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Old June 9, 2021, 01:44 PM   #1
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Crossman 2240

So I was replenishing my air gun stuff and accidentally picked up some 22 cal pellets. Had already opened the blister pack so instead of taking them back decided to buy a 22 cal air gun. Got a Crossman 2240 on line for something around $80, including tax and shipping. Came today and I tried it out. At ten feet it's plenty accurate, but I had a hard time distinguishing the front site from the rear and the target. (Old eyes.) Anyway my first modification was to paint the front sight bright orange. I imagine we'll take it to the squirrel woods this fall and see how it does. Will let you know about longer range accuracy once the paint dries.

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Old June 9, 2021, 01:49 PM   #2
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so instead of taking them back decided to buy a 22 cal air gun.
Hmmm extra or un-needed ammo or parts………I should definitely buy a gun so I can use these.

Nope never been there before, no sir not at all. I don’t even have a nice set of grips for a Beretta that will eventually get me to by another 92…..nooooo never happen to me.

Sigh been there, done that, got the Tshirt ……..got lots of Tshirts.
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Old June 9, 2021, 09:43 PM   #3
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There are LOTS of aftermarket parts for it. I believe you can get a fiber optic front sight. but orange paint should get the job done.

Keep in mind with it being a CO2 gun, it may shoot different in hot or colt temps. And it may not perform well in colt temps.

I have one of these, but the pump version in .177. either should be adequate for squirrel at close distances. I am currently upgrading mine with a longer barrel (15in) and a stock. already got the stock. its a light handy accurate little carbine.
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Old June 10, 2021, 08:59 AM   #4
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I put a dab of white paint on my front sight. Accurate out to 30 yards, drops too much beyond that. Nice to be able to get some trigger time in the back yard. I used to have a .22LR pistol, but prefer the 2240 due to it being backyard friendly and dirt cheap, even compared to .22LR. I did replace the grips. I didn't care for the standard "target" grips.
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Old June 10, 2021, 09:29 AM   #5
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I have one (22.cal) that I modified with a steel receiver, Lothar Walther barrel and a TKO shroud.
It is for SMALL pest only. Do not use for squirrels.

Extremely accurate. Noise is non existent other than the hammer spring or the Pellet hitting the target.

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Old June 10, 2021, 05:38 PM   #6
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Why not squirrels?

Why is this not a gun to use on squirrels?
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Old June 10, 2021, 05:44 PM   #7
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Squirrels are tough little tree rats, is why.
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Old June 10, 2021, 09:14 PM   #8
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You can find many vids on you tube of people hunting squirrels with these. It can, has, and will continue to be done. however these guns are LOW on energy so precise shot placement is key to ensure a clean kill.

basic calculations based on the stated velocity. I doubt you will get the stated velocity though as generally these are tested with ultra light weight alloy pellets.

stated 460fps
Pellet, JSB Diablo exact 15.89g, BC 0.037
Muzzle 7 ft lb
25yfd 6 ft lb
50yds 5 ft lb
75yd 5 ft lb



https://sites.google.com/site/valley...arious-animals
Sparrow 2.0ft-lbsPP
Valley Pocket Gopher - 3.0ft-lbs**
Squirrel - 3.0ft-lbs
Pigeon - 3.0ft-lbs
Rabbit - 5.0ft-lbs
Crow - 5.0ft-lbs
Groundhogs 10+ft-lbs
Raccoon - 40ft-lbs**
Fox - 65ft-lbs**
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Old June 10, 2021, 09:30 PM   #9
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Pretty setup. My build will be similar however no shroud or scope. I want to stick with irons. The shroud/moderators are not legal for hunting in Indiana based on my talk with the DNR here, nothing that reduces the sound of the shot.
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