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Best non-pcp air rifle?

TN Song Dog

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Thinking either .177 or .22 mostly for back yard plinking.
Open to pump up or break barrel style. Dont want to buy the pcp pump and tanks equipment. Priorities are 50yd(+) accuracy, consistency, and an excellent light/crisp trigger without a ton of takeup/creep. Would like to be in the $250 and under budget, and am willing to buy premium pellets and a proper airgun scope. Those in the know, what would be some good options. Looking for advise from those who have owned/shot a lot of different air guns.
 

Rollo

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Diana, as far as I know. I had a Diana model 48 .22 and you could stack a pattern in a quarter @ 40 yards, and capable of further, but you have to know how to shoot big springers. But more than your budget (around $4-500). Sweet trigger though. Or look into the nitro cartridge break barrels. Gamo had some decent shooting break barrels but the components felt kind of cheap and the triggers weren't that great. You can do some research and buy aftermarket triggers for some of those guns. I'm all PCP now but if I were going back to piston or springers, I'd look at RWS/Diana....
 

TNlandowner

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After watching a lot of online videos, I went with a Gamo. Afterwards, I regret buying my son the Gamo Swarm Maxxim 10X Gen 2 in 22 cal. Poor quality throughout equals shooting disappointment. These air rifles are priced way too high for the poor quality.
 

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