Thread: air rifle ?
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Old November 12, 2012, 09:47 PM   #19
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Those advertised 1200 fps velocities happen only with the lightest pellets you can buy, the ones that aren't made out of lead.
If it doesn't make a cracking sound like a .22LR bullet does when you shoot it, it's not going 1200 fps.

...anyway.. I recently bought a Gamo Hornet for around a hundred bucks, including a scope. I have tried a couple of different pellet types, and have come to the conclusion that each rifle is different as to which pellet type it likes. I shot this group across my back yard, probably about 15 yards or so.
I understand you don't expect to get the best groups until you've put 500-1000 pellets through the rifle.
I've been really pleased with it, so far. Now I just need to figure out how to get the grackles to come back around the house.
I always felt that if I got to the point where I thought it was time to bury my firearms, it was actually time to pick them up..
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