although I find the pumping easy enough on the Benjamins
and Sheridans - and the Crosman has a bit more power -
at least in .177 but in .22 I think it is often a tose up depending
on the particular guns.
At 10 pumps max a Benji 'pumper' .177 in good shape can
get low 500s with the lightest pellets. The Crosman maybe
mid 500s give or take. In .22 the Benji can get 470ish on
10 using 14ish gr. pellets and the Crosman about the same
give or take a few.
More mods can be done to the Crosman to enhance looks,
reliabilty, performance, etc. The Benji/Sheridans are already
sturdy, reliable, about ready to go ( better grips, trigger job
and improved rear sight are recommended ).
Well placed shots on maximum power will/can drop a
squirrel out to 25 yds. but I suggest getting closer. Also
go for the .20 or .22. A solid head shot with CPs, FTS, JSB Es
would most likely deliver a "pop and drop".
I personally am waiting on someone to come up with a
at least 10 FPE 'pumper' pistol. I want some decent 'juice'
if I'm going to excercise