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Which airgun(s) would you keep?

May 7 2006 at 7:46 PM
Matt D.  (Login MDel)
YF

Let's say you had the following airguns:

.177 R9 Best tuned
.177 R9 Kraner tuned
.177 FWB 124 standard (needs a new kit and seal)
.177 R7 PW tuned

.22 Diana 24
.22 Longbow deluxe Best tuned
.22 HW 50 S (stock)
.22 SLR 98 (LH)

.20 R1 LH (stock)

.177 FN19 walnut skel stock
.177 AA 400H

.22 sumatra carbine
.22 FN 12 Raptor lighthunter
.22 AA 400C

.25 tomahawk deluxe (forgot this one)

Mac1 LD .22
various crosmans


I like all these ariguns for different reasons. (Wait- I've hardly met an airgun I didn't like at least a little bit). I like in an area where let's say I can freely shoot rimfires, centerfire handguns, shotguns etc in my backyard without going to a range.

If I were to sell half of them, or keep 1, 2, or 3, which one should I keep?

You guys who have had moderate collections and have pared down to 1 or 2- which ones have you kept?




    
This message has been edited by MDel on May 7, 2006 8:14 PM


 
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(Login morehops)
YF

My choices are

May 7 2006, 8:09 PM 

.177 R-9 Best
.20 R-1 Lefty (you luck dog!)
.22 AA 400c
Mac 1 LD .22

I could live a good life with those picks.

Dave, Pgh

 
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Husker22
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YF

I'd vote for the . . .

May 7 2006, 8:22 PM 

.177 R7 PW tuned
.22 SLR 98 (LH)
.22 FN 12 Raptor lighthunter

 
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Keyrigger
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My keep list would be this (from your collection)

May 7 2006, 8:30 PM 

.177 R9 Kraner tuned
.177 R7 PW tuned
.177 AA 400H

.22 sumatra carbine
.22 FN 12 Raptor lighthunter

Mac1 LD .22

I can get it down to 6 only. Honestly, I could not choose between the R-9s as I have never shot one and you would have to really keep the one you liked best, nothing against any of the smiths involved. I am sure that they are all well tuned. A pistol is always nice for casual plinking but the length of the barrel of the LD does not make for a good back packing pistol, lol. Keep the 400 as it could be used for FT, the Raptor as it seems to be a fast handling bush gun, the Sumatra for its power, and the R-7 for backyard quiet pest control. I kept it to two calibres which you can easily get anywhere and the power of the R-1 is more than made up by with the Sumatra. If you wnated to keep a .22 springer, keep the Longbow as a quick go-to barrel breaker for low input energy but high output power. Just my thoughts, your milage may vary.

Keyrigger

When you are long winded, is that a sign of Wisdom or Old Age?

 
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Thumper2
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We missed you today Don.......

May 7 2006, 8:56 PM 

I did however shoot with Doug Diver another kind gentleman who shoots well like you. I think he lives near you .

"Thumper2"

 
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Keyrigger
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Thanks, I had my head buried in my new Steyr.

May 7 2006, 9:25 PM 

I hope that both you and Doug shot well. Tomorrow, the final tune on the barrel (if needed) as I could not use the entire indoor range today. I was limited to chronographing only. I am hoping that the first group is a single hole at 10 meters. I also am anticipating the AA S410E this week, or by the weekend at the latest and will be bringing it along to Baldwinsville for some fun plinking. Talk to you later.

Keyrigger

When you are long winded, is that a sign of Wisdom or Old Age?

 
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Bill
(Login OklahomaBill)
YF12

Here I will help...

May 7 2006, 8:35 PM 


.177 R7 PW tuned
.20 R1 LH (stock)
Mac1 LD .22


and to help you further I would take several if the "less desirable" ones off your hands.

Bill


 
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(Login beammeupscotty2)
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I'd keep one of the two tuned R9s....

May 7 2006, 9:45 PM 

possibly the R7, the SLR98 and the R1 and finally, the two S400s.

Charter member

Noisy Bridge Rod and Gun Club

www.nocasa-ft.com

 
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Roy
(Login Delta45)
YC

Hard to choose when it comes to selling airguns.

May 7 2006, 11:13 PM 

Everytime I sell one later on I am sorry. If you decide to sell the Mac1 LD .22 please let me know..


Put a smile on your face, go shooting.


    
This message has been edited by Delta45 on May 7, 2006 11:14 PM


 
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anewguy
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YFOT

keep these

May 8 2006, 12:06 AM 

.177 R7 PW tuned
.177 FN19 walnut skel stock
.177 AA 400H
.177 R9 Best tuned

 
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(Login william4930)
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Sell all the stock guns. You can always buy them again. n/t

May 8 2006, 12:26 AM 

n/t

 
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(Login bjfoien)

Nice List of Airguns

May 8 2006, 8:26 AM 

I would keep the R9 Kraner tuned
R7 PW tuned
AA 400C

 
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Bart
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Good question...

May 8 2006, 9:02 AM 

I am constantly asking myself the same question. In order of importance to me.

.22 AA 400C
.177 R9 (Best or Kraner your pick)
.22 Diana 24 (I really like mine)
.22 Mac 1 LD (if you like co2)
Some sort of pumper (any caliber preferrably Benj/Sheridan, Crosman ok)







Thanks,

Barry

 
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Matt D.
(Login MDel)
YF

Thanks for the responses! nt

May 8 2006, 9:46 AM 

nt

 
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Bart
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Looks like R9 is almost unanimous..

May 8 2006, 10:13 AM 

One of the AAs looks like a keeper too.

Thanks,

Barry

 
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scottro
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YFOT

I wouldn't rush to pare them down.

May 8 2006, 10:36 AM 

I'd sell off the ones I shoot the least, but only to finance other guns/toys/projects/activities.

 
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(Login tracer69)

I Would Retain Only The...

May 8 2006, 11:44 AM 



SUMATRA CARBINE!

Because it's loud, powerful, accurate, and needs no tuning!

I would donate all the rest to the Sierra Club, then watch to see if they knew which end to point.

HAL




 
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(Login sgtjohn_1)
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I'd keep em all...nt

May 8 2006, 11:49 AM 

nt

 
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(Login gjs004)
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Matt...please

May 8 2006, 4:06 PM 

email me regarding your Tomahawk...thanks mate

 
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Anonymous
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YF

Longbow 4 sure..

May 18 2006, 6:03 AM 

I'd keep the Longbow 4 sure. Like the Tommy too, but the Longbow has a better caliber, the LW barrel and is easier to shoot.
For a second gun, I'd choose either a AA400 or the Falcon Lighthunter. Like the Falcons looks better but dunno how it shoots. The AA has a LW barrel again though..

 
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