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10-17-2019 08:43 PM
Rx / hw90

I found the Theobald RX / HW90 a decade ago. It's an unreal gun. Expensive, yes! Worth it, Yes!!! Every penny. Quality is unreal. Totally adjustable. Power is outstanding. Accuracy is spectacular. I have dozens of guns. The old school RX1 or RX / HW90 is my favorite. It solves every need for target shooting, hunting and teaching youngsters how to shoot. It's so smooth. No twang or violent whip like a springer. It's as close to perfection as you can get. My $.02
10-08-2019 08:18 PM
nw_hunter Don't grip the forearm like you would in a powder rifle. Just lay it in the palm of the hand and hold to the shoulder as lightly as possible.My XS28M break barrel shoots 14 gr pellets from 880 to 900 fps Crony and will stack them at 30 yds If I do my part. Being a Magnum,it's a little hard on my old arms to co-k,but worth the effort. Springers are picky about the ammo. Once you find what they like don't change. Mine tend to like solid round nose to hollow point pellets.

Can't believe they bleeped a perfectly good word.
10-08-2019 07:48 PM
artillery hold

Originally Posted by flmason View Post
What is the "artillery hold"?
Sorry fmason, yoiu may have given up waiting for an answer but here is a quote from Air Gun Depot: The object of this technique, known as the Artillery Hold, is to support the gun as gently as possible along the four points that contact your body. The spring air gun is not to be shouldered tightly like a shotgun or high-powered rifle. And it works.
04-14-2019 05:04 AM
flmason What is the "artillery hold"?
03-11-2019 01:49 PM
gpa&hisguns RWS model 48 or 52 form me. I have killed a lot of squirrels with my old 48. I have left it cocked for an hour at a time while hunting without hurting the spring. I also have a one of the new Ruger Break barrel guns. I couldn't get it to shoot good enough groups to even zero in the scope. I read the manual and it said not to expect any accuracy until after at least 100 rounds. Huh? I ran a bore light down the bore and it was the ugliest thing that I had seen since the new neighbor girl took her mask off at halloween when I was 10. She turned out to be not so bad but the Ruger is still ugly. I've shot a whole tin full of pellets through it and 3 inch groups at 50 feet is about as good as it gets. I even took the scope off of my 48 and tried it.

About the best thing for shooting town critters without a bang or clank is CBs out of a long barreled my 514.
03-11-2019 12:28 PM
goodshot me too friend
03-11-2019 11:42 AM
oldandslow I would really like to have one of the AirForce Condors but the tank filling thing keeps me from it. There is really no place to get the tanks charged easily around here and I don't want to spend the money for a hi-pressure compressor. I'm certainly not tough enough now to use the hand pump either. It would tale me at least a day to charge the thing and another day or to to rest up before I could shoot. That leaves CO2 and nitro piston guns for me. CO2 has the undesirable feature of being temperature sensitive and losing power as the pressure runs out. I'm doing a little research on the nitro guns now.
03-10-2019 10:30 AM
goodshot The nitro piston thingies look interesting.
03-10-2019 10:02 AM
oldandslow I've decided to give up on springers. I have three and just really can't find any love for them. I gave one away yesterday afternoon and am going to do the same with the other two. I prefer pumpers and co2. If not for the hassle of recharging I would like to have a pcp.
03-05-2019 02:16 PM
scout4 I've really like the springers actually. At first it took me awhile to get use to how that type rifle works. But ever since I settled down and did the research and practiced just how to load, hold the rifle, and trigger pull which is big with these guns, I've done well. The most expensive air rifle I have is Benjamin trail np and I only have 3 springer breakbarrel airguns, actually 4 but one I really never shoot. Point is , what I got isn't expensive but they do shoot good and I'm not afraid to hunt with any one of them. Good shooters, just need some time and little extra patience with the things. Another thing is I'm not "sold" on that artillery hold. Tried that on about all the air rifles I've shot and it just doesn't work good for me. What does work for me is a lighter hold than one would use on a regular firearm a steady aim with a steady squeeze on the trigger and a good solid follow through like as if shooting a bow and arrow. Good luck with whatever ya'll choose, but I'll stay with my Nitro Piston break barrel's.
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