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Review of air powered squirrel rifles in FFG
« on: November 21, 2009, 03:11:35 AM »
I found an article in the Oct 2009 issue of Fur Fish and Game, pg 26.  The author discusses his success at taking small game.  Specifically he discusses the Benjamin Marauder (http://www.crosman.com/airguns/rifles/pcp )and the Walther Falcon (http://www.airgunsbbguns.com/Walther_Falcon_Hunter_Edition_p/walther-2252226.htm).

He reports getting .5 inch groups at 50 yds.  The Benjamin is a PCP, which can be charged from a prorietary bicycle pump type item sold separatly or with an attachment from an air tank.   The barrel shroud also acts effectively as a silencer.  Downside is the price at over $500.

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Re: Review of air powered squirrel rifles in FFG
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2010, 06:28:33 PM »
$500 is cheep for a PCP.

You know, frankly, except that you need some of it still to survive still, I like to think of our money as useless. I could have $20,000 under my mattress where it'd be safer than in any bank, but if TSHTF in a year, it's not gonna do me any good. It would do me a bunch of goos put into well, the stuff in my signaature file.

There are custom shops run by crosman/benjamin and other makers, and a lot of independent shops too, and let me say it's easy to spend $500 on an airgun that's not nearly so nice a gun even after a bunch of add-ons. If higher priority stuff is taken care of for you and you will use/enjoy that rifle, I say get it. I would!