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Old 02-28-2012, 09:55 PM
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For some weird reason my "all-guns-are-evil-wife" is OK with BB guns. She would not know the difference, but she may think that because it does not make a loud pop, is not as bad!!!!
This has been a taboo subject in our relation for ever, but the other day we went to some neighbor house and he was shooting a walmart spring pump BB rifle with his kid. We all had a blast shooting at an empty plastic soda bottle floating on the lake.
So I see the perfect opportunity to: if not at least convincing the wife and get her more familiar with guns little by little, it will be a perfect way to get my kids used to, familiar, respectfully, and not afraid of the so evil-fire-arms.

So what and where do i get something that would give us the best bang for the buck, looks real, but at the same time does not "sounds" scary??
I was thinking that CO2 would be best, but I assume that it could get expensive at some point?

What do you guys recommend?

I was planing to spend something between 100-300, but would be willing to invest some more if the difference is worth it.
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:11 AM
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check out the RWS 34 rifle, these are German, shop around and you can find them in your price range. Probably the best rifle at that price. And yes a good air rifle will cost around $400 to $600, and some can cost as much as $2500. Good Luck...

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Old 02-29-2012, 04:35 AM
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Another vote for RWS, so long as you are the kind of person who tends to take care of your gear. These rifles are built to last a lifetime or two and can be refurbished if they get worn out. However, they aren't Daisey Red Riders, they are "adult air rifles" that shoot hard enough to kill things. You have to treat them as such.
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:40 AM
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Hands down, the RWS 34 for the price range that you posted.
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:52 AM
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I have an RWS Diana Mod 48/52 That is pretty decent. I bought it used and paid about 250 for it.
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:07 AM
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You've got one of those "all guns are evil" wives, eh? Mine surprised the heck out of me last Fall. After a very unsettling thing happened in our neighborhood, she said to me "I think it's time you got a concealed carry permit".

Funny how attitudes can change when the real world rears its ugly head...
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:10 AM
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Check out Pyramid Air online and enjoy several hours of airgun shopping. I bought a Walther Talon .22 break barrel last year and love it. Great customer service and a ton of choices.
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It seems that RWS is the ticket.... everybody agrees on this.
Now is this something that a 7 or 9 YO under direct supervision would have fun shooting??? I mean, does it have any recoil? is it loud? spring piston tension too hard for that age range???
I'm thinking that it could be helpful to mix and match this with a really cheap BB carbine, or something like that... What do you guys think?
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by yarcraft91 View Post
You've got one of those "all guns are evil" wives, eh? Mine surprised the heck out of me last Fall. After a very unsettling thing happened in our neighborhood, she said to me "I think it's time you got a concealed carry permit".

Funny how attitudes can change when the real world rears its ugly head...
I think that something would have to happen to her or one of the kids, to change er stand in regard to guns....
But little by little (after 11 years) she is starting to give up the fight and complain less and less every time. The nagging is fading away.
I do not want my kids to be like that, so I need to start early.
My dad was a crazy-gun-nut in a country where just by owning 1 gun you are considered kind of extremist paranoid madman. We grew up around guns, and although been able to go shooting was expensive and difficult to do, we had our fair share of dad and kids shooting time.
Our gun education was close to non-existent, but respect for the guns was always THE top priority.

I want to be able to transmit the same thing to my kids without having to divorce first.... LOL
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:33 PM
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Check out the rifles with the nitro-piston. Most guns have the spring piston, but their accuracy is affected by temp out side due to expansion and contraction of the metal spring and the spring can wear out, especially if you leave it cocked for extended periods of time. The nitro piston guns aren't because there is no metal spring. All of them can be loud when firing the first few dozen shots.
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Air Force Talon SS with the suppressed barrel. I use a scuba tank to refill mine and is a Bad A$$ machine. I bit more than $300 but the tree rats that were chewing on my house are all but eliminated

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22 rimfire with the long "CB" rounds. quieter than an air rifle hands down, really. You can buy them wherever they sell ammunition. Way cool and will roll a cat at 50 yards
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:12 PM
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Gamo Whisper. CO2 is for paintball...not serious air rifles.
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:15 PM
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Dude, just go to Walmart and buy a few Daisy Red Ryders for under $30. a piece. This video inspired me to go get one, and I have to say I have been having a blast with it! The cheapest fun you can have plinking.

Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bTAOFemVUI Go to about :17 if you want to get right to the good stuff

You might want to take have your wife watch this one too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Brorx...feature=relmfu
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