Pellet Gun Giveaway – Crosman 2100b

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I’m giving away one brand new Crosman 2100b .177 cal pump pellet gun.

**** As of 11/30/2016 there are only 2 entries!!!!!!

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  • Caliber: 0.177
  • Velocity: 755 ft/sec with 10 pumps
  • Warranty: One year limited
  • Multi-pump rifle shoots BBs and pellets

How to Enter:  Send an email to giveaway(at)pelletguns1(dot)com with Crosman 2100b Giveaway in the subject line and your name in the body. I will select 1 winner at the end of the giveaway promotion.

****Only U.S.A. residents can apply and you must be 18 years of age or older.

 

Daisy Powerline 880 Pros

I own a Daisy Powerline 880 pellet gun and would rate it 4 stars out of 5 stars. Here are the Pros and Cons of the 880.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Powerful 700 fps (pellets) 800 fps (BB’s) with 10 pumps
  • Inexpensive price tag $50
  • Handles nicely
  • Easy to pump
  • Good trigger pull (not to heavy)
  • Accurate
  • Good sights
  • Fairly quiet

Cons

  • Mostly plastic construction
  • Pellets can be hard to line up in front of bolt, especially with a scope mounted

Daisy 880 Powerline Pellet Gun

The Dasiy Powerline 880 is a real bargain at just under $50. You just can’t go wrong. Here’s a link to buy one online…Daisy Powerline 880 pellet gun at Amazon.com

Daisy Powerline 880 Stock

Daisy Powerline 880 Plastic Stock

The Daisy Powerline 880 air rifle has a plastic stock that is light weight and very durable, as long as you don’t abuse it. The Monte Carlo designed stock fits well and allows use of either open sights or a scope.

Daisy Powerline 880 air rifle grip

The Daisy Powerline 880 pistol grip is very comfortable and has mild checkering to provide a non-slip grip. The white grip cap spacer adds a nice touch. The trigger pull is not too heavy and will not hinder accuracy.

Daisy Powerline 880 air rifle receiver

Daisy Powerline 880 air rifle receiver

The 880 receiver is plastic and well designed. The bolt is easy to engage and cycle. The trigger guard is very functional and blends in well with the contoured pump handle. The 880 pump handle is long and provides quite a bit of leverage which makes it extremely easy to pump.

Daisy Powerline 880 Pump Handle

The Daisy Powerline 880 pump handle is mostly plastic but still functions well. The large handle makes it easy to open and pump.

Daisy Powerline 880 Pump Handle

The piston connecting rod is metal and is securely fastened to the plastic pump handle. Pumping is very smooth and requires little effort.

Daisy Powerline 880 Bolt/Loading Gate

The 880 bolt action loading gate is small and can be challenging to load pellets. The use of a pellet loader makes it much easier and faster. BB’s load as fast as you can work the bolt.

Daisy Powerline 880 Sights

The sights are fiber optic and adjustable. I like them and they work quite well. Here are the rear sights.

Daisy Powerline 880 Sights

Here is the front fiber optic sight. It’s very easy to see in most weather conditions.

Daisy Powerline 880 front Sight

Daisy Powerline 880 Forend

The forend is checkered plastic with a nice white outlined diamond. It provides a good grip, even with wet or sweaty hands.

Pellet Penetration Test

What penetrates better? Light and fast or slow and heavy?

Let’s run a pellet penetration test using wet paper as the medium.

Here’s the pellets…

Pellet Penetration Test

Copperhead .177 lead pellets – I think these are 7.4 grains

Pellet Penetration Test

Blue Arrow lead-Free .177 Pellets – 6.4 grains

Pellet Penetration Test

JSB Match Exact Diablo lead .177 Pellets – 8.44 grains

Pellet Penetration Test Setup

And here’s the gun – Daisy Powerline 880.

Pellet Penetration Test Medium

Here’s the penetration test medium – water soaked soft cover book.

Pellet Penetration Test Medium

Daisy Powerline 880 with 5 pumps and a distance of 5 yards. The top hole is the Copperhead Pellet, the middle hole is the Blue Arrow pellet and the bottom is the JSB Match Exact pellet.

Pellet Penetration Test

The Crosman Copperhead pellets penetrated about 40 pages

Pellet Penetration Test Results

The Blue Arrow pellet only penetrated 6 or 7 pages.

Pellet Penetration Test Results

The JSB Match Exact .177 pellet penetrated the deepest – about 70 pages. It was the heaviest pellet at 8.44 grains.

Pellet Penetration Test Results

Here are the recovered pellets…Copperhead, Blue Arrow and then the JSB.

RWS Spring Cylinder Oil

If you’re looking for a really good oil for your pellet or air rifle, take a look at the RWS Spring Cylinder Oil.

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Always remember to use BB or Pellet Gun Oil on your air rifles/guns.

*****Never use regular gun oils.******

RWS makes a superb air rifle oil that cleans and lubricates. RWS Spring Cylinder Oil is recommended by Umarex USA. It is recommended that you oil pellet guns/air rifles every 1000 shots.

You can buy some here….RWS Spring Cylinder Oil at Amazon.com

Benjamin 392 Pellet Gun Power Demo

So how powerful is a .22 cal pellet gun?

…how much penetration does it have?

Believe it or not, a .22 caliber 12 grain pellet at 700 fps is pretty powerful and will penetrate a 1/2″ pine board.

Watch this pellet gun demonstration featuring the excellent Benjamin 392 .22 cal pellet gun and 8 pumps.

How Quiet is the Gamo Whisper Fusion Pro Pellet Gun?

So how quiet is the famous Gamo Whisper Fusion Pro pellet gun?

…some say it’s quiet while others so it’s pretty loud. So which is it???

Let’s start off by saying you have to use standard or heavy weight pellets if you want low noise. Super-sonic pellets are very loud because they break the sound barrier (~1100 fps).

Now that we have the specifics straight, let’s talk about noise levels.

…Gamo Whisper Fusion Pro = 85 db

…normal human conversations = 60-70 db

The Gamo Whisper Fusion Pro is an excellent pellet gun in all aspects. If you are interested in it, here is a link where you can save $$$$…Gamo Whisper Fusion Pro pellet gun at Amazon.com

Quietest CO2 Pellet Rifle – Umarex Fusion

Noise is a big concern for most people wanting a pellet gun and for good reason…we don’t want our neighbors to freak out when we’re shooting in the backyard!

OK…here’s a real quiet CO2 pellet gun (750 fps) from Umarex….The Umarex Fusion. If you’re interested in buying one, here is a link…Umarex Fusion .177 CO2 Pellet Gun at Amazon.com

Here is a video review that will demonstrate the noise level of the Umarex Fusion CO2 pellet gun. It is very QUIET (90 db), even though the velocity is 750 fps.

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