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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:04 am 
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I always wanted a kick butt air rifle, and thought why not get a 22 cal. I was looking at these for some time, they are not cheap so I waited till I found a used one. they have a built in suppressor, and take a small plastic mag. Very accurate, I was able to take out a large bird with a head shot at about 25 yards. It uses a special bicycle pump or a scuba tank with adapter to charge it up to 3000 psi. with the right pellet you can get around 1200fps.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:32 am 
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Nice! I grew up with a Benjamin Sheridan 'Blue Streak' .20 cal. It was a 7 pump with peep sights, like this one.

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I used to take the heads off of those little bug-eater birds sitting on the power lines. Had lots of practice shooting the little lizards off of the wood pile too. Got in a bit of trouble once when I missed a bird, bounced a pellet off of a metal pole and took out one of my Grandma's chickens :oops:

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:40 am 
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They make one hell of an air rifle!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:44 am 
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that was my childhood dream , i had to settle for the daisey , but perhaps one day soon ..........


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:42 am 
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You should be seeing about 800-900 fps with a lead 14.3 gr dome outta that Marauder. Word has it the 16 gr JSB Predators shoot very well out of those Crosman mfg'd bbls. ;) That 1200 fps is just the maker's slightly optimistic advertising gaffleblab. You might see 1100 fps out of it with the lead free pba pellet- at a cost of accuracy. Stick with lead, and you'll be fine.

Congrads on a nice rifle!

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