I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?



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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2018, 10:20:40 AM »
Straight from Predator, you can get their Polymags in what they term "dented" tins for $10 a piece and save $4.99 a tin. I ordered some in several calibers, they came nicely wrapped in bubble wrap pouches and the only thing I could find wrong with the tins was off center labels. Not a single one had dents.

http://predatorpellets.com/product/polymag-20-caliber-dent/

For what it might be worth, PA carries 5 of the 6 kinds left and I have all 6. The H&N Spitzkugels I only got after a phone call to Airguns of Arizona to see if they even had any left as they were the only place on line still showing them and I asked the Customer Service rep to have someone in the warehouse actually put hands on them and find out how many they had. I bought 10 tins at $9.95 each after he said they had 25 tins left although he admitted to being shocked they even had any.
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2018, 10:18:14 PM »
I don't know if you have Fleet Farms in Ohio, but if you do, check there.  The one's in Wisconsin carry the Benjamin .20 pellets.


I dodn't know this, thank you. I check the Fleet Farm/Farm Fleets in Wisconsin for .22 cal rim fire but havn't checked for .20 cal pellets yet.
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2018, 10:30:19 PM »
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All my .20 guns like the Exact Diabolos better than the Benjis.
  All of mine do as well.  The Predators were a close second, then the H&N Baracudas.
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2018, 03:47:14 AM »
The only place in my town to get pellets is the hardware store which of course only has .177 crosmans.
I get most my pellets at Walmart then big5 for the .20's about 35 miles away where I do my grocery shopping.

My ol' blue likes the crosman made pellets just fine so that's what I buy, otherwise I'd definitely have to order them.
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #26 on: June 17, 2018, 08:05:39 AM »
David, does your Walmart stock .20 pellets?
or do you order them on line "shipped to store" for pick-up?
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Crosman: PC77, 1740, 1701P
Benjiman H9A

Rifles
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Beeman: RS2 Silver Kodiak,
Benjamin: 312, 342, 392P, 392PA, Maximus
Crosman: Genesis NP .22, Quest 1000X, Raven, 2nd & 3rd var 160's
Feinwerkbau: FWB 300S
Gamo: Recon
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2018, 08:10:16 AM »
I would definitely not order pellets from Amazon. Their record of shipping pellets is at best abysmal. They tend to ship in too large of boxes & the pellet tins ping pong around inside the box & end up damaged. Pyramyd, AGD, or Trenier are the way to go since they are known for their expertise in pellet shipping.

Steve, since you live less than 100mi from Pyramyd, you'll probably have your pellets by Monday. Tuesday at the latest. 
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2018, 08:18:38 AM »
Scott, I believe he wrote that he gets the .20 at Big5. We don't have Big5 around here.
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2018, 08:21:41 AM »
I would definitely not order pellets from Amazon. Their record of shipping pellets is at best abysmal. They tend to ship in too large of boxes & the pellet tins ping pong around inside the box & end up damaged. Pyramyd, AGD, or Trenier are the way to go since they are known for their expertise in pellet shipping.

Steve, since you live less than 100mi from Pyramyd, you'll probably have your pellets by Monday. Tuesday at the latest.
Not only that.. if you do a bit of research there are a few ways to save money by using codes and timely ordering.
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CP2 w/ .177 Varmint long barrel
XS-60C GenI .22
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #30 on: June 17, 2018, 08:30:09 AM »
Scott, I believe he wrote that he gets the .20 at Big5. We don't have Big5 around here.

Your right Bill, my speed reading blew right past that detail.  ::)

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I get most my pellets at Walmart then big5 for the .20's
Pistols
Crosman: PC77, 1740, 1701P
Benjiman H9A

Rifles
Air Arms: S400-SL Carbine FAC
Beeman: RS2 Silver Kodiak,
Benjamin: 312, 342, 392P, 392PA, Maximus
Crosman: Genesis NP .22, Quest 1000X, Raven, 2nd & 3rd var 160's
Feinwerkbau: FWB 300S
Gamo: Recon
SAG: AR2078-B, QB58
Sheridan: C Blue Streak, C9 Blue Streak, Model F Co2
Weihrauch: HW98
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #31 on: June 17, 2018, 08:32:34 AM »
I almost did... I think I have only been in a Big5 once and I didn't know they carried pellets.
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CP2 w/ .177 Varmint long barrel
XS-60C GenI .22
2-22XX Carbine HPA .177
2240 Stubby .22
Blaze NP .177
3-M/M Daisy 881
2-Mendoza RM377 .177
2-XS-12 .177
1-Hatsan 1000x .177 Carbine (Pvt. Stryker)
Various Others

AirMax Extreme MKII 4500 (for the tanks)
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #32 on: June 17, 2018, 09:09:59 AM »
I would definitely not order pellets from Amazon. Their record of shipping pellets is at best abysmal. They tend to ship in too large of boxes & the pellet tins ping pong around inside the box & end up damaged. Pyramyd, AGD, or Trenier are the way to go since they are known for their expertise in pellet shipping.

