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Back Room / Re: Florida weather, Hurricane
« Last post by customcutter on Today at 12:26:38 AM »
11PM update shows that the GFS is lining back up with the European model and a more easterly course.  Still a few days to go anywhere though.  I think it was Charlie that was supposed to come into Tampa Bay then turned in farther south and crossed the state. 
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Back Room / Re: Florida weather, Hurricane
« Last post by Bimota on Today at 12:25:18 AM »
Latest predicted track.
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Welcome New Members / Re: GTA
« Last post by amb5500c on Today at 12:22:00 AM »
Welcome to the GTA.
Richard
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Hunting Gate / Re: Squirrel Rifle?
« Last post by Mryan21 on Today at 12:20:28 AM »
I'm a springer and pumper guy. Pardon the long wind, but I love this sort of discussion...

My favorite (and only) hunting rifle for a long time was an R9 in .177 chopped to 39 inches oal and shooting around 13.5-14 fpe-  a purpose built hunting machine.
https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=98744.msg924118#msg924118

Now I've found my HW50S in .177 with Vortek SHO at 12 fpe is just as effective, a little lighter and quieter, more fun to plink with, but a little longer - it would be a more perfect hunter if it was chopped to 38-39" oal.
https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=179934.msg156042621#msg156042621

I also really enjoy stalking with iron sighted  pumpers. I have an air-conserving C9A set up for 3 pumps between shots . It's a great blend of the traditional and modern. 
https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=179153.msg156033065#msg156033065

Regarding the .20 cal interest, I have an R9 and HW50 in that caliber but I haven't hunted with them and probably won't... well, maybe the 50 but I don't wanna ding it up...
The .20 HWs are very accurate, and I love the HW50 in that caliber as a lightweight, iron sighted springer, but for hunting, .20 is slower than .177 and less efficient than. 22. 
That said, if you want to give .20 a try, I'd recommend the higher-combed, more powerful R9 for scoped use, and the lighter, handier, appropriately-stocked HW50S for iron sight stalking.

Have fun and happy hunting!

 Great post! I too love pumpers and springers more than pcps. I have a .25 caliber Avenger, it shoots 30 grain AVS slugs with amazing accuracy at 100 yards and hits like a hammer. But it's cumbersome in the woods and I use it for woodchuck hunting shooting off a bipod. I have owned alot of nice pcps and still do, but always go back to the springers and pumpers. I don't have a 392 anymore, selling it was stupid. I would buy a 20 cal Sheridan in a heart beat if they would ever make them again. I'm really thinking about the hw50s. I'd probably get it in .22. Attached are a couple squirrels with the two guns I've been using lately. Really like the 1322 for 30 yards and in. It shoots 14.3s at 550 fps. Flat top piston and valve, 14.5 inch barrel, steel breech, buck rail stock, and ldc. The other is my new Beeman R7 and it's beautiful. These were posted recently but I'll add them to this thread.
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Bargain Gate / Re: Center point scope
« Last post by OldWestRanch on Today at 12:18:34 AM »
How does one get one or more of these scopes when they are unable to go to Texas.
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Bargain Gate / Center point scope
« Last post by Mikein210 on Today at 12:15:04 AM »
Found these center point scopes for $31
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Back Room / Re: to renew an old topic...knives..
« Last post by bantam5s on Today at 12:06:08 AM »
You wouldn't suspect by looking at this knife that it was sold under a Kmart house brand because it's top notch, I've never had one of their SHARPtm folders that were made by Seizo Imai but those should be top notch as well.


 I don't pay attention to which XYZ stainless a blade is made of because that really only matters with the premium steels which I care nothing about, but I do know this one is AUS8a and it must be well treated to the top of it's capabilities.

This knife had the absolute sharpest hair popping factory edge I've ever experienced and has held that edge very well.

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Back Room / Re: I've Finally Cut the Cord!
« Last post by Bimota on Today at 12:04:09 AM »
Check out freevee. Bosch is a good series.
The only service I pay for is FUBO. I can record 1000 hours of tv and watch them when I want.
Best thing is you can FF past the commercials. I get the moto gp races.
https://www.amazon.com/adlp/freevee-about
https://www.fubo.tv/welcome
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Back Room / Re: I've Finally Cut the Cord!
« Last post by Firewalker on September 25, 2022, 11:55:27 PM »
Same here...
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Hunting Gate / Re: Squirrel Rifle?
« Last post by DanD on September 25, 2022, 11:40:23 PM »
I'm a springer and pumper guy. Pardon the long wind, but I love this sort of discussion...

My favorite (and only) hunting rifle for a long time was an R9 in .177 chopped to 39 inches oal and shooting around 13.5-14 fpe-  a purpose built hunting machine.
https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=98744.msg924118#msg924118

Now I've found my HW50S in .177 with Vortek SHO at 12 fpe is just as effective, a little lighter and quieter, more fun to plink with, but a little longer - it would be a more perfect hunter if it was chopped to 38-39" oal.
https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=179934.msg156042621#msg156042621

I also really enjoy stalking with iron sighted  pumpers. I have an air-conserving C9A set up for 3 pumps between shots . It's a great blend of the traditional and modern. 
https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=179153.msg156033065#msg156033065

Regarding the .20 cal interest, I have an R9 and HW50 in that caliber but I haven't hunted with them and probably won't... well, maybe the 50 but I don't wanna ding it up...
The .20 HWs are very accurate, and I love the HW50 in that caliber as a lightweight, iron sighted springer, but for hunting, .20 is slower than .177 and less efficient than. 22. 
That said, if you want to give .20 a try, I'd recommend the higher-combed, more powerful R9 for scoped use, and the lighter, handier, appropriately-stocked HW50S for iron sight stalking.

Have fun and happy hunting!
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