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Scottman:
The marauder with the auto indexing feature would be a great training tool. IN 177 inexpensive to plink with also. If you spent 25 bucks a week in a month you'd have quite a collection of pellets.

Hiker:

--- Quote from: spartan on February 11, 2014, 01:11:58 PM ---I've been interested in PCP air rifles for a while, originally as a training tool for my children, but also the other long term possibility. 

What recommendations would you make for someone who wants to get started on a limited budget? 
Is there a particular caliber you see as offering the best value?

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The large bore Shin Sung cost me $595 plus $275 for the pump.   The Benjamin Marauder .22 caliber is cheaper at around $300 and is a repeater.  It has a detachable shoulder stock and can be carried in a backpack.

 However, if you are on a very tight budget and looking for something that can be used to train your children and can be used for small game hunting in a bug out scenario an excellent deal is the Beeman RS2 Silver Kodiak.

The Beeman RS2 is not a PCP though.  It is a spring piston but is very powerful, accurate, and affordable.  It has interchangeable barrels for .177 and .22 so you are getting two guns for the price of one.   The barrels detach very quickly so the Beeman can be carried in a backpack.   It shoots around 1000 fps in .177 and 800 fps in .22.   This rifle has a good kick to it.

I got mine at Wal Mart for only $100.

Here is a demo on the SMX Beeman, which is essentially the same as the RS2 Silver Kodiak except that it has a 2 stage trigger.

http://www.blinkx.com/watch-video/review-dual-caliber-air-rifle-177-and-22-smk-beeman/CQtPlzkRdvoeUsiR-GMowg

Hiker:

--- Quote from: IKN on February 11, 2014, 06:09:35 PM ---I've read and seen videos where they discuss and/or demonstrate "Dieseling" various air rifles.
I can only assume this applies to PCP's as well. Is there a special oil used for corrosion protection on the inside of the barrels that's not subject to diesleing ???
Or is dieseling a non-issue with PCP's ???
From a customizing frame of mind, is there something you'd like to have/see for your airguns that's currently not available ???

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Personally, I feel that the debate on dieseling involves a lot of exaggeration.  The videos I have seen on the subject show people actually filling the pellet with oil when it is in the chamber and then it simply produces a lot of smoke.

Dieseling is caused by using too much oil.  Having fired thousands of pellet rounds I have never seen a problem with dieseling.   Even if a fire did start by some freak chance all one would have to do is quickly put the barrel to the ground or cover it with a cloth to cut off the air supply.

From a customizing point my 9 mm PCP is single shot and it would be cool if they could make it into repeating.   

sharpshooterofky:
For young people (crap for old folks too!)

If you want a introductory type of PCP, I'd recommend the Benjamin Wildfire in 177.

It's on sale for $99.99, that's hard to beat.  It uses only 2000 psi, and gets up to 60 shots per fill (I think that's stretching it, I'd say 40 maybe).  12 round magazine, and it'll shoot as fast as you can pull the trigger.

Just my 2 cents (worth about $.0001)

Benjamin Wildfire
https://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/Benjamin_Wildfire_PCP_Air_Rifle/4304/8306

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