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  1. #1
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    Beginner Air Rifle - Backyard Shooting

    I'm looking for something my son and i can do in the backyard.. target shooting, and possibly small game, armadillos, etc.

    I live in a subdivision, but my backyard backs up to an empty wooded area. So, I'd like something powerful, but not too loud.

    At first, I was looking at the Gamo Swarm Fusion or Magnum. After doing some research, they do not appear to get good reviews. I also came across http://flyingdragonairrifles.org/http://flyingdragonairrifles.org/

    Anyone have any recommendations and/or experience with either Gamo or the Chinese knockoffs?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. #2
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    I have a Benjamin Trial Nitro Piston 2 that I snagged off of Midway for $99 a while back. Got ride of the plastic tube scope it came with, but it's pretty quiet and I can shoot quarter-sized groups with it at about 30 yards. I am not an expert with these things though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinin View Post
    I have a Benjamin Trial Nitro Piston 2 that I snagged off of Midway for $99 a while back. Got ride of the plastic tube scope it came with, but it's pretty quiet and I can shoot quarter-sized groups with it at about 30 yards. I am not an expert with these things though.
    Iím in the same boat and have the same air rifle. I can tell you I like the piston over a ďspringerĒ as I think itís way more accurate. I mostly use mine to teach my son to shoot a scoped rifle and for fun at the camp. Also another must have is one of those loader pellet pens but I canít recall the name.


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  4. #4
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    Daisy 853 refurbished from the CMP.
    https://thecmp.org/sales-and-service...er-air-rifles/
    scroll down to used $120 shipped
    Monte Carlo stock is what I prefer.
    Last edited by Request Dust Off; September 10th, 2020 at 08:22 PM.

  5. #5
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    His first BB gun should be a Red Ryder. It's tradition. I still have mine. Beyond that, love the idea of one from the CMP...
    "Be water, my friend..."

  6. #6
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    I've always use an old Remington bolt action that is tube fed. Mine has a 24" barrel(the longer the better). Just shoot .22CB's. You will be surprised how quiet it is. It produces 1/4 the sound of a pellet gun. Out to 30 yards you can shoot quarter inch holes.

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    Marksman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Request Dust Off View Post
    Daisy 853 refurbished from the CMP.
    https://thecmp.org/sales-and-service...er-air-rifles/
    scroll down to used $120 shipped
    Monte Carlo stock is what I prefer.
    ETA - This is not the air rifle to use on game

  8. #8
    Marksman

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    I second the Benjamin Trail Nitro Piston 2. I have the .22 one and have taken up to a large trash panda with it.

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