Hello Im just looking for a good backyard hunting rifle and I really like the small look of the 2250XT.. shoots .22 cal pellets at 550 fps.. Just looking for opinions on if this is a good air-gun for backyard hunting (like squirrels and birds) and some target shooting/plinking.. Ive only come across a few customer reviews and they all say its a great gun.. And also to anyone who HAS the gun i would like to know if the stock scope (4x32) is any good? Or is it a must-replace with a better scope right away?
Thanks if anyone could answer my questions and post their opinions!
scope is OK but the objective is non adjustable, it can be manually be focused for any fixed range though. The Airsource bottles need to be massaged a little with sandpaper and sometimes a file before screwing a new bottle in every time or you will eat up the seal, the machining on the tips of the AS bottles leave a lot to be desired.
A suggestion might be to go to Crosman.com and build a 2250 from the "custom shop" on the site. The gun will be a powerlet gun but you will get the updated breech that makes pellet loading ALOT easier, bluing thats much better, internal adjustable trigger, adjustable trigger stop on frame, choice of stocks, choice of barrel length and caliber, choice of optics or even without and supply your own and muzzle brake and trigger shoe options all of which are not available on production guns. I got a 2250 with a 24 in barrel, camo stock and muzzle brake for about 100.00 shipped. I put a Leapers 3x9x32AO mildot scope from CHEAPERTHANDIRT.COM for 40.00 and for under 150.00 total, its a screaming backyard tool. Great deal and the gun shoots dead accurate at 25 yards.
I love this one, good power, very accurate out to 45-50 yrds.
20" barrel, full valve mods, trigger pull is about 1-2 lbs,
and extended bolt and a barrel shroud. This was built by
Roy at Mountain Air. As far as a stock 2250XT for back yard plinking
and minor pest control, it'll do the job. Fun to shoot, more shots
from the 88 gram bottle because of the stock valve compaired to a
modified valve. The nice things about Crosmans is you can do ALOT
to them as far as modifications.
Wow really nice gun, the scope looks hot, i love the barrel too.. as for the scope, can you be very precise with shooting targets with that scope you have on (ie: for hunting to hit a particular point on the target/animal)?.. And also going back to the stock scope you say "small pest control" does this include squirrels?
It's a BSA 4X32. Since that picture was taken I took
that off and put on a Leapers Bug Buster 4X32 Mil Dot.
It works very well, I use the Mil dots for sighting, not
for range finding. I just plink with that rifle, and with
that scope I can hit cans out to 40-50 yrds, that's why
I use the Mil Dots.
As far as "small pest control," I meant it for the gun,
not the scope. I wouldn't try to take anything bigger
than a squirrel, birds, rats or mice with a stock 2250XT.
Not enough power to take humanily with one shot.
Ah alright well thats good enough I guess.. I was thinking (to save $$$) to just by the Crosman 2250 instead of the 2250XT one.. its about $40-50 cheaper for the same power (i believe?) and I'll probably end up buying a better scope
edit: and plus the 12g powerlets are much cheaper and i wouldn't have to worry about my seals getting messed up if i dont file down the 88g powerlets right..
and my seal is fine. I had the gun for over a year
and went through at least 10-15 88 gram bottles and
no leaks. But then I also put a drop of oil on every
3rd bottle that I use to keep the seal moist so it dosen't
crack or deform. I recommend you do the same, and not just
any oil. I use Mac 1 secret sauce since I got it with my
Steroid 392, but you can use Pell Gun oil, or 30 wt. non
Hey Ian would buying the Crosman 2250 (instead of the 2250XT model) be a better idea, just to save money? Like I said with either gun Im still going to get a better scope, and the 2250 uses the much cheaper 12g powerlets.. as long as i can still get the same good stock power is it worth it?
than the 88 gr bottles. I'm pretty sure that
both valves are the same, so you're going to
use the 12 gr faster than the 88 gr bottles
being that the 88 is MUCH bigger. I buy my
88's at Walmart. 2 packs are 7 bucks plus
change. I wouldn't mind bulk filling my gun
or using a paint ball tank instead of using
the 88 bottles, but I don't have time to get
them filled. It would be much cheaper to do it
that way. Something to think about with you're
gun. You can also ask the guys at the Crosman
forum for other options. http://www.network54.com/Forum/275684/
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