Cheap BB Guns – Under $50

Cheap BB Guns: Under $50

If you are looking for cheap BB guns then you have quite a lot models to look at. When I talk about cheap BB guns, I’m referring to BB guns under $50.00. Crosman, Umarex and Daisy make several BB guns for under $50.00. Some are multi-pump, spring air and CO2. There are pistols and rifles available in this price range some of which could be used for hunting as well as target shooting.

Daisy Cheap BB Guns

  • Daisy Red Ryder rifle
  • Daisy Powerline 880 rifle
  • Daisy 25 Pump Gun
  • Daisy Model 25 rifle
  • Daisy Model 74 rifle
  • Daisy Model 683 Pistol

Daisy BB guns have been around for 125 years. They are well made and last a long time.

Crosman Cheap BB Guns

  • Crosman 760 Pump Master rifle
  • Crosman 1911 CO2 Pistol
  • Crosman Torrent SX rifle
  • Crosman Cowboy rifle
  • Crosman Wildcat Pistol

Umarex Cheap BB Guns

  • Umarex XGB CO2 Pistol
  • Umarex TDP CO2 Pistol
  • Umarex TAC CO2 Carbine
  • Umarex Colt Python pistol
  • Umarex H&K 45 CO2 pistol
  • Umarex Desert Eagle pistol
  • Umarex S&W M&P pistol

As you can see there are many options from several BB gun manufacturers. Crosman and Daisy BB guns are excellent and have great reviews. Some of the Umarex BB guns are good choices while others may not be. Read the reviews on each model before buying one. I have owned several Crosman and Daisy BB guns in the past and recommend them. I currently own a Daisy Powerline 880 rifle and a Crosman 1322 pistol. Both are great guns and I would recommend both.

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Cheap Pellet Guns – Under $60

Cheap Pellet Guns – $30 – $60

You can get cheap pellet guns for under $60 with some even under $45. Cheap pellet guns are great for target shooting and even hunting in some cases. At these really low prices, you can still get a good quality pellet gun that will last for many years. Crosman and Daisy make cheap pellet guns that are good quality.

Here are my 2 picks. I have owned both of these pellet guns for many years.

Daisy Powerline 880 Pellet Gun – $55

My first recommendation as far as cheap pellet guns are concerned is the Daisy Powerline 880. The Powerline 880 is a multi-pump bolt action single shot pellet gun that can also shoot BB’s. It is mostly made from a synthetic material but some of the internal parts and the barrel are steel. The Daisy Powerline 880 is very powerful with a maximum velocity of 750 fps with BB’s. Maximum velocity with lead .177 pellets is 715 fps. If you use PBA pellets you can get almost 800 fps. You can use 3 pumps for target shooting and up to 10 pumps for hunting small game. The Powerline 880 is accurate out to 45 yards.

Daisy 880 Powerline Pellet Gun

Crosman 760 Pump Master Pellet Gun – $45

The next cheap pellet gun is the Crosman 760 Pump Master Pellet Gun. The Crosman 760 is also a multi-pump bolt action single shot pellet gun. The stock, forearm and receiver are synthetic but the barrel is metal. The barrel is fully rifled and very accurate. The 760 also shoots BB’s in addition to .177 pellets. Maximum velocity with BB’s is 645 fps. Maximum velocity with alloy pellets is 700 fps. 10 pumps is the maximum while 3 pumps is great for target shooting. The 760 is accurate and reliable. I had one when I was a kid in the 70’s. I had a lot of fun with it.

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Best Pump Pellet Guns 2015

Best Pump Pellet Guns

Pump pellet guns are becoming less popular as time goes on. Their popularity dwindles in lieu of break barrel pellet guns. Break barrel pellet guns have the advantage of speed in loading and cocking the action. Pump pellet guns require numerous pumps, from 3-10 and then unlocking and locking a bolt that feeds the pellet or bb. This requires more time for a second or third shot if hunting. Pump pellet guns do not generate the same power as break barrel guns which can attain 1250 fps. The best pump pellet guns can only reach 800 fps. However pump pellet guns are very cheap. For example the Daisy Powerline 880 sells for about $35.00.

