2008 Little Rock Airgun Expo

by B.B. Pelletier


The dealers at the 2008 Little Rock airgun show.

Every airgun show is unique and has one or more themes going on. This year’s Little Rock show was exceptional, in that it was a tiny show with a ton of undercurrent themes. First, the size.

Little Rock was the second largest airgun show at one time, but this year I bet there weren’t more than 40 dealers. Organizer Robin Parks thought it was gas prices, and I’m inclined to agree. However, a small show made for some tremendous opportunities.


It wasn’t all airguns, either. My Buck Custom Shop bowie failed to spark any interest.

Benjamin Discoverys
They were piled high on D&B Airguns table! They were full kit that includes the pump, and in both calibers. It was fun to watch the dynamics of people who professed the desire to own one, then suddenly confronted with the possibility of buying 10! I know of 3 that sold for sure, and I think the number was more like 5, but Dave Franz took some home with him, too.

I’ve also heard some talk about the stocks not all being pretty, and this time I got to see what they were talking about. Guys, do you even KNOW what unfigured walnut looks like? That’s what these guns have. They aren’t selling burled walnut on a $250 rifle. Come on! The stocks are beautiful when taken in the context of what they are. They certainly put those Asian monkeywood stocks to shame. If you don’t like the semi-gloss shine, take 0000 steel wool and break it back to dull. Two of our readers got one and I expect to hear reports.

I met readers!
Five of you readers came up and introduced yourselves. That made my show. At least 2 of you were attending your first airgun show, and I was eager to hear what you thought. This was a small show, but a rich one, for those who took the time to look.

Vintage target rifles
If older target rifles turn your crank, this Little Rock was a treasure trove! There were Walthers, FWB 300s, HW55s of all flavors, an Anschutz 380, a Daisy model 60…and I’m probably missing a few. A Walther LGV for $380 is a steal. So is an HW55 for $350. I managed to steal that one, myself, and it turned out to be a super-scarce variation I’ve never even heard of. More blog fodder! A working Diana 60 never sells for $300! And those were just the ASKING prices!


Vintage 10-meter target rifles like these Walthers were a steal at this show!

Don’t cry to me, big bore shooters!
I tell people that Dennis Quackenbush often brings guns to these shows to sell. They have flaws and he can’t sell them for full price. This time it was two .308s and three pistols! And, for the first time since I have known him, Dennis WENT HOME with two of the pistols. That just ain’t right! Gas prices, I guess.


Dennis Quackenbush sold two .308 rifles, but went home with two of the three pistols he brought!

Jeff Castleman was there and brought his 9mm select-fire rifle. He also brought a .69 caliber rifle that looked like it belonged to Paul Bunyan’s older brother. On Saturday, Big Bore Bob Dean arrived with a 20mm rifle that dwarfed Castleman’s monster. I suppose Quackenbush will now have to rifle a length of sewer pipe and call it a Pi-caliber Missouri Magnum, just to maintain his status in the community.


Jeff Castleman works on his .69-caliber monster. They tell me the other horse carries the shooter!

Stuff you never see
Another theme at this show was the exotic stuff. How about TWO Giffard rifles and a Giffard PISTOL! Giffards aren’t exactly rare, but when the rifles are priced under $2,000, they are. That wasn’t all. A well-known collector had a MATCHED pair of 19th century .12-caliber guns that used percussion caps to power the shot. Shades of the Wham-O Kruger or the Western Haig pistol 75 years earlier!


That’s a Parker-Hale Dragon single-stroke pneumatic sporting rifle! There are as many of them as there are moonrocks in private hands.


These .12-caliber dueling pistols are powered by percussion caps and were described as duelers for people who aren’t that mad at each other.


When was the last time you saw an 1870s Giffard CO2 pistol at an airgun show?

The one that got away
I know several of our readers’ wives wish I would stop writing, because I’m driving you guys to buy a lot of airguns. Well, it affects me the same way! Remember the BSF S55 I wrote about recently? Well, the first gun I noticed at this show was a like-new BSF S70 with the hang tag still on the triggerguard. My S55 has had a lot of use, but this rifle was pristine. I really thought I was going to come home with it, but that HW55 appeared and I needed it more. I couldn’t afford to buy both unless something overpriced on my table sold (nothing did), so I had to watch as a young boy bought the rifle at the end of the show. I was glad for him and sad at the same time.

I told him to get on this blog and I really hope he does, because I want to show him how to care for the rifle that I wish had been mine. He didn’t know what it was, but he has a good eye for quality and I think he picked the best deal of the show. So, S70 (I told him to use that handle) are you out there?

