Crosman Marlin Cowboy in action

Crosman Marlin Cowboy in action

Joined: February 17th, 2012, 6:32 am

February 18th, 2012, 10:15 pm #1

I just uploaded a video tohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnLlzI8xfiw that demonstrates the accuracy of the Crosman LAM 350 "Marlin Cowboy" alongside the Daisy 1938b "Red Ryder." Please have a look and leave a comment on youtube.

In a continuous and unedited clip, I go 6 for 6 shooting the Cowboy at a classic #2 pencil from 15 feet. Admittedly, they're not all destructive/direct hits. But, the pencil moves with every nick and is split twice in the 6 shot sequence.

I posted the video in response to a couple comments I read online in which the reviewer completely misses the target and/or shoots a poorly spread grouping, then says the gun has an accuracy problem. I saw or read about them shooting offhand, outdoors, in poor light, etc. and some even admit their eyes aren't that good anymore or they may have flaws in their marksmanship.

My thought was that pencil killing is more interesting than paper target groups, so maybe there'd be more views. And, since I did/do not have a nice rest handy and lever-action spring airguns would be slow to demonstrate on one anyway...I decided to shoot from a convenient position that is a tad more stable than offhand. I'm shooting from the kitchen counter to the laundry room in my house, leaning sideways into the counter with my elbows on it. I called it semi-supported.

Besides cans, golf balls on tees and pencils (my current favorite), what other objects do you plink by pellet or BB?
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Joined: August 29th, 2011, 4:50 pm

February 19th, 2012, 6:16 am #2

I hang kodiak dip cans by a old coat hanger out in the trees in my yard, then sit in the shade on the deck and shoot off the table, and listen to them "CLINK" plus they swing when hit and look neat, then come back for more!! Dave.
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Joined: June 20th, 2010, 2:39 pm

February 19th, 2012, 9:04 pm #3

I just uploaded a video tohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnLlzI8xfiw that demonstrates the accuracy of the Crosman LAM 350 "Marlin Cowboy" alongside the Daisy 1938b "Red Ryder." Please have a look and leave a comment on youtube.

In a continuous and unedited clip, I go 6 for 6 shooting the Cowboy at a classic #2 pencil from 15 feet. Admittedly, they're not all destructive/direct hits. But, the pencil moves with every nick and is split twice in the 6 shot sequence.

I posted the video in response to a couple comments I read online in which the reviewer completely misses the target and/or shoots a poorly spread grouping, then says the gun has an accuracy problem. I saw or read about them shooting offhand, outdoors, in poor light, etc. and some even admit their eyes aren't that good anymore or they may have flaws in their marksmanship.

My thought was that pencil killing is more interesting than paper target groups, so maybe there'd be more views. And, since I did/do not have a nice rest handy and lever-action spring airguns would be slow to demonstrate on one anyway...I decided to shoot from a convenient position that is a tad more stable than offhand. I'm shooting from the kitchen counter to the laundry room in my house, leaning sideways into the counter with my elbows on it. I called it semi-supported.

Besides cans, golf balls on tees and pencils (my current favorite), what other objects do you plink by pellet or BB?
Your video was interesting, thanks for posting.

I myself do not have a Marlin because of the reports you speak of, but I did once have a Red Ryder. Notice the word - DID. It's gone now, in the trash because 10 shot groups looked like shotgun patterns. I believe it is the luck of the draw on some BB guns. Combine that with offhand shooting and other factors and anything can happen. You got a good one, and you obviously can shoot well, the results speak for themselves. In Daisy's defense, I have a few of their vintage BB guns that were made for target shooting, the 99 series (99, 299, 499) the Marlin wouldn't stand a chance in a head to head competition. But then again - that is comparing apples and oranges. I'd like to see several (of any brand) BB gun from different production lots clamped in a vice and shot for accuracy. Just to see what would really happen.

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Joined: December 1st, 2010, 4:26 am

February 20th, 2012, 8:51 am #4

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