Recommended Pump Pellet Guns

The first pump pellet gun that I would recommend happens to be a pistol, the Crosman 1322 or 1377 American Classic pistol. It retails for 79.99. Buy the Crosman 1322/1377 on Amazon.com for $64.

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The Crosman 1322/1377 is a single shot, bolt action gun in either .22 caliber or .177 caliber. Maximum velocity with .22 pellets is 460 fps while the .177 model does 600 fps with lead pellets. You can shoot target with 3 pumps or hunt small game with 10 pumps. The 1322/1377 is mostly metal and has a good weight and feel. The steel barrel is fully rifles and very accurate out to 35 yards with open sights. The pistol grip and forearm are synthetic with a textured grip. This pellet gun is pretty powerful and can easily take small game like raccoon, rabbits and squirrels. Customer reviews on this pump pellet gun are fantastic.

My next recommendation is the Crosman 2100b pump pellet gun. I had one of these when I was a kid back in the 70’s. It’s a great pellet gun and very powerful. It’s a single shot pellet gun but can also shoot bb’s. It is mostly synthetic but is still well made and will last for many years. The barrel is steel lined and fully rifled. The Crosman 2100b is lightweight and easy to pump. It’s a .177 caliber gun with a pellet velocity of 725 fps while bb’s attain 755 fps because they are lighter. The 2100b gets excellent reviews online. It retails for $69.99. Buy the Crosman 2100b for $65 at Amazon.com

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The cheapest pump pellet gun that I would recommend is the Crosman 760 Pumpmaster. I also had a Crosman 760 when I was a kid. The stock was wood back then which is synthetic now. It too was a great gun and I had a lot of fun with it. The 760 is a multi pump single shot pellet gun that also shoots bb’s. Maximum pumps is 10 while 3 is the minimum. Velocity with lead pellets is 615 fps and bb’s 645 fps. The open sights are good but a scope makes it much easier to shoot accurately especially for hunting. The Crosman 760 Pumpmaster retails for $49.99. Buy the Crosman 760 Pumpmaster for $34 at Amazon.com.

Crosman 760 Pumpmaster

All three of these pump pellet guns are cheap and will last many years if you take care of them. From $35 to $65, these pump pellet guns are great bargains.

Cheap High Powered Pellet Guns

Cheap High Powered Pellet Guns

The Ruger Blackhawk Air Rifle is a very high powered pellet gun, 1,000 fps and cheap, about $80.00. The Ruger Blackhawk is manufactured by Umarex and well made.

The Blackhawk is a break barrel single shot rifle in .177 caliber. It only shoots pellets, either lead, non-lead or PBA. It features a spring piston single stroke action that requires 30 lbs of effort. The stock is all-weather synthetic and ambidextrous for right hand and left hand shooters. The stock has checkered grip areas for a non-slip grip in all types of weather. The barrel is fully rifled for excellent accuracy and 18″ long. The Blackhawk comes with a nice 4×32 air rifle scope but also has fiber optic sights which are excellent.

The reviews on this pellet gun are fantastic. Over 300 reviews with an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 stars. That’s fantastic!! You can’t beat this deal.

This is the best high powered pellet gun under $90. Most pellet guns that reach velocities of 1,000 fps are over $100.00. If you’re looking for a cheap high powered pellet gun then the Ruger Blackhawk is worth serious consideration. It retails for $229.99 on the Umarex Usa website but you can buy it for around $80 from Amazon.com here.

Ruger Blackhawk Pellet Gun

Cheap High Powered Pellet Guns – Option 2

If you want a cheaper high powered pellet gun and can be flexible on power then the Daisy 880 Powerline would fit as the next best cheap high powered pellet gun. You can buy one online for about $45.00.

It can attain a velocity of 800 fps with BBs and 665 fps with standard lead pellets. You can also gain some velocity by using PBA pellets. PBA pellets are lighter than lead and will exhibit higher velocities. The Daisy 880 Powerline is mostly plastic with the exception of some internal parts and the barrel tube which is rifled steel. The 880 Powerline is a multi-pump action rifle that holds one pellet or 50 BB’s in its reservoir. It’s lightweight, about 3.1 lbs and accurate. The sights are fiber optic and work great.