58 thoughts on “2008 Little Rock Airgun Expo

  1. Hi,B.B.Sounds like you had a good time at that show.Hope they have one near me oneday.My question is about shooting technique.I’ve read all your blogs about shooting and usally I’m satisfied with the groups from my CF-X.Lately the groups are larger,so I loosend my hold on the stock and they got worse.The sights are jumping off the target at release.It seems if I hold the stock tighter in the shoulder and relax it’s better.Am I on the right track ?Thanks


  2. Hi BB, I enjoyed talking to your alter ego at the Little Rock show!

    Regarding the size of the show. It certainly wasn’t advertised very well. The date of the show was not announced on the web site until fairly late, after the first of the year as I recall. The web site was never updated with any additional information. All I had to go on was the info from last year. If I were running the show I would be posting the name of the vendors and their wares on the website as soon as each signed up. I would have pictures of previous years shows on the website, and would be trying to create “buzz” on the air gun forums.

    I came to the show with $500 to spend. I spent it all and went home with a Daisy 777 target pistol, an AR2078 target rifle, and the Slavia 631 that you helped my buy. I also ended up with a CO2 setup for my TSS, a set of tools, and some pellets.

    In retrospect (after checking in the Blue Book of Airguns) I can see that I spent too much, as you tried to point out at the time, for the Slavia 631. But it does shoot nicely and accurately. I am sure that it qualifies as the R7ish gun that I was looking for.

    I also made contact with a fellow air gunner who also lives where I do, Mt. Home Arkansas. He turns out to be the husband of one of my wife’s friends!

    I enjoyed the show. If it doesn’t fold, I will be there next year.

    Mike T.


  3. B.B.

    Finally got a look at the squirrely, air guzzling micro tank…..

    After draining off the air, I found that the valve had about 1/64″ free movement……no spring preload at all!!
    Turns out that the spring retainer was loose allowing the valve to free float a bit. What an invitation for a tank dump!!

    Tightened it down, and got some spring preload ( not very much, but some).

    Shooting with 180 bar fill, 15.8-15.9 gr. Exacts, FP-10, .22 SS (12″) got steady 560 fps. Previous had been 600 fps.

    Higher previous MV appears to have been caused by the rifle feeding off the air leak through the spring retainer threads during the firing cycle.

    Power is not adjustable by the PW. That’s O.K. It’s quiet, consistent. Can set the PW all the way down for easy cocking.

    Was running the chrono only and not shooting at range to determine how many good shots I could get with acceptable POI drop. Did not count shots, but did shoot quite a few with a bit less than 10 bar pressure drop.

    Can you get the advertised 200-300 shots? Probably not for me. Depends on your requirements for maintaining POI at a desired distance.
    Plinking over bare ground where you can see the impact would certainly give you more leeway in poi requirements, and a better shot count than you would have when wacking starlings at 25 yds.

    twotalon



  4. Mike T.

    For gosh sakes, don’t go by the Blue Book prices! While some are okay, you really need to go by what the market is getting. The Blue Book is handy to keep gun dealers from charging $250 for a common Benjamin 130, but it is not an absolute authority.

    Yes, your 631 was on the high side of average for a used gun, but it was the only one at the show and the price wasn’t that bad. I paid $125 for mine 8 years ago, and it doesn’t look any better than yours.

    Be sure to read my 631 report:

    http://www.pyramydair.com/blog/2006/03/slavia-630-631-breakbarrel-spring.html

    Maybe you and I can do an accuracy comparison with our rifles.

    I agree that this show isn’t promoted enough. I used to run the airgun show at Damascus, Maryland, and we got over 300 people through the door in just one day. And look at what you spent at the show. I would say that this is typical and average. I also spent about $500. Mac, my friend, spent just a little more.

    It was nice to meet you.

    B.B.


  5. Thanks B.B.,Yea,a flinch sounds possible.Kind of like the “yips” in golf I guess.I practice a lot and sometimes I”m hitting dimes at 50Ft.and others Im just off target.This is also a humbling sport.My thanks.


  6. Twotalon,

    The spring retainer in a MicroMeter valve is supposed to be run all the way down like you did. It’s the spring rate, alone, that determines the closure rate.

    The tiny hole in the brass spring retainer is what makes this valve so consistent. Yes, run it at low power. The Brits don’t even have a power adjust wheel in some of their models that use a similar valve, so they never vary the hammer tension.

