I don't have one to get rid of, but it might help to make the comment that I think Beeman rifles are outstanding. I have a Beeman R1 that is a great gun. Maybe you can search some internet auctions for this brand.
MTRaised, go up to Cummings Tools in Independence, they are located at the intersection of 291 & 23rd street, east side of 291. You can get a pretty good pump up there for about $20. Good enough to get the kid started with.:wave:
MT.. I have a gamo that was advertised to me as a 1000fps model when I bought it, but I have since bought an RWS high end model that changed my mind about the one that I bought originally.
So, it looks to be a 700fps model, single pump break bbl .177. Great looking walnut wood (about 98%), scope included that I will be willing to part with for $50... would be a great plinker and I have scored quite a few tree rats with it. I just dont need it anymore and need room in the safe for a couple of upcoming purchases.
Let me see if I can take a couple of pics and post them here pretty quick...
Spring piston guns can be difficult to shoot, hard on scopes, and should not be left ****ed. I have gone to the pre-charged guns. You might look at one of them, but the price doubles or better. The pump to charge mine is close to 200$ On the plus side, it is good for around 20 shots at 30 fpe after it is charged and accurate enough to stack pellets at 30 yards. The Gamo you were offered is a good deal if you can get used to the trigger. There is an aftermarket trigger that fixes that, but it is about 50$. I am interested in the gamo at 50$ myself.
The R-7 is a nice smooth gun. It is right at that perfect power level for smooth behavior and manners. My old R-8 was a 630 fps gun with the nice target sights. It was a great target gun, but a little light on power for squirrels in the tree tops. The precharged guns are even easier to shoot than those two and most have decent triggers. They are also reasonable in price now, but then you need a pump or a 4500 psi bottle. The BSA TechStar and the B-50 are both in the 300$ range now before you buy the other things needed.
When I said they can be difficult to shoot, I was referring to the more powerful guns. To get the manners of the R-7 and the power of a 94 at the same time will cost you a lot more than 300$
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