The new Crosman 760 Pumpmaster pellet/BB gun features a pellet magazine. I had a 760 about 35 years ago when I was a kid and you had to load pellets one at a time. Now there is a 5 pellet magazine that slides into the action. It’s pretty slick.
The Crosman 760 Pumpmaster is a budget pellet gun and so you might not expect much power or accuracy. But this is not always true. The Crosman 760 can produce a muzzle velocity of 600 fps with lead pellets and attain 5 meter groups of 0.38″ which is about 16 feet… with open sights too. That’s a really good 5 shot group. If you put a scope on this Crosman 760 Pumpmaster, you can really shrink the groups down.
Watch this accuracy test with the Crosman 760 Pumpmaster .177 Pellet Gun
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.