    B.B.


  7. BB,
    I agree also, air gun shows need to be more aggresively promoted. I know that it costs to do so but it probably would have brought more people to the show. I have done google searches for air guns shows and I can tell you that not a lot will show up. It mostly has gun shows related to firearms with very little or no mention of airguns at all. Does Pyramyd Air have or should have a national coming events calender or link on their home page? Maybe some of the upcoming events could be mentioned in the blog intro. I will bet it would bring a lot more attention to these shows in the future. I am on this website almost everyday and would love to see this info way ahead of time. I, like many people, are reluctant to purchase an airgun simply because it is not in your hands. Nothing is better than to pick up a rifle an look at it for a while and realize that it just feels right. It is hard to fall in love with just a picture of a gun. Airgun shows provide that kind of appeal, especially for the used gun market. Anyway, I look forward to the Roanoke show in the fall. Hope to see you there.

    Rich


  8. Rich,

    The most complete calendar is over on Brian & Associates (Ron Sauls) website. I think a calendar would be a good thing for Pyramyd Air, and when I get some time with the programer, I’ll put one up.

    There are about 7 or 8 shows in the U.S. that I know of. Several that were popular, like Damascus and St. Louis are now gone. The Roanoke show draws people from Europe as well as the U.S.

    B.B.


  9. B.B.

    Thanks for the report. I have no trouble falling in love with pictures of airguns. If I was confronted with a real one with you around to guide the buying, I’m sure it would all be over.

    Does the X at the center of a target have a different value than the 10 ring? This is becoming a topic of family debate.

    Matt61


  10. B.B.

    Surely with the artillery hold it is possible to hold it too loosely as with anything taken to extreme.

    Is it possible to generalize about the life of a mainspring in terms of number of shots?

    Matt61


  11. BB
    Every morning while eating my breakfast I read you blog BEFORE my newspaper and I cant wait to see what you have in store for us each day.
    My question is, What would be a good way for figuring the Balistic Coeficent of a pellet. I know the Weight, Caliber, and shape come in to play as well as temp, altitude and humitity. I found a BC calculator on the web somewhere but it asked about shape and none of the descriptions seemed to fit that of a pellet.
    Just curious.
    Thank you
    Chase



  12. Matt61,

    You MUST live in California! It is not possible to overdo the artillery hold, unless the gun somehow gets away from you and falls to the ground. Then you were holding it wrong, anyway.

    A rifle suspended on two threads will shoot best of all.

    B.B.


  13. Chase,

    The best and most accurate way to determine BC is empirical. You measure velocity at the muzzle and at one other distance, using chronographs that match velocities; then you apply a formula to convert the velocity loss into BC.

    I don’t have that formula around, but I have seen it several times in gun magazines, so it shouldn’t be too hard to find. The biggest difficulty, I think, is finding two chronographs that agree.

    Once you have determined the probable BC, you plug it into a formula and determine the downrange velocity at a different distance, again using the two chronographs. Using the muzzle velocity of the first chrono, you calculate the predicted velocity at the second chrono and compare to what you really got.

    B.B.


  14. Hey Fella’s, I wanted to thank every body who sent me in the right direction in contacting CharleyDaTuna. I was surprized that he lives less than 40 miles away. Shipping would have been a breeze,…sorry FedEx and UPS. But after explaining what kind of rifle I had (Marksman/made by Norica), Bob responded that he didn’t work on Beemans(who owns Marksman) much because of the parts issue and their unavailability,…..what a let down. I tried another tuner and pretty much got the same reply. Seems like I bought a real gem that no one wants to service. That’s too bad, because it’s a great rifle. I’m not sure if anything is wrong with it, but I wish someone would at least check it out and make sure the spring has sufficient grease and the piston/seal is in good shape. I was able to find the new Norica-Laurona web site (still under construction), and sent them and EM. I’ll be lucky if I ever get a response from them. Hopefully they have a service center in the US. I did find a rifle that is very similar to mine, and they call it their ‘Kronos’ model. Even the specs matched up when I compared it to mine. Well if all else fails, I’ll put a drop of Crosman compression cylinder silicone oil and set it up on end for the night,…..when I get it. Here’s a question that bothers me. If stores like wal-mart and academy sports sell air guns, why don’t they carry maintenence supplies to go with them, along with the lame selection of ammo?!?!? Time to make an order to PyramydAir!!!!! Thomas


  15. Matt61,

    it took about an hour… get measurements for your gun in ted yard increments and play with ballistics software until it matches.