The Daisy 880 Powerline has over 170 reviews online with an average rating of 4 stars out of 5 stars. It’s a great deal for $45.00 at Amazon.com

Daisy 880 Powerline Pellet Gun

Best Pellet Gun for Hunting Small Game

Choosing the Best Pellet Gun for Hunting

The best pellet gun for hunting will depend on what you what to hunt and how much can you spend. There are cheap pellet guns, under $100, that are great for hunting small game and pests. If you can spend more like $150-$200 then you can get a nicer pellet gun with better sights, more power, wooden stock and maybe a scope. Let’s take a look at some of the game you can hunt with a pellet gun.

Bird Hunting with a Pellet Gun

Since birds are small and fragile, they are easy to take with a pellet gun. You do not need much power to hunt birds with a pellet gun unless you want to take longer range shots. Typical bird hunting ranges are about 25-35 yards when hunting with pellet guns. If you want or need to take longer shots like 75 yards or greater then you might want a pellet gun with 1,000 fps velocity or greater. For closer ranges, 350-650 fps pellet velocities are perfect. .177 pellets will need more speed because they are lighter. If you want to hunt with a .22 caliber pellet gun then you do not need the same velocity. .22 caliber pellets are heavier, so the velocity can be lower while still remaining lethal.

Small Mammal Hunting with a Pellet Gun

Small mammals such as rats, field mice, squirrels, ringtails, raccoons, opossums, etc can be hunted with pellet guns at reasonable ranges of 15 – 50 yards depending on the game size. Rats and mice can be taken out to 100 yards. Larger game like raccoons, opossums and ringtails should be taken between 15 and 30 yards. Head shots are best on larger game offering quick and humane kills. Scopes really make it easy to take longer and more accurate shots.

Best Pellet Guns Under $100 for Hunting

If you like hunting with a pistol then you definitely want to look at the Crosman 1322 or 1377 American Classic pellet pistol. It’s a powerful and accurate pump action single shot. The 1377 is a .177 caliber pistol while the 1322 is a .22 caliber gun. It retails for about $60 and is a real bargain. You can add a butt stock to it, turning it into a carbine. The sights are very good and it is well made. A pistol is easy to carry into the field and bring into action.

Crosman 1322 air pistol

The Crosman 2100B is another sub $100 pellet gun that is great for hunting small game. It too is a pump action single shot pellet gun however the 2100B is a rifle. It is very powerful with 10 pumps and accurate as well. You can mount a scope on it easily. It is part plastic and part metal but is still well made. It is a light weight gun and easy to carry long distances. It can shoot .177 pellets and BB’s. Pellets are much better for hunting because they are heavier and expand. Browse All Pellet Guns Under $100 at Amazon.com

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Best Pellet Gun $100-$200 for Hunting

The best pellet gun for hunting and for the money is, hands down, the Gamo Whisper Silent Cat Rifle. You can buy it online for about $130.00 even though it retails for $269.00. This is a super pellet gun for hunting. It is very powerful, up to 1250 fps with PBA pellets which means you can hunt larger small game or shoot at longer distances. The Silent Cat is a synthetic stocked, break barrel single shot rifle. It is light weight and very ergonomic. The stock is fantastic. It fits really well and is comfortable. It has a rubber butt pad too…ohh and it comes with a 4X scope too!!  Let’s also mention that it is QUIET. If you keep the pellet velocity below the speed of sound, it will remain quiet but if you use light PBA pellets and the velocity hits 1200+ fps then it will sound like a .22 rifle. Buy the Gamo Whisper Silent Cat Rifle at Amazon.com

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Best Pellet Gun Over $200 for Hunting

Gamo makes some of the finest pellet guns for hunting period. The Gamo Whisper Fusion Pro .22 caliber pellet gun is the tops for hunting small and medium size game. The Fusion Pro in .22 caliber has a muzzle velocity of 1,000 fps with .22 caliber PBA pellets and about 850 with lead pellets. This is an awesome hunting pellet gun! Its a synthetic stocked, break barrel single shot with the famous Gamo Whisper noise damping technology. IT IS THE QUIETEST pellet gun in its class. The Gamo Fusion comes with a 3×9 -40mm scope and mounts. This gun is very close in power to a .22 LR rifle. The Fusion Pro .22 retails for $329.95. Buy it at Amazon.com for $255 now.

