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#3148311 - 02/01/13 01:58 PM Air rifle ?
CATCHDAWG
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This could be a dumb question but I will ask anyway. My son got a pellet rifle for Christmas to squirrel hunt with here around the house. It's a Crossman break action type that shoots 1200fps. The problem I have is that I cannot find any pellets that shoot accurate enough to hit the target at much distance. My question is would there be any reason why it couldn't shoot a bb instead of a pellet? I understand he would loose some velocity but I would think a bb would be more accurate? I know the gun is designed for pellets but I just don't see why it wouldn't shoot a bb?
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#3148329 - 02/01/13 02:23 PM Re: Air rifle ? [Re: CATCHDAWG]
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match grade bb's might be more accurate but generally the pellets will outshoot the bb's.
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#3148379 - 02/01/13 03:10 PM Re: Air rifle ? [Re: stik]
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I'd be careful using BB's in a break action if it is the spring type. Someone told me that there was not a tight enough seal and it was like dry firing it. What kind of pellets have you tried. I have always had the best luck with RWS and Beeman. Since you asked about BB's I assume it is a 177. Try the RWS Superpoint.
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#3148734 - 02/01/13 09:32 PM Re: Air rifle ? [Re: CPerkins]
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The RWS super point pellets are very accurate out of my RWS. At 60 yards I can shoot a 5 shot group that you can cover with a half dollar. The crow magnums are also very accurate. My gun is in 22 cal and both of these pellets do a lot of damage to tree rats!

Edited by W.Seay (02/01/13 09:34 PM)
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#3149151 - 02/02/13 01:11 PM Re: Air rifle ? [Re: W.Seay]
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Where do I get the RWS? All the pellets I have tried have been different types of Crossman.
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#3149159 - 02/02/13 01:20 PM Re: Air rifle ? [Re: CATCHDAWG]
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You may have to order over the internet. That is where I got mine.
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#3149160 - 02/02/13 01:22 PM Re: Air rifle ? [Re: CATCHDAWG]
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Try airgun depot.
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#3151124 - 02/04/13 09:19 AM Re: Air rifle ? [Re: paincave_2000]
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#3151579 - 02/04/13 04:26 PM Re: Air rifle ? [Re: W.Seay]
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http://www.pyramydair.com/

Check out the yellow forums for everything airgun. Awesome site with great info.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/79537/

I like Crow Magnum pellets by Beeman. Heavier, not as fast, but they deliver a punch. you may have to try few different types and brands to see what you particular gun likes. Also with spring piston guns it takes a lot of rounds to get them broke in. The more he shoots it the better it will get.

I would suggest buying a couple tins of cheap pellets and some cleaning pellets. Shoot each tin, cleaning between tins. Then start experimenting to find what you gun likes.
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#3152160 - 02/04/13 09:43 PM Re: Air rifle ? [Re: chunkandwind]
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The crow magnums definitely pack a punch!
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#3152239 - 02/04/13 10:37 PM Re: Air rifle ? [Re: W.Seay]
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The most accurate pellet out there by far are the Miesterklugens.. I bought 3 or 4 tins of them a few years back.. if your gun is a .177 send me your address and i'll mail you a few to try if I still have some.. I shoot the crow magnums when I want to kill something...
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#3156356 - 02/08/13 02:38 PM Re: Air rifle ? [Re: pressfit]
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Regarding shooting BB's, if that gun has a rifled barrel, you could damage the rifling seriously by shooting a BB. BB's are steel and are not supposed to ever be used in a rifled barrel.
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#3157204 - 02/09/13 09:52 AM Re: Air rifle ? [Re: Hunter 257W]
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Thanks for the help guys, guess I just need to try some other brands.
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#3157208 - 02/09/13 09:55 AM Re: Air rifle ? [Re: Hunter 257W]
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 Originally Posted By: Hunter 257W
Regarding shooting BB's, if that gun has a rifled barrel, you could damage the rifling seriously by shooting a BB. BB's are steel and are not supposed to ever be used in a rifled barrel.

My old school Crossman shoots both and has a rifled barrel and drives tacks!
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#3160769 - 02/12/13 08:46 AM Re: Air rifle ? [Re: CATCHDAWG]
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 Originally Posted By: CATCHDAWG
 Originally Posted By: Hunter 257W
Regarding shooting BB's, if that gun has a rifled barrel, you could damage the rifling seriously by shooting a BB. BB's are steel and are not supposed to ever be used in a rifled barrel.

My old school Crossman shoots both and has a rifled barrel and drives tacks!


I'm not sure about the Crossmans or Daisy's but the more expensive pellet rifles are not supposed to be used with BB's. I bet the cheaper guns are made with rifling dimensions that are somewhat compromised for pellets so that BB's can be used. Now that I think about it, Daisy did make some 880 pumps with rifled barrels back in the early 1990's so they were OK for BB's since the 880 was a multi-ammo gun that shot BB's or pellets. Still, I wouldn't put a BB down the barrel of a RWS rifle just to be on the safe side.

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