    You can look up the BC and actual caliber of your pellet. It should make a good table. But not always exact. The table i showed you in yesterdays post is accurate. You almost must use one yard increments because of the low BC.




  16. bg_farmer and Sir BB, Thanks for the continued support. I did have the pleasure of speaking with Boris at PA after I placed an order for more supplies. He was very helpful, and told me if I ever had a problem with it, send it to PA and he’d be happy to give it the “once over”. I know its no high dollar rifle, and I’ll not be winning any target matches with her, but I still like the looks and feel of it, and hope it will last for many years to come. Who knows, it might even become a collectors item when my kids take it to the “Antiques Road-Show”!!! Again, thanks for the support. Let’s start ‘copy and paste’ing!! Thomas


  17. BB,

    You told me yesterday that the B 30 is more accurate than the 392/397. Is it worth the extra money?(Even though its only like 10 dollars.) Which of these rifles would be better to use for shooting cans, shatter blast target, and the metallic animal type targets, and just overall plinking?

    Hope you can help.


  18. Okay, now that’s a different question. For me, the 397 would be “better,” because it is slower to operate and more deliberate. It has all the accuracy needed for those kinds of targets.

    But you have to decide which you want, a spring gun with greater accuracy and power, but which also requires a lot of technique to shoot well, or a multi-pump that will shoot as good as you and doesn’t need any technique.

    Whichever you choose, you will always have to exclude the other one.

    B.B.


  19. hello bb
    I have to decide between the model 34 panther and super streak( both in 177). I know you prefer 22 for hunting but which would be better for some squirrels. Also which is more accurate at over 30 yards?
    Ps I know you tested the panther at longer ranges but I didn’t see anything on the superstreak for over 20 yards


  20. B.B.

    Glad to read about the show I was iching to ask but figured a write up was on the way. Excellent! I just wish I could have attended. I have been to firearms shows but never an airgun show. Are there any near Az? Or in Tx sometime this summer?

    My wife is definately one who wishes you would stop writing. She says I am an addict:)

    jw


  21. BB,

    Wow, that comment about finding two chronographs that match, got me! I had assumed the error was around +/- 1 fps. I checked my F-1 manual and the accuracy is rated at 99.5% or better, about +/- 5 fps for a reading of 1000 fps.

    Talking about the Discovery, I’ve finally given in. I’ve sold a couple things on EBay and I have the .22 kit on order from Pyramyd! I definitely wouldn’t expect the stock to be up to the quality of a $500+ gun, but I like all the pictures I’ve seen so far!

    Do you know if Dennis Quackenbush sells items like those pistols from home? I looked at his web site and he doesn’t have anything like that listed.

    Your reports make me want to go to an airgun show bad although my wife would probably kill me when I got back!

    .22 multi-shot


  22. sorry bb but one more thing how would you compare reliability of the two rifles( super streak and panther); is rws always better? Have you had any experience with crosman/ benjamin’s out of warrenty service/ repair?
    thanks again
    john



  23. BB,

    When & exactly where is the Roanoke show? (I’m assuming/hoping that it’s Roanoke, VA) That would be a nice boon-doggle. Thanks.

    Randy


  24. BB,
    RE: Discovery walnut stock. Seems like no good deed goes unpunished. Maybe if Crosman had made some red/blue laminated TH, SF treat of a stock, people would be happy. That said, the beech on your prototype looked nice enough to me.


  25. Anonymous, I’m a big fan of the Benjamin-Sheridan line of multi-pumps,…as Mr. BB will agree from our previous blogging,…and in my opinion, comparing springers to pump action rifles is like comparing apples to oranges. I will say that in my little experience with springers, is that it will make you a better shot when you go to the pumps. The one thing I like about the pumps is that you have a longer barrel giving better accuracy and more use of the rifleing. 800 fps (the 397′s, and my personal favorite by the way) is plenty enough power to kill small game up to 40 yards with good shot placement (just behind the front shoulder, or in the whithers for a spine shot). I like the 392 at 25 yards and under because it really delivers a devastating blow on impact. This being said from my own personal experience. Springers on the other hand are quicker and alot more convenient for follow up shots if need be. You just have to adapt to the recoil action, and hold it “gently”!!! My advise,… get one of each, and learn the disciplines of both. Best wishes, Thomas
    PS. I don’t trust “non-lead” pellets in any air-rifle. Stick to the 7.9 grain pellets. Crosman Destroyers are surprisingly good for the price.



