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Hi there everyone :D
Does anybody know anything about the air resevoirs air rifles? Can`t spell it right but its the type of air rifle that you pump the air into a resevor and what I`ve been told are real powerful. Price wise, power, any recommendation? any web sites about them?
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bullet maker,

I believe you're talking about PCP(Pre-Charged Pneumatic) rifles. Yes they are powerful but also a little on the expensive side. MY wife uses a Beeman Super 12 in .20 and although powerful it is also loud. These rifles use a 400 cc air bottle as a power source that is adjustable and a 12 shot magazine from a bolt action type action. Accurate? Very. It is for this reason I ordered a used Rapid 12/250 from Theoban in England for turkey and small game hunting. A .25 cal air rifle that shoots a pellet at over 900 fps.. Lawdog
 

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:D thanks lawdog for the information. I dont know yet which type I want. But I do have another question . What is the most powerful CO2 type rifle on the market?
I dont know if I want a CO2, spring piston, or PCP type. Im just checking out everyting first. I would use it for target practice, hunting, snake shooting, just about everyting fun. :-D There use to be a shotgun called the YEHAW I think? seems like it was made in china or Korea? thats been about 20 years ago. Anyone know if they are still in buisness? I think that was the way it was spelled.
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What is the most powerful CO2 type rifle on the market?
I will try to find out for you useless someone else can answer that question. The only CO2 air guns I own are a pair of older Crosman look a like .357's. These are the .22 caliber models. One has a 6" barrel and the other a 4" and I use these to stay sharp for qualification at the range with my service weapons. For a beginning air rifle I would choose a springer. There are a number out there that won't break the bank and are powerful enough to do some small game hunting. Accuracy is one of there strong points. Next to that I would recommend a good pump like a Sheridan Blue Streak. The cheaper you go the more problems you'll run into. Beeman, RWS, Gamo and others are good starting air rifle firms to check out. The three I listed here I have had some dealings with others air rifle firms you have to check out for yourself. Lawdog
 

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BM: Here's a couple of other things to consider. A spring-powered airgun has recoil ... sometimes significant in the high-powered "magnum" guns. And it's actually in TWO directions, which can be death on scopes (use only real airgun scopes on springers). CO2 guns are temperature sensitive; and won't work well in low temps (has to do with the ability of the CO2 to gassify). As with all shooting, accuracy is dependent on consistent conditions; in the same way you'd want your firearm cartridges loaded exactly the same (same powder charge, same weight bullet, etc.), your aigun pressure from one shot to the next needs to be the same too; with CO2 it varies with temp. CO2s and Pre-Charged Pneumatics (PCPs) have no recoil. Springers are pretty quiet ... nearly silent; CO2s & PCPs have a definite "crack" (not as bad as a .22, but noticeable) ... and it's not uncommon to have "moderators" on them. If you're looking to use it for household/urban "pest control", and are worried about the neighbors, a springer is quieter.
 

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Hi PeterF; :D
thanks for the information. You brought up some information that I had not thought about before. That helped narrow my decision as th which type to purchase. thanks.
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