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The EM GE Zenit air pistol: Part 2

by Tom GaylordWriting as B.B. Pelletier The German Zenit air pistol from before World War II is a fascinating collector’s item. Part 1 History of airguns This report covers: What should I do? RWS Hobby Leakage at the breech JSB Exact RS Trigger pull The grip Cocking effort Summary I wanted to run 45Bravo’s guest … Read more

Categories History, Special/Unique, Spring 65 Comments

Benjamin 397 Variable Pump Air Rifle: Part 2

397 tapped holes

by Tom GaylordWriting as B.B. Pelletier The new Benjamin 397. Part 1 This report covers: Scope mount Will the wood stock fit? Shoot the paint out RWS Hobby Discharge sound Stability Lightweight pellets Medium weight pellets Heavy pellets Pump effort Trigger pull Summary Today we look at the velocity of the new Benjamin 397 Variable … Read more

A first look at a RAW: Part 2

RAW

by Tom GaylordWriting as B.B. Pelletier The RAW field target rifle built on the new chassis frame. Part 1 This report covers: Website and blog update It was a cold and windy day The rifle Power set at max November 23 Accuracy Testing December 26 — cold-weather and moderator testing January 2 Accuracy Testing January … Read more

Benjamin 397 Variable Pump Air Rifle: Part 1

Benjamin 397

by Tom GaylordWriting as B.B. Pelletier The new Benjamin 397. This report covers: The obvious Not so obvious Hidden One more thing So — how fast does the .22 shoot? What’s it like? What the box tells us But… The rifle However… The cheekpiece is too high! A scope? Barrel overspray? Brass barrel Sights Summary … Read more

Categories Accessories, Multi Pump, Special/Unique 130 Comments

El Gamo David breakbarrel air rifle: Part 1

El Gamo David

by Tom GaylordWriting as B.B. Pelletier The El Gamo David is a lower-powered breakbarrel from the 1960s or ’70s. History of airguns This report covers: Godfather’s Gold Gun Giveaway Description Stock The markings Sights What is it? El-cheapo or full of value? Discussion Summary Godfather’s Gold Gun Giveaway Well, the winner has been selected. Reader … Read more

Categories Accessories, Education / Training, Fun, History, Special/Unique, Spring 75 Comments

Springfield Armory M1A Underlever Pellet Rifle: Part 1

M1A

by Tom GaylordWriting as B.B. Pelletier Springfield Armory M1A. This report covers: What is the  M14? M14 magazine  M1A The pellet rifle Underlever Cocking and the safety Safety is manual Loading Summary The Springfield Armory M1A Underlever Pellet Rifle is here! This is the air rifle many of you have been waiting for, and mine … Read more