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I Love My Break Barrel Air Rifle: A Word About Pellets

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

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A Word About Pellets

There are break barrel air rifles out there with muzzle velocities above and beyond 1200 feet per second.

But a fast pellet don’t mean shit if you can’t hit anything with it.

Gamo Raptor Pellets

I’ve still got every trial container of that gold plated Raptor PBR crap that ‘ whoever’ was trying to push.

I’m sure that it really does go 1200 fps out of my break barrel air rifle but keeping it on paper much less inside a quarter was just about impossible.

The standard weight for a pellet is about 8 grains.

Gamo Tomahawk Pellets

I have had trouble keeping those inside a quarter too.

You would think that a heavier pellet would just cause more problems; drop quicker, not go as far, but I have found the opposite to be true.

I’ve been going with the ‘heavy as hell’ Beeman Silver Arrow (I think) that I got from Pyramid Air.

Beeman Silver Arrow Pellets

They are a little more than 12 grains each, with pointed tips and a ridge around the heavy part (like the edge of a quarter) that make them fit tight in the breech.

They are not cheap but they are F’n hammer droppers.

Not much walks away after getting hit with one of those, and they are unbelievably accurate, time after time.

Here are some comments from the Pyramid Air website:

My TF-89 really likes these! I can cover the group with a quarter @ 25 yards, much better than the 4 inch groups that I was getting with the Crosman Premier Heavies.

This is the most accurate pellet I’ve tried in my RWS 460. Can drop a crow at 40 yards! The additional groves in contact with the rifling add to the accuracy. Goes supersonic out of the 460.

These pellets are great for long range shooting in a high powered spring rifle. I tried using these pellets at 15 yards and they didn’t perform as well as some of my other pellets. ( I.E. crow magnums rock!) On the other hand, they are superb at distances past 30 yards. I went shooting with my cousin today and we were hitting bottles past 50 yards. Was one heck of a shot, but with a little luck and no wind it all played out very well.

deep pentration with massive shock to a 3/4 inch plywood. accuracy is superb. at 35 yards, 5 shots are printing .20 c.t.c to .35 c.t.c. Used my chronograph. average velocity 742.6 ft./scd. on 20 shots. high 747.4, low 736.2 (std.deveation 4.15 )11.5 grains generates about 14lbs. of energy.

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Pellet guns have come a long way since you fathers lever action BB gun and pellets have come right along with the air rifles.

Today’s pellets are precision cast lead pellets (some have alloys mixed in) and are designed for just about any shooting application.

  • Wad cutters for target practice
  • Hollow points and pointed pellets for hunting
  • Round ball (for some reason)
  • Ballistic tip
  • Plastic
  • Ceramic

and then there are the various types of traditional pellets, just to name a few.

Of course, if you are a serious shooter, you have to factor in the different grain weights each pellet comes in and calculate the ballistics and trajectory taking into consideration barrel length, rifling and spring strength.

I know it’s just a pellet gun, but these break barrels really are quite a bit more.

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I Love My Break Barrel Air Rifle: I’ll Buy My Next Break Barrel From Pyramid Air Too

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

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I Love My Break Barrel Air Rifle:

I really do love my break barrel air rifle.

I bought a Gamo Shadow Break Barrel Air Rifle a couple years ago from Pyramid Air not really knowing that ‘adult air rifle’ and ’1000 feet per second’ meant I was shooting a ‘high power air rifle’.

Gamo Shadow Sport w/ Scope

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I was putting quarter sized groups completely through a 1×10 pine board at about fifty yards, consistently.

That is 150 feet, right through the board!

Birds didn’t stand a chance.

Neither did rabbits, squirrels or possums either, for that matter.

Talk about a backyard sniper.

I’m going to look at the Crosman Outdoorsman 2250XE Break Barrel Air Rifle here real soon.

Crosman Outdoorsman 2250XE

It’s about time for an upgrade.

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I Love My Break Barrel Air Rifle: My Gamo Shadow Is Definitely An Adult Air Rifle

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Break Barrel Air Rifles:

My first break barrel air rifle was a Gamo Shadow that I bought online from Pyramid Air.

With a muzzle velocity of 1000 feet per second, this air rifle is definitely an adult air gun.

I found out when I bought my pellet gun, that when you buy pellets from Pyramid Air, every 4th tin of pellets is FREE.

That’s right, every 4th tin of pellets that you add to the shopping cart will be free of charge.

That was pretty sweet.

I Love My Break Barrel Air Rifle

Here’s your science lesson boys and girls.

I love physics about as much as I love my break barrel air rifle and I like knowing just how that pellet is capable of punching through a 2×4 at 100 feet.

I remember my dads 10 pump BB gun and the Crosman 10 pump pellet pistol (I own 2 of them).

600 FPS sounds like a lot but that extra 400 FPS is what make spring piston break barrel air rifles an ‘adult air rifle’.

(physics lesson coming soon)

Crosman Quest 1000x Break Barrel Air Rifle

This is the air rifle I’m looking at next.

I know it’s a step back from the Gamo Shadow (that I cherish), but for about $100 the Quest 1000 X is one of the prettiest break barrel air rifles I’ve ever seen.

Crosman knows what they are doing when it comes to air guns and the places I take my air rifle, I need one that can keep up.

The draw back for the Crosman is having to oil it.

The oiling isn’t so bad, its the tiny tube of oil that leaks all over no matter how tight the cap is on.

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I Love My Break Barrel Air Rifle: My First Break Barrel Air Rifle Was A Gamo Shadow

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Break Barrel Air Rifles

I Love My Break Barrel Air Rifle

A Short History of the Break Barrel Air Rifle

Early Air Gun

Air guns represent the oldest pneumatic firearms technology.

The oldest existing mechanical airgun, a bellows airgun dating back to about 1580, is in the Livrustkammaren Museum in Stockholm.

This is the time pegged as the beginning of the modern airgun.

Air rifles have come a long way since then.

My First Break Barrel Air Rifle Was A Gamo Shadow

Spring Mechanism Of Air Gun

Spring-piston air guns are able to achieve muzzle velocities near or greater than the speed of sound from a single stroke of a cocking lever or the barrel itself.

The difficulty of the cocking stroke is usually related to the power of the air rifle or gun, with higher muzzle velocities requiring greater effort.

Spring-piston air guns operate by means of a coiled steel spring-loaded piston contained within a compression chamber, and separate from the barrel.

Cocking the airgun causes the piston assembly to compress the spring until a small hook on the rear of the piston engages the sear.

Pulling the trigger releases the sear and allows the spring to decompress, pushing the piston forward, thereby compressing the air in the chamber directly behind the pellet.

Once the air pressure has risen enough to overcome any static friction and/or barrel restriction holding the pellet, the pellet moves forward, propelled by an expanding column of air.

All this takes place instantly, during which the air heats to several hundred degrees and then cools as the air expands.

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