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    trying to choose a 25 cal. pcp rifle

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    ralphy101again
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    trying to choose a 25 cal. pcp rifle

    Post by ralphy101again on Sun May 29, 2011 11:31 am

    Narrowed choices to : fx royale 500 , fx independence , daystate 50 fpe air ranger . I have a 22 cal. Indy. I have neved shot a royale or any daystate guns . Thanks Ralph in La.
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    Re: trying to choose a 25 cal. pcp rifle

    Post by donwalk on Sun May 29, 2011 8:25 pm

    if i could afford it...I'd go for the FX independence; it has it's own built-on hand pump. you're "independent" of having to rely on air tanks, hand pumps (Sans the on-board one) or other sources of air.

    that being said...fast forward to the real here and now...

    an entry level PCP rifle with hand pump 'combo' may be had for the $400-$500 price range. if you elect to get into the higher dollar PCP rifles be sure to have an ATM in your living room (if you can keep it hidden from your wife... Shocked Rolling Eyes Laughing )

    generally speaking, many, if not most, who seek to get into PCP are intending to hunt larger game than rabbit, and smaller sized game; PCP, power-wise, usually picks up where springer/NP leaves off.

    i decided to make my entry into the PCP by way of one of the "combos", with hand pump, offered by an online airgun dealer; with no regrets. it did, however, lead to more and better equipment...and alas and alack...next will probably be a compressor...$$$$...where will it end? you may, or may not, find out...

    in any event, you WILL NEED a source of air and the accompanying apparatus, to charge a PCP with.

    if you intend on hunting big(er) game...as Squirrel has pointed out, do you need a .25, or even larger, caliber? many of us have a battery of air rifles for various needs (wants?) and as a suggestion, a .22 fits in very nicely in most categories for hunting and plinking/target shooting.

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    Re: trying to choose a 25 cal. pcp rifle

    Post by tkerrigan on Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:49 am

    I know the feeling, you can be waiting for one gun to be released,(Lynx), then the Koreans are coming out with semi-autos pretty soon. What to do, what to do.
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    Re: trying to choose a 25 cal. pcp rifle

    Post by snowman on Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:05 pm

    Hello Ralph...Re: .25 cal pcp choice you may want to look at one of Tony's modified .25 Airforce Rifles (Talon Tunes) , I have one and it is a tack driver with awesome power...Daystate .25 is a great shooter...BTW any of those FX rifles the semi auto's will definitely put a smile on your face...Snowman.

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    Re: trying to choose a 25 cal. pcp rifle

    Post by longhunter on Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:51 pm

    Abda wrote:What's your flavor in Range Finders, Ralph? Name brand, distance, all that? That's a toy I haven't landed in my toy box yet and I'm interested.

    Would save me some time and trouble pacing off a shot I thought was pretty far. See, with only one eye, I don't have any depth perception and distances can throw me off in the weirdest ways. .

    Anybody have a preference in them?

    I know, I know, new topic stuff but I think we'll worry about that when and if someone takes me up on my quesiton

    i picked up a Simmons in the blister pack at Gander Mtn. for around 40$ or so. it has a 4x lens, and runs off a 9volt battery. i've used it for 3 or4 years for archery and airgunning with no problems, so far. accuracy is claimed to be +- 1yd. at 400yds. on reflective targets. i know it's spot on at 200yds. , it was checked against my buddies high dollar unit. it even comes with a carrying case that fits on your belt.

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    Re: trying to choose a 25 cal. pcp rifle

    Post by longhunter on Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:57 pm

    ok, the rangefinder i got 3 or4 years ago is now selling for 129.99. may be able to catch it on sale. it's the simmons hunter model .looks like they upgraded it somewhat, it's advertised to range to 600 yds. loook it up at Gander Mountain.com and type in the search box "range finders". picture looks like the one i have, so i'm guessing it's the same. it's the only simmons they carry.
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    Re: trying to choose a 25 cal. pcp rifle

    Post by rlairgun on Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:19 am

    Hey guys, I really like the buy, buy ,buy theory. bounce My grand kids need shoes and I need a beer!!!!!!! Or is that several beers.


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    Re: trying to choose a 25 cal. pcp rifle

    Post by roachcreek on Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:20 pm

    I paid $2500.00 for my Rangefinder, a Swarovski RF-1 many years ago, they, laser Rangefinders had just hit the market and there were only two models available, the Geovid and the RF-1.

    A friend of mine got a deal at $2500.00,Cabelas had them at $3200.00, we split the price, so I have $1250.00 in it, and then a few years later he got a Geovid and gave me his half of the RF-1. I have has so much fun over the years with it, and the optics are superb.

    It is the same old new tech story, you pay for it, but when I consider the truck load of deer and elk killed by using it,it was well worth the money.

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    Re: trying to choose a 25 cal. pcp rifle

    Post by Johnny on Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:17 pm

    Forget the cometa lynx is a toy gun and comes with problems....i know i went to buy one and it broke after 20-30 shots. every time the cocking lever was pushed forward the gun fired...also the trigger you think it is made from toy parts

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