I’m giving away one brand new Crosman 2100b .177 cal pump pellet gun.
**** As of 11/30/2016 there are only 2 entries!!!!!!
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.
I will be ordering the Gamo Hornet Maxxim pellet gun shortly and writing my own review but until then here is a really good video review…it actually sold me on this gun!
Here’s a link to the gun, if you want to get one($150)…
Gamo Hornet Maxxim Air Rifle at Amazon.com
It’s always good to read or watch a review before buying anything. Here’s a good video review of the Gamo Big Cat Whisper Air Rifle.
…up to 1400 fps with PBA pellets!!!
If you’re interested in the Gamo Big Cat Air Rifles, here is a link to buy them online and at a huge discount…
Gamo Big Cat Air Rifles at Amazon.com
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.
Powerful 700 fps (pellets) 800 fps (BB’s) with 10 pumps
Inexpensive price tag $50
Easy to pump
Good trigger pull (not to heavy)
Mostly plastic construction
Pellets can be hard to line up in front of bolt, especially with a scope mounted
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
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…
Copperhead .177 lead pellets – I think these are 7.4 grains
Blue Arrow lead-Free .177 Pellets – 6.4 grains
JSB Match Exact Diablo lead .177 Pellets – 8.44 grains
And here’s the gun – Daisy Powerline 880.
Here’s the penetration test medium – water soaked soft cover book.
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.
The Crosman Copperhead pellets penetrated about 40 pages
The Blue Arrow pellet only penetrated 6 or 7 pages.
The JSB Match Exact .177 pellet penetrated the deepest – about 70 pages. It was the heaviest pellet at 8.44 grains.
Here are the recovered pellets…Copperhead, Blue Arrow and then the JSB.
If you’re looking for a really good oil for your pellet or air rifle, take a look at the RWS Spring Cylinder Oil.
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
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.
Here is an awesome video review of the Benjamin/Crosman Trail NP2 pellet gun. This video review covers velocity, accuracy, trigger pull, noise level and overall feel and performance. The Trail NP2 scored high in all areas. I was surprised at how quiet it was….84 db. (
) Benjamin Trail NP2 Pellet Rifle at Amazon.com
Watch and enjoy….
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
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.