  26. B.B.

    Thanks. Ha ha, maybe California is working on me without my knowing. Can’t wait to see your test of the B30.

    Matt61



  27. Super Streak,

    The Super Streak is very large. Unless you are over 6 feet, I’d go with the Panther.

    Both will do the job and there is no difference. Both overpower the job.

    B.B.,



  28. .22 multi shot,

    Call Quackenbush. I don’t know the status of those pistols, but they won’t last long.

    I know what Chrony SAYS, but I have done the tests and seen what they DO. They aren’t that close, in my experience.

    B.B.


  29. John,

    The Super Streak is Chinese, so it needs time to develop a track record. The Diana already has one. The Super Streak may be just as reliable (though not as well finished on the inside), but only time will tell.

    Crosman’s service is excellent.

    B.B.


  30. Randy,

    The Roanoke show is in the Roanoke Civic Center.

    International Airgun Exposition
    Airgun Show (14th annual show)
    Roanoke Civic Center Exhibit Hall
    710 Williamson Road
    Roanoke, VA
    Contact Fred Liady fax 540 – 345 – 4210

    B.B.


  31. David,

    I think Ingvar Alm may have had a Daystate rifle there. I’ll look for it in the photos I didn’t show.

    And of course Castleman’s 9 mm is select-fire (both semi and full-auto).

    There were also a couple of Crosman 600s.

    B.B.


  32. Hi BB,
    I enjoyed seeing you again at the show. I really enjoyed the show this year. I don’t remember that many bargains in a long time. I sold several things before I went to the show so I was able to buy three rifles and a pistol. I bought a Diana 60, a HW30, a HW57, and a BSA Scorpion pistol. I didn’t sell anything but I had decided before the show not to sell anything for less than I could sell it for on-line. I got to visit with a lot of guys that I only get to see at the show. There were a lot of dream type of guns that I can’t afford but love to see.

    I hope the show isn’t cancelled. I do wish we could get the word out better to the average airgunner in a 200 mile radius of the show and make them realize how much fun the show really is.

    David Enoch


  33. David,

    So YOU got the HW 30! That was on my short list, right after the S70 and just before the Diana 60. I had the 30 in my hands the moment I walked in to set up, and that darn S70 blinded me to everything else. And then I abandoned it.

    Too little money; too many good airguns.

    What a show!

    B.B.


  34. BB,

    I’m sorry, I wasn’t clear. Your comment about the chronographs made me realize there is a greater error than I thought. Even with +/-5 fps error at 1000 fps, you could have one chronograph that is -5 fps and one that is +5 fps and there would be a 10 fps difference between them!

    Thanks,
    .22 multi-shot




  35. Hidey Ho B.B.,
    That was a nice knife you had and the non-current Blue Book Of Airguns was temping but thank Dennis for changing my mind. Hah! I am however enjoying the two magazines I got from you. I sure wish those would come back into publication. With the rate of exchange those Brit Mags are way too expensive.

    Yes it was a great show indeed and as you mentioned it was our first. We both had a ball. I think I started to leave at least 5 times and then something else caught my eye. I did actually leave once and came back for more pellets and a set of Leapers Scope Mounts. I was like a kid in a candy store with about 5 Cents in my pocket. **For those of you out there that have never been to an Airgun Show I would like to tell you that it is a real treat. Nearly everyone I met was as nice as could be and loved to talk air guns. I had to pull my Dad away several times to continue browsing. If one is held next year we will be there with bells on…which may cause a divorce for me…

    We ended up buying a Benjamin Discovery and a BAM B40 which came From Mike Melick of Flying Dragon Air Rifles. I can’t say enough good things about Mike. He was honest and very straight forward. He even threw in another .177 caliber air rifle free that I must say fired nearly as smooth as his worked over B40′s. He takes them apart and inspects the internals, thouroughly cleans and lubes the action and then put’s them back together….All for a steal of $250 Clams. It’s not a complete Tune but It sure makes the rifle cock and fire a lot smoother. It has nearly ZERO buzz with just a solid THUMP! NICE!

    I also wanted to say that it was very nice meeting both your personalities. As you said it’s nice to put a face with a name.

    Well that’s enough babling.

    Regards,
    Bill S.




  36. Major Konig,

    The 20 mm isn’t finished yet. For the .69 caliber I’ll have to ask Dennis Quackenbush if he heard the numbers. Something was doing just over 1,000 foot-pounds at that table and it may have been the Castleman.

    B.B.


