet in it and sat on the front porch just waiting for the devils to appear. One showed up and the dog moved. The squirrel ran up a tree and then came back down and just "hung" there upside down giving me a profile look. I slowly raised the gun and thought about where to aim. Since I had not sighted in the gun and just wanted to send a pellet whizzing past it figuring that if that happened a few times he would get the idea that he would be better off in the forest and would not return. I decided that aiming at the head would be the best place to aim for and send a pellet zipping past his head, I did not want to kill it, just drive it off. Squeezed off the trigger and wham, struck him in the head and down he went. I was in as much shock as he was, well not quite, as he died. That setup as accurate as could be right out of the box. Walked over to the little sucker and watch his last few twitches as he passed on to the great oak tree in the sky. </div><div> </div><div>Oh, when I opened the tin of wad cutters that was in the box, I was so surprised that the pellets were so small. I know my hands had grown since my teenage years, but the pellet had shrunk. That was my first look at a .177 pellet. I almost took the gun back to Wal-Mart as it was a toy and get a "real" air gun. After the squirrel died I knew it was not a toy.</div><div> </div><div>Now that I have been retired for two years I have been contemplating doing some hunting for a little food. I have a 22 cal rifle and pistol, but they are quite noisy! I have been contemplating getting a .22 pellet rifle. Not sure what to get. I don't want to spend A lot of money for one. I can use the 22's, shotgun or 222 rifle if need be, along with my Browning 9mm Luger semi-automatic pistol. Living out in the country does have it's benefits when it comes to shooting. I have no close neighbors and there is a lot of hunting that goes on around here.</div><div> </div><div>Anyway, it is nice to meet you all and look forward to learning a lot on this forum.</div><div> </div><div>Best regards,</div><div>Jerry</div>
going back to your roots and picking up another 180. Thats my favorite. Small, accurate, and packs a punch. They come up for sale on the classifieds often enough for around $80-100. We had some chipmunks that were burrowing under the new patio and caving it in. If they just chose to dig in the other direction they'd still be around.
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Joined: December 3rd, 2008, 11:42 pm

November 12th, 2011, 3:08 am #5

<div>Hello!</div><div> </div><div>New member here from Missouri.</div><div> </div><div>I was given a Crosman air gun back in the mid 50's as was my brother when we were teenagers. It was marked either Montgomery Wards or J. C. Penny's, I just don't remember which. Anyway, I have not seen the pellet guns since then and don't know what happened to them. My mother gave away all my stuff, usually to the Salvation Army, so I assume that is where they went along the way. It was a big pellet (I assume that it was a .22 cal.) and used a small CO2 cylinder. I checked the Crosman web site and found the manual for a 180 that looks like I remember it and was from the same time period, but not sure that it was the rifle. Never did any hunting, just shooting a cardboard box with a target taped to it. Lost interest just doing that (we lived in the San Franciso bay area). </div><div> </div><div>Move ahead 50 years and I'm now living in the Ozark mountains. I had a terrible squirrel problem about 7 years ago, they just destroyed 4 or 5 feeders. I remembered the old pellet gun! Went to Wal-Mart and purchased the cheapest pellet gun they had. It is a 66 Powermaster, but Crosman. I glanced over the instruction sheet and put the scope on it. I fired a few BB's and then put a pellet in it and sat on the front porch just waiting for the devils to appear. One showed up and the dog moved. The squirrel ran up a tree and then came back down and just "hung" there upside down giving me a profile look. I slowly raised the gun and thought about where to aim. Since I had not sighted in the gun and just wanted to send a pellet whizzing past it figuring that if that happened a few times he would get the idea that he would be better off in the forest and would not return. I decided that aiming at the head would be the best place to aim for and send a pellet zipping past his head, I did not want to kill it, just drive it off. Squeezed off the trigger and wham, struck him in the head and down he went. I was in as much shock as he was, well not quite, as he died. That setup as accurate as could be right out of the box. Walked over to the little sucker and watch his last few twitches as he passed on to the great oak tree in the sky. </div><div> </div><div>Oh, when I opened the tin of wad cutters that was in the box, I was so surprised that the pellets were so small. I know my hands had grown since my teenage years, but the pellet had shrunk. That was my first look at a .177 pellet. I almost took the gun back to Wal-Mart as it was a toy and get a "real" air gun. After the squirrel died I knew it was not a toy.</div><div> </div><div>Now that I have been retired for two years I have been contemplating doing some hunting for a little food. I have a 22 cal rifle and pistol, but they are quite noisy! I have been contemplating getting a .22 pellet rifle. Not sure what to get. I don't want to spend A lot of money for one. I can use the 22's, shotgun or 222 rifle if need be, along with my Browning 9mm Luger semi-automatic pistol. Living out in the country does have it's benefits when it comes to shooting. I have no close neighbors and there is a lot of hunting that goes on around here.</div><div> </div><div>Anyway, it is nice to meet you all and look forward to learning a lot on this forum.</div><div> </div><div>Best regards,</div><div>Jerry</div>
Use CCI CB caps for the 22 rifle 710fps, 32fpe
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Joined: July 17th, 2005, 5:16 pm

