Need Recommendation On Pellets For 1977 Sheridan Blue Streak.



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Re: Need Recommendation On Pellets For 1977 Sheridan Blue Streak.
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2019, 12:01:19 AM »
Thanks to all for your great responses! I agree that these Sheridans shoot great and are very accurate.

Thank you 19Seridan57 for that link! They look as good as any and you canít beat the price. I went for them.

Another question. Do you folks pump your Blue and Silver Streaks up to the maximum of 8 pumps as Sheridan advised in their owner manuals or do you go for even more pumps like say 10? I remember when I had my original Blue Streak years ago, I always pumped it up to 10 pumps and sometimes even 12 looking for that extra power.

I have to admit, being much older now, ;), 8 pumps is about all I can handle now especially when shooting a lot.
I usually use 4, I don't need more than that for plinking.
Just because your gun can have x amount of power doesn't mean it always has to, for plinking you'll just wear your arms out.

Not criticizing anyone or anything, but I don't understand power modifications.
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Re: Need Recommendation On Pellets For 1977 Sheridan Blue Streak.
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2019, 10:01:57 AM »
I haven't tried any of the other rounds mentioned here & my guess is their just as good as JSBís. Problem is once youíve found a round that works you stick with it.

I use the same .22 JSB's in my Benji's (392,342, & 312). The impact on small game is like a Dan on Steroids. Talk about hammers! I take them out when I feel head shots might not be an option. Although when a head shot does presents itself...MAN! I've had a few bunnies get away from Dan shots to the vitals when a head shot doesn't present itself, but not from my Benji's. They might do the dance but that's about it. No doubt they didn't make it with shots from my Dan but not finding them makes for a huge disappointment in many ways.

The .20 cal JSB's over at Pyramid with the buy 3 get one free comes to $14.24. Their packaging is second to none & I've yet to find a bad pellet. Here's are my latest results with my '79 Dan at 10M & 4 pumps. I crank it up to 8 pumps (max) when hunting small game. Head shots leave them right where they stand.

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Re: Need Recommendation On Pellets For 1977 Sheridan Blue Streak.
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2019, 05:54:42 PM »
Many of us choose this principle: More pumps for more distance.  Thereís no need for 8 pumps on a squirrel or a can at 20 yards, for example. Three-four pumps are all I need for 20 yards. 

I donít have time to search right now, but there are a couple threads on this forum that give good examples of how many pumps to use and when.
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Re: Need Recommendation On Pellets For 1977 Sheridan Blue Streak.
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2019, 02:39:18 AM »
Good info! Thank you.

I remembered I had Beemanís R1 and R10 springers back in the day. Expensive, powerful and quality rifles but heavy and very large. However, the Blue Streaks and Silver Streaks were always my favorites. So light and compact yet still powerful and about 1/10th the price at the time! Iím very happy to get this one back!

One more question. Does anyone know where I can get a replacement roll pin for the cocking lever joint? It keeps slowly working itís way out. Iíve slightly mushroomed the ends but it still wants to start working itís way out after several dozen pumps.
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Re: Need Recommendation On Pellets For 1977 Sheridan Blue Streak.
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2019, 06:35:50 AM »
Good info! Thank you.

I remembered I had Beemanís R1 and R10 springers back in the day. Expensive, powerful and quality rifles but heavy and very large. However, the Blue Streaks and Silver Streaks were always my favorites. So light and compact yet still powerful and about 1/10th the price at the time! Iím very happy to get this one back!

One more question. Does anyone know where I can get a replacement roll pin for the cocking lever joint? It keeps slowly working itís way out. Iíve slightly mushroomed the ends but it still wants to start working itís way out after several dozen pumps.



Most any hardware store will have what you need.  3/16" x 1".  Try to file off that mushroomed part before driving the pin out.  If the hole in the end plug gets wallowed out, Mac1 offers a replacement one of steel.
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Re: Need Recommendation On Pellets For 1977 Sheridan Blue Streak.
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2019, 05:51:38 PM »
Thanks Terry.

Yeah, I thought after I posted that one could probably get roll pins at hardware stores. Iíd like to get a slightly oversized all steel one that would eliminate it working itís way out.
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Re: Need Recommendation On Pellets For 1977 Sheridan Blue Streak.
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2019, 07:22:53 PM »
If by slightly oversized you mean longer, than fine.  If you mean bigger than 3/16, then fuggedaboudit.

A new one of the correct size will fit more snugly than one that's been compressed in the gun for years.
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Re: Need Recommendation On Pellets For 1977 Sheridan Blue Streak.
« Reply #27 on: February 21, 2019, 05:58:34 PM »
Thanks for that Randy.
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Re: Need Recommendation On Pellets For 1977 Sheridan Blue Streak.
« Reply #28 on: February 21, 2019, 08:00:20 PM »
Glad to help.
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