  37. Do you know if Dennis Quackenbush is still selling the .25 Crosman 2240 conversion kits, and how to contact him.



  38. B.B.
    Sorry it took me so long to get back with you. This weekend was the first one that my Dad and I had a chance to really test the two rifles. Here it goes:

    B40:
    I loved the smooth / solid thump firing cycle but for the life of me I could not hit the side of a barn with it. I added my Leapers 4-16x50AO scope and cinched it down with a Leapers One Piece Mount using Blue Lock-Tite. We sighted it in at 20 yards and couldn’t get better than 3/4″ groups. I tried just about every version of the artillery hold I could come up with. I lightly held the stock from what seemed like front to back and side to side but absolutely nothing from a bench rest would work. Thinking it might be the pellets we tried Crossman Premiers, RWS Superdomes, Gamo Match and some JSB Exacts yet still nothing. Finally this afternoon I just happened to sit down in a chair with some Crossman Premiers by my side and rested the B40 on the center of my open palm (fingers diagonal across the forearm) right in front of the trigger guard (actually touching it) and my elbow propped on the top of my leg…Voila! I then started getting Dime sized groups consistently when I could hold it steady enough. This tells me that the rifle has serious potential but I wonder if I will ever realize all of it without being able to use a bench rest. I can only hold it soo steady off hand. Can you make any suggestions? How exactly did you hold the B40’s you tested to get such good accuracy?

    Discovery:
    Dad is super happy with it. I haven’t measured it but he’s getting groups approx. 3/8” (One Smooth Hole) at 20-25 yards. It seems to shoot JSB Exacts the best but I don’t really have enough saddle time on it to give you the lowdown on select pellet accuracy. I do know that the trigger is horrible for target shooting. It’s one of those triggers you just quickly pull and not squeeze off. We think that a smoother, easier adjustable trigger would help accuracy tremendously. I found a guy named Roy Weid of Mountain Air Custom Airguns who does trigger and valve work and can also put a shroud on it. As you said on your review it’s a bit loud. In fact you were very accurate on everything about it. It’s a great gun for the money and of course is a cheaper PCP due to the fact that it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles. In a nutshell it accomplishes everything it is meant for….an entry level PCP. Good thing is that there are people out there to modify such guns if the customer is so inclined. In conclusion I would like to say…Great Job On It!

    Regards,
    Bill S.


  39. Bill S.,

    You have discovered the correct hold for the B40. Now you need to practice with it. Spring guns are never easy to shoot, no matter what model they are. But they will make you a better shot.

    I’m glad to hear about the Discovery. Please let me know what kind of improvements the trigger job and shroud make.

    B.B.


  40. B.B.,
    If this is the correct hold then I have to wonder why it doesn’t work off the bench. I tried the same hold after I discovered it on the bench to no avail. I do have a theory though: I’m placing the back of my open hand on top of bags filled with pea gravel and they pack down pretty hard. This seems like it would not absorb much of the vibration through my hand. I might as well be placing my hand on a brick.

    Do you think replacing the gravel filled bags with something softer would make a difference?

    Any suggestions on the type of fill media?

    Also, I watch the crosshairs move with my heart beat. Any Ideas as to why this is happening? Am I holding the gun too tightly to my shoulder?

    Regards,
    Bill S.


  41. Bill S.,

    You can lay your hand on a brick – it makes no difference.

    But try using the backs of your fingers, as I have reported recently. That is more stable and groups shrink.

    As for seeing your heartbeat in the scope – welcome to the real world. Hollywood never shows that, do they? You have to learn to control your heartbeat, and no, that’s not a joke. I mean it.

    B.B.



  42. Sorry to break in, but I need to tap into everyone’s wisdom.

    I have two pellet rifles and I need to know how to lubricate.

    I am using both a lot.

    One is an older Benjamin Silver Streak in .20.

    The other is a Crosman 160 in .22.

    I have some Crossman Pellgun Oil.

    Where should each be lubricated, how much oil do I use, and how often should they be lubricated?

    Thanks so muchfor your help.


  43. Culler,

    For the 160, put a drop of Pellgunoil on the tip of both powerlets every time you change them.

    For the Silver Streak, turn the rifle on its back and open the pump handle as far as it will go. Then do what I show in the last picture in this report:

    http://www.pyramydair.com/blog/2008/04/gamo-compact-vs-izh-46-part-4.html

    Put about five drops on the pump head the first time, then three drops each time after that – every 6 months. You can also drop one drop on each of the pump linkage pivot points.

    B.B.



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