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Title: $54 Crosman Storm XT w/3x9x32 Centerpoint
Post by: longislandhunter on June 04, 2010, 11:50:20 AM
I was in Walmart this morning looking for some stuff for my smoker and I of course had to go check out the sporting goods department.  As I walked into the sporting good dept. I saw 2 employees putting those red colored "sale" stickers on all kinds of stuff.  I looked at the air guns they had on the shelf and sure enough the .177 Crosman Storm XT with the 3x9x32 Centerpointe scope was red tagged for $54 bucks and the Crosman Phantoms were red tagged for $75 bucks.  The last thing I need is another .177 rifle but for $54 bucks I just couldn't resist so into the shopping cart it went.  I almost bought one of the Phantoms as well but I made myself put it back on the shelf.  They also had a good supply of the new .22 caliber "Titan" gas ram as well as a good supply of the .22 cal CPHP's but none of those came home with me.......  yet    :)

Oh yeah, I almost forgot.... the Storm XT box shows a picture of the "new" improved trigger and darn if it don't look exactly like a GRT.....  I'll open up the box later and take a look at it and see what's up..........


Anyway, just thought I'd post this in case anyone is interested in checking their local WallyWorld for the Storm XT's....

Jeff
Title: RE: $54 Crosman Storm XT w/3x9x32 Centerpoint
Post by: ezman604 on June 04, 2010, 12:20:45 PM


I paid a visit to our local SuperCenter last night and they finally had new shelves set up with the Phantom, Storm and Titan. But, there were no prices on them as of yet. I'll check back this afternoon. If they are THAT price, one is coming home with me too. Need????? LOL



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Happy Shooting!!!!



Dave



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Title: RE: $54 Crosman Storm XT w/3x9x32 Centerpoint
Post by: ezman604 on June 04, 2010, 12:25:52 PM
Called and they're $109.99 here. (http://../jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-frown.gif)
Title: RE: $54 Crosman Storm XT w/3x9x32 Centerpoint
Post by: longislandhunter on June 04, 2010, 01:16:22 PM
I think the $109.99 is their regular price.  I guess it varies from store to store,  2 days ago I was in a different Walmart  than today and they had the Storm XT for $109.99 as well.  

Jeff
Title: RE: $54 Crosman Storm XT w/3x9x32 Centerpoint
Post by: shadow on June 04, 2010, 02:23:59 PM
Congrat's on the great deal and shooter Jeff and one must never pass up a super deal on a shooter with possibilities despite what the Wife is saying as you load it into the cart lol. Ed
Title: RE: $54 Crosman Storm XT w/3x9x32 Centerpoint
Post by: longislandhunter on June 04, 2010, 02:47:50 PM
Ed,,, I stood there staring at the rifle and I kept repeating to myself .... "you don't need it"   "you really don't need it"    "you have rifles you don't shoot now... you don't need it"...    but for $54 bucks I just couldn't pass it up  :)

Matter of fact I just came in from the backyard range.  I took the Storm out of the box and gave it the "once over".   It has a really nice stock on it, comfortable and nicely stained with some good grain,,, the metal is perfect... a deep blueing job that is very even and not a scratch that I can find anywhere.  I didn't even clean it, just blew the dust out of the barrel and started shooting CPL's.  Cocked nice and smooth, no twang at all, no vibration, a very nice firing cycle and best of all........... that "new and improved" trigger they advertised on the box ?????   it's fantastic  !!!!  Nice first stage and very smooth predictable second stage that breaks darn near as nice as my GRT's    :)     shot some groups at 15 yards with open sights and got nice dime sized groups....     Best darn $54 bucks I ever spent    :)     I'm thinking about going back tomorrow and buying another one.....

