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Crosman SA-6 vs. T-38

September 14 2006 at 3:38 PM

plinkgophers  (Login plinkgophers)
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Hey all, I'm on a quest to find a good co2 repeat pistol for pest control - initially thinking about the 357, but got sidetracked when the research led me to old Crosman .22 revolvers - I see one called a Target 38, and also one called a SA-6... any opinions of them from previous owners? Velocity, accuracy are the main concerns, as well as ease of maintenance.


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Arnold B
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SA-6 vs T38

September 14 2006, 4:49 PM 

I have the SA-6. This is not an accurate or powerful airgun. Fun to shoot but requires a fair bit of "kentucky windage". This is a plinker. Reasonably nice to look at and fun to shoot.

T-38: Don't own one, but have shot them. Better power and more accuracy. Don't forget there is also a C-38.
The "T" stands for Target. I believe this has a 6 or 8 inch barrel.
The "C" stands for Combat. I believe this has a 2 or 3 inch barrel.

There is also the 357. This came with 3, 6 & 8 inch barrels.

I don't know if any of these would be very good for pest control. Hopefully someone with more experience with the other revolvers can answer this for you.

Arnold B

This message has been edited by ArnoldB from IP address on Sep 14, 2006 4:55 PM

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(Login johnooh)
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Crosman 38's

September 14 2006, 5:23 PM 

38's were made in both calibers and two lengths, combat 4" & target 6". the .22 will dispatch small varmints at close range. as repeaters go the crosman 600 would be better choice.

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(Login Physh)
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I dont know how the modern 357 goes, but

September 14 2006, 6:52 PM 

the 38t didn't have very stable velocity.
Each shot drops in power, not exactly how much, but it's noticable.

I think the 38T in .22 gets around 400 fps. Probably the most potent of the repeaters.

You'll need 5 or so seconds inbetween shots to let the gun warm up.

Unless you really need a repeater, a 2240 is better suited to the job.

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Here's some info on both and then some

September 14 2006, 7:34 PM 

I own both guns and quite a few other CO2 models. You can check out the "specs" for the SA-6 and 38T (and many more) here:


I agree with the other responders that these guns are good for "action" shooting, but not as good for hunting.


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You would be better off with a 1377 or a 2240 that either

September 14 2006, 7:36 PM 

Custom 1377

Custom 2300 fron Crosman Custom Shop with added touches of my own.

Pennsylvania Pistolero
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Neither is powerful enough for pest control

September 14 2006, 7:47 PM 


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