November 12th, 2011, 12:42 pm #6

<div>Hello!</div><div> </div><div>New member here from Missouri.</div><div> </div><div>I was given a Crosman air gun back in the mid 50's as was my brother when we were teenagers. It was marked either Montgomery Wards or J. C. Penny's, I just don't remember which. Anyway, I have not seen the pellet guns since then and don't know what happened to them. My mother gave away all my stuff, usually to the Salvation Army, so I assume that is where they went along the way. It was a big pellet (I assume that it was a .22 cal.) and used a small CO2 cylinder. I checked the Crosman web site and found the manual for a 180 that looks like I remember it and was from the same time period, but not sure that it was the rifle. Never did any hunting, just shooting a cardboard box with a target taped to it. Lost interest just doing that (we lived in the San Franciso bay area). </div><div> </div><div>Move ahead 50 years and I'm now living in the Ozark mountains. I had a terrible squirrel problem about 7 years ago, they just destroyed 4 or 5 feeders. I remembered the old pellet gun! Went to Wal-Mart and purchased the cheapest pellet gun they had. It is a 66 Powermaster, but Crosman. I glanced over the instruction sheet and put the scope on it. I fired a few BB's and then put a pellet in it and sat on the front porch just waiting for the devils to appear. One showed up and the dog moved. The squirrel ran up a tree and then came back down and just "hung" there upside down giving me a profile look. I slowly raised the gun and thought about where to aim. Since I had not sighted in the gun and just wanted to send a pellet whizzing past it figuring that if that happened a few times he would get the idea that he would be better off in the forest and would not return. I decided that aiming at the head would be the best place to aim for and send a pellet zipping past his head, I did not want to kill it, just drive it off. Squeezed off the trigger and wham, struck him in the head and down he went. I was in as much shock as he was, well not quite, as he died. That setup as accurate as could be right out of the box. Walked over to the little sucker and watch his last few twitches as he passed on to the great oak tree in the sky. </div><div> </div><div>Oh, when I opened the tin of wad cutters that was in the box, I was so surprised that the pellets were so small. I know my hands had grown since my teenage years, but the pellet had shrunk. That was my first look at a .177 pellet. I almost took the gun back to Wal-Mart as it was a toy and get a "real" air gun. After the squirrel died I knew it was not a toy.</div><div> </div><div>Now that I have been retired for two years I have been contemplating doing some hunting for a little food. I have a 22 cal rifle and pistol, but they are quite noisy! I have been contemplating getting a .22 pellet rifle. Not sure what to get. I don't want to spend A lot of money for one. I can use the 22's, shotgun or 222 rifle if need be, along with my Browning 9mm Luger semi-automatic pistol. Living out in the country does have it's benefits when it comes to shooting. I have no close neighbors and there is a lot of hunting that goes on around here.</div><div> </div><div>Anyway, it is nice to meet you all and look forward to learning a lot on this forum.</div><div> </div><div>Best regards,</div><div>Jerry</div>
----things first" Welcome to the madness!

Second: Welcome to the Ozarks! We're a tolerant bunch here---we allow reformed Kalifornians in---if they behave and have the right attitude. Heck----we even allow Yankees---so long as they don't begin statements with "Well back in Chicago-----". That's simply suicidal!

Check your e-mail a little later.(I type slowly and Ozark style Hi-speed Internet is subject the mule getting balky) Tom
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Joined: October 30th, 2011, 5:46 pm

November 12th, 2011, 2:28 pm #7


Okay, I've lived here over 15 years! I feel like a local now. You have high speed internet? I can only get dial-up. Crap it is slow. One of the problems of living way out of town. The town is only 289 people, but they have high speed. I feel like a second class citizen.

Out tring to get a deer this AM. Heard a few booms, but have not seen so much as a twitching ear. Lots of birds around me, so there is not much movement.

Jerry
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Joined: October 30th, 2011, 5:46 pm

November 12th, 2011, 8:27 pm #8

Use CCI CB caps for the 22 rifle 710fps, 32fpe
Rob,

How do you use a cap in a 22? I saw a 223 bullet you can use a cap in, just can't figure out how that would work in a 22 LR.

Thanks,

Jerry
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Joined: December 3rd, 2008, 11:42 pm

November 13th, 2011, 3:03 am #9


Its a whole 22 rimfire round with low powder charge. May even be just a primer for a charge. The CB longs and CB shorts are the same power. If you have a semi auto it will not cycle the action. You will need to load and unload one at a time. In a 22 rifle they are very quiet. Maybe more quite than a air gun at the same fps and have more knock down power. Great for short range with little or almost no "bang" cheap and legal. The link will explain.



http://www.cci-ammunition.com/products/ ... oadNo=0026
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Joined: October 30th, 2011, 5:46 pm

November 13th, 2011, 2:19 pm #10


I found a company that makes them for several different rifle sizes.

http://www.jkmshells.com/catalog/1

Here is another source. http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/sear ... its&eMode==

Jerry
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