Or just get a steroid Benji from Mac-1June 19 2012 at 4:05 PM
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Response to I've not held any of the older and better Sheridans etc.
I bought a used steroid 392 a few years ago and it was probably one of the best air gun purchases I made. Tim rebuilds the stock 392 into a very high quality rifle, beefing up the pump linkage and seals and who knows what else until it's almost bullet-proof. Mine's probably 10 years old and it's used regularly.
The only trouble I had with it was when I wasn't storing it with enough pumps and the seals relaxed. I didn't have to send it in, just some work with a hair dryer fixed it. Now I make sure it always has at least 6 pumps and it's fine.
I don't use it for target. I don't use it for plinking. I have PLENTY of other airguns for those purposes. I use it as the backdoor gun specifically to kill yard pests and it's perfect for that. The 6 pumps it always has in it works well for pesky birds and other light stuff. For the digging, destructive rodents I bump it up to 10 pumps and use Beeman Kodiaks. Put the peep on the side of their noggins and they get to take a shovel ride once they are done kicking. With the peep, the 392s are handy, light little carbines.
If Tim ever gets them ready I'll probably order a Tootsie Roll steroid setup for a scope for my old age.