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Author Topic: Most Exotic Air Guns -- any price  (Read 3203 times)
thebookdoc
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« on: September 04, 2009, 01:18:32 AM »

I am curious to expand my knowledge of what is available in airgunnery. I am familiar with many popular brands, but have become more curious about even smaller manufacturers, custom airgun makers, unusual guns. That doesn't necessarily mean 'expensive', but it might. Having seen the interesting TOP 10 Plinkers thread ( http://www.gatewaytoairguns.com/airguns/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=20595&mid=165110#M165110 ), and reading Gene's suggestion about the CZ (and reading about the spring latch), I realized how little I knew about what was available and what might be interesting. These days I know a lot more about what I want, and as I move forward I envision having a custom rifle made...eventually. But it is likely there is enough available already to keep my interests fed for a long time.

What do you think are the most exotic airguns and features on those guns, and why?
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THE GUNS:
     â€¢ Cometa Fusion Star (Gene tuned) 12/10/09
     â€¢ Cometa Fenix RWS 94 2/8/10
     â€¢ RWS Diana 48 .177 1/8/10 [TRADE for RWS 350]
     â€¢ Walther Force 1000 .177 11/11/09
     â€¢ TF89 .22 10/26/09 (Gene tuned 1/6/10)
     â€¢ TF89 .177 (Gene tuned) 9/6/09
     â€¢ Remington Vantage 1200 .177 8/22/09 (Gene tuned 1/6/10)
     â€¢ Daisy 953 (pneumatic) 8/02/08
     â€¢ Gamo Big Cat 2/5/10 (broken...free...maybe gas piston?!)

THE SCOPES:  
     â€¢ Sightron SII 4-16x42 AO  
     â€¢ Leupold VX-II 3-9x33 Ultralight EFR AO
     â€¢ Bushnell Trophy 6-18x42 AO  
     â€¢ Swift 686 High Recoil 6.5-20x44 AO  
     â€¢ Hawke Air Max 4-12x40 AO  
     â€¢ Bushnell Banner 6-18x50 AO
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2009, 01:30:41 AM »

The big bore airguns have always seemed exotic to me:)  http://www.quackenbushairguns.com/   http://www.quackenbushairguns.com/bandit_1.html
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2009, 01:53:40 AM »

Check this one out...

http://www.network54.com/Forum/79537/thread/1252011902/Perotti+Sheridan+.32

Mr. Perotti does some inventive things to airguns. The .32 caliber Sheridan is just one of the things he's done.
He has also done several "air conserving" pumpers that function like mini-PCPs. Charge the guns with many pumps and then only need 2 or 3 pumps between shots and still get full power for each shot.
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2009, 03:57:37 AM »

Check out John Whiscombe's guns, the JW 50 through 80, I believe.  Custom, hand made springers that use an opposing piston design that makes them truly recoilless.  Lots of other features, so far out of my league I don't even know all the goodies :-).  One was recently posted on the Yellow Forum classifieds for $4500, I think it sold in about 10 minutes.  I'm afraid John has taken his last orders, I think he has some in the works now, but then he's done.  So if you want one, better haunt the classifieds.  Later.

Dave
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2009, 04:30:56 AM »

Yes, JW makes some amazing stuff. There have been a series of posts on the Yellow about his creations.
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2009, 05:31:37 AM »

Any of the FWB, Anschutz, Steyr, Walther 10m or FT rifles. Fantastic technology, materials, accuracy. The MAC 1 / LD USFT is a very functional, very accurate rifle with great, no-nonsense engineering, at what is a reasonable price for what you get.
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2009, 07:26:32 AM »

Peak, those are fine guns but not truly as custom as a Whiscombe, etc.  I believe someone is making a wonderfully detailed copy of a Girandoni-style rifle (one of the original PCP designs).  These are in the multi-thousand dollar range.
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2009, 07:01:36 PM »

I realy find the Quigley from Nibecker Arms to be a very interesting rifle. http://www.ana-arms.com/index.html
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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2009, 07:56:54 PM »

wow..that looks like one awesome gun...

This thread has been interesting so far. Thanks to all for participating! I hope there is more to come.
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THE GUNS:
     â€¢ Cometa Fusion Star (Gene tuned) 12/10/09
     â€¢ Cometa Fenix RWS 94 2/8/10
     â€¢ RWS Diana 48 .177 1/8/10 [TRADE for RWS 350]
     â€¢ Walther Force 1000 .177 11/11/09
     â€¢ TF89 .22 10/26/09 (Gene tuned 1/6/10)
     â€¢ TF89 .177 (Gene tuned) 9/6/09
     â€¢ Remington Vantage 1200 .177 8/22/09 (Gene tuned 1/6/10)
     â€¢ Daisy 953 (pneumatic) 8/02/08
     â€¢ Gamo Big Cat 2/5/10 (broken...free...maybe gas piston?!)

THE SCOPES:  
     â€¢ Sightron SII 4-16x42 AO  
     â€¢ Leupold VX-II 3-9x33 Ultralight EFR AO
     â€¢ Bushnell Trophy 6-18x42 AO  
     â€¢ Swift 686 High Recoil 6.5-20x44 AO  
     â€¢ Hawke Air Max 4-12x40 AO  
     â€¢ Bushnell Banner 6-18x50 AO
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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2009, 03:40:27 AM »

Very cool posts, I love that Quigley V airgun. I have always been fascinated by things that create their own power or energy. So you dont have to lug any extra junk around. And the fact it can be left charged indefinately is very unique also. Thanks for the cool info,hopefully this thread will continue.AKJC1977
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« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2009, 07:22:22 AM »

If you haven't seen them the Barnes guns are beautiful pieces of work:

http://www.glbarnes.com/

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Current shooters: Beeman HW97K .177 with Hawke Eclipse 4x16x50SFAO and Steve C. stock, Beeman R9 .177 with Hawke Airmax 4-12x40AO and Gene\'s Midas touch, Air Arms S200 with Bushnell Banner 6x24x40AO Rowan brass bling and Steve C. custom stock, BAM B25, BAM B40 .177 with BSA 3x12x44AO, Benjamin Marauder .22, Benjamin 397 pumper.

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