Jeff
Title: RE: $54 Crosman Storm XT w/3x9x32 Centerpoint
Post by: shadow on June 04, 2010, 03:03:53 PM
Going back tomorrow lol but it does sound like you got a winner brother. Ed
Title: RE: $54 Crosman Storm XT w/3x9x32 Centerpoint
Post by: ezman604 on June 04, 2010, 06:04:23 PM


Hey Jeff, wonder how much shipping is to TN? (http://../jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-laughing.gif)



Bound to be less than the $109.99 THIS Wally World is charging.



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Title: Re: $54 Crosman Storm XT w/3x9x32 Centerpoint
Post by: arbantelope on June 04, 2010, 06:21:32 PM

      "I made myself put it back on the shelf."

You have excellent control!  :-)
I'm jealous of the so. cal dude that got a Titan for $110.   Nice

Title: Re: $54 Crosman Storm XT w/3x9x32 Centerpoint
Post by: michael90t on June 05, 2010, 12:30:19 AM
My son bought a phantom a few weeks back and I am super impressed with the gun... since the storm is the same gun different stock I am hoping they will redtage around here soon!!!!! was it the cardboard boxed version or the newer platic bubbleversion???
Title: Re: $54 Crosman Storm XT w/3x9x32 Centerpoint
Post by: longislandhunter on June 05, 2010, 04:08:34 AM
The one I bought was in the cardboard box but they also had a couple in the plastic blister pack. but they were all marked $54.    The one in the cardboard box came with a 3x9x32 scope while the one in the plastic blister pack came with a 4x32 scope.  The one in the cardboard box had a separate picture on the box advertising  their "new and improved" trigger while the one in the plastic did not and the trigger looked different than the pic of the "new and  improved" one.   I went with the cardboard box version since I wanted the variable power scope and also wanted to see how the "new" trigger functioned.  


Ezman...... if you want me to pick you one up I'll take a ride back to WallyWorld and get one for ya.... I have no idea what shipping would come to but if you want it I'll be  happy to buy it and send it to ya.  

Jeff
Title: Re: $54 Crosman Storm XT w/3x9x32 Centerpoint
Post by: ezman604 on June 05, 2010, 06:29:57 AM


Thanks Jeff, I'd lke the new triggered, 3-9x32 version but as soon as I give you the green light, my Wally World will probably red tag them here. THAT'S always my luck. But thanks!!!!



Dave

Title: Re: $54 Crosman Storm XT w/3x9x32 Centerpoint
Post by: Schmidty25 on June 05, 2010, 07:02:48 PM
Wow! nice find I'd of bought it for 54 bucks too!
Title: Re: $54 Crosman Storm XT w/3x9x32 Centerpoint
Post by: arbantelope on June 06, 2010, 04:32:52 PM
Found a small pile of the boxed XT's at a local wally-world.  But they were not marked down to $54.
When I found the sporting goods dude, he had a handful of red stickers to post, one of which was the $54 Storm XT!

Two of them instantly jumped into my cart.  Took a quick peek at each to make sure they looked ok on the outside.
Completely unassembled one - degreased - ready for deburr, yada yada.
Other one, iron sights, shot 10 or 15 pellets to get the poison out - whoa - spotted a grackle in the cherry tree - pointed it - popped him.  

They also marked the Big Cats down to $74.
Title: Re: $54 Crosman Storm XT w/3x9x32 Centerpoint
Post by: ezman604 on June 06, 2010, 04:39:12 PM


You guys are killin' me!!!! (http://../jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-laughing.gif)



Guess my new routine is swing in Wally World after work EVERY day before going home. As if I NEED another AG. But $54, I'm NOT gonna pass this one up if they become available.



Happy Shooting!!!!



