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Offline ssb73q

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New Toys
« on: October 12, 2017, 10:36:53 AM »
Hi, have you noticed that I haven't been posting much lately? Am I tired of BP revolver shooting? Not in the least. What I have been doing is getting some new toys tricked out for shooting in my basement as winter rolls in. I have .22 conversion cylinders on some of my BP revolvers, but my cats go nuts on hearing the report. A pellet gun will allow shooting practice without the loud report. I bought a couple 2240 Crosman pellet guns to play with, see:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GA8RQBM/ref=twister_B01HG3S83Y?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

The Crosman 2240 is highly modifiable. Longer barrels, steel receiver, trigger sears, grips, and stocks are available for low cost. Even found a great low cost reflex sight to use, see:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HPWATOC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Here are a couple of my tricked out Crosman 2240s:



How accurate are these pellet guns? Pellets go in the same hole from 50ft, the most accurate guns I own.

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Richard
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Re: New Toys
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 10:50:10 AM »
Nice! They sound way more accurate than my Browning pistol (Umarex) but it's fun for basement plinking.
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Re: New Toys
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 05:07:56 AM »
CO2?

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Re: New Toys
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2017, 07:18:33 AM »
Since I don't get to the range as much as I'd like might have to get myself a pellet gun for getting some good practice in.

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Re: New Toys
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2017, 07:55:15 AM »
Hi Whip, buying smart one can shoot the CO2 pellet guns for ~$0.02/shot. I buy 40 C02 cartridges for ~$20 and 500 pellets for ~$5.60. The Crosman 2240 gets 50 shots from a CO2 cartridge. There are a lot of YouTube videos on how to optimize performance. I had my 2240 with shoulder stock down in the basement shooting this morning. That rig is so accurate that there is little challenge shooting it at 50ft, the pellets almost go shooting offhand in the same hole. That shoulder stock rig will be better put to use at 50yds, not 50ft. It will probably be the 2240 without shoulder stock that will get the most use in my basement this winter.

What's nice about using a pellet handgun regularly is that one's shooting skills can stay sharp, even in bad outside weather.

If you like screwing around with guns, doing mods to the Crosman 2240 yields benefits. Getting a light smooth trigger pull is little more than polishing the sear and changing the trigger spring. Put a longer barrel and you get more pellet energy. Instead of the stock 7.5" barrel, a 14.5" barrel will raise pellet energy ~50% with a pellet velocity of 550fps.

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Richard
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Re: New Toys
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2017, 11:51:05 AM »
Looks like you have some winners there. I need to make up a suitable backstop/pellet catcher for my use. But, I don't have even 50 feet in my basement. What distance I do have will probably tax my pistol shooting abilities though! L@J :-[