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I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« on: June 14, 2018, 03:25:04 PM »
There are no .20 cal pellets in my town!   Are you kidding me! 
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2018, 03:36:12 PM »
Every year its less and less  :(
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2018, 04:00:51 PM »
Nope... no joke.
I have very little selection in my town , Walmart, Tractor Supply, and Rural King are the only places that carry pellets at all. .22 and .177  and brands are Crosman, Gamo, Daisy, and Winchester.
 The larger "City" south of me, Populataion 265,000 roughly, has the same choices.  ::)

.20 pellets are all mail order.
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
Xisico: XS60C .22, Sentry 702-3 .22

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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2018, 05:12:11 PM »
I order the Benjamin labeled .20 cylindrical's from Wal Mart online website and choose in store pick up.
They don't have them in the stores but they are (or were the last time i looked) available on their website.
They'll ship them to your local store for free and text you when they are in.
If you have a wally world nearby might be worth a try.
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2018, 05:44:30 PM »
I order the Benjamin labeled .20 cylindrical's from Wal Mart online website and choose in store pick up.
They don't have them in the stores but they are (or were the last time i looked) available on their website.
They'll ship them to your local store for free and text you when they are in.
If you have a wally world nearby might be worth a try.

Good thought, actually I think I have a outfitter store 30 minutes away that would have them.  Just had a large order last week from Pyramid Air but need to have multiple order to justify postage.
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2018, 07:59:50 PM »
I order these. Buy 3 get one free. No better deal out there & the packaging will blow your mind. Incidently; I knew we'd get you sucked in eventually. ;D

https://www.pyramydair.com/s/p/JSB_Diabolo_Exact_20_Cal_13_73_Grains_Domed_500ct/477
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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 #6 on: June 14, 2018, 08:16:18 PM »
I order these. Buy 3 get one free. No better deal out there & the packaging will blow your mind. Incidently; I knew we'd get you sucked in eventually. ;D

https://www.pyramydair.com/s/p/JSB_Diabolo_Exact_20_Cal_13_73_Grains_Domed_500ct/477

I just did the 3 get one free!   I donít shoot that much.  3 day trial so may not be sucked in yet!
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2018, 08:26:15 PM »
Oh you will...  ;)
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
Xisico: XS60C .22, Sentry 702-3 .22

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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2018, 08:31:14 PM »
Oh you will...  ;)

I know this gun could not shoot and Iíd still buy it lol
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2018, 08:32:30 PM »
Interesting the Benjamin pellets almost look like old school slugs
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2018, 08:34:02 PM »
Yep, I have never shot the old "ashcans" but the new Benji Cylinders do quite well in all my .20s
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
Xisico: XS60C .22, Sentry 702-3 .22

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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2018, 09:04:58 PM »
I order these. Buy 3 get one free. No better deal out there & the packaging will blow your mind. Incidently; I knew we'd get you sucked in eventually. ;D

https://www.pyramydair.com/s/p/JSB_Diabolo_Exact_20_Cal_13_73_Grains_Domed_500ct/477

I just did the 3 get one free!   I donít shoot that much.  3 day trial so may not be sucked in yet!

No need for a trial. Trust me on this one.
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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 #12 on: June 14, 2018, 09:18:06 PM »
I stumbled across a few tins of copperhead .20 at the outfitter around the corner but he said his supplier just happen to have them from old stock and that was it. No other local source so I order from PA. At least you know they are packed well and rarely come damaged. And if they do, PA will make it right.
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Blaze NP .177
3-M/M Daisy 881
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2018, 09:36:35 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. 
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2018, 09:43:32 PM »
All my .20 guns like the Exact Diabolos better than the Benjis.
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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)
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AirMax Extreme MKII 4500 (for the tanks)
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2018, 09:45:08 PM »
  If you have to mail order, get the best.  I see JSB .20 caliber have gone up in price.  Still well worth it, 2,000 rounds for 60 bucks with the four for three discount, the most accurate .20 on the market. 
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2018, 09:59:10 PM »
I order these. Buy 3 get one free. No better deal out there & the packaging will blow your mind. Incidently; I knew we'd get you sucked in eventually. ;D

https://www.pyramydair.com/s/p/JSB_Diabolo_Exact_20_Cal_13_73_Grains_Domed_500ct/477

I bought a 20cal rifle from Marty, awhile back.  He said get these ^ and I did.    I took his word for it... that these were a good way to go and I bought 3,000 JSB Diablo Exact pellets in 20cal, from PA, with out having ever shot any.   Just like Marty said...They DO shoot very well.  I shot up 100 pellets the first day I got these and I was impressed with the gun and these pellets.    What ever Marty Says..You can take That to the Bank !     
I wish you..the best of luck with this rifle, in it's trial period.   I hope things work out for you.

Best Wishes  -  Tom

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22cal Crosman Summit Ranger NP2 (*My Best All-Round Hunter & Winter Gun*) 
117cal Hatsan Striker Vortex W/Edge Stock (*Excellent Snap Shooter & Good Winter Gun*)
22cal Benjamin Trail NP XL 1100 Magnum W/CDT GRT III Trigger (*My Most Powerful Rifle & Best "Rested-Shot" Hunter*)
20cal Vintage 1979 Sheridan Silver Streak (*MY FAVORITE FUN GUN*) (NicelyResealed&Rebuilt By Rob112o)(*My MOST ACCURATE HUNTER & SNAP SHOOTER*)
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117cal Chinese B-3 (My Mean Mongrel Junkyard Dog)
117cal Crosman 2100 (My Lightest Weight Hunter)
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2018, 10:14:17 PM »
Back in the 70's a person could walk into any gun shop and buy .20 pellets, many of your supermarkets were the same.  Walmart is good if you like Crosman pellets but I guarantee you there isn't any 20 cal.
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2018, 06:25:07 AM »
I order these. Buy 3 get one free. No better deal out there & the packaging will blow your mind. Incidently; I knew we'd get you sucked in eventually. ;D

https://www.pyramydair.com/s/p/JSB_Diabolo_Exact_20_Cal_13_73_Grains_Domed_500ct/477

I bought a 20cal rifle from Marty, awhile back.  He said get these ^ and I did.    I took his word for it... that these were a good way to go and I bought 3,000 JSB Diablo Exact pellets in 20cal, from PA, with out having ever shot any.   Just like Marty said...They DO shoot very well.  I shot up 100 pellets the first day I got these and I was impressed with the gun and these pellets.    What ever Marty Says..You can take That to the Bank !     
I wish you..the best of luck with this rifle, in it's trial period.   I hope things work out for you.

Best Wishes  -  Tom

Dang Tom, you need to patent that kindness gene of yours & sell it in pill form. Iíd be first in line. ;)
  • New Mexico
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 #19 on: June 15, 2018, 06:42:03 AM »
   I have owned a couple of high powered rifles in the past, that were odd-ball calibers, so I had to order the ammo for those. I am used to ordering online now, & prefer delivery to my door for everything, unless I am in a big hurry .
  Once in awhile I might run across a tin of .20 pellets in a retail store . They will always be Benjamin-Sheridan, which will shoot quite well in Sheridans. The JSB Exacts shoot a bit more accurately than B-S, but Benji's have a little more penetration, if you are a hunter. H & N Field Target are pretty good, too , & can sometimes be found at lower prices than the other two.  They are lighter in weight, so higher velocity. ENJOY your new rifle.
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