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    Don't know anything about 'em, but thinking about getting one. Would be used for plinking, small varmits, just messing around. Imput on calibers, brands and any other insight appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Broussard View Post
    Don't know anything about 'em, but thinking about getting one. Would be used for plinking, small varmits, just messing around. Imput on calibers, brands and any other insight appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
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    The red ryder is ok. Its slow and doesnt shoot pellets. Its good for plinking but varmint control... not so great. I bounced a BB off of a blue jay at 30 feet. If you want something inexpensive look for a crossman 760. Its a max of 10 pumps. It can shoot bb's or pellets. Its an all around decent gun for the beginner/plinker.

    Personally I like RWS break barrel pellet guns! Ive taken fox out at 30 yards with it. But then again they are pricey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Beck View Post
    The red ryder is ok. Its slow and doesnt shoot pellets. Its good for plinking but varmint control... not so great. I bounced a BB off of a blue jay at 30 feet. If you want something inexpensive look for a crossman 760. Its a max of 10 pumps. It can shoot bb's or pellets. Its an all around decent gun for the beginner/plinker.

    Personally I like RWS break barrel pellet guns! Ive taken fox out at 30 yards with it. But then again they are pricey.
    RWS or Beeman. I have RWS, a model 34 and a sidelever 54. Both from Diana lines. They're are pricey but reliable. Caliber for varmint use .22.

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    I know you said rifle, but check out those C02 semi auto pistol just for kicks. You can find em for <$50. They aren't much good for varmit hunting, but being able to let 15 bb's fly as fast as you can pull the trigger with no cocking or pumping is pretty fun.

    As far as rifles goes, seems like there were/are lots of $100, 1,000 fps deals out there on the single shot, crack barrel type. Gamo, Beeman, Ruger, even Crossman has a couple decent ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Beck View Post
    The red ryder is ok. Its slow and doesnt shoot pellets. Its good for plinking but varmint control... not so great. I bounced a BB off of a blue jay at 30 feet. If you want something inexpensive look for a crossman 760. Its a max of 10 pumps. It can shoot bb's or pellets. Its an all around decent gun for the beginner/plinker.

    Personally I like RWS break barrel pellet guns! Ive taken fox out at 30 yards with it. But then again they are pricey.
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    I just bought a Gamo from their website and got 40% off. Not sure if the code still works but it is worth a try. FB40BC
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    Gamo or other similar break barrel rifles have inherent inaccuracy when used with a scope. Namely the scope is mounted on the receiver while the barrel breaks away on a hinge, never to quite return to the same alignment with the scope. You can get close with lots of speed but not consistently tight groups. I have one and learned this the hard way.
    Best bet is the pump up style like the crosman mentioned earlier. JMO
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