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Re: Contemplating a Smith & Wesson 78G
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2022, 10:46:44 AM »
All of these vintage air pistol threads have me wanting one too!
Like I said in another thread, I blame @Wayne52, he posted a picture of his crosman 150 Ted Williams and I got caught in the wave. Cr 150 is a very fun pistol with good accuracy,  I have several now. They are pricey now but what isn't? All these American made vintage pistols are solid and unless they were abused,  they are very reliable. I've been reading about S&W 78g and I think I want one.
Crosman 600 is quite ridiculously priced now but for a repeater, it sure is a lot of fun.

A Crosman 600 would be a real treat after reading the PA blog post about them. Semi-auto sounds like a blast, especially with CO2. Are most vintage CO2 pellet guns sensitive to the length of the pellet? I read the 600 is. I like the new Crosman Vigilante, but all of the plastic is a bit of turn-off. Every time I read about a vintage gun there are never any draw backs besides lack of availability and price. The new CO2 guns on the market don't "speak to me".

I'm also mostly interested in .22 cal after reading Wayne's success with his classic .22 cal pistols and the NOE .22 WC mold. Just waiting for the mold to be available again!
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Re: Contemplating a Smith & Wesson 78G
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2022, 11:02:09 AM »
The Crosman 150s are not since they are single shot. Cr600 is since you load 10 rounds at a time, one behind the other. Wadcutters are the best choice  and I've been waiting for NOE to make that mould available for nearly a year now.
Cr150 on the other hand, I've shot pretty much all commercial available pellets and the ones cast from NOE moulds, including the slugs. Crosman 600 is .22 caliber, I'm not sure they made one in .177.
Cr150 is .22 caliber and Cr157 is .177 caliber.
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