Steve, since you live less than 100mi from Pyramyd, you'll probably have your pellets by Monday. Tuesday at the latest.

Once he receives his pellets from PA heíll stop searching elsewhere.
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Most notable- 2-Model 21's, 882 w/factory Williams, several Yellow & Golden Boys, several Model 1894's, others too many to list.
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #33 on: June 17, 2018, 09:17:53 AM »
I would definitely not order pellets from Amazon. Their record of shipping pellets is at best abysmal. They tend to ship in too large of boxes & the pellet tins ping pong around inside the box & end up damaged. Pyramyd, AGD, or Trenier are the way to go since they are known for their expertise in pellet shipping.

Steve, since you live less than 100mi from Pyramyd, you'll probably have your pellets by Monday. Tuesday at the latest.

Irony is it takes longer given I think they end up being routed through PA.  Funny I could drive up there but they donít have a retail outlet. Iím going to try the Walmart delivery to store, cheapest way.
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #34 on: June 17, 2018, 09:25:09 AM »
Steve... If you do site to store with Walmart be sure to open them before you leave the pick up counter and in front of the clerk.
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Favorite Everyday Shooters:
Sam Yang Sumatra 2500 carbine .25
Urban .22
AirMax Varmint w/ .22 CP-2 long barrel
AirMax Plinkster .177
CP1 .177 Mini Carbine
CP2 w/ .177 Varmint long barrel
XS-60C GenI .22
2-22XX Carbine HPA .177
2240 Stubby .22
Blaze NP .177
3-M/M Daisy 881
2-Mendoza RM377 .177
2-XS-12 .177
1-Hatsan 1000x .177 Carbine (Pvt. Stryker)
Various Others

AirMax Extreme MKII 4500 (for the tanks)
Vevor Basic. (for the road)
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #35 on: June 17, 2018, 09:42:34 AM »
Darn. If I'd have seen this thread sooner I could have dropped off a couple tins of .20's
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #36 on: June 17, 2018, 09:45:09 AM »
If you carefully search on Amazon, Air Venturi (PA / AGD) is a 3rd party seller there and you get their same awesome packaging. But you gotta watch and you don't get the 4 for 3 deal or the Bullseye bucks.
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Crosman: PC77, 1740, 1701P
Benjiman H9A

Rifles
Air Arms: S400-SL Carbine FAC
Beeman: RS2 Silver Kodiak,
Benjamin: 312, 342, 392P, 392PA, Maximus
Crosman: Genesis NP .22, Quest 1000X, Raven, 2nd & 3rd var 160's
Feinwerkbau: FWB 300S
Gamo: Recon
SAG: AR2078-B, QB58
Sheridan: C Blue Streak, C9 Blue Streak, Model F Co2
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #37 on: June 17, 2018, 09:54:53 AM »
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Benji's;
2-Prewar '42 312's, '68-'74 312, '69 347, '82-'86 342 (checkered), '86-'91 342 (non checkered), 2-'91 S392P's, '93 S397P, '93 397P, '95 S397P, '96 392PA (w/"P" trigger group), & a '53 137 pistol.
Dan's;
Several Vintage Silver & Blue Streaks, & H9 & H9A.
Daisy's;
Most notable- 2-Model 21's, 882 w/factory Williams, several Yellow & Golden Boys, several Model 1894's, others too many to list.
Crosman;
'49 101
Favorite everyday backyard plinker '71 880. Easy to pump & the sweetest modified trigger.

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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #38 on: June 17, 2018, 02:19:25 PM »
David, does your Walmart stock .20 pellets?
or do you order them on line "shipped to store" for pick-up?
No the big 5 stocks the crosman made .20 pellets, Walmart only has various crosman, Daisy, gamo, and Ruger .177 and .22 pellets.
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #39 on: June 18, 2018, 12:48:46 AM »
If memory serves, PA doesn't have a retail outlet, but they will let you pick up orders from them if you call ahead and arrange to. Maybe shoot them an email and ask for sure.
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Hatsans:
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Webley:
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Beeman P17
Sig Sauer P226

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