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My freinds, I'm considering the purchase of a new air rifle for plinking, thoughts and suggestions greatly appreciated.
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The Harmmerli X2 is nice and it comes with both .177 and .22 cal exchangeable barrels.
They run around $225.
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Ruger makes one that I was looking at that seemed quite reasonably priced and had higher velocity than several of the more expensive ones.  Other than that the Benjamim pumps have been around for a long long time.
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Anyone have any experiance with the gamo cfx model, and what your thoughts on .177 vs .22?
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I've had a Benjamin pump but it is doa currently so I have been looking.  The 177 has higher velocity and I suspect it is a better choice.
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http://www.airgundepot.com/samyang-909-rifle.html
Sam Yang Big Bore 909S .45 Cal 780 FPS
 
there was a guy who posted here a couple years back who had one of these and was after a scope for it - he used it to hunt with -- says it fires a slug for a 45 long colt. 
works off some high pressure pump or compressed air tank like scuba tank.


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http://www.quackenbushairguns.com/  I looked at these for a while...I think they were about $500.  It makes for interesting reading, if nothing else.
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I would suggest an RWS or Beeman in many flavors. The .177 is great for target and plinking.
Since you can afford $500, I would seriously consider a Diana RWS in .177. It will be very accurate and it has enough power for some of the larger pests like crow. It will take out those scavengers with a body shot.
I only have one .177 and they are accurate by nature. If you want to take bigger critters along with your plinking I would look at a .22. Pellets are cheap like the smaller bore but carry more energy down range.
I also have a nice 5mm with aperature sites that is a great shooter. The pellets are similar in price and the twenty cal rocks, too.
I can't post pics right now but if you get back with me I can ship you some pics of what fine springers are capable of, Jeff.

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Originally posted by lucytuma lucytuma wrote:

Anyone have any experiance with the gamo cfx model, and what your thoughts on .177 vs .22?
The 177.is faster but the .22 has a lot more stopping power. It will out shoot a .177 at ranges over 40 yds. On the .177 the type of pellet is a lot more critical. I prefer the Beeman silver arrow. It is a medium weight but it is longer with lands or baffles around the center giving a better seal to the barrel. They tend to be much more stable in flight.
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