Dave



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Title: Re: $54 Crosman Storm XT w/3x9x32 Centerpoint
Post by: Schmidty25 on June 06, 2010, 05:36:42 PM
My local walmart had three guns one phantom for 80. the new nitro piston for 150 and a quest for 109.  all in clear plastic cases.  I like it at least you can see the wood grain if you were to buy it.  I'm tempted to head down to another walmart to see if they have any old airguns left.
Title: Re: $54 Crosman Storm XT w/3x9x32 Centerpoint
Post by: ezman604 on June 07, 2010, 11:02:32 AM
Checked both of the Super Centers close to me this morning. My closest one has the Titan, Storm and Phantom in the bubble pack but no discounts at all. Well, Phantom is $80. BUT, a neighboring store has the Beeman 1073 twin caliber w/4X32 scope for $64.00. Made me think, for a second. Hmmmmm.....
Title: Re: $54 Crosman Storm XT w/3x9x32 Centerpoint
Post by: longislandhunter on June 07, 2010, 11:26:31 AM
That $64 twin caliber deal sounds pretty sweet  :)

I'd jump on that like a monkey on a cupcake  :)

Jeff
Title: RE: $54 Crosman Storm XT w/3x9x32 Centerpoint
Post by: 7.62X51 on June 10, 2010, 05:41:44 AM
Yep, my WalMart had 6 of them.  Now they have 4 and I have 2!  For $54 you can use the barrel for tomato stakes and the stock for firewood and still come out ahead.
Title: Re: $54 Crosman Storm XT w/3x9x32 Centerpoint
Post by: ezman604 on June 10, 2010, 06:24:37 AM


So Jeff, should I buy you the cupcake and swap you for the Storm???



LOL

Title: RE: $54 Crosman Storm XT w/3x9x32 Centerpoint
Post by: leadbottom on June 10, 2010, 07:56:44 AM
Wonder if they knocked off the GRT trigger for this LOL.

How's the Centerpoint scope?  If it's as good as their $69 4x12 Centerpoint I'd but the gun just for the scope, if I can find one at a local Wallyworld.
Title: RE: $54 Crosman Storm XT w/3x9x32 Centerpoint
Post by: longislandhunter on June 15, 2010, 12:42:43 PM
The 3x9x32 that came with my Storm XT is actually pretty decent.... not great but decent and usable.  It's not AO but I don't mind..... it's been getting me consistent dime sized groups so I'm happy with it.  It'll do just fine for squirrels and such  :)

Ezman...... I'll gladly take the cupcake but the Storm is staying  :)

Jeff
Title: RE: $54 Crosman Storm XT w/3x9x32 Centerpoint
Post by: leadbottom on June 15, 2010, 01:57:55 PM
Thanks Jeff.  Went to my three local 'Marts and nobody had one.
Title: Re: $54 Crosman Storm XT w/3x9x32 Centerpoint
Post by: darryl on June 18, 2010, 01:26:19 PM
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ezman604 - 6/7/2010  4:02 PM

Checked both of the Super Centers close to me this morning. My closest one has the Titan, Storm and Phantom in the bubble pack but no discounts at all. Well, Phantom is $80. BUT, a neighboring store has the Beeman 1073 twin caliber w/4X32 scope for $64.00. Made me think, for a second. Hmmmmm.....

I bought the Beeman 1073. It's the Chinese version of the RS2. I took the scope off and replaced it with the $64.00 Centerpoint 4x16x40mm Mil-dot. Nice scope with AO, and variable bright on the illuminated (green, and red) Mil-dot. The rifle...well it's a good bargain shooter. Hits very hard in .22. The rifle is made by S/R Industries (but says "RS2 Sportsman Series" on the action). It came with the .177 barrel installed. It shot very low, and I discovered it was bent downward. I've contacted S/R, and a new one is being sent to me, supposedly going out today. I spoke to a woman named Dani. She told me the barrels are custom-fitted to the breech, but I asked her to send one anyway. She agreed. So I'll see how that works out in a few days. Other than that, I'm pleased with the rifle for the outlay of so little cash. Nice looking stock too. A might heavy, but (as a He-Man) I'm not complaining. :)

As for the CenterPoint scope, I bought it online from Wally, and paid.97 cents for shipping to my home. Only took three days. A very substantial looking beast it is.
darryl