I've got $100 to spend on an airgun---

I've got $100 to spend on an airgun---

Joined: November 5th, 2008, 8:23 pm

December 2nd, 2010, 9:49 pm #1

I have 2 Benjamin Discoveries, 3 Crosman 1377's in different configurations. And a Storm XT.
What would "YOU" buy if you had a $100???

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Ray

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Joined: May 10th, 2008, 12:40 pm

December 2nd, 2010, 10:39 pm #2

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beam me up, Scotty

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Joined: May 1st, 2008, 3:43 pm

December 3rd, 2010, 1:06 am #3

I have 2 Benjamin Discoveries, 3 Crosman 1377's in different configurations. And a Storm XT.
What would "YOU" buy if you had a $100???

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Ray
Well, I did indeed spend $109 at Walmart last summer on a Storm XT - but I'd really recommend you check out the Crosman Custom Shop - you can do a lot for around $100.
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Joined: September 6th, 2006, 3:27 am

December 3rd, 2010, 2:44 am #4

I have 2 Benjamin Discoveries, 3 Crosman 1377's in different configurations. And a Storm XT.
What would "YOU" buy if you had a $100???

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Ray
custom shop pistol, they come with a steel breech, and they are the most economical way to get a semi custom pistol, and they are a bargain.
For a bit more than a hundred you can get a 2240 with a steel breech and a Lothar / Walther barrel .
I have gotten many custom shop guns ( just for the parts, mostly ) and they usually ship in under 3 weeks.
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Joined: May 17th, 2004, 4:36 pm

December 3rd, 2010, 3:16 am #5

I have 2 Benjamin Discoveries, 3 Crosman 1377's in different configurations. And a Storm XT.
What would "YOU" buy if you had a $100???

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Ray
You might be able to find a Blue Streak for $100 if someone needs Christmas money. Look for something from the 60s or 70s. Otherwise, maybe a Crosman 140/1400 or a CO2 gun like a 180. Maybe a plumbing gun like Crosman 114/118s.

$100 doesn't buy much of a new gun these days. The ones I mention will be better than anything new for twice that amount.

"but I'll be needin' that gun, fer squirrels and such."
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Joined: February 9th, 2006, 10:35 pm

December 3rd, 2010, 12:13 pm #6



I plink, therefore I am.
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Joined: June 2nd, 2009, 12:39 pm

December 3rd, 2010, 10:20 pm #7

I have 2 Benjamin Discoveries, 3 Crosman 1377's in different configurations. And a Storm XT.
What would "YOU" buy if you had a $100???

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Ray
.177 Puma. Best pumper I have tried bar none. You get up to 850fps with excellent accuracy and no maintenance problems. Just a super rifle for $80.
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Joined: September 6th, 2006, 3:27 am

December 4th, 2010, 1:08 am #8

a Puma, that is .
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Joined: July 14th, 2010, 1:01 am

December 4th, 2010, 1:27 am #9

I have 2 Benjamin Discoveries, 3 Crosman 1377's in different configurations. And a Storm XT.
What would "YOU" buy if you had a $100???

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Ray
I bought a Ruger Air Hawk for $99. I actually enjoy shooting it more than my Marauder.
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Joined: April 1st, 2009, 3:18 am

December 4th, 2010, 1:41 am #10

a Puma, that is .
...Gun Broker has them from time to time. Look up "Paul D. Self". That's his actual name - got mine from him in a trade NIB. They are power houses, but the plastic is a downer. They are the Sharp Innova now made by a Chinese company labled for PUMA - same quality as the original Jap made Innovas. The Innovas were the middle of the road Sharp rifles, i.e. synthetic stock, breech, outer barrel (straw tube barrel inside), trigger and guard, and front end plug/front sight.

Like I said, they do deliver, hands down in the power department. Mine will shoot CP domed with 12 pumps 917 fps. They utilize a blow off valve design like the old Crosman 1400's, but with a much larger diameter tube (like a Benji) and valve unlike the old Crosmans.

You hve the tooling at hand to make an alloy or steel breech I bet...

Some of the older Jap made models can be found with wood stocks and metal front sight. Sharp made far superior pumpers than anyone else I can think of when they existed. Look up their guns (you tube has some examples) and you will see what I mean. Very nice pumpers I would use to shoot against many pcp guns in the same caliber.

"Well, I thought it was a rabbit but it turned out to be Bear Grylls in a rabbit hide."

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