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Offline mazo kid

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Pre-charged air guns
« on: December 01, 2012, 11:33:28 AM »
Does anyone here have a pre-charge air gun?  I know they are kinda pricey, but was wondering if you have one and what would be a good deal/recommendation on a decent rifle? How do you re charge the air chamber?

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Re: Pre-charged air guns
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2012, 11:41:42 AM »
I was looking at some...WOW! The prices were out of my price range.  :-[
To charge, most of them...you charge up a air bubble tank. You then charge your gun with the air bubble.
One I was wanting looks like a AR-15. It's white in color. Shoots a .357 lead bullet.
Price was $1200
I'll try to post up a picture of it.  ;)
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Re: Pre-charged air guns
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2012, 11:48:56 AM »
Here ya go Mazo.
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2012, 01:44:58 PM »
Remind me how that looks like an AR ?    (?^
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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2012, 03:58:50 PM »
Remind me how that looks like an AR ?    (?^

Well it ummmm no. It has a ummm no. Well it could umm no. Sam, you're nuts. )L$
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Re: Pre-charged air guns
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2012, 05:22:02 PM »
Well, the pistol grip and the butt stock looks like a AR to me.  :P
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Re: Pre-charged air guns
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2012, 05:46:49 PM »
 They are pricey but Crosman the parent company of Benjamin make some good ones. I have been wanting the .25 Marauder but I keep buying more Black Powder guns.lol

High compression compressors are available but they are also pricey, $500 for starters. They can also be pumped up with a hand pump made to pump up these type of high pressure tanks. The hand pumps are not just a good bicycle pump.

 gatewaytoairguns.org is a good place to learn from .marauderairrifles.com is another. Youtube has a good bunch of videos.
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Re: Pre-charged air guns
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2012, 11:00:10 PM »
Mazo, what cal. was you wanting to get?
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Re: Pre-charged air guns
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2012, 10:22:54 AM »
Watch the video...

This'd be the one I want.

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Re: Pre-charged air guns
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2012, 04:10:02 AM »
There is a feller on youtube that sells the compressors and "what he calls the finest hand pump money can buy". One of his videos is on using the hand pump, I forget how long it took him but it was the better part of half a day. And he had to use a 2X6 as leverage once pressures got high.

Too much work and expense for me, but I like em.
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Re: Pre-charged air guns
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2012, 07:56:08 AM »
I have an old Crosman CO2 .177 caliber pellet pistol that I've had since 1956. It still works and I still have a half-full cylinder for it. It will, for a pistol, punch a serious hole. As I understand it, the expansion rate of CO2 is faster than for air. Also, it will hold a longer lasting charge than will an air gun.
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Re: Pre-charged air guns
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2012, 09:17:51 AM »
Texian a CO2 gun is very temperature sensitive. I can only use mine about have the year and expect full power.
As far as holding a charge . I have pneumatics that hold air for easily months at a time and have had some that I forgot about and had not shot in over a year. The trick to keeping any air gun working is keeping a little pressure in the gun. All my pump guns ,which I don't remember how many I have,I put away with 2 to 3 pumps of air. The seals stay swollen and seal the air chamber for as long as needed.

The finest hand pump should never take that long to fully pump a pre-charged gun.Any adult who doesn't have one foot in the grave can easily pump one up.No 2x6 needed
 
Biggest trick is to not let it drop to low on pressure in the reservoir.For hunting start with a full charge and you should be good to go. Lot's of video on youtube 
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Re: Pre-charged air guns
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2012, 02:11:33 PM »
I guess I was more curious than serious. I did find a site that had refurbished guns for around $200.00.
A friend of mine in Ca. used a pre-charge rifle for keeping birds off his almond trees.

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Re: Pre-charged air guns
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2012, 08:01:54 AM »
I bought the Benjamin Marauder two years ago, I bought a used Mil dot  lighted reticle scope for it.
Played hell finding tall enough mounts. As the receiver frame to barrel is straight across.  So the objective
lense being 50 mm was touching the barrel. Now I can barely slip a piece of thin tablet paper through.
The objective lense can just be turned for parallax adjustment.
Mine is the 22 caliber.
Depending on model it comes with a pump or you have to spend another $200 and buy one.
Looks like the old bicycle pump of the 1950's but develops 2500 to 3000 psi of pressure.
You pump air into the air chamber of the rifle.
Mine comes with a 10 shot rotary clip and is bolt action.
After I got it sighted in on a hunts spaghetti sauce can. About size of a squirrel, it would punch holes clear
through both sides of the can at 50 yd.Consistent shots of about a 1/4" inch spread.
Get about 29 good crisp killing power shots per full charge. About 40 shots total.
Mine was about $470.
I let it sit idle all winter . Wouldn't shoot come spring. Something happened to the seal. They replaced it free.
Haven't shot it all this year. Just way too busy with other projects.
Note do NOT use a regular rifle scope on an air rifle. It will destroy the scope.
Air rifle scopes are built for an opposite reaction recoil.
But you can use a air rifle scope on a regular rifle.
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Re: Pre-charged air guns
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2012, 11:36:23 AM »
DD4, I didn't know that about the scopes. I'll have to keep that in mind.  ;)
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