Gamo Whisper Fusion Pro Hunting Pellet Gun

FREE Crosman 1322 American Classic Giveaway

This month Pellet Guns1.com is giving away a brand new Crosman 1322 American Classic Pellet Pistol. The 1322 is a .22 caliber pump action single shot pistol. I’m also including a package of Gamo Performance .22 caliber Pellets.

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*******Here is how you can win the Crosman 1322 Pellet Pistol. Send an email with your name to giveaway (at) pelletguns1(dot)com with “Crosman 1322 Giveaway” in the subject line. I will draw one name on December 1st, 2015. If you share this on Facebook, Twitter, gun forum or other website, you will get 2 extra entries.

You can read my review on this pellet gun here…Crosman 1322 American Classic Pistol Review.

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Crosman 1322 American Classic Pellet/Air Pistol Review

The Crosman 1322 Classic is a single shot, bolt action, pump .22 caliber air pistol. 10 pumps is the maximum and will achieve a respectable 460 fps with a .22 caliber pellet. This is a great hunting pistol with plenty of power and accuracy. The Crosman 1322 pistol features a synthetic/polymer forearm and pistol grip. This tough material will last a very long time and is impervious to the elements unlike real wood. Here’s a real plus to the 1322… it mostly steel and NOT PLASTIC. It has a good weight and feels solid.

Crosman 1322 air pistol

The steel receiver and barrel are blue while the synthetic stock and grip are black. The Crosman 1322 is very appealing to the eye and feels very good in my hands. The fit and finish are very good. Everything was tight and smooth. No machine burrs or marks on the exterior. The pump lever is solid and very smooth. It’s fairly easy to pump in spite of the short lever compared to a rifle.

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The Crosman 1322 bolt action is super nice. It’s positive and easy to operate even with gloves on. The bolt requires a little force to cock the action when you pull it to the rear. You will hear it click and then remain open. You can then load a pellet into the action and close the bolt. Now you’re ready to pump. There is a crossbolt safety that engages easily and works very well. No complaints there. The trigger is steel and smooth faced. It is a little heavy but is not a big deal for me, after all it’s a hunting or plinking gun.

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Here’s a closeup of the Crosman 1322 receiver and bolt and rear sight. It’s well made and functions very nicely. The sights are basic but work very well at 50 feet or so.

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Here is a closeup of the trigger guard and trigger. The trigger is fairly wide and smooth faced but a little on the heavy side. I was however, able to get good groups at 15 yards, shooting offhand in my backyard.

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The Crosman 1322 pump lever is long enough to make it easy to pump and has no slop in the fit. It’s smooth pumping and locks up tightly when closed. The maximum is 10 pumps which should yield about 460 fps with lead .22 pellets which weigh about 12 grains. Crosman recommends lubricating the pump every 250 shots with pellgun oil. The piston and 2 hinge points get lubricated. The synthetic forearm is comfortable to pump and has a “stippling like” finish to assist with a secure grip however sweaty/wet hands might be another story.

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Here is the “non-slip” type finish on the forearm. It has a pretty agressive grip dry but it might not be enough for sweaty hands. But Nice Job Crosman!!!

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Here is the 1322 front sight and barrel muzzle. The barrel is steel and fully rifled. The front sight is very secure and easy to use with the rear blade.

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Here is the muzzle of the Crosman 1322 pistol in .22 caliber. It’s kind of a “big bore” among air guns. I prefer .22 caliber over the standard .177. It hits much harder which is better when hunting small game.

So how does the Crosman 3122 pistol shoot???

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Here is my target with my first 4 shots, “out of the box”. I made no sight adjustments. It’s dead on at 30 feet. I was shooting offhand standing and only using 3 pumps. I could do better but this is good for open sights on a pistol. With more practice I could easily keep 3 shots in the red dot. My 4th shot was the bullseye. The Crosman 1322 is definitely accurate.

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I was shooting Crosman SSP non-lead pellets. These are lighter than lead and achieve higher velocities. They are also accurate. They weigh 9.5 grains vs lead which runs about 12-15 grains. With 3 pumps the 1322 is fairly quiet. I was shooting in my backyard and it did not cause any of the neighbor’s dog to bark.

Velocities (lead 14.3 grain hollow points) for 10 pumps are as followed as measure by a Chrony F1 chronograph:

  • Shot 1 – 441 fps
  • Shot 2 – 443 fps
  • Shot 3 – 459 fps
  • Shot 4 – 456 fps
  • Shot 5 – 438 fps
  • Average 447.4 fps

Here is how loud the Crosman 1322 American Classic pistol is with various pumps as measured with an app on my android phone. Ambient room/background noise measures 32 dB. Human conversations measure around 55 dB.

  • 3 pumps – 73 dB
  • 5 pumps – 78 dB

To give you a comparison to firearms…centerfire rifles are typically around 120 – 130 dB.

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The Crosman SSP .22 pellets are pointed softpoints. They are accurate and great for hunting small game. I only shoot NON-LEAD pellets. I prefer to NOT have lead pellets laying around in the backyard or handling them for that matter. Non-lead pellets are safe to handle and shoot.

Conclusion

The Crosman 1322 American Classic Air Pistol is a great product. I would give it 4.5 stars out of 5 stars. It’s well made at a very affordable price….actually it’s CHEAP. I bought it for $59.00 online. It functions well and is ergonomic. It feels good in my hands, which are small and slender. The pump is easy to actuate and has no slop in the fit. The bolt action is smooth and simple to operate. I like simple. The loading port is large enough to make it easy to load a pellet, even with poor eyesight. The trigger is descent. If the trigger pull was lighter, I would give this gun 5 stars.

If you’re looking for a plinking or small game hunting air pistol, then try the Crosman 1322 American Classic Pistol. You won’t be disappointed.

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FREE Gamo Whisper Silent Cat Air Rifle

Congratulations to Logan Arcaro of Oswego, New York for winning the Gamo Silent Cat air rifle!!!

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Pellet Guns 1 is giving away a brand new Gamo Whisper Silent Cat air rifle!

9/2/2015 THERE IS A WINNER!!!!

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9/2/2015 – a winner has been selected. I will post the name as soon as it is OK with the winner.

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Retail value $269.95 from Gamo USA

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So how can you get it for free?

You must be a U.S. citizen to enter.

All you have to do is send an email to giveaway (at) pelletguns1 (dot) com. Give me your full name and put “Gamo Giveaway” in the subject line. I will draw one name at the end of the promotion from a Fish Bowl filled with everyone that participated.

Share this promotion with your friends, family, Twitter, Facebook and/or your favorite forum to get multiple entries to win the Game Whisper Silent Cat air rifle.

* The winner will be announced and hopefully a photo will be posted.

The Gamo Whisper Silent Cat is one of the most popular air rifles. It’s a single shot break-barrel design with a lot of power….1,200 fps with PBA pellets and 1,000 fps with lead pellets. The barrel has a noise dampener to reduce noise. The stock is a polymer skeleton style providing lightweight and durability. The Silent Cat comes with iron sights and a 4×32 air gun scope.

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Gamo PBA Armor Pellets

So what are PBA pellets?

PBA stands for Performance Ballistic Alloy. PBA pellets are made from a non-lead alloy and designed to penetrate a target whereas lead pellets are designed to expand or mushroom and release its energy inside the target. Sometimes penetration is minimal with lead pellets.

Gamo PBA Armor pellets are much harder than lead, about 50% harder and therefore can penetrate 100% deeper. This can make the same air rifle more lethal because of the deeper penetration. PBA is harder than lead but is still very accurate when shot through a rifled air gun barrel. The rear skirt expands and grips the rifling. Weight retention in hunting situations is 90%.

The Gamo PBA Armor pellets are a win win situation for hunting. The pellets are non-toxic and more lethal on game. Accuracy is maintained with the PBA alloy.

Gamo